Tom grew up with country dogs in Delhi and, for most of his adult life, handled dogs worth $30,000+ that had particular jobs to do. GiGi, on the other hand, grew up with little rescue dogs that her family spoiled and clothed.
Ammo, their English Labrador, combines Tom’s and GiGi’s worlds. They got him as a puppy which showed Tom how hard it can be for people like GiGi to have the patience and endurance to raise a puppy. Tom has learned how to be a bit more relaxed on family road trips with the dog, because…well…he wasn’t a $52,000 GSD investment. Because he is still a working dog for A+ Dog Training, Ammo doesn’t go to dog parks and pick up on bad habits. Instead, he goes on walks with every breed imaginable and takes an annual trip to one of the best pet expos in California. GiGi has learned not to spoil her dog with unhealthy table scraps but to spoil him with walks, runs, and training. And although Tom doesn’t think a Valentine’s tutu is something they should train the dog to wear, training him not to remove his reindeer antlers for Christmas events for the business is okay.
Ammo has taught Tom & GiGi to communicate through their differences and to compromise on what would be best for everyone in the family. This technique has been introduced to many homes with dogs and family members at their wit’s end with their goal to having a peaceful home in mind.
It is with this post that A+ Dog Training would like to wish Ammo a Happy 7th Birthday! Tom & GiGi thank God that Ammo was born and brought into their lives and they wish him many more birthdays to come!