Victoria Stilwell is a veteran dog trainer. Victoria has a show called It’s Me Or The Dog, where she helps owners with dog problems. However, sometimes her help extends beyond solutions for pets. She also offers advice for a healthy family dynamic.
Victoria met with a woman named Stacey, who had six chihuahuas. The dogs have an issue with defecation. They poop and pee inside the house and are not properly potty trained. Victoria wants to solve that problem by teaching Stacey how to train the dogs to defecate outside the house instead.
Before the training, Victoria met Stacey’s ex-husband, Stevens. He had a weird habit of letting the chihuahuas lick the inside of his mouth. Victoria found this utterly disgusting.
The trainer sat down with Stacey and Stevens to talk about their dynamic. Apparently, Stevens still loves Stacey and tries to win her back constantly. However, Stacey had made it clear that they will never get back together.
After understanding the family dynamic, Victoria went on to address the peeing problem with the dogs. The house was littered with pee pads. The trainer took all of those pads outside and allowed the dogs to come with them. It was a way to let the chihuahuas know that they need to defecate outside the house, not inside.
Victoria also sat down with Stevens and talked to him about his behavior around Stacey. The trainer gave Stevens some advice. She thinks he should move on and find someone else to fall in love with.
Of course, the trainer is also doing this for the sake of the dogs. If the dogs are in a stressful family environment, their behavior will also reflect that. Stevens’s constant presence inside Stacey’s home can add to the stress the dogs feel.
After a while, Stevens made up his mind and told Victoria that he would follow her advice. Victoria had a lot more to do to address the chihuahuas’ problems, but at least one problem got solved. Watch the entire video below.
Video courtesy of It’s Me Or The Dog via YouTube.