Following our In-home consultation a few months ago, I am so pleased with the results that I wanted to extend my utmost thanks.
My previously barky, jumpy, leash-straining dog is now demonstrating beautiful house manners and actually paying attention to what I want when we go for walks. We had been to obedience classes previously to try and learn some leash manners and help with our other behavioural issues, but they didn’t really teach us how to communicate effectively with our dog. It helped a little bit with walking her – they sold us a head halter – but that was a short-term solution, using just one tool, whereas you gave us the full toolbox! I never would have thought I would be able to ask her to walk to heel without a pocket full of tasty treats. Now, I would expect nothing less. She has graduated off the head halter onto a regular collar and I can even walk her off leash using just my voice to keep her in heel. A far cry from the dog who didn’t seem to realise that I was even along on the walk, let alone in control of it.
The best part about it is that now she is so lovely to walk, we take her out more often and she is a calmer, happier dog when she has had proper exercise and stimulation. After a single consultation with you, we learnt how to communicate which behaviours were unacceptable, gently but effectively. She responded so quickly once she understood what was being asked of her. Your practical suggestions were tailored to our home environment and also helped us to identify the causes for some of her more special behaviour.
I would consider your consultation to be the best investment in my dog’s training to get life-long results and support if needed, and saved us from a future of frustration, anger, and embarrassment at our dog’s unruly behaviour. We now get comments from strangers about how well behaved she is, and I don’t hesitate to recommend you at every opportunity.