Success Stories

Adding Some Rules and Structure to Help a Puppy Learn to Behave

Published Date: August 28, 2014

Finn is a five month old Irish terrier male pup.  His owner contacted me concerned about his demand barking, intermittent responsiveness, getting over excited and occasional nipping and play biting. When I first met Finn, he appeared to be your average puppy. He didn’t understand... Read More

Helping Eddie Get Over His Dislike of His Owner’s Boyfriend

Published Date: August 26, 2014

Meet Eddie, a seven-year-old Rat Terrier who was barking at and being somewhat anti-social to his owner’s boyfriend. Shortly after sitting down with Eddie and his owner, I watched the dog walk over and sit down right next to his owner’s boyfriend. She mentioned that location was Eddie’s... Read More

Teaching Auto Self Control

Published Date: August 22, 2014

I was called in to work with Auto, a four-year-old, German Shepherd who was becoming increasingly aggressive to people outside of his family. When Im dealing with a territorially or possessively aggressive dog, Ive found the best way to change the behavior is to help the dog see... Read More

Helping a Wheaten Terrier Learn to Listen to His Owners

Published Date: August 20, 2014

Sully is a very excitable one and a half year old Wheaten Terrier. His owner called me concerned about Sully’s nipping when over excited, counter surfing, door dashing and fence fighting with the neighbor’s dogs. When I arrived for the session, Sully was lunging at... Read More

Adding Rules and Boundaries to Help a Beagle Regain Respect for His Owner

Published Date: August 19, 2014

Max is a four-year-old male Beagle mix who barks a lot, begs and is starting to nip when his owner corrects him. After spending a few minutes with Max, I could tell he had very little respect for his owner. He jumped up on her... Read More

Using Positive Reinforcement to Teach Rex to Play Nice

Published Date: August 18, 2014

Rex is a eight-month-old Lab / Border Collie / Pitbull mix. His owners called me in to deal with his increasing physicality when playing and interacting with the members of the family. As soon as I arrived for the session, Rex jumped up on me... Read More

Helping Ginger Respect and Respond to the Members of her Family

Published Date: August 17, 2014

Ginger is a four-month-old Golden Doodle who’s owners asked me to help stop her from jumping up on the kids, play biting / mouthing and getting over excited. When I sat down to discuss the situation with her owners, I watched as each one of them instinctively... Read More

Adding Rules and Structure to Bring Balance to a Pack of Excited Dogs

Published Date: August 10, 2014

Boy did I have my work cut out for me with this pack of dogs. They are (from left) Peaches, Bear, Buddy, Bugs Bunny, Jackson and Rambo. When I first arrived for the session, this pack of six dogs was a blur. Jackson and Buddy... Read More

Helping Indie Get Over His Territorial Aggression

Published Date: August 7, 2014

Indie is a one and a half year old Boxer Lab mix who gets territorially aggressive with strangers. When I arrived for the session he was barking, but it was more an alerting style of bark. The thing is, Indie is a BIG dog. The photo really doesn’t do... Read More

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