Bear

Behavior: Anxiety

Christine,

We are in debt to you beyond words. We are very, very grateful that you came into Bear's and our life. You have gone above and beyond to help us in every way possible. The suggestions and tools you have given us have made an enormous difference in the health and behavior of our dog. You were there for us whenever we needed you. You make all aspects of dog training look incredibly easy! You have a true gift and we are lucky to have found you.

When we adopted Bear, a large German Shepherd, we were not sure how old he was or the true story behind his past. He was somewhere between one year and 18 months. We were having a very difficult time with Bear in several areas.

Then you came into the picture, we were struggling with the possibility of surrendering Bear because he was attacking our 4 cats and had to keep him away from them, he chewed the arm of our chair, destroyed a crate, was generally disobedient, counter surfing, following us everywhere and had severe separation anxiety. We could not leave him alone to go to work or anywhere else. We were both altering our work schedule to be home with him in shifts.

At our first visit, you were able to help us better understand why he was acting out, what we were doing that enabled him to continue this behavior, and what to do to correct it. In large part, we were the ones who needed the training!

With your help and suggestions, he has made great strides in coexisting with the cats, walking on the treadmill, walking with a slack leash, able to be left home for longer and longer periods of time without incident and getting a better grip on his place in our pack.

If we had just come to you to begin with, we would have saved a lot of money and stress. You showed us there was a light at the end of the tunnel. It is going to be a long road but we can definitely see that he is making improvements daily.

Thank you so much! It has been a pleasure working with you.
  • Marie & John Parisi