Dog Obedience Training Testimonials
Kristen, Scott and Satchmo
Since training with Anna, we are enjoying a much
closer and calmer relationship with our little buddy, Satchmo.
We can now have
guests into our home without worrying about how to control
behavior (jumping, barking, etc). Friends have told us that the
change is unbelievable! We also feel more comfortable traveling
with him, and bringing him into new environments. Overall, he
is much calmer and waits for US to make the decisions. We now
confidence that he will obey our commands, especially when we
are out hiking and enjoying nature. The strategies that we
have allowed all of us much more freedom! Anna truly taught us
the skills we needed in order to communicate with our dog. Satch
thanks Anna for all of her hard work and for believing in him
-- and he is especially glad to be rid of the loud voices and
that used to be a part of his life!
Kristen and Scott
I was really glad you were there when I had my “wardrobe
malfunction” yesterday. It might have taken me weeks to realize
I had messed up the dials on the transmitter. It had been working
shortly before & I think I must have shoved it in my (not baggy)
pants pocket & turned the dials. Such a simple thing & in
my ignorance I might have attributed the problems to Buster.
When we made the trip to the PSA event I was telling you I really
need ongoing coaching with the e-collar. Your simple reminder to
keep the stimulation on until he’s coming was invaluable
to me. I understand the principles but I don’t behave intuitively
yet. I know that’s a matter of practicing but as Lin says, “practice
makes permanent” & Buster already has so much unlearning
Anyway, between your reminder & Lin’s caution about keeping
the activity level of the pack down (which I've intuitively known – but
seldom practiced) I was able to give Buster a lot of freedom last
night & today (we just got home about an hour ago.) So thanks
Also, thanks for asking the shelter/rescue question on my behalf.
I would like to talk with you about the other shelters you were
mentioning. I think it’s time for me to make a plan.
Hello there, I just read your article
in the journal and was very excited. We have been more in tune
ourselves that the a lot of the behavioral changes the owners are
seeing or have seen in their dogs is due to food issues, or the
result of organ changes from being on foods that are undesirable.
So one of the first questions we ask is what type of food are you
feeding your dog.
I worked as a vet tech for a great deal of my life before helping
Adam with the business, and wasn’t aware of the vaccine and
Thyroid issues, but looking at some of our current clients that
aren’t able to achieve over the top results especially in
the fear relm it makes perfect sense and we are going to start
suggesting a thyroid test, I can think of a very fearful golden
retriever right now that has come a long way, but still isn’t
quite right. She is a rescue, probably a puppy mill. ?
I was wondering if we could use your article as information for
our clients. It is difficult to try to copy it from the actual
journal and they don’t have it posted on the IACP website
as a reference. Is there a way I could get it off your website,
or you could email us a copy?
Thanks again for the information
Valerie Witherspoon IACP Member #2361
Thanks again for helping me with Ellie! I hope you enjoyed her
company and that she wasn't too much to handle. She has had a
couple of accidents, but I think it's because of all the change.
It seems like she does know, but just needs to be reminded. I'm
actually extremely pleased that she doesn't make a single noise
when I put her away for the night. Attached are some of the pics
I took while at your house. I'll update you again in a week.
Thanks again! Please thank your husband as well! Hope training
with the new dog goes well!
Just to update you... It's only been one day, but I've been extremely
pleased with Ellie. The smaller housing for her seemed to have
worked. She went back all three times intentionally, it appears,
to go potty. Yesterday she was in a puppy day care all day so
I couldn't see what was happening over there, but I'll ask the
to report back to see if she's using pads eventually.
I'm going to keep up consistency and hopefully it'll become habit.
She's also extremely good with sit commands. :)
I'll keep you posted. Thanks again.
Thank you so much for training Scooter. We appreciate all your
hard work. Scooter is sure going to miss you and his 2 new buddies.
Thanks again for everything.
Jerry, Dee and Scooter
Thanks Anna for all your help,
patience and wisdom that you shared with our family. It has proven
invaluable and time well spent! Henry thanks you as well! God Bless!
Debbie, Henry and Family