Hi Sharon. It’s Marie. Reese’s mom. I just wanted to give you a big thank you. We just passed a major test on our walk. We passed a flock of turkeys and a squirrel and a dog barking all at the same time. She looked over and perked up her ears. I told her to leave it and she walked on. I didn’t even have to tighten my grip on her leash.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Barn Hunt Judge
Owner and Lead Trainer
Just letting you know that your visit was exactly what we needed!
It was a great reminder to Neale and I about enforcing the right behaviors, and reminding ourselves that all we need to do is 15 min a day. And the Be a Tree lesson with Clara was INCREDIBLE! She’s excited to tell her friends when they come over.
I’ve ordered a second crate for upstairs in our bedroom, and bought an extra leash for tethering. Most of her meals/snacks today were out of the treat ball while in the play pen. It was great to be able to fold laundry and know she was occupied safely. We are going less aggressive with her walks and letting her focus on exploring.
I’m going to research a little about some cat training for Huey. I think he would like it and benefit.
I’m sure I’ll have some questions and whatnot, but I wanted to thank you for squeezing us in on short notice. It was 100% worth it!!
Shannon Bayless is a professional dog trainer in Georgia whose clientele are primarily pet dog owners. She consulted with me about working with service dog training clients. Here is the email she sent after our phone consultation.
Yours is the most useful consultation fee I’ve paid in a long time! I really appreciate the prep work you did and your generous sharing of documents before we even had our call. The call we had was packed with the exact, straightforward information I needed to proceed with more involved service dog training. Just as important, the questions you asked before our call made me look at some inefficiencies in my business and I was ready to hear your good advice on fixing those time and money leaks. Considering the tremendous value I just received, your consultation was a bargain! Thank you!
Shannon Bayless, KPA CTP
www.InTuneDogs.com – Training for Harmony
I look forward to working with you further. Was my pleasure.
Joelle got in touch for help with Hazel barking at and chasing cars and neighbors, coming when called, and killing chickens that got loose. Here’s what Joelle emailed at the end of five private lessons.
Thanks again! Penny and I really enjoyed the class and learned so much! I actually put my auto-response to use last weekend when we were out. I used the whole sequence (starting with the auto-response of “one moment” then the rest followed naturally)! Penny did great! A bit distracted but was able to refocus and stay focused while the woman insisted on asking me about service dog breeds etc LOL so that exercise in class got put to use right away. It’s definitely something I struggle with but it was soooo much easier since we had practiced it!!!
Wonderful ! Thanks so much,