Summer is doing so good!!! We brought the pug home 3 weeks ago now and they have become inseparable big sister and little brother!! They have been awesome! Summer has calmed down so so much with having the puppy, I think it tires her out a little bit! She’s not jumping on guests anymore, only occasionally, but she gets down and goes back to what she was doing. She’s not mouthing at all anymore! She mouths with the puppy occasionally and if she was a little too rough the puppy will yelp and summer immediately stops and goes and lays down, I think she knows she was too rough and feels bad. The puppy will then go lick her and kiss her and they go back to playing! I’ve had so many compliments lately about how she’s improved in her socialization! Thank you so so so much!! You really helped to turn things around for us!!
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!!!
Melissa is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer in the Boston area and author of Considerations for the City Dog. She got in touch with questions about a service-dog-in-training she’s been working with. After I recently sent her some requested materials and answered more questions, she followed up with the email below. When I asked if I could post it on my website, she added further comments about working with me.
Sharon? You are amazing. You truly are a dog-send.
Wonderful ! Thanks so much,
Recent update from Katelyn Duda about her Rottweiler, Gibbs. We did day school lessons a year earlier.
Sharon’s lessons have stuck very well
Gibbs still does “leave it” if he thinks it will get him what he wants (the backed away stance in the photo)
All I wanted here was a cute shot to share his toy.
Thank you Sharon Wachsler his manners are still stunning