My Dog Training Reviews by real clients—I love Dogs!
Gerard had been a true blessing for our dog!
He has had much formal training, yet after being attacked twice he developed a fear of other dogs. He also had other fear issues related to wind, high pitched sounds, and anything he sees that is unfamiliar such as a log floating in water. He would growl, pant, and bark for seemingly no reason. He is a smart dog, knowing all commands well, but when fearful he then ignored, almost seemingly forgot everything he knew. We like to travel and were not happy boarding him knowing he is stressed with other dogs and his behavior was unpredictable. We discussed medications but felt his behaviors was something we may be doing and did not want to ‘drug him up’ unit we explored ways to possibly reduce his fears and slight separation anxiety.
The best part about in home training is our dog was not stressed by the sounds and smells of other dogs which is what we had when we took him to training facilities. Gerard got to know him and get him to trust him in his environment before we introduced him to stressful situations. Our dog loved him and responded to him immediately. Gerard was firm but gentle with him, and gave us homework, which we needed.
Gerard traveled with us to stores and dog parks, even riding in our car so he could see how anxious our dog was in the car. He took the time to get an overall picture and sense for the dog instead of a cookie cutter regimen of dog training. What impressed me the most was him saying each dog is unique therefore they do not all respond to the same training method.
Gerard has multiple contacts as well; therefore he can cross services to meet your dog needs. This had never been offered to us before. He was recommended by our vet, therefore when we agreed he needed medication we were very comfortable with that decision and so was the vet.
Gerard advised proper socialization to reduce fear around other dog. We were hesitant as we were unsure of how our dog would react. Gerard actually met us at a doggie day care/boarder to make sure we were comfortable with her and assess our dog around other dogs to ensure he was providing us with the correct rehabilitation plan. He made sure our dog as well as we ,were in an environment he could learn to trust other dogs, which is what he needed. We have felt so comfortable with Gerard, he is so sweet! It is evident he wants you to succeed and does the very best he can for your dog. I have been very impressed! Highly recommend!
via – Cori B.