Author: steve@medianut.net

There have not been any aggressive acts or lack of compliance with our commands. He seems to be fine with this new status. He actually seems to be looking for praise. He will come up to me, and not jump on me, instead going into a forced sit position. I will then praise him heavily. He periodically jumps when he is excited. This is happening less frequently as the days pass. We had my niece and her family over on Sunday. When they arrived we had a hard time keeping Buffie from jumping on them. But he stopped. On their…

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Patty at Perfect Manners Dog Training is wonderful! We have a new golden retriever puppy who surprised us with her aggressiveness and dominant tendencies. We were at wits-end and thought we would not be able to keep her. Patty took August for a weekend of training/boarding and the results were amazing. August came home a compliant, loving puppy… the puppy we had hoped for! Friends and family are amazed by the transformation. Patty has taught us a lot. We are very grateful! Susan

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First I want to tell you that we took Dori on the river last week. We were all so relaxed and had a great time. Once we put her life vest on everyone assumed she was in search and rescue training because she was bright orange and incredibly well behaved. After that we ended up at Petco looking for the back pack you suggested we try. It happened to be adopt a dog day so I had to maneuver Dori past a large group of dogs. She did okay. I know we’ll have to work harder at that, but using…

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It was hard to admit I couldn’t ‘control’ my dog, but desperation pushed me to call in a pro. Once Sandy arrived all that changed. He fully understands the nature of dogs and how owners can harness that. My worst moment of feeling like a failure while being honest about the problems we were experiencing was better than the best day I’d ever had with my dog before Sandy came. He doesn’t make you feel bad, but rather capable and informed. He’s a true dog whisperer, focused on helping you enjoy life with your dog the way it was meant…

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I think I’ve figured out Sandy’s method. He must have came with a van full of well-trained dogs, and when he took Sparky out for a walk, he spray-painted one to match and switched them out. The walks are such a pleasure now, as opposed to the tug-of-war we’re used to. He’s testing me occasionally, which I expected; but I’m doing my homework and he’s responding beautifully. I know none if this is a surprise to the trainer, but Sparky seems so much happier and he’s calmed down immensely, as I saw even during Sandy’s visit. Thank Perfect Manners so…

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