Prior to training with Patti, Maeve nipped at our feet, barked constantly at animals and people, and would jump on anyone who came in the door. My kids couldn’t play basketball in our driveway without Maeve going crazy barking if she was in the house, and barking and jumping on them if she was outside. Now Maeve stays in a down position outside and lets the kids play in peace. During our meals Maeve is in a down/stay position and never hangs out by the table looking for scraps. Now when Maeve sees me get food from the fridge, she goes and lies down without even being told! I have learned from Patti to have high expectations for my dog – I expect Maeve to lie down during meals, to sit down when she sees me or when I put on her leash, to heal when we walk together, to greet people from a sitting position at the front door, to bark only once or twice and then stop once!