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 much for this doggy miracle! I will not hesitate to recommend Sandy to anyone I know who can benefit from his service.