Kathleen gave me encouragement on the initial phone consultation and even more encouragement after our first session that my two dogs and I were not beyond hope. My five-year old black Lab, Kodi, and six-year old Rottweiler mix, Jade, have been a handful since we adopted them a year apart. Each was 18 months old at the time. They barked/lunged/growled and pulled whenever a walker, biker or other dogs went by. Neighbors would avoid me when I had the dogs. The “girls” were so high energy and scary that some of our friends were afraid to visit.
After practicing what Kathleen taught us, I have been able to walk the girls without having to avoid other dog walkers and can even chat a little. Several neighbors have commented on the change in my dogs’ behavior. I no longer feel I have to time my dog walking to avoid everyone else!