After our beloved pomeranian died, my husband and I adopted a beautiful chihuahua mix from the NSPCA. He was classified as a special needs dog due to past abuse and had already been returned twice. He was very fearful and aggressive with an overactive need to guard any object or space in our home, sometimes for hours, growling and snapping. He had bit my husband and had tried to bite me. We did see glimmers of a normal happy dog every once in a while so we knew he wasn't hopeless. Even with our love and attention, after having him for about a year and a half, his behavior had escalated to the point that he had taken over the household. This is when we called Bark Busters Christine Hanley. She is amazing! After just a few visits our little guy is like a new dog; calm, happy, and interactive without being aggressive. She gave us the tools to redirect his behavior and teach him how to act appropriately with gentle non-physical correction and lots of positive reinforcement. We had been doing so many things wrong. We recommend Christine highly even for dogs that other people have given up on like ours. Thank you Christine!