We had picked out Remi at the Humane Society. She is a beautiful 4 1/2 year old Pointer. For the most part she minded well and was housebroken, but she wanted to chase our cats. So we looked for some training for her rather than have to return her.
The Humane Society had provided a list of trainers to contact. I chose Katherine because it said she came to the home. We booked a Saturday morning visit.
Katherine arrived on time and began her training by speaking to us. During the session she explained how and what dogs respond to and then she began training us on how to train Remi.
After the session, I took Remi out for her first Post Training walk and the difference was amazing! Prior to training, Remi was on an expandable leash and roaming everywhere, but always came back when called. She would chase after birds, rabbits and the odd noise. Now she walks next to me! And likes it!
She responded so well to the training (as we did, as well) that the transformation is amazing. I never thought it could be so easy to work with a dog and have them understand so easily what was expected of them.
Remi isn't quite to the point of totally ignoring the cats, but she doesn't go looking for them nearly as much and responds when growled at to come running.
Katherine was patient with Remi and my wife and I and got us all in tune with the training.
Remi had spent more time with me, so getting her to respond to my wife was important. Now, Remi responds to my wife and I in the same manner.
We are very pleased with Remi's progress, Katerine's methods, and Remi seems to be enjoying life even more in her forever home!
Bark Busters dealt with Other, Pulling, Recall, Separation anxiety
Trainer note from Elaina :
It's always a pleasure to meet and educate dog owners who are committed to having a happy, well behaved dog!