We've had dogs all our lives, and considered ourselves pretty knowledgeable about dogs and dog behavior. We read the books, get the magazines, put into practice all the positive training methods we read about. But our dogs still had us trained to do what they want, and we were putting up with some really annoying behaviors (we were usually deaf after a car ride with our 3 guys, fixing the dogs' meals was an incredibly loud and frustrating activity). After one session, we were able to fix the dogs' meals in a calm and quiet way, and our first car ride with them after the training was much better. We are still applying what we've learned, and hope that the next few weeks will show greater and greater improvement (on our parts as well as the dogs').