Hi my name is David,
I rescued my Pit mix Logan from NYC. I was told he was tested with cats but when I picked Logan up and brought him home I was very upset to see saliva pouring out of his mouth as he tried to get at my friendly tabby cat!! He was so aggressive that I absolutely couldn't believe it!!! I tried everything, introducing them through a gate, a door with a window, on a leash. Logan wanted to get at him in the worst way. The horrible thing is my cat is like a dog and gets along with all animals. Logan got along with my other pit mix and my cooker spaniel so I feel like he never saw a cat in his life. One day I came in from outside and Logan had his head on a swivel trying to locate my cat. I reached out to the person who fostered Logan and he told me Logan had a very high prey drive and has brought back some dead animals.
I would cry at night as a grown man not knowing what to do and I didn't want to give up on Logan as he was already on the kill list at the ACC and he really became close with my other pittie. I begged people to please take him as I feared for the safety of my cat. I was given a name of a trainer by a woman in the county that does rescue work with dogs and she gave me a dog trainer's name so I called him. When we spoke he basically said I'm not going to waste my time and I'm not going to take your money because he has a high prey drive and it's in his DNA, nothing you can do. He was very pleasant but just felt as their was nothing that could be done. I cried all night and called my sister and she felt so bad. A few days went by and my phone rang and it was my sister, she says David I think I found someone who can help you!! I said dude please who? She said this lady Michelle Mccarthy from Barkbusters and I said OK please send me the info and she did. So I called and spoke to Michelle and went over everything and she made an appointment with Logan.
So the day comes and Michelle comes to my house to work with Logan. Here is the end result, after just 3 sessions I can leave the cat alone with Logan AND I even rescued a 2nd cat. Logan no longer tries to kill anyone but he does lick them to death, lol but when I call him he leaves the cats and comes. Michelle is AMAZING!!! we still have so much work to do with Logan but the home front is great regarding the cats. I'll be calling Michelle over for some other issues but the main issue has been nipped in the bud. I would tell anyone if your dog has any issues Michelle Mccarthy is the only 1 to call. I give her 5 stars. She's professional, caring, very knowledgeable, honest and she takes her time and has a phenomenal personality. She even found me a great dogsitter!!! THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression
Trainer note from Michelle :
THANK YOU SO MUCH, David, for your kind, heartfelt words! Wow. It was truly my honor to help you with Logan and get him adjusted into your fur family. I have loved hearing from you and being kept up to date on the progress you continue to make with him. This is why I do what I do and any time you need help, I'm here for you! ~Michelle