I have a 5-year old rescue Border Collie named Jett who came with many issues – extremely reactive to noises, cats, dogs, any distraction really, and with a strong prey drive. One trainer told me it might be best if he was put down because he’s a hard case. With Mary’s help over the past year, including individual and small classes, Jett is now friendly with our cat! Amazing!
We have gradually moved up to Mary’s small weekly classes to focus on his fear of other dogs, where Jett is slowly improving, calmly working long distance from other dogs. Mary sends out weekly e-mails recapping class so it’s easier to continue training all week. All classes highlight the positives and honor the dog. Other owners are known to compliment each others dogs’ progress. Very supportive as I work toward a more confident, focused dog.
I hope Jett and I can return to agility; he’s already a more relaxed, happier dog. He now wags his tail and follows me around the house. Small steps but progress!
Kathie L. from Crownsville, MD
Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
Elite Fear Free Certified Professional
Montgomery County, MD
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