We are so grateful for Mary’s sessions with our dog Baxter. He had taken previous obedience classes, but his behavior did not improve. We adopted Baxter from a rescue about 2 years ago and over the 2 years we had noticed he was extremely skittish and shy. He would cower, back away, and even bark when someone reached over to pet him. He has always been extremely friendly and loving to our family and those who we invited into our home, but his behavior towards strangers concerned us.
We had two sessions with Mary who was able to witness the behavior and provide a very thorough assessment. She put together a training plan for us, specific to Baxter’s needs. The training plan was very different than what was provided by other trainers in the past. After a few week’s on Mary’s plan we saw a huge difference in Baxter’s confidence. He was able to walk by others, humans and dogs, without showing any fear. He has started to approach strangers with a wagging tail. We know his confidence will continue to grow as we continue with her plan.
We are grateful for the training advice that Mary has given us!
Eileen K. from Gaithersburg, MD
Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
Elite Fear Free Certified Professional
Montgomery County, MD
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