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Testimonials

Testimonial 55 - Winnie

When I adopted my Pomeranian/Chihuahua, Winnie, in September 2016, she was a senior pup who had recently been given up for adoption. While very sweet and affectionate the overwhelming majority of the time, I started seeing another side of her within a month of bringing her home. Her attacks increased …

Testimonial 54 - Sadie

Sadie, Belgian Malinois, adopted from breed rescue –When we came to Mary four months ago, we were quite despondent. Our dog had just attacked and nearly killed our neighbor’s small dog and we were at the absolute end of our rope.Before finding Mary we had consulted with 3 other trainers, …

Testimonial 53 - Rummy

We’ve had Rummy for three years, but we only moved to the city a year ago. Before moving to the city, Rummy was loving, bubbly, and generally calm and quiet. Once we moved to DC, Rummy became very anxious so we called Mary. Mary was very easy to have in …

Testimonial 52 - Sasha and Jax

Working with Mary Huntsberry was the best decision we could make, for ourselves and for our 2 dogs!! Mary has the expertise (wow on the credentials!), and a wonderful way of relating with you, your pet(s), and understanding your unique situation. The result is that Mary effectively guides you to …

Testimonial 51 - Baxter

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, …

Testimonial 50

Walking your dogs can be fun!After 3 years of working with over-priced canine behaviorists and ineffective dog “trainers”, my dogs and I found Mary. Now, my formerly fear-aggressive male is a new boy and my over-protective barking female is a new girl. Mary’s practical techniques, easy-to-use equipment, and gentle encouragement …

Testimonial 49 - Lizzie and Gizmo

We contacted Mary because we were at a loss on what to do with our two cats. Lizzie and Gizmo are siblings from the same litter. The rescue wanted them adopted together because Gizmo was so attached to his sister. A few months ago, something happened and Lizzie decided to …

Testimonial 48 - Muffin

Mary at Helping Pets Behave is an absolutely phenomenal trainer. We learned so much about handling our little Morkie, Muffin. In my opinion, the way to tell if a trainer is good is by watching your dog. Our dog Muffin was so excited when we pulled into Mary’s driveway. She …

Testimonial 47 - Rami

I sought Mary’s help after taking in a stray adolescent cat. Rami was extremely affectionate with people, but he was behaving aggressively toward our two older cats, Kali and Feyla. At the time, I didn’t realize Rami’s behavior was aggressive – I thought he was just an overly-playful (if annoying) …

Testimonial 46 - Lucy and Gracie

I am writing to say how thankful I was to take Mary Huntsberry’s Helping Pets Behave classes. Over the years I had taken classes from pet stores, read books from the library and watched TV shows but none of the information made as much sense to me as the instruction …

Mary Huntsberry, MA

Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
Elite Fear Free Certified Professional
Montgomery County, MD

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