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Testimonials

Testimonial 36

We have taken two classes with Mary, with two different dogs. Both of our dogs are sweet and smart but were unable to focus while in public. Mary’s classes have made such a positive change in both our dogs’ behavior. Instead of holding our dogs back when we pass other …

Testimonial 35 - Rosie

My Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Rosie, was 4 years old and very sweet and loving but spoiled when we began lessons with Mary at Helping Pets Behave. It was frustrating for me because I adored my dog but not always her behavior. The result of my lack of training her …

Testimonial 34 - Poppy for Canine Good Citizen

While searching for a trainer to initially evaluate my Goldendoodle for the Canine Good Citizen test, I came across Mary’s website and liked what I read about her educational background and training philosophy. Even though Poppy (the above mentioned doodle) had passed beginner and intermediate training classes at another facility, …

Testimonial 33 - Bailey

I was referred to Mary in 2012 when my dog, Bailey, was 5 years old. He had begun reacting aggressively to people coming into our home and to other dogs when we were out walking. His anxiety was the cause of many of his problems so Mary gave us a …

Testimonial 32

I had a cat (2.5 year old male) for 1.5 years and decided to adopt another one (2 year old male). Their first week together was going decently well. Then things took a turn for the worst. There was a screaming cat fight every time the cats encountered each other! …

Testimonial 30 Update

Update on Snowy from Testimonial 30Debby S. from Stafford, VA wrote: “A few weeks ago, we had a couple of musicians over to the house whom Snowy had never met before. They arrived earlier than expected, and I hadn’t had a chance to put Snowy in her pen or in …

Testimonial 31 - TuPaw and Snoop Catt

Testimonial 31I was desperate when I reached out to Helping Pets Behave. In the 9 years I’ve shared my home with my two cats, TuPaw has destroyed 3 sofas and was increasingly refusing to use the litter box. While I had come to terms that as a cat owner, I …

Testimonial 30 - Snowy

Our rescue dog Snowy, a Jindo-Collie mix, came to us from a home where she did not have much socialization with people or other animals. We knew we’d have some challenges, but we weren’t quite prepared to address all of the issues we would need to face.We discovered she was …

Testimonial 29 - Piper

Before I met Mary Huntsberry, I was desperate: my usually very sweet four-year-old cat, Piper, had been acting out aggressively, to the point where I felt unsafe. Her attacks were increasing in frequency and intensity, and were especially alarming as I have a compromised lymphatic system—a bite or scratch from …

Testimonial 28 - Jillian

We rescued Jillian, a 4 year old German Shepard, in September. She was very friendly with me and my husband. However, she was a very nervous dog with multiple issues, including aggression towards dogs on walks, aggression towards people inside our house, and food guarding.We had tried obedience training, which …

Mary Huntsberry, MA

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

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