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Testimonial 65 - Agnes

I would recommend anyone who owns a dog to take the handling class. I have owned a dog my entire life and have worked with dogs as a veterinary technician for more years than I am willing to admit. As a veterinary technician and avid dog lover I have taken …

Testimonial 62 - Daisy and Sven

Mary has been a lifesaver to me and my two dogs! When I adopted Daisy as my first ever dog, I had no idea what I was in for. She was extremely fear-aggressive with everyone and everything, which led to bite incidents with my roommates. She was terrified of other …

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 …

Testimonial 43 - Raylan

I came to Helping Pets Behave when I realized that my dog’s obedient behavior in the house wasn’t coming with us outside in new settings. The Professional Handling for Everyday Obedience class taught me ways to help Raylan deal with his uncertainty around new things and places and how to …

Testimonial 40 - Ava, Kaia, and Achilles

I was introduced to Mary through a really good friend of mine. At the time I was dealing with two extremely dog aggressive pups and a 4 pound Chihuahua that was setting himself up to be injured through resource guarding. We started off with individual sessions for all 3 dogs. …

Testimonial 39 - Tara

I adopted my Beagle mix, Tara, when she was about 2 years old. She was a bag of bones and skittish, but also sweet and affectionate. For the first eight months or so, she seemed to adapt well to her new surroundings - she put on weight, and her coat …

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 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 27 - Ralphie

“Mary speaks dog, and in my professional opinion is a valuable asset to animal welfare…” - Brenda A. Klaunberg, VMDI sought Mary’s help in the spring of 2014. As a veterinarian, I have substantial knowledge of canine behavioral problems, but it is not my area of expertise. After adopting a …

Testimonial 17 - Jett

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 …

Testimonial 13 - Winnie

Our high-energy bull terrier puppy, Winnie, fractured her tibia when she was four months old, and had to be confined to her crate for most of the day. She was unable to play with other dogs and only went for short walks. We’re happy to report Winnie has since made …

Testimonial 11 - Elsa

I came to Mary for help with our recently rescued 4 year old GSD, Elsa. We believe she had come from an abusive environment and had an extreme fear of people. She didn’t want people to come near her, much less try and pet her or give her treats. She …

Testimonial 9 - Sundae

From the moment we brought our Shetland Sheepdog Sundae, home, we realized she was going to be a handful. She is the first dog we’ve ever raised and lived with, and we muddled through her puppyhood using books and website advice until the day a severe storm put a tree …

Testimonial 8 - Joey

It occurs to me that Joey (the magnificent) and I have taken several courses with Mary over the past 18 months or so. I’ve honestly lost count but know that we’ve participated in 5 or 6, including Hollywood Tricks, Hollywood Tricks II, Backyard Agility, Doggie Come Here (Right Now, Please), …

Testimonial 6

Before meeting Mary Huntsberry, I was feeling overwhelmed by all the books that were telling me the best way to raise my puppy. It reminded me of when I was a new mom! Just like then, everything I read was conflicting and totally convinced that it was the only way …

Mary Huntsberry, MA

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

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