...we adopted our dog, Abby from the Oregon Dog Rescue Group. She is a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix and a great addition to our family, which includes our seven year-old Chihuahua male dog named Cooper. With the new addition to the family, we were all concerned and eager for Abby to begin developing positive behavior patterns within the family, so we contacted James to observe and work with us.
With a detailed action plan, James had us on the road to solving some fear and aggressive issues that had been displayed at home and on the walks. His insights have given me many “aha” moments, and truly helped us all be better pack leaders. Abby was a very fearful dog, afraid of humans, other dogs, and any loud or sudden noises. She is now a different dog than when we got her. Each week she becomes more confident and now welcomes people to our home! She will actually sit next to them and let them pay attention to her and pet her. Although she is still fearful of loud noises on the walks, this too has diminished.
Cooper is now a completely different dog on the walks as well. Instead of straining on the leash, he walks, loose leash right next to me or just behind me. His aggression towards other dogs he meets has diminished significantly, and walking him is so much more enjoyable. Now, I really look forward to our hour-long walks.
James has given us the confidence to instill new habits in our dogs' behaviors, and has taught us insight into dog psychology as well. He's given us helpful instruction to truly change the lives of our dogs and each member of the family as well!
His passion for the dogs is inspiring! I look forward to working with James in the future to further our needs with Abby to help her be the best she can be. THANKS James!