Hi Emma – I’m sure you’d like our referral to be short and sweet but I’m not sure I can do that 🙂 Your guidance has helped us in so many ways and made our days with our dogs much less stressful.
We were one of those dog people who bought a king size bed “for the dogs” and put the ottoman in front of the window “for the dogs”. Emma has taught us that we were the ones that paid for the bed and ottoman so we should be the ones to say who gets to use them and when. We learned that we were in control of the dogs and it’s not the other way around. On our walks now we set the pace and choose when to let the dogs pee, we’re not dragged from tree to post. Our training involved only a new leash and we didn’t have to buy expensive dog treats trying to bribe them, or buy any silly gadgets. We learned that a quick correction on their leash helps them to settle down and interrupt their behaviors enough that children can now pet them without being almost knocked down. Consistent training is mostly for the handlers because the dogs look back at you for direction. Emma brought her own dogs to help us with hands on training. She was always open to questions and showed us how to do things, over and over again if need be. My anxiety over other people or dogs approaching is much less now that I know my dogs are not in danger by over reacting to new faces. Also knowing what to look for in other dogs behaviors helped us visit the dog park for the very first time – in over 5 years. I never would have thought my dog would come when called at the dog park but he proved me wrong just two days ago, and this is all due to Emma’s teachings.
If you are looking for straight forward, hands on dog training look no further! Emma will educate you on how to handle your dogs and you’ll wish you found her number years soon. We’ve had our dogs for 5 years and in three weeks almost all of the bad walking behavior disappeared. Before we would avoid other dogs on our walks and now we search them out – just to say hello.