case stud·y

/ˈkā(s) ˌstədē/

a process or record of research in which detailed consideration is given to the development of a particular person, group, or situation over a period of time.

Korean Jindo

Lucky’s family hoped to take him out for peaceful walks, but he was too fearful to leave the house. He was also becoming aggressive when anyone attempted to groom him and was guarding the food bowl from the other resident dog, his own mother …

Result

Lucky went through training that built confidence and trust. His family was amazed that he began to exhibit curious and friendly behavior that was not common when he lived in a constant state of fear.

Doberman Pinscher

Apollo’s family had a 1.5 year old boy and a second baby on the way. His parents dreamed of a calm, confident guardian, and family dog. Instead, Apollo was riddled with anxiety when left alone. He jumped and barked for attention and playtime. They feared he would seriously hurt someone with his hyper-active behavior.

Result

Apollo went through training that built up calm, engaged behavior in the house, with the kids, even when he wanted to play. His family now looked forward to walks, and were proud to see how training helped him adjust to life with little humans.

Pit Bull

Diablo would bark and lunge every time he saw another dog. His parents had worked with another trainer, but despite their commitment, training felt as though it hit a dead end. Unsure of how to proceed the other trainer referred them to me. They lived in a more urban environment, other dogs were …

Result

His family learned about some simple changes that would help establish stronger motivation in training. Once Diablo was enthusiastically engaging in training, we were able to incorporate dogs into the pictures with great results. Diablo learned to check-in when other dogs appeared on walks and learned how to recover in more challenging real life scenarios, when a trigger pushed him over-threshold.

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