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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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
“Working with Alyssa fundamentally changed our relationship with our dog.”
We came to Alyssa when we struggled with our dog Kayla showing aggressive behaviours towards our cats, and came away… Read more ““Working with Alyssa fundamentally changed our relationship with our dog.””
“I feel so much more productive when training with my dog!”
She took the time to learn all about my rescue and then we worked together on a solid training plan.… Read more ““I feel so much more productive when training with my dog!””
“Without Alyssa, I would have given up on my rescue dog.”
Having the right trainer is so critical to your dog family’s success and she is the one! Most trainers wanted… Read more ““Without Alyssa, I would have given up on my rescue dog.””
“Alyssa was so amazing, friendly, and easy to work with.”
I was seeking training services to develop a better relationship with my hyper canines (2 yo blue heeler and a… Read more ““Alyssa was so amazing, friendly, and easy to work with.””
“Incredibly structured training.”
I’ve been working with Alyssa on separation anxiety for a few months now. I’m only at the beginning stages of his training,… Read more ““Incredibly structured training.””
“Alyssa helped our pup get re-socialized with other dogs.”
Our male Maltese mix (Wally) was bitten by another dog when he was less than 1 year old. Although the… Read more ““Alyssa helped our pup get re-socialized with other dogs.””
“Alyssa is the most competent dog person I have ever met!”
As my husband succinctly said after our puppies’ first session with Alyssa, “She is the most competent dog person I have… Read more ““Alyssa is the most competent dog person I have ever met!””
“We Trained on Skype. Incredible!”
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“Alyssa has been amazing to work with.”
We came to her with an issue of reactivity on the leash and a situation that required a flexible trainer,… Read more ““Alyssa has been amazing to work with.””
“We saw a difference after one session.”
We saw a noticeable difference in our dog’s behavior after just one session. Strongly recommend! Alyssa is awesome! We have… Read more ““We saw a difference after one session.””
“I’ve tried other dog trainers…”
Alyssa has truly helped me better understand how to communicate with my dogs and is an amazing dog trainer. She… Read more ““I’ve tried other dog trainers…””
“Alyssa is a ‘TRUE’ dog whisperer.”
“Alyssa has been a pleasure to work with. I have two mini-poodles which I adopted from a rescue. Through positive… Read more ““Alyssa is a ‘TRUE’ dog whisperer.””
“Alyssa has changed our relationship with our dog for the better.”
“We cannot recommend Alyssa enough. As first time dog owners, our adopted 7 month husky-lab mix was a huge challenge.… Read more ““Alyssa has changed our relationship with our dog for the better.””