Dolly, 5 month old female golden bernedoodle. Dolly is a sassy girl! She's sweet and affectionate, but the poodle in her brings out the snarkiness, especially when it comes to being told what to do. It's not always easy for a dog to accept not being the leader, even when young. But with a firm, confident, yet affectionate approach, it can happen. With consistent follow-through at home, Dolly will get more comfortable with her role in the family (which is not being the boss!).
Bodie, 10 month old male black lab. Bodie is one of the happiest dogs you'll ever meet! He enjoys life and love, and even manages to make training bouncy and silly. Watch his video for the funniest Heel ever. Bodie sets a great example of how we may be strict about a dog doing what he's told to do, the first time asked, but if they want to make it a little goofy, that's totally ok!
1 year old female labradoodle. Charli is a sweet and happy girl that just loves life! But also entitled and rude to her mama. She would rear up and put her front feet right on her shoulders to let her know who's boss! It's hard for dogs that simply assume they're the boss to be told that they aren't. In time she'll adjust to her new role and even enjoy it as she learns that she's not being scolded all the time. Charli might be bossy, but ultimately she just wants her mom to be happy with her!
1 year old female yorkshire terrier. Ebee is such a doll! But was also on her way to being another little ankle biter. She has a darling personality, and her family knows it, and wanted to nip things in the bud. Ebee got her just in time! She learned fast and though not being the big tough girl scared her at first, she adjusted and is showing more and more confidence each day. Sometimes a dog that is becoming aggressive just needs to know that someone else is in charge and everything is going to be ok!
1 1/2 year old male bull terrier. Cooper is a playful, goofy boy and Lola's only doggie friend. He's stubborn and dominant-natured. And he gets bummed out when he can't have things his way! You'll see me be a bit firmer with him but also loving. Dominant-natured dogs sometimes have a hard time giving up their rank and submitting. It hurts their pride, but confident yet loving leadership makes it all easier in time.
10 year old female bull terrier. Lola is a darling old girl recently rescued by her new mama. She's not friendly enough with other dogs, but she's sweet as pie with people! She likely never had proper guidance growing up, which is often the cause of a good girl like her being surrendered. She needs a little extra guidance to maintain such big changes at her age, but her heart's in the right place and she's doing great!
1 year old male australian shepherd. Quigley is a maturing adolescent that was growing up to think he was his own boss. Though sweet and affectionate, he didn't think he had to listen to anybody! He also needed to be calmer and gentler with the grandkids. With training, he's learned to mind an authority figure and his owners now have the skills needed to keep him safe with the kiddos.
4 month old male golden retriever. Whiskey is a sweet, young puppy that just needed to learn the ropes! He has razor sharp teeth and a playful "anything goes" personality. With new vocabulary and expectations, his owners can now talk to him and guide him as he matures into a well-mannered gentleman.
7 month old male pit bull. Bullitt is a maturing oversized puppy with a happy yet hyper personality! He's past the young puppy stage and is finding himself. He struggles with a combination of willful stubbornness and insecurity, leading to naughty puppy behavior as well as frantic peeing when scared or excited. Training gives him the structure he needs to be both well behaved and more confident!
5 year old male goldendoodle. Chesney is Church's older brother and has a softer personality. He's a bit more of a follower, but he's also used to more or less doing as he pleases for the last five years. Training can help any dog get a new start, but follow-through is critical to overcome years of ingrained thinking and habits! Chesney's owner's have a goal of working him off-leash in the future. With continued practice and patience, we think he'll get there!
2 year old male goldendoodle. Church is an overgrown puppy that needed to learn a few manners! He already has a winning personality, so he only needed some rules and vocabulary to shape into the well-mannered little man his family knew he could be. He's happy to please but a little sneaky about trying to have things his way, so follow-through is important!