Testimonial 37

fear on walks fear aggression

I wish I had found Mary years ago. My 5 year old dog has fear and anxiety that had gotten worse with age. In addition to being afraid of dogs and people, she pulled, lunged, and barked at them when on leash. During the last two years, we couldn’t even go on walks. She’d put on the brakes or sit down and refused to walk more than a block. The list of triggers for fearful or threatening behavior went on and on. 

I tried training tips provided by trainers and took her to a Veterinary Behaviorist who prescribed medication. Nothing worked for extended periods of time until Mary!! In only two one-hour private sessions, Mary gave me the tools to work with my dog. We now calmly walk the entire neighborhood every day! We are both more confident and comfortable when walking and coming into contact with other dogs and people. 

My dog has a ways to go, but I am positive that with Mary’s help and guidance, she will be a “new dog.”

Linda N. from Gaithersburg, MD


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