“Kenneth and I want to express our appreciation for the outstanding training you have done with our German Shepherd Dog, Molly, and with us. Molly’s behavior was unstable when he brought her to you. She was always a loving dog but was alternately hesitant and aggressive. She had been well socialized as a puppy and we had taken her through various stages of dog training with classes leading to her AKC Good Canine Companion certificate. But in spite of this, she was not always obedient not really very comfortable around other people and dogs. She would jump up on family members almost knocking them over. We had tried all the suggestions to correct this behavior without success. When she suddenly took off after a dog that was barking behind a fence, knocking me over on the asphalt path causing my glasses to break and cutting me severely on my forehead, I knew I couldn’t trust her to walk with me again. Even my grown children did not want to be around her anymore.
We were at our wits end. Fortunately, I-Guard International was recommended to us by several persons. After your evaluation of Molly, you assured us that you could not only correct her behavior but that she would be a much happier dog. It didn’t seem possible.
Putting Molly in training with you was the best decision that Kenneth and I ever made regarding a dog. After four weeks in training Molly came home a truly changed dog! She is now a stable, happy and truly obedient dog. She is a delight to be around. We walk with her confidently, knowing that she is listening to us, still interested in all that is going on but no longer being intimidated by all the activity around her. And she is now stable around other people and dogs. In fact, she truly enjoys going with us to the local Farmer’s Market where we receive compliments on her calm and friendly attitude as well as her good looks. No more jumping up and almost knocking over family members. It’s hard to believe this is the same dog! The best part of all is that she is so happy. She is so much more confident and relaxed. She truly enjoys just being Molly.
Training Molly isn’t all that you have done. Your working with us as well and helping us to understand Molly’s needs has brought us even closer to our dog. You have given us the tools and confidence to work with Molly so that we can be sure that she will continue to be a delightful and happy dog. And your assurance that you are only a phone call away if we need any help is most reassuring. Thank you, Nick. We recommend you without reservation to anyone who needs help with a problem dog. You have been a wonderful friend as well as a wonderful trainer.”
Carmen L. Jackson