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Sansa was in a state of constant anxiety, pulling hard on the leash, whining and crying at other dogs and people. Nothing I did worked. Troy's methods not only instilled new habits in my baby girl, but in my own behaviors. I learned a lot about myself and how I can affect my dog's anxiety. Sansa is a completely new dog. She socializes with other dogs in a calm, polite manner. She is an absolute joy to take for walks and watch her explore the world's smells. I highly recommend Troy to all those who are struggling as pet owners. Troy helped us so much. Thank you Troy! ~ Cindi Maple
Aubie became aggressive, especially over food. We did a lot of research, trying lots of things, becoming more and more confused and frustrated, eventually we just tried to live with it and avoid it. After 4 bites, including my 5 year old niece, we had no choice but to crate him when anyone came over. I couldn't trust him. He was a liability. I reached out to people I trusted and was guided to Troy.
Since we live on an island in Mexico, Troy worked with us remotely on removing Aubie's anxiety and fear of strangers. Then Aubie bit me. As a last chance, we brought Troy to us. ... [read more]
While helping Aubie, Troy also provided free dog socialization sessions for islanders and their dogs. During these sessions, Aubie was off leash with 8 other dogs and their owners and handling it beautifully. He taught us all how to deal with not-so-nice feral street dogs that are often hanging around here. By the end of Troy's week with us, Aubie was snuggled up to him riding in the back seat of our golf cart. Every day, Aubie amazes me more and more in how much better he is. Aubie is still here, we can take him anywhere, and we are still a happy family. Troy saved Aubie and our family. Thank you Troy! ~ Marla Bainbridge
We adopted PJ from the Phoenix shelter when he was about 8 months old and initially tried/failed to do training on our own without outside help. We shopped around for a trainer and were very happy with our choice to do lessons with Troy. Troy quickly picked up on PJ's anxiety as well as our own actions contributing to unwanted behaviors and worked with us over the course of 6 weeks. We have seen a huge improvement with PJ and an overall calmer/happier dog. I would recommend Troy to anyone looking for lessons or even advice through an evaluation. ~ Bryan & Laura
My Bucho lunged and barked on the walks, got out of the backyard, and got into fights with other dogs. I watched Cesar Millan's Dog Whisperer and countless youtube videos, but I eventually gave in and looked for help. My Vet and another trainer said my dog would always be high strung and could only be managed with medication. After a year I was ready to give up. Then I found Troy, signed up for private dog training lessons and it wasn't long before Bucho was able to be out playing with Troy's dogs. Bucho is a new boy! Now we can go anywhere together! Thanks Troy! ~ Marc Redding
As a massage therapist, I have clients come to my home, so it's important I have a well behaved dog. Lucy has many health issues that affect her behavior and it became apparent I needed some help. Even though I've had dogs most of my life I really hadn't put much thought into why my dog is behaving a certain way. Sometimes in life it's worth the time and money to seek the help of a professional and this was a great investment for me. I have to say itís quite amazing to watch someone "read" a dog. Troy takes the time to explain behaviors and makes training look so easy. I find it refreshing to find someone that is so passionate about their work. I can see Lucy's excitement and desire to learn when heís around. Troy's biggest obstacle is to train me as I can be as stubborn as my bulldog :) Thanks Troy! ~ Heather Shiers
Canít say enough good things! Our boy Trigger slowly became, what we thought was, aggressive, and we didnít understand how that happened or how to control this lunging 85lb dog in public. We met with Troy for a consult, who said Trigger is not aggressive, but rather very anxious! The first step was understanding what was really going on with our dog. We did weeks of personalized one on one training, with great results. Troy was very knowledgeable and understanding, but also strict (which we ALL needed). It is not just about training the dog, it is also about training the owners. We still need to practice on our own, but thanks to Troy, we have the knowledge and tools help our boy. ~ Darcy Borg