“When you have two large dogs, you need to be confident and in control, I was neither. I had found Pawsitive Focus through my vet’s office. I was anxious to get started. I called Stacy, and set up our first session. At our first session Stacy’s explanation and execution of each command was straight forward. She gave clear and precise verbal and visual instruction. After our very first session, my “boys” were walking nicely. Soon after, they were able to sit, stay, and lay down. We set boundaries in my house. Those boundaries permitted me to open my front door. The boys were able to see who was there and what was going on. They were calm while still being on the “ready” if I needed them. Enforcing boundaries and commands also allowed kids to enter my house without being pushed around, jumped on or licked. By the end of our sessions, the boys were certified as Canine Good Citizens. Now that the boys have manners we have been welcomed into the homes of friends and family in Baltimore, Washington DC, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. It is such a great relief, to me (and my wallet) to be able to travel together instead of trying to find a dog sitter, kennel, or boarding facility. The boys’ biggest test, was having to stay without me at my parent’s house just south of Buffalo, NY during the 120 day waiting period before flying to Hawaii. With no fences, acres of land to run on, plenty of ponds to swim in, and an endless bounty of new smells and wildlife; the boys listened and responded to my parents commands, as if I were giving them. The boys are now in Hawaii, and will continue on their journey to become Therapy Dogs. We couldn’t have done any of this without Stacy. Her dedication and belief in us provided the opportunities needed for our relationship to flourish. I now have the dogs I always wanted, and I can’t thank you enough! Neither can the boys, as they now have structure and balance in their lives!”

Theresa S., Richlands, NC

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