Julie has been working with us and our two adult dogs since June 28, 2018. She has been coming to our home on a weekly basis or thereabouts.
Our dogs are unique, (I guess everyone feels that way about their dogs). Our big german shepherd dog came from a no kill shelter at age 2 and was in that shelter for about two years. So Big Jack did not have a good start and struggles to trust others, is very protective of us and our home. Zoei, our lab mix, is a sweet heart and in love with Jack but extremely high energy.
All this being said, Julie came in and gained Jack's trust and Zoei's attention on day one. Julie has educated us as owners (we feel in some ways we are the primary students and not the dogs at all). Julie is wise, knowledgable, patient, a real dog lover, insightful. She picks up the slightest of clues, movements and issues and make the needed changes for training success for us and our dogs.
She has done wonders in a few short months to help us enjoy our dogs much more and to have them enjoy us in a different and better way.
Recently we were out walking our dogs with Julie on a practice night. Two large neighborhood dogs got our of their yard and charged our dogs. Without hesitation, Julie sprang into action and with professionalism, skill, courage and control, protected us from the wandering dogs, controlled them in their charge and even herded them back into their yard and closed the breached gate. All in a seamless stroke of supreme dog handling. It left my wife and I speechless and I think even our dogs were impressed.
She has been so good for us and has enhanced our life with our dogs. Her tools will most certainly remain with us for the life of us with our dogs.
Sincerely, with gratitude
Dave and Celina Shelton