My 10 month old bernedoodle – Lily- and I needed help. Lily had sailed through puppy socialization classes back in Durham before we moved to the area but somewhere around 5 months she began morphing into a jumping, digging, pulling and sometimes showing aggression towards my senior golden. She began ignoring verbal commands. I had to lock her up when the doorbell rang. She went to doggie camp a few times during the week but walks became dreadful with the lunging and pulling.
I spoke with Renee over the phone for a long time and she patiently answered my numerous questions and addressed my concerns regarding leaving Lily for two weeks. She invited me out to the farm to see more of what the training would involve. A couple of weeks later I dropped her off – it was hard, as Lily and I had never been separated except for her spay. During the 14 days, Renee sent me daily photos or updates through text or video clips and though I was impressed, I must admit I was a bit skeptical. On the tenth day Renee brought Lily to my house for a visit and some lessons for me to practice to prepare for her return. She was a transformed dog and I was seeing it right in front of me! She was calm, centered, obedient….walking beautifully on her leash. It was truly amazing. I could tell they had developed a close bond with Renee which made me know she was being not only trained, but cared for and loved.
I picked Lily up this morning. After a short two weeks, she is truly a different dog – actually the same wonderful, crazy, exuberant puppy but with a new set of beautiful behaviors. Renee patiently taught me the lessons I would need going forward with Lily.
I could have taken a little vacation for the cost of this but the way I look at it, I’m going to be on vacation forever with Lily as long as I keep up my practicing. To be able to have company come over, to be able to let her explore her world freely yet be safe (this is something that we build on) – these things are priceless to me and make every day more joyous! Additionally, I’ll be able to take Lily out for additional training if needed as well as go to the socials once this current pandemic has passed.
I just couldn’t recommend Renee and her training more. This morning I actually asked her if she would be willing to take and rehome Lily if something happened to me with this virus. That’s how much I trust her.
I am one very happy and satisfied customer! Thank you , Wilmington Dog Wizard and Renee. You’re the best!💕