Where do I start? From the minute I talked to Paul on the phone I knew he was the one for us! A couple of days later he came to our home and met our Lily and Putter. He was able to observe their behavior and talk to us about different plans. Not only did he we feel confident in what he was talking about but we felt his compassion and devotion towards our babies. This is definitely not just a job for him but a passion. We opted to board and train both of them.
Lily is our 3 year old. She WAS completely out of control. Lily had become quite aggressive and many times we couldn’t even walk past her without her growling and jumping at us. I had been bitten by Lily a few times just putting her harness on her (drew blood once). Outside walking her had become more than a chore. She would jump on anyone that came near us and then started barking and showing aggression towards outsiders as well. Lily was in full control of our home and lives. I was at my end.
Putter is our 2 year old. I was not planning on getting any training for Putter until my husband suggested it. Putter’s issues WERE his walking me and showing aggression towards any other animals. Keep in mind that Putter is only 10lbs. but had no fear towards a 100lb. dog. I had thought as long as I held on to him he would be fine.
All in all both were out of control. On the day Paul came to pick them up all I could do was cry and almost backed out (Thank God I didn’t).
Paul was amazing with keeping us updated on their progress. Over the course of the 2 week training he would text us to let us know how they were and we received many pictures and videos. We always seemed to have questions (I have to admit now some were pretty silly). Paul without hesitation answered all of them.
Lily and Putter are home and for the first time in a LONG time we are enjoying them. The first couple of days we were a little nervous trying to maintain what they had learned but again Paul never let us down. They tried to revert back to their old ways but Paul trained us as well! What we also really love is Paul is not done with us. Not only is this a lifetime commitment for us but him as well.
Lily has showed no signs of aggression and has stopped jumping on everyone. Putter no longer walks me and shows no aggression towards other animals. We are all so much calmer and happier now. They sit, stay, heel, place whenever asked. They are receiving positive attention now and are loving it.
I can’t thank Orlando Dog Wizard enough for helping us make our home happy again.