As the loving parents of a Pit Bull, we feel extremely responsible for making sure our dog behaves well at all times, and we worry that one wrong move in public can have serious consequences. Jody helped us understand that barking and growling that seemed like “aggression” when we were out walking on leash was really just fear, combined with over-excitement.
It took awhile to build confidence and relaxation (in all of us!) but Jody was patient, knowledgeable, and constantly reassuring. Throughout the training process, we always knew we were on the right track and had the support we needed when setbacks inevitably happened.
Now we know what to look out for and how to respond before a problem happens, and walks bring us joy instead of anxiety!