Tonight was our last night having Jeff educate, assist, and train our dog Ammo. A couple key components of Jeff as a business minded individual would include his prompt timing, proper presentation, and clear concise communication. Jeff was never late, and in fact was a little bit early every session we had with him. Jeff has a strong, assertive voice, whenever addressing Ammo. Every question we asked was answered, and we also had any opportunity to to ask for clearer information, if we had any questions.
I considered Ammo my girlfriends dog. Ammo did his training previously with her, and rarely ever would listen to anyone else. Ammo did not cuddle with anyone other than my girlfriend, and didn't allow us to even touch if he was in eye sight.
Our consultation with Jeff was full of information. The hour and a half was just the right amount of time for Jeff to analyze where Ammo was at, give his recommendation for training, and provide information for us to work on. We were hesitant about paying for multiple sessions with someone we didn't know, but after our consultation we were positive Jeff was the trainer for us.
Our first session we went over conditioning training. Some of this training was a refresher for Ammo, but having it enforced and refreshed was great. We also learned other valuable tips on how to embed some of this training. It was great learning for myself as well, given that I wasn't there for Ammos original training. By the time Jeff left, my girlfriend and I could hug in front of Ammo again. After using some of the techniques taught by Jeff, I began to establish my role as an Alpha in the house, and Ammo began warming up to me. Without Jeffs reassurance, I would have thought this would be counterproductive, but it was perfect.
The second session we had, my son was present. We had a minor incident involving my son previously, and wanted Jeff to give his professional opinion. I was never scared that Ammo was going to do something improper (we never are concerned, but given the one unusual incident we were cautious), but having Jeff there reassured us. Jeff and ourselves stimulated Ammo with my son around gradually with Jeff leading the training. We had an amazing outcome, and this was very educational.
Our last session was with Jeff's beautiful dog present, Jake. If you need re-assurance that this man knows what he's doing, you only need to spend 2 minutes with Jake. Jeff used Jake to interact with Ammo on the street, simulating a walk with another dog passing by. Although Ammo still needs work (which is up to us to continue what we were taught), there was already a major improvement. We then came inside our house with Jake and Ammo, which was a whole new avenue of lessons for us to learn. We now are motivated to socialize our dog with other dogs knowing what different behaviours and signals mean, and how to address them appropriately.
To sum up, we are above and beyond satisfied with Jeffs services. We now have a dog, not just my girlfriends. I can now take pride in the dog that lives with us, and am excited to continue this new found relationship with our dog. We almost feel like we were under charged, and made sure to give Jeff a tip for his services. I highly recommend Jeff should you need/want any dog training.