I have formed such a wonderful bond with Maddie through agility. Terry Long and the DogPact team have honed our skills (mine more than the dog!) in the sport, but most importantly to me, we have so much fun together while learning. Doesn't get much better than that!
I just wanted to thank you again for the skills and training you equipped Scott and I with. Today, while I was walking Freddie (our male tan and white pit bull) we were confronted with a loose, collarless pit bull running towards us. I went into survial mode, tried to make myself look big and scary (haha) and yelled GO! as deeply as I could to try to ward the dog off. I also threw the baggie of treats that I now always carry with me, thanks to your training, and was able to get my dog safely away from the other dog, back down the street and into the house.
The training you gave us and our dogs is invaluable and I will always appreciate the time you spent helping us. I'm not really sure what I would've done in that situation without your previous guidance but I don't think the outcome would've been as pleasant.
Thank you, thank you, thank you,
P.S. Freddie & Molly Update: They are doing great in their new home in Bakersfield! There hasn't been one single fight, they have more than enough space to run and play, and they get long walks in the open field right next to our house everyday! They are both at a healthy weight thanks to your suggestion of feeding them pumpkin. :)
Terry is a protege of legendary animal trainer Bob Bailey. She is an incredible teacher. Nothing gets past her. I have found that there are some trainers who can read dogs like a book but who are unable to communicate their insights to handlers. I have also found trainers who "speak handler" but who don't know sh*t about how dogs learn. Terry can read both you and your dog and tell you exactly what needs to happen to get you all right side up.
The socialization tools, teachings, checklists, and continued training sessions that Terry has given us -- some before we even brought our puppy home at 6.5 weeks -- have set us up for continued success. Terry schooled us on how to build a rock solid foundation on a pup whose athleticism, keen intelligence, sense of humor, warm affection, food/toy drive and competitive achievements have grown to exceed our expectations with every day.
©1996 - 2016 DogPACT. All Rights Reserved. Web Design by Salnick, Inc.