Dear Wendy, Just wanted to let you know that because of the miracle you have done with Atari, we were able to enjoy our guests, family and our grand-kids. Thank you so much for everything you’re doing with her. We witnessed first hand the results of your great work. Can’t thank you enough for the time you are taking to make my “FatGirl” sociable.”
“My husband decided to surprise me by buying the cutest yellow lab puppy- Magnolia Belle. After a struggle to get pregnant, she is still one of the greatest gifts I have ever received. Our first huge mistake was getting her too soon from the breeder and realizing that we were in over our heads. We thought Magnolia would adapt to our lives and that we could teach her the socialization skills she would need to be a great family dog, but we were mistaken. As Magnolia grew, she was developing a personality that was overly excited and made it difficult for her successfully to interact with our young daughter, eventually a new baby, and even guests in our home. We found ourselves crating her more and more and allowed our excuses to outweigh our actions when it came to getting her trained. Finally, my mom recommended Pups in Progress and Wendy came to our rescue! Wendy kept Magnolia in her home for several weeks and worked on a complete canine program with her. I get emotional just thinking about how Wendy truly changed our lives by teaching Magnolia how to relax and become a true member of our family. She tailored Magnolia’s training to what we thought were the biggest concerns for her interacting with our children and being able to interact with people who came into our home. Magnolia now knows a wealth of commands, and she has learned how to interact with other dogs and people. She loves to relax but also play with her toys and go for walks with our family. Wendy has worked one-on-one with our entire family, teaching us how to interact with Magnolia to help reinforce her training. One of the most impressive factors was Wendy providing us with a DVD of video footage documenting the training process. Wendy takes time to explain everything in detail and has continued to counsel us on what actions will continue to help Magnolia be the most successful with what she has learned. The whole process has truly changed our families’ life and we could not be more grateful to Wendy.”
“When it came time for us to get a new puppy, we knew that we wanted to begin the journey on the right foot. We had never used a trainer before, and our previous dog had several behavioral issues which we were hoping to avoid. We found Wendy at Pups in Progress and asked her to provide training for our new German shepherd, Hera. It was the best decision we made for us and our girl!
“About at my wits end and on the verge of returning Brodie, my three-year-old Shih Tzu rescue, to the Center where I got him, I called Wendy in desperation. Brodie is an adorable, quite lovable little boy, but we were at an impasse. Wendy came over within a day or two of my call. She actually worked with me more than Brodie, since I’d never had a dog in my adult life and truly didn’t know how to handle him. In a matter of hours, Brodie and I were a happy, inseparable pair. Wendy is truly a professional and more than generous with her time. She has kept in touch and I’m happy to say that I regard her as a friend. You’ll never find a better, more caring trainer for your dog than Wendy. “