Thank you for all your help! I hope that this testimonial could express my gratitude and inform others of what a good training could do for a dog's life.
I have a 3yearold Coton who is cautious and fearful of everything new, and this is his first time moving to a smaller studio apartment in the city from a one-bedroom in the outskirts of the city. He was completely fine being alone in his old home, but after an hour of being away, I came back to an anxious panting dog, and a chewed front door. I tried every advice that the Internet would give me like teaching him to stay, ignoring him before leaving out the door, but he doesn't seem to be getting any better. I was completely lost at this point so I reached out to a CSAT trainer, and Tina came to my rescue. After agreeing to commit to training and getting introduced via telephone, we had our first video call. From there, she assessed the severity of my dog's anxiety and made a step-by-step exercise for me to do. Every week, we would video call so Tina can assess how he's behaving to the exercise. It was so helpful to have someone who has more experience to guide you on what to do next, and be there to answer all your questions. One thing that I got from all this is that you have to go at the dog's pace. If 5 minutes is a lot for your dog to be away from you, just like it was for mine, then 15 minutes without a single whine, howl or pacing within a month's training is a total success. I can never thank Tina enough to help me go through this journey, and surely the journey will still continue from here. There is hope for every dog out there dealing with separation anxiety!
--Royce's guardian in MA
I can't thank you enough for your help over the past 3 weeks. You have not only given me hope but the tools to continue with Max's training. Without your expertise and guidance I know we wouldn't have made it to 12 minutes so quickly. I have already started to craft our first mission on our own and am confident that I will be able to share our continued success with you in the near future.
Again thank you so much, I will be forever grateful.
--Max's guardian in CA