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KELLI . – German Shepherd – Los Angeles, CA

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After having taken my german shepherd mix, Nava, to a couple other trainers to help with her dog aggression and receiving very little help and making no progress, I was at a loss as what to do and completely worried about her. As it was, I couldn’t take her on a walk without her barking, growling, and lunging at other dogs. She couldn’t be around them in any space, and would barely listen to me if there was another dog around. Other trainers had told me ways to help, but their ways were useless and I was having no success with her. Upon finding the Dominant dogs website online, I read over it and I called Leonard the next morning to speak with him. He was very confident in his ability to help, and had me bring Nava to him that same day. I had hoped to see even just a little bit of an improvement, just something to show me that my dog could be helped. Instead, within the first few minutes of us being there, Leonard had taken Nava and showed me how to correctly get her attention and keep her from being so dog reactive. In the hour and a half I was there for my consultation, he had her walking next to two other dogs with no problems whatsoever. I was definitely blown away, and hadn’t thought it would be possible for that kind of progress to happen so quickly. Leonard showed me why my dog was being aggressive towards other dogs, and explained to me her behavior around them and me. More than that, he taught me how to watch for that behavior and correct it whenever I did see it, and how to keep her from completely losing it around other dogs. He taught me how to stop her from exhibiting dominant and unwanted behaviors as well. He was very firm with her, but also incredibly confident and that was exactly what Nava needed. He’s helped her-already-more than the other trainers I’d taken her to, and she’s already become so much easier for me to manage at home. It’s amazing how much improvement he’s made with her after only a few hours, and I’m looking forward to the next time he works with us.

KELLI

melma. – 1.5 year old Maltipoo – Orange County, CA

Yesterday my boyfriend and I took our small 1.5 year old Maltipoo to have a consultation with Leonard. We wanted to deal with Wally’s people aggression and barking, mainly. The training began immediately. I quickly learned that we were doing things very wrong. Obedience and training are 2 very different concepts. We had learned obedience from 1 “trainer” prior. We were treating our dog like a spoiled human, and he was getting everything he wanted on his own terms. He doesn’t respect us. Yes aggression and barking are issues, but the bigger issue is how we as owners behave, respond, praise, and correct(or not correct) Wally. Leonard pointed out that Wally could sense my emotions without even being next to me, and his behavior subtly showed that.  In the time we spent with Leonard during the consultation(he spent almost 2 hours with us), we received a lot of information, methods, tips, and rules. I was very fascinated with how quickly Leonard was able to make an impression on us and on Wally. I knew before the time was up that this was our guy, without a doubt. Leonard has amazing intuition, and is very experienced with not only dogs but people too. Leonard agreed to work with us, and offered to start today. (Not at all pushing us or selling to us) Considering the 2 hours of driving time we had just spent, we decided it was best to leave Wally right then and there for his Boot Camp to begin (anywhere between 3-7 weeks long).

The major awakening moments happened once we were back home. I quickly realized how every little sound that Wally would normally bark at, was giving me a rush of anxiety. My emotions are obviously one of the big contributions to Wally’s behavior. Leonard called me later that evening checking up on me, and also emailed me at 2am to let me know that Wally was currently sleeping quietly. I look forward to the next few weeks of improvement and updates.

Sendy S. – lab/shepherd mix – Morrill, NE

Yelp review

My 4 year old lab/shepherd mix dog has been getting more aggressive with our other two dogs and any other dog in general.  On the first session Leonard worked his magic and Lola was able to be around other dogs. It was incredible to see his ability to rehabilitate a dog and help you learn the techniques. Thanks a million!

Bria L. – pit bull – Huntington Beach, CA

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Leo was great, he was a firm honest yet caring training, exactly what my dog needed. My boy is a big ol lab mix that is terrifoed of other dogs which comes out as dog aggression if not kept in check. After just a few minutes he had MY “vicious” dog actually trying to calm other nervous dogs! After tens of thousands dollars on other trainers (while being on disability on food stamps) never addresses the problem or even MY problem, only sent him home with a few fancy tricks if not made him MORE fearful.-leo quickly identified that my baby has a very strong connectiob with me which makes him a great ESA, doing things he has to spend weeks training into other dogs, inately. But he also doesnt trust me to protect him around other dogs, he feels he has to prorect me! Over all leo was passionate, compassionate but brutality honest which is exactly what my dog needs in a trainer. He cpuld read even the slightest subtle behaviors my dog was showing right away. Walking him was so much easier around other dogs once I knew his signs. Leo was kind enough to snap sone professional photos after our first session too!

Peter B. – Mixed breed– Pasadena, CA

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My wife and I did a 2 hour session with Leonard and our dog Remy in the first week of November. Within two hours we made significant progress with Remy. 

The main adjustments we needed to make were with us and not our dog. We were confusing our dog and not being clear in what we wanted from him, who was in charge and what we wanted him to do. Leonard helped empower us to be more clear with our dog and showed us ways on how we should be training him.

While we still have work to do, Remy has made significant progress in his behavior since November and now does things we never thought possible.