My dog Bear, a chocolate Lab, just one year old, had been exhibiting fear and aggression.  I contacted my Vet, Dr. Bob Hildreth for a recommendation for a trainer.  He recommended Leonard.  I emailed and got a prompt call back.  Leonard was a bit tough on the phone, but got a clear picture of our issue with Bear.  When Leonard came out, he showed his expertise with the dogs, fully answered all our questions and offered a great solution for Bear.  Bear was enrolled in  “Boot Camp”, and after just one day, Bear was socializing with the pack, and was much more confident!   Leonard sent photos of Bear’s progress and I felt that I was always in the loop.  I look forward to learning how I can help Bear be the best dog ever, and I am confident that Leonard will help me all of the way!


After 5 Weeks of “Boot Camp” Bear was a completely different dog!  He is more calm, less fearful, and not aggressive.  My son Daniel and I went for the two week follow up to fine tune our skills with training Bear, we started taking him out to the Mall and to The Lazy Dog, where dogs are allowed on the patio.  Then just yesterday we took Bear to the Ocean Beach, Dog Beach and had the best time.  We know how to anticipate any issues and Bear is very confident that we can handle situations that used to make Bear, lunge, bark and snap.


Leonard is great with the dogs, and I would recommend Dominant Dogs to anyone with a problem pet.  The follow up session was great so if you put your dog into Boot Camp, don’t miss this opportunity to fine tune your training skills.  I am confident that if I have any questions in Bear’s ongoing training that all I have to do is reach out and Leonard will offer his knowledge and help!


Cathie Tonkins