Leonard,

 

I can’t thank you enough for the work you did with my 9 year dog, Doobie, a Boston Terrier.  He was people and animal aggressive, a fence fighter with neighboring dogs.  Although he is somewhat small, his bite stings and quite a few people, including me and my grandson, had the teeth marks to show for it.  When he bit my grandson a few months ago, my daughter, who got him when he was a pup, told me I should have him put down.  Not too long after that incident, I saw your name in the paper, re:  Orange County Register, concerning the ordinance the County was considering about “vicious dogs,” and I thought I should contact you.  When you came to my home, you immediately saw his aggressiveness and told me that one day he would attack me, viciously.  Although hard to accept, I knew he needed very intense attention and you took him, it was hard to know he would be gone for 7 weeks to “boot camp”.  I was amazed how this all turned out.  Within a week, you had him walking around with your “pack,” a group of 4 or 5 dogs.  Within two weeks, you were walking him at 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.  When I saw the pictures, I thought it was a miracle.  After a while, I came to your ranch and you and worked with him, so I could see your techniques.  For all those people out there that are concerned about their dominant dogs, regardless of their age, feel comfortable in Leonard’s ability.  No dog should be put down for our human shortcomings. The most amazing thing, when I went to pick him up, he, and the “pack” walked around with your chickens and rooster, a couple months earlier, somebody would have ended up bloody.

 

Doug

 

Fullerton, CA