Voted Best Dog Trainer in Wimberley 2020
“Story of a Dog:
June was a shelter pup and the only thing known about her when she was picked up as a stray was that she was pregnant. After getting settled in her new home, she became very aggressive toward anyone coming into her house. She was visiting another house where she seemed to be calm and she suddenly bit a family member. She was very reactive when seeing other dogs on leashes and aggressive to people walking toward her.
She had weeks of training in classes and at dog camp and she learned a lot of commands, but it didn't translate to being home or walking in public. So June underwent at-home positive-reinforcement training with Sarah Bond. Sarah taught June that in a situation that was a trigger for June's aggression, there was suddenly a treat. New people, other dogs, cats, golf carts, bikes all got her cheese. She now has friends who can come into the house without knocking - she expects good people (and cheese). I need to thank those friends who showed a leap of faith when they first put out their hands to June - and often that was all June needed to know these people were friends!
June and I walk every morning and it's the only time we are alone and I think about her great capacity for love, her wanting to please her people and the peace she has now. I think with early socialization she would have been a great service dog. She used to go out the front door braced for trouble and now she is happy and looking for adventure. Walking June in the beginning, I met several people who said they have dogs like June and they would never take them for a walk. June wasn't happy going through all those negative emotions and I'm so thrilled that she has a new life and new adventures. Thanks again, Sarah.”