Jill Ollinger Rothman on Facebook
7 years ago
09/01/2015, 08:53 AM
Albert was a godsend to us. We had an English Mastiff who was very well behaved his whole life. I tell you this because we had never encountered bad doggie behavior before. When he crossed the rainbow bridge we got a Goldendoodle puppy. Yikes! She is now a great dog but then she was creating havoc in our house. She would jump on the kitchen counter and steal food. Leap from one sofa to the other and slid across the table in the process. She would take food off our plates. The cats hated her chewing on them and thinking they were really fun toys. She was out of control with horrible behavior and tearing our house up. She couldn’t be trusted for a moment. We were exhausted and didn’t really like her very much at this point. The first trainer I hired was very nice and her philosophy was reward training. It sounded good. Reward the dog for the behavior you want. It seemed to work…for a week. Then what happened is Sedona, our really smart dog, would decide if she wanted a treat or not. If she wanted a treat she would obey if not all bets were off. The reward training wasn’t working. Then we found Albert. He came highly recommended from a friend.
Albert changed our lives and Sedona’s as well. He is Daytona’s own personal Cesar Milan. He taught us about dog language and how to relate to her on her level and be the pack leader. He accomplished more in his first session with us then any one else had accomplished ever. She obeys voice and hand commands. She has proper doggie etiquette for entering the house and dinner time. She walks very well on a leash. We can take her to the doggie beach and have a fun day without worrying about her behavior. She listens and obeys. She is still a baby so we still have more work to do with her…but the difference is night and day. She is now a delight to be around and we can’t imagine life without her. Albert is amazing. It only took a few sessions for him to train us and her. His goal is to train people how to train their dog so we can train any future dog we adopt.
One short story on how amazing Albert is…..he had Sedona, the I’m entitled to your food dog, sit on her bed and he put a piece of steak on a plate on her bed in front of her. Do you think she would touch it? Not on her life. He then let the cat eat the meat while she watched and obeyed. It taught Sedona that the humans were the pack leader and the cat was not a chew toy and above her in rank.
I cannot recommend Albert enough. I have spent far less money having him as a trainer then I did with other trainers and have gotten the results I wanted very quickly. He is kind, fun and the best dog trainer I have ever found. He has made our house livable again and we are now able to really enjoy Sedona as a vital part of our family.