We recently adopted a lab/pit mix from new life animal shelter about 4 months ago. We knew our 1 yr old puppy would need some training, but we had NO clue what we were in for! The intense mouthing, jumping, general craziness, not listening to corrections, everything was a game! He had me in tears of frustration (and pain!) several times!! We knew pretty quickly we would need alot of help to teach us how to work with our new energetic family member ....thankfully, our shelter HIGHLY recommended Shawn's services. They told me his method's were behavioral-focused, and he would be able to work with almost any difficult dog. When I called Canine Country, Shawn answered straight away, and spent 45mins on the phone with me, discussing our issues (already this was WAY beyond my expectations). He was very clear about prices (and offered us a discount since we adopted a shelter dog), and once we decided on the right way to go (i highly recommend the lifetime package - BEST MONEY you will EVER spend- no contest) we took our doggie over to Canine Country to board for 3 days, and be evaluated. After 3 days with Shawn, we saw a different dog...it was unbelievable - he was calm!! no more craziness...like magic. Shawn warned us that a few days at home, he would be back to his old ways (because WE needed the training, of course!). After just one lesson
(about 1.5 hrs), we had the tools we needed to get a great start. Shawn called us on his own time a couple days afterwards just to make sure we were doing well, and to see if we had any questions (WHAT other dog trainer would do that...amazing!!) Here we are 2months later, and you would not recognize our puppy! He waits at doors, is calm in his kennel, sits nicely in the back of the car (I NEVER thought that would happen!), and is getting his ""stay"" down like a pro! Bottom line: there is NO way we could have kept our dog without Shawn's help. Shawn prevented one more dog from ending up back at the shelter, because of inexperienced owners. I really felt hopeless about our situation, until I called Canine Country. It will cost you nothing to give Shawn a call, and just talk with him to see if his methods are right for you, and it will be a HUGE relief to you, if your dog has behavioral issues like mine. FINALLY! someone that can really help!! I am a believer, Shawn is nothing if not completely helpful, knowledgeable, and he has your dog's best interests in mind at all times, which is exactly why our shelter sent us to him straight away!