Ren's reactions to things outside the home and inability to rest triggered my anxiety. I felt stuck and like I couldn't take her anywhere. I participated in the group course Ace'n Adolescence about a year ago and then just recently had some one on one coaching sessions. Renee changed my whole understanding of dogs and has helped immensely to help me understand what they need. I continue to learn how to watch my dog carefully in order to help her when needed whether in stressful situations, training sessions, or enrichment activities. I feel much less clueless about how to give her what she needs and feel more like we're partners now. We are still working on reactivity and car anxiety but I have tools now and understand that it takes time, patience, and consistency. Renee explains the motivations and functions behind the dog's behaviors so that there is a solid understanding of why the dog is acting the way she is. Renee presents information in a clear and simple way that's easily accessible.
Our dog Poppy would hide behind furniture and when approached she would growl and attack. She did not like people coming to the house, post people, etc. because due to COVID nobody came to the house for 2 years. She also had a couple of bad experiences with the vets. Our new vet recommended Renee when we asked how best to deal with her behaviour. Renee is an amazing human being - she listens well and, although very polite, she will tell you what is going wrong. She listened and knew straight away what we were doing wrong and how to fix it. She taught us how to speak dog! 9 weeks later we are still a normal household with a loving, happy dog!
Renee went above and beyond to help our reactive dog (Doug) navigate our stressful environment. She gave us thousands of ideas for mental enrichment, management techniques, and desensitization strategies—and we have seen such an improvement in our boy. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate but her 1:1 virtual sessions allowed us brainstorm solutions in real-time. She helped us understand his body language, which has drastically improved our relationship. I will be recommending her to EVERYONE!
I chose to work with Renee because I knew I needed someone with expertise and experience. It’s great that she sought to understand my situation and my dog to create a personalized training plan that meets our needs. She is also responsive to me when I need help along the way. The best part is we are seeing improvements with my doggy. Highly recommended!
Thank you Renee! I have tried two other behavior consultants before Renee for my dog's reactivity, but I did not feel they were helping my dog deal with her real issues. With Renee’s coaching and guidance, we have finally been able to see progress and my dog is showing happier walks and more relaxed behaviours. Renee has prepared me on how to help my dog through her reactions so that I don’t have to leave things up to chance. We are also much more confident in handling her than ever before. And all this was achieved through remote Zoom sessions! Thanks again Renee. Highly recommended!
I sought Renee to support me in understanding my Frenchie Tina. I have to admit at first I felt a bit out of my depth, even though I consider myself as a hands on dog mum. Renee was terrific in that she met me where I am, and helped me identify the blind spots I had through her knowledge and experience. We looked at the various aspects that have had an impact on my dog: diet, environment, people, Tina’s personality etc. I feel I benefited from this process more because I opted for a prolonged coaching period (three sessions in total spread out by a few weeks) this helped give me and Tina an opportunity to implement Renee’s recommendations and share with her videos to help decipher and understand what’s going on. All in all, it was a great experience for me and I definitely feel more confident with how to interact and support Tina far better than I previously have. Thank you Renee!