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Testimonials

Just some of the reviews from the happy dog teams we have had the pleasure of coaching!

I've been looking for my perfect match behavior consultant for about a year now, and finally found it in Renee. I have loved Renee on social media for a while and recently took her Resolving Reactivity course. I love working with Renee. She is personable, responsive, and incredibly dedicated to helping pet guardians understand and support their dogs in the best ways possible. I had a pretty major life event happen in the middle of the course, and Renee was totally understanding and flexible. This does mean that I have a bit of catching up to do on the coursework, but even so, we have a seen a huge improvement in our fearful/reactive dog's behavior since taking the course. Our dog needs support from meds and a vet behaviorist, so I look forward to making Renee a part of my 1:1 team as we work with a vet to calibrate our dog's meds and really hone in on all of the things that will make our dog comfortable and happy so that she can fully thrive in our home. I cannot recommend Renee enough!
I can’t say enough good things about Renee. Being a single dog guardian can be tough, but her constant guidance, support (therapy sessions for me lol) & training tips really helped to set my puppy up for success. I couldn’t be happier with my pup & she is growing into the well-rounded, socialized dog I’ve always wanted & I couldn’t have done it without Renee!
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 have been supported by R+Dogs: Training & Behaviour Specialists for a while with my very fearful reactive staffy, and she's come so far. She has even played with a couple of other dogs: she'd never done that before. 90% of the support is for me as an owner, to improve my own cues, timing, reactions, and rewards, with the behaviourist helping me understand better what my dog is saying with her body language and behaviour. Be clear, you need to practise what you learn! Renee has also inspired me to put more enrichment activities into my dog's day, so she gets to use her brain to work out puzzles, as well as to run around. The reward for me is to see her such a happy dog and for our bond to be really strong, which has improved her response to training too. We've still got a lot of work to do but when that little switch went on in her brain where she could let go of her fear and read another dog properly, it was amazing.
I have tried two other trainers before Renee for my rescue ACD’s dog reactivity. Both of them claimed that they use positive training, but there were actually some negative training involved. One even suggested using martingale collar. With Renee’s positive training method, we are finally able to progress forward and don’t have to leave it up to chances. Although I know this will take a few months, but at least I can see his progress and we are also much more confident in handling him than before. And all these were achieved through a few remote zoom sessions! Amazing! Highly recommended :)
Renee has changed my perspective on dog training forever. Her benevolence and understanding, as well as a very creative mind has helped my worked/working through complex behavioral problems that likely arose as not simply behavioral, but also emotional and medical. Her multifaceted approach to thinking about dogs will continue to inspire me for years to come. I am blessed to have her around, even as person-to-person, she is great to talk to. She has relieved so much negative emotions I had that I was carrying onto my dog. I am from Hong Kong, a place where positive dog training is rather inaccessible locally. Popular methods here do not feel right, but I was left with thinking they were the only options. I came upon Renee on social media and she has opened me up to a world of possibilities. More people should consider working virtually! Thanks, Renee.