Here’s what else they’re saying…
I just had Ophelia out for a run with me today, and I had to write to you because you literally wouldn’t believe she’s the same dog! Not only is she perfectly happy for me to put the gentle leader on her now, but when we were running, she was following along behind me so perfectly that a stranger we passed was moved to comment, “That’s a well-behaved dog!” Only 4 classes ago, Ophelia was biting me when I tried to touch her neck and was so reactive to the sight of the gentle leader that she wouldn’t even approach it when I put it on the ground with a treat on top of it. Now she’s running with the gentle leader and getting compliments in the street!…THANK YOU so much for taking a dog I was afraid might be too reactive for me to be able to take care of, and bringing out the wonderful companion I knew she had inside of her!!
Bringing my dog here has changed my life, really. Walking and encountering other dogs was nightmarish. My first private lesson with Lisa taught me immediately how to calm him down. I have been attending classes since. No more lunging, growling and aggression while walking. I have control and my dog feels safe. I have been to dog trainers before but never one like Lisa. She innately understands how to communicate with dogs. No barking commands and yanking leashes. It’s a much calmer approach and it works!
I honestly didn’t have my hopes up, but I had already tried everything else to get my dog’s incessant barking under control. After 1 hour with Lisa, Lucy is like a completely different dog! It was like magic honestly. The techniques that Lisa taught me actually worked to calm my dog down so that she and I could both have some peace!
The Lisa Rockland Method is the way to go! I have a one year old, intact male Weimaraner. I was struggling with training him to be calm and act appropriately when people would enter the house. He jumped, ran circles around them, became extremely hyper, and barked aggressively…Lisa came to my home and the training began immediately. She was only there for an hour, but Lisa is so intuitive to dogs’ individual personalities that the insight she provided gave me the tools I needed to correct the behaviors…Using other methods, training took me weeks, and months to even see a slight change. It has only been a few days since Lisa came for training, but his behavior and demeanor has drastically improved, and he is actually responding to what I am teaching him! Lisa has given me the confidence and the tools to be the best dog owner I can be. She is the ONLY dog trainer I would recommend, and the only one I will use in the future. Thanks, Lisa!
Lisa has trained four or five of my dogs over the years (technically I suppose she’s training *me*) and they’ve all been great experiences. Emphasis is on “telling your dog” what you want them to do. Correction is not emphasized, nor are treats. This is about communication. Find the time for a class. It’s worth it.
Lisa is an incredible trainer. She moved my pup out of the wild mode and taught me how to get her into a calm place. What a difference she has made. Her philosophy makes a lot of sense and is easy to follow. We will be moving on to a puppy class with far greater understanding. Thank you, Lisa.
When I adopted Henry in April at 16 weeks old, he was fearful of lots of new sights and sounds, and walking around our neighborhood was a challenge. After a few months, Henry was a much more happy and confident pup, but still was having a difficult time on walks. After one session with Lisa, we were walking around the neighborhood and beyond, and now walking a mile or more is part of our every day routine. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your common-sense and gentle method, and taking the time to get to know Henry and me (and helping both of us)!
Lisa is truly amazing at what she does. Not only does she have a deep understanding of dog behavior, she is amazing at coaching humans how to be the best dog parents. We’ve been training with Lisa for years and we learn something new every week. learning how to handle your dog properly from Lisa will enrich your and your pupper’s lives forever!
I just want to thank you personally for all the stuff you’ve helped me accomplish with Harley and I hope to have you help me accomplish more with her. She’s changed a tremendous amount … she’s been absolutely amazing at home with no reactive behavior to my neighbors or loud noises. Thank you so much for all the positivity and help.
Had to email you and tell you that since Saturday’s class I have been working with Moxie just like you showed me. I am excited to share that for the very first time he sat by me and let me brush him. No nips or walking away. He just stayed then laid down and showed me his tummy. I wanted to cry. Thank you and your wonderful staff for all I’m learning. It was such a special moment.
Lisa came to our house to help with our Great Dane who can get aggressive with visitors. We had been avoiding having people over and honestly within 5 minutes she taught us how to calm her down. Lisa mostly taught us how we needed to adjust our behavior to manage the dog, and had reasons to explain all of her suggestions. It’s been a week and we have successfully had friends over and gone through the drive thru, when a few months ago we were thinking about having to re-home her it was so bad. I also signed up for the Behavior class, and am very hopeful that we will be able to have our lives back! I would recommend All About My Dog to anyone who needs training, but specifically those dogs that need a little more than most!
Thank you for giving us a safe space to learn and, most importantly, a place where Yankee and I always receive a warm welcome – it’s the first (and only) place we have ever felt like we belonged. Having a reactive dog can be stressful and isolating, so to have found such a skilled and patient teacher like you, along with a community that embraces and encourages us, in an environment where the learning never ends, is truly priceless. Thank you, Lisa (and Bronco)!
Using the long line under your guidance was such a great refresher. Today, I put Argo on the regular 6 ft leash with gentle leader and used what I learned yesterday and the results were AMAZING…After a couple of pops on the leash when changing direction he stayed by my side and was in tune with me. SO NICE. No pulling. Focused on me. We even passed a fenced-in dog that he usually barks at and pulls towards and he only made a little woof. So much tangible progress in 30 minutes. So happy, thanks again!
‘Thanks for all the great referrals…but do I know you?’ were the first words I heard from Lisa Rockland. My answer was honest: ‘I am a mobile veterinarian and over the last few years I’ve noticed that many of the people with well behaved dogs have been your clients.’ I have now known Lisa for well over 10 years and continue to refer dog owners to her. Since then, Lisa has even helped me with my own dogs. Her ability to ‘read’ my dogs and be flexible with solutions has increased my respect for her professional ability. I am pleased to write this testimonial. I find something to love about all dogs, but a happy, well-behaved dog is a joy to be around.
When I started dog class, like most people, I thought it was about learning to sit or heel. I, however, had questions like: “So what do I do when he vibrates in fear at the sound of the beep of the waffle maker?” or “What is with that deep growl sound he makes when a stranger talks to him in a gushy cute puppy voice?” Lisa was excellent at understanding and explaining what was going on with my dog. She taught me what to do and we practiced it in classes. Lisa was very patient while we practiced it again, and again and…oh, again. Sadly, I quickly found out that my dog was a faster learner than I was. The social skills and relationship building that Lisa teaches were far more important than “sit.” After the resolving the issue of the waffle maker, it turned out that learning to sit or heel was a piece of cake. More importantly, thanks to Lisa, he is a happy dog in a happy family.
Big improvement in Cali since your visit. We’ve been following your advice. She’s a different dog. Thanks so much again. She was on thin ice & we realized it wasn’t her fault — it was ours. Thanks for being such an amazing dog whisperer.
Our dog Bizzie, a 4.5 pound Yorkie mix, was extremely shy as a puppy. She was vary guarded around people and terrified of other dogs. She spent much of our first class trembling at my feet, paralyzed in fear. After a brief introduction, Lisa offered a spot-on description of Bizzie’s issues, followed by a clear plan for a solution. Then she made a promise: “We’ll get Bizzie to come out of her shell.” Flash forward to our most recent class. Bizzie entered the classroom with giddy enthusiasm, eager to greet all her dog pals and their owners, thrilled to see her friend Lisa, and ready to tackle the challenges of the day. Lisa fulfilled her promise by giving me vital tools to build Bizzie’s confidence and balance her temperament. Each step of the way she reinforced these techniques, ensuring that I was employing them effectively. Today there’s no more trembling at my feet. Bizzie is a happy, outgoing dog and we share a lasting bond of trust and respect that could not have been achieved without Lisa’s caring guidance.
Lisa, we just wanted you to know that Ozzie is doing extremely well. We always use the Gentle Leader® during our walks and most often he just walks by my side. The neighbors are amazed on how much he has changed in a small period of time. You are the best. We appreciate everything you have done to help our family understand our role in helping Oz to be a great dog.
My husband and I were in your 11am training this morning with Charlie. We are so in awe of what you are able to do and the change we have been able to see in our dog in such a short period of time with your guidance. I was so sad that he may never have a friend after our older girl passes, and now I have hope.
Thank you for meeting with me and Luna this past Monday. She has been a very different dog since our visit. My family immediately noticed the change in her. She has not even needed her medication because she is so relaxed! You have helped to reduce our home stress level considerably already. We are looking forward to the potential of what is ahead. The first question my boys had when you left was, “When is she coming back??” They really learned a lot as well. Thank you again for imparting your wisdom.
Rocky had his best behavior yet at the groomer, they asked me what I had been doing!
I know I’ve told you this before, but please know what a wonderful thing you did for us. We would not still have Noel without you. I can’t imagine life without her now. She and Kayanna are inseparable. Many, many people and dogs would be doomed without you. Plus, you gave me referrals to people that I never would have found on my own and Noel would not have received the help she needed and deserved. I often think about your Rodeo who helped Noel break through to a new level – even in her last months.
My dog, Greta, was in the dog aggression class that ended this Monday – she’s the young (about a year old) dog who was barking like crazy the first class 🙂 I just wanted to say thank you – she’s doing so much better! (as you saw this past Monday) And this morning we walked past three dogs and she didn’t even flinch! No grumbling, no whining, nothing!!! I couldn’t believe it! I just wanted to thank you – we learned so much in just those two classes!!!
I promised I would follow-up with a note to let you know how effective your training to reverse the leash aggression my two labs were exhibiting following a temporary move to a large, dog-friendly apartment complex. It was impossible for me to take them out alone or together without pulling and barking and I felt like I had to plot every move in order to avoid any encounters, especially with other dogs, so the timeliness of the training was critical to me. After two lessons, the dogs’ behavior has improved dramatically and I am now able to take them on walks (even together) without having to worry whether I will be able to manage encounters with other dogs or residents. The dogs have become much more relaxed and well-socialized. The training has vastly improved the quality of my life and I can’t thank you enough. The difference in their behavior is like night and day and they’ve made a few friends now that they can be introduced to other dogs when everyone is ready. I know if there were ever additional behavior issues, I’d call you in a heartbeat.
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