Hearts and Paws
Together for Life
Hi Diana,

Sorry it has taken me so long to write. I want to thank you so much for coming to our house last year for the training session with Skipper. The insight and techniques that you provided us with have really made a difference.

Skipper had shown signs of aggression towards people on several occasions. I was very worried and really didn't know what to do about it. After your visit, my kids and I had a better understanding of why Skipper was behaving the way he was and what to do about it. We started using the techniques you showed us and were surprised at how well they worked. It has been over a year, and I feel like I have a completely different dog. I can actually invite people to my home without worrying that Skipper will growl and bark at them.

Now we have a wonderful dog that will be part of our family for many years to come.

Thanks again
​Ginger is a 5-year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever that I adopted from Town Lake Animal Shelter 4 years ago. When she came into my home she was one of 3 dogs and 2 people in the house. Through time, the relationship ended, the 15-year-old Siberian Husky passed, and, then in April, my 13 1/2-year-old Chow Shepherd (who was also Ginger's best friend) passed; leaving just me and Ginger in the house. Ginger's behavior immediately changed and she became rather aggressive and overly protective of me and completely out of control around other leashed dogs. I couldn't seem to get her attention, much less control over her. A friend and co-worker recommended Diana at Hearts and Paws, and I am forever in her debt for doing so. Diana worked patiently with me and Ginger, and I won't deny it - it was W-O-R-K, but the rewards have been great. I have so much more control over Ginger now, and she's doing so much better since we started working at Hearts and Paws. Sure, Ginger needs some more work and with time we'll get there, but the changes that Diana helped me to make within this first month with Ginger have been incredible. Diana is patient, understanding and knows dogs better than they know themselves. I can't say enough glowing words about Diana, Chip, Trevor and all the folks at Hearts and Paws. The folks at Hearts and Paws have my heart as well as Ginger's; she loves going there, and I have complete faith in the staff that she gets the best care and attention possible. P.S. I suspect that Ginger has a little crush on Chip - she will go anywhere with him! LOL