We met Marilyn when our 8-year-old Great Dane/German Shepherd mix, Dakota, was trained on our new Invisible Fence. We were unsure about how Dakota would react to the fence. Marilyn put us at ease by clearly explaining and demonstrating the training and Dakota responded very well to her.
When we decided we wanted to work on some of Dakota's behaviors--walking on leash, interacting with other dogs while on leash, greeting guests at the door--we called Marilyn. She discussed Dakota's behavior with us and made sure she understood what we wanted to accomplish with the training. She observed Dakota's and our behavior and worked with us in finding the right solutions--we needed to learn as much as Dakota!
The improvements came very quickly and it was a lot of fun for Dakota and for us. Before it was a chore to walk Dakota, and now it's a pleasure for all of us.
Marilyn is very knowledgeable and has given us a better understanding of how Dakota thinks and how our behavior influences his. We now have the tools we need to continue teaching Dakota new things. We've highly recommended Marilyn to all our friends.
Chris, David, and Dakota
In Memoriam: Dakota: April 15, 2001 to September 15, 2009
I wanted to let you know Chris and I decided to have Dakota euthanized yesterday. An extremely difficult decision, a very rough day and exhausting past several weeks. Over the past month, Dakota battled an undetermined and unresolved autoimmune disease(s) that attacked his body from many sides. We and the doctors couldn't stay ahead of it to make him well and enjoy the quality of life a dog like Dakota deserves.