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I got in contact with Inspire Canine to get some help with my young Swedish Vallhund’s separation issues. At the time she was 11/2 and if I needed to leave her at home she either needed to be crated, where she kept howling or crying. Or she would destroy the apartment and work herself into such a frenzy she’d pee and poop everywhere.
Working with Paula has been amazing. She always has a positive attitude and always works from the dog’s perspective. Teaching me about my dog’s triggers and showing me how to handle the situation long before any destructive behavior or anxiety kicks in. Her training hasn’t only been focused on the separation but on the daily behavior and routine of my dog, convinced that it’s all linked together. This has helped me address other small issues that a teenage dog has and have left me with a dream dog. My dog is now 3 and has got, with the help of Inspire Canine, all the tools to deal with whatever stressful situations life throws at her, including being left alone.
We have a Belgian shepherd, male, one year old. Those dogs have strong personalities. Paula has immediately helped bring up the quality of the dog, and best behaviors, with people and with other dogs. Her knowledge of dog psychology helped us understand why dogs react this or that way, and helped bring and reinforce the desired responses. The training sessions have been productive and quite enjoyable.