Ginger is a 5-year old Nova Scota 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 13.5 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
Taurus has helped us to bring peace back to our home. They have helped our young daughter learn how to understand puppy behavior, and thus to protect herself. They have also helped her learn how to treat our puppy with respect and love.