My one year old mastiff and I recently completed the obedience class with Jody and her assistant, Jai. The approach and the training methods she provided have made a huge difference in both the way I handle my dog and the way the dog responds to me. Both instructors stress the importance of POSITIVE reinforcement and giving a "party" to your dog every time he behaves well. There is a method of correction when undersireable behavior takes place, however, once the correction is made, resulting in desireable behavior verbal encouragement and reward is given. I often get compliments on how well behaved my dog is and I have to give complete credit to Top Knot Canine Center. If you put the time and effort in with your dog, you will not be sorry.