We have a 2.5 year old chocolate lab mix who we thought was simply aggressive towards people and dogs. His name is Rodo and his original owner brought him into our apartment with a total of 5 guy roommates. He was raised inconsistently and was not socialized with dogs or new people while he grew up. At about 1 years old, Rodo and his original owner had to move back into his parents house. They had a 6 year old shitzu, Rolex, who is the sweetest thing. Rodo dominated the house hold and Rolex became depressed. The parents decided they couldn't deal with Rodo in the house anymore because Rolex was depressed and not eating. His original owner was deciding to give Rodo away and mentioned it to my roommates and I. I decided to keep him. So I brought him home where I lived with my family and he was fine and just like any other dog. Months later, unfortunately my mom got cancer and we had to either give him away or ask his original owner to take care of him until my mom got better. Yes, he took him back to his families house. After awhile, we had to take Rodo back while my mom was going through chemo. Rodo changed dramatically. He was aggressive, bit my girlfriend, my dad, and was not friendly at all towards my family or new people. However he still listened to me and never bit me. Around 2 years old, I had to move to long beach and my family needed to take care of him. Later, I took him up to long beach and needed to get him help. It was either he changes now or we have no choice but to give him away because of his aggressive behavior. He's a perfect dog when he's around people he knows and remembers, but he is crazy aggressive when he sees another dog or when new people come into our house. We pray for him and want him to accept other dogs and people so that he can play, be outside, socialize and be fully happy. He's a lovable, loyal, crazy energetic dog... But also very protective of his house and the people he knows. We saw Cassidy on thumbtack and had great reviews all 5 stars at an affordable price! Rodo did not like her when she first visited him. He snapped at her and when she took him, Cassidy mentioned he was growling at her and would not let her pull him out of the car. Keep in mind he had a muzzle on just in case, and he would have bit her if not. She took him in for 5 days in kennel and trained him. She was able to distinguish his exact issues. He is fear aggressive and human aggressive. His main issue is his staring problem. When he sees a dog, he stares at it in full focus and if the dog stares back or even glances at Rodo, his instinct is to attack growl and bark. With people, if anyone new acknowledges him and says hi, he backs up and tries to hide or he will growl and then prep to attack. After 5 days Cassidy was able to build his confidence, be best friends with him, and mainly focused on breaking his stare by refocusing his attention to treats or other things. When we got him back after 5 days, we definitely noticed a change. He was more happier and confident, and Cassidy even taught us a few training tools to keep Rodo moving forward to becoming a better dog. We did not want to stop moving forward and we wanted to have Cassidy help train and socialize him. She's currently taking him and training him daily. She has a dog and 2 cats, which helps us by allowing Rodo to socialize every second he's with cassidy. She is truly passionate and really loves helping dogs grow to become the best they can be. However, if you are serious you have to be committed to follow her training tools and use them to stay consistent otherwise your dog will regress. The only negative feedback and critism we have is that the communication is a little challenging. We expected follow ups and photos consistently during the five days she had him. We'd text her and not receive texts for hours. Sometimes she'll text us late night with a long text and sometimes no text at all but follows up the next day. This made us concerned because we felt like worried parents. Also, at times she wasn't very punctual. For example on the last day, she was delayed on dropping him back off. We were worried and upset because she was barely updating us on why she was running late. However when she finally came, she explained to us that she was late only because she was looking for his muzzle and she was doing a training activity with Rodo. Overall we were highly impressed that she gained rodos full trust that quick and he also listened to her demands. Cassidy is now able to walk her dog and Rodo together! He is a very intelligent dog but doesn't know how to control his energy or his anxiety. She is a blessing and were continuing to work with her so that she can help Rodo share his love with others without feeling fearful. The world is a better place with open minded, playful, obedient dogs and we hope to have this with Rodo. Thank you Cassidy! Your true passion shows and our dog expresses your hard work and is helping him to become a happier dog! It's great to know there are good people out there and people that are true dog lovers. Definitely recommended!