We got our puppy, Sophia Rae, on February 23, 2015. She was exactly 8 weeks from the day she was born. She is a beautifulCream Retriever and her parentsare both well over 80 lbs. so we know Sophia will be a rather large dog as well. When we got her, she was so full of energy but also very aggressive. She would nip, bite, bark constantly, jump up on people, pull on and actually eat our clothes, was not able to take walks with us, etc. She was totallyuncontrollable. And we have two grandbabies that are 1 and 3 and we didn't want Sophia to attack either of them! My husband and I were at our wits end because she was not learning from us and she refused to listen to the word ''NO'. She had total control over our household at just 2 months and 14 lbs! We knew we had to do something to teach her to become a very manageable and loving puppy because she was growing fast!
We searched the internet and found Thumbtacks and then found Lee Seibold's Dog Training Website. We checked out his videos and were amazed at what Lee could do in a matter of minutes... all without any treats! So we immediately got in touch with him and decided to drop Sophia off at Lee's home for one week, not only to give us a break, but also to see what he could do with Sophia. We picked her up one week later and Lee spent well over an hour with us teaching us what he had taught Sophia... at less than 3 months old!
We were literally amazed when he finally brought Sophia out! She was a totally different puppy! No more jumping up on anyone, no more biting, chewing on clothes, no more barking! Lee was able in one week to do what we could have never done! He taught her to sit, stay, get on her bed and stay there, go in her crate at night without a fuss, walk ...off leash..., stay..'off leash', take walks with us without pulling on her chain, 'stay' at the door to be let out or let in using our commands, and actually knew our commands! And Sophia loves US even more for all the love and praise that we give her when she's being good and our adorable puppy!
Sophia is still so very much our 'silly heart puppy' and loves to run and play ball and everything else you'd expect a puppy to do, but in one week she went from an awful aggressive alpha puppy to a very well behaved puppy! We now can take her out to public places and know she will be good and well behaved. We get many, many compliments from many, many people on how good and well behaved Sophia is at such a young age!!! Yay!
We would definitely recommend Lee to anyone that needs a lesson or two in training your puppy or dog! Lee has a life time guarantee on his training just in case your puppy creeps back to its 'old habits' of trying to be the alpha dog!!!!
LEE, we cannot thank you enough for teachingSophia AND US that WE are the alpha dogs, not HER, and for still keeping her spirits up at the same time so she can still be our very 'Silly Heart Sophia'!!!!!