I was completely helpless and ready to quit on my 15 month old dog (who I had just adopted and was told by the adoption agency was a half pitbull half shih tzu) when a friend insisted I call "Tom the Dog Tamer". From the second I talked to Tom on the phone I felt like their was hope again. Prior to speaking with Tom, I had been informed by a "professional" behavioralist that my dog needed to be returned to the adoption agency and put to sleep immediately. With Tom's assistance and guidance, I have turned a "daemon" into a kinder, calmer, better behaved dog. Tom has helped with teaching the dog basic commands, as well as walking properly on a leash. He has shown me the proper way to be a leader so that my dog stops trying to run the household and now she is under my control. When adopting the dog I was told that she got along with bigger dogs but was too much to handle for little dogs. Instead, I experienced a dog who would puff her fur up and would go out of her way to look for strangers and dogs to show aggression towards. Thanks to Tom, she no longer goes out of her way to intimidate others and, in fact, he has even facilitated with the interaction between my dog and my mother's dog (a 6 year old Beagle). Had I not been in contact with Tom, I would still feel helpless with a poorly behaved dog that I would fear needed to be put to sleep. Since meeting Tom, I have seen a complete change in my dog and I have a truly loving companion now. Tom is readily available and has been willing to travel to any location where I have needed him. If I could describe him to anyone, I would tell them, "He is THE best!" and I would not recommend anyone else as a trainer!