We've just begun online training with Mr. Craigmyle to address leash aggression issues in my 10 year old Welsh corgi. Behaviors that made me fearful of taking him on walks. After one lesson, I had the tools and confidence to take Jake on walks and know I can deal with his behaviors and control the situation. We've gone from no walks to two walks a day!
My 3 year old Pitbull, Paxton, and I have been working with James for several weeks now correcting bad on-leash habits and recall. Thanks to James's experience and patience, Paxton is a happier dog and I'm a more knowledgeable dog-mom because I'm better equipped to ensure she has the best possible life.
If you're dealing with serious behavior issues or simply want to reinforce basic commands, James will help you and your fur baby reach your goals. I highly recommend him!
We have had 2 weeks with James so far. We have a 5 month old pup who because of covid has only been socialized with us. She is very anxious. During our first session he had her walking away from me with him without whining. By the end of that first week we have a consistent sit in any location. We are so excited to continue our journey with him!
James has been with us through the entire process from day one! Chief is our 3 1/2 month old, 30+ lb. German Shepherd puppy that can walk next to me on a leash without pulling me, knows how to sit, stay and down on command, and is getting pretty good at bring! He is crate trained and potty trained. This being our first Shepherd, having James’s knowledge and proper training as a resource and consistent presence has been invaluable.
Reaching out to James was the smartest thing I have done! My Piper is an Australian Shepherd, we call her hyper piper! She would jump up and knock people over. Got to the point where I was afraid for anyone to come to my house. She would pull and just be crazy when we would go for walks.
Three private sessions later and we have had phenomenal results! She is still a work in progress but the jumping has almost disappeared and she is walking with me.
The training isn't just in a room, its outside and in public places.
He takes the time to explain what he expects and why.
Hands down, the best decision I could have made for her!
James has been great to work with online! He’s helping me train my one year old dog that loves to hear herself bark. He also gave me great steps to do with her to help her be more comfortable outside and enjoy her walks. She now happily walks with her tail up instead of down while she’d be hurrying to get back home as fast as she could. James really understands dogs and knows the smallest signs they give before they do something. I highly recommend his training, you won’t be disappointed!
Our dog, Bilbo, caught his toenail on the deck (2-3 years ago) and it broke it very deep. Blood was everywhere! Since that time his fear of the vet has increased to the point anxiety meds weren't helping. Our vet wanted to give him anesthesia to keep him from possibly biting hm or Tech. Could be risky to his health (he will be 8) & expensive!!!
James has worked hard to overcome some of these fearful behaviors and build Bilbo's confidence. Loud noises, leash pulling, T-storm fears have decreased & I have learned more in each lesson how to calm him. James has designed a plan on what to do with Bilbo for his next visit and tools to use.
Very knowledgeable in all aspects of understanding dog behavior. Bilbo's fear was beyond "normal training" & I was getting frustated over how to get him to the vet.
Bilbo also wouldn't let many people touch him - except children, HE LOVES THEM