Testimonials

Ralf is amazing!!! I can't say enough great things about him. What I can say is that whatever is wrong with your dog he can fix!

My dog "Buddy" is a Golden Retriever that I adopted from a shelter approximately 3 years ago. Buddy came with so many "issues" that my Vet put him on Prozac. I spent many agonizing hours and a great deal of money trying to help my Buddy. From the "Thunder Shirt" to every kind of obedience training there is - nothing worked UNTIL I FOUND RALF!.

Within 30 minutes of the first visit, my Buddy was a changed dog. Ralf immediately identified his problems and knew exactly how to correct them.

Buddy and I still have some more learning to do, he is in the process of decreasing the Prozac. But up until now it's been great and I know with Ralf's guidance - Buddy will become a happy and well behaved companion.

UPDATE: Buddy is now completely off Prozac and his fear and aggression are almost completely gone 🙂

Nannette B. ,

We are indebted to Ralf for his work with our 14 lb. Chihuahua, Logan. Ralf is a true "pack leader!" We actually saw positive results in the first hour that Ralf worked with Logan! We wanted to change the aggressive behavior Logan displayed with hearing and seeing other dogs, large dogs in particular. Ralf worked with Logan 5 weeks, 1 hour weekly.

We liked Ralf's teaching technique! He modeled for us, and then observed and corrected our interaction with Logan, telling us what we were doing incorrectly and correcting our handling of Logan. To understand our dog, Ralf always clarified his techniques in terms of pack behavior. He taught us to recognize when Logan was displaying anxious behavior. It was important that we became pack leaders for our dogs, as our dogs could sense when we were anxious and, as a result, repond in a negative way.

This was a very rewarding experience! If in doubt, you have to meet Ralf. You will immediately sense his leadership qualities and the command he exhibits in his dog training! Some people are just born to lead, and Ralf is one of those leaders!!!

Bill & Carol T.,

Ralf is great. My french bull dog rescue has some pretty deep rooted dog aggression issues specific to other animals. With people however, it is a completely different story; he is a total love. So, we have a little Jekyll and Hyde situation going on. Ralf has a great understanding of this type of behavior and has quickly placed himself in a position of respect with my dog. Ralf is also quite accommodating in that he travels to his clients ... this is a plus. But more importantly, such travel allows Ralf to work with my dog in areas where aggression triggers are continuously present. I would recommend Ralf to anyone who is looking for help with doggy behavioral issues.

Christina C.,

Merlin, a border-collie, loves to swim. He was born and raised in Seattle and he grew up chasing Frisbee and balls in Lake Washington. He could play in the water for hours and never get tired. We moved from Seattle to California and were excited that we moved into a house with pool as we thought that Merlin could continue spending hours in the water with his toys. We were shocked that our water loving dog was terrified of the pool. Merlin would not go near the pool, would circle widely around the pool when in the backyard, and hide in the bushes at the first sight of us in our swimsuits. We asked Ralf to help us with this issue and Ralf modeled for us how to slowly and consistently expose Merlin to the pool (as opposed to carrying him into the pool which we were doing). We spent the first week just walking Merlin calming and assertively around the pool, reinforcing that the pool was not scary. Over time, we slowly started walking Merlin into the pool and after two weeks Merlin was successfully swimming in the pool with reckless abandon.

Ralf demonstrated a mastery of dog psychology and taught us specific techniques to address a range of dog behavior problems (and how we humans contribute to the problem). We feel such gratitude for Ralf and his support and with the highest regards recommend anyone to contact Ralf if they are experiencing any type of issue with their dog. Thank you Ralf!

Molly and Simon T.,