Houdini came to us after he was abandoned and was left to fend for himself. He was very underweight and used to being independent and in charge. The main challenge for Houdini was introducing him to my cats, Joey and Baby Freaksauce. Initially, I was optimistic that we could live as a happy family, until Houdini attempted to take a bite out of Joey's tail. Fortunately there were no injuries, but that day I decided to call for help, and was lucky enough to get connected with Ralf.
Ralf made me and Houdini feel comfortable from the moment we met. He was patient and kind not only to Houdini, but also to me. Ralf made sure to explain the rationale behind the behavioral training we were doing and made the sessions both educational and enjoyable. Ralf was flexible in his scheduling and the fact that he was able to train us in my home was invaluable.
Today, Houdini is fully integrated into the family. I no longer worry about him attacking my cats; I can actually walk him without being dragged behind; and his days as an escape artist are well past, as he happily understands his boundaries and stays in our yard without attempting to escape or wander off.
Before meeting Ralf and going through our training, I was sure that I could not keep Houdini and was actively searching for another home for him. Now, I can't imagine my life without him.Liz M.,