After attending a group obedience class with my 6-month-old Weimaraner, Linus, I realized he needed more one on one attention. I found Ralf through his Doggie Social Club (which I highly recommend!) and hired him as soon as I saw how quickly Linus responded to him. After just one session with Ralf I noticed a dramatic change in Linus.
Ralf reinforced the importance of using markers and reward and through this method, Linus learned a new behavior at every session. Using an Operant Conditioning approach, Ralf helped Linus improve his loose leash walking, helped him become more confident around children and other dogs, and taught him to keep his focus on me when distractions were present.
Ralf’s vast knowledge of a dog’s psyche and how it thinks brought a high level of training to each session. The “homework” he gave was manageable and immediately effective when working with Linus on my own -- it truly made a difference in Linus’s success!
I highly recommend Ralf for all levels of training needs. He gets to know your dog (and you) and helps you really understand the methods you use to train your dog and why they are effective. Ralf does this with experience, professionalism and a great sense of humor! “Ralf days” were one of Linus’s favorite days of the week!Donna R.,