October 25, 2020

"Bruce was great, his recommendations and observations were spot on. What a difference a day makes. With Bruce’s recommendations my dog Charly was so good on the leash, very little pulling or lunging after other dogs, the very next day. I was truly amazed at the difference. I recommend Bruce to anyone looking to improve their dogs behavior."
August 1, 2019

Exceeded expectations

"Bruce and his approach to animal handling was spot on for us and our family needs. Bruce trained us, in our home in the company of all of our animals, cats and dogs, addressing behavioral issues we were experiencing with our newest addition. His approach was perfect, his instruction on what to observe and how to address behaviors, good and bad, was quite logical and has already given us new confidence in our ability to solve our issue. We highly recommend Bruce, and liked him very much."
April 1, 2019

"Bruce was wonderful with our 6 month old Kelpie mix. We had concerns about aggressiveness with strangers primarily men and with walking him. Within 2 minutes of walking through the door our dog Echo was jumping up and licking him not growling or snapping. We sat for an hour went over all of our concerns and he gave us the tools to help Echo become a better member of society if you will. Bruce also went for a walk with us and gave us instructions on how to deal with his pulling, barking at people, lurching for other dogs and animals. It’s only been a couple days but with the techniques he showed us walking Echo is much more enjoyable. We have a lot more training to do on our part and socialization for him but with Bruce’s training session I know we can do this. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
March 14, 2019

"Dog Training Mar 13, 2019 Bruce was FANTASTIC! He knows his stuff and was able to give me insight into my dog's behavior, and the interaction he has with my other dogs. Bruce was kind and patient and bonded immediately with Chapo (my dog). What I noticed about Bruce's technique is that he paid close attention to how I interacted with my dogs and offered pointers to get the most out of the training."
November 23, 2018

"Miles was lunging and barking violently at many people which prompted us to bring in a trainer/behaviorist. Miles barked violently and pulled at the leash upon her arrival. The "snap leash training" technique was used and it demoralized our dog. 2 hours in to the training Miles muzzled punched her. She then suggested that he was unpredictable and wouldn't benefit from anymore training. She labeled him as being “Extreme Barrier Aggressive". With further discussion we thought it best to return him to the shelter. His great attributes just wouldn’t allow us to do so though. The following morning I reached out in desperation to trainers on Thumbtack and quickly got a response from Bruce. He encouraged me not to take Miles to the shelter and insisted that all dogs can be rehabilitated. We scheduled an appointment with him and when he arrived, Miles demeanor toward him was great. Bruce's calming influence had everything to do with it. We sat down for an hour and discussed what was needed during which Miles slept. We took him for a walk and Bruce took the leash with no problems. He made constructive suggestions and our faith in Miles was restored. We now have taken Miles on trails heavily used by people, dogs and bikes with no incidents or violent behavior. We have taken him to the dog park a few times where all he wants to do is play and get patted by everyone. Without Bruce's encouragement we may have returned Miles to the shelter where he may have been put down. Miles will continue to bring us happiness for years to come. Bruce will be his trainer for a lifetime. Mark and Danielle Christian"