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Like many people during the pandemic, I evaluated my priorities and decided I wanted a dog. I was woefully unprepared for the one I got. Boomer was a Craigslist find. He had been to four homes before me and after a few weeks it became clear why. Boomer had severe separation anxiety, fear aggression, and horrible recall. I was unable to go anywhere without a babysitter for Boomer because of his anxiety. He was destructive and actually broke a tooth during one of his tantrums. His anxiety was costly and fiscally limiting.
More troubling was Boomer’s aggression towards humans. Boomer bit at least five people before Ashton trained him. I worked with other trainers and had zero success. They suggested CBD oil and Trazadone. Both of which were bandaids and did not shift the underlying issue.
Ashton changed my life and Boomer’s life in a way that I never could have imagined. Boomer can be around people now without me being hyper vigilant. He actually allows people to pet him and enjoys himself! He is a completely different dog.
Ashton’s work has exceeded my expectations. Boomer is now off leash trained. His recall is a 100%, 100% of the time. I am so grateful for the work Ashton has done with Boomer. I can say, with confidence, I would not have been able to keep Boomer without her.
Don’t waste your money working with other trainers. Ashton is talented, diligent, personable, and extremely caring. She is also an incredible teacher. Your relationship with your dog will metamorpihize before you know it!