“I have been working the Emily Adams since the summer of 2013 when Maiko, my German Shepard, was 6 months old. Maiko was extremely smart and passed her classes with flying colors but she was reactive to people and dogs and I knew that I needed additional obedience training beyond the basics. Fortunately, Emily works independently as well so she started working privately with Maiko at an early age.
Maiko could not be walked around the neighborhood without jumping and barking and terrorizing people who were strolling around. My two teenage sons refused to talk her for a walk because she embarrassed them. The first time Emily took her on a private training class she came back with a video showing Maiko walking along side Anderson Avenue, a very busy avenue, without barking at anyone. She even stopped to speak to some people. Without the video, I would not have believed her. During the next few months, they also worked on greeting people and on avoiding potential situations with small children running toward the dog, people coming over the house, etc.
Maiko’s bred is a tough one. GSG’s are bred to be guard dogs and herders and need a strong pack leader. These factors are crucial to their balanced well-being. Thanks to Emily’s advice and hardwork, Maiko is now two and half years old and does very well around many situations. Emily has also trained me to read Maiko’s signs to help me to become a better owner and pack leader.
Maiko absolutely adores and respects Emily’s calm and commanding demeanor. We are lucky to have Emily be part of our lives and will continue to support her and her work for many more years to come.”