These are testimonials by clients of their transformative experience with Four Paws, Four Directions Dog Training.  Contact me if you want to realize similar changes in your dog's behavior! 

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The pictures in the above photo gallery were sent to me recently by a client that I've been working with for a few months. Rocky, the brown and white dog in the picture, is a wonderfully sweet rescue dog from a high-kill Kentucky shelter whose owner called all those months ago because her new dog had run across a busy city street and attacked another dog that was walking on leash (no damage, thankfully, other than a traumatized owner!). Rocky's threshold for reactive behavior was at least 100 feet or more.  The owner has worked incredibly hard, followed all my training and management protocols consistently and the above pictures testify to the ample rewards: a dog that is now able to walk calmly on-leash with another dog!! While there is always more to learn, the story of Rocky shows how much can be accomplished with excellent training as well as owner commitment.

Rocky Plays for Life

I've been working with Rocky and his owner for about a year. Rocky's owner originally contacted me after Rocky escaped on leash, ran across a busy city street and attacked another dog, also on leash. After a year of hard work, Rocky can now play appropriately with another dog! This is an immense breakthrough for this very sweet but very anxious dog. As Rocky's owner commented: "That's a year of working on this together! high fives to all involved!!"

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"Thanks  to some wonderful training we did with Laura . . . last summer, River  loves showing off how good she is at ignoring things . . . especially  lots of things!"

                     Scott H.


 "Dear Laura, thank you  so much for all your help, guidance and support with me and Jolene  these past two years! I'm so glad that I've been able to rely on you. I  really appreciate all the time and work you've put into helping us!  Thank you so, so, so much"

Allison T.

From Control unleashed Class

"I was so excited to find Laura doing a CU class in my area. I have a hyper sensitive, leash reactive, young Border Collie that I had been looking to find help with his issues. Quincy and I have gone through the beginner and advanced classes. Laura has been able to teach me how to keep my dog under threshold and how to respond when he has an outburst. The CU games I learned in class have been such a help in desensitizing Quincy to different stimuli. Quincy is not there yet, but I now have the tools needed to continue to help him improve. I am so thankful for Laura's calm teaching and guidance and Quincy is thankful too. "                                                                                              

Alyssa B.



"I would like to say again how much I appreciate your help. I felt supported and confident during the whole training. And I'm so so happy about Keke's progress. We could never do this without your professional help!"

Shu Chen