Before we met K & RJ, my husband and I had settled in with the thought that we may have to turn to behavioral euthanasia (a conclusion that still pains us) for our Henry, until we met K & RJ. After our nearly 2 year old dog Henry nipped my sister (this wasn’t the first time that he had nipped, lunged, stalked, growled, or attempted to attack someone) I spent the next 36 hours aggressively searching options to save Henry. I say save because truly, we had exhausted all other resources and with no successful outcomes. We had virtually become prisoner’s in our own home as having social events at our house was no longer an option – and quite frankly, we were nervous to start a family of our own because Henry was terrified and aggressive towards children.
Henry is wonderful with other dogs, but with human’s, he had an over abundance of anxiety and a lack of confidence which manifested into fear-based aggression. After narrowing down our options and zeroing in on Zenergy as the ideal training for Henry, we decided to move forward with a 5 1/2 week bootcamp. This is where words escape me to describe the transformation we watched happen to Henry. We learned everything we were doing before (which we thought was helping) was actually fostering an environment for rewarding Henry to continue his aggressive behavior. K & RJ held our hand through this whole process, empowering us to become the best leaders we could be for Henry.
Through strong leadership and keeping up the skills we learned through K & RJ, I am over-the-moon to report our boy is truly a whole new dog. He is happier than ever, understands the commands and what is expected of him and most of all, safe to have as a member of our family. We are no longer afraid to have people over to our house or start a family in the near future. To say K & RJ are miracle workers is an understatement. Our biggest regret — not coming to them sooner! We are truly living our best lives with Henry.
-Laura & Joel Ryerson