Three years ago my family decided to get a family dog. We did a lot of research and agreed on a Golden-Poodle. We were delighted with our new bundle of joy, named Miles. We did all the things the books told us to do. We took him to puppy school, “socialized” him with the neighbourhood dogs and had private training. At about 2 1/2 years old, Miles became very aggressive towards other dogs . We could no longer let him play with other dogs and at one point we could not even walk him on leash. Our first step was talking to our vet who recommended we take Miles to a dog psychiatrist. We spent $750.00 and Miles was still the same. A few weeks later Miles broke the skin of another dog and he could not be walked anymore. I went into the vet again hoping one of the wonderful people there would adopt him. The doctor suggested I call Brenda; she had great success with other dogs in similar situations. So I did and the rest is history. She has made Miles into the family pet he was born to be. She worked diligently with him individually and with the whole family. Brenda has been a blessing. I can honestly say he now is a great listener, easily walked and a great dog. Best of all the strategies Brenda gave us are so easy. They are things I would have never thought of. My 10 and 7 year olds use them. Miles now goes on walks with other dogs and completely ignores them. Brenda Hoffman has been our life saver.

The Rose Family