Paul Pipitone could not have come into our lives at a more crucial time. Our once playful and friendly Boxer (Chase) was starting to show aggression towards other dogs and was becoming extremely protective of our home and us. It was also becoming nearly impossible to walk with Chase because he was constantly pulling on the lease and trying to get to other dogs. At first we thought these tendencies would go away because Chase was so young, but what we found out was that we were at a very crucial point where we needed to either make some serious changes or we were going to have an out of control powerful dog on our hands. Paul taught us that we were the problem instead of treating Chase like a dog we were letting him be the pack leader in our home. We learned from Paul that when a dog feels like they have to be the pack leader that that can cause all kinds of problems for the dog such as anxiety and aggression. By establishing our roles in the home as pack leader it helped Chase not to feel as though he needed to be on guard all of the time against possible problems. Paul taught us that there are simple steps that can be taken to establish your place as pack leader such as never letting Chase go into a door before you have entered. Another thing Paul taught us was how to properly walk Chase on a leash. We had been using a standard collar and retractable leash with Chase and were constantly nervous while walking him because he had slipped out of his collar many times before and because we had little to no control over him when he was on a retractable leash 20 feet in front of us. Paul taught us how to safely and effectively walk Chase with a chain collar and a six-foot leash. After working with Chase each day for about 20 minutes I am now able to enjoy walks without worrying about Chase getting away from me or hurting another dog. Chase is under control now and he is much happier because he is getting the daily exercise he needs. Paul also taught us how to walk Chase on a treadmill which is something that will come in handy during the winters in Maine! The biggest improvement that I have seen in Chase is in the way in which he now interacts with other dogs. What we learned from Paul is that he is not really an aggressive dog but rather a dog with a lot of energy that in the past had been introduced to other dogs when he wasn’t in a calm state. Now before introducing Chase to another dog he is made to stand beside us calmly for several minutes before we allow the introduction to take place. Chase is now able to play with other dogs without becoming aggressive. We could go on and on about the many wonderful things that Paul has done for us. He truly is a dog’s best friend! Chase instantly trusted Paul because of his calm energy and his ability to establish himself as pack leader. We cannot thank Paul enough for everything that he has done for Chase! Emily and Nathan Brown If you are a customer of ours and would like to provide a testimonial and/or picture, we would love to share it!