"Michael Penn is a great dog trainer; the best I've ever known. Years ago he helped me to train my dog who had major separation anxiety and housetraining issues. She would potty in the house and inside of her kennel often, even right after taking her outside. I had to bathe her almost every day. At times I felt hopeless. She knew many games and tricks, but seemingly couldn't get past the house training.
Not only did Mike help to house train her, but helped me to understand what to do when she was triggered by storms or by me walking out of the house. Her seperation anxiety was reduced by far. After her training we had great communucation. She knew sit, stay, go, come, fetch, take it, leave it, lay down, roll over, place (go lay down), she was more relaxed and would voluntarily sit in her kennel and go in it when I said "go". She would wait for permission to come out when the kennel door was open. She learned heel, get your toy, get your bone, up, she walked with me off leash, and waited for permission to go outside when I opened the front door. She would stop and come back on command if she went too far. She had so much freedom because of our good communication and because she understood her boundaries.
It's years later now and I'm amazed by how quickely my new puppy is picking up on the training. It's clear to me now that it was truly training for me and how to be a consistent, good leader for her. The tools and tricks I've learned from Mike has helped me with all dogs I've been in close contact with, especially my new puppy. I'm forever grateful for what I learned at Penn's Canine Training."