You know when you adopt a puppy, and the first day you think, “My kids are so happy! This dog is so cute. I love him so much.” But then the next day you wake up and think, WTF DID WE DO? This dog is destroying your home, knocking down your kids, and literally taking up every waking second of your time (which wasn’t much to begin with, because- you know, kids...). You thought you were out of newborn stage, but this is worse. Much worse. It’s like babysitting 10 toddlers at once. Without diapers 😱. You already have 3 kids, which is basically a small circus, so you wonder what your options are (bc losing your mind just can’t be one of them). You think about bringing the dog back, but then realize your kids would likely disown you, and decide you can’t go that route. So instead, you go to bed crying every night wondering how you will possibly survive.
Well- good news- you can keep both the dog and your children’s love, while maintaining your sanity. DOG IN NEUTRAL saved us (well me, really). Sam and Sammie are an unbelievable team. They could not be more knowledgeable and will care deeply about your dog and also YOU. We have invested significantly with them to help raise and train our 7 month old puppy. This included in-home sessions and we also recently finished a board and train at their house. The transformation we have seen in our dog’s behavior is remarkable. He was hard to work with before and is now much more calm and manageable. They also give you all the tools and structure to reduce the stress of raising a pup, which is better for the mental health of the dog but also the owner (who in this case may or may not be a little OCD 🤷🏻♀️). Our life no longer revolves around the dog, but rather he revolves around us and our schedule.
If you are in need or will be soon, give them a call and get a better understanding of their approach and training philosophy. It’s worked for us firsthand and we could not thank them enough 🙌🏻. They are also unbelievably accessible and always there to provide support when needed (we need it often).
Thank you DOG IN NEUTRAL- we have a transformed pup, our life back and, thankfully, no more tears! Call them! -SM & JM (Montclair, NJ)