After being turned away from 4 dog sitters and dog hotels, I came to Barbara Jean desperate for a dog sitter that could appropriately handle a dominate 135# male bullmastiff. Without hesitation she opened her home and cared for him as if he were own (and impressively without a harsh hand which had been the approach of others). What I actually found was an effective trainer, great resource and a friend. What I value most is Barbara Jean’s thorough evaluations- she truly wants to understand the details of your particular dog’s situation, and analyze on case by case basis. She has helped me transition several foster dogs to be well behaved functioning members of society– even one with severe car aggression. Her techniques are easily broken down to educate me as to why we choose one approach versus another and why the behaviors may be surfacing. I am so lucky to have her as a trainer and resource; I know you will feel the same.