A listener of 97.1 zht where Ty is a regular guest sent this letter in to the station and forwarded it on to us as well.
I can’t thank you enough for having Ty (the dog trainer) on your show a few months ago. I contacted Ty in hope he could help with my 2 year old German Shepherd who weighs about 100 + pounds. (Almost as much as me) Unfortunately I got him right before winter and didn’t spend the time needed with a new puppy. He was a monster. I couldn’t take him out of the backyard, he would continually would get out of his collar and take off, barking, jump on me and my daughter. I called Ty in hope he could take BUCK for 3 weeks and have him trained, because I ASSUME THAT I WOULD HAVE TO SPEND HOURS DAILY to get him to be somewhat normal.
Ty suggested a 3 or 4x training sessions. After the 1st training session WE HAVE A NEW DOG. Buck will heal for me and my 8 year old daughter, he has gone on 2 camping trips,has gone without a leash at our cabin and stayed by our side, walks by other dogs without pulling. After 2nd session, he doesn’t jump up on us anymore and working on staying for a longer period. It has only been 3 weeks and approx. 1 hour 5 times a week to change a 2 year old dogs behavior to a new additional to our family. I highly suggest giving Ty a call instead of thinking your dog is hopeless, boy was I wrong. and Ty’s prices are a lot less than a new dog. We had a mean outdoor dog that we probably couldn’t have given away, to Buck who will become an outdoor/indoor pet.
-Bobi, Ady, and Buck the German Shepherd