"When I met Bri she was at the tail end of an extensive apprenticeship with a veteran trainer whose great work with dogs I was very familiar with, but Bri was ready to branch out. She joined me at my company, Dogs Listen To Me, for a period of a few months. Around this time, I was in the early planning stages of relocating my company, so I encouraged Bri too begin setting up shop for herself, offering whatever help I might be able to provide along the way. I knew that Bri was more than ready to help people live better lives with their dogs without my guidance as a trainer.
Bri did fantastic work with all of my clients and their dogs and she has continued to do so for her own clients since the inception of Lead Your Dog. Since then, I have relocated to the West Coast, but have kept a close eye on Bri and have proudly referred my past clients in the Midwest to Bri for all of there canine needs. Every client I’ve ever sent her way has predictably reached out to let me know of their great satisfaction with the work Bri does.
Perhaps my favorite thing about Bri as a trainer is that like me, she knows how to train a pet dog without the use of treats. She understands the vast spectrum of positive reinforcement options available to encourage a trained behavior and understands the value of a rewards system that doesn’t promote high levels of excitement in the dog(s).
I truly consider Bri to be one of the better dog trainers I have ever encountered. She is always working to expand her knowledge and find creative solutions to behavior problems while staying firmly rooted in a core system that has been proven to be realistic and effective for dogs from any background.
I would be remiss not to mention Bri’s uncompromising love for dogs. All of her own dogs are rescue dogs from various backgrounds with their own unique challenges, but you’d be hard pressed to find a more terrific pack anywhere; which has allowed Bri to open her home to wayward dogs, in service of other rescue organizations, including my own.
I recommend Bri to any/all dog owners with complete confidence in her ability to help you find your way to a calm and happy dog."
"Bri is excellent at what she does! She taught us a lot about our dog and how to communicate with him. Atlas, our pup, would pull on his leash and not listen to any commands if there were other dogs around. Now he does not pull and listens to commands. He's still interested in other dogs, but we learned how to manage his behavior and how to set him up for success."
— Nicholas Simpson