I have an American Staffordshire Terrier a.k.a. Pitbull. His name is Samson. He is one of the greatest dogs I have ever owned, and is great with my 5 year old daughter. The problem that I had was I have a beautiful, loving dog that happens to be a 95lb., massive pitbull that society does not accept. So needless to say I have always been afraid to socialize him with other dogs. One, If another dog did step up to him with dominance, and was unbalanced, Samson would be labeled aggressive and punished. Two, I wasn’t sure how he would react around the other dogs, and again he’s powerfull so I’m sure you can imagine my concern. I contacted Bob to see if he could help me overcome my fears, so Samson could have a happy and socialized life. Samson and I met with Bob, and he explained to me how crucial it is to stay in control. If I’m in control Samson does’t feel the need to take over that role. The test of fate was set, it was my turn to take the reins. Bob had brought out the first dog to test the reaction from both parties, well three parties including myself. At first there was hesitation on my part which made Samson take the reins. Bob quickly explaind what I was doing wrong, and made me realize, it’s my control. I learned quickly and the dogs were both sniffing each other. This was like magic, eventually they were playing. Then Bob wanted to introduce him to more dogs. I was still a little hesitant, but agreed to do it. With self control and guidance the introduction went great. Before I knew it Samson had four new friends. I was so over joyed and Samson was happy playing like a dog should. Bob is a wonderful person and teacher. He has alot of knowledge to offer, but it is up to us as responsible dog owners to follow through. We can all be pack leaders with the correct tools. I would recommend him to everyone who is serious about having a balanced pack. Bob is also my father and a great advisor. He calls it like he see’s it, and I believe that’s what makes him so great at what he does. By the way you can see Samson and my daughter on the site pics. She’s the little one on holding on to the four dogs. If a five year old can do it anyone can. Samson is the big black and white beauty in front laying around with his new friends. PUNISH THE OWNER NOT THE BREED. Thanks for listening.

Candice