Yuching is thorough, professional and really understands how to explain where your dog is coming from. She is patient and models what to do so it’s easy to learn a few adjustments to make your dog’s behavior closer to what you are wishing for. Yuching loves dogs and will help you learn to love and understand yours even more than you already do.
Yuching came to my home after I adopted a nine-week-old puppy from the Marin Humane and gave me the essential training tips I needed at that moment, as well as a solid foundation for future training. She had a kind and skillful approach to both me and my puppy (and my two cats!), answered all my questions and she followed-up after our session with a comprehensive email summarizing the training and offering other tips. My puppy, now six months-old, is very sweet and well-behaved, loves people and dogs of all ages and is a true companion to me.
We rescued our dog, Nala, from the shelter and she had some dog reactivity issues. I must have read 4-5 books on the topic and had attempted to train her myself, but wasn’t getting anywhere (It didn’t help that Nala doesn’t care much for food or treats). I reached out to Yuching and from the first meeting, Nala was literally eating out of her hand (I’d never seen her food motivated before!) and was super engaged with Yuching. Yuching was able to teach Nala and I the correct timing and way to reinforce certain behaviors in real time. After our sessions, she sends me recaps about what we learned, explains why we are doing the specific exercises with video links for more info, and lists progressions to up-level the work. These are SO VALUABLE! It’s only been 2 weeks, but I’ve already seen great progress with Nala. We were even able to drive by a dog recently and she didn’t bark at them! Baby steps, but big progress for her. Thank you Yuching!