My dogs and I just love Ericka AND her dogs. She has improved our quality of life tremendously. Amiga, my black Lab, is a rescue from Animal Services. When I adopted her at 9 mos., she loved everyone. Thinking I was socializing her, I took her to numerous dog parks on a regular basis. And on a regular basis she was attacked by other dogs. I realized I needed to stop our visits but by then I had a fear-based, aggressive dog.
I began agility lessons with Ericka, not sure if we could ever go beyond the basics and go “off leash”. I had some private lessons with Ericka who helped me ‘read’ Amiga and helped me to see certain behaviors and know what to do. Since then Amiga has titled in AKC Novice Rally Obedience with perfect or near perfect scores (99 to 100 out of 100 is her norm). AND she is relaxed with other dogs. She is focused in any dog sport we do and relaxed with other dogs.
Ericka has been a part of giving us much greater quality of life. Amiga is now free to feel confident in Agility and Rally Obedience, without fear of other dogs. This is a gift. And I appreciate Ericka’s (and her dogs) input in our lives/training.