Our youngest son and daughter-in-law have a 7 year old Golden-doodle, Brighton, who is a 56 lb white ball of energy with a delightful personality. Due to a job transfer, they moved from wide open spaces of Colorodo, to city living in a 3 story town house with a tiny patio for a yard in Washigton, D.C. Walking Brighton had become too much as Brighton towed everyone wherever she wanted to go, even attempting to chase squirrels & rabbits. This behavior posed a danger to our daughter-in-law with a toddler in tow and a newborn on the way especially going up and down stairs to take her out.
Our son confided in us that they we looking for a home for Brighton and asked if we would be interested in adopting her. After some discussion, my wife and I told our son we would not be able to keep Brighton permanently, but we would love to keep her temporarily until our granddaughter was born and they were able to move to a house with a yard. We also told them we would try to teach her some manners while we fostered her. So Brighton came to Dayton, Ohio to enjoy running in our large fenced yard and we spent several months attempting to teach Brighton basic manners like heel, sit. stay, and down-- with no success. Having had dogs in the past, we thought we were dog people who could train a dog. However, this big lovable giant needed professional help.
We knew about Aunt Faye from my wife's thirteen year involvement in pet therapy with our two English Cocker Spaniels. The Grand Dog Program with the one-on-one training and then group classes has turned Brighton into a well behaved dog who has learned to control her impulsive behavior. We can't thank Faye enough for making it possible for Brighton to rejoin her family.