Ryan overcome his fear
A serious fear of dogs is overcome
We first met Dan and his lovely girls Peanut and Inca, in May 2011 when looking for someone to help our 7 1/2 year old son Ryan, who had an extreme fear of dogs. His fear had come out of the blue at about 2 yrs of age, he has never been hurt or threatened by a dog. He would go into a panic whenever a dog was anywhere is sight, hyperventilating, screaming and crying. It was awful and his younger brother would often hook into the behaviour. It was bordering on dangerous and made going anywhere very stressful.
I located Dan on the internet and after speaking with him on the phone, decided that he was the person for the job. His manner with Ryan was just brilliant and he gained Ryan’s trust very quickly. Within four visits of an hour each, Ryan was playing with Peanut and Inca, patting them and truly enjoying his time with them.
Had I not seen it with my own eyes I would not have believed it was possible.
He has now been in the company of several other dogs since and has coped admirably.
Thank you so much Dan, Peanut and Inca you have given our young man a new confidence in himself and his ability to tolerate and respect and even enjoy dogs.
Wendy Taylor Waitakere August 3, 2017