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11 June 2020

I wish I could say positive things. I was charged a Total of $1,670 for one week. After Shep was taken in for the 6 hour initial evaluation, he was doing great when we came home, but lunged at 2 people a few days after so Brandon asked me to bring shep back for the day so he could re-evaluate him. I was charged for boarding and day-care on top of the initial $1,500 for the two weeks (one day of evaluation and 2 weeks of phone calls and help from Brandon). I could barely get ahold of Brandon during that first week. I got sick with the flu after the first week so we put my training on hold. When I messaged Cathy to begin the training again she was clueless about anything and wanted to charge me more money. Again, I wish I could say good things but I just can't...I don't have the money for another trainer and now I am absolutely torn on what to do. I invested so much money in Brandon and I am COMPLETELY LET DOWN! More...

22 November 2019

Thor's StoryMy 9 year old Beagle was attacked at a dog park 5 years ago by a very large dog. There were no physical injuries to Thor luckily however his mental state of mind had been greatly damaged. He was no longer able to be around other dogs without thinking he was going to be attacked so he would go into fight mode. Naturally, I became a helicopter parent and shielded him from other dogs in fear of liability issues or ending up paying someone else's vet bill. I had to hide behind houses or cars on walks anytime a passing dog came around. The barking was so obnoxious people would come out of their houses to see what was going on. I took Thor to Brandon's facility with high hopes but still a cloud in my mind that he could make a complete recovery. After just a few hours in Brandon's care we returned and I already had noticed he was quiet and relaxed. Normally he has anxiety and wines. Brandon taught me that dogs think differently than humans and changed my mindset. It became apparent I was the problem along with my fears of him getting into a fight with another dog. Thor ran the house, he was the Alpha. The last 5 days, using Brandon's techniques, I have become the Alpha of my house. The way it should have been. It is a lot of tough love and discipline however the results are immediate. Once I was able to control my own fear, by becoming the Alpha of the house again,  I gained the confidence to battle my biggest fear, the dog park. After only 5 days of my own mental rehabilitation and super simple dog training, I took him to the park and the impossible became possible. He was socializing with other dogs and...  no fighting. He was happy to be a dog again, and I was happy to be an owner again. Its possible to have the best of both worlds, he sleeps in bed with me and we do the same cuddles and kisses, but now its on my terms and not his. There is no doubt he knows how much I love him and he seems to respect me more for it. I am 34 years old and Pregnant. If I can do it, so can you. Its worth every penny. More...

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17 November 2019

My dog had recently bit a neighbor walking into our backyard right in front of me. She had no regard for what I had to say, as her lack of impulse control and defensive nature led her to believe that she was only protecting her house. She was threatened to be put down; my neighbor argued that if the dog were to get better at all, we'd have seen improvement by the 9 months we've had her.No one saw the dog I knew was within this troubled animal. No one but Brandon. In one day, he showed us what she was capable of. He showed us that she could socialize with dogs, and enjoy the company of a stranger, she had just learned behaviors that she improperly implemented to protect herself.Brandon showed my family how to be the leaders she needed, and she promptly followed behind us.Don't wait until an incident like mine occurs to seek the help of someone who's developed their craft for over 30 years to help your dog. Thank you, Brandon! More...

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1 November 2019

I still recommend Brandon - but I won't be answering any direct questions anymore because a.) I've received SO FREAKING MANY QUESTIONS and b. ) I'm not Brandon so I can't tell you what he'd do with your pet because c.) every animal is different.These questions are for Cathy and ultimately Brandon so... JUST BOOK THE MAN. PPS - Yes, our dogs are still doing well because we've stuck to his plan. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

30 October 2019

My first time writing a review and Brandon is worth writing about.  We got a rescue Tibetan Wheaten Terrier about 6 months ago.  When we got her, we were told she has some dog aggression and may nip but she would be good when she found her "forever' home.  We thought with love and some training she would chill out.  The dog aggression was worse then we expected and walking her was a nightmare and stressful.  We started with an animal behavior therapist who ultimately told us our dog should be on prosaic.  Then we found a training company that used a collar that is like a tens machine.  It  helped, she is well behaved and did great in her group classes but it was still hell walking her. We watched tons of videos as well  I didn't feel like Chole was a happy dog.  Utterly frustrated and in constant communication with my sister (a dog person) she told me about Brandon. Now we are already into this for close to to $4000. but we were willing to try one more thing.We made an appointment for Chloe's eval.  We got there at 9:30 am  Brandon spent 2 hours just talking with us. Asking tons of questions, observing Chloe and how we interact with her.  Then he takes her out with his dogs where he does his eval.   Brandon videos everything so you can review it.   After a few hours of Chloe being with his dogs, he brought us back together and told us we were the problem.Her issues were learned.  He teaches you the laws of nature.  Our dog needed us to step up and lead her.  Discipline and dominate.  In one day, she changed.  I cant begin to say how happy I am when I walk Chloe and she just walks by dogs.  Every time it happens I think "wow, this is a miracle.  Chloe actually seems happier and is way more loving with us.  It is absolutely incredible and worth every penny we spent.  If your dog has any kind of aggression, you need to contact Brandon.  If you live to far, he can help you with some phone calls. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

28 October 2019

He is the real deal and can help you

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27 October 2019

I have three dogs in my house and for the past two years I've had a house with dogs fighting, mainly my Jindo dog and the cocker spaniel. Not just a little but bloody and scary. My Jindo was in training for a year in the past which helped with her fear issues but not with the fights. Last month my Jindo almost killed my little senior papillon, she was starting to steal food off the table and get pushy and starting to run the house again. I was about to go into another round of personal dog training when a friend advised me to get in touch with Brandon Fouche because he is different and he made amazing changes in her dog who had gone through rehabilitation at his facility. I was a little hesitant because I live far away from his facility. But I needed something different because whatever I've been doing hasn't worked. The fighting was bloody and I was scared of losing my other dogs and also worried about this developing into people aggression because she protects me. I did a phone consultation and we did the the whole program over the phone! My dog changed in just a week and now I'm fine tuning things. I went from scared to confident, and that feeling is really awesome when you have a situation that's scary. I wish I didn't wait so long! It was really worth it and it's changing the situation for everyone in my house. More...

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22 September 2019

I HIGHLY recommend working with Brandon! I have a 1.5 year old French Bulldog who started to show aggression towards me and others as well as constant pulling on walks and became hysterical when sensing a skateboard near by. It had gotten to the point that Honey would growl at me multiple times a day and I limited our walks because they had become too stressful. The joy/emotional support I had once got from my dog had now turned into a toxic mix of stress and sadness. I was desperate for help after having the thought that I might need to give Honey up (which devastated me) I had tried working with a trainer in the past however the problems only grew worse. I knew I needed to give working with a behaviorist a try. After researching/yelping I came across Brandon. I read his reviews and thought the stories about the transformation of their pets were too good to be true but they also gave me hope that there was a solution to help with Honeys aggression/acting out on walks and with skateboards. Last week,Honey and I spent the day with Brandon. After a consultation about my concerns, an evaluation of Honey, a discussion on what he had observed/uncovered, a plan of action, and some practice exercises-Honey and I were sent home to implement the plan. Talking with Brandon, I was amazed at his INSIGHT and KNOWLEDGE on our situation. It was also humbling to look at the relationship on my end and how my dog parenting was contributing to the problems. I knew it was going to be a challenge for ME to firm up with Honey however I reminded myself it was for the best interest of Honey and our relationship. Some of his methods seemed questionable at first but also made sense with more information on how animals act instinctually/hormonally. After just 2 days of implementing the plan of action, I was in awe of the drastic changes in Honey's behavior. Our walks had become peaceful again and Honey was not showing the aggression towards me that he normally did. Whenever we pass skateboards I would always get nervous and stressed out about Honeys behavior. Today we passed a skateboard on our walk and Honey had NO REACTION! He calmly watched the skateboard pass and we continued on our way. I did not think this would ever be possible. I am grateful I am still able to show Honey love and affection, but Brandon has taught me how to do it the right way. I consider Brandon a "mad scientist magician" with immense knowledge and wisdom. The change in Honey is truly a miracle! I am so grateful I decided to work with Brandon! More...

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8 September 2019

This review is going to be lengthy, so bear with me, but let me start off by saying this: Brandon is absolutely life-changing. Due to the issues and incidents I had experienced with my little guy, I was running out of options and times to remedy behaviors that were creating incidents that would result in me having to put my dog down if things did not change. Brandon, in the span of a day or so, completely changed my life and my dogs. My little guy has a new lease on life now thanks to Brandon's amazing work. Let me get into that below with my preamble now complete.I adopted my guy (Berto, an American Staffordshire Terrier) from BARC shelter in Brooklyn. At the time they told me he had previously had some incidents with other dogs but it was not totally clear the full extent of what I was dealing with. Fast forward a few weeks and I found that I had a bit of a situation on my hand. My dog was seemingly pulling me down the sidewalk, dominating myself and my roommates, and getting more and more out of control by the day. I ended up seeking training for obedience purposes and found a traditional trainer who used a prong collar and very simple No/Yes marking of behaviors.Fast forward a couple of months and I begin to see the issues come to the surface. My dog began a streak of incidents over two years resulting in 1 dog bite, 1 dog fight (with a dog who he had previously been more than fine with) and 2 human bites (both bad enough that they necessitated a trip to the hospital and stitches for the victim).Obviously all of this was incredibly scary and became harder and harder to manage as the issues started with just dogs, and then quickly moved into human aggression.I felt guilty, trapped, helpless, etc as my dog continued to exhibit the aggressive behavior, and seemed more difficult to reign in by the day. I felt I was losing control each day and would inevitably have to surrender my dog.I was looking at a number of dog training services in LA and found the good dog dog training and Brandon. The good dog was very much in line with what I had expected, prong collar, e - collar, etc. I found Brandon and reached out and spoke with Cathy who was so incredibly nice and understanding. Not only did she make me feel like I was not in a helpless situation, she made me feel heard and understood. She was quick and responsive to all my questions and inquiries and walked me through every step.I signed up for the boarding and evaluation after reading other reviews but I was still nervous and had my reservations as all trainers say they can help you but most choose a different method than Brandon and often charge triple his fees.I dropped my lil guy off and had a brief chat with Brandon at this time. I was immediately floored and convinced that I was in good hands.Fast forward to the end of my boarding and my evaluation and I was met with results that seemed nothing short of a miracle. Berto was a changed dog. Not in the way that had previously happened with other trainers (a slight change in the specific behaviors but no change in his overall level of calmness, anxiety etc. He always remained very clearly alert and on edge despite the other trainers). The Berto I got from Brandon is calm, subordinate, sedate, and most importantly, uncaring of the stimuli that previously would have set him off.Brandon helped educate me on all of the things I had been doing to exacerbate the issues that were happening and helped educate me on the actual way that dogs learn/perceive/ and go throughout the world. By explaining how my dog was learning and perceiving the world, he helped me understand how I was misleading my dog and making more issues.Brandon armed me with the tools I needed to curb my dogs behaviors and help him understand that I was the pack leader and his anxiety was unneeded.Today, my dog is able to walk, interact, play, and generally enjoy life with both dogs and humans, where as before he was siloed, sequestered, and alone, unable to enjoy anyone else. More...

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4 September 2019

This review is going to be lengthy, so bear with me, but let me start off by saying this: Brandon is absolutely life-changing. Due to the issues and incidents I had experienced with my little guy, I was running out of options and times to remedy behaviors that were creating incidents that would result in me having to put my dog down if things did not change. Brandon, in the span of a day or so, completely changed my life and my dogs. My little guy has a new lease on life now thanks to Brandon's amazing work. Let me get into that below with my preamble now complete. I adopted my guy (Berto, an American Staffordshire Terrier) from BARC shelter in Brooklyn. At the time they told me he had previously had some incidents with other dogs but it was not totally clear the full extent of what I was dealing with. Fast forward a few weeks and I found that I had a bit of a situation on my hand. My dog was seemingly pulling me down the sidewalk, dominating myself and my roommates, and getting more and more out of control by the day. I ended up seeking training for obedience purposes and found a traditional trainer who used a prong collar and very simple No/Yes marking of behaviors. I saw a change but my little guy would always revert back to the bad behaviors when confronted with a stimulant such as a small animal (squirrel, etc.) other dogs, or other people even. My dog would pull, whine, etc. Fast forward a couple of months and I begin to see the issues come to the surface. My dog began a streak of incidents over two years resulting in 1 dog bite, 1 dog fight (with a dog who he had previously been more than fine with) and 2 human bites (both bad enough that they necessitated a trip to the hospital and stitches for the victim).Obviously all of this was incredibly scary and became harder and harder to manage as the issues started with just dogs, and then quickly moved into human aggression. I felt guilty, trapped, helpless, etc as my dog continued to exhibit the aggressive behavior, and seemed more difficult to reign in by the day. I felt I was losing control each day and would inevitably have to surrender my dog. I was looking at a number of dog training services in LA and found the good dog dog training and Brandon. The good dog was very much in line with what I had expected, prong collar, e - collar, etc. Training focused on the behaviors, no involvement of other dogs in the rehabilitation etc. I was trepidatious to use there service as this had previously not worked for me and I was running out of time and money.I found Brandon and reached out and spoke with Cathy who was so incredibly nice and understanding. Not only did she make me feel like I was not in a helpless situation, she made me feel heard and understood. She was quick and responsive to all my questions and inquiries and walked me through every step. I signed up for the boarding and evaluation after reading other reviews but I was still nervous and had my reservations as all trainers say they can help you but most choose a different method than Brandon and often charge triple his fees. I dropped my lil guy off and had a brief chat with Brandon at this time. I was immediately floored and convinced that I was in good hands. Fast forward to the end of my boarding and my evaluation and I was met with results that seemed nothing short of a miracle. Berto was a changed dog. Not in the way that had previously happened with other trainers (a slight change in the specific behaviors but no change in his overall level of calmness, anxiety etc. He always remained very clearly alert and on edge despite the other trainers). The Berto I got from Brandon is calm, subordinate, sedate, and most importantly, uncaring of the stimuli that previously would have set him off. Brandon helped educate me on all of the things I had been doing to exacerbate the issues that were happening and helped educate me on the actual way that dogs learn/perceive/ and go throughout the world. By explaining how my dog was learning and perceiving the world, he helped me understand how I was misleading my dog and making more issues. Brandon armed me with the tools I needed to curb my dogs behaviors and help him understand that I was the pack leader and his anxiety was unneeded. Today, my dog is able to walk, interact, play, and generally enjoy life with both dogs and humans, where as before he was siloed, sequestered, and alone, unable to enjoy anyone else. Brandon changed my life and Bertos. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the work that Brandon has done. He truly saved my dogs life. If you are even considering using a different service, give Brandon a try. He will find the issues that are plaguing your dog, figure out how to work through those, and make a noticeable change, all within a day of work. Most trainers take weeks to acheive what Brandon can do in a day. This is not marketing, this is not a paid review, this is pure simple fact. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

27 August 2019

Let me start this review by stating that I am a grade school teacher. I work with kids of all ages every day and learn to adjust my teachings to different learning styles. That being said, I was in no way prepared to do and had certainly not considered doing the same for my 1.5yr old pit healer mix pup, who CLEARLY requires a different way of being educated. Brandon helped me realize just that.As much as she'd loved it in the past, for months we have been afraid to take our pup, Blue, out of the house to socialize with other dogs. We live in an apartment in Santa Monica, without a yard, so walking her multiple times a day is necessary. While once a super friendly little pup with all creatures and humans, Blue had become randomly aggressive with passer-by dogs. Some she'd wag her tail at, and some she'd lunge for barking as if possessed. This all began, we believe, after taking her to the dog park almost daily as a puppy. She LOVED romping with other dogs, and had that been her only experience there, I believe we may have never found any pressing need to reach out to Brandon. However, we don't live in a perfect world, and on several occasions, Blue was ganged up on by dogs at the dog park, which - we didn't realize at the time - was progressively making her more fearful. Where we'd thought pulling her out of the situation or allowing her the choice to ignore the other dog's behavior (depending on its severity) was the right approach, Brandon helped us realize that we were instead allowing her to learn and so believe that we couldn't protect her, which ultimately escalated one day to the point where Blue seemed to think defending herself was the only available option. For the most part, we've been avoiding all contact with dogs, walking to the other side of the street, and bribing her with turkey to avoid her losing it when other dogs pass. She seems to turn into a manic, growling, stiff, unwavering animal, filled with rage, when she meets certain dogs. Her world was shrinking....until we met Brandon.Having tried several other trainers who used positive reinforcement as their main approach, we were curious about Brandon's methods from the moment we found him. He came highly recommended by a dog walker we encountered who'd faced a similar challenge with his own dog. He claimed that Brandon changed his dog completely. After reading several more reviews and slogging our way through the swamp of is-he-too-good-to-be-trues, we made the call and within a week, we were walking through Brandon's door. Immediately, his energy had us captivated. The knowledge he has about animals in general is impressive, almost hypnotizing in its simplicity and resonance, and the parallels he drew to raising children really hit home for us. We spent almost 2 hours with him, discussing Blue and how we've been living with her up until now. He then excused us, took Blue back to his dogs to evaluate her, and recorded everything (which we enjoyed watching later). When we returned after Blue's evaluation, Brandon gifted us with a new way of interacting with our sweet girl. He let us know that to feel comfortable and safe, Blue needed our behavior to change. He had us alter the way we walk her, the way we call her to us, and the way we love/praise her. We don't have to lay a finger on her, use prong/choke/shock collars, or entice her with treats and the best part for us is that we can still love on her as much as we want!Brandon changed the way our dog views the world in a single day. We took her home with our newly learned tools and by that night, she was calmly walking behind us, no longer pulling on her leash, and best of all, she did not have a care in the world for the dogs we walked past. She's also not chewing anything in the house when we leave anymore!We are currently a little less than a week out of our training and are checking in with Brandon via phone every day for the 2 weeks recommended. He wants to know how our days are going with Blue, and if any questions arise for us (which they have), we can immediately receive answers. He has changed our life for the better, and rather than Blue's world shrinking, it is now growing exponentially, because we can take our sweet, social girl out with us and trust her reactions, because she now has complete trust in us again. We are forever grateful! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

26 August 2019

Let me begin by saying that I am a very skeptical person, but I figured that a conversation was worth a try.  I have an 18-month old English mastiff (currently just at 140 lbs) and we live in a tourist destination where there are literally hundreds of people on our streets from cruise ships every day. Thus, I worked with her from 8 weeks old to socialize her in large groups of people. We interacted with them every day for a year and she grew to be affectionate with all dogs, people, children - no issues with constant golf carts and scooters or skateboarders going by, and everyone always wants to pet her. We have two other smaller dogs who she adores. At 16 months she began to jump at anything that whizzed by. Then it went to barking and lunging at anyone carrying something or a noisy shopping cart or wagon going by.  Then she started being the same with random people walking by- not in any group. Still, there was zero dog aggression and if a person had a dog, she was fine - rolled over to meet them. I was so devastated that what was a dream dog made such a 180 change in just a few days, and I had no idea why.  I had trained her very young for all the sit/ stay etc. commands and she still did all those things fine when alone with me. I had huge anxiety myself about taking her out at all but I knew it wasn't training I was looking for- it was behavior modification which is different. I also figured there were things I needed to be doing better personally.SO, I called and talked to Cathy and she told me about the various price structures and said Brandon would tell me what was best for us. How in the world could a phone consult without ever meeting a dog work?  Seemed laughable. I had an intro call with Brandon, where he asked a lot of questions and told me he probably needed to see her.  However, that would entail me getting on a boat and renting a car, etc. so he said let's try a phone consultation and see how it goes. This was the least expensive option and I felt was pretty reasonable. Certainly nowhere even close to the $$$$$ others charge.The next day we spoke for over an hour and he gave specific instructions based on my dog's issues and personality type. These instructions sounded nuts, probably a scam.  However, his logic regarding WHY was not.  He spoke about secondary fear-imprint stages and hormonal retraining based on the behaviors of animals in the wild.  The specified instructions included a very gentle, structured interaction, not hitting or yelling, yanking, etc. My family still thought it was garbage.So day one, I very nervously tried what he said, in a quieter area of town. People walking by carrying things. She is bigger than me.  She was very nervous too and seemed a little bewildered but did not lunge or leap. Had another over an hour conversation with Brandon regarding the things that happened and more detailed feedback.Day two, people, more noises and barking dogs. Seemed to be getting better but I was still daunted.Day three (today) wow what a difference.  Cars whizzing by, skateboarders, dogs barking through fences, people walking by, plus the trash truck making all that noise with cans being loaded and banged around with a lot of yelling. She barked one time only at the trash truck and she was nervous but I used the techniques and she immediately calmed each time.  She was cautious in passing by, but then went on smelling things and wagging her tail. I talked with Brandon again for an hour and have been given the ok to move on to larger groups in a small setting this afternoon.  When that is good to go, we will move to our crowds. All only after a conversation each day.He also helped with some tips on her behavior at home.I am seriously a convert.  I don't care what other trainers say.  This is not a fake review- and those others that were bad reviews were not actually from people who worked very closely with Brandon and followed instructions exactly.  It sounded stupid, made me super uncomfortable to do so (I was worried about the omg what if she does something awful while I'm trying this), but it ended up not being all that hard and I have a lot more self-confidence already.I am going to write a follow up, as the days go by.  I'm just glad she's getting back to being herself.Lisa & Bronwyn More...

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16 August 2019

The beat thing that every happened to us. My sister adopted a pit lab mix from the pound at the end of July... the next morning she was ready to take him back. ... our beautiful dog was a little monster. He was highly aggressive towards men, any time we tried to reprimand him verbally he would jump and snarl in our face. Highly leash aggressive, are through 3 harnesses and every time we would take him out he would try to escape his collar or harness and jump at men. Several times my sister wanted to take him back but the shelter told us if we waited 10 days the dog will go to a training facility at a prison.. the day finally came where we could send gambino off but they as my sister brought the dog they decided against it. We were stuck with this dog. I searched for rescues that would take him, making calls.. it was going to be impossible for 2 girls to take care of this 70 lb 1 year old. I finally stumbled across Brandon who got me in right away. Wow. The morning we took gambino to him he was trying to lunge at Brandon, barking, snarling and being the dog we had dealt with. We left gambino there and returned 6 hours later.... we went through videos and what I saw shocked me. Gambino was cuddling with a complete male stranger. How could this dog who seemed like he wanted to eat everyone could be so tame and loving. My sister was a little skeptical that we could maintain this at home. We did exactly what Brandon said for the night and it was heaven... the next day a trainer from the facility that was suppose to take gambino came. He was talking about how he wanted us to put a spike collar on him. Use the leash as discipline and to distract gambino while people walked by. In the matter of 30 minutes of this trainer being here and never once touching gambino, the dog was right back to being aggressive and jumping up in my face, barking and snarling. It was at this moment we said thank you and continued following Brandon's advice. We have a man living in the house whom gambino would go after but now they are coexisting quite nicely in the apartment. I believe in Brandon saving this dog and our relationship with him so much I even went back to the shelter I got gambino from and told them they should have every person that wants to bring their dog in for aggressive behavior to Brandon first. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

16 August 2019

Brandon's methods helped transform the way we interact with our dog. Within a week of our evaluation,​ there was no more leash pulling, no more barking at dogs that walk past our yard, and most importantly​ no more aggression​towards​d strangers that enter our home. Thank you so much, Brandon,​ you have given us the tools that we needed to have a beautiful​ relationship with our pup! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

8 August 2019

Life-changing.Since adopting Cassidy (my 3-year-old pitbull) 10 months ago, we've gone to dog companion classes (positive reinforcement), worked with 3 trainers in-home, and watched lots of videos on Youtube with slow and non-substantial progress. She was leash reactive to other dogs and had a ball/fetch obsession that became worrisome at dog parks. After working with Brandon just for 2 days over phone consultations, I feel like I have a new dog. While working with Brandon, there were huge behavior and perspective changes from both me and Cassidy. He took the time to understand our situation and the specific goals I had in mind. He gave us daily homework tasks and the results are night and day. Although I wasn't able to see him in person, the phone consultations were really great to give/get daily updates and feedback. The more honest and detailed information you can give him, the better feedback you will get. You should not be afraid to tell him about your situation and how you're feeling.Before working with Brandon, going out in public with Cassidy was very stressful and I was always afraid of what could happen. I didn't know there was any other way to live with her. Now, that fear and stress is something I don't even think about. We have a lot more to work on but with Brandon's help, I feel I know the next steps and that I have the support when I need it.Brandon and his assistant were both pretty easy to communicate with. If I was ever unable to reach them via call, I'd leave a voicemail or text and they'd get back to me quickly.I highly recommend Brandon and have already directed many dog owners towards him. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

7 August 2019

Nothing short of a miracle. I brought my dog, Oliver, a Mini Aussie, to see Brandon two days ago. It wasn't the first trainer we had tried. After spending thousands of dollars on training and having seen no results, I wasn't sure that this would help our poor, aggressive dog. Oliver's social life was zero. He would attack any dog on sight, even big scary looking ones. He was chasing our donkeys and our little rabbits had to be penned safely away. His barking was out of control. I was losing my mind. We met with Brandon at 9:30 in the morning, 2 days ago. He spoke to us  for an hour and then took Oliver for about 2 hours. When we picked up Oliver, Brandon spent another couple of hours talking to us about our dog. When Brandon suggested bringing a dog into the small room I was a little worried. However the dog entered the room and Oliver didn't pay any attention to the dog. Then we went for a walk and Oliver ignored the other dogs completely. I thought it must be Brandon and that I couldn't possible make this work at home.It is as if I have a new dog. Oliver has totally relaxed. He doesn't pace at all. He has stopped barking. He actually touched noses with a rabbit and walked on. He ignores the donkeys. But most amazing: he is walking by the neighbor dogs and ignoring them. Instead of trying to kill them. More amazing: we walked by a neighbor's house this evening who has 2 friendly huskies. I hadn't expected them to be out of the fence and the ran out to the street and up to Oliver. I was sure this was going to end badly. However, I did what Brandon told me to do and it stopped the little aggression that Oliver exhibited. We spend 1/2 hour chatting with our neighbor as his 2 huge dogs walked around Oliver. This isn't training. This is something I can't describe. I have a new, happier dog. I have high hopes for his future. This is only day 3 of the new ways. I want to add that my 2 other dogs, who are not aggressive at all, are now paying strict attention to me and they noticed the changes in Oliver and me right away. My neighbor has already asked for Brandon's phone number! He said, "This is NOT the Oliver I know, WOW!" I agree. Wow. I still have 2 more weeks of checking in with Brandon every day, giving me new, small but important challenges. Best money I've spent on Oliver, ever. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

31 July 2019

I wouldn't have believed this if I hadn't seen it for myself!Brandon completely transformed our dogs behavior in just 4 hours. Our rescue dog was fearful and aggressive with humans and was extremely protective of our house. When people came over we had to put her in her crate and she would bark constantly while visitors were in the house. She would go crazy when the mailman approached, and any time she heard a knock at the door she would bark hysterically, she even tried to nip our guests on the occasions when we let her out of her crate. It was really stressful and was having a negative effect on the whole household. We took her to 'reactive dog training' and had a trainer come to our home, but nothing worked. A friend recommended Brandon and we took her to see him hoping that he could help us. He spent a couple of hours with our dog and explained to us how we needed to change our behavior to make our dog more comfortable. Everything he said made complete sense and by the end of the day our dog was a completely different animal. Yes - it was that fast. It was incredible, and friends coming over the next day couldn't believe it when they saw the change in her. Our dog is now happy and content and our house is quiet and relaxed. Thank you SO MUCH Brandon - I only wish we'd known about you 3 years ago! More...

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23 July 2019

I was at the point of returning my dog to the rescue I had adopted him from. I couldn't bear to do that and looked into Sean O'Shea at first, but they told me it would cost me $4500 to board and train my anxious dog for four weeks. I couldn't afford that. I didn't want to give up on my dog so I reached out to Brandon and got on his waitlist. I waited about a month to see him. My dog has a history of biting and breaking skin. He's been in and out of daycares for being aggressive with humans. He's rude to other dogs but when he gets time outs he will start screaming. I thought he had separation anxiety and isolation distress. It was really bad. I was always with my dog and if I wasn't, he would be at daycare. Everyday I would be scared that I would get a call from the daycare to come pick up my dog.I thought that my husky had separation anxiety from being a stray and being in the shelter for too long. However, Brandon showed me otherwise. He classified my husky as a beta with an edge. My husky is the kind of dog who wants to be the leader but lacks the leadership skills to do so. My dog needed a strong leader, and I wasn't giving that to him. Brandon taught me how to change the dynamic I had with my dog. It has seriously saved my social life, peace of mind, and even my dog.Prior to seeing Brandon, I was working with a CSAT trainer from Malena Demartini. This was for his separation anxiety. I saw some improvement in the triggers (keys, doors, etc), but just a little bit. I could only leave him alone for a few seconds, and I could NOT crate him as he would get destructive and I was scared he would hurt himself.After seeing Brandon, I was able to not only crate my husky for the first time in complete silence, I was also able to leave him alone and take a trip to Target for TWO hours. This was the day right after I saw Brandon. What a miracle. Honestly, it is what you do with Brandon's advice that really gets you the results you want. I told Brandon I wanted to be able to leave my house and get my social life back, even if it was just for a few hours. Brandon really listened to me and coached me. In order for your visit with Brandon to be worthwhile, you have to accept that you have a lot to learn, that the dog world is very unregulated and sources and trainers out there all have their own way of thinking, and that your dog will change only when you change. You have to be committed to your dog and open to trying a new method in order to see results. Every kid needs different treatment depending on how naughty they are. In my case for my dog, he just needed someone to show him who is boss. Positive reinforcement can only get you so far to get the dog to do something. It is only through negative reinforcement that you can get your dog to STOP doing something.I am so thankful for Brandon. It was the best $1200 I had ever spent. My dog now listens to me SO much better and I can see that he respects me and sees me as his leader (definitely more than he did a week and a half ago when I saw Brandon). My dog didn't need long-term training. I know that my dog is really really smart and picks up things quickly. The fix can literally be in a few hours once you earn the respect of your dog and he sees you as his leader. That is what Brandon teaches you, and that could very well be the solve for all of your problems as it was for me. My dog listens to me now when I tell him to leave it, off, up, on... he responds so much quicker than he did before. Training him to do tricks now is going to be so much easier now that he respects me.Brandon would NEVER hurt your dog. Why else would he specialize in aggression? There are so many opportunities for him to get bit and to get hurt, but he's here to help owners tackle aggression and dominance issues. Dogs are attracted to weakness and will control you if they sense that in you. Brandon is a charismatic person and while I was so doubtful of my dog, he was someone I could lean on for support since he is so confident and strong. I wish I was able to get into his schedule earlier! He would have saved me thousands of dollars, the frustration I went through with my husky, and he would have saved me from the time that I spent trapped in my own home because I could not leave my dog alone. Brandon gives me confidence that it I keep doing what I'm doing with my dog, I'll get the well-behaved dog that I want. And that would save my dog and keep him out of the shelter. It is the dog that pays the price at the very end for biting someone.Thank you so much, Brandon. I have three more days of check up calls with you and I wish I could check in with you more often to get help whenever I needed! Thanks for making my wishes come true! More...

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8 July 2019

My boyfriend and I adopted an 8 year old Chihuahua named Jellybean in April of this year. He is well-behaved and loving toward people, however he was aggressive toward dogs. He was aggressive on and off leash: lunging, pulling, growling, trying to bite. The more we went on with his dog aggression, the more we saw human aggression take place, such as nipping at us if we tried stopping him from going toward dogs, barking/growling/lunging/nipping at people he didn't know who came to our house. He was in a trance that he could not snap out of when he had his target on other dogs. No amount of yelling, pulling him away, or commands would get him to snap out of his focus. We tried everything! We went to group training classes to teach him commands like sit, stay, leave it, etc. We tried exposing him to more dogs and more often to see if he just needed to get used to other dogs. We tried the spray bottle which worked temporarily, however he would go right back to his aggressive behavior as soon as we stopped spraying him. We tried walking him for extensive periods of time to tire him out. My walks consisted of being on high alert for other dogs and crossing the street every time someone with a dog was a block down coming our way.Jellybean had severe isolation distress. He did not have separation anxiety and did not need a specific person to be comfortable at home, however he needed someone there with him, or he would shriek and our neighbors would complain. He's completely crate trained and we would try to give him toys and chews to keep him happy and occupied, however we soon as we would leave him home alone, not even 10 seconds later, he would abandon all forms of entertainment and run straight to the front door to beat us to walking outside, and once we got him back in, he would sit by the front door to wait for us to come back, shrieking the entire time (we put up a webcam to spy on him). These were not wimpers. These were shrieks of bloody murder, like someone was hacking off a leg, type of shrieks. Our solution to this was bringing him to work with us every single day, or asking my brother or my mom to dog sit for us if we were gone on the weekend, or had an after work engagement planned. My mom lives an hour away from us and also has 2 dogs, which Jellybean has bitten both, and my brother works long hours so often we would drive 2 hours round trip to my mom's, or skip our plans if my brother was unable to help us. Both my boyfriend and I work in separate offices in the same lot, and both are dog-friendly. After a couple of months of doing this, my boyfriend and I were exhausted, and not to mention the other dogs present in the office would trigger Jellybean to act aggressively, and we received a strike that if he acted up 2 more times, he would be kicked out of the office and unable to return. We were desperate. I bit the bullet, signed up to get Jellybean and us the help we needed with Brandon, and Cathy set us up for our appointment. I couldn't wait, but I was also skeptical. Brandon observed Jellybean, talked to us prior to us dropping Jellybean off for the day. We explained our situation. We left Jellybean with Brandon, and waited pick him up after Brandon was done with the evaluation. When we came back, Jellybean was a different dog. We saw videos of him around other dogs with zero reaction. This dog typically is never even relaxed enough to sit, let alone lay down on the ground when we are not at home, and the first thing he did was lay down on the floor when we were sitting on the couch in Brandon's office. Brandon explained what type of aggression Jellybean had. Brandon walked us through exercises that we needed to implement, and brought out another dog to help us run through it. Zero reaction! The two weeks following our evaluation with Brandon, we saw amazing results. We called Brandon every day to tell him about our ups and our downs. We implemented everything and received feedback to make sure we were doing everything correctly. Fast forward to almost 10 months later, Jellybean is far less aggressive toward people and dogs. We have some ups and downs when we slip up (not Jellybean), but he is good 99% of the time and it has drastically improved.We have also since gotten another dog and Jellybean loves being around her and has no aggression toward her! More...

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28 June 2019

First and foremost, thank you to Brandon and the Fouche way! We were at our wits end with our dog before we met Brandon. For years I dreamt of taking our dog to work and out socializing but refrained due to problems with aggression. After taking Bender, our 4 year old Lab/Pit mix, to Brandon and working with him, we have a brand new dog. Within the first week we were able to have a normal experience at a restaurant with Bender and I've been taking him to work every chance I get. We know there is still lots of work to do, but every aspect of life with the dog has changed for the better. He's even ignoring the cat! We learned a lot from this experience and can not thank Brandon enough. Highly recommended if you are having problems with your pup and feel like you don't know what to do. More...

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11 June 2019

I took my exuberant boxer girl to Brandon for training and in one day he has given both of us an attitude adjustment.  My girl had been lunging and towering over other dogs during our walks, making it very unpleasant to get enough exercise with her.  Plus other aggressive behavior.  After explaining her point of view to me I understand what I need to do.  It's a matter of practicing with her every day and making sure that my paradigm shift with her imprints on both of us.  Brandon is available every day for a check in and reinforcement of the learning.  I'll keep at it and post again with further information and results. More...

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17 May 2019

The Fouche Way has improved my BORK! Dog Walking business enormously in just a short period of time! In consulting with Brandon, I've been able to get all of my dogs to be relaxed on their walks, walking behind me, and paying attention to me. The ones with triggers are much less reactive. Their owners have been very impressed with the improvements as well. I highly recommend Brandon! More...

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9 April 2019

This is not training, this is harmonizing and balance. I was told by many other trainers that nothing can be done in one day for such an aggressive dog. I had quotes for a minimum of 3 weeks and $$$$$ In one short day Brandon evaluated our dog and gave us a super simple method to use. As soon as we applied it to our dog, ALL of his bad behaviors stopped, it's  like a paradigm shift. This easy method saved our dogs life and put harmony and balance in our home. In 6 hours!!Brandon is saving precious lives. This is the only "way" More...

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3 April 2019

Fourth Months after seeing Brandon my two babies are still getting along great. Life is good!!!!

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21 December 2018

Knowledgeable, passionate, SO talented and most of all has an excellent philosphy towards problem dogs and our ability to have positive and meaningful relationships with them - no matter their issues.  Brandon has been instrumental in helping me with my 2 new rescues and I can't recommend him enough to anyone who is interested in getting the best out of their dogs. More...

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30 October 2018

Our very dominant, unpredictable, high-energy, leash-pulling 2-year-old male pit mix rescue dog had gotten kicked out of doggie daycare and had been in several "resource-guarding" fights with our other (smaller, female, older) dog, the last of which led to her having to go to the ER. We tried other dog training classes and they didn't help. His behavior seemed to be getting worse. We met with Brandon, essentially, as a last resort. We filled out the online questionnaire and made an appointment. Brandon met with us for about an hour in the morning, asked us a lot of questions, and videotaped the conversation, then we left our dog with Brandon for the day. When we came back in the afternoon, we sat down with him again, he showed us videos of our dog and we talked some more. By the end of one day with Brandon, our formerly aggro, leash-pulling dog was WALKING BEHIND US, politely, on a loose leash. Incredible.Through Brandon, we learned we had previously been allowing our dog to be the pack leader in our household. We were not setting the rules in our home in a way that our dog could understand. Brandon gave us a plan of action to follow to 'reset' the structure and the hierarchy in our home. He showed us how to greet our dog and interact with him. We threw out the toys our dogs had been fighting over. For the next two weeks, we had daily check-in phone conversations where Brandon made sure we were on track and not slipping into past behaviors. We felt supported. The results were instant, but lasting: It has now been about two months since we met with Brandon, and our dog is still walking on a loose leash without a harness. He's no longer barking at the doorbell, jumping up on people, or "mouthing." Overall, he's mellower and more predictable and our house is much calmer. I can't recommend Brandon Fouche enough. Thank you, Brandon! More...

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14 October 2018

I have a 2-year-old brindle pitbull called Shuri. Impossible to walk due to her excitement when other dogs approached. We experienced 3 incidents at a park involving other dogs. After that we decided to keep her in the house. One day I looked for dog behavior specialist and I found Brandon. The best experience ever. He was really calm, took the time to see our interaction with her. We left her for 6 hours and picked her up. She was another dog. What a change. Neither my husband nor I could recognize our dog. We have followed his teachings for a week and my dog has not gone back to the old ways. The key is to follow what he teaches. The best decision ever. I will highly recommend this investment. I am excited about the new future with our new pet. Thanks Brandon! More...

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7 September 2018

I am a trainer up in Oregon, and I am so grateful to have been able to connect with Brandon over the phone (and will make sure to connect to him in person one day as well to continue my education ). The reason I contacted brandon was because I found his content online and it resonated so much with me I wanted to reach out to try and confirm somethings. I had been doing obedience training, playing the games, doing the positive reinforcement for behaviors I like, and so on. I was feeling very conflicted and frustrated in my head ever since I became a dog trainer because I initially never even wanted to do the obedience, to play the games, to reinforce behaviors I liked with treats. I wanted to teach dogs to be social, and to understand what I did not like about their behavior so we could just experience and enjoy life together. But I was advised against this by a trainer I had met right before becoming a dog trainer. I thought that I should listen to her because she had been working with dogs for 15 years, and I litteraly was just starting. I also wasn't seeing anyone really thinking the same way as myself( Cesar Millan being the closest). So I took her advise but it was not really satisfying working with dogs in that way, I didn't really care for the results although I was helping people. It felt time consuming, exhausting, and not productive at achieving what people really wanted. What everyone wanted was a social dog, that was calm, and that would listen to them if they did not like something their dog was doing. The relationship between the dog and human also felt robotic and stunted, and that was so far away from what I was looking for in the relationship with dogs and humans to be like. I ingnored my intuition for years although Cesar Millan kept me somewhat connected to my roots, it wasn't until brandon who I fully resonated with and made me feel I could go back to my original plan. I am so thankful for brandon and for him speaking out against traditional training, and helping me connect back to my roots. The phone Call with him was so valuable to me because it allowed me to confirm what I had been thinking for years. If you are a trainer please give Brandon a call and learn more about what he is talking about.Thank you so much Brandon! More...

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26 August 2018

Brandon Fouche and Cathy! Compassionate, caring, thorough, honest, experienced beyond belief with dog behavior and just as importantly, dog owner behavior. Cathy set up the appointment and could not be any more responsive, patient, thorough, kind, supportive and professional. Brandon! Life changing experience for my son, his beautiful rescue dog, and my husband and I. Brandon spent a day with my son and his Bubba. He begins with a person/dog discussion and evaluation, then several hours observing Bubba spending time with other dogs who have been saved to see dog on dog interaction, and finally a discussion with my son on my son's behavior and how to discipline his dog in the appropriate manner so that our Bubba does not try to dominate and understands that my son is the leader. The surprise of this encounter is that the evaluations were video taped and sent to all of us for review THE NEXT DAY! My husband and I spent the day reviewing these tapes so that we are all on the same page. Boy, did I learn some lessons! It gets better . . . Brandon will spend the next 2 weeks consulting with my son on a daily basis about both of their progress. Look no further! Brandon Fouche is your go-to guy. Many thanks to our new family friend who recommended Brandon who has worked with many of her dogs over the past several years! One last note - this is my first Yelp review! I was waiting for an opportunity to submit a review for a well deserved and positive life-changing experience! More...

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31 July 2018

This is life-changing. I adopted a rescue dog named Jax when he was 5 months old. Prior to my home, he had gone from family to family because of his fearful, skittish, and reactive tendencies. All of those families had given up on him. I already had another dog at home that required my full attention when I made the decision to adopt Jax, but I couldn't just walk past this guy. I knew Jax needed someone who could see his potential, someone who could understand and commit to him. Over the past two years that I've had him, it's been challenging to say the least. I knew what I signed up for but I didn't know the extent of his fearful, skittish, and reactive tendencies. It has been a constant, daily struggle to walk him and my other dog together let along just walk him by himself because I needed to put all my focus on him when walking. I eventually had to walk and run both of my dogs separately which was very time consuming. Anytime Jax and I were near humans (especially children and men) Jax would lunge, bark, and growl sometimes nipping the air. He is good with other dogs, but only when they aren't around me or his toys. If any dog came close to me or his chuck-it/chuck-it ball, he would growl, lunge and nip. I had to walk him at the crack of dawn when other people weren't out. I had to plan routes that involved no interaction past humans. My head was on a swivel and my world evolved around his fearfulness. I became anxious and my energy shifted because he was unpredictable and I was struggling to get through to him. I sought out various methods of training to include e-collar training and that only aggravated the problem. He became more reactive and fearful. I researched, read, and reached out to people over two years I've had him about his behavior and what I could do better to communicate with him because there was a very obvious disconnect. Colin, from Colin's pack walks in the L.A. area, met Jax and suggested I reach out to Brandon because he too had a dog that was successfully rehabilitated by Brandon. So, I setup an evaluation and the rest is history. The evaluation started at 9:30am when I met Brandon. I brought in Jax who was wearing his muzzle. Brandon started asking me about my goals with Jax and why I was there. We talked about Jax's behavior and how badly I wanted to help him. I entrusted Jax with Brandon until 4pm when I came back and got the download from Brandon. When I saw the videos Brandon took throughout the day of Jax starting off wearing the muzzle then him taking off the muzzle and Jax coming to him when called I was astonished. Jax would NEVER let a man, who he just met, get that close to him or pet him. Brandon was able to pet his face and his back which is a VERY sensitive area for Jax. He was able to understand how Jax thought. I was a believer in Brandon's methods right then and there. I was and still am amazed that in a matter of hours Brandon could turn Jax around. After reviewing the videos that Brandon took during that day and talking with Brandon I came to understand how to communicate better with Jax and most importantly how his mind works. Brandon and I spoke for three hours about Jax's behavior and how his mind works. I was blown away at what I learned. All the research, reading, and reaching out I did didn't compare to what I learned that day. After talking with Brandon, he had me take Jax outside on a walk to show me what I need to do. The walk was totally different. Jax's full attention was on me and he wasn't pulling, lunging, or reacting to the sounds around us. He was a completely different dog. My walks with him now are wonderful. He is paying full attention to me, isn't reactive, and walks right by people on sidewalks without a muzzle, with no reaction. Brandon's techniques really do work. He handled Jax when other people couldn't. Brandon has helped rehabilitate various dogs including my own and I'm proud to recommend him and tell my story to others who are going through the similar challenges that I experienced. "Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen." More...

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23 June 2018

Thanks to Brandon Fouche, my dog Luna and I are living a new life. Brandon saved my dog's life and in the process, saved my life. Before I worked with Brandon, my dog was a prisoner due to her aggression, and I lived in constant fear of her biting another dog or person. Where are we now? We have a new life, one that is liberated, free from fear, exhilarating and balanced.How did we get here? I worked with Brandon, I talked to him for follow ups, I followed his advice to "seek knowledge", and I began to change my thoughts, actions and behavior. It was a process that required me to follow instruction, face my fears, discard what I thought I knew, and open my mind. The process healed MY mind, and healed my dog Luna's mind.The shift happened recently, and it was subtle but so amazing. On a long journey from California to Montana, LUNA and I became one. We merged. Her aggression VANISHED, and my own fear dissipated! NOW I understand what Brandon was talking about! For months, Brandon would tell me what was possible, that we could heal and be free together, and I believe him, but I had no idea how we'd get there. Then, after months of seeking knowledge, Luna and I began experiencing and LIVING the truth of what Brandon had promised. Luna and I now LIVE, liberated and balanced, free from the fear that haunted us both. Now I understand, in some way, what Brandon feels. Even a bit of it. And as Brandon says, "Once you get a taste of this freedom, there's no going back." Brandon talks about being in the space of "not knowing". Having this open mind, this teachable mind, is essential. When I stopped "knowing", I started listening. And when I started listening, I started experiencing!My gratitude is immense and I am speechless. Brandon has given me my dog back, and he has given me my own life back. And he is right: we've tasted freedom now, and we are living this freedom, and there's no going back.As Brandon says, "Keep going forward, with all your heart." Amen to that!! Dog is God spelled backwards, or in a mirror. Brandon Fouche gave me a Divine mirror, he became my mirror, and he saved my dog's life. In doing so, my own life was saved and LUNA and I are healing together in leaps and bounds.Brandon helped me save my dog's life, and my dog has saved my life. I pray that others can experience the glory that LUNA and I are so blessed to experience. So I say run, don't walk, to Brandon Fouche. Keep your mind and heart open. Listen and learn. You too can save your dog, and experience the Heaven on earth that Brandon always said was possible.For me, Heaven on earth is having a liberated, happy and balanced dog, who displays zero aggression towards dogs or people, can be handled by others, is free to run with other dogs, cats, and horses, and I thank Brandon for the supreme gift that is our life now!!! More...

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12 May 2018

We have a blue nose pit bull and know he's not a bad dog just super hyper , jumps on everyone and would bark nonstop. Since taking our dog to Brandon, all of it has stopped. We got rid of all the toys , starting disciplining him like we should and realized it wasn't our dog that was the "problem", it was US. Saint (our doggie) is a completely different dog now. He's mellow, rarely barks and we can finally have people over without saint wanting to jump all over them . Now we want to go back and get some tips on walking him because he pulls like crazy. That's the next lesson ! Highly recommend Brandon , you can tell he's passionate about what he does and really teaches you why you're dog is acting the way he is. It was a great experience More...

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8 May 2018

Brandon Fouche changed my life and my little rescue chihuahua Hilary Swank's. I now have a understanding of how my dog thinks, what she needs from me and vice versa. Brandon speaks of dog psychology in a way that make sense to me as the only logical approach to train and discipline my dog. Brandon has taught me that whatever is learned can be unlearned. Together Hilary and I are breaking bad habits, while learning and growing. Our relationship has never been better. I can't believe it has only been 4 days since our evaluation with Brandon and Hilary has become the dog I always knew she could be. I just needed some help and guidance. This was my first rescue dog and I wanted to make sure Hilary was in the best hands. After speaking with Cathy and seeing the videos online of Brandon's approach with rescue dogs, I knew that he had the answers I needed. Brandon is so incredibly knowledgeable and miracle worker. He has been there every step of the way and showed us how to handle each situation that was a challenge for us. It has been a wonderful process to see such immense improvement and joy in my dog and myself. Today Hilary went to the little dark park and was able to play with all the other dogs while I was able to relax and socialize myself. She walked on the leash the whole time without any trouble. She did not bark or nip at anyone or anything. She was confident, not nervous or aggressive as she was before. Prior to our session with Brandon, Hilary could not walk on a leash, she was not good with people or other dogs making it impossible to take her anywhere or meet anyone. Brandon gave me the confidence to work with Hilary in a way she understands so that she can shine. Thank you Brandon! Our family cannot stop smiling. We are forever grateful. More...

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8 May 2018

Brandon is different.  Brandon is not a trainer.  His website says that and you'll read it and think you understand, but until you meet him you really won't understand what he's about.  Because he specializes in aggression I think he gets down to business quickly about what is going on with your dog and how your very good intentions can be leading to negative behavior.  He assesses you as much, if not more, than he does your dog.     He requires that you challenge yourself and your reasoning of why we have our dogs in the first place - what are WE looking for vs. what your dog NEEDS from you.  My husband and I have abandoned some behaviors that we thought were fun for our dogs but really were more fun for us.  That has been TOUGH.  Once we adjusted though, and been consistent, we've seen great results.  Our story (the short version):  We adopted two large breed dogs from the South LA Shelter.  One was a calm but pushy to get affection 6-year-old male and the other was a scared young girl.  Neither of us had ever had two dogs in the home so managing two was very unfamiliar.  After about a month at home they started fighting.  The first few fights could be written off as issues about food or toys but soon it became persistent and we figured out it was about affection/attention from us.  The boy is around 100lbs and the girl is about 85lbs and they are both VERY strong dogs.  Witnessing and breaking up these fights was awful, not to mention, damn near impossible.  We needed help.  I scoured the internet and read about a some options (Brandon being one of them) and talked to a few people but none of them seemed quite right.  Finally, it was a neighbor who recommended Brandon who really put my mind at ease.  So we took our dogs to him for the one day evaluation.  (Oh - not sure how I forgot this part but our calm boy had snapped at a few people and bit my mom once in the arm!)  Our appointment started with Brandon asking us questions and him listening to our responses and then asking us more questions.  He then took each dog and evaluated them separately and then together.  When we returned in the evening they seemed calm and we were given serious homework as to how to make this work.  We implemented his program - full disclosure, they, and we, have had hiccups while changing course - but overall the dogs have adjusted and so have we and we are all living peacefully under the same roof now.  It is constant work and it doesn't end but it's worth it.  If you would like to message me directly about my experience with Brandon please feel free to reach out. More...

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3 May 2018

I was hesitant at first due to the financial commitment...but once Captain and I met Brandon I could not have been happier. I saw results in the same day! Captain was calmer, happier and easier to manage - something I had been working on for MONTHS!!! I cannot say enough about Brandon - he truly understood Captain and my relationship and gave us the tools to be even happier!!! More...

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29 April 2018

Unbelievable claims with unbelievable results. We knew that we had a ticking time bomb with our pitbull. She is fear aggressive. Brandon's techniques have given us a dog we can live with and not be scared that she will lunge at and maybe hurt or bite somebody. She has never bitten, but it was going to happen if we did not do something. Other training had not been successful. Brandon's is like magic. One day with the dogs and the way they act towards us and more importantly the way we act towards the dogs has changed the dynamic completely. There are two dogs, both pitties with four adults in our house. Colton's dog is eight years old. He cannot believe that we picked up the same dog that we dropped off in the morning.It is work. And a change in the way that we interact with our dogs that is working here. There is still much work to do after you get the dogs back that day.I found Brandon recommended on Angel City Pits webpage as a trainer to stop dog aggression. Mostly the last resort for these dog's owners to save and keep their pet. Happily it is working that way for us and our dogs.Brandon had our dogs on Thursday. I am writing this three days later. If we stay true to Brandon's methods, the dogs will never revert. It is that obvious. More...

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18 April 2018

Hands down this experience has been the best thing to happen to my new dog! I adopted a 3 year old pit bull, Dodger, in December from my local shelter. The first few weeks he seemed to be settling in to his new home perfectly he absolutely loved people and attention, but I noticed around other dogs outside of the house his tail would go between his legs and he would try to run away. I found this strange since he was doing fine at home living with my 13 year old chihuahua mix. I decided to hire a trainer once a week to help me socialize Dodger with other dogs. Instead I paid $100 an hour for this guy to tell me to keep my dog as far away from other dogs as possible because he's a pit bull and very unpredictable. After keeping Dodger away from other dogs for a few weeks he went absolutely crazy every time he saw a dog on a walk barking and pulling on the leash to get to the dog. I knew I couldn't handle this on my own and thats when I found Brandon in one day he transformed my view on my dog, he made me realize my dog could be around other dogs if I just changed the way I handled him and since we left that day Dodger has been a completely different dog, I can walk by dogs no problem and he even hangs out with the other dogs in my family and I couldn't be happier! I never thought one day could make so much of a difference but I was so wrong, this process is truly amazing. Definitely worth every penny! More...

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17 April 2018

A MIRACLE!  That is what I needed and it is happening!I have 2 Australian Cattle Dogs: Phoebe and Tangle. Tangle has been with us from a puppy and is now 4.  Phoebe is 3 and she is rescue that we've had for about a year.  Tangle has always been a barker, but very sweet with people and dogs. Phoebe is the reason I contacted Brandon. While she gets along well with dogs, she has some real aggression with people at home and in the car - her territory. She will allow new people she doesn't know to pet her, give her treats and even hang out for awhile. However, as soon as they get up and move around the house without me, she charges them and bites them in the calf or heel. Now, the people she has "accepted" into her space (me my husband) there are  no problems. But even friends that have come over multiple times and she knows, this behavior continues. A frightening situation for me and my friends - so much that I either don't have people over or lock both dogs up. When I lock them up, Tangle barks some, but Phoebe throws herself against the door while barking non stop.  In the car, Phoebe barks and basically attacks the window when she see any person or dog. An uncontrollable situation.I contacted Brandon less than a week ago, reviewed the issues and listened to his method, which was very different than other trainers. I had my doubts, but once I really listened, it made complete sense.  The very next morning I did what he said and on the FIRST try it worked!! Both Phoebe and Tangle stayed outside and barely barked (and didn't again when I corrected them) and allowed my housekeepers to move around the house in full view of them without throwing Phoebe herself against the window trying to get at them. I was absolutely STUNNED.  I couldn't believe that changing my thought and method of dealing with the dogs could have such an affect.  I had been going about it all wrong in the past.It's Day #4 and a new friend came over that is never been here before and we are going about the house with the dogs sitting quietly outside.  It's like having different dogs - but I know that the reason it is working because of what I learned from Brandon and implemented. Ultimately, it was all about how I was handling the dogs, not them.  There is almost no more running up to the door and barking uncontrollably when the doorbell rings and I am having people over without incident - and in only 4 days!Two notes:1.  I was very skeptical about Brandon NOT making a house call and meeting the dogs.  Now I know if he had, the dogs would have responded to him, but I would never have learned the lesson and been able to do it on my own. You do NOT need Brandon to make a house call (but you do need to be willing to do the work yourself) !2. Make the follow up phone calls to Brandon everyday, as instructed. Whether it has been a good or bad day with the dogs, Brandon needs to hear this as he may pick up something about your dogs' actions that you might not have.  So important!!!So grateful and excited to continue with Brandon! More...

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22 March 2018

Loved it and my dog is a new pup - it's quick and efficient - Brandon is great - just do it

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14 March 2018

I have had my chihuahua mix for four years now and while she has been great with me, she is HORRIBLE with strangers. In the house, she bites people. At the animal hospital I work at she is very kennel aggressive and will absolutely bite people. I have trained her with a remote training collar, I have used a prong collar, I have ignored her, put her in her kennel when people come over but she barks and barks!!! I knew there was something I was missing. I follow Gary Cassera online and saw an interview he did with Brandon Fouche. I watched some of Brandons youtube videos and I was hooked! I signed up for a phone consult, we created a plan and, I'm not kidding you, in less than one hour I was able to have people over, in my house, without my dog barking or biting. I was having a normal/boring conversation with my boyfriends brother and fiancé, but I was SO HAPPY to have them in my house with my dog QUIET!!!!!!! I can't tell you how happy I am to have contacted Brandon. In the past they weren't even able to be in the living room sitting completely still without my dog barking and barking and trying to bite them. But after one hour, I was able to have them talking, laughing, moving around freely in my house. And my dog was quiet! It has been three days now, and I can knock on the door, ring the doorbell, open the door and she's not reactive at all. I am so excited to keep up with this. If you ever wonder if there is anything else you can do to help your dog - Call Brandon. More...

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4 March 2018

Working with Brandon was the best decision we could have made for our dog, Peanut. Peanut is a 5 lb chi mix and we got him as an adult. He became incredibly aggressive after a few weeks of having him and we were afraid to bring him anywhere. He bit and tried to bite several people.Brandon analyzed what type of aggression Peanut had and figured out how much was genetic and how much we could change. Turns out, we could change A LOT.  Brandon used the rules of nature and how animals are in the wild to help us understand what was going on with him and what we needed to change.When we picked up Peanut at the end of the day he was noticeably different. Brandon shared with us videos of what he did with Peanut to teach us what we needed to do. It absolutely works. The daily calls with Brandon helped a lot too, to help us with situations that came up throughout the day and reinforce what was important.I absolutely recommend Brandon to anyone who is struggling with an aggressive dog. He saves lives. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

26 February 2018

This is a long over due review, but Brandon has healed my dog and it's made me a better person and dog mom. I adopted my female mix breed of 38lbs, 2 years old, back in April 2017 and she was shy but sweet with people and a little leash reactive with other dogs. A month went by and we were doing positive reinforcement where I spent thousands and nothing worked but made it worse (see Don P.'s comment on here about that - I agree completely it does not work at all for aggression/reactivity). She then started nipping at people, growling, not letting anyone come into our house and definitely not greeting anyone or dog on or off leash. The positive reinforcement trainer told me she would be like this the rest of her life. I obviously did not believe this and discontinued this training and started to google behaviorist, and this is how I found Brandon like many of you.Setting up an appointment was easy and Cathy is the best. We had a consultation with Brandon before dropping my dog off for the day and she had a muzzle on and used her flight or fight response/was afraid so snapped at Brandon. He then took her for the day and took videos of her. When we picked her up she definitely understood now that I was her leader and you could see in the videos he took of her that she was slowly letting her hormones chill out with the other dogs. She was dominant and didn't see me as her leader before because all I did was love her and never disciplined before meeting with Brandon. Anyways, it has now been about 7 months now since we met Brandon for the first time and my dog is actually "normal" now. We started to see results the first 2 weeks, but it obviously takes time and patience to change a dogs mindset and learn that humans and other dogs are okay and not to be afraid. She goes on pack hikes with different dogs every Friday and thrives. She meets new people and WANTS them to pet her. This would have never happened if I didn't find Brandon. I will soon even take her to my dog friendly work! Also, once I found this world of dog psychology and behavior, I started meeting people all over the place with similar problems with their dogs and meeting other dog behaviorists that look up to Brandon for all the work he has done with the most extreme aggressive dogs out there.He truly is the best and is happy to help any dog with big or small behavior problems. Thanks Brandon for everything you do! I have now been inspired to help others as much as I can with what I have learned and also will recommend Brandon to anyone experiencing these problems with their dog. More...

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20 February 2018

My family got a pit bull named Enzo when he was 11 weeks old. We wanted to prevent any aggressive behavior so we decided to take him to training classes. He was a very well trained dog but his behavior was the issue. From one day to the next the aggression started. We asked his instructor why this behavior started or where it was stemming from and they could not give us a reason why. They were just as clueless as we were. In our minds he had no reason to be aggressive; we let him sleep inside, showed unconditional love, fed him well, never hit him, gave him plenty of toys to play with, etc. (We found out some of those things were feeding to his aggressive behavior).We even tried to prevent food aggression by touching his face while he ate. Nothing seemed to work and his aggression only progressed. His aggression was directed towards people. It got so bad he couldn't look at an unfamiliar face without going ballistic. He would lunge, growl, and bark so loud you couldn't speak over it. We had to take him on walks very late at night to make sure people weren't around. He had even bit multiple members of my family. It was becoming emotionally exhausting dealing with the love hate relationship. It felt like the household was walking on eggshells when he was around because any strange or sudden noise would frighten him and that would trigger his aggression. My father gave us an ultimatum- either correct his behavior or have him destroyed. It seemed like there was no hope for him. Everyone I told about his aggression would just say "it's in his DNA" or "he's a pit bull, that's how they are" and I felt he was becoming just another statistic or falling into the stereotypes of the breed. We knew it was our fault as the owners that he was acting this way, we just did not know how to correct it. Shock collars correction sprays and choke chains all seemed to mask the issue. We still did not know what the reason for aggression was and we were desperate to find the reason and fix it. My mom found out about Brandon online. We were skeptical but we were willing to try anything to help us help Enzo. It was the best decision we have ever made. He took him in for the evaluation at 9:30am and we would pick him up at 4 pm. I was very nervous about someone else handling him knowing the damage he was capable of. Knowing the experience Brandon had with aggressive behavior put me at ease but I was still a bit nervous about the situation. We went to pick up Enzo and it was unbelievable.Brandon stated Enzo was was dominant both physically and mentally and said his aggression was coming from fear. Brandon allows you to understand the perspective of your dog. That's when everything made sense and I understood why he was acting out the way he was. He explained the hierarchy in a pack and emphasizing how important it is to be the leader or alpha. It was mind blowing to see Enzo's behavior change in the given time. Within a few hours he was a completely different dog. We were all shocked and in awe. As the owner we had to change a few things and a bit of homework was needed but it was well worth the result we got in the end. Every penny was worth it. I feel like I can't thank him enough. He has changed our lives and bettered the bond between Enzo and the family. You will not regret the decision to see Brandon. For anyone who thinks there is no other option there is hope! Brandon can help you. The only thing I regret is not contacting him sooner! More.