“I adopted Hazel, a German Shepherd mix when she was 8 weeks old from a local shelter. Hazel was a little shy at first. As time passed, Hazel started showing signs of aggression toward strangers and other dogs for what seemed to be no reason. I thought I was an experienced dog owner and could fix the problem myself with love and obedience classes but nothing was working. Unfortunately, the problem got worse and my wonderful, loving puppy became Cujo. I felt like I had failed my dog.
It’s not easy to live with a dog that has serious behavior problems so, by the time I met Dr. Radosta, I was emotionally drained but not willing to give up on the dog I loved. Dr. Radosta quickly recognized that Hazel was not a bad dog and I was not a bad owner. Hazel was diagnosed as a very fearful dog exhibiting fear-based aggression. Dr. Radosta helped me understand why Hazel was behaving the way she was and guided us through every step of the treatment process of changing Hazel’s behavior. I enjoyed working with Dr. Radosta because she always explained what was going on. She also had a talent for developing realistic ways to help my dog which were not only based on scientific knowledge but also practical for me to do.
I am so grateful to Dr. Radosta for showing me how to help my dog, Hazel. The support and practical guidance and insight we got from Dr. Radosta helped me build a strong bond with Hazel. Hazel is now 7 years old and doing extremely well.”