My husband and I have two 10 month old female Weimaraner puppies. They are fabulous in many ways, however, we struggled with some intra-pack aggression issues between them. We called Manette and set up a time to get together and chat about our concerns.
Manette was the perfect objective observer and expert behaviorist. Most of the issues we were having were easily changed with her helpful advice and information. As anyone who has watched TV shows like "It's Me or The Dog" knows, a lot of the issues that dogs struggle with, come back to how their humans react and deal with them. It can be difficult to recognize these things when you are in the heat of a challenging situation with your animal at home.
Manette was able to easily explain to us how we can better handle our girls; observe their behavior, intervene before things get out of hand, and redirect the energy to a positive place.
It has been only 2 months since we met with Manette, and we have happier, more obedient dogs. She truly gives the power back to you, the owner, so that you may learn how to have a better relationship with your dog.
Cait and Kenny, Waterford, WI
“Dr. Kohler is very kind and compassionate with animals and people. Our cat, who is normally very shy, warmed right up to her. Having a home visit and being able to follow up on the phone or by email was very helpful.”
Kathy and Don, Racine, WI
We met Dr. Kohler during a very heartbreaking time with our kitten Peanut. She came to our home and helped us understand Peanuts negative behaviors and gave us a clear understanding as to why the behaviors where happening. We worked on a behavior plan that would work with our family members. As promised she had it in writing to us the next day and followed up regularly to monitor and offer further suggestions.
She handled our emotions with gentle care and never made us feel we couldn't provided the care Peanut would need to change her behaviors. Dr. Kohler's knowledge will never be forgotten and we thank her for all her professionalism and help. We think the world of her and if we ever need her help again, we would call her in a heartbeat. She really is a "HELPING HAND". Forever grateful.
Steve and Lana M., Patty J. and Peanut
Over a period of months, our beloved Tervuren Alex grew so fearful he became unable to sleep. Any sudden noise, however small, terrified him and sent him scrambling to his feet in panic. Normally cheerful and cuddly, he became withdrawn and increasingly anxious. We tried every remedy from white noise to herbal drops, but nothing helped more than one or two nights.
After running the standard tests and finding no clues why this had happened, Alex’s veterinarian recommended Dr. Kohler. She responded quickly to my online inquiry and has been readily accessible to us ever since to answer questions and give advice. Working closely with his veterinarian, Dr. Kohler helped Alex at first using medication. After a thorough evaluation in our home, she suggested a variety of additional tools including behavioral training. This combination vastly reduced his anxiety and fear. Alex’s improvement began within a few weeks and his medication was soon reduced. Once more happy and carefree, our boy now sleeps comfortably through the night.
Bruce and Babara, Burlington, WI