We welcomed an eight week old chocolate lab into our family, in July of 2016. Our children, ages eight, five, and two, were thrilled beyond belief. My husband and I, both grew up with labs and figured "we got this". It became clear, at month three, that "we DO NOT got this". Scout was smart, stubborn, manipulative - and completely in charge of our house. By October, I was doing extensive research on training. I had spent over a thousand dollars on training books and couch pillows combined... it was time to bring a professional into the picture. Scout was completely running our household, and NO ONE had quality of life... especially me. Bernadette COMPLETELY changed our life. She was able to work with Scout (who is an extremely difficult lab), and then, most importantly, train my husband and I, to work with her, to achieve a quality of life after training. She explained to us what Scout needed, in a way that was easily understood, and our entire relationship with our dog changed. I couldn't be more grateful. Without Black Paw Training, we would have had to re-home our dog, which would have broken everyone's hearts. I'm eternally grateful to Bernadette, for teaching ALL of us how to live as a family.