MIX|Lupita & Kona

(english / session-training / anti-social / panick / obedience / aggression / pulling-on-the-leash / excitement)

We have two dogs, Lupita and Kona. They had behavioral problems.
We agreed with Masumi’s philosophy and knew that she was the one for our dogs. But the US is too far to take the dogs to meet her, because we live in Hong Kong. So we decided to do the training remotely by exchanging email and resolved to do it ourselves by following Masumi’s advice.

Lupita’s main issue was that when we had visitors to our house she barked aggressively. She even bit one of my friends. After her training, she is no longer aggressive toward visitors and can behave calmly when visitors come to our house.
Kona’s problem was that when she saw other dogs outside, she panicked and often barked uncontrollably. After her training, she can now pass by other dogs without being aggressive.

Lupita and Kona’s improvement is a good example of the possibility of transforming a dog’s behavior by remote training over the internet.
This can only happen if the owners change their attitude and behavior. I think it would be great if our experience gives hope to other dog owners who are facing the same kind of problem as ours.

If you are interested in our case, please check out My Blog, to see how we trained our dogs and how Masumi trained us to become better dog owners!


Pit Bull|Noelle

(english / session-training / obedience / pulling-on-the-leash / jumping-up)

I wanted to write you to let you know how thankful we are for you and your training. My husband, daughters and I really enjoy working with you.

When we brought our rescued 8 month old pit bull (mixed with a little boxer) to you we were overwhelmed. We had a feeling she could be a good dog and were willing to step up to the challenge. But after 2 weeks of working with her we were not sure we were capable of handling this “high energy” dog.

We came to you anxious because if it didn’t work that Sunday afternoon Noelle, our 58 pound puppy, was going to have to go back to her South Central foster home. I was told the morning we met you that if we could make it through the next 8 months, Noelle would be a really good dog. I didn’t think I could make it through one more day!

The afternoon we brought her to you we could hardly handle her getting out of the car. She was excited and out of control. She was lunging at everybody and anything that moved.

However once Noelle met you everything changed. We couldn’t believe it. By the end of our training that day Noelle was lying on her back waiting for a belly rub. This dog was transformed. She wasn’t a high energy dog, just one that needed swift and efficient discipline. We thought we were giving that to her, evidently not, because the results of her working with you, Masumi, and your time teaching all four of us is priceless.

Now six weeks after our first meeting with you and we can’t imagine living without our family dog, Noelle, a pit bull mix.
Thanks again,
The Ruther family



(english / session-training / obedience)

We took our 4 1/2 month old bulldog pup, Maggie, to Masumi’s group puppy class. She was not exhibiting any “problem” behavior yet except for the usual puppy excesses. Masumi’s training was a good balance of assertiveness and common sense.

She is friendly, down to earth and clearly understands the dog mindset. She gave us advice specific to our breed (bulldog) and to our specific puppy. I saw that Masumi was also knowledgeable about the other breeds and types of puppies in our class.

Her training is not simply all treats or all correction but a sensible balance of the two to produce a healthy dog and parent relationship. She helped our bulldog pup by not only training her but teaching us how to be calm assertive leaders of our “pack.” Masumi is our “dog whisperer” of the Harbor area.

Thank you Masumi for all your guidance.



(english / session-training / obedience / pulling-on-the-leash)

Masumi is awesome. patient and sweet but also strict which I appreciate.
I was amazed at how well we all did and how much we got through.
I feel sooo much better about things now though. renewed hope!

Michel L., owner of Nooby, a blue pit bull.