A year and a half ago my husband and I took home a Frenchie puppy named Birkin. After about 3 months of struggling with potty training issues we thought it was the right time to enroll her in training classes at BlueDog. My husband and I could tell right away that our trainer Amy was extremely knowledgeable as Amy quickly helped us solve our potty training dilemma. Amy helped us realize that Birkin was aware that she needed to go outside to go to the bathroom but that she couldn’t figure out how to tell us that she had to go. Amy suggested that we try bell training and within 2 weeks of instituting the bell training Birkin was potty trained! We knew from the beginning that Frenchie’s are stubborn, which makes them difficult to train and Birkin proved to be very stubborn. We wanted to give up but Amy encouraged us to keep going as she knew that Birkin could be trained. Amy helped us to tailor the training program to meet Birkin’s needs by having us focus on learning 1 command instead of trying to learn all of the commands at once. We started by focusing on the sit command and as Birkin mastered that command we focused on another one. Amy was right Birkin could be trained; Birkin is now in college and will be taking the Canine Good Citizen Exam shortly. If it weren’t for Amy’s knowledge and encouragement we wouldn’t be where we are today. We cannot thank the staff at BlueDog enough.