I met Rags about 18 months ago and it was love at first sight. Rags is a sable Javanese dog weighing about 15 pounds. He is a love. Rags can be both stubborn and I have been told that he has an attitude. I can train dogs but not very well and who has the time. Anyway, I heard that someone was giving dog lessons and I signed up Rags for school. We went on a Wednesday evening and our group consisted of six to eight dogs. Rags loved it. He made friends, became social and learned how to behave. Within the six weeks of training he learned to sit, stay, come, go down, give me the paw and heel with no stress of yelling or scolding or anything. This was all due to one person Kristen. If you need a trainer, this is the one. You can see she loves dogs and understands them. But even better she understands us – owners- and that is what makes her so good. Today Rags is a good dog who will do anything to please you. He comes to school with me every day. He sits on his chairs and greets everyone new and old. The children have no fear of him and I have never seen him get upset or annoyed with them. He goes out with them at lunch time, plays with them and protects them. Plus he is my friend and I believe Kristen was very influential in this happening.