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Fritz was a 7 year old rat terrier with severe anxiety issues. He would hide whenever guests came over, refuse to interact with other dogs at the dog park, shake all of the time, and was urinating in our house. We met with Dr. Bryant and started medications and it literally changed his life and our life. After working with Dr. Bryant Fritz is now a confident, outgoing, and happy dog. He eagerly greets visitors at our house, loves going to the dog park and playing and running with other dogs, and his shaking and urinating in the house are very minimal.
Dr. Bryant has been a joy to work with. When initially starting the medications she was in contact with us by phone and email and would respond to any of my questions or concerns immediately. Over the past three years as we have needed to make adjustments to his medications she again provides immediate responses. She is knowledgeable, patient, kind, and you can see that she truly cares about Fritz as if he were her own pet. I highly recommend Dr. Bryant, her care is exceptional.
It’s hard to believe that we came and saw you for the first time a year ago. I remember the feeling of complete and utter exhaustion, not to mention the anxiety I felt by having a dog that was growing more stressed and anxious himself in addition to a small child that was going to start moving soon. Desperation would be understatement. Chico’s courage to trust me and continue to work through stressful situations truly amazes and inspires me. Chico’s fate without medication was likely not a happy one, however, today he is in a place where we closely manage and train him. The best part is his continued many successes, and that’s thanks to you!
Thank you for all the help and support you have given us with Chico over the past year. It’s truly a blessing to have your nonjudgmental, understanding and support. We truly appreciate it.
- Amy, Dustyn, Stella, Chico & Rue
Maisy was always a cautious puppy, but when she grew up, she became anxious and reactive. She lunged, growled, and barked at other dogs, people, and unexpected objects when we were on walks. I took Maisy to a reactive dog class, which definitely helped, but she was still anxious. She would bark and growl - often for long periods of time - over the smallest things. Someone outside slamming a car door, the sound of wind in the windows, a cat jumping on the counter.
Eventually, I made an appointment with Dr. Duxbury She was kind and compassionate, took the time to listen to my concerns, and was incredibly respectful and complimentary of the work I had already done with Maisy. In addition to prescribing an anti-anxiety medication, she coached me on how to improve my training, providing insights that I had not gotten from almost two years with a professional dog trainer.
The end result was nothing short of miraculous.My jumpy, restless dog was now taking naps and sleeping through the night - something I'd never seen before! She no longer alerted to small noises around the house. And she stopped lunging at people and dogs. We began taking obedience classes, and eventually went on to successfully compete in rally obedience, becoming nationally ranked and earning a championship title!
I will always be grateful to Dr. Duxbury for all she has done for Maisy and I.
Thanks so much for what you have done for Rimmy and me and with suggesting Noseworks and working with Jane. All of it has made a huge difference for us. (Rimmy earned his NW 1 Title Fall 2015! Congrats Rimmy!)
- Lynn & Rimmy
“Dr Duxbury is so good with Tut and Mom. We feel so fortunate to be under her care. We also thank Nancy for always being caring and expedient. I appreciate everything and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Tut is very special and so are his caregivers. Thank you.”