Hal came to our rescue when we thought our lab puppy was ” schizoid.” He assured us that she was not and proceeded to instruct us in the correct way to train our puppy. Hal is personable and easy to talk to. He knows his subject inside and out. His methods are humane and designed in the pet’s and the family’s best interest. The personal attention we received made a huge difference in our pup’s training. Group classes, which we tried before calling Hal, were not effective,based as they were on food rewards. Our Maggie was repeating bad behavior just to get her treat. Hal’s method stresses the “pack-leader” approach, which we found, is the most effective. The other great feature of Canine Magic is that Hal is always available to consult when the need may arise. We are so happy that we called Hal.