"Dr. Maxwell is a tremendous asset to the veterinary community."
Dr. Lee Metrey, DVM DeRolf Animal Hospital Salem, VA
"I wholeheartedly, unreservedly recommend Dr. Megan Maxwell to anyone with a need for pet behavior help... She has helped many of my clients find solutions that work for their pet's problematic behavior. "
Steven Zucker, D.V.M. Animal Medical Center Morgantown, WV
Linda, Brady and Pinoe
“[Dr. Maxell] listened to our story and set up an appointment within a very short time. She gave us practical tips and even when correcting things I was doing wrong, never made me feel bad. She always explained the why and taught what body language to look for, both positive and negative. I felt amazingly empowered.”
Stephanie Rigney Troutville, VA
“The best part of our experience with Dr. Maxwell was gaining training tools to help keep the children and Buddy safe during play—this was truly priceless as inexperienced dog owners.”
The Olson Family Blacksburg, VA
"Dr. Maxwell was able to break the behavior down into manageable treatment steps and assist with other minor problem areas as well, such as leash walking and resource guarding.”
Karen Kalbfleisch Roanoke, VA
“By the end of our fourth session with Dr. Maxwell, Bailey no longer barked at strangers and she was excited to meet friends and family that she hadn’t met before.”
Sarah Coffey Blacksburg, VA
“Dr. Maxwell’s knowledge and assistance was invaluable in helping us understand our dog’s behavior! He is doing much better!”
Leanne Heaton Mineral, VA
Johanna D. and Jacob T-S. Blacksburg, VA
“Very engaged, clearly cared about our dog, provided clear instructions for things to work on between sessions.”
"Dr. Maxwell took time to understand our needs and really worked to create steps that we could actually use to see behavioral improvements over the long term.”
Carrie Cousins-Spiller with Ellie Roanoke, VA
“Without [Dr. Maxwell], I do not think we would have been able to keep Billy, and with his bite history so few people were willing to work with us.”
Kathy Fridley Troutville, VA
Lincoln & Harper
“[Dr. Maxwell] was absolutely wonderful and so helpful.”
Stacy H. Fairmont, WV
“We went from afraid Lillie would need a new home to extremely thankful she is still with us.”
Laura Goodman Pulaski, VA
“Django made amazing progress during our work together based on Dr. Maxwell’s direction - he even walks with other dogs in the neighborhood for the first time in his 9 years of life!”
Alice Conner Virginia Beach, VA
"[Dr. Maxwell] took us to the plane of understanding our dog's behavior from his prospective."
Sam and Barbara Holben Newport News, VA
"We can’t thank Dr. Maxwell enough for what she did for us. We are forever indebted."
Alex Moore and Mohammad Elshawarby Roanoke, VA
"I was so paranoid when having company because of Jayk’s behavior towards guests. Now I am able to sit in comfort while having guests over..."
Stephen Harless Dublin, VA
"Most importantly, she gave us hope that our sweet, kind Gracie would heal, and encouraged our efforts to make changes in our environment to facilitate that."
Anu Kiebach Blacksburg, VA
Lacie, the Cairn Terrier mix
"My Lacie has improved so much with her aggression."
Debbie Moak Roanoke, VA
Charlie, the Hound mix
"Dr. Maxwell is very patient and understanding. Her treatment plan worked wonders for my dog Charlie."
Tammy Rinehart Roanoke, VA
Chewie, the Pit Bull/Lab mix & Maverick, the Pit Bull/Boxer mix
"Dr. Maxwell is fantastic to work with! She is very knowledgable and understanding."
Kelly & Ben Stimart Salem, VA
Penny, the Wheaten Terrier
"I would definitely recommend Dr. Maxwell. She is extremely knowledgeable about pet behavior, training, and especially separation anxiety."
Debbie Watts Roanoke, VA
Mira, the Aussie mix
"Dr. Maxwell, you were extremely helpful in making Mira less anxious by guiding us in how best to treat her."
Debbie Weeks Salem, VA
Poco, the Goldendoodle, and Jax, the Lab
"[Jax] now has calm interactions when meeting other dogs."
Bob & Sue Villamil Salem, VA
Penny, the Collie-Shepherd mix
"Dr. Maxwell gave us a clear plan to address our dog's behavior."
Priscilla & David Woodson Roanoke, VA
Emma, the Husky
"By using the tools and strategies Dr. Maxwell taught us, she has become much happier and trusting."
Dory & Russ Wallace Roanoke, VA
Lyla, the Doberman Mix
"While we always enjoyed her ourselves, it is nice that friends and others now get to see the dog we love."
James Clay Blacksburg, VA
Abbie, the Hound Mix
"[Dr. Maxwell] is compassionate, confident, expert and tuned in to her clients, both human and furry/feathered."
Karen Hoffman & Bill Samuelson Hampton, VA
Tucker, the Pointer Mix
"Megan is so much more than a trainer - she is an animal behaviorist- and understands there are many ways to live with dogs... I have only good things to say about her."
Margaret Perry Elliston, VA
Phoebe, the Black Lab mix
"Phoebe was barking at everything that passed the house uncontrollably. I learned a lot about my dog and how to communicate with her."
Anne Krogenas Roanoke, VA
Cheyenne, the Boxer
"Dr. Maxwell was very patient, genuinely in tune with our household and dog dynamics, and took the time to watch, listen, evaluate and teach."
Tara Scott Roanoke, VA
Rusty and Kay, the Labrador Retrievers
"...we thank Megan Maxwell for her outstanding knowledge and efforts in helping us and letting us know that if a problem arises she is available to help again.”
Kay and Neal Castagnoli Blacksburg, VA
Roxanne and Buster, the Boston Terriers
"We were trying to save Roxanne and Buster through rescue, and Dr. Maxwell saved us all. Thank you Dr. Max from the bottom of our hearts for helping us keep our babies and enjoy our home again!"
Lisa and Virgil Thompson Salem, VA
Tyson and Zeke, the Dobermans
"Thank you so much, Dr. Maxwell, for helping to save our little family!"
Jen and Trey Wolz Christiansburg, VA
"Dr. Maxwell has incredibly good communication skills, is likeable, and is consummately professional. "
Susan Kapla, Ph.D. Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Canine Consultants, LLC
Bob, the Boxer/Blue Heeler mix
"Got a long list of dog lovers / They'll say she is amazing / Meganpeels away the layers / Your dog's good again"
Samantha and Cole Harden Blacksburg, VA
Lainey, the Labrador Retriever mix
"Dr. Maxwell has shown me many techniques to use, all of which are done with understanding of and kindness towards the dog and REALLY work, with pretty much immediate results."
Jeanne Schilgen Roanoke, VA
Lucas, the Border Collie
"Dr. Maxwell has the uncanny ability to understand how the dog experiences various situations and THAT is the key to success."
Nancy and Gene Thompson Salem, VA
Lena, the Lab Mix
"Thank goodness our vet suggested we call Dr. Maxwell. Dr. Maxwell taught us to use consistent, positive reinforcement to help Lena overcome her anxieties."