Dog Whisperer

I’ll admit, I’ve watched the Dog Whisperer more times than I’d like to admit. As a dog owner for nearly two years, I’m always amazed at how the host of the show — Cesar Milan — can fix these dogs in such a short time (although I’m sure there’s plenty of post-production editing). One of Cesar’s tricks is to bring one of his well-trained, mild-mannered dogs and introduce him or her to the troubled dog. He claims that the even-keeled dog “shows” the other dog how to behave, and the results are often impressive. I was never much of a believer, though.

This weekend, however, changed my mind. My brother in law and his wife recently rescued a Staffordshire Terrier named Delilah. Staffordshire Terriers are relatives of the Pit Bull. She is super sweet, but apparently has been growling at other dogs on walks and showing her teeth. My dog Abby, while a little excitable sometimes, is super sweet to everyone she meets and has never shown her teeth near people, dogs, or even cats. So we decided it might not be a bad idea to introduce the two and see what happens.

When we walked up to their house, Delilah growled and barked and tried to break her leash. Abby, on the other hand, just stared and tilted her head, then looked at me. It was almost like she was saying “What is HER problem?”. Eventually, after my sister-in-law distracted Delilah with string cheese, we began walking our dogs around the neighborhood. After just a few feet, Delilah was already following Abby around, smelling every spot she smelled, and literally mimicking her movements. When we got back to the house, they got along great, wrestling and playing until they were both worn out and laid down.

What does this have to do with DDA? Testimonials, that’s what.

Let our happy clients teach you a few things about what we do here at DDA. When it comes time to choose a marketing and advertising company, you can read some of our thousands of page of content on,, or any of our other sites. But quite often, the best way to judge a company is to look at testimonials. Any company can say how great it is, boast about its capabilities, and offer all types of promises. But past clients, testimonials, and references don’t lie. If you see a nearly empty “Testimonial” page, it might be a good idea to steer clear.

At DDA, we have countless clients who have been thrilled with the work we have done for them. We don’t seek out testimonials, or ask for praise, but plenty of clients past and present have spoken kindly about the quality of DDA’s work. While we don’t follow anyone’s lead here at DDA — we create everything from scratch for the ultimate in custom work — we invite you to follow the lead of our happy clients, and review the testimonials at Take their word for it, then contact us for your next healthcare IT application, medical website design, or any other type of marketing or advertising project. You’ll be glad you did.