In a very controversial situation between our two dogs, Earl came to our home and quickly assessed the issue at hand with thorough questions and an observation of what we needed for a successful management system of our dogs. He was genuine and caring. When we introduced our dogs to him briefly, he seemed confident in working with them and was friendly toward them. What I also liked about Earl was his willingness to ask our thoughts about how we felt and valued our input. I would recommend him to everyone I know and will continue to seek advice from him regarding my dogs.
Hi Mishawn. I'm glad I was able to provide insight into the dynamics of your situation. i will be available for any follow up you need. Thanks for the nice review.
Our experience with Earl was great. He was knowledgeable about methods to help our dogs. He provided great tools and advice to help us with training our puppy and helping our older dog cope. It turned out our dogs didn't need as much help as we thought!
I met Mr. Newland online, and contacted him about a phone consultation, as I live in Michigan. He promptly arranged a call, and listened carefully to my problem. (I have three large dogs, and after four years of them being together I'm having some pack dominance issues.) Mr. Newland clearly and concisely laid out a solution, and also gave me several webb references to check out for additional information. I immediately began implementing the plan that he gave me, and noticed almost instant positive results. After my initial consultation Mr. Newland contacted me several times to follow up and to offer new suggestions and resources. I would recommend Mr. Newland's services to anyone who is having issues with their dog(s). He tells it straight and clear. His demeanor is friendly, concise, and easy to understand. And he knows his stuff!
Hi Nancy. Thanks for your review. I'm glad I was able to help you get your situation under control.
Earl Newland was above and beyond my expectations. Not only did he make my dog comfortable, he also made me comfortable. He came with a ton of great information and worked with us to figure out what the issues my dog has been having. He was so wonderful, knowledgeable and very sweet. The thing I enjoyed most about him was that he did not want to change my dog, he simply wanted to help him become a better version of himself. I also love the fact that he wants to ensure my success and allows free advice after the consultation. I have yet to see someone do that I think it is just amazing. You can tell he really loves doing this and is very dedicated. If you are in the Kansas City area and looking for help with your dog, Earl is the only one to go to.
If anyone out there is looking for a great, amazing dog trainer than Earl is your guy!!! He spent one evening so far with our strong headed puppy (or as Earl calls her a 'go getter') and we have already noticed remarkable improvement. She is not biting on us as much still have some more work to do there but we now have the tools to do so. Plus in just a 24 hour period my husband has been able to teach Laycee to sit and lay down, yes she needs refreshers but it come right back to her, she is only 9 weeks. My husband was very skeptical of Earl's methods as he grow up with his mom breeding dogs and this is not how they trained him, but after only 2 hours my husband is a believer and recommending his services to co-workers. Wish we had meet Earl years ago when we had our first dog. Thanks so much Earl you have made our house my enjoyable!!!
Thanks Earl for coming out to our home and spending time with our family and our Golden Retriever, Lucy. You listened to our concerns about her "mugging" our guests and trouble with the recall. We've gone back to some elementary training behaviors and started a few of the techniques discussed on the videos you brought. Thanks for the follow up phone conversation and for any future questions we need answered.
Good empathetic relationship with my dog. We plan to teach her how to properly walk when weather gets better - will be able to say more then.
Due to some aggression issues we were having with our Anatolian, Penny, we contacted Earl for help. He was very knowledgeable in helping us change our perspective on how we manage our dogs around small children, guests, and each other. He also provided us with helpful resources in consistent training with Penny. I highly recommend Earl for whatever issues you may be having with your dog, he is a wealth of information! Thanks Earl!
Earl was great, he was timely, very knowledgable, and a great teacher. He showed us a number of ways to help correct some of the bad habits we had formed with our dog. He also helped us come up with a great plan for what to do when our baby joins the family. He is also more than willing to continue working with us in the future if additional questions/concerns come up.
Hi Amy. Thanks for the nice review. I was pleased with how quickly your dog responded. Mirra is a great dog and I'm sure everything will go smoothly when your baby comes. I will always be available to help out anyway I can.
Earl was exactly what our family needed. We are grateful for the hints, tips & 'to do's". We will certainly keep in contact in case we have questions in the future. Much gratitude, thank you Earl!
Hi Shawn. It was nice to meet Ally and your family. Ally is a sweet dog and I'm sure she will be a great companion. Thank you for your review.
We have 2 dogs - a 11 year old who is very sweet and a new small rescue dog who has been aggressive by nipping and barking at our guests and neighbors. After one visit with Earl the KC Dog Whisperer, our dogs are better behaved! We learned so much in one session that our dogs are already heeling when we walk and show no aggression to guests. We have a lot to adjust in the way my husband and I run our pack - but now we have applicable plans and methods that are already proving to work. We are so pleased!
Hi Steph. It was great to meet you and Sam. Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm glad everything is going well. I will be available anytime you need help with Tater and Dango.
Earl was great to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the care and behavior of dogs. We worked on introducing dogs to each other. Earl worked with us for approximately 1 hr. I would recomment him to anyone who needs assistance with their dogs.
Hi Carolyn. Thanks for the nice review. It was great to meet you and John and Goldie. Remember you can call me even after you move to Denver.
Very helpful in providing information for the uncommon service I was looking for; and continuing that help. Genuinely nice guy, professional; with not only canine skills under his belt, but customer service as well. Go Earl!
Hi Lisa. I'm glad that I was able to help you find the info you were looking for.
I was looking for a trainer to train me to train my service dog. The only response I got was from Earl, who is not a trainer of service animals. Earl purchased the referral because he knew someone who WAS an expert service dog trainer and he wanted to put me in touch with her. I did meet with her, and she is exactly what I need. So many times these days people will not take any kind of action to help a stranger unless they somehow benefit from it themselves. I was so touched that Ed went out of his way to help me even when it COST him rather than directly benefitted him. In addition, he told me that he would appreciate it if I would keep in touch with him so he could follow the progress of our training. Two miracles in one. I am thrilled that he helped me find the right trainer, and even more thrilled that he cares about the outcome. I told him that if my dog proves to be unfit for service work (so far she is very well suited) that I would hire him to to the kind of quality training I would want her to have anyway. I believe in doing random acts of kindness myself, and it appears that Earl does as well.
Thanks for your kind words. I'm happy I could help you.
Earl has advised me about training methods and DVDs that would be helpful for training our Jack Russell Terrier here on our small farm. He immediately understood what we were experiencing and explained what we needed to do and why it would be helpful. I am so very grateful for Earl's expert and caring advice, which was right on target for our situation and for the needs of our dog. I'm confident that now I can train our JRT to become the excellent farm dog that I know she can be.
Hi Janet. Thanks for the review, I am glad to help and am looking forward to monitoring your progress. You will both be amazing.
Earl worked with us and our two 6 month old Great Dane puppies. Our dogs were fairly well bahaved before; however, they needed reminding of who was in charge. They have improved on their leash walking and their behavior when in the house. We have also almost completely eliminating jumping. We would definitely recommend Earl to anyone needing some guidance with their pups!
Hi Lyndsay, Hi Lee. I have seldom met two such sweet dogs as Truman and Zeus. I hope you will consult with me if you have any other concerns as I can usually solve most problems over the phone. You are always welcome to call.
I have a dog who is an extremely rare breed of dog. She is a German Pinscher (not to be confused with the min pin). She has an extremely strong personality, everything she does, she gives it her all. She is a very loving and loyal dog; however, she has some issues with strangers and territorial aggression. She would not let anyone else into our home, even our friends. In our ignorance, we were trying to socialize her and keep her around when people came into our home so that she would get used to it. For this reason, we have many friends who are now terrified of her, and for good reason. It killed me to have my friends talk about how vicious my dog was and how we should not allow her around my son. I really did not want to have to re-home her or put her down, because I know for a fact that Zoe would fight to the death before she let anyone hurt me or my family. She would never bite anyone in our family, or even growl at us. She is so very loyal, and these types of dogs only have one true owner. So I know that even if I did re-home her instead of putting her down, all I would be able to think about was how she would never be the same, and neither would we. She is a member of the family.
We have had many, many trainers work with her, and they all had different theories. Many told us that she would never really be safe to have around other people. I can't describe how exhausting it was to think about being on edge for the rest of her life. In effect, owning Zoe was controlling our lives.
Earl was very helpful for multiple reasons, but two really stand out. The first is that he knew of Zoe's breed, and had seen her breed in action before. So the first thing he told me was that, she was not doing anything abnormal for her breed. She is a strong dog, and her breed is naturally wary of strangers and are said to be excellent watch dogs (though not many progress to the guard dog stage that Zoe thought she was at). This made me feel better because even though he saw her aggression first hand, he did not think she was vicious or bad. Earl has extensive experience with working dogs, like Zoe, and with extremely aggressive and dominant dogs. There really are not many trainers out there who truly are qualified to work with aggressive dogs, and Zoe most definitely had not been responding to the 'tree hugging' version of training that is so popular now. For most dogs, that may work fine, but Zoe had progressed to biting and needed specialized training, not out of the box training.
The other thing that really helped that Earl did was explain the theory of dominance and pack structure in a way that I could understand. Of course, with a dog like Zoe, I had read a lot of material on being a pack leader and watched every Caesar Milan episode he has made, but it seemed like a lot of it was just mean, to me. Earl explained why a dog needs to know where s/he stands in the pack and that it is not all about asserting yourself in a violent way. There are many subtle and easy things that you can do to establish your rank in the house and we were doing them wrong. Things like letting her have free reign of the house instead of making that an earned reward, and allowing her on the furniture and to sleep on our bed. Just beginning to change these simple things I have seen a huge improvement with Zoe. She used to be kind of a spaz, and we thought that was just her being weird, but really it was her not knowing her place and being confused. Sometimes we were dominant, others we weren't, and we were not being consistent. Now, she is calm all the time! She has had NO problem not sleeping with us anymore (and it is fantastic to have our bed back) and she spends a lot of her time calm and sleeping in her area. She gets to go out and play when I decide, and that has been more than enough for her. I thought it was mean to keep a dog confined, that they needed the stimulation, but I can already see how much calmer and happier she is, just after a few days! We still have a lot more work to do, but I can see that Earl's approach really works and is making her happier, not making her feel unwanted. There is much, much more that we were doing wrong, but the long and short of it was that we were treating her like a person, not a dog. And with some dogs, that may never pose a problem, but with a working dog like Zoe, it definitely did. She didn't have a place, she didn't have a job, so she took on a job of her own, protecting the house. Now, it is my responsibility to take on that job and let her know she does not need to handle it.
Finally, another thing that really helped me, was the amount of material that Earl gave me to peruse. I am the kind of person who likes to learn as much as I can about an approach so that I can really do it right, and Earl was able to provide that for me. I now have so many things to work on, I will have to make myself an objectives list to be sure that I touch on all the issues. The other good thing about all the reading material is that it is hard for a trainer to really see all of your dogs issues in just an hour or two, or even after a month of working with them. I live with Zoe and see all the things that she does. There were many things that she was doing to assert herself as dominant that I never realized were an issue. So now I know even more that I need to correct than what Earl saw. He, of course, saw how she reacted to strangers, but I was able to see how she was asserting herself with me. I thought she knew I was alpha because she was obedient and would listen to me (except when she didn't). She had decided that she would listen when she wanted, but that she got to decide when to obey and when not to. That is why I had so little control over her when people came to our door.
All of this I got from only two days working with Earl. I appreciate all his help so far, and I intend to gain off leash control/obedience from Zoe, so watch for my call Earl! You will be hearing from me!
I could write more, but I'm sure no one is interested in the life and times of Zoe; however, I think that the most important thing we will gain from this experience is MY confidence. A lot of trainers talk about the dog gaining confidence, but for me I needed to be confident of my place and ability to control Zoe. She didn't trust me to handle the situation, so she took charge. That will be changing now.
Thanks again, Earl!
Thanks for the great review. I enjoyed meeting Zoe and your family. I'm looking forward to monitoring your progress with the engagement training.
I contacted Earl because I have an 80 pound pit bull. I had been told she was dog aggressive. I had also been having enourmous problems walking her on the leash. It seemed she was destined to either have to live out her life with no walks, be adopted by someone, or be put to sleep. Our first meeting with Earl was at his home. Dora, my dog, immediately took to Earl. He just has a way with dogs. I found out she is not dog aggressive at all. We spent the afternoon with Earl and then returned to my community. Because my neighborhood has a lot of distractions, Earl graciously came to mine and Dora's world. He spent the evening with us and helped me understand how to deal with the barriers or challenges Dora encounteres. I no longer think I have to get rid of my dog or put her to sleep. Earl has been extremely helpful and I strongly advise anyone who has a dog with issues to contact Earl. I cannot say in words how much I appreciate the work he has done with me and Dora.
Thank you for the great review Celeste. Dora is a wonderful dog and I really enjoy working with both of you. She is a strong dog and strong willed too but she just wants to get along with everyone and has a strong desire to please.