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My husband and I had a great experience with Kelli. She obviously really cares about helping dogs, to the extent that she was willing to travel out of her way to work with us. Our dog, Nora, was reactive when Kelli first arrived, but Kelli was patient and understanding with her, taking time to gain her trust. By the end of the training session, Nora was peacefully walking beside her and happily taking treats from her. We truly appreciate everything that Kelli taught us--we're already seeing positive results!Oct 18, 2018VerifiedPuppyLuv Academy's reply
Hi Meagan, thank you so much for taking time for a review! I'm so glad you all had a good experience and that you are making great progress with Nora! Its important to take time to build trust with dogs, especially if they have developed some prior trust issues. You mentioned to me, that the trainer you had before just forced it, and that during the whole session, you, your husband and your dog were all on edge and miserable. Their approach was the wrong approach with Nora. And you can now see, and I want all to see...how much more we can get accomplished with our dogs, if we just take time, slow down and work to build that trust 1st. Then our dogs turn into loving, obedient dogs who want to learn more from you. Congratulations on your success with Nora! And Thank you for allowing me to make a difference in you and Nora's life. Best to you, Kelli~ PuppyLuv Academy
Kelli had to travel quite a bit to work with us, but after talking to us she decided to come out and work with us anyway. I can't say enough about Kelli. She really cares deeply about her clients (and their humans). We have a very sweet, large and dominant dog with leash reactivity and dog aggression issues. Kelli was willing to travel a long way to make sure that our pup got the help she needed, and we didn't inadvertently exacerbate our dog's issues trying to correct them. Kelli was kind, patient, and extremely generous with her time and skills. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for intuitive, experienced help with doggie behavioral issues.Sep 10, 2018VerifiedPuppyLuv Academy's reply
Hi Cindy, Thank you so much for your kind review. It really makes me happy when I can begin to make a positive difference in your's and your dogs' life. Thank you for being willing and open to learn new ways to manage Chloes' temporary leash pulling and dog aggression. I say temporary, because you will see it begin to get better soon. Chloe is a very special girl, very sweet, very independant, and required a different understanding. With each day you practice the new techniques, it will, at the same time... begin to make yours' and your dogs' experience exponentially better. (remember to reward Chloe for good work :-).... I look forward to you seeing progress very soon! Kelli~ PLAy! PuppyLuv AcademY
I dont usually write reviews but I felt necessary regarding my experience so far with Kelli. Her professionalism and confidence showed through on our phone conversation yesterday. Whichever concern or issue I brought to her attention regarding my new puppy, she was patient and took the time to help me find a resolution. I have yet to try all that she has discussed with me as the issues we are having takes time, but nonetheless, her goal was clear- help my family and new puppy learn to live happily together. I would definitely recommend her.Oct 4, 2018VerifiedPuppyLuv Academy's reply
Hi Lisa, thank you so much for putting your trust in me, and for allowing me to help you and your family with your new little puppy's. I look forward to working with you more as any new issues may come up. My goal is to see your puppy's become the true irreplaceable family members you hope for. And I hope to hear how the solutions we discussed, are working out... as we may keep in touch thru 'Doggie Coaching Calls", or a training session. Best wishes, Kelli~ PuppyLuv Academy PLAy!
Kelli was extremely helpful in covering the basics with our new puppy. Her suggestions have put us on the path for developing great habits with our dog.Sep 27, 2018VerifiedPuppyLuv Academy's reply
Devon, Thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know how I am doing. My goals are to get you off on the right path with your new puppy. You have an adorable, sweet and smart girl, and it was a pleasure working with you and your husband. Please reach out to me anytime, if you have any more questions, as Georgia grows up. Best wishes, Kelli~ PuppyLuv Academy
Great with my pups, and very personable and professional.Aug 16, 2018VerifiedPuppyLuv Academy's reply
Vonnah, You have two awesome dogs, and you are so good with them. It was a joy to work with you, at your home training, and then later at our Dog Park training. You are making great progressive! Can't wait to work with you and your dogs again!! Cheers, Kelli~ PuppyLuv Academy
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- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?Dogs are easily trained, they love to please you, and they love to work for a positive reward. But anything that is worth learning, takes time, committment and consistency to create the dog and behavior you want. So I think it is important for people to think through and plan to spend time to work the plan, of the tricks and tips they learn from their new training session...to allow the training to work. Nothing is a quick fix with dogs, they need guidance & lots of practice to allow any new, desired behavior to take hold and become second nature. Plan to put in the time & work.