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Hired 33 times
5 years in business
(Mountain Time Zone - Arizona)
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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East Valley K9 was very accommodating and helpful during our training session to help my dog, Gus. I am overall very impressed with all of the great work that was done. The trainers are very professional and knowledgeable. Gus already seems to be a happier, more disciplined pup!Jun 13, 2018VerifiedEast Valley K9 Services's reply
Thank you Aleyna. We love hearing how our clients are doing with their dogs. It was great working with you and Gus and meeting your family. Steve
We rescued a pit mix almost two months ago and she is about 1 y/o. She was very hyperactive and was distracted by other dogs, always pulling on the leash and getting into scruffs. We hired Steve and we could not be happier with the results. After 1 week, and two sessions, she is very well behaved! Now she walks right next to us, listens to commands, and is really learning how to control her impulse. I have trained a dog before, but Steve showed us and taught us things that we did not know. I would highly recommend their service to everyone. Even if you feel comfortable with your dogs behavior, there is always something to improve on, and Steve can help in any way.Nov 5, 2018Verified
I love Brandy and Steve. They have paid very close attention to my two dogs, Charlie and Frankie. We came in with two hyper active working dogs that had little training but have picked up so much information in training class. I am trying to beg them to do a level 2 training class for my dogs to be in. I love how attentive they were before and after class with Frankie and Charlie. I also realized a lot of the work was to train me. They have trained me well. I spend 30 min a day with both of my dogs training them separately with all the tricks they taught me in there class. I would highly recommended this obedience class with Brandy and Steve. They are very reasonably priced as well as they answered my response to their services within minutes. They treat my dogs as there own and send out weekly emails regarding all the dogs in the class and what we need to work on. On the off hours of training Brandy answers my texts and sends me additional info regarding activities for working dogs that she thinks would be good for my babes. One week I didn’t have a second handler and she had her husband help me out. She’s a serious gem and moving forward I will only work with her. She’s passionate about what she does and understands dogs so well! Thanks Brandy!Jun 23, 2018VerifiedEast Valley K9 Services's reply
Steve and I are so glad the three of you have become part of our EVK9 family, Thank you for the love!
I'm a first time dog owner and really had no idea what I was doing. We found Brandy on Thumbtack site and we decided to give it a shot. Max was already 7 months old so we had no idea what she would know so the idea of obedience training sounded wonderful. Brandy definitely taught the basics as well as the other things that we wanted with our dog. Brandy also talked through issues we've had, given great advice and tips and Working with Max on them has definitely made a huge difference. Max has learnt some amazing behaviors. He can sit, come, sleep and walk loosely on a leash. Our bond with our puppy is incredible and we owe a lot to Brandy for helping me overcome my fear of dogs. I recommend her for owners with dogs of any age. Brandy came to our house and totally understood my dog's dilemmas. She taught positive training techniques that actually worked! She helped us prevent Max from resource guarding and regain order in the house.Nov 18, 2016VerifiedEast Valley K9 Services's reply
Thank you so much, it was wonderful to work with all 3 of you!
I am the proud owner of 7 special needs dogs. But Sherry was a special case she had been rescued from death row 6 times I had used other trainers to help with her aggression to no avail. I finally found Steve Mark who with only two sessions Sherry was no longer attacking my other dogs. I have referred Steve Mark to other people who have also been very satisfied. Everyone says their dogs are crazy about him I think he wears dog treat cologne I am very Pleased and would use and recommend Steve Mark again Patricia ThomasJun 2, 2018East Valley K9 Services's reply
Thank you so much Pat, I enjoyed working with you and Sherry.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Classes are 145.00 Private sessions start at 125.00 per session Boarding is 45.00 per night (2nd dog 1/2 off) Pet sitting varies Please see our website for current pricing
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We do a meet and greet either in person or on the phone in order to assess the pets and agree on services and rates.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?We have worked with dogs professionally for approximately four years, done several certification courses and worked with multiple professional dog trainers. -Certified Canine Good Citizen instructor and evaluator -Completed Dr. Ian Dunbar's SIRIUS® Dog Trainer Academy -Completed AZ Dog Smart Trainer Academy receiving certifications in: -Behavior Fundamentals -The Art of Dog Handling -Clicker Training -Client Communications -Member of APDT -Member of IACP -Pet CPR and first aid certified. -Trained with and mentored by professional dog trainers in the area learning obedience techniques and other skills -Certified therapy dog handler through Pet Partners.