StressLess Dog Care LLC
StressLess Dog Care LLC

StressLess Dog Care LLC

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Introduction: Dog training has been a life long passion of mine. I grew up around sport dogs and have been training sense I was about 12 years old. Recently I have made my services open to the public and pride myself on being a different type of trainer then most others. I believe the best approach to dog training is to tackle the underlying behavior as apposed to punishing the symptoms in an attempt to suppress the behavior. Most often dogs just need to learn to be confident their human is in charge and can protect them. When this isn’t clear it will cause stress on-leash and potentially “aggressive-like” behavior. This can also result in a dog who is only obedient when they are offered food. Addressing and focusing on the Human-Dog dynamic is what makes me different then other trainers. We implement reward based training with positive and negative reinforcement (the seat belt chime in a car is an example of negative reinforcement).

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Serves Phoenix, AZ

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3 years in business

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Matilde J.
Sep 6, 2022
We first reached out to David to have someone watch our dog when we had to go out of town. We warned him about our dog having some fear based aggression towards people. After leaving our dog with David for a couple of days at a time, we noticed how our dog was always happy and calm to return to David’s place. Recently we had to go out of town for a longer period of time and David worked with us in creating an ad-hoc training schedule for our dog, based on what our concerns were. David took the time to learn as much as possible about our dog and to make sure to build trust with him. David was great at sending us updates about the progress and once we went to pick our dog up, we were so amazed to see how comfortable our dog was around other people and the great progress he made in only 2 weeks. David came to our house for a follow-up lesson to show us how to keep working on what our dog learned and how to manage some of the behaviors we were looking to get corrected. From the way our dog behaves around David, it is clear that he is an amazing trainer. We are so grateful for him! I am a very apprehensive dog parent and I do not trust a lot of people with my dog, but when I leave him with David, I have great peace of mind.
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Joe B.
Jul 7, 2022
David is wonderful! I think the best thing he does is teach you the lessons he has taught your dog (you just need to listen). We adopted a puppy from MC shelter took our grand kids with us to see how he would interact with them and he was great. 3 weeks down the road and he was out of control, it was time to find another home or some intensive training. We chose the training. Three months later we still have a puppy but he is still learning (and me too) we can take on walks and when we do have some issues we know what to do. Joe & Kathy, Payson
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Anne M.
Jun 28, 2022
David has been my life saver for german shep ruger. He has trained him well and is a great dog now. I would highly recommend stressless dog care to anybody with highly anxious nervous dogs.
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Thumbtack Customer
Sep 18, 2020

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The name says it all!!! I could tell from the moment I met David, he has a passion for helping dogs and owners to have a great relationship. Rehabilitating my shy, 9 year old fur baby was one of the best decisions I could ever make for her. David was so patient and gentle with her for the couple weeks she was there. Its so hard to find a trainer who is loving and kind to our babies and treats them as they are part of the family. I found that here and I will continue to refer him to friends and family. Thanks David!!
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Sead H.
Sep 7, 2022
After only five sessions, everyone is noticing that my dog is behaving better.
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