Pawfect Manners Dog Training
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Stephanie came to our house to try to train one of our dogs. The first visit was only talking to us and asking for $1500 up front with 20 visits to help train our dog. Well she visited us but all she did was talk to us about feeding our dogs raw food. However when it was time to train the dog when she visited Stephanie took maybe 10min. With the dog. This went on for about 10 visits. After the 10 visits she said I think your dog is doing great and only call me if you need me. This wasn't what the contract said at all. Therefor the contract was broken by the trainer. I know this because I studied law contracts at a well known university for 5 years. I do not recommend Pawfect Paws to anyone. You would do better taking your dog to the park for training at very little cost then going to Pawfect Paws. I hope this helps anyone who is thinking of going this direction. One more thing never ever pay full amount up front and the reviews are friends of Stephanie. RichardFeb 12, 2016
We have 2 dog and 1 started being aggressive toward the other. Within a few days of contact Stephani came over and reviewed our dogs and our situation, came up with a plan, got my husband on board with the training (THAT was a miracle!) and started training us how to handle our dogs better. She's very thorough and has a very behavioral approach (dog whisperer-ish) which we really connected with. We look forward to our learning sessions, Thanks Stephani!Nov 9, 2012Verified
Very disappointing!! We paid Stephanie $1500 up front at her recommendation to save money that way. We paid for her package that offers 25 sessions with no time limit. We did so because we needed flexibility with kids sports schedules and school. She took our money but did not deliver on the 25 sessions because she said she didnt "tally" the sessions. In addition, her training consisted of coming and siting and talking for an hour while her dog sadie ran around the yard with our two dogs. No other training outside of that?? Not impressed to say the least. We know that our younger dog was more dominant. Other trainers have told us that was the case. Stephanie wanted to take her for the weekend to prove that was not the case. She told us she was not going to charge for that because she felt it was not a dominant issue. Stephanie recommended after that weekend that she was not dominant but that we give her back to the breeder for another dog that would be a better temperament with our older dog. However, we did not take that advice since we were already attached to our younger dog. Guess what? As the younger dog as matured she gets along great with our older dog so we are SO glad we never took her advice on that. At the end of the day, regardless of what Stephanie may say, we signed a contract and have a credit card receipt for $1500. I have texted her and she says there was a time limit when the package we signed up for was 25 sessions...no time limit. I have texted her again asking to deliver all 25 sessions or provide a refund for sessions not accounted for. She is not responding which is not good business and is a poor reflection on her creditability and business. The least she could have done in good faith was honor the very contract she wanted us to sign. She is not providing a refund for lost sessions. We have had crazy schedules with the kids along with the death of a family member. She insists we are out of luck because she says there was a timeline when we choose and paid for the 25 session package so we were not held to a timeline. Anyhow, initially it seemed like this was a good way to go. I saw Rebecca's review dated July 2013 where she stated Stephanie just came to the house and just sat and talk. Stephanie's response was that she never knew her. LOL. All I can say is that $1500 was alot of money for our family to spend on training and wish we would have spent it with someone who honored their agreement.Aug 31, 2014Verified
This is one of the most unprofessional people I have ever met. She has no clue what she is doing as far as dog training. She had no structure in a training sessions. She would show up and talk for an hour and leave . It was a complete waste of money. I was not happy with my sessions and she told me she would refund my money and never did after multiple attempts to contact her. If you are looking for real dog training hire a professional and don't spend a dime on this. If I could give it zero stars I would.Jul 21, 2013Stephanie C.'s reply
Hi Rebeca, I'm sorry you feel this way. However, seeing as I don't run my company this way and have no "Rebeca R." In my clientele, I believe you have mistaken me for someone else. My policies are far different from what you explain here. I have never worked with this person and do not know who they are.
Awesome animal behavioralist! We have three siberian huskies and just adopted a 10 month old border collie. With Stephanie's help the pack is assimilating quite nicely.Feb 6, 2013