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My 2 lovable but unmanageable dogs were driving me crazy. I realized that they were causing me a lot of stress. I was yelling at them all the time to stop barking and to stop jumping on people. They wouldn't come to me or listen to me. I have had dogs my whole adult life and have been able to train them with basic obedience training....but not these two! My neighbor texted me all the time about their barking. Because I had a bad fall a few years ago while walking them. On walks I have had a hard time controlling the aggression of my male dog toward other dogs, As a result, I rarely walked them. I was at the end of my rope! I started searching for dog trainers in my area and found several good choices on Thumbtack. After reading the reviews I was most impressed with with what I read about Happy Paws Dog Training. The reviews almost sounded too good to be true. Most said that their dogs were transformed in one session. After speaking with Raquel I was convinced that she was the trainer I needed. I Iiked the idea of basically one intense training session. My training session was a week and a half ago. Today, thanks to Raquel, I can walk my dogs on a leash without them pulling, I am able to stop their barking, which has become almost non-existent. They listen to me now and I have great tools and techniques to use to control a variety of their bad behaviors. Raquel teaches you about the way dogs think and to understand their body language so you can stop unwanted behavior before it starts. She also teaches you....who you have to be to command the respect from your dog. Not only have my dogs behaviors changed, but I changed as well. I leared how to interact with them and speak to them in a more powerful way. The bottom line is you have to be consistent and committed to the training. Both you and your dogs benefit. The things I learned from Raquel have made the training so much easier to mainntain. It's only a week and a half and I am amazed every day about how much my dogs have progressed. My life is much less stressful? Raquel is one of those rare indivuals who has a special gift and insight into animals. She is Magical! I would highly recommend her and have already told all my friends with dogs about how fantastic she is. The proof is in the transformation of my formerly unruly dogs! I am so grateful to Raquel for her help and guidance. She is the best!
Karen is amazing... She's incredibly knowledgeable and did a great job training my husky puppy. My dog howls non-stop when she walks in the door because he loves her so much, and he's now totally potty trained, sits/waits on command and is great on the leash. He's a very stubborn and rambunctious puppy, and the moment she walks in the door she commands his total obedience. She's taught me so much about speaking the dogs language and it's amazing to see her training take effect as he's still young but growing into such a well behaved and good-tempered dog. The only challenge I've had is me remembering and being consistent with the training because she has so much to offer. I met her because she trained my mom's dog, and I trust her implicitly with the new addition to my family and would highly recommend her to anyone.
We were pleased with her techniques and we received a lot of good suggestions. I recommend DC to anyone needing dog training. Jan and Steve Lentz
John is an amazing trainer. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for some obedience training for their pups. He is punctual, professional, and passionate about what he does.
As a Disabled Veteran with the need of a PTSD Service Dog, Denise has provided the only consistent progress in my treatment with her focus on Training both me and my dog. She is exceptionally suited for training Beterans and keeping us “In the Moment” with exercises in Mindfulness. Denise empowers her clients not just with confidence training but with the Armor of Knowledge. She educated clients on all aspects of ADA Laws giving us confidence in our rights and confidence in our Dog Handling and Training. The value is exceptional and long lasting!
Ralf is amazing!!! I can't say enough great things about him. What I can say is that whatever is wrong with your dog he can fix! My dog "Buddy" is a Golden Retriever that I adopted from a shelter approximately 3 years ago. Buddy came with so many "issues" that my Vet put him on Prozak. I spent many agonizing hours and a great deal of money trying to help my Buddy. From the "Thunder Shirt" to every kind of obedience training there is - nothing worked UNTIL I FOUND RALF!. Within 30 minutes of the first visit, my Buddy was a changed dog. Ralf imediately identified his problems and knew exactly how to correct them. Buddy & I still have some more learning to do, he is in the process of decreasing the Pozak. But up until now it's been great and I know with Ralf's guidance - Buddy will become a happy and well behaved companion.
Duane is a superb dog whisperer!!! I have worked with other dog trainers before but I have never met someone like Duane. It seems he has an incredible sensibility and ability to read each dog and know how to communicate with them. I just got my Stella, 5 year old English Bulldog, returned home after 5 weeks of board and training by Duane. Stella was very aggressive with other dogs and small children. She had virtually no obedience training whatsoever and never socialized with other dogs. I always had to warn approaching strangers, especially if they had a dog, that Stella was "not so friendly". Then a 8 week old chocolate Lab puppy came into our life and turned our home life upside down. Stella was very jealous and aggressive towards the puppy. My poor puppy was scared to death and something had to be done. Duane took Stella and trained her in his home for four weeks and the fifth week, I sent Henry to Duane for a week to be with Stella so that they could get acquainted and may be bonded. Frankly, I wasn't too sure whether Stella could change. I had a back up plan for the puppy in case the board and training with Duane did not work out. I am so happy that Stella and Henry are back home and they get along so beautifully, thanks to Duane!! It is so wonderful to have two dogs in the house without any tension. Duane is very professional, honest and very easy to work with. He answered all my questions, my numerous phone calls were never ignored, and I felt at ease about the whole process. It is clear to me that Duane loves and cares deeply about the dogs he trains and dogs love him back. Duane followed up with the second visit to our home today, and both Stella and Henry were so happy to see him. Stella actually wanted to follow Duane out as if she wanted to go with him. I have never seen Stella act like this with anyone outside her own family. We are so pleased and happy that we found Duane and can not recommend him highly enough. He is the real Dog Whisperer! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Duane!!!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND Stephanie! She has a wonderful and very natural approach and basically gave me a full scale plan around obedience training for my new rescue, Cora in just one session. I was STUNNED at how quickly Cora caught on to new commands with Stephanie's easeful yet measured method and look forward to employing all the new tips and tools Stephanie gave us for walking, crate training, barking, digging, and more.
Steve is an incredible, elite master trainer. He holds the key to unlocking all of your dogs' best attributes. He has done wonders for my dogs, and I have witnessed him doing even more for others. There's nothing that this man can't fix about your dog. But, you must be willing to put in the time and do what it takes to maintain. I have two mixed breeds (brother and sister) that have severe separation anxiety, when they weren't near each other. They were completely co dependent on each other, fearful and extremely sensitive to everything around them. They would whine and bark when separated. Steve had them for less than two weeks, and now they have no problem, at all being separated. He taught me how to build their confidence, and help them succeed. Which has made training them in obedience much easier. They now have the will to work, and the desire to learn more. As do I. He has inspired me so much that it has now become my passion, and I am now his apprentice. What I love most about the way that he trains, is that he is very gentle and patient with the dogs. He is by far more concerned with the dogs' well-being than anything else. He can be pretty tough on the owners, but once you come to realize why, you really can't be mad at him. The issues that your dog has, are typically there because of you. Your dog is a mirror of yourself. Once you've accepted that, you can then both change together, building the bond between you and your dog even stronger. But, you must be part of the change in order for it to work. Wendy is my senior master trainer, and I have learned so much already from both of them. They have taught me beginner and advanced obedience, behavior work, tracking, scent detection, how to show in AKC competitions, how to train movie dogs, and much more. Through the skills that I have acquired from them, I am now teaching my own classes and training dogs daily, using the same incredible methods that these amazing dog trainers have taught me. I highly recommend Steve and Wendy, and all of their trainers to anyone who truly cares for their dog.
Pawsability was above and beyond anything I could have imagined! I have a new rescue dog and I wanted to make sure she stayed in our home when we went away. We also wanted to start her off on some basic training so we hired Pawsability to come and take care of Sky. We had a meet and greet at my house and Theresa spent a good hour explaining her services and even giving us tips to help us w our new rescue. During the stay they took sky on the daily trips they do as part of the community daycare program and Sky got to be socialized and have "on the job" training with other dogs and new people. We were sent texts, videos and photos frequently with wonderful updates about sky's progress. My house was left beautifully and Theresa even washed the sheets and towels she used. She left a report and set up our final training session that was included in our board and train fee. Oh and the fee was extremely reasonable. When we returned home Our dog was happy, healthy and had learned the beginnings of obedience training. I couldn't be happier and highly recommend this service. We will definitely enroll Sky in their daycare as well.
Angela came to the house to help us with our new puppy training! From the minute she came in, we knew she was the perfect trainer! Our dog responded so well to her. Every single time she comes to the house, she is punctual, professional, super friendly, and great at what she does! You will not be disappointed. She is a dog whisperer!
Worked with my little Chihuahua Jax & after one training session I saw he was better already and getting rid of all those bad habits!
Petra is great and very patient with our dog Tobi that doesn’t get along with our cat but already after 3 lessons is improving and also learning obedience commands!
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**Dave "gets" dogs, and its clear the dogs "get" Dave too. He is up to date and very knowledgable on the science ( vs so many myths and common misconceptions) of how to motivate dogs and bases his training from science utelizing positive training methods. * He taught me "clicker" style training without the clicker) and how to improve my timing for marking behavior for reinforcement. It has made a positive difference to "come when called" and in obedience when on walks. **Dave is prompt, personable, and straightforward in communication. He was very understanding when appointments needed to be rescheduled and then cancelled for a few months. ***His genuine concern for the dog ,( and their human), is evident. Dave is a delight to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend him.... almost as much as Leo Lambchop, my little Maltese poodle
So far, the experience has been satisfactory. We have only attended one of 8 sessions at this time. Ron is very professional and eager to share his knowledge of canine obedience training.
We are very excited to get going on training our dog with Dave. He came to our house on Saturday, and spent over an hour discussing our dogs needs, and Dave's philosophy on training. (Free consultation) We were very impressed, and feel that he will be a great fit for our family.
Her connection with our dogs was immediate, they respond very well for her, her people training skills pretty good to😁
Tracy is great for dog training, but she is also a great personal trainer. She has kept both of us focused on our exercise goals! Her classes are fun and rigorous.
I met DANIELE LARGO outside my bank about a year and a half ago. She had such a beautiful, uplifting energy about her. I thought she was so beautiful and happy, and I just wanted to get to know her. She has such an inviting demeanor; we just started talking. Somehow we ended up talking about dogs. She is a remarkable person and dog whisperer extraordinaire. We have three cute little white rescue dogs and have been putting up with a lot of mischief from them. We'd call one and he/she would turn and walk the other way; plus, two different dogs each thought they were the alpha! We had toileting problems, too much unwanted barking, they were impossible to walk, you get the picture. We love them so much - Jack, J.J. and Kate. We're planning to move sometime soon, and for so long I'd been thinking about what to do about our doggie situation. I knew I needed to do something - SOON. Sweet Daniele had been keeping in touch with me during the gap since meeting, but momentarily I had forgotten about Danielle's special talent. Surprise, she called me the next day! Since we started working with Daniele things have really changed around here. We see the changes as each day goes by. Joe and I have worked with the dogs in all the ways she has taught us and it has really paid off. Yes, people need to get engaged in the learning process along with their pets. We have learned so much about understanding dog behavior, an essential part of having a great relationship with your precious baby. Danielle is so in-tune with our dogs and the ways we all relate together, that she understands what's going on with all of us. They each have different issues and they all love Daniele. They are anxious to please her, and now they focus with us much better also. Each one has really stepped up and they are falling into line as a cohesive family unit. We already have less barking, less toileting problems, less jealousy, and more obedience. Our home is happier and calmer thanks to this special lady. We highly recommend her for anyone having problems with their animals, or, if they just want to have a better trained dog, or other issues. Daniele has also helped our doggies, and Joe and I to better health with the Protandim she carries. What a difference! She has so many great ideas that have helped us accomplish our goals, for our doggies and ourselves. We couldn't be happier that we engaged Daniele to help us. Call Daniele, she's worth more than you can imagine...you won't be sorry! With Gratitude, Carole and Joe Wike
All aspects of Paw by Paw is amazing. Ayeumi is so kind, patient and understanding of the dogs that she is training. She got our dog as a baby and then he went back 8 months later and a 100 lbs heavier. Her training of both the dog and owner is superb as well as her assistance when needed. I would recommend her absolutely and proudly.