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For almost 2 years, our lab mix rescue dog - Bailey - has challenged us on walks. I couldn't walk her - she pulled intensely on a leash & was distracted by anything she heard or anything that moved. ADD with physical reaction. If we came upon another dog on a leash, Bailey was aggressive and hard to control. My husband's back suffered from walking her, & he said I absolutely could not control her. Raquel's reviews prompted me to hire her. Within minutes of entering our home, she was in control. I was amazed at my dog's reaction to her direction. Bailey challenged her every step of the way - leaving the house, out the door, on the walk, encountering other dogs being walked. We observed how she handled Bailey, and learned so much. Our dog was heeling at her side! No pulling. Bailey kept challenging her, but Raquel kept correcting. Our first dog encounter was rough. But the 2nd one was so much better. Basically, Bailey was responding to who was boss. We have a lot of work to do. Raquel said Bailey would challenge us every day. It's up to us to continue using the tools she taught us. It will be a commitment. But now we know what to do. Hire Raquel. She promotes a one-session training and it works. That's what also drew me to her. Everyone's schedule is busy, and I wanted to train my dog without scheduling several appointments. What I saw was what Bailey could do with the right trainer, yet, Raquel was training us all. I'm very jazzed, but also understand that this will be a "walk in progress". Thanks, Raquel! I'll let you know how we're doing!
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
General training not to be scard of people
Dog training. Working on minimizing dog aggression in my bulldog.
Denise was great with my German Shepard name Misty. When I started with her Misty was jumping and pulling me where I could not control her. After two months I was able to train with her in 4 Paws for Patriots. She is now a certified service dog. We would not have been able to complete that task without her training. Vance Myers
Our Golden Retriever puppy was very hard to control. He was constantly chewing on everything including our hands and feet. We needed help so we hired Happy Dog Training. Ralf has been working with our dog Teddy for 6 weeks and he is now well behaved and totally manageable. Ralf is a very knowledgable in the area of canine behavior and his knowledge has resulted in excellent results I highly recommend Ralf and his staff.
Hi, my name is Laura. I signed up for a 'group' dog training class in the San Fernando Valley. I highly recommend Duane Overturf for your dog training needs! Duane always had a great attitude! His handling of each dog was consistent and with a gentle authority. You could tell, he knew what he was doing. It amazed me how quickly dogs responded to his commands. Duane had total control of each situation at hand. Also, behaviors such as; a barking problem, chewing problem, digging problem, etc. - Duane had training techniques that conquered each one. He made dog training look easy! I was extremely impressed with how well all the owners and dogs did at the end of the course! Now that's a G O O D D O G ! Oh, and anytime I had a question, I called Duane and he took the time, walked me through the problem step by step, making sure I understood and was confident I could handle the situation before hanging up the phone. Duane is an outstanding dog trainer!
Stefanie has trained 4 of my dogs over more than 10 years and I cannot sing her praises enough! She has true compassion for all animals and has rescued and found homes for countless number of dogs. She has a real gift of "talking" to the dogs -- she can read their personalities and they bond with her. She is experienced, professional, strict but kind and understands all breeds -- purebreds and mixed. She assesses the situation, background, needs, etc. of the owner/s as well as the dog and adjusts her training method accordingly. Above and beyond her dog training skills, Stefanie is a warm, principled, caring person. I consider her a friend as much as my dogs' trainer.
I wanted to let you know how valuable the beginners obedience training was for my Airedale, Toby, and me. Tobey is 15 months old and before I brought her to you, she was out of control. I’m not sure I was ready to admit that when we started but I soon realized it was true. After just one week the difference in her was remarkable. After six weeks, she was like a new dog. She can now be controlled and no longer has the bad habits I thought were just "being a puppy". I have learned what you already know, that it is easier to train Tobey than it is to train me! Thanks again for a wonderful experience and if you ever need a reference, please don’t hesitate to call me.
From our very first training Angela made such a difference with our three dogs and gave us great pointers to improve on their behavior. So fortunate to have found such an awesome trainer!!
Theresa and Brad are absolutely the best! In just a few sessions My dog Missy (a 9 year old pit very set in her ways) was a a completely different well trained dog! Because the training went so well, I enrolled her in Santa Monica Paws Doggy Daycare and it's amazing!! Thank you Santa Monica Paws for being amazing, trustworthy and just all around THE BEST!!
Worked with my little Chihuahua Jax & after one training session I saw he was better already and getting rid of all those bad habits!
I have had my introduction and first training lesson with Petra and she is great! She sends me information every day regarding the training process and gives me the tools to continue the training at home. This has been a great experience!
Vince is very knowledgeable! I look forward to working with him training Triten!
Dave was such a great help to us in training our dog (or us, really)! He really took the time to explain the process and work with Sadie to overcome her fearful reaction to other dogs. She's made great progress & we look forward to more training sessions in the future. Highly recommended! Oh, and Sadie absolutely LOVES HIM.
I met Ron at a park in Anaheim Hills with my 4 month Rottweiler puppy. At this point, Diesel and I have had 2 lessons with Ron. I see a huge improvement with Diesel. He listens, is attentive, loose leash walks with me instead of dragging me, sits, comes, finds and can be coaxed from being agitated to relaxed in a matter of minutes. I now feel comfortable taking him to a park setting with kids, bicycles, skateboards and other dogs without the feeling of having to constantly have a tight hold on him or worried he will take off running. I highly recommend Ron and Dogwood K9 Training to anyone with a new puppy or highly excitable dog. Well worth the money!!!
This review is long overdue. We worked with Dave a few months back and he is fantastic! My husband and I have a 19month old Goldendoodle who has had previous training, puppy training through Petsmart and Petco but none of it compared to the training we received from Dave. He is great at what he does and explains things in a way that make total sense, like why didn't I think of this before?! He uses positive reinforcement training, which was huge for us. Dave works with your schedule and is flexible, he emails you after every session to go over what you've learned and how to continue the training when he's not around. We see a total difference in our dog after having sessions with Dave, we are looking forward to having him back in the near future to continue our training!
Her connection with our dogs was immediate, they respond very well for her, her people training skills pretty good to😁
Our sessions were so helpful. They gave me a great foundation for training Sparkie. Walking on a leash has already become much better after implementing some of the things Tracy taught us. Thanks so much!
Audrey scheduled us right away for a consultation to help with our food aggressive dog. Within one week using her training and tips any family member can pull our dogs food away with out getting biten or even a growl. Our German Shepard will now wait patiently in a calm "sit" position till we put his food back for him. Looking forward to more training!
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.