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We are an older couple who have never owned a dog before so the training process seemed overwhelming before our session with Beth Jeffery. Beth is a warm, immediately likeable person who has a very practical method that she communicates in a motivating way. Since she's written a book on the subject of training puppies, she knows how to share her information in a way you can remember and put into practice after she's gone. It's made a big difference to to us because she is able to let us understand how what we do and say is interpreted by our dog. We now appreciate our dog in a new way because we relate with our dog differently. Our dog is better behaved and more confident too. It's been rewarding and fun too!
The business owner, Paula is a gem in a basically unregulated industry. She is a true dog whisperer and my labernese puppy, Drogo absolutely loves her. Paula practices only positive reinforcement; she is intuitive, gentle, kind and patient with both Drogo and me. She is a wealth of knowledge on dog behavior and on how to bring out the best in your dog. Paula is always eager to answer my many questions. I found Paula a couple of months ago when Drogo was 5 months old and out of control. I was in over my head and the last thing I wanted was an out of control large breed dog! Enter Paula... now he is calm and eager to please the majority of the time. The bond Paula is helping us to develop is very strong and I am confident that with her continued coaching, it will grow even stronger. I'm so happy to have found her!
Erika is my go-to person for dog training and dog sitting! I have two rescue dogs, both adopted at the age of two with no training. Needless to say I needed help badly! Now my pups sit and wait to go in and out of doors, and they will do most anything for a treat. It's also nice to be able to go out of town and not have to worry about my fur babies! She's the only one I trust with them (and also to stay at my home with them), and she sends me plenty of updates while I'm gone.
I met Mel when I enrolled my 7-month old labradoodle, Daisy, in her puppy training class. I hadn't had a dog in over 10 years and wanted a well-behaved dog as a companion if I am going to keep her for her lifetime. Mel's method is positive training with treats and repetition. Daisy thrived in the 6-week course and did outstanding during her puppy graduation. I then decided to enroll her into Mel's intermediate dog training class because I still had issues with how Daisy acted in public. It's been 3 weeks into the dog training and I can really see Daisy changing into a better behaved dog. She now knows how to heel when walking, stay for long periods, sit at a corner during her walks, stay until I release her to come to continue with our walk, doesn't go ballistic when she sees another dog & owner walking on the other side of the street and lets go of things she picks up during our walks (like rocks, paper, sticks etc) with the "Leave it" command. Mel really takes the time to explain each new step/lesson during each class. And there are no "Bad Dogs" in training, Always Positive. If I have questions between classes, I just email Mel and she always gets back to me to put me back on track. I definitely will be recommending Mel and her dogpanion dog training to my friends. Thanks, Carolyn & Daisy
I bought a dog (german shepherd puppy) from Kris a couple years ago for sport work. He set me up with training and my dog is THE best trained dog I have ever owned. She has a balanced and stable temperament on top of fantastic obedience and protection. I am so incredibly happy with her and Kris is extremely knowledgeable in dog behavior and dog training of all aspects. I recommend Taylor made Working Dogs for any source of dog training or buying.
Allison was very patient with our dog and made sure he improved his fear and anxiety so he could train with the other dogs. Great dog home away from home.
Maggie was my trainer in SF until she broke my heart and relocated to San Diego. I really enjoyed our time together as she incorporated things I like to do (Pilates, strength training) into my routine while making sure I never got bored. She also made me do things I don't like (running, stairs) to make sure that my workout was well rounded. I also had never worked out outside before (and didn't think I would like it) and found out that it could be very enjoyable.
The dog training for when all other training fails. Long story short Ed has the experince and proper guidance to turn even the most unruly dog into a great pet and companion.
We had a wonderful experience with Gonzalo. Our family got a new puppy, "Elsa", due to our daughter's request. Gonzalo kept our daughter engaged during the whole hour, allowing her to have a huge part in training her own dog. He was very calm and patient in teaching our family new ways of communicating with our dog. Elsa was doing "sit", "come" and "stay" within the first 40 minutes
Mike is awesome! He is so patient and compassionate with our puppy! Super reliable and friendly and goes above and beyond!! Highly recommend him!!!!
My dog Polly is really smart and sweet but she was really struggling with fear and anxiety which made it impossible to leave her alone for any amount of time without her freaking out. I booked some dog training sessions with Nick and with even one session I noticed a positive difference in her stress. His method is kind, logical and most of all I found it easy to translate the techniques he taught me into action. I plan to recommend him to all of my dog-owning friends.
Just finishing my puppy training and couldn’t be happier with the results. My pup responded well to the positive training techniques. Highly recommend.
I learned so much from Heidi during our session. Give gave me some very valuable and appreciated advice in how to train my dog to walk in a leash and also just some simple obedience cues. She is great of you’re having trouble with your pets behavior or just need some advice on how to begin training your pet. I highly recommend her for her knowledge and friendliness :)
Tracy is wonderful and listens to our needs. She was able to answer all of my concerns being a new puppy owner which decreased the anxiety that comes with having no puppy experience. She uses positive reinforcement with her training.
I like to offer polite people training for a well mannered pup. I encourage gentle, positive training methods to help create a bond between the human & canine family members. Together we will focus on calm, concise communication skills. One of my canine family members is deaf, so you have to option to learn an assortment of non-verbal cues as well as traditional verbal cues. We will customize your training to the goals & priorities of your family expectations. I grew up in the North-East, always having had "fuzzy family" and a love for their companionship and antics. I received my formal training through Animal Behavioral College. Additionally, as a rescue volunteer, not only do I get to enjoy being part of the process of helping pups find their new forever homes, I get to interact with a variety of canine personalities. I look forward to meeting your family team and helping guide your quest for a Happy Household.
I love reading people and dogs so that helps me see better ways to help them communicate as a Team
We can provide some horse care, training, and riding lessons, as well as some trail rides. We are in the Tecate, BC area.
Our mission is simple, we provide dog training programs that result in a happy, confident, and obedient dog, as well as a happy, confident, satisfied owner. We specialize in private, in home, dog training, and offer a free consultation so you can learn all about us and see exactly what we can do for your dog.
I am a college student. I have lots of experience with dogs such as raising, feeding and obedience training.
I am a certified pet dog trainer through the CCPDT, and my knowledge and skills were assessed. I have 24 years of professional experience, and I train, from basic to advanced obedience, behavior modification, backyard agility, and trick training. I am a certified AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, and community canine evaluator.
We tailor our training to all of your specific needs, not cookie cutter types of training.