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Pete has a very calm and good manner with the dogs and so much useful instructions for training, which help manage the behaviors. We really like his kind, but stern approach with repetition vs. other trainers who are very aggressive physically and verbally with the dogs. Pete't training style fits well with our personalities as dog parents. We will start putting into practice what we've learned and plan to use Pete's services again for additional training advice.
Tammy has been very helpful in socializing and training my young German Shephard. She is totally accommodating in addressing special requests - going to the dog park with us, assisting with introducing neighborhood dogs to my dog.
Executive Canine Services has been a real find for our family and our German Shepard. I have often felt reluctant to have typical "dog walkers" take Apollo out. When I heard about Executive Canine's Training Walks, I thought that's what we needed. Apollo is enjoying play time away from home but getting additional obedience during these activities. Our family has notices a big improvement in temperament and overall behavior.
We're working with Todd to reinforce training with our adopted german shepherd puppy Zoey and to help her - and us - work with her anxiety issues. Immediately, Zoey took to Todd, and we could see that Todd really understood her - both as the breed and an individual puppy. Todd has given us some really helpful tips to practice after our training sessions, and we have noticed great improvements in Zoey! Todd is amazing! We call him the dog whisperer - it's truly wonderful to see how he connects with Zoey and his insights are invaluable. If you need someone who is caring, knows what he's doing, respects your puppy, and responds quickly to your emails/calls/texts, Todd is your person.
We are just getting started but John really impressed us. We had a GSD for thirteen years and he's great with them. He will be great with our mini Aussie Shepherd too!
My rescue Astro, an Australian Shepherd/Akita/Husky mix, is naturally dominant, and fearful/anxious of almost everything. Rusty's knowledge and hands-on experience truly shine with these issues and breeds. Always professional, Rusty is flexible with working around our schedules. We have completed over 15 hours of training with Rusty. After an initial meet n' greet and one session, Rusty immediately had a good feel for Astro's fears and was able to pinpoint root causes. He provided in depth lessons for both me AND Astro. Much of the training is teaching us humans proper technique for recognition, prevention, and reaction to behaviors.Therefore, the true work starts at home, with the owners post lesson. Rusty has provided me with the tools I needed to become a genuine leader for my dog. I've learned SO much and cannot be more grateful to his dedication and patience. Rusty goes above and beyond EVERY time he meets with us, and I've never been disappointed. He provides a plethora of resources, even outside our training hours via email; from printable PDFs for your fridge, to recommended toys and dog food, to articles on a variety of topics! He will answer any questions you can throw at him, and if he isn't sure, he'll do in depth research to find the best answer! You name it, Rusty will provide solutions and advice. I've seen VAST improvements in my dog's behavior over the past few months! Consistency and dedication to your pet at home is key, for sure. However, we could not have done it without Rusty's guidance, and I could not be more happy with the tools and training he has provided us. I highly recommend Pawgress to all! Excellent job, keep up the great work! All our thanks! ~ RoxAnne & Astro
I could never say enough good things about California Canine. I was at a lost with our 1 year old German Shepard "Rocky" Our vet suggested we give California Canine a call. Well, that was the beginning, DiDi is the animal whisper. She worked not only with Rocky, but with us. She gave us a change to get to know our dog and also what he needed to be a good companion. She is devoted to animals and to what is good for both the dog and his owner. Rocky is now 3 years old and we take him everywhere with us. Thank You California Canine for always being there.
I'm still working with Maj. I have a rescue German Shepard that has various behavioral difficulties and separation anxiety. Maj knows Shepards well and has that gift to be able to work with and handle (all) dogs well.
I do not know how we would have managed our Reba German Shepherd dog if we had not found Julia and her Coach for Canines! I highly recommend her as a trainer of not only our Ms. Reba, but us also.
The trainer met with me on site to evaluate my dog's behavior as well as discuss specific issues that I needed to resolve. The plan was laid out about how many times we would need to meet. The trainer was very flexible in terms of allowing me to chose between the individual sessions and group classes. I was glad to learn during the initial evaluation that the group classes, if missed one, were not lost and we could come in for another class. We are still going, only half way through the recommended program (we had 3 individual on site training sessions and 1 group class so far). My dog's behavior has improved dramatically. I learned a ton, which basically fuels how my dog behaves. It is important to understand that the work is required by the dog owner on a daily basis. You will get out as much of this training as you put into it. I am definitely going to finish the training with American Canine Institute and will recommend them to anyone & everyone.
Phoebe is an animal behavior miracle worker and the best in the industry as far as I m concerned! I cannot say enough good things about working with her! In fact, I don t think words could do justice to how highly I regard her and how positively impact she has been to my life and my family (dog-children included, of course!)! I have two German Shepherd Dogs who are the loves of my life, but they can certainly be a handful without proper training, reinforcement and care. When I first met Phoebe, I only had my female GSD, Ranger, who was about 1yr old at the time and she owned me , so to speak (completely my fault). Thankfully, Phoebe was able to correct some of Ranger s bad behavior s (again, my fault), train me on being a good leader, and get her basic obedience in check, all while maintaining Ranger s personality and attitude . Soon after Phoebe began working with Ranger, my family decided to get a second GSD, Stryker. This time, we worked with Phoebe throughout the entire process of obtaining a new dog, i.e., selecting the right breeder; puppy testing to choose a puppy with the best temperament for my family; selecting a great veterinarian; proper nutrition and supplements; preventing injuries; choosing safe toys; socializing the new puppy; and, introducing the new puppy to the family and to my other dog, Ranger. Once Stryker was old enough, Phoebe trained him extensively and he is now just about the perfect dog, a gentle giant! I now get compliments almost daily on the behavior of my dogs during walks, but to be completely honest, if my dogs were not as well-trained, I probably wouldn't be able to walk them at all. Finally, to top it all off, Phoebe is just a great human being with a work ethic like no other. She has stayed in my home several times with my dogs for extended periods of time and not only have I always returned to clean, better-behaved dogs, but also to an immaculate house! I could go on forever. If anyone is on the fence about hiring her, feel free to call or email me. Choosing Phoebe to work with your beloved dogs will be one of the wisest decisions you make for both your dogs and your family!
Outstanding! Koru K9 trained us to be successful owners of a well-behaved dog. It was well worth our time and effort. When Scruffy rescued us, he was a 2 year-old, fearful, psycho-biter terrier who had been badly abused. It's taken 2 more years to get win his trust and love but he still went crazy around other dogs and strangers. Koru K9 taught us how to win Scruffy's focus, keep him calm and start working on obedience basics. How much was that worth to us? A lot more than we paid!
We've been working with Suzanne for about 2 years, and could not be happier. We have a 3 year old German Shepherd who can be a bit of a handful, but Suzanne handles her masterfully. While we always try to keep a consistent schedule, she is always accommodating for last minute walk needs, and has NEVER left us in a pinch. Suzanne is able to read the body language and behaviors of the dogs in the pack so well, we are never concerned about having her take our pup. She knows how to group dogs that will get along best, and gets to know the specific personality of each and every dog she has in her groups! Her attention to the detail of every puppy-personality is second to none. She also does overnight / dog sitting which we've used a number of times- she leaves the house in perfect shape and we come back to an EXHAUSTED pup. We trust her with our fur baby and our home. She's the best!
Heather is very knowledgeable and helpful. She listened to our concerns and came up with some small goals for our next meeting. We are very excited to work with her in upcoming weeks with our German Shepherd puppy.
Cookie my 9 month old German Shepherd puppy loves the balanced K9 family. She uses the boarding services and the walking services. Its literally impossible to calm her down once she see's Mahogany. I always get nervous that one day she won't want to come home with me :) I am so thankful for all the love, goodness and wisdom that is shared with me about raising a happy, healthy and well-behaved pup. I wouldn't trade them in for the world.
My husband is training our German Shepard puppy with Bob. We didn't have the funds to take both dogs to Bob, but i have over 40 years training Samoyeds. We will work at home.
Kris is the best friend we could find for our year and a half young german shepherd puppy- Hero. We needed help for for some playtime with Hero as we were temporarily not able to play with him. Best friend Back up is the perfect name, as we were so happy to see our fur baby happy! :) We will keep asking Kris for support everytime we need it. 100% recommend her to anyone for exceptional services, being super flexible, helpful and timely in all she does!!
Courteous, professional, compassionate, friendly. I would highly recommend Pampurred Pets. We have a German Shepherd and two Standard Poodles. Our dogs get groomed every four weeks. The groomer did an outstanding job.
Berenice took care of my Baby Rex she did a great job .. she is very patient and gave him lots of love . I'll sure come back to her . She also helped me washing him . She loves any breed. She didnt discriminate my Baby since he is a German Shepherd.
Rudy is probably the best thing to happen to the dog -- and dog owners -- world! Ever! He was recommended to me by another dog trainer and what a gift that was! Rudy took a beautiful rescue Shepherd who had almost no previous training and I can't tell you how amazing the results have been! Rudy's presence, confidence and ability to read dog language is nothing short of amazing. Yes, I would say "dog whisperer" applies here -- our own local one. In my case, he had his work cut out since I (the dog's person) -- needed co-training and he did a remarkable job with that part too. Endless patience, understanding -- and the requisite humor! I'm almost as well-behaved as my dog. The neighbors took notice and there are now other dogs -- both small and large breeds -- who are walking testaments to Rudy's skills. Thanks to him, my dog easily got his AKC Canine Good Citizen rating and is now about to be a therapy dog -- visiting and bringing joy to both kids and Veterans. Rudy's a big man, with a heart to match, who clearly loves and cares for dogs -- and they know it. I can proudly say that both my dog and I are products of Angelwings -- a perfect name.
Katerina has an incredible love for all animals especially dogs. All her life she had (still has) a German Shepherd in her house, and always treated her dogs like family. She will be able to bond with any dog within minutes regardless of the dog's personality. Always professional and with a great work ethic makes any dog sitting job fun for her and the dogs. A trustworthy person for your dog(s) whether is for a few hours or extended leave for business or vacation.