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I feel so blessed to have found Erica! Erica is the second dog trainer I tried out, and she is the best by far! Erica is a highlight to my dogs’ day and a highlight to mine as well! We absolutely adore Erica and I cannot recommend her enough. She is so easy to communicate and schedule with, her love for dogs is palpable, and she is extremely reliable! I found Erica on Thumbtack, and she was so quick to respond to my inquiry. I scheduled her for an eight week puppy training program for my then 4 1/2 month old miniature Australian Labradoodle. I wanted my puppy to learn basic commands and good behavior, as well as foster a respectful relationship with my 11-year-old maltipoo. After discussing the different DogLove training packages, I decided to go with having 3 training sessions per week (2 of them 1:1 with just Erica and my pup while I was at work and 1 coaching session with all 3 of us) and 2 daycares per week. We have learned so much! It gave me such peace of mind to know that Erica was checking in on my dogs while I was at work and also to know that my dogs were having fun when they were at Erica‘s for daycare! Speaking of Daycare- One of my favorite parts about training with Erica is that she is always sending me pictures and updates! She makes sure to schedule her days so that she doesn’t have too many dogs over, and she does an excellent job at giving everyone attention and love! We are getting to the end of our eight week training course, and I know both my puppies and I will be sad to see it end! Thank you Erica!!!!Oct 29, 2019Verified
Ive known Erica for quite awhile now and she has helped my dog Jack become such a better behaved dog. I think the thing I love most is how Erica naturally has an energy that seems to calm dogs down, and she also seems to understand what each dog intuitively needs. It makes the training that much quicker and easier as far as seeing results, and that much more enjoyable for the dog! I love her philosophies on training and Jack loves her so much! You will not regret working with her because your life and your dogs life and your time together will be that much more enjoyable!Jul 18, 2019Review from GoogleDogLove San Diego's reply
Hi Mel, Thank you for the glowing review! Jack is eager to learn and so much fun to train!
We hired Erica to do in home training and she is a wonderful trainer. This is our first dog and she gave us confidence to be able to teach a lot of commands. Erica took the time needed to get to know my family and our dog. She is calm, positive and knowledgeable. Our dog is much better behaved and we highly recommend her!Jul 18, 2019Review from GoogleDogLove San Diego's reply
Hi John, Thank you-although I can’t take all the credit. Having everyone on board made the training go smoothly and Virginia was a pleasure to work with. Keep up the good work and see you in August!
The best doggy day care we ever found! We are so thankful to have found Erica. She is a reliable, trusted pet sitter and we are now able to go on vacation knowing that our dog is safe and is being loved. Erica (and her cute dog Sampson) goes out of her way to make our dog comfortable and sends lots of picture of her stay. We especially like that she only has small dogs up to 6 in her care. Our dog Peaches loves going there to be with her friends and even gets training. We can't be more happy and have already booked her for our next vacation.Apr 25, 2019Review from GoogleDogLove San Diego's reply
Hi Jolanda, Thank you! Sampson and I adore Peaches and her friends love her too! See you soon!
My dog Finnegan and I are big fans of Erica and Sampson. Much of what we know about positive reinforcement training we learned from listening to Erica and from watching her train. And Sampson has been a wonderful role model for Finnegan - showing him how to relax and wait when guests arrive, warmly welcoming other dogs...He and Erica are a great team, and we are so grateful for the care and training she provides.Jun 20, 2019Review from GoogleDogLove San Diego's reply
Hi Nicholas, Many thanks for the positive review. I have enjoyed being Finnegan’s teacher. He has come a long way and I’m so proud of him!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Boarding and Daycare packages are available.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?*Training clients: STEP 1: Schedule a phone call. STEP 2: Schedule an In-Home Consultation *Boarding or Daycare clients: Minimum 3 days notice required. STEP 1. Book a Meet & Greet. STEP 2. Book a trial half day of day school. This allows your dog to become relaxed and familiar with the new environment and helps ensure a stress-free experience.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and am a Certified Dog Trainer through CATCH Canine Trainers Academy.