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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
My foster dog had never been socialized and he was ouot of control around other dogs. In just 2 training sessions, Kaelin and her dog Grizzly helped my Rocky realize that not all dogs are bad. He pays no attention to dogs on his walks now and I can take him to the cafe where he sits politely!
I took the 3's Company class with Sarah. She was a very positive...pawsitive? :) trainer and was very encouraging. She was very open to any questions and spent individual time with each dog during the classes, giving specific advice and monitoring their progress. She was a great trainer.
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.
I adopted Bailey from the Oceanside Humane Society when she was 7 months old. I was informed I was her third owner in her short life. Bailey was timid, hid food, urinated in the house, & generally unattached to our family. After researching canine training methods, I chose clicker training, & contacted Britta's Animal Training. Britta's lessons focused on correcting behaviors I was concerned with. Before a lesson she previewed what we would work on, after she would review, then later that day send me an email outlining what we did, & the homework we were to work on. I wanted to be able to bring Bailey to Farmer's Markets, street fairs, etc. Britta, suggested we meet at a Farmer's Market, she trained Bailey, while showing, and telling me what I needed to do, pay attention to, how to interact with people, children, & other dogs. This was invaluable. Bailey is the first dog I've had that when I walk in the door I'm not worried about something being ruined, chewed, a mess. Britta's training gave Bailey confidence, she doesn't hide, she's in the middle of the family.
I brought my 3 year old, German Shepherd Dog, "Blitz", to Tom at Off Leash K9 SoCal to fine tune my dog's obedience. I researched many dog training programs and interviewed several trainers before selecting Tom. I was overwhelmed by Tom's knowledge, expertise and passion towards training any dog regardless of age, size or breed. Tom's goal for Blitz was to be 100% obedient off leash. After Blitz attended the two week board and training program, Blitz's obedience is absolutely outstanding and completely OFF LEASH. All of my issues with Blitz being an over protective Shepherd has all been addressed and under control. Mainly due to Tom's knowledge and experience with dog behavior when on a leash. My family, including my 9 year old son, can walk Blitz with confidence and completely under control. Everyone that sees Blitz are very impressed. I attribute Blitz's obedience to Trainer Tom at Off Leash K9, SoCal. My dog and family are very fortunate to have taken Blitz to Tom. I highly recommend Off Leash K9 to any dog owner.
Only great things to say about this company! I enrolled my two puppies and have seen such great improvement. It’s been four months since we started and this program has been worth every penny. Starting with private lessons and progressing to group classes has been very effective. I also feel that the trainers are very receptive to the challenges that arise. They are also extremely patient and help to guide you in becoming a teacher to your dog (something we all need!).
I have known Bree for 9 years and have taken 4 dogs to training classes with her!! She is a very positive trainer and takes the time each animal needs to get to the next level!! Never anything negative to say and never criticizes anyone regardless of wether it's being done correctly or not!! Very patient and it's obvious her work is her passion!!! Have also attended classes at her home with essential oils. Her knowledge continues to grow and she's always answering questions to better help 2 and 4 legged alike!!!
We have used Greg/Force-Free Dog Services since getting our dog 2 years ago. He led puppy training classes for us with incredible results and we then started using him for dog walking and dog sitting services. Our Rhodesian Ridgeback loves spending time with Greg and his dogs and always come back completely exhausted. Greg also takes the time to reinforce training when he is with our dog, so he even comes back better behaved! Given Greg's background and education, he is very helpful in giving advice and answer questions about our dogs diet, nutrition, behavior and overall health. My husband and I travel often and it is very helpful that Greg is available and willing to come pick up/drop off our dog whenever needed. It is comforting to know that our dog is in a loving home being well looked after, when we are out of town.
Shelley (North County Dog Training) was wonderful and very professional. I had a good conection with her regarding Horton(my dog). I am giving her the five stars. Thank You !!
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.
I took three puppy-training courses with Emily, and it was a wonderful experience! She is very knowledgeable about training, and helped me through all other aspects of puppy parenthood. Every class presented a new challenge for my dog, progressing with a speed that suited both of us. She was also extremely flexible with my abnormal schedule. Her passion for what she does and love of animals is apparent, and makes every class enjoyable for my dog and I. I would take her courses again in a heartbeat, and would recommend her to anyone searching for a great teacher!
The Whole Dog Training team volunteers their time at Rancho Coastal Humane Society working with our dogs and cats and helpin g to train our volunteers. They only use positive training methods and have done wonders with some troubled dogs that have gone on to find wonderful homes. Huge wags from the Rancho Coastal adoptable pets.