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I had a consultation with Dave. My fur babies took to him as soon as he walked in. He was very calm and professional and very honest. He didn’t come in with a pitch of why he would be the best trainer, we just had a conversation and it felt very natural and comfortable. After hearing my concerns, he told me what he thought the problem was and how we can try to fix it. I am confident that he is the best trainer for my dogs and I will start training with him very soon.Jul 10, 2018Verified
Dave has been an amazing trainer and resource for me and my recently adopted a retired racing greyhound, Falkor. Falkor was friendly and to my eye didn't appear to have any serious behavior issues, but I sought out a trainer because I had trouble teaching him basic commands or even motivating him to do much of anything. Through our sessions, Dave has taught me to recognize his underlying anxiety and lack of confidence that was causing what I perceived to be general greyhound laziness. During our first session, Falkor got so excited that he starting chasing and throwing around his toys, something he had never done before. My neighbors have even noticed how much of a happier dog he is. He will now happily walk up to strangers on walks to say hi or take food from your hand. He now loves toys and gets excited to greet other dogs. His transformation through our training with Dave has been amazing. He takes such a gentle and calm approach to the training, which is something Falkor really responded well to. Dave is a master of canine body language, and made sure never to push Falkor more than he was ready to. He is also an amazing resource between sessions, always available with tips and advice on how I could work to build Falkor's confidence.Nov 21, 2018Verified
**Dave "gets" dogs, and its clear the dogs "get" Dave too. He is up to date and very knowledgable on the science ( vs so many myths and common misconceptions) of how to motivate dogs and bases his training from science utelizing positive training methods. * He taught me "clicker" style training without the clicker) and how to improve my timing for marking behavior for reinforcement. It has made a positive difference to "come when called" and in obedience when on walks. **Dave is prompt, personable, and straightforward in communication. He was very understanding when appointments needed to be rescheduled and then cancelled for a few months. ***His genuine concern for the dog ,( and their human), is evident. Dave is a delight to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend him.... almost as much as Leo Lambchop, my little Maltese poodleOct 15, 2014
So far so good! On time. Nice guy. Professional dog lover with Andy R.Aug 6, 2014Verified
Great philosophy towards dogs; quick response to my needs; Dave and Andy, the walker, are fabulous. Most important is my dogs really seem to enjoy Andy. Would recommend to others. My husband is a Veterinarian so his input meant the most and he is thrilled too.Aug 9, 2014Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We have single sessions and packages that bring the per-session price down. We have a plan for every client and situation!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We give low-cost ($49) consults for private lessons, and that is where we start with all our clients. It gives us an opportunity to get an appropriate history and meet you all, but more importantly, it allows you to meet and vet us, as well as understand our philosophy -100% positive-based, force-free training. You will learn how dogs learn and process information, so we have a better understanding of how to best teach and/or alter their behavior. Then, we discuss what is best to move forward for your pup!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?We are certified dog trainers, with a combined 30+ years of experience working with all types of dogs and various issues.