Best Friends In Balance
Best Friends In Balance

Best Friends In Balance

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Introduction: Hi all, My name is Nate and I'm an in home dog trainer. I use Positive reinforcement methods with pack leadership training.. I can help teach you and your dog the skills that will give you and your pup the happy stress free life that you are looking for. my methods and Technics are highly effective for any dogs of any breed or any size. I also provide puppy classes!
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2021

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2022

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Codruta M.
Sep 23, 2022
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We are very happy with Nate's insights into how to understand our dog and get found his perspectives invaluable as we move forward with her training. This is the training we humans actually needed! Nate's lessons are simply world class, affordable, and very much appreciated. Thank you for working with us!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Biting • Destructive behavior • House training • My home, venue, etc.

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Alicia C.
Feb 16, 2022
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I'm a first time dog owner and have been working with Nate for help with my young Bernese Mountain Dog/Great Pyrenees puppy. When I first hired Nate, my puppy was a lot to manage and I didn't think I'd be capable of training her properly. As a larger dog breed, there were concerns around safety of others so training was a MAJOR priority. After even one session in person I noticed a tremendous difference in her behavior. I noticed I was actually enjoying having her as my puppy vs. before when I would dread having to figure out how to manage her behavior. After four sessions, my puppy is almost a different dog. She's more responsive to me, has stopped exhibiting bad behaviors and is a joy to go on a walk with. Every tip he's given me has worked with my dog. Non treat-based training has so many benefits and Nate is truly the expert. He's been able to answer any question I have around my dog and is always available if I need advice. He's extremely easy to engage with and works around your schedule and lifestyle. If you're considering a dog trainer I STRONGLY urge you to hire Nate even for a few sessions!! You'll notice the difference with your dog and develop skills as a dog owner that will last.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra large (70+ lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • Leash pulling • Chewing • Biting • Crate training • Digging • My home, venue, etc.

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Stacey a.
Jan 19, 2022
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I learned the 1st time Nathan came to my house that the training was more about me than my 9 month old Australian Shepherd! I lacked confidence and I was confusing my dog. Nathan was so patient and informative. What he taught me was not overwhelming and completely doable. I just need to be consistent and in control. I was able to text him in between classes and he addressed my concerns clearly. Thank you Nathan, Stacey and Charlie Acosta

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • Biting • Destructive behavior • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Alana M.
2 weeks ago
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It’s like magic to see how quickly my dogs responded to this no-treat and caring training. I’m so grateful I found him!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Biting • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Mitch H.
Dec 1, 2022
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We were so happy to find Nathan! He is a great resource, and has successfully helped our aggressive dog issue! We tried an animal behaviorist, which was extremely difficult to obtain an appointment with, expensive and the service was absolutely ZERO Help! She even requested we punish the dog(s) that are attacked (for not picking up on the ques)? Really, OMG! Nathan was prompt, extremely helpful and lead us to a great result, and the price was very reasonable. I Highly recommend Best Friends in Balance.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • My home, venue, etc.

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