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Carrie was absolutely amazing in working with my Schnauzer, who was very unfriendly toward most men and some women. After helping me use desensitization methods, as well as protocol, which helped my dog move past this overwhelming anxiety of new people, Carrie helped me to train my dog to be a Canine Good Citizen, which I am very happy about. In recommending Best Friends Dog Training for future clients, I would emphasize the fact that Carrie works conscientiously, and with motive, and is a women with a very amazing gift in working with animals of all types. She is a wonderful behaviorist, and from my perspective, as a School Psychologist, she is one of the top behaviorist in the animal-behavior field, who truly knows what she is talking about. Thank you Carrie for all you have done for my dog and myself.
Very happy with the work Dion has done with our new pup. He is responding very well to the methods employed. Dion seem very good at identifying dog personality traits and how best to go about getting results. He is very direct and to the point which we see very much as a positive in this sort of job. Would highly recommend his services. The training is more expensive than other options out there, but after multiple conversations with other trainers, he seemed like the best fit for our needs. Other trainers interviewed told us many of the behaviors our dog was exhibiting may not be trainable. Dion was up to the task and has done an excellent job.
Pete was a life saver. He taught us the techniques we needed to change our dog's behavior. We went from chaos to calm and began to enjoy our new puppy. Pete always listened to our concerns and provide guidance. Having the training in our house allowed us to work with our dog in her environment.
We learned a lot from Teresa! She helped us with techniques for our 1.5 yr old dog's fear/aggression towards strangers and leash reactivity. We were given great tools during our 3 months of training to continue improving in the future. Teresa is very knowledgeable about animal behavior and a professional that we would certainly recommend.
Chris helped us work with our 3 year old Australian Shepherd who we felt had become aggressive and unmanageable after being attacked by another dog. Our dog had previously been through 3 other training programs with other trainers that did not seem to be as effective as we needed them to be. Chris is a thoughtful and dedicated trainer. He does not sugar coat things and make unrealistic promises. While working with our misbehaving pooch, he explained that without our dedication to correct bad behavior, the dog would not succeed. Training a dog is not something you do for awhile, it's a forever process, and Chris helped us understand that and be successful. He used smart techniques and explained what our behavior was relaying to our dog. He helped us take control of tough situations and also helped us understand why some situations would continue to be challenging, but would get better. Ultimately, Chris cares deeply for the dogs he works with, and it comes though in all of his interactions. We loved the time we were able to spend working with Chris and would recommend him to anyone interested in a quality 1:1 experience.
Daily feeding and care for single cat for 1 week. Excellent job, very caring, no complaints. Animal was well cared for and seemed very content upon my return from vacation.
Mike is an amazing trainer. He has an amazing ability to read a dog body language. He has helped me with several personal and foster dogs to be appropriate in public spaces. I've learned a great deal from Mike about dog behavior.
Jane takes care of our dog Roland at least once a week for daycare and has also cared for both Roland and our other dog, Henry, while we were away on vacation. Jane is truly an animal person - she worked for many years in animal rescue and lives with many cats and dogs that she has helped and rescued over the years. Prior to hiring Jane, we saw her dozens of times at the dog park, faithfully walking the dogs in her care. She was always calm, patient and kind with each of them, even when there was much barking and excitement going on. We trust Jane to genuinely care about and take care of our pups.
Bill is very patient with the dogs and handlers and is very knowledgeable about training.
A real animal lover from the word go! Both of my dogs love her, and enjoy her company. I appreciate the piece of mind I get when she cares for them.
Steph took care of my pets on several occasions when we lived in the same area. She loves and understands animals, and even volunteers for a local shelter. Top notch all the way!
Annie is very passionate about animals, especially dogs and takes the time and care make sure they are well taken care of. Annie has taken care of my dog a number of times and it has always been a good experience for me and my dog.
Lance has an extensive knowledge on dog behavior and it shows in every aspect of his training. He was able to help us train our puppy to do basic things such as sit and stay, leave it, and even ring a doorbell to go outside to potty. Lance is able to adapt his training based on the response of the dog and our needs/requests. I HIGHLY recommend Lance. You won't be disappointed!
What a fabulous experience we had with Christine and K9to5! She’s very knowledgeable about dog behavior and is happy to share her knowledge. Classes are fun and always positive for both Dog and handler. Highly recommend to anyone looking for training. Thanks to Christine I’ve been able to achieve my long time goal of becoming a certified therapy dog team.
My large Labrador Retrieve, Koa, contracted Botulism causing paralysis in his back legs and partial paralysis in his neck & rib cage muscles. As a result he was unable to walk and had difficulty breathing. Koa required 24 hr. care during recovery. Jennifer took care of him during the day (around 10hrs) while I was at work. Caring for Koa was not easy. A 125lb dog who could not get up to use the bathroom required cleaning him up & his bed area pads and sheets. He also needed be lifted so his resting position was changed every couple hours. As well as, to recover it was important he walked with assistance (physically lifting and supporting his hind quarters) multiple times a day. A very challenging task. Koa had to be hand feed, temperature checked often, monitored continuously, and given multiple medications throughout the day. Jennifer did it all with amazing care. She was always so loving towards Koa. She took better care of my sweet boy than I have ever been take care of in my stays in hospitals Jennifer is AMAZING!.
Alison has taken my dog Pig for 60-minute walks several times. Long walks really help burn up Pig's excess energy and help her sleep better. Alison is reliable and responsible and I can tell how much she loves Pig!
We had a great experience with Jessica. She truly seems to love animals. Our dogs tend to get sensitive tummies when we have to go somewhere, but they did great with Jessica, she came to our house to meet the dogs, and we sat down and talked about them and a schedule. We came back from our mini vacation and the dogs seemed happy, and the left a daily report of the dogs and what they did, which I really liked. She even gathered our mail and had it waiting for us. Her rates are the best I have found. Will definitely use her again, and recommend her services.
Brandi was a true dog professional. You could see results immediately after a training session. I'm confident with her instructions and follow-through. My dog's a better animal for this training. Thanks, Brandi!
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Northwest Animal Hospital And Pet Care Center PC provides comprehensive medical care, surgery and dental care in a well-equipped, well-staffed modern facility. We feature separate cat and dog boarding facilities that provide a clean, comfortable environment for both healthy animals and those requiring medications. Call us today!
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I can provide your animal company. I do walking, sitting, and basic grooming. Besides having my own pets, I also have been volunteering at the Humane Society for two years. No animal is too big or small.
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Our services include: * behavior modification * in-home training * dog walks * pet sitting * transport of pets * play dates/socialization * work with diabetic animals