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Carrie is a very good dog trainer and nice person to work with. It was nice that she comes to our home to train our dogs with us.
My dog Lilly and I started in September with Dion. Each class was a learning experience. I am very pleased to say Lilly (golden-doodle) is a well mannered dog on leash and when people come over. Its a commitment for you and the dog. Real time training (park setting) is great as you and the dog experience the squirrels, other dogs, people and the every day sounds. As the issue of either the owner or the dog or both (LOL) arose Dion would correct you/dog. Dion is very accommodating. I reviewed all the dog trainers I could find. And am So pleased to have been able to choose the Right trainer for us. We can walk without issue. When Lilly wants to act up I (the leader) now know what I need to do. Thanks Dion for your dedication to better living of dog and human.
Pete was the third trainer I hired to work with our rescue dog and I literally feel like he saved our life with her. I was ready to give up! My dog was out of control, testy, aggressive with other dogs and afraid of bikes of all things. Pete has made it possible for me to have peaceful walks and a very well behaved dog. As an added bonus, he comes to our house so all of her training happens in the environment she is in regularly rather than some training center. I would recommend Pete to anyone who wants a well trained dog and a better understanding of their dog's mind.
Chris knows his stuff! If you need help with training your dog he's the one to go to! We had our pup stay with Chris and when he came back to our house he was a model dog! It was pretty amazing that what Chris taught him didn't go away when he left Chris' home - it stuck with our pup back at our house. We definitely recommend Chris!
The thing about Michael is that he not only knows the mechanics of dog training , he obviously enjoys seeing individual progress in both animal and handler. Although there are standard mechanics for getting a dog from point A to Point B, the process and speed is an individual thing. This is what I learned from him. Now, after Michaels help, my GSD Roman is a stud!
Prompt, friendly, informative response and ongoing communication. He's a joy to work with - and our dog loves the training sessions! We're learning (dog and humans!) so much from Scott. It's obvious he loves dogs, and has found his calling (!). Highly recommended.
Cindy, with VIPet Sitter Service, and her employees, has been our animal caregiver for several years. Not only does she take great care of our dog Holly and cat Murphy but she waters my plants inside and out, brings in the mail, and turns on an evening light. She has also administered insulin for our cat in the past. Last May we had flooding in the basement and one of her employees was first on the scene. Cindy was called and immediately started bailing water and using our wet vac to pull 55 gallons of water out of the basement. Without her help we would've had much worse flooding. She is always willing to go the extra mile to help us out-for both our animals and our home. Cheryl and Tom. We have full trust in Cindy and her staff.
Bill, at Rocky Mountain Canine Academy, has been a great asset in working with us and our puppy. Bill communicates well, both prior to coming, and during the training. This has lead to effective training with our puppy. We also feel that the price is fair. Would definitely recommend.
Vandy was amazing with our dogs. She spent the weekend with them at our house and did a fantastic job. She can train dogs she loves dogs and I will never us a boarding service again. Highly recommend. She will send u updates so u dont worry including pictures of how your animals are doing.
Christine is an incredibly knowledgeable dog trainer who teaches with patience and encouragement. She gets to know the dogs and their owners and gives them the tools they need to work together successfully. She is amazing in group classes and one-on-one, tuning into what each dog and owner needs. If you and your dog want to learn and have fun together, get into one of Christine's classes!
I have taken several dog training classes with Helena. She is a terrific trainer, both of dogs and of their humans. She has a good rapport with animals and a gentle, patient approach. I would highly recommend her to work with your beloved pets.
Matt was a great trainer. Our dog is now 100% off leash capable! Matt has done wonders! He also came to us and trained our dog in her enviroment. Matt exceeded all of our expectations!
Sarah did a great job training my dogs... well she really trained me how to train my dogs. My crazy dogs responded well to her and surprised me by actually listening to her and following her commands! Her services are affordable and she's very patient and effective. I'm not good with consistency, but she gave me such easy homework that I was able to practice with each dog a few minutes each day, and her tips really worked! I call her the dog whisperer!
My Aussie is a happy, healthy eight year old, but he was always really difficult to take for a walk. He just didn't respond to the leash, no matter the collar or the trainer, and I'd tried several of each. I would come home from what should have been a pleasant walk in tears. Then I found Rick. Now long walks with Rolly are a blessing for us both, and his obedience training has made living with my active guy much easier and more fun. I am sooooo grateful. I've also watched Rick with other dogs. He is a master of his craft. Big, little, tough or timid, he knows how to help them and how to help you, so your bond and time together become more fun and rewarding.
Victoria with Furever Behavior Dog Training is a wonderful trainer. Our dog was a rescue who had lived on the streets and he had many issues. Our dog guarded his food and toys, did not know basic obedience or manners, was not housebroken, did not know to come when called, did not know how to walk on a leash without pulling my arm off, did not know about or like his crate and more. After working with Victoria, we learned how to give our dog the cues he needed to get the behaviors we all wanted. He quickly learned to love his crate as his safe and special place, housebreaking was rapid and our dog learned to trust us. Victoria gave us the tools and skills we needed to be good dog owners and our dog responded positively and swiftly to Victoria's techniques. And, speaking of positive, Victoria only uses positive training methods -- no punishment. And our dog loved, loved, loved Victoria. Well done!
Veronica dog sat our English Bulldog at our house for 3 days while we were on vacation. Veronica is SO good with our dog Samantha! Samantha absolutely loves Veronica. She has dog sat for us several times since. She was always on time and made sure to do everything by our specifications. I would highly recommend Veronica to pet sit for anyone looking for a caring attentive pet sitter.
I strive on dogs being obedient but tend to lean more towards the owner's willingness to learn. I believe that it is the owner's responsibility to spend time with their animal on a regular basis. Repetition is the key to success.
As mention previously I have worked in or at least study most of the fields related to the pet industry. This gives me a unique outlook on the overall care your pet should receive.
I had over one year of lead time in training dogs of various breeds in a fast paced, high-stress environment with a proven record of success. I am proficient at administering to the special needs of dogs facing a wide range of behavioral and health issues. I have expertise in administering to the medical needs of sick dogs or those in fights. Relevant Skills Obedience Training Alphamanship Kennel Training Adverse Training Vet Checks Dog Handler Positive Training Dog Grooming Results Oriented Experience Dog Trainer - CCI, Canon City, CO, 18 Months Established expertise in basic dog obedience Success at training 12 dogs of various breeds for family placement K-9 grooming for all breeds Journal work for family on how dog progressed Camp Counselor Camp Bow Wow, Denver, CO., 6 Months K-9 grooming for all breeds Camp Counselor feeding dogs, cleaning kennels Keep dogs from fighting and trying to establish alphamanship Custodian CCI, Canon City, CO., 4 Years Operated floor burnisher, buffer and industrial shampoo Stripped, waxed, buffed and maintained industrial floors Certified to clean blood and bio-hazard spills in industrial environments Clean and sanitized restrooms and general use areas Experience with chemical safety and ratios Education and Training GED - Lakewood, CO, 1985 Level One Custodial Certificate - Limon, CO, 2006 Beginning dog trainer certificate - Canon City, CO, 2013
I provide dog training, pet sitting, and dog walking. I became a dog walker/trainer and pet sitter not only because I love animals, but I also want to help pet owners have more positive experiences with their pets. I am an experienced dog trainer and can help with developing manners in your pup! I specialize in working with rescue dogs. I also provide that much-needed exercise on those days you need to work to keep your dog(s) happy and healthy. I have experience giving medicine to cats and dogs and am available for pet sitting as well. I am flexible with times and understand that your animals hold a special place in your heart and homes. I perform all of my services with the utmost care and in a humane and responsible ways. I use positive reinforcement techniques for training and can help with general manners for dogs, socialization, and house training. My goals during training, walking, and pet sitting are to keep pets safe, for them to have fun, and to help establish more positive interactions between pets and their owners!
I love dogs and helping people. These are my top two favorite things in a part-time hobby. Sign me up! I've never lived in a house without at least three dogs, sometimes as high as six or seven. So, there isn't much that I can't handle. Why I want to sit? I work for myself from home. I have loads of time on my hands, and I already take care of my dogs. They love it when we have company! Whether I come to your place or they come to mine, your dogs will get the best of care and attention. I may even do some training with them!