Dog Training with Eric

Englewood, CO

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I train people not dogs. It's mostly understanding how a dog thinks and what triggers their behavior. Like any relationship, once there is good communication most situations can be fixed.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love dogs, and i always want to see dogs and owners have that special bond.

Location

Englewood, CO 80113

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Complete

Times hired on Thumbtack

348

Reviews

167 Reviews
  • Michael T. May 22, 2017
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    New relationship, but I am continually encouraged.
  • Kelly V. May 21, 2017
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    I felt very comfortable with Eric and how he was handling Sully. He calmed him AND us down. It's amazing what a slight gesture will do and how the pup reacts. I'm excited for the weeks ahead and having a good boy! Thank you.
  • Megan M. May 10, 2017
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    Eric worked wonders with my hound, Bacon. Bacon had all of the lovely hound qualities: easily distracted, stubborn, independent, and aloof. He didn't listen and was a pain to walk with. Over four sessions with Eric, Bacon began to control his impulses, walk by my side, and started to become a calmer dog. We're still working on all of the skills that Eric taught us and I could not be happier with my new relationship with my dog.
  • Rain B. Apr 15, 2017
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    Eric the wonderful and so knowledgable
    Eric is wonderful! He taught us a lot in one hour. I would highly recommend him to anyone that wants to understand their dogs behavior and enjoy each other more.
  • Justin M. Mar 9, 2017
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    His caring, knowledge, and professionalism are undeniable
    We had our first session with Eric to help learn how to train our 2 puppies... and 2 children (he can't help with the children) but his patience and caring are obvious. We decided to have him come for several sessions, and look forward to continuing to learn how to be effective pet owners.
  • Yana S. Mar 1, 2017
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    Eric is awesome-- Sooo worth it!
    Eric is awesome-- very friendly, patient and accommodating with our family's needs and schedule for training. I promise he's like some super, guru, dog whisperer... I could not have survived the puppy phase without him. Highly recommend.
  • Ted B. Feb 5, 2017
    Dog Training
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    Puppy training
    Our first training visit went good. Eric very good at training our puppy & us. Would recommend Eric and look forward getting our dog properly trained.
  • JamieLee S. Jan 10, 2017
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    The Best Way to Go
    I have a pit mix he was hit by a car at 8 weeks old and I rescued him from the Humane Society. As he grew older (1 and a half now) he became very hard to control on leash. He would bark, lunge, and pull at cars, people, dogs, and bikes. I thought I would never be able to take him for another walk in my neighborhood. We had resulted to walking on secluded trails. I'm so glad I found Eric. He really has been teaching me how to be the leader of the pack. He gets to the point and is very straightforward. It's really more about teaching ME than my dog (although he is learning lots too). If you need help with your dog I highly recommend Eric. I can finally take a walk in my neighborhood with my dog and for that I am truly thankful for. Call Eric he won't let you down! I'd give him 10 stars if I could.
  • Dr M. Dec 31, 2016
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    Highly recommended
    Eric is the consummate professional. The results have been amazing. Thank you for all you have taught our dog---and the dog's people!!
  • Jennifer W. Dec 13, 2016
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    Two thumbs (and two paws) up!
    I highly recommend Eric! He really understands dogs, but more importantly - he understands how to train humans. ;) We have only had a few training sessions so far, but I have learned so much and it is making a big difference with my puppy.
  • Derek S. Dec 9, 2016
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    Recommend to anyone
    I can't say enough good things about Eric. He has a holistic approach to training that our dog craves. Eric is basically training the people to understand their dog, and then meet them halfway. The results are nearly immediate and the training sessions are kind and constructive. In just two sessions (so far) We have seen improvements in both the dog's manners and overall happiness. Thank you Eric!
  • Stacy E. Dec 4, 2016
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    Amazing, incredible, worth every penny!!!!
    OMG Eric was amazing and taught us all so much in an hour. I couldn't be more pleased. Made myself and my daughter feel at ease and provided valuable information and never made us feel stupid. He was on time and a pleasure to be around. My pup who is normally a little hesitant towards men loved him also!!! Looking forward to our next session already
  • Delois M. Nov 30, 2016
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    Walking your dog correctly.
    After Eric showed me the correct way to walk my dogs, it's been a joy walking them. They no longer jerk and try to chase rabbits or other dogs. I am so amazed at how my mini schnauzers are behaving, I can hardly wait for the next session.
  • Ryan P. Nov 29, 2016
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    Eric is the Colorado Champion of Dog Training. He is awesome with your dog but even better with people! Don't waste your time looking for anybody else!!
  • Julie A. Nov 21, 2016
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    Terrific!
    After just one visit my dog is walking calming on a leash! Can't wait for our next session. Eric is awesome!
  • Grant R. Nov 21, 2016
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    Instilling Confidence....
    Eric has a very down-to-earth approach. His instructions and training of my approach is what has made all of the difference. My 8 month old rescue puppy was skiddish and fearful. Eric's approach to training her to walk on a leash, obey commands, and interact with her environment is building her confidence. She is already doing much better with people and objects around her. I highly recommend Eric for your dog.
  • George R. Nov 15, 2016
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    This is the guy
    His first visit proved to us that he is the one we needed. We were very impressed with the way the dogs responded to him, and what he taught us about them in the process. And this was just on his first visit! I was so impressed that that I purchased a package of multiple visits. And at a very reasonable cost . . .
  • Diane S. Oct 28, 2016
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    Great Dog Trainer
    Eric is prompt, friendly, knowledgeable, and kind but firm with us and our dog. We are grateful for his help with our puppy, Sully.
  • Barbara B. Oct 18, 2016
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    Fabulous trainer
    Wonderful trainer! So in tune with dogs! Thoughtful, personable, and so knowledgeable about what we needed to do! Am continuing with 4 sessions! Highly recommend him!
  • Brent M. Oct 15, 2016
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    Couldn't have asked for a better trainer or professional man to work with! Day one has helped change everything night and day! Anytime I had an issue, not during training session, he would always call back to give advice or see if he needed to come out! A+++
  • Sommer G. Oct 5, 2016
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    Great experience so far!
    To date we have only had three sessions with Eric. However, our puppy has made some great gains and we are learning a lot. I would have to say Eric is having to train us more than our puppy as she is a much faster learner. We look forward to the training sessions to come and how we and our puppy will continue to grow together!!
  • Cindy B. Sep 28, 2016
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    Excellent Dog Whisperer
    Eric is great. He really understands dogs and makes training look easy, which over a little time, has gotten easier. I could not recommend him more.
  • Judi B. Sep 24, 2016
    Dog Training
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    Discovered the BEST dog and owner "whisperer!"
    Eric is an amazing trainer! My husband and I could not agree on how to train our very energetic lab. Our first 90 minutes of training proved to us that we we had made the best choice in Eric. We were blown away. He helped us understand our dog and how she works so we could both be on the same page. We were amazed at the changes in such a short time. Our follow ups have built on that first experience. We are able to work with our dog - even in high distraction areas - and it doesn't feel like a chore any more! We only wish we had discovered him BEFORE we paid for the "usual" pet store training, books, and a variety of collars and tools that didn't work.
  • Florie F. Sep 23, 2016
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    Eric the Dog Trainer
    I had gotten a 4 year old Maltese mix from the Denver Dumb Friends League two months ago after having to put down my first dog who had medical issues. Joey is a wonderful dog, but one that was pulling on his leash to walk ahead of me, lunging after squirrels and rabbits and excitedly pulling when he saw other dogs... basically being the alpha. Eric taught me how my energy was impacting the dog's behavior, and though still a work in progress, how to be the pack leader. We eventually went with a choke collar which helped our walks tremendously. Now I've gained more confidence, and we are both more relaxed when walking. Eric gave me some practical tips around the basics; the walk and how to sit and stay when greeting people at the door. I would highly recommend Eric for you and your dog's training.
  • Kina M. Sep 16, 2016
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    Worth Every Penny (and Minute)
    With a newly rescued, VERY skittish and not housebroken pup, Eric came in to our home, assessed our overall long term needs and immediately applied foundational training to get us there. He meets both you (the handler) and your dog where you are both physically and psychologically - the perfect blend.
  • Deborah M. Aug 30, 2016
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    What Eric taught us on the first day was amazing. I would recommend Eric to anyone.
  • Joanna G. Aug 24, 2016
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    Would recommend Eric to anyone that needs dog training. We have a German Shepherd mix, and she would pull on the leash and wouldn't ever stop or if she saw anyone on the walk she would continuously bark. We have got her to walking next to us without tugging/pulling and will stop and sit when we tell her. Also she will "leave it" when it comes to people walking by/ next to her. We are still working on getting her socialized with other Dog's, but I can see such an improvement in her behavior. We never thought it was possible to enjoy walks as a family, but Eric gave us the right tools/ pointers to make sure we can consistently make each walk that much better. Eric was always available for questions. Want to thank Eric for all his help with Emma!
  • Wade B. Aug 23, 2016
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    He is getting the dogs to do things that I didn't think they could do especially in the amount of time.
  • Jocelyn B. Aug 21, 2016
    We have two relatively larger dog that became very territorial when moved homes. We called other trainers at first that had us, growl at our dogs or leave them when we go places. The whole reason what got dogs was so that we could play with them outside the home not just inside the home. So we called Eric, and immediately after the first training there was a huge difference in their behavior, and it only continues to get better from there. I will call and recommend Eric to any person who is looking for proper, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic dog training. It is apparent that Eric loves dogs, and that he wants to make the relationship between you and your dog the best it can be.
  • Bob A. Aug 6, 2016
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    Eric is a GREAT trainer, he's very understanding, and caring, genuinely, to BOTH, your pet and you. He is down to earth, good sense of humor. He has been with us, 2 times so far, and honestly, he TOTALLY taught our boxer so much, ( US AS WELL) in the first session.. We do our homework/ practice with our Hennessey, and she is doing AMAZING!! I will keep him around for as long as possible, and recommend him...to EVERYONE!! 110%.. The Andersons
  • Allie S. Jul 30, 2016
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    Eric is wonderful! If you are looking for someone to help with training, he's the best in Denver!
  • Armando J. Jul 26, 2016
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    We recently got a puppy and we didn't know much about raising a puppy. After the 1st session with Eric we learned several things that made our life easier. We are continuing our training with Eric and we look forward to having a good well bahaved dog someday once the puppy phase is over.
  • Jean B. Jul 16, 2016
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    Eric worked with me and my 4 year old Boston Terrier, Ace, for 4 sessions and he did an amazing job. I learned so much and For the first time since I got him, I can take Ace on an enjoyable walk. Before Eric he pulled me along. Now we walk together beautifully. He also got us to a point where I don't have to turn and go the other way when we meet other dogs. I am so grateful for everything Eric taught me. He changed our lives!!
  • Sage K. Jul 15, 2016
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    Eric is amazing. He's able to assess our dogs and us, and help our whole situation! After much research on different trainers, we are so happy we chose him!!
  • Brittnee P. Jul 7, 2016
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    Eric is amazing at what he does. Truly he knows how to communicate with dogs and how to train people :) I am recommending him to everyone I know.
  • Caroline R. Jul 3, 2016
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    I found Eric on Thumbtack and was delighted to see he was voted best trainer, and now after working with him, I can see why! Eric comes to your house and observes you and your dog in your environment. He trains you, the person, as much as he trains your dog. You don't get that kind of one on one attention in a class with 10+ dogs. This type of training is soo much better. He tells you what he is going to do, then he works with your dog and shows you HOW to do what you will be doing with your dog when he is not there. So you see exactly how it should happen, how your dog should behave and the result you should look for. It was the best decision I made to go with him and one on one training. (I have a very friendly puppy and he loved Eric and responded quickly in the learning process) Eric also gives you written print outs, so if you forget some things you can always reference his instructions, and have in your back pocket. He also does things that were more than what I expected, bringing toys to see what my puppy liked, so I could go buy some things to keep him occupied while I'm at work and he gave us a few of them as well. My puppy, Frisco, has a very calm disposition on his own and now that he and I have the right tools to keep him happy and safe while we are out and about, this training will help add to that natural calm behavior. If you are thinking of a class vs. one on one training and looking for a great trainer/dog behavior expert, Eric is your guy. He is really amazing and is someone who, thankfully for us, found his gift of working with animals and wants to share it. Frisco will move on to hopefully become a Therapy dog and I will once again, call Eric to help us with that training. He is not just our trainer, but he is a friend now to Frisco and I so we will look forward to more learning from him. I highly recommend him and hope you get as much out of your training as I have, it has been a great experience!
  • Marisa S. Jul 2, 2016
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    Eric was so professional, his energy was calm and the dogs responded very well to him. I wish I lived in Denver because I'd hire Eric 2 times per week.
  • Phil S. Jun 29, 2016
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  • Kyle J. Jun 7, 2016
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    We have two strong, high energy dogs (ACD / GSD Mix, and a Pit Terrier mix). After an altercation with another dog where my wife was pulled over, and realizing that walking the dogs was the worst part of my day, we decided to do something about it. I've always be skeptical of dog trainers that teach 'positive reinforcement only', and fortunately that is not what Eric does. Eric trained us to both lead our dogs, and how to make them follow us. Our dogs are more relaxed out on walks, and walking them is now one of my favorite things to do. Our dogs are now significantly less leash aggressive. Previously an encounter with another dog during a walk was a disaster: avoid at all costs. We now know how to approach the situation, and how to react regardless of the outcome. Essentially we went from World War Dog to No Big Deal when encountering another dog. No pulling, barking or lunging. Eric took the time to help us; we never felt rushed.
  • Michael A. Jun 6, 2016
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    We have two difficult dogs. A 4-year-old Belgian and a 1 ½ -year-old Berger Picard. We have been through 5 trainers with the Belgian and spent a fortune to little result. The Berger has had no previous training. Until we found Eric we had given up, but his training has made a huge difference. Now we can handle the dogs and include them in our lives. We enjoy it and so do the dogs. We highly recommend Eric. Laura and Michael
  • Callee R. Jun 4, 2016
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    We, two dogs and I, have worked with Erik for several months - 4 or 5 sessions in all. That said, there's been a huge difference in behavior! Walks used to be somewhat miserable affairs with two dogs pulling an owner. After one session with Erik, the dogs and I were on our way to pleasant walks that weren't exhausting, but instead, pleasant and invigorating. One of our dogs had behavioral issues (nipping the backs of visitors legs). She's doing so much better after Erik explained that I was enabling her behavior by what I thought was "protecting" her. She's much more confident and happy. We are all doing much better. I feel much more confident in my abilities to be a leader, and my dogs feel much more relaxed knowing they don't have to be. Thank you, Erik!
  • Gabby L. May 29, 2016
    We began working with Eric after a dog fight between our 6 year old chow mix and 4 month old Yorkie, the Yorkie lost. After working with Eric for just 4 sessions in our home, we are dogs are finally living in peace. It's was truly incredible how much we learned each session, and how quickly we saw change in our dogs. After each session we were given homework that allowed us to build and expand on the skills we had learned. Eric truly understand how the dog brain works and does and amazing job teaching you how to properly handle your dog's and what to do when you have an issues come up. For example, during the training our Chow mix had some issues with food aggression come up, we were able to talk with Eric over the phone and he walked us through correcting the this issues. He was always easy to each and more then willing to help us outside of our in person sessions. I would highly recommend Eric and look forward to working with him again, should we have any other behavioral issues with our Dogs.
  • Scott B. May 26, 2016
    Eric is an excellent trainer. He is a tImely communicator, very available and very patient. Made for a great relationship. His methods work and I would highly recommend him.
  • Alana H. May 26, 2016
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    Eric is simply the best! He worked with my rescue miniature pinscher and I, after my roommate brought home a new cat which caused my dog to begin to act up even more so. He started to become more aggressive and protective over me towards strangers and other dogs. Eric worked with us to eliminate my dogs anxiety through multiple coping skills. He no longer pulls on the leash and his aggression is being controlled and decreasing immensely through the tools Eric taught me. The progress we made after just one sessions was truly amazing and after the fourth, it feels like I have a completely new dog. It is clear that my dog's attitude completely changed, he is a lot happier and calmer with the tips and tricks Eric has taught us. Overall Eric is a great trainer who really knows what he is doing and is willing to make a routine around your specific needs!!
  • Kaitlyn H. May 21, 2016
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    Eric was amazing with my dog Olly! She was peeing when I would leave our home and biting people if they surprised her but after four classes with Eric the peeing is nearly gone and the biting has completely stopped. He gave me some really great tools to help her and to teach her the right things to do.
  • Kirk J. May 20, 2016
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    My 4 yr old GSD needed some behavioral tweeking when it came to riding in the car. Eric gave us some ideas and homework and after a month my dog is 100 % better. Eric really showed his professionalism and his knowledge of dogs. We'll keep working and my dog will get better and better.
  • Ashley S. May 8, 2016
    Eric has done an amazing job equipping us and our dogs with the tools we need in order to be successful! As a result of his guidance, our dogs are able to walk on leash without pulling, sit and stay for long periods of time, and they have greatly reduced their barking at the fence. We feel confident that we can successfully lead our dogs from here on out, all this in only three visits from Eric. We would highly recommend him as a trainer of people and dogs! Thanks Eric!
  • Ginette S. May 6, 2016
    After seeing 3 different trainers to help with my aggressive Chihuahua I was heartbroken and ready to give up. I gave Eric a call as a last ditch effort and was very impressed by his knowledge, honesty, and expertise over the phone. I could feel that he deeply cares and is committed to his mission of helping dogs and their owners. Eric is wonderful teacher and totally opened my eyes during our first session on how to relate to my dog in a very different way which would support my mission in having a happier and less aggressive dog. He clearly is gifted with animals which was evident when my generally unruly dog shifted to a much calmer version of herself around him. Luckily he showed me how replicate this. I was also amazed by Eric's unique ability read and zero in on the most subtle signs that the dog was communicating which I would not have been able to decipher or even been aware enough to observe on my own. After four sessions, following Eric's instructions, and doing the work I am left with a much calmer and happier dog that can walk past other dogs and people without flipping out. Clearly, I am much happier owner. This was totally worth the investment! Thank you so much Eric for your commitment to helping me and my dog. You are truly gifted at what you do and the service you offer is by far the best I've come across!
  • Shannon G. Apr 30, 2016
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    Eric was wonderful. Even during the first visit, I could see the difference in our pup with Eric's training, and we learned a lot too as we definitely needed "training" as well! Eric is easy to work with and has a genuine affection for dogs which came across to us and our dog. We learned a lot and will reach out to Eric again in the future if we need follow ups or have questions. I highly recommend him.
  • Pamela V. Apr 28, 2016
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  • Adele C. Apr 26, 2016
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    We got a Pomsky at 4 months old and she displayed food and toy aggression. She even snapped at us a few times. She also lacked confidence and would put her tail between her legs when meeting new people or going new places. Eric was awesome and taught us how to approach her and work with her. I am so pleased and she is a sweet dog now! We are confident pack leaders and she is now able to be a dog and relax. She longer has food and toy aggression. Her body language has changed to a relaxed, happy state when meeting new people and going places. Nobody believes me when I tell them how she used to act. I have no words how awesome Eric is! Hire him, you won't be disappointed!
  • Maureen K. Apr 22, 2016
    Eric is great! People cannot believe how well behaved my little Papillion is. After 4 weeks it is truly amazing what a different dog he is. Eric is awesome!
  • Dale S. Apr 18, 2016
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    So far very satisisfied. Eric is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain things.
  • David B. Apr 13, 2016
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  • Terri E. Apr 12, 2016
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    Eric came to our home 4 times to work with us and our three dogs. In this short time he helped significantly improve our dogs obedience and behavioral problems, along with teaching us the proper techniques of training. He was very professional but also made it a lot of fun! He is absolutely amazing with dogs!! I plan on recommending Eric to anyone who needs help with their pups!!
  • Kelly M. Apr 9, 2016
    I finished up my training with Eric just over a month ago. I held my review as my training has been inconsistent at best. Now that I have had more time to work with Duke on my own, I can provide honest feedback. Eric was amazing to work with. He isn't going to come in and waive a magic wand or do all the work for you. He gives you all the tools you need and it's up to you to practice what you learned. I had some issues due to Duke getting sick and had to reschedule once or twice. Eric was very accommodating. He was always available on weekends and he always showed up on time. I never felt like he was rushing to get out of there and he would always stay to answer any questions I had. Duke is a one year old Boston Terrier. As Eric put it so well, he has trouble controlling his urges. Our walks were not something I looked forward to, and anybody that has ever known a Boston knows, walks are not something that can be ignored. After the first couple of lessons, Duke was still pulling, sniffing, lunging, and just doing whatever he wanted to do. I truly felt he may never get it. Each time Eric showed up, he tweaked what I was doing ever so slightly. Duke still isn't perfect, but he is improving each and every day and I'm fully confident that with what Eric taught us, we'll get it. I would absolutely recommend Eric to anybody looking for a trainer.
  • Taylor Z. Apr 8, 2016
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    Eric is great!
  • Michael K. Apr 7, 2016
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  • Nancy M. Mar 22, 2016
    Eric is an awesome with dogs, he knows his stuff. He realized that I was the issue, I needed the training, I needed to become the alpha dog. My dog was acquired from the prison training program, she is well trained and a great dog. But I didn't know what to do. Eric helped me with that and now my dog and are are so much better together. Eric is great to work with, very professional.
  • KELLY L. Mar 13, 2016
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    Eric is great. Knowledgeable, reliable and caring.
  • Jennifer H. Mar 11, 2016
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  • Ann K. Mar 3, 2016
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    Eric is amazing. I am extremely satisfied with his work.
  • Dustin B. Mar 2, 2016
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    Our dog roux has worked with Eric for 4 sessions and we are so happy with all the progress she has made!! Eric has shown us that being the pack leaders is the best way to have a balanced dog. Eric was always available to answer our questions and concerns throughout this whole process!!
  • Vickie S. Feb 28, 2016
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    Eric is amazing. Our dog Maggie, a West-highland terrier was out of control. She has made amazing progress. We are still working with Eric and he has always been on time and polite.
  • Nicole S. Feb 21, 2016
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    We've tried 4 other dog trainers over the past 3 years. Eric was the only one to teach a technique that really works with our stubborn, male Frenchie. Mental exercise is they key to a well behaved dog! We highly recommend Eric!
  • Anna C. Feb 21, 2016
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    Eric was calm but firm with our two dogs and knew just how to help us train our rescued great dane how to sit! Not an easy task with a 100lb dog. He is very knowledgeable about dynamics of dog packs and how humans can use this knowledge to interact with their dogs as the pack leader. We will continue to work with him for all our training needs.
  • Jenna M. Feb 11, 2016
    worked great with my entire family. Eric is very motivated to seeing the family and all of the dogs work as a cohesive unit. He is always available to answer our questions and concerns. We love how well our dogs (and us) react at home and in public. Its great when strangers approach us with positive comments and complements. Thanks Eric for working so hard for our dogs and us.
  • Judy S. Feb 9, 2016
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    We are still working on our dog, but after one session with Eric, we can walk Bear at our pace. In this icy weather it is a great relief. My husband and I no longer have sore arms from being pulled by Bear.
  • Cheryl B. Feb 5, 2016
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    Great dog trainer and would recommend him to others!
  • Jeff M. Jan 29, 2016
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    He was prompt, courteous and in just our first session helped train us humans and dogs alike to perform better on the leash and take back our leadership role of our pack! We have hired him on to do the whole 4 course package he offers and look forward to the great knowledge Eric will impart on us!
  • Cindy B. Jan 27, 2016
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    We have a 5 yr old Havanese, Ollie, who has a bit too much of the "alpha" in him. His aggressive behavior showed itself only at nighttime, which was confusing to us, and most people we talked to about it didn't really believe such a playful, friendly and adorable dog would ever behave this way. We are so glad that we discovered Eric who has helped us tremendously in this area. One great advantage is that Eric came to our home so he was able to observe Ollie in his environment and he demonstrated great techniques as to how to deal with him. He also showed us how we had been abdicating our "alpha" role to Ollie in less obvious areas and how we could regain our rightful place in our family. I'm sure Eric found us more of a challenge to train than Ollie!! But he didn't give up on us! It has taken a lot of work, and we still have a way to go, but we now have a much better behaved dog. We will continue working with Eric on a monthly basis because we have had such incredible results. Eric certainly has discovered his "calling" and we are the grateful recipients of his expertise. We cannot recommend Eric highly enough---you won't be disappointed! Cindy and Bill B.
  • Emily S. Jan 17, 2016
    Eric was fantastic with our Paisley! Paisley can get a little crazy, Eric helped us learn how to gain control over her wild antics by teaching us how to become her alpha. Walking her is so much more pleasant these days! My favorite thing we learned is the sit and stay. Although we are still learning how to use it in more distracting scenarios, we have been able to use it for all sorts of things. For example we sit her in her bed and tell her to stay while we eat our dinner, to stop the begging at the table. I already see the huge value in teaching your dog to sit and stay and we plan to continue exploring more options of how to use it! Eric did a wonderful job training us. He is very good at what he does, the results show! He also is very personable and worked with us with our crazy schedule!!we would definitely hire him again. Thanks Eric!
  • Peter S. Jan 15, 2016
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    Once you understand obedience training is as much as training the dog as it is training you, then you both will benefit. Eric is great at this. He is amazing with dogs. Our 9 month old rescue is very outsider aggressive. Within a few minutes Eric had her quiet and sitting by his side. You can tell this is more then just a job for Eric; this is a passion. We have our homework and a real challenge, but with Eric the end result of a calm obedient dog is attainable.
  • Carroll R. Jan 10, 2016
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    Our dog can be aggressive toward strangers and will not come when called. So far Mandy, our dog is given a 45 minute walk per day at a heal and when we stop she sits. She does this very well. Next we are learning the stay command. Eric explains things about dogs and their behavior that we did not know. Eric is an outstanding trainer
  • Ginger M. Jan 9, 2016
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    Eric put us on a crash course to improve the behavior of our 2 older dogs while our new puppy went to "doggie boot camp" for three weeks (which Eric recommended). It was amazing how Eric was able to modify our dogs' behavior, and at the same time teach us how to better handle the dogs, in such a short time. Eric truly understands how and why dogs behave the way they do and is excellent at reading dog's body language. We were impressed by the amount of time and caring Eric gave to our dogs.
  • Diego M. Jan 5, 2016
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    Eric was exceptionally professional. He was patient not only with my dog but with me as well. He answered all my question and made the training easy to follow. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to train their dog.
  • Jeff C. Dec 7, 2015
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  • Margie W. Dec 2, 2015
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    Eric has been terrific. We've been working with him for over a month now with our 6 month old lab. It's our fifth lab and he's proving to be a handful but Eric has helped us gain control. He's helped us be able to walk him without him walking us! And he's helping with behavior and overall obedience. He has also worked with me over the phone when I was having a particularly hard day. I've worked with numerous trainers over the years and I'm finding Eric to be one of the best. He knows what he's doing and is respectful. I would highly recommend him.
  • Ambie H. Nov 20, 2015
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  • Reesa R. Nov 16, 2015
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  • Richard O. Nov 13, 2015
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    Very professional! I found Eric's philosophy with dogs something I could relate to and believe. He showed us very good techniques in gaining the respect of the dog on walks outside and in the home. We have newborn babies and were nervous about the dog around them and our dog was nervous as well. Eric showed us in one lesson how we needed to deal with the new situation and stayed in our house to demonstrate the techniques required. We only had one lesson so far but we will call him again in the future I am sure.
  • Thom P. Nov 7, 2015
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  • Cindy R. Nov 2, 2015
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  • Shane T. Nov 1, 2015
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    Absolutely amazed at what Eric can do with dogs, he had my border collie/pointer mix acting completely different and learning things within minutes.
  • Anne T. Nov 1, 2015
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    We have a 6 year-old terrier mix that had a nasty problem with resource guarding. Eric has given us the tools to help curb his impulses and become less reactive. He didn't fix our dog, but instead empowered us to so. I am so grateful for his help and would highly recommend him to anyone struggling with behavior issues.
  • Kathy F. Oct 25, 2015
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  • Brooke J. Oct 19, 2015
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  • Rusty M. Oct 19, 2015
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    Everything went well. Eric has a real in with dogs. Had our dog (4 months old) walking on a leash within minutes, sitting and staying also went very well.
  • Holly A. Oct 16, 2015
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    Eric was an excellent teacher. The main thing that I took away from our classes was confidence in myself and knowing how to handle situations. I gained a lot of insight about dogs in general and how my energy affects their behavior. Eric was always patient, thoughtful, fun, and knowledgable. He took the time to get to know us and our dog.
  • Lori L. Oct 12, 2015
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    Eric is a genius with working with dogs and helping us figure out our rescue dog and making her the dog we need in our family. He is available via phone or text to answer quick concerns or questions at any time and he really cares about you and your dog.
  • Karen G. Oct 5, 2015
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    Eric is awesome! I have Dinky, a lab mix rescue that was returned from 3 adoptions and was on the kill list. She was aggressive to other animals. One trainer we had didn't grasp the leash well and Dinky got loose and attacked a small dog being walked. Court, fines, vet bills... We'd been expelled from 2 obedience classes. Eric was my last hope. I wasn't very optimistic. BUT, he is awesome! He is clear and concise with his instructions. He shows you, he watches, he listens. We practiced really hard, Dinky and I! We also incorporated my elderly yellow lab, Wilbur in our lessons. So, I am happy to report that we can go for a walk in the neighborhood in a calm, orderly fashion. Even people in the neighborhood are marveling at the progress we have made! Dinky follows commands in the house, the yard and on the walk. She no longer flies into a psycho tirade when we see another dog!! I seriously thought she was hopeless! I have one more lesson with Eric and I can't wait for Dinky to show off! This guy is super! You have to practice, but so worth it. And he's a really nice, personable fellow!
  • Michelle C. Sep 28, 2015
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    Really reliable, knowledgeable easy going guy. He customizes the training session to meet you where you are at in terms of owner experience, training experience, dog age and behavior. Glad to know him and plan to stay in touch even after sessions are over
  • Gary H. Sep 26, 2015
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  • Tabitha S. Sep 6, 2015
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  • DIANA R. Sep 2, 2015
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    Just had one visit with him and realized my dog is great, it is me who needs help! I will contine to work with Eric, so that I can be a better leader for my dog Jade!
  • Paul B. Aug 30, 2015
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    We had an unruly dog and now, thanks to Eric, we do not. Eric has an amazing ability to calm and train dogs. With his suggestions our free-spirited girl has become a dog that minds our commands and will actually walk leash-free besides us. Thanks Eric !!!
  • Sarah R. Aug 29, 2015
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    Eric is awesome. He was able to teach me exactly what my pup needs in a calm and easy way. He even spent time with my mom and kids so they understood as well. I'll call Eric with any training needs from now on.
  • Michele F. Aug 26, 2015
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    This guy is so busy that he doesn't check his email or voice mail during the day apparently. Had our first visit for today and he never responded or showed up...not even after I emailed him and left 3 voice mails. I think he's just too busy.
    Eric P. Aug 26, 2015

    While I understand this clients frustration I had a phone mishap and was without a phone for the past 2 days. I did however email her again the morning of the appt asking her for her email and letting her know I wasn't able to check messages throughout the day. She chose to not send me her info. I asked this client for her address 2 weeks prior to our appointment and she refused to give it out in an email. She had 2 weeks to call me and give me her address, she chose to wait to the last minute and unfortunately I had no way of checking my voice mail that day. Previously I spent over an hour speaking with her about her dog when she first contacted me and have given her some tips to work on before she even hired me. i do this because I care about my clients and their dogs. It was an unfortunate situation and something that has never happened before and hopefully never again. I wish this client could have emailed me or waited till I had a chance to get my new phone working so i could have responded and rescheduled with her. She chose to write a review at the time of the appt. If you scroll down my reviews you will see that there are over 70+ clients who reviewed me with positive results. I am never too busy and work very hard to help the dogs and the owners. It is a passion of mine not just a job.

  • Donna D. Aug 25, 2015
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    We talked about us being the alpha, not Cheyenne, and took a long walk to learn ways to show that we are in charge. He was very thorough and easy to work with. We did sign up for more sessions to work on other issues. Already, Cheyenne is doing better.
  • Ann T. Aug 20, 2015
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    He was a great help with our puppy. I would highly recommend to all.
  • Jenna A. Aug 19, 2015
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    We hired Eric to help train our 2 cattle dog mixes. He helped us realize that the root of their behavior issues is not enough exercise, and showed us how to walk in a pack- showing them that we are the leaders and their job is simply to follow. We paid in advance for 4 sessions which gave us a discount, and I think it is a good investment in our future happiness with our dogs.
  • Clayton G. Aug 18, 2015
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    Eric has been great at teaching my wife and I how to handle our high energy dog. In just two classes we went from hating walking him to it being an enjoyable experience for all of us.
  • Elise B. Aug 17, 2015
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    I really enjoyed working with Eric! He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what he does. I have a 5 yr old Boxer who needed refresher training. I learned a lot from Eric about his specific exercise needs. He helped me create a better routine for my dog.
  • Kim H. Aug 11, 2015
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    Our dog, Xander, was very protective of some of the family members and aggressive towards strangers; barking, growling and charging the front door when visitors arrived. In comes Eric and what a difference! During the first session, Eric taught us all how to walk with Xander much more effectively. Now Xander is more relaxed and even walks beside the power wheelchair. He seems to enjoy walking more and it's taking less effort to do it. Xander is learning to trust people and that he doesn't always have to be in "protect" mode. Eric has done a fantastic job with our family and our dog! Thank you Eric!
  • Callie W. Aug 4, 2015
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  • Rich F. Jul 24, 2015
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    Still working with him. He really knows his stuff and is great with the dogs and great personality. The dog is much calmer already after 2 sessions. Almost like a different dog!
  • Lisa K. Jul 15, 2015
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    Awesome trainer! Really helping my son to work with our puppy.
  • Cole N. Jul 7, 2015
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    After a couple training sessions, it was easy to tell Eric really knew his stuff. He delivers on what he says he will, and that's creating a bond between the dog and owner. While most of the training is for the person, in order to learn how to think like a dog, the progress we've had with our puppy is exceeding our expectations. He's very patient, answers any and all questions, and makes sure we understand every part of the training before he moves on to something else. Very specific yet easy to understand training
  • David S. Jul 4, 2015
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  • Melissa B. Jul 1, 2015
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  • Karen M. Jun 22, 2015
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    Our puppy was marking in our house and nipping at our neighbors. Eric very quickly identified what needed to be addressed and the training started within minutes of arriving at our house. Within 10 days we had a new dog!! I cannot say enough good things about Eric and his approach to dog training. He was available via phone and text for questions that arose as we were working with our dog. And, he came back out to our house to make sure our inlaws understand how to work with the dog. Thank you ERIC!!
  • Levi R. Jun 16, 2015
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    Eric did an outstanding job with my dog Ranger. Ranger was a stray that I adopted and was really a great dog but had one big issue, he hated when someone new would come over to my house and start to get really aggressive. In our first session Eric came to my house and we started working on a controlled walk around my neighborhood. Within a half our of walking Ranger was staying by my side, not pulling on the leash and sitting when I stopped. Eric had me keep working on that the next couple weeks, and he was slowly getting better and better each day at listening. Our next session we worked on sitting and staying. Ranger was still having trouble with new people coming to the door so Eric had me make him sit and stay while he knocked on the door, came in walked out and did it all over again. The great thing about Eric is he helps train your dog, but he is also training you and let's you know what your doing wrong and how to handle different situations. It's been a few weeks since our last session and Ranger is doing so much better. I can have friends come over without him freaking out and he is a lot less nervous and relaxed which is very nice. I still work on his training every day and thanks to Eric I know Ranger is a much happier dog. I would highly recommend Eric's dog training, and use him again if any other problems arise.
  • Sara B. Jun 15, 2015
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    My husband and I contacted Eric two months ago based on positive reviews. We have had our mixed-breed rescue Sammie for almost three years, and she's been an amazing part of our life and a great addition to our extended family. However, we noticed that she was becoming more and more protective of our new house and suspicious of strangers. She's a high energy dog that can be hard to control. Thankfully, Eric helped change that! After five sessions with Eric, we now have the tools to correct Sammie's more "enthusiastic" behaviors. In addition, his techniques have made Sam much more balanced and passive around strangers. Two months ago, we would not have been comfortable taking Sammie to a crowded park or having coffee on a patio, but now we have the tools to take her anywhere. Eric was very patient with us and with Sammie (even when she wasn't sure about him coming into our home). He showed us how to read Sammie's emotions better and gave a good perspective on our relationship with our dog. The daily walks and impulse training exercises have helped establish a new dynamic in our "pack." I'm really happy we put the time and work in every day, even when it was frustrating, because we have seen real results from Eric's methods. We highly recommend Eric to anybody looking for a more balanced and healthy dog! Thanks Eric!!!
  • Heather H. Jun 15, 2015
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    My St. Bernard, Samson, had developed some issues with door manners and being reactive towards dogs and people while out on walks. Eric has worked with us only once so far and through his direction we have already seen an amazing change in Samson. Eric was very kind and easy to talk to and it was clear he has a deep understanding of dog behavior/psychology. I would absolutely recommend Eric to anyone having trouble with their pup. We certainly will work with him again!
  • Ruth G. Jun 15, 2015
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    Eric really helped us with both of our dogs. It takes a lot of patience and time, but he has trained us well. ;) We still have work to do, but moving in the right direction. And, one of our dogs loves the treadmill. Yes, I said treadmill - great idea to get out a lot of energy!
  • Dawn W. Jun 15, 2015
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  • Tyrae L. Jun 9, 2015
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  • Shanda M. Jun 6, 2015
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  • Jaclyn R. Jun 1, 2015
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    Eric has been very available whenever I've needed to discuss anything with him, including over the phone between lessons. His methods started producing positive results in our puppy from day one.
  • Jillaina W. May 29, 2015
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    We had only one training with Eric, but he accomplished so much with our dog Piper in that short time. Most importantly, Eric taught my 14 year old son how to train our pup successfully himself. Eric is a great teacher and dealt with my son, our dog and me with patience, concern and respect. We are really impressed and grateful. We had a peaceful night's sleep and a great morning walk. We are excited for the next training session. Thanks Eric!
  • Cathy M. May 24, 2015
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    Very knowledgeable and easy to work with.
  • Bonnie T. May 6, 2015
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    Working with Eric has been a great experience for us. Eric is very knowledgeable and professional and very pleasant to work with. Our dogs' behavior has shown marked improvement in just one week. All three dogs are noticeably calmer and their barking has been greatly reduced. We are very pleased with both Eric and the Thumbtack process.
  • Karen C. May 3, 2015
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  • Jeannie J. Apr 28, 2015
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  • Amber H. Apr 25, 2015
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    He is an amazing dog trainer! Very good with explaining what to do and being thorough. He can read people as well as dog's very well and can tell you how to help you and the dog. Me and my husband both were so impressed on how good of a job he really did. And such a good price for such a good trainer.
  • Sally S. Apr 20, 2015
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  • Paula A. Apr 20, 2015
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  • Gwynnda T. Apr 18, 2015
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    He is doing an amazing job teaching me and my dog. My dog had a traumatic experience when she was 3.5 months old and that experience had made her scared since. Eric is helping me more than her and with continued training we will both have the knowledge for a trusting respectful relationship that will enable my dog to be a K9 Good Citizen. We have already done two training sessions and what a difference already. Eric is worth his weight in gold. I recommend him highly. He is knowledgable and has such a calm, confident demeniour that transfers through this training. He trains both, the handler and the dog. A+!
  • Carol J. Apr 8, 2015
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    Last night was our first training with Tucker and Eric was awesome. We determined that Tucker thought I was his playmate and Eric showed me how to stop that. Tucker is just about 4 months so he has a lot of energy and is feisty. The walk we had was great and Tucker responded. We had a walk this morning but not as good since the grass was wet and it was dark but for the most part he did ok. I am very happy with Eric and look forward to more training. I would recommend Eric to everyone looking to have a well trained dog.
  • Diane H. Apr 7, 2015
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    5 star
  • Carol Q. Apr 3, 2015
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    Love Eric.. he and I were definitely on the same page when it came to Max.. I highly recommend Eric to people who are after lasting results for your dog..not just teaching tricks..
  • Donia S. Mar 31, 2015
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    Eric responded immediately to our posts. He came to us on the day that worked best for our busy family. Eric spent about an hour and a half at our house. he spent time hearing our concerns and questions we had about our new puppy. He is very knowledgable in this field and was very patient when working with our new puppy and young children. We are excited to work with Eric again.
  • Chad T. Mar 23, 2015
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    After our first session with Eric our dog Ruby has responded very well to the direction we were given. Eric has a great understanding of dogs and how people need to help the dog relax and respond.
  • Tara D. Mar 20, 2015
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    My puppy is aggressive and with every training we go to you can see improvement.
  • Joey H. Mar 19, 2015
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    Within a couple sessions, my dog is walking on the leash much better and is less anxious and excited when we encounter other people and dogs on walks. Looking forward to the group classes!
  • Terri W. Mar 12, 2015
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    AWSOME !!! He really helped us understand our dog and our dog is happy and we are happy! He quit biting our feet and chewing on everything, no longer chases cars or people and he doesn't bark anymore in the backyard! Yeah!
  • Mercelle S. Mar 11, 2015
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    So far we are doing well. We have just gotten started and I am sure an additional review will be in order down the road. Things seem to be going well and I am looking forward to the end result with "my pack."
  • Maddie M. Mar 11, 2015
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    As first time dog owners, my husband and I were not prepared for the journey we were about to embark on with our new german shorthaired pointer puppy. At only 8 weeks old, this alpha dog was already running the show, and he knew it. We were struggling to control our puppy and were becoming discouraged and frustrated. Eric reached out to us after we inquired about his service. We couldn't be more satisfied with out decision to hire him! He is clearly an expert as our puppy responds to everything he teaches us! I love that he isn't just training our dog for us, but he is showing US how WE can train our dog and correct unwanted behavior. We look forward to continuing to work with Eric and have recommended him multiple times!
  • Katy B. Mar 10, 2015
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  • Paula M. Mar 9, 2015
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    After talking to Eric I felt great deal of stress lifted I have all the confidence he will be able to help me with my dog who has sever separation anxiety.
  • Rose P. Mar 8, 2015
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    We've only met once so far, but my dog is already doingm better. His is super calm and obviously knows a lot about dogs. My dog has separation anxiety and he was able to figure it out and give me good ideas in just the one meeting. We will be meeting several more times. He is worth it!
  • Tiffany O. Mar 6, 2015
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    We just finished our 4th training session with Eric and are thrilled with the progress our dog Wilson is making. If you've seen "Marley and Me", you've seen Wilson - just at 130lbs! Eric has helped my husband and I manage Wilson's state and keep him much more calm. I can also now walk Wilson - not have him walk me! Most importantly, Wilson is now out of our bed at night - a habit we started when he was very young. Wilson has learned so much in a month, but even more importantly, we - his humans - have learned how to effectively communicate with our dog as the leader of the pack. We are so thankful to have met Eric and look forward to Wilson continuing to grow as a mature dog.
  • Marilyn C. Mar 4, 2015
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  • Susan L. Feb 27, 2015
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  • Deb W. Feb 25, 2015
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    On time, professional. We are just getting started with a 4 yr old and a 3 month old. He did not use treats for rewards but affection once the training was over. He works with your situation, not a set number of classes, in your home with your environment.
  • Matt J. Feb 23, 2015
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  • Jason M. Feb 21, 2015
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    After an incident with a dog bite with our dog Kodiak and one of our 8 year old girls, Eric was quick to respond to our needs. Eric has helped us understand Kodiak's behavior and within a week had them both walking Kodiak. Eric has helped us all learn how to make Kodiak a part of our pack.
  • Judy W. Feb 20, 2015
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    I have a dog that had some aggression problems. Eric was very calm with him and showed me what I needed to do to be the pack leader. I had some doubts at first, but in just a weeks time he is a different dog. Thank you so much Eric.
  • Sandra B. Feb 19, 2015
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    Eric knows his stuff! We met for a private session and learned a lot about how to better interact with our large dog. We will be scheduling additional private sessions and group sessions too.
  • Cindy O. Feb 18, 2015
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  • Shereen C. Feb 10, 2015
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    I have a very difficult, anxious dog who has become increasingly aggressive. Eric was calm and patient through his neurosis and helped me get a plan together to train myself to help the dog. We still need lots of work but I'm optimistic that together we can help this dog reach his potential.
  • Jessica C. Feb 10, 2015
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    Eric was great with both of my pups! The dogs made such amazing progress in such a short time. Really looking forward to more sessions with Eric. Thank you Eric!
  • Devin S. Feb 8, 2015
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    Eric was great! He really took the time to explain why we were doing different parts of the training. He also was great at showing us what to do, but then also helping us learn how to do it our selves. Cant wait to work with him again!
  • Ed W. Jan 25, 2015
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    In just a single session Eric was able to provide insight for us, which is already helping to bring clarity to our relationship with our two little Chiweenies. His training is focused, practical, and effective. He is goos enough that I expect after just a couple more sessions he will have trained my wife and I well enough he will be able to move on to the dogs!! But, really, he definitely has a "dog whisperer" zen vibe going on, and it seems certain he can help you understand and work with, as well as love, your dog. Highly recommended.
  • Heidi J. Jan 18, 2015
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    Came to our house one time and our dogs are already being better. Definitely having more sessions.
  • Kathryn M. Jan 12, 2015
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    Eric was extremely helpful with our French Bulldog, Penelope. After only one session, she is behaving much better and her troublesome aggression is gone. We're excited to continue using him for several more sessions to really bring her wonderful personality out.
  • Debbie S. Jan 5, 2015
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    We have now had 2 training sessions with Eric and our puppy has improved so much! Eric is understanding and patient and has been able to help us accomplish more in a week than we could have thought possible. Our little peke-a poo is a very high energy puppy and has been a little difficult to manage. He is now walking on a leash and sits. He is the process on learning to sit and stay, which will be amazing. Great progress! I highly recommend Eric.
  • Sandra H. Jan 4, 2015
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    I am very Happy with y Trainer he is Fun and help us get on track with Khloe and Papi =)
  • Cheryl B. Dec 23, 2014
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    Eric was awesome! In just one session, he had my little menace walking perfectly on a leash and looking to me as alpha, something with which we struggled. Highly recommend him!
  • Molly H. Dec 16, 2014
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    I have had a number of dogs and thought I was pretty good with training. Eric turned on the lightbulb for me! Great understanding and presentation of techniques.
  • Kim W. Dec 8, 2014
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    Eric has come up to our house in Lookout Mountain three times so far, to work with our Bernese Mountain Dog pup. He has consistently been prompt, cordial, attentive to our needs and effective with the little rascal :). We look forward to continuing to work with Eric, and are very pleased we selected him! After our initial sessions with Eric, we were so pleased that we decided to continue to work with him on a regular basis until our puppy had all of the basics established. We then chose to have him come up on a monthly basis to reinforce the training as well as expand the areas that needed work. This has worked very well in both types of training since our puppy has responded and retained the things he learned. We like the training methods that Eric uses, which involve encouragement, praise, and calm assertion. This method has worked very well with our now one-year old puppy as well as our older dog. We think the results have been outstanding, and believe that the work with Eric is largely responsible in our having such a well trained and obedient young dog. Thank you, Eric!!
  • Michelle D. Dec 6, 2014
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    I would highly recommend Eric to train any dog and its owner. After my 1st session with Eric, I was able to walk our 2 boxers with no problems. Eric is an amazing trainer who has a natural repore with dogs. During our 2nd session, a neighbor walked up to Eric and asked him for his business card. He said "what you did with these dogs is absolutely incredible". You will definitely be impressed with what he can do with any dog. A+
  • Danielle Q. Dec 1, 2014
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    We had a great experience with Eric! He gave us really helpful tips for our month old shih-tzu and within 30 minutes had her walking on the leash along side me and stopping and sitting when I stopped. I highly recommend Eric.
  • Cecelia G. Nov 30, 2014
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    Stella (my hyper beast of a bulldog) and I had a great time working with Eric. He was patient with her stubborn ways and took the time to explain what he was looking for while working with us. I appreciate Eric's calm energy and wealth of knowledge when it comes to training even the most stubborn of breeds. Stella and I look forward to our next session with Eric.
  • Michael W. Nov 21, 2014
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    It was super nice to have Eric work with my family and our new puppy. He took that time to explain how we might think and how our puppy might think. He is super knowledgable, friendly and very easy to receive instruction from. I would recommend Eric and look forward to working with him again.
  • Jennifer A. Nov 15, 2014
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    My experience with Eric was fantastic! One session has made a difference with our newest family member. Eric worked with Penny, our timid rescue dog, and me to get started down the right path. I highly recommend Eric.
  • Bree S. Nov 8, 2014
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    Thank you thank you!! Eric was great, we see a significant difference in Greta already :) I look forward to next week and future sessions. Highly recommend! !!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to spend some time getting to know them and their dog. Once I understand their relationship then I can explain how we will train. It's important for the owner to feel comfortable with not only me but the training process. I want them to understand that they have to put in the work but the rewards are for a lifetime.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When hiring a dog trainer I feel it's important that the trainer's style match the beliefs of the owner. There are many types of effective dog training and one is not better than the other, just a better fit in my opinion. Its good for the owner to ask a lot of questions?