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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!Jul 3, 2016Verified
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.Apr 15, 2017Verified
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.May 20, 2016Verified
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!!Apr 13, 2016Verified
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 overSep 29, 2015Verified
- 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?