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Our French Bulldog took instantly to the method of training. Dion was very patient with him (and with us)! We are so pleased with the results after just one session.
Pete is an excellent trainer. Even though, with previous dogs, we have been through several types of training. Having Pete in the home he shows us real world ways to train our Samoyed puppy in such a way as she doesn't forget what she learned as soon as she leaves the trainer's premise. Highly recommend Better Manners for any dog training needs.
Great choice for complete dog training
We love Kay and are so happy to have her working with us on puppy training. She is full of helpful ideas and has been instrumental in teaching each of us (3 teenagers included) how to best train and get the results we are looking for. Each session she brings new information and tools to train with and our puppy just loves her. We are so grateful to have her with us on this journey!
Jane Skarka has been my neighbor for many years during which she has cared for and rescued numerous animals. Caring for dogs and cats is the central passion of her life. My need for pet care emerged during the past year and I never even considered anyone other than Jane. She is loving, trustworthy and reliable. My standard poodle, Kobey, goes berserk with joy when she comes to get him for trips to the dog park or day care. (I'm a bit jealous.) Jane has managed to transform Kobey from a cat chaser to a cat lover and gives me great advice on pet care and training tips. She is much more to my dog than a petsitter, I consider her to be his "goddess mother" and wholeheartedly endorse her services.
Could not have asked for a better experience with Rogue Foothill Dog Training. The owner Allison's communication was incredible as she sent me daily texts and photo updates of my dog's progress. Their training is effective and I highly recommend for anyone searching for dog training/boarding.
My 10 month old puppy was attacked while we were out on a walk in March 2017. At the time, I was waiting until he turned 1 year old to start training with an organization so he could one day be my Service Dog. Due to the attack and the mental damage it caused, the organization was no longer a good choice, so a friend recommended Rocky Mountain Canine Academy. I attended a class in May 2017 and it was exactly what I was looking for. Since June 2017 we have been training once a week, almost every week, but due to scheduling and my puppy’s mental state, we started with one-on-one training where the trainer and I would meet at different locations to get my puppy used to being in different “work” environments (for example: stores, skate parks, gyms, etc). The trainer is affordable, personable, flexible, and really knows how to work with dogs with different behavioral issues and their owners. As his owner, I needed retraining after the attack and the trainer has been incredibly patient with me. The trainer bases and tweaks the training towards what you want to work on. For example, after working one-on-one for a few months, I felt that we would benefit from a group class as both my puppy and I was still very skittish around other dogs. I definitely recommend Rocky Mountain Canine Academy to everyone. My puppy is now 2 years old and is doing great! I have received so many compliments of my dog’s progress and I could not have done it without Rocky Mountain Canine Academy! Both my dog and I have come a long way and I intend to continue training with them for the foreseeable future.
My dog Pixie and I have been working with Michelle for the last few months, and it has been life changing! Pixie's habit of jumping on people, pulling hard on the leash during walks and her reactivity to dogs (and bunnies!) were all making it difficult to have fun and enjoy my dog. Within 5 minutes of meeting my dog, Michelle had Pixie listening and focused on her, and following all the basic commands she gets too excited to follow around new people! It was so impressive! Michelle is always professional, and always willing to spend whatever time the dog and owner need during that session to introduce and practice new things. She is great about answering questions and giving homework that really reinforces the training. We have worked on door manners, greetings, walking easily on leash and her reactivity to dogs and bunnies! It really is like having a new dog! All with positive reinforcement (no awful shock collar!). And the best part, Michelle is teaching me how to be a better friend to my dog, by helping me pay better attention to Pixie's reactions to the world around her. I plan on getting another dog in the future, and I will definitely have Michelle at Peak train my new baby as well! (Picture is of Pixie in a down-wait with treats on feet)
Steph is fantastic! She helps with my pups training, loves her like I do, and always sends me a report on how my pup did that day. She goes above and beyond my expectations!
Helena was an amazing dog trainer both for our rescue dog Woodrow, and for us. Her training was multi-faceted in that she trained us as much as she trained our dog. Woodrow is a rescue, and we called Helena after he developed a rather nasty biting habit. We were desperate to get help immediately, and unlike other companies in the area, Helena called us back immediately, and like us, took the issue of our aggressive dog very seriously. When other companies believed that it was "just a phase" or that a muzzle or a shock collar would be the best course of action, Helena respectfully disagreed. She proved that aggressive dogs can and will respond well to positive reinforcement and behavior modification through intense but rewarding training techniques. When we "interviewed" Helena, she met us at our house for a 90-minute consultation. She provided us with printed handouts on aggression as well as some initial training techniques to begin. We decided to go with her, which was a life-changing decision for our dog; Woodrow has improved drastically since Helena has worked with him. When we first had Woodrow, he could not be within 20 feet of a stranger without barking or growling, and now, his "bubble" has been greatly reduced. During our 8-weeks with Helena, we worked on a doorbell training routine, practiced how to be around other dogs on walks, learned what to do if a stranger approaches us on a walk, how to manage off-leash dogs, and even how to navigate when someone hugs me (he is protective, too!). She came to our house/nearby park always, which was so important as my husband and I both work full time. She was flexible with our schedules and made herself available based on our availability. Finally, her rates are very manageable and fair. It's easy to see that Helena is not concerned with gouging our paychecks for her noteworthy service--she simply wants to see dogs improve. It's refreshing! With Helena you get a true professional who will put your dog at the forefront of her practice. Without Helena, we were ready to give up on our sweet boy, but now, we have renewed hope that he can he rehabilitated for good. Thanks Helena and Training House Calls for being exactly what we needed to save our dog. Best decision ever :)
We have just started our training with Terry, I am very pleased right now . Terry goes out of her way to find what will work for training our dog.
Matt did an incredible job training our dog Lucy. I worked every week with her and trained her at her pace instead of trying to rush her. I really appreciated his care and understanding of our dogs feelings. He was very flexible with the classes which was great for our schedules. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to obedience train their dog.
I used Rocky Paws for over 5 years. They trained and helped to socialize my dog as well as doing daily walks and boarding her. They are responsible, punctual, kind and loving. I couldn't have asked for better care. I would highly recommend them.
I want to let people know that you are awesome .!!!!!! Thanks for working with my mink,,,and training us both ....your turned in with our fur loves and they respond to you very well....folks Pirate dog is the one to go to for ur dogs ....I give her two thumbs up !!!!!
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.
Hey, all! I train service and good, old house dogs. I offer obedience training. I prefer to start training them as puppies, and work with them from there.
Liz Croegaert with Summit K9 Training helps dog owners with serious dog problems find peace of mind, while they will feel empowered to take back control of their life and their relationship with their dog.
Use a unique instinct-based approach that does not require excessive treats, force, or gimmicks. To learn more please visit my website: thecaninecounselor.com
I train dogs. I make sure they are handled properly and treated nicely. I only want satisfied customers.
We are a family-owned and operated facility open since 1978. We have indoor-outdoor run dog boarding, all-breed grooming, all-breed obedience and problem behavior training with master trainers and a supplies shop.
When results matter, choose our no excuses and among-the-best-in-Denver dog training system! ESPN, The Outdoor Channel, Animal Planet, and K9 units have all caught the buzz! Come, see what another trainer doesnt want you to know that our speed of transformation and results are established, and well prove it to you too! Schedule a free, no-obligation educational consultation with your dog to see what thousands of families all over our fifty areas already know. Do not get stuck with just tired and traditional outcomes; expect more! Talk is cheap; well show you! See for yourself; we have a new dog training video everyday and a portfolio of over 700 videos of our work online at our website. Ask yourself: do I walk my dog around distractions with ease and confidence? Am I able to keep her controlled when the doorbell rings? Is he making me nuts when he's in the yard, and I am in the house? If he is in the creek, off his leash, will my training stand once he sees wildlife? Is she fun to have at our barbecues? Can my kids or wife take care of her when she is excited? Do we occasionally leave him home because it's easier? Our programs include puppy management, behavior modification, basic and advanced obedience, one-on-one and group training, and aggressive dog training. All are aimed at giving you and your dog the best relationship you can have. The Sit Means Sit dog obedience training system is a proven and time-tested obedience training system which is recognized internationally for its speed of transformation and simplicity. The best part of the program starts with our free demonstration. The demo shows you your dogs potential with our training system, so you can carry out a qualified decision that's free of any obligation. From our initial introduction to our lifetime support systems covered in all of our programs, you will feel confident in your choice, and your trust will be rewarded. We've been serving the Colorado Front Range for more than nine years! Sit Means Sit has several "Best of" wins, dozens of local and national media appearances, multiple locations, postal and government employee bite prevention training, professional K9 training, daycare and schools visits, as well as hundreds of veterinary referrals. You can be reassured that you as well as your dog will be thrilled with your results! "We are revolutionizing the world of dog training."