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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!
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.
I needed to find a trainer that understood my dog breed. When I saw his two dogs on his website I knew he was the person I needed to intercede. Pete had done a remarkable turn around of my dog, Turk's "fear aggression" behavior and I will give Peter 5 stars!!!
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!
Sean is an excellent dog trainer and all-around great guy. His knowledge, professionalism, training techniques and dedication to dogs is top notch! (And Daisy dog absolutely adores him.)
I met Alex Canby the second week I moved to Boulder. We immediately connected when I showed him the picture of Gus, my Great Dane (I have to show everybody his picture). Alex then told me he was a therapy and behavioral dog trainer. I was immediately interested in hearing more as I have always wanted Gus to be a therapy dog, but, more importantly, Gus hadn’t made the move yet, and I was concerned how he would adjust. Alex offered me his contact information in case Gus had any issues adjusting. I am a student at CU Boulder and was heading out for my first day of classes. Gus was nervous in his new environment, and being a Great Dane, he was able to convince me with his size to miss all of my classes and stay with him. Gus literally held on to me as I tried to leave. When I finally left, he tried jumping through the window and attempted breaking through the door of my apartment. I had no choice but to email my professors and say I would not be attending class. For the rest of the week, I took Gus to daycare, but the costs were adding up. I contacted Alex, who offered me some great tips on how to make Gus more comfortable. I was surprised to see how quickly I saw results. I even told Alex he should charge more based on the quick and effective results. It was certainly less expensive than daycare, and Gus was actually learning to be a better dog. Since then, I have stayed in contact with Alex for Gus's random behavioral issues. Alex always has an answer and helps me correct the issues right away. In addition, as time permits, I have anticipations to work with Alex to pursue Gus as a therapy dog. I have already recommended him to many and will continue to do so. Emily Morrison Boulder, CO
We adopted Chappy last year thinking that he was just a little on the shy side. But just days after bringing him home he started snapping and growling at visitors, and avoiding us. Thankfully we found Scott. He really took the time to help us understand our dog's behavior and how we could effectively influence it in a positive way. He showed us the little changes we could make to help Chappy feel more comfortable in our home and with strangers. Within weeks his aggression was gone and if you met him today you’d never guess that our happy, playful dog was ever fearful or aggressive. We’d recommend Scott to anyone looking for dog training and can’t imagine where we’d be without his help.
Bill is very patient with the dogs and handlers and is very knowledgeable about training.
Our Thumtack contact was a very knowledgeable and confident trainer names Andi Nault. She was not dissuaded by my very active Rhodesian Ridgeback who loves people and any dog withing eye view. She worked patiently with us, gave us some new tools to use with Penny and lots of encouragement. She offered doggy daycare which I thought might be useful and it was. Penny learned to read the cues of the other dogs that didn't want to roughhouse. Andi was very good with Penny, consistent, confident, reassuring and had other options to offer us if we wanted them but no pressure. She recommended Boarding facilities we had no knowledge of, other trainers, behavioral specialists, hour long dogie play time, etc. I highly recommend Andi Nault for whatever dog behavior you want to address.
We arranged a board and train week with Lisa for our bearded collie puppy. The experience was totally worthwhile for both Cooper and for us. I highly recommend Lisa; she is an extremely talented dog trainer.
I have had the pleasure of working with Lea for years and she's always been beyond excellent with dogs and all animals! She's loving, patient, and has such a strong concern for animal welfare. I feel confident that my dogs are in the best hands and receiving the best care when with her. You can definitely be confident that your pets will truly receive the best, most loving care as she treats them all as if they are her furbabies as well.
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 :)
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!
Extremely responsive and we have had great results with our pup so far! The training is 6 weeks at minimum. He will come to your place or you can meet him somewhere. He give you homework to complete daily. If you do the work, it will pay off! Totally worth the time and money!
Ethan is a patient, tolerant trainer who works with YOUR schedule and lifestyle rather than adjusting you to your dog. This is more about him training me to train my dog rather than him training the dog. Which is something I didn't realize until now. I cannot say how well it's working because a lot of that is up to me as the owner/mommy, but Ethan is so patient and although he's been in business only 2 years he's worth a try because of his work ethic. Another trainer on here stood me up for our first appt. and wanted me to adjust my life to that of my dog. He also said it was ok to leave my dog crated without water because that's fine. THAT'S NOT FINE! Anything can happen and cause you to not come home, i.e., car accident, then what will the dog do? Avoid that trainer! That's why I like Ethan so much, he was the total opposite.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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