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We were looking for a trainer for our 7 month old puppy for behavior training. We had one visit so far and were very happy with the information we learned. I would recommend coexisting canine training..
Real professionals and well educated in training your dog! I would recommend to anyone.
Words can't describe how much Ariana means to us. After rescuing a 72lb AmStaff with behavioral issues, we asked Ariana to help guide us through training our sweet, strong boy. Ariana's tireless patience, humor and knowledge made training our dog a fun, bonding experience instead of a stressful one. Her commitment to ensuring our collective success and a healthy, happy dog was evident in every hour she spent with us. Work with Ariana- she is a joy who also knows her dog training stuff!
Wonderful experience with Suzanne who has worked beautifully with our 10 month old dog and was able to give us lots of practical advice to train the dog. Suzannne was also very good with the children, helping them understand their role in the dog's training.
I purchased my German Shepherd from Robin last fall and he has honestly been such an amazing dog (not to mention gorgeous coat). She worked with him prior to me picking him up and he was virtually house broken already and only had a couple accidents in the house (less than 5). She had also worked with me one on one with training both Moose and myself how to respond to certain issues and how to train his commands. I definitely recommend Robin for her dog training skills and think she does a wonder job and is very experienced especially with GS dogs.
I first spoke with Niamh on the phone and she was very generous with her time. She listened to my concerns regarding my new pooch (Charlie) and then offered to come to my home to assess my dog, get to know him (and me.) Niamh was very punctual and as kind in person as she was on the phone. She was very honest and I felt very safe with her in my home. From the minute Niamh arrived she was very professional and very knowledgeable. Niamh took the time we needed. I did not feel rushed or pressured. She went above and beyond and really took her time to listen to my concerns, assess what I needed and what Charlie needed. Her thoughts, assessments and recommendations were all right on pointe. I was feeling bad about how overwhelmed I was and nervous that perhaps Charlie was not a good fit for me and Niamh showed much compassion and understanding. Niamh made it 100% acceptable that I was feeling the way I was and based on her assessment of Charile, gave me hope that in no time and with a little training, Charile was going to feel more confident, less "skiddish" and would be able to be left alone without any acting out or anxiety attacks. She also reassured me that in no time I would find that Charlie was going to be my best buddy. I did everything Niamh suggested and gained my own confidence in the process. She gave me great tips to working with Charlie on some basics and he showed a lot of success in a very short time. I am happy to say Niamh was right! Charlie is a love and we are having so much fun together. He is gaining confidence everyday, he can now be left alone and he is approaching a lot of new situations with less fear. I will follow up with Niamh but I have also taken her suggestion and got Charlie enrolled in school so he can show off how smart and funny he is, enjoy the company of other dogs and most of all, have fun while gaining the confidence he needs to live a long and happy life. Niamh is Quality human being with quality knowledge and skills! I recommend her 100%! Carrie, Shelton, CT
Andrew was excellent! He is very relaxed and clear with instructions, and knew just how to get my dog, Pippin, to love him from the first moment they met. I'd done some training on my own with Pippin, but we reached a road block where I wasn't sure how to continue to make progress with him. Andrew helped break the steps down to be really manageable, and with some consistent homework on my part, we made huge leaps! Where we started: Pippin knew a few commands like sit and lay down while in the house, but whenever there were new people, other dogs or distractions, he would get hyperactive and wouldn't listen at all... On walks, most of the time it was like he didn't even realize I was there, and it was almost impossible to catch his attention. Where we ended up after training with Andrew: Pippin is now MUCH more polite when greeting people and other dogs, walks calmly outside and is a great listener! Even friends and family members have commented on how calm, relaxed and obedient he has become! I'm thrilled that by using the techniques we covered with Andrew, Pippin and I have developed a stronger bond and healthier habits that will ultimately keep him safer on our outings. Thanks, Andrew!!
I have had an excellent experience working with Adrienne Mesko. She provided a 4 week board and train session for my 2 yr old, 85lb. Terrier-mix, Winny. She was immediately responsive to all my inquiries from my initial contact, throughout training and after training was completed. She clearly laid out a plan for my dog's training. She was professional, clear and courteous in all business matters. Adrienne is a top notch dog trainer. She took on the daunting task of working with my difficult dog with confidence and understanding. She provided the level of training that she promised in the amount of time she estimated. She gave regular updates and progress reports. I am thrilled with my dog's progress and behavior. After the training was completed Adrienne spent time with me answering my questions, demonstrating equipment use and worked with me and Winny to transfer the knowledge of methods that worked so effectively with my dog. Due to her efforts I now have a dog who is well behaved and responsive. In addition, Adrienne is a kind and considerate person who took the time to listen and help. She is terrific to work with and I highly recommend her board and train program and off-leash training.
Marie said it all in her review of Max but I can add that Anna understands dogs and how they think extremely well but will not waste time either psychoanalyzing nor anthropomorphizing your dog-- instead she will get down to the task of really training him and training you to continue on that path. Our dog, Max is a very trainable dog but with Anna I realized that whatever this training may be, it HAS to be reinforced on a daily basis. This is obvious to those who know about training but something that is good to remind oneself of regardless! We are really happy with the results.
Jenn, the owner , I so impressive. I needed advice on care and training of my puppy. Her suggestions were practical, realistic and they are working. Jenn is professional, bright and fun to work with.
Joyce works great with my female Rottweiler. When I hired her my pup had previous training of basic commands, and was well behaved. Joyce enabled me to have more control of my dog, and she is now able to go out with me without a leash. With her style of dog training it gave me a deeper bond with my dog. In addition, it has given me peace of mind that my dog will listen to the commands that I am giving her. I would recommend Joyce to any dog owner regardless of what needs they may have. I have recommended Joyce to my girlfriend and they have just started training her Shiba Inu! It has been such a great time working with her. Every training session she sends out a recap of the training so you don't miss a beat.
Very nice and seems like she knows a lot about dog training!
Sarah truly cares about your pet. She has done an excellent job aiding me in walking and training my Old English Bulldog. More importantly, when the fire alarm in my building went off while I was at work, Sarah was nearby and made sure my dog, my best friend, was taken care of. I couldn't ask for any greater service.
I have two dogs, a fox hound and a weimeraner. The two dogs would violently fight with each other, which was very scarey indeed. The weimeraner was impossible for me to walk on the leash and he had separation anxiety. Rick assessed these issues right away! Within the first session, I was able to handle walking my dog, with pleasure. Then he worked on the aggression issue and it's been a year since the training and there has not been one fight between them. Also, the weimeraner is able to spend extended periods of time alone without issue now. If you are looking for a trainer, Rick is, without question, the best out there.
Extremely professional and knowledgable. We saw immediate results and will be working with this trainer long term. Highly recommend!
Gus gave us excellent advice and educated us so that we better understand our dog's behavior. Our rotties responded very well to him and his training techniques and we are continuing to work on training them ourselves. I am more confident now, that we can do this! Thank you Gus!
My wife and I had a great experience with Mary at Canine Love Dog Training. Mary was on time, professional and answered all of our questions in detail. She was a pleasure to work with and our Golden Retriever loved her. I would recommend Mary to friends and family so give Mary a call if you would like training or advice.
We worked with The Canine Company for one session of dog training. While they are great for obedience training they were not suited for our needs. We were specifically looking for someone who could help us acclimate our new dog to our cats that have been in our family for two years.
I was a brand new dog owner and wanted to make sure I did everything right for my 8 week old four legged family member regarding her training. So after some research, my husband and I decided to go with Sue Grey for training and have never regretted that decision! Sue Grey is an excellent trainer and knows what she's doing! She's gentle but firm when needed and very patient. She really loves what she does, and it shows in every command she's shown my now almost year old lab to do! I have and will continue to recommend Sue for training!
My 8 month old shar pei was a good dog. Smart too but true to his breed he was stubborn!! I had tried other trainers who helped but he needed more. Hiring JOLEAN at k9 advanced was the best choice I made!! She worked wonders w my dog and he truly tested her expertise and skill!! He was a true challenge for her but I now have a well trained dog and friend. Jolean was dedicated and determined that he be the dog I hoped he would be. I am very thankful to Jolean and highly recommend her. She far exceeded my expectations.
I adopted a one year old lab –pit mix a month ago. Soon after I brought him home-I realized that he is not really house broken and loves to chew on everything. I did some research on dog trainers in my area and man- they are pricey. Came across Anastasia’s profile -prices seemed fair plus looked like she was offering more than just an obedience training for the same price. I am so happy we hired her. Sammy learned how settle and get in into his crate with no fuss in a matter of few minutes on a first session, we also established a few house rules and thanks to her recommendation for food – Sammy’s coat improved and poop too. Thank you Anastasia!