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Trainer seemed knowledgeable but wasted a lot of time talking and very little time with my dog actually demonstrating any training techniques. I also did not appreciate him walking directly into my home, plopping down in a chair, asking for water ( "no ice needed") and laying back chair to apply his eye drops. A lot of money for a few tips I could have read from an online google searchAug 24, 2017Dog's Best Friend's reply
First of all, I'm sorry if you don't feel like you learned any training techniques. I'm certain that we covered things like how to be your dog's leader, and how to use your energy and body language to do that...also what's the proper way to correct your dog, how to establish rules and boundaries, what will motivate your dog,(and what won't). As well as proper leash technique. I'm not certain who you are since you left your review "anonymously", but if I'm not mistaken, you are the client, this last week who suddenly realized she had to take her teenager somewhere in the middle of my lesson. In all of my other reviews (which have been nothing but stellar), the client actually got ALL of the instruction! It takes a while to tie everything together. Half measures are not likely to yield you the best results...One final note... I'm sorry that it apparently offended you that I asked for water on a day when it was 90° outside. (It certainly wasn't the first thing I did, though!) ...and although I know that "plopping down in a chair" doesn't seem like much on the surface, the first thing I do when I come into your house is start assessing your dog. This starts at the door as the dog owner watches me make appropriate boundaries for jumping. Which I did… The next step in the assessment process is (just like a houseguest) to go and sit in a chair. This replicates what happens in most people's homes every day with their dog. The teaching and instruction starts the very minute I walk through the door. - When the dog owner can put together the theory and the instruction, and learn to replicate what it is I do (with my coaching), that's when things start to come together... I've been doing this a very long time, and my method works... but my card says: "teaching dogs and training people"… Again, I'm sorry if you don't feel like you learned anything, as I'm really committed to every dog owner I work with… 😐
Dog's Best Friend trainer, Gregg Flowers is professional...two minutes after introductions...he had both Jack Russells leashed and following his commands! He is an expert in training both dogs AND their owners. Mr. Flowers provided our household with expert advice on how to take back control of our dogs. Literally, after only one session....significant changes could be seen in our Jack Russells' behavior. Thank You, Gregg Flowers for sharing your expertise with us and showing love to our beloved "jackies."Dec 2, 2016Verified
I have a 2 1/2 year old German Shepherd. Despite working with trainers, following Fiesty Fido techniques and constant work with socializing, she continued to display leash aggression. After one session with Greg,she no longer exhibits this behavior. He truly understands how to help both your dog and you be aware of pack dynamics and leadership. I continue to be amazed at the difference in Athena and am grateful for the expertise that Greg brought to the session. 10 stars !Oct 28, 2016Verified
Gregg came to my home and immediately you could tell this man knows dogs and the way they think. He even took time to explain the training to my 6 and 4 year old grand children. He will give you his personal phone number which you can call at any time with any questions you might have after he leaves. My dog know loves to obey me when we take walks. He trains the owner as well as the dog. I would recommend Gregg in a heart beatOct 24, 2016Verified
Gregg came to our house and gave our whole family guidance and help for our goldendoodle Sophia. Gregg was extremely professional and patiently helped our whole family understand how to set boundaries and corrections for our puppy. Great experience. I highly recommend him for your dog training needs.Sep 29, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?It's pretty straightforward.- I work by the hour. You only pay me for the exact amount of time I'm at your place, (and I tend to work pretty fast)...so it doesn't make sense to me, to charge dog owners an exorbitant "package" fee for my service,
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My first visit is almost always somewhere around two hours. Many times (depending on the situation of course) that's the only time a dog owner needs to see me. This is 'usually' the case with puppy kindergarten and dog behavioral problems. - Basic obedience is generally a series of visits an hour or less each, about a week apart, but starts with a two hour session as well. - If you are a good student, things will move fast, and you will get an amazing result from what I bring to your situation.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Although I do have a certification from Animal Behavior and Training Associates of Los Angeles California, that's not what makes me good at my job. - I have a gift. I love dogs and our relationships with dogs. And I understand them on a deeper level. As a natural born teacher and communicator, I have an ability to convey that information to humans in a way they will understand. The other thing that sets me apart, is 30 years of experience in dog behavior. At this point in my career, there's nothing I haven't dealt with many times. And sometimes because of the often vast differences in my clients, I have to be creative when it comes to effecting a solution that will really work for them.