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Maureen is awesome!!! I hired her to help me with Gracie,my 3 year old chocolate lab rescue. I was at wit's end with Gracie pulling me down the sidewalk during walks, her barking, and her general "enthusiasm" for everything!!! I can't believe the difference! Maureen explains what's going on inside my dog's head when she's doing something she shouldn't be doing and, more important, how to address that behavior. She's really helped me understand how to look at some of these negative behaviors from a dog's point of view. Gracie and I have learned so much!!! Maureen also worked with my older, golden retriever, Maggie. I can see such a big difference in Gracie's and Maggie's behavior. I can honestly say that hiring Maureen was the best decision I could make! If you are looking for somebody who loves what she does and really makes a difference in your dog's life then hire Maureen. Trust me, you won't be sorry!!!
I hired Rose because she uses techniques that do not require involved or specialized equipment, like a prong or e- collar. She emphasizes the behavior of the dog and how to work with the individual dogs personality in order to correct the behavior with words and hand signals, v. treats, clickers or rough equipment. She has been very helpful for my dogs, who really had issues walking on the leash. After only 5 sessions, they are perfect on leash. If you have want a trainer who emphasizes praise-based training, v. treats etc, then Rose is the person for you!
We brought Gunnar (11 month old GSD) to Brittany at Highland Tampa because he was in his troublesome teenage period. He had bad habits and needed overall obedience training. Brittany and her mom are a team and work together in training and we received constant updates and pictures and videos letting us know that Gunnar was in a safe environment and was doing well. I am writing this review after one week of having Gunnar back from the 3 week in kennel training and I can honestly state that Gunnar is transformed in a good way. He understands obedience now and is doing and acting in a totally different manner when it comes to obedience items or commands. Obviously he is not perfect at all times but now with the training we received when we picked up Gunnar from Brittany, we are able to correct his bad behavior and he actually listens and corrects it. It was very difficult to leave Gunnar for 3 weeks in training and we almost cancelled after one week because we missed him so much, but after the entire process I would highly recommend highland in kennel training to anyone that is looking.
I have known Teresa and her pack for several years. She always takes such great care of her own animals. I admire her connection to them and would trust her with my own if the need should arise for a pet sitter. Her gentle personality will make you feel comfortable leaving your own furbabies with her.
David was very professional, knowledgeable and thorough. The training far exceeded our expectations within the 30 minutes and by the end of the first hour we could already see a tremendous improvement in our dogs behaviors. We have been using everything that David has taught us every day and our lives and our dogs lives are better for it. I would highly recommend a session with David!
Martha really helped me and my wife get our very independent, stubborn and energetic newly adopted dog on the same page. Her teaching technique is easy to understand and non-judgemental. She works on what is needed and makes an individual plan for each animal. Best of all, she looks at the family as a whole and addresses not just the dog's behavior but the people's behavior that sends the wrong signals to the dog. It was a great experience and I'd strongly recommend her to anyone.
Toby is a rescue Chiweenie with a fear of men and workboots he was also very reactive to other dogs. His household behavior was untamed although he is housebroken. He also was unruly on a leash. After a very short time he follows the commands place, quiet, heel, off, and occasionally sit (still has a bit of work to do there) I even walked him out into the yard without a leash! A big change from the dog who bolted out and down the street whenever the door opened! thanks Christina he's become a joy to live with. I loved him before but a well behaved Toby is even easier to love!
I trained my pup Juke with Mike for a few Months. Unfortunately I had to move away from the area and found another trainer. I found another trainer after moving precisely because Mike helped my life and Jukes life so much with our time training with him. He is a kind, gentle, repetitive human being and that's why he gets great results. I would reccomend anyone who wants to get the most out of their dogs or correct unwanted behaviors to give the K9 Coach a try. You will not regret it. Look up my google review for details on my experience with him. Forever thankful, Omar and Juke
We have only met one time so far but the experience has been great so far. My dog is already starting to learn more and I am learning how to enhance my dog's behavior.
Quinn worked with one of my daily dog walking clients, Blue. Blue is 130+lbs of pure muscle and strength at the young age of 9mths. He did not walk well on his leash, was reactive to other dogs when on leash and had major issues with lunging at box trucks and other animals. After spending two weeks in Board & Train with Quinn, Blue’s behavior has completely changed! He walks effortlessly on his leash with his head held high. He no longer reacts to other leashed dogs nor does he lunge at animals or box trucks! Quinn was willing to work with myself and the sitter I have assigned to Blue’s daily walks to ensure a smooth transition. Quinn is extremely skilled and very professional. I highly recommend his services to my clients on a regular basis.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Andy and his dog (owner) training! We noticed a difference in our puppy's behavior in the first week! Andy does a fantastic job of explaining the theory behind all the commands and works with you to make sure you know what to do at home to practice the skills. This was more than well worth the modest cost of the training!
Professional Trainer, after neighbors witnessed the training with my American Pit Bull Terrier, they signed up for classes for their dog that had leash anxiety, and pulling on lease issues. Within a few classes the dog's behavior is now amazing. Wish I would have taken classes years ago.
I have known Tracy for 25 years and her commitment to animal training and rescue is unwavering. She has nurtured and trained her own rescue dogs and committed to significant education to now train others. Tracy assisted me with the placement and training of a one-year old yellow lab and did an incredible job. I highly recommend her services!
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We provide behavior modification and training for dogs. We teach dog parents the tools and methods they can use to get the needed response from their pets and help develop a better, more joyous relationship with their dogs.
Tampa Pet Sitters (TPS) is wonderful! They are always on time and flexible to the owner's schedules. They treat your pet as their own and I feel very comfortable knowing my animal is being cared, schedule changes can be made and that my home is also cared for during visits. The owner of the company delivers amazing customer service, regardless if it's a phone call, an email or a posting through the very easy to use website. Always timely and puts the customer first! Lastly, TPS publishes wonderful updates to pet sitting and things to consider for your personal sitter. Love that they remind me to leave old towels accessible during rainy season to keep my dog and home clean.