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My daughter was a first time pet owner and knew that she was in over her head and needed immediate help in training her new rescue dog. We're so grateful, on so many levels, to have found Maureen on Thumbtack. She not only trains the dog but more importantly, trains the owner. I can tell you the first time Remi met Maureen he was nervous and barking non-stop. After her training, it looked like Remi was going to bite her ankle as she was walking away, just as she predicted would happen. Maureen said training is about reading and understanding Remi and the behaviors he displays. For instance, how Remi would quickly glance at my daughter when a stranger is in eyesight. Maureen also came prepared with yummy treats to reward Remi for his good behavior. Positive training! On Maureen's second visit, Remi was outside on the lawn wagging his tail upon seeing her. Maureen taught us a wonderful game using a cupcake pan and had so much useful information to share with us while leash training Remi. Her last visit, we opened our door and Remi was licking her ankles. I very HIGHLY recommend Maureen for training your beloved pet (and you).
I hired Todd from South Orlando Dog Training to help me with my aggressive German Sheppard Tanny.. After 3 sections I have seen great improvements. Todd has given me the tools to continue with Tanny's training. He is doing well and he is improving more each day.. thank you Todd
Martha really went above and beyond in helping us with training our Siberian Husky puppy. Before Martha, we had issues with housebreaking her, she wouldn't listen to us, and we had much difficulty in training her ourselves. When Martha came along and offered her assistance to us, we decided to give her a shot. And we definitely made the right choice. We decided to enroll our dog in Martha's Board & Train program for two 3-day sessions. And within that time period, the dog we used to know was no more. She is now house broken, she listens to commands and performs them. We are truly grateful for the services Martha has provided to us. She not only trains the dog but works with us and trains us to be better dog owners as well. I would highly recommend Martha to anyone seeking assistance with their dog.
after a recommendation from a friend, i contacted luis at sunset k9 training...my 8 year old wheaten terrier was doing the typical terrier leash pulling , jumping on people and not staying put...after only 2 short sessions with luis, it was like a different dog...she actually listens !!...who needs a dog whisperer when you can get sunset k9...thanks , luis!
Brandi is all my dog and I could have hope for. Great training. Great service. Great progress with my dog's behavior.
We are very thankful for Christine, her professionalism, and her genuine love of animals. It is one less thing to worry about before going out of town, because we know that Christine and K9 Holistics will not only take great care of our furry family members, but also take great care of our house while we are away. We receive text message updates and photos, and when we come home, our two dogs (and a fish) are happy and relaxed, well-fed, and well-loved!
Rose is amazing! She has been working my 8 month old beagle. Rose has been working w/ us on leash training, sit, stay, come, not jumping and has really helped w/ the nipping and biting. I highly recommend her for anyone that needs dog training. She is worth every penny.
She has been quick to respond and quick to help formulate a plan for the training of my dog I am already very pleased
We've done a meet and greet with Madi and our two GSDs LOVE her! We are doing an evening this week for Madi to spend some time with the dogs before she house sits with them within the next couple of weeks. Madi was extremely professional and has a great energy about her plus she's just qualified in dog training so we are looking forward to hiring her for that too to help out with our fur-babies. Highly recommend.
Had lots of patience and walked us through each step. We saw immediate progress after one training session with homework to do on a weekly behavior plan.
Lee's help in training our dog was nothing less than superb. He is kind yet firm and was very attentive to our special circumstances. We will work with him in the future!
I had just gotten my nearly 1-year-old puppy and realized she was showing aggressive tendencies toward people and other animals in addition to submissive peeing. In a matter of weeks Brett has my dog on the right track. He was the only trainer we had a consultation with that started off showing genuine interest and care for my dog, as well as a energetic, take-control attitude. I would highly recommend Dog-Eze.
Shanna has been great not only working with Rayne, but training us too. She has made such a difference in helping us with a great relationship with our Rayne. Thanks Shanna.
I hired Quinn to work with my Boston Terrier mix (Lulu) who was a nightmare on a leash. She constantly pulled and had leash aggression issues. I purchased a package of personal training sessions and have been extremely happy with the results. The training was for me, as much as it was for Lulu. Quinn was really flexible and super easy to work with. Our training sessions started at home but we soon branched out to places like Petco and eventually downtown Dunedin. Lulu has come a long way since her first training session. She now knows several commands and walks nicely beside me on her leash. We are still working to improve her confidence when meeting new dogs on a leash but I continue to see improvement with each new outing. If you have a pup in need of manners, I highly recommend Quinn.
We took our 11 weeks old German Shephards to von Asgard and we were not disappointed. Linda and Nick were amazing, friendly and very knowledgeable. We are looking forward to continuing our training with Von Asgard. Thank you Linda and Nick and we will see you soon
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.
Andrea did an excellent job of grooming my miniature poodle. It shows that she loves dogs, and my Lexi showed no signs of stress after I picked her up. Andrea is very professional (and very pretty).
i have a very simple approach to dog training which enables the owner to be able to understand and reinforce easily, which lends to the training being more effective longterm
I feel my work stands out as I go above and beyond what is needed to not only complete the job well but to complete the job perfectly.
AKC Cerified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Trainer
I have trained dogs for 20 years and I have worked as a veterinary assistant and volunteer at an animal rescue farm in Maryland. I have done AKC work and agility training. I have rescued and trained "hard to place" dogs. I don't use physical force, but rather a reward system to get specific appropriate behaviors. A well-trained dog is more secure because he/she knows what is expected. Therefore a well-trained dog is happier and allows for more freedoms.