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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!
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!
We met Sharon while she was working with our veterinarian, Dr. Kordon at Animal Health Oasis in Naples, FL. We were fairly new to the area and were looking for a responsible, knowledgable, and dedicated pet sitter for our 2 cats and small dog. We were so happy to discover that Sharon had a small petsitting business for select clients and we began working with her for in home sitting. Sharon is very knowledgable about feline health and behavior, as well as about caring for dogs (and other animals as well), as she was also doing part time work at a high end boarding facility in Naples. Her attention to detail, dedication, and expertise quickly gave us complete ease of mind knowing our furry babies were being very well cared for. (A prior disastrous pet sitting experience with someone else had made us very cautious about hiring anyone!) Pet owners who travel often or even on occasion, know how difficult it can be to find a sitter who truly approaches their job with professionalism, honesty, knowledge and love for pets. We found that in Sharon, and we highly recommend her! Denice, Michael, Scout, Pasha and Coco Dan
Alison took care of our 2 cats and 1 rabbit while we were away for 5 weeks. She provided a calm and quiet atmosphere for them. She took special care to figure out how best to get the cats to eat a supplement for kidney disease. She was always available for an update and spent lots of time with the animals. In the same situation I would certainly have her back!
Would recommend her to anyone! She not only takes them for walks, she works with them on the training end if you want her to and she is a wonderful companion so that your animals are not lonely in your absence. This girl has a wonderful heart for furkids (all animals) and people! Blessed are we (and our fur babies) that people like you exist! THANK YOU!
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!
October 2013 - I dont normally write reviews and rarely give top marks but Ron is incredible!! If you are reading this review and are in search of a trainer stop here do yourself a favor and hire Ron. The great thing is Ron trains dogs out of state as well as in - state, we are lucky that he is not that far away but if you live out of state you can make arrangements with Ron to get your dog trained. We have 2 German Shepherd puppies we purchased and had them since they were 6 weeks old. They are great dogs but they dont listen. They can do a couple tricks, but they also jumped up on people and they had a relational bond issue. At 4 months old they are dragging us down the street on their walks. 4 months old just imagine if we didnt get any help, we wouldnt be able to walk them. Everyone told us we would have to rehome one of our pups because it would never work. We were appalled because we love both of them. They are a part of our family and we will do whatever it takes to keep them together. I called a couple professional trainers and no one wanted to help us since our GSD's were male and brothers. Then I saw Ronald Pfierman (Cincinnati Dog Bootcamp, http://www.aztecdogtraining.com/) video on You Tube watched it several times, kept going back to it ( I think divine intervention) and decided to give him a call. He was so awesome on the phone. I told him our situation and he gave me some ideas to use with the dogs before we had a chance to bring them in. He also said it sounded like we were doing a good job with them and it made us feel better about everything. I convinced my husband that Ron could help us. As he had thought we could train the on our own. So my husband and I took our two German shepherd dogs to Ron at 4 months old. Ron couldn't believe the size of our dogs and said it was a good thing we brought them in because they would be harder to control as they grew up together with bad habits. In 10 minutes he had James under control, heeling, sitting etc. it was amazing. He then did the same with Jesse. Jesse has had a problem jumping on people. He took Jesse and had him heeling, sitting and listening in 10 minutes and then he worked on the jumping up on me. In 3 passes Jesse no longer jumped on me. My husband and I were amazed. Of course Ron explained that what he is able to do with the dogs can also be transferred to us but we would have to do our homework and transfer the leadership skills from himself to one of us first off and then both of us a couple weeks down the line. Ron and Melissa are two wonderful people. They have a nice clean home and kept the dogs in the house and in a very clean area. Their home doesn't smell of dogs at all as a matter of fact if you didnt see the cages lined up in the room, you wouldn't know an animal was in the home. The vet needs to take a lesson from Ron and Melissa. The great thing about Ron's training is that he is so good with the dogs. They respect him. I think he loves them as much as we do:) Before we took Jesse, home Ron trained me on what I need to do to keep Jesse on the right track with training at home and taking the leadership role. Its been two weeks and we took Jesse home yesterday and at first we let him check out the house and I saw that if we didnt do what Ron said, Jesse would try to take back the leadership role. Ron warned us that this would happen. He said your same old loveable dog is there, he just needs to know who has the leadership in the house and if you dont use the stall chain, it will make it harder to take control. So we did exactly what Ron told us. Jesse tried testing us early in the morning barking and making a racket but we just ignored him to show him that we are in control and not him. Not everyone in the household was happy but I plan on doing things exactly as Ron has instructed us so our dogs are great in the home and outside and with visitors. You have to get your dog to see you as the leader and not Ron. My training this morning went Awesome. Jesse listened to me and sat and stayed in his place as told. It was crazy awesome. Then I came in the house and texted Ron to make sure I was doing everything right so that Jesse wasn't confused. Ron is patient and caring and he doesn't mind a million questions via text or phone call. This guy is awesome!!! Now, my husband will be doing the same with James. Bob will be the leader and our dog James who is a major Alpha dog has seen this too. I cant say enough about this guy. He has really turned our pups into well behaved little guys. We have gotten numerous compliments on how well behaved they are since we've gotten them trained. We have referred several of our friends to him as well. If you are looking for a true dog whisperer, who cares about your family member and will make a huge difference in both of your lives in a positive and caring way you need to give Ron a call. As a matter of record, Ron has continued to reach out to us about coming back in for a review of our training to make sure everything is going great. He has made a believer at out of my husband, who was a real skeptic. My husband Bob said "I am indebted to you Ron. It's a pleasure having our puppies around now." I feel God led me to Ron and I am 100% Satisfied!!!
Can’t thank him enough for the work he’s helped me with my dogs. I saw a difference in the behavior after only 2 lessons! I thought it was going to take him months to get my dogs to listen better & he taught both me & them in only 2 lessons! Would recommend to anyone who is considering a trainer.
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
Very friendly animal personalable. My baby kitties likes her. Which that makes me happy.
Sarah is fantastic! She shows genuine care for all of my animals. She really put my mind at ease knowing they were in excellent hands
Crystal is friendly outgoing . Her love for animals is more than you could ask for. When it comes to our pets they are fur people and part of the family. Before you know it she will be too. 😍
He did a very good job. My animal loves him. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing someone to care for their animals. He loves working with them and is very kind, and reliable.
Christine is awesome! She is very reliable and most important she is a true animal lover. My family has used her several times for pet sitting and she has always gone above expectations for our pets!!
Eileen has worked on my horses and my dogs. All the animals love her! One of my horses injured himself in a pasture accident on his rear leg. He had a very deep cut. Eileen came to work on him once a month for several months. It really helped with his healing. You would never know how bad the injury really was except by the scar. I would recommend her to anyone. She is very helpful when your animals have health issues. She loves to share her knowledge.
Carissa is very good with animals. She is very nice and genuinely concerned about taking care of pets. She communicates well!
Michael is very reliable & trustworthy and does a wonderful job taking care of my puppy. I plan to continue using Michael on a regular basis to help take care of Barkley when I'm unable to be home. I'm very happy to have found Michael!
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They say use the gifts that "God gave you", and He gave me natural rhythm and the ability to talk to animals! I was born with both and have never known any different. I am a groomer whose heart belongs to all things finned, furry or feathered! I enjoy spending time, bonding, playing and training. Baths and grooming are always suggested! Call me, and I can be their "mom away from mom"!--Becca
I can care for all animals of any shape or size. I am available from Sundays through Saturdays, any day of the week, at all times.
I'm looking to earn some extra cash by doing what I love. I love animals of all shapes and sizes. Dogs especially need the extra care while their owners are away. I'm willing to share my time and love by helping you out.