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About this pro
33 years in business
122 hires on Thumbtack
David has a very clear high level of experience, as evidenced by his fusion of many different styles of training that roll into his extremely effective training methods. Not only has his training been amazingly useful for our one-year-old dog, Annabelle, David was also great at explaining the "why" behind each of his techniques in a fascinating way. I took care not to write a review until there was time to prove his methods, and boy did they ever prove themselves! Knowing the reasons behind corrections and training techniques has allowed us to come up with creative ways of teaching Annabelle new things. It is great to know that stepping into your dog's personal space will cause them to take a step back, but knowing that using their space as a tool in place of uselessly barking commands at them (pun intended) to clarify your intentions to them is mind-blowingly useful. These are the types of things that David teaches. To anyone reviewing multiple profiles, look no further. We paid for a four-hour session, then were told, surprisingly, that—as long as what David taught us was abided by—we would not need to schedule another meeting. That fact has turned out to be the case in practice, and our Annabelle will be a Mensa graduate before you know it!Mar 11, 2017VerifiedDavid O.'s reply
Arianna, Thank you so much for all your kind words. I feel humbled. Please let me know if I can help you further. Take care and hug Annabelle for me.
ExcellentSep 16, 2016VerifiedDavid O.'s reply
Thank you so much for your review, great review. You're a great doggy mom.
So great w dogs! .... people too, our dachshund has completely turned aroundMay 4, 2018VerifiedDavid O.'s reply
Cheryl, Thank you for this review. I hope all is going well. Remember, you can call me for any questions, suggestions, advice or instruction for the life of your dog. Thank you again.
The best!!!! Made an amazing difference in our lives , which is no small task,we have a 140lb Great Dane and we can walk him with no pulling 💕Mar 19, 2018VerifiedDavid O.'s reply
Thank you so much Krissie. It was so interesting and a pleasure to work with you and your family. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have in the future. Take care.
I had an unruly chihuahua. David changed her behavior in the first 10 minutes! We learned all the things we were doing wrong as owners. Now my 2 chi's and my malinois get along great! Thanks David!Feb 10, 2018VerifiedDavid O.'s reply
Thank you so much Michael. It was fun and a pleasure to meet and work with you and your family. Take care and remember to feel free to call me with any questions or issues.
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I will come to your home to meet with you and anyone who directly handles your dog. We will share much information. During this time I will do an assessment and see how your dog lives with you. I will assess your relationship and interaction. If your dog is having issues we very likely will make some human changes. Together we will formulate a plan and a strategy to get your dog on the route to being your well-behaved companion. We will see your dog begin to learn very quickly. You will learn and practice a few very important techniques, many human behaviors, and how to communicate with your dog.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Please see abestfriend.org In addition to the information on my simple website my experience has been to work with tiny Yorkies and Chihuahuas to massive Rottweilers and Presa Canarios.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Someone once pointed out to me that dogs seemed to behave differently in my presence.