Groovy Dogs
Groovy Dogs

Groovy Dogs

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Introduction: ๐ˆ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐“๐จ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ƒ๐จ๐  ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have you tried group classes, only to find out that the โ€œone-size-fits-allโ€ approach doesnโ€™t seem to fit YOUR dog and YOUR situation? Or have you spent thousands of dollars to board your dogs at a training facility, only to realize that you have no idea how to replicate the good behaviors the facility trainers supposedly instilled in your dog? Hi, Iโ€™m Bruce the Groovy Dogs Guy, and I offer a 4-Week Intensive In-Home Training Program called Four Weeks to a Groovy Dog that can be tailored to your dogโ€™s (and YOUR) specific needs and issues. Trust-Based Training uses no aversives, no force, and is 100% positive reinforcement. Which means: no ill side effects, no damaged relationship with your dog, and RESULTS. ๐๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ˆ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐ญ ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐Ž๐›๐ž๐๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐ˆ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐€ ๐“๐ฐ๐จ-๐–๐š๐ฒ ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐Ÿพ
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Leen J.

Dog Training

My husband and I spent months searching for the perfect trainer for our 1 year old Golden Retriever, Charlie. Charlie is a wonderful pup, but we needed help with his loose leash walking and overall engagement with us. The moment we met Bruce, we knew we had made the right decision and were so glad that we didn't settle for anyone else. We appreciate so much about Bruce, including but not limited to: 1) Love for dogs - it was so comforting to know that only positive reinforcement would be used. Bruce was always patient, and made training fun. Charlie adores 'Uncle Bruce' and it was clearly reciprocated! 2) Clear communication - each training was followed up with a plan and organized instructions of what we should focus on with Charlie for the week. It was very helpful for Bruce to first show us how to go about various exercises and training, and then we had a few days to practice between sessions. 3) Great teacher - Bruce made sure we understood what he was saying and I genuinely feel that he is not just a dog trainer, but a teacher to us. 4) Trustworthy - we always trusted Bruce with Charlie, and know he will always be there if we ever need additional guidance throughout Charlie's life. 5) Diverse training - it was so helpful that Bruce did not just do home training, but also suggested training in high traffic areas, parks, etc. This helped us feel more confident taking Charlie out into the 'real world' and we loved how flexible Bruce was in his training approach. I used to dread walking Charlie because of how badly he would pull on his leash. After our sessions with Bruce, Charlie is much more reliable on the leash and I now enjoy our walks! This has been a huge win for us. Overall, Bruce is extremely knowledgeable and has equipped us with the tools we need to continue training Charlie throughout his life. We appreciate Bruce greatly, and if you are thinking about hiring him, do it! You won't regret it.
Aug 1, 2021
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Barbara I.

Dog Training

Bruce from Groovy Dogs is an excellent, caring trainer. He uses a trust based training approach that is phenomenal. He gives you the tools to earn your dog's trust so that you can trust them. He gives great instructions, articles, videos, and other resources. I can't say enough great things about this trainer. Excellent, excellent, excellent.
May 17, 2021
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Irina P.

Dog Training

Bruce is a true dog whisperer. He loves dogs and loves what he does. While training he helped us to understand dogs phycology which is the key of positive training. Our boys had a barking, lounging, leash pulling problem. Big improvement! We enjoy our long walks now:). You wonโ€™t regret hiring Groovy dogs, just be patient. Our boys love Bruce and will miss him when they graduate:))
Mar 9, 2021
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Colleen K.

Dog Training

Bruce is an excellent dog trainer. We adopted a 9 month golden who came with some bad habits and he trained us to help her be a better puppy. I initially thought the cost was expensive but given how much time he spends and the written follow up plan I think itโ€™s totally worth it. And he comes to YOU. My husband and I both highly recommend him.
Oct 25, 2020
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Breanna W.

Dog Training

Bruce was amazing with my pup! She had reactivity issues with other dogs and being over stimulated. Bruce prepared me with the best training tools to calm mela and show her how to enjoy walks out. Now we are able to take long walks daily without the hassle or worry of behavior issues! Mela loves Bruce (and not just for the yummy snacks) and he has an amazing understanding of dogs. I highly recommend for any behavioral problems you need solved!
Jul 20, 2020
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Nathan Driggers

FAQs

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a CPDT-KA and CBATI certified for Behavioral Adjustment Training for reactive, fearful, and aggressive dogs. I am a member in good standing with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and Petsitters LLC. I belong to and support the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Humane Society (HSUS), and the Best Friends Animal Society.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I was seven years old when my parents took me to get my first puppy, a little brown furball I named Penny. She was the light of my life. I couldn't wait to get home from school every day to play with her. I kept her in a box by my bed with a hot-water bottle and my hand hanging down so she could nibble on my fingers until she went to sleep. She was my constant companion, my best friend. I remember vividly the morning--maybe 3 weeks after getting Penny--that my brother woke me to tell me that Penny had been let out for her morning walk and had run into the road and been hit by a car. At first I thought he was joking. I called for her down the hall, desperate, but she never came. I was devastated. After a few weeks had passed, Dad asked me if I was ready to find another dog. I said I was, and he asked me what kind of dog I wanted. I said: one that won't run into the road. I got my second little doggie, a chihuahua mix which I sentimentally named Penny as well, and Dad and I promptly began to teach her basic obedience: sit, shake paw, etc. Most importantly, we taught her road avoidance. Penny became my childhood companion, finally succumbing to old age after I graduated from high school. It was a hard lesson I learned: that teaching your dog basic obedience is not only necessary for "good manners", but for their safety and well being as well. I made a vow that I would protect any and every dog that crossed my path, provide or find them a home and give them the love and training they need to live long, happy lives. I've had many, many dogs over the years. Some were family, and some were fosters, but all of them enriched my life to some extent, and all of them will have a special place in my heart til the day it stops beating. I started Groovy Dogs Pet Care to turn my passion into my vocation. I didn't do it for the money. I walked away from a lucrative job in fast-food management so that I could spend more time doing what I love. I just didn't want to sell dead cow and sugar water to children for the rest of my life. Now, I play with dogs for a living. I realize it's not brain surgery, and I've learned to accept the fact that my efforts will never find a cure for cancer, solve the energy crisis, or bring about world peace. But every day I help people develop deeper and more fulfilling relationships with their pet families. How groovy is that?.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    In a relationship-based service like pet care, meeting your provider face-to-face is crucial. Of course, all service providers should be vetted on the basis of qualifications, experience, and reviews, but in the final analysis it's usually a gut decision. How well does the provider interact with your pets? Is this someone you feel comfortable entrusting your loved ones to? I make it a policy to provide a no-obligation visit to every potential client, so they can make that most important decision fully informed and confident that their loved ones are in loving, capable hands.

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