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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).
We had David over within the last 12 hours and we already have a different dog. Tonight was the best time we've had with her since rescuing her in May. She seems happier and less anxious. We are of course ecstatic and are looking forward to conitnuing her training. Our puppy finally feels like a part of the family! Thank you David!
Andy was excellent and our family really liked onsite one on one training with our dog. We are on our way to a well behaved dog. :) Looking forward to joing the group lessons soon. Highly recommend Andy's help to anyone struggling with doggy behavioural issues.
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!
We adopted a very shy and undersocialized young dog from a local rescue. With training and group socialization led by Chelsea @ Canine Connection, we were able to transform into a confident and friendly little girl. We will always be grateful for the help she provided (and continues to provide) for us.
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.
Angel was awesome! She kept us updated on our dog's progress throughout the process. Would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for dog training.
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!
Christina is amazing! She really knows her stuff, is willing to answer any and all questions, and really takes her time training you and your dog. I highly recommend her.
Jennifer is a quality person that knows and relates to animals well. She knows how to handle them on a vetinarian level and cares about each one. She took my dog Alvin,you who was a rescue dog who was out of control and trained him to listen and behave very well. She also gave me a report on Alvin every day and explained the progress that he made. Jennifer is a great and hard worker. She truly has the experience to work with dogs!!
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
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
Our 6 month old Shepherd/Lab mix is training with Rudy & Mike. I couldn't be more happy with the interaction I've seen this far!! Thank you, so much!
Caroline is a gifted trainer. We have an especially difficult cocker spaniel and Caroline has been a tremendous help in providing training and strategies for handling him. She uses positive reinforcement in her training which is important to us. We can recommend her services without reservation.
My husband, Ray and I rescued our five year old Bichon Frise, Phoebe and she immediately became very attached to me. We struggled with her skin conditions and food allergies. But she was most troubled when anyone would come near us or our house, barking (screaming) hysterically and nothing we could do would break her focus on the perceived danger, even picking her up and taking her to a back room of the house where she would continue barking loudly. She also snapped at people, especially children, who would move toward her to touch her. We were afraid to take her into situations where other people were gathered, such as our group camping outings. In desperation, we contacted Sam Ivy K9 Consultants, and our trainer, Enzo, began teaching us how to teach Phoebe. He was very patient with us, and within two visits, Phoebe stopped her frantic barking on our "STOP" command! Enzo continued to teach us how to give her the necessary commands that every dog should know: Sit, Stay, Down, Come ect. He also addressed her occasional night-time peeing in the house (she is very afraid of the dark so one of us has to go outside with her at night). Our fluffy Phoebe is so much better behaved now and we are very thankful that her training has made her a better, loving companion.
What an awesome experience, Erica was super attentive, took amazing care of our fur baby with daily updates and photos and taught her so much! I HIGHLY recommend Erica, your dog gets one on one attention as well as socialization with other dogs. She took Rellie everywhere with her, multiple dog parks, lunch outings, everywhere. Such a happy puppy! Another big thing, when we went to pick her up she showed us a scratch on Rellies ear and said she confessed she wasn't sure where it came from but had been watching it and taking care of it, in reality it had happened to Rellie on our watch (an evil cat) the day before we dropped her off! Not her fault at all! Her honesty and attention to detail and our pups well being made a huge impression and I will only be using Erica from this point forward.
I love dogs! I've owned several different breeds throughout my life and will never be without one or two. I know how positive feedback behavior works and use this method with my dogs. I understand how they think and can handle almost any situation with good results. I am drug free and am willing for you to do a background check on me if you'd like to. I have reliable transportation and will always be on time.
I offer positive, family friendly dog training. I have trained over 300 families and their dogs. I know that many dogs end up in shelters due to behavioral issues. I use scientifically based positive reinforcement to invest the owners in proper training to ensure a long and happy relationship based on trust and love. I train group classes sponsored by Suncoast Humane Society and other group classes for the Greater Venice Dog Club. I have many private students and am recommended by local veterinarians. I specialize in working with shy and reactive dogs. I believe in continuing education and have attended dog seminars and conferences across the nation. I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and work closely with Suncoast Humane Society's Pet Therapy teams.
Seeing the look on a client's face when we achieve the potential in thier pet....
Angeldogs offers private lessons where we come to your home. Each lesson lasts at least one hour, but have been known to last two or three. From basic obedience to behavior problems, all breeds, ages, and issues are handled with positive yet assertive leadership skills. Angeldogs serves all of Sarasota County, Englewood is included of course. As a founding member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (A.P.D.T.) all of the lessons are based on positive reinforcement training. No use of choke chains nor prong collars. We have over 27 years of experience in behavior modification and have found this to be the most effective, fun, and lasting way to train. Our main concentration is in training you and every one who handles the dog on a regular basis. That way every one may be consistent in doing the same thing, the same way, so your canine family member will learn, even when the trainer is not around. I give a 10% discount for millitary and family.
I have dealt with many animals along my journey, and so far, there has not been one that I couldn't rehabilitate. I have taken cat killers and turned them into cat cuddlers and unruly pups to respectable dogs. You may have tried the rest; now, try the best!