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Excellent. Professional, arrives on time, works well with my dog and myself. He has given me SO much insight as to my dog's behavior and why she acts the way she does. I understand my dog better now. Love that he writes "homework" for us so I can refer back to that. Also if I run into a problem with my dog between sessions, he promptly texts me back and tells me how to correct the behavior (or how I should be responding to my dog). A+ highlt recommend Cliff! 😊
We have a 7 mth old Boston Terrier (Lucy). I've had the pleasure of having Brian teaching me and helping me to understand her good and bad behavior. Brian's technique is great and helpful. He is professional and knowledgeable. Brian is still working with Lucy and she's still in training, but her progress is terrific. Brian is performing training on site/at our home and always prompt and flexible to schedule and reschedule as needed. Brian explains in detail about the click and treat method which is very effective. Lucy is very responsive to Brian's training and his method is extremely successful! I highly recommend Brian for helping/training the owners to understand their dogs behavior and for any additional help with dog training.
We've had one session with spencer (my dog), and the impact on the dog's behavior is amazing. Unfortunately because of scheduling issues on my part we could not meet again, I am looking forward to resume the training this coming Sunday as my schedule opens up. Really effective.
Wendy understands dogs and knows how to get the best behavior out of each individual dog (working with their needs and personality, and at their level). Not only were the classes straight forward with a positive approach but Wendy demonstrated time and time again she cares about dogs. My puppy was a rescue one and had a traumatic experience outside of class and Wendy went above and beyond to get Gemma back on track before the end of the puppy classes. She is personable and practical, and always willing to answer questions and provide help. This class has been a very positive experience, and I appreciate her care, knowledge and expertise with my Chihuahua. Nesira Baker, Gemma's owner
Jane's work with behavioral training is so integral for not only the dogs but also the family. She assisted me personally with better understanding of my dog's behavior, the nature of it, and my reactions to my dog. She was able to help guide me to improve upon the positive energy and reinforcement I could give to my dog for the best outcomes of behavior. I highly recommend Jane for her knowledge and understanding of both animal behaviors and the impact of the family systems.
Rosie has done an outstanding job with our puppy! She is professional, friendly, punctual and has such a way with the animal. Highly recommend!
Danielle is amazing every time I have her watch my animals! She always sends me pictures and I know they are well taken care of with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone
Chrsitina has a way with animals.. Brody loves her and has started to become a disciplined, obedient pup...
Very personable and professional. Truly was a pleasure having her take care of our animal!
Holly has been fantastic! Flexible, trustworthy and she is a true animal friend. Our Lucy loves her! Thank you Holly.
Wanda was amazing. She genuinely cares about her animals, and did an awesome job on my little fur baby. Highly recommend!!!
Susan really is great with our puppy and now dog. She knows and understands what they are feeling and can really teach owners how to act when their dog displays certain behavior. I highly recommend her.
Joyce is a wonderful, kind and knowledgeable dog sitter. Of course I was hesitant at first, the thought of leaving my boy(dog) with anyone else made me nervous, but the minute I met Joyce I felt completely at ease. She was attentive, playful and kind to Kobe and most importantly, her house was spotless!! The animals are given the run of her home with designated areas for sleep time (some even with her!) She offered me training tips in a few areas we were having difficulty. While we were apart, Joyce sent regular texts and videos of Kobe!! My family could not have been more pleased with her care and service while we were away from Kobe! We highly recommend her and already have a date scheduled with Joyce for our next vacation. Kobe is excited to go back and see Joyce and new friends!!!
From our first training session to our last, Carol was engaged, informative and enthusiastic. Rather than dictating what each session would entail, she listened to our specific concerns about our puppy and tailored our sessions to best fit our priorities. Our puppy Murray began training with a very minimal understanding of commands, and after completing his final session, is consistently sitting, staying and coming, as well as responding to his name when called, and more. It was evident that Carol's approach to training is one focused on not only improving the dog's behavior, but also on ensuring the owners have the tools they need for continued success with their dog. We couldn't be happier with our choice to hire Carol - highly recommended!
Cindy has been a breath of fresh air to work with. Her passion and knowledge shined through each session with my shih-tzu Fiona. We thank you so much for helping with crate training, battling through Fiona shutting down outside, sitting, and so much more! Fiona was bitten by another dog and Cindy completely turned things around behaviorally. She helped bring our pup back to walking outside and using behavior modification to adjust to loud noises and reintroduce socializing with other dogs. Thank you for everything!
I have been taking classes from Dan Ratay with American Idogs since the summer of 2010. I had tried several other dog training classes, but they were always repetitive and dull after awhile. Daniel introduced me to clicker training which was new to me at the time, and it turned out to be a very useful tool. He uses only positive reinforcement (something else that set him apart from the other classes I looked into). How can I take the same class for 2 years now?? Many of his students are returning students session after session, because we always learn something new. Each class is built upon the basics we have learned, but always has a challenging new twist to make it interesting, to keep us thinking, and to practice with the dogs at home. Also, what I really like about Daniel is that he covers the topic of dog behavior as well to help us understand and read our dogs better. We talk about how certain dogs react during class as examples to understand what he is talking about. By doing this, it allows us to apply what we are learning outside of class, where it really matters. And most of all, classes are FUN!!! It is an environment where we can feel free to ask questions because many times, other people can learn from them too. It is not competitive like some other dog training classes, and we are all there to help each other. Every time I go, I have fun and I know the dogs do too.
Dave seems very dedicated to achieving the level of trained animal that the owner is comfortable with.
We have a 5 month old Goldendoodle that is a bundle of energy. Needed help with housebreaking, obedience, crating and leash walking. Marti assessed our dogs behavior and was confident she could work with her. We opted to send our dog with Marti for a 10 day boot camp and board her at her home. When our dog Harley came home Marti discussed all facets of her training and took the time to teach us hand commands and the proper cue technique to continue reinforcing what she has learned. Harley is 10 times more obedient, is a pleasure to walk, sits, stays and lays down on command. I highly recommend Marti for her knowledge and training skills. If you want a dog that you can be proud of give Marti a try you'll be glad you did!
I have a blue Weimaraner who weighed 65 lbs by 1 year old. She had trouble with impulse control and constantly pulled when walking her. Every person and dog we encountered was her new BFF! I am petite and had trouble keeping her from jumping on passers by and from being dragged down the street. Brianna walked my dog and taught me techniques and gave me the tools to train my large puppy. It took a while to train my willful and high energy dog but I can now safely walk my full grown Weim, confident that we will enjoy our walk. Brianna is wonderful with animals, has a gift for working with dogs and training both the dog’s behavior and people on how to train their dog. Brianna is caring, knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. in my opinion, her fees are very affordable. She has also helped me through my dog’s skin rash issues by recommending skin remedies which have been helpful as I do not like giving her antibiotics. I cannot say enough good things about Brianna and highly recommend her. She has been my Dog Whisperer for the past 2 years!
Kelly is fantastic. She is great with pups. She went out of her way to understand our Hound and helped us find a way to combat most of her negative behaviors. Tiger is a completely different dog after our sessions. My relationship with my pup has changed in the best way possible and I owe it to Kelly. Thank you!!
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I've had the crazy unruly dogs, so I know how people feel when they feel like they have that kind of dogs, sometimes it's just getting rid of that energy. I can do that.