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I highly recommend Christy for your training needs. Her years of experience and knowledge in dog training and animal behavior were proven when I took a class with my dog who needed some behavior modification. He was sometimes food agressive and toy aggressive. Her techniques are simple to follow, they don't take much time during the day and you receive results. I have a much happier dog and a better household now.
A+ for Ben! I could tell immediately that he understood dog behavior and I certainly needed some additional help for handling my very excitable 40 # puppy. After having owned more than 5 dogs, I felt like a complete failure because I was at a loss as to how to handle the OVERLY EXCITABLE puppy. My purpose of getting a new dog was for exercise and companionship but it has been a challenge until Ben arrived. I like the fact that Ben can provide hands on training and can critique me as well as the dog. Providing another view point of what to do and when has been immensely valuable . Julie
Amy did a fantastic job with training our new puppy to be obedient and polite, and with training us on how to manage common puppy issues. She was extremely friendly, comfortable, and easy to work with, and she listened to exactly what we wanted to work on. She molded the training sessions to meet our goals, and to fit our puppy's personality. We were mainly working on teaching our dog manners and the basic commands (sit, stay, come, down, etc.), and Amy not only taught him how to obey the commands, but she gave us a number of tips on how to continue our training when she wasn't around. She also gave us her number so that we could call or text with any issues that may arise. We are very satisfied with our dog's behavior since the training, and are very happy that we decided to give Amy a call! The personalized, one-on-one training with Amy was exactly what we were looking for, and the cost was extremely reasonable considering what I've seen elsewhere. We will definitely be recommending Amy to any of our friends/family looking for training, and will be reaching out to Amy again if we run into any issues in the future!
Danielle is the first dog trainer we have talked to who is genuinely focused on helping improve our dog's behavior. You can yell it is her passion! The others we spoke with were pushing expensive training packages and were focused on the money. I would highly recommend Danielle.
Sully and I are now working to train my second dog together. My first dog was a very fearful dog. She modified his training to suit his personality and special needs. I was amazed at the progress even after a few short lessons. Eddie was a completely different dog when Sully finished her training of him. He was not only extremely well trained but a more confident dog. I don't have words to say how much she means to Eddie and I. Thanks for everything and for caring so much. Jill and Eddie
We had tried a couple of different training programs with my dog before we found Casey, and wow, what a difference! Other programs were okay when it comes to basic obedience but were merely adequate. Unlike other programs that teach you and your dog the basics and then end, Casey's classes lay the foundation for obedience and then go beyond, proofing and reinforcing the behavior so that your dog will listen every time, no matter what distractions are around. The classes are fun and they are a great way to bond with your dog! And after spending hundreds of dollars on a few months of "good enough" training we were ecstatic to find that we could pay one fee and have training for the rest of my dog's life. We love the difference we've seen in our dog and the new confidence he has. He is a happier, more well-adjusted dog and we can't go out of the house without someone commenting on how well behaved he is. Every dog with get will be taken to Casey for training, we are now customers for life!
I contacted any canine about training for our dog, Sampson. He is a rescue from NYC. He is a loving boy who thrives on attention.... that being said,he needed to learn some manners and boundaries much like a toddler. I had already taken Sampson to an evaluation with a different trainer and had a very bad experience. He had told me Sampson was a "dangerous dog" and that I shouldn't even walk him! I liked Kieli immediately and so did Sampson. We decided to let Sampson go to two weeks of board and train with Kieli ( Any Canine). Best decision ever! Sampson walks well on leash and is a champ with the climb command! :-) We still have some more training to do but mostly for us human parents. Kieli is 100% professional, informative and accommodating to our needs! I would recommend Any Canine to anyone who needs help with their furry companions. Even our vets office commented on the difference in Sampson`s behavior earlier today when we went for his booster shots.
Joey is amazing! He has been working with my dog for four days now and I’m already seeing behavior improvements! Can’t wait to see how great things are in a couple weeks!
Brittany was great to work with! She listened to our needs, then suggested and demonstrated ways to obtain more desired behaviors from our puppy. I would definitely recommend her.
I participated in a team taught Reactive Rover class where Bill was an instructor. Bill's calm demeanor and his kind positive way of providing training instruction and giving feedback to participants made the class a real pleasure. I learned a great deal that I intend to continue to apply to my dog's training. As a result of the class I am asking Bill to work with me and my dog one on one to further our learning. His force free positive training methods are the best way to teach a dog new behaviors and he has a very sophisticated understanding of how to do this.
Roxanne has a number of techniques for the dog training. She listens to what you want the dog to do and then forms a plan to get the dog to change his behavior. She did mostly positive reinforcements but she was not afraid to suggest negative reinforcements if that's what is needed. Fortunately our dog responded well with positive reinforcemenfs
My company produces large expos for pet lovers across the country. As a result, Ive met literally thousands of dog trainers, from Anchorage to Miami and Boston to San Francisco - and gotten more advice than Id like from many of them. I can confidently say that Erin Wigginton, owner and head trainer of Helping Hounds Training, is one of the very best and she quite literally changed our lives. I originally reached out to Erin because my canine soulmate, Enzo, had become fear reactive and I knew it was only a matter of time until someone was seriously injured by him; hed become a very dangerous dog and could no longer be trusted. Even though I had originally been working with another trainer, who talked a lot about rehabilitation and being balanced, dog psychology, being the pack leader and making sure I was the alpha, the original problems I had sought help for (Enzo behaving like a normal six-month teenage brat), ended up becoming much much worse. One of the first things that this trainer did was fit Enzo for a pinch collar and the second thing that he did was show me how to properly snap the lead to correct any undesirable behavior or even to prevent an anticipated unwanted behavior. I really hated how Enzo yelped with each correction. When I expressed concern, I was told that it was simply doggie drama" and that the collar didnt really hurt him; it was just like the correction that a mother dog gives her puppies and it was meant to get his attention - that if I didnt buck up and start acting like a pack leader, like the human alpha I should be, Enzo would turn into a monster. According to the trainer, the problem wasnt with Enzo at all - the problem was with me. In the meantime, Enzo started displaying some new and scary behaviors, like lunging and growling at strangers and anything human in shape, including sculptures and statues, and no longer enjoyed his daily walks. And he absolutely terrified of his trainer - like pee on himself when the trainer arrives scared. I decided that I didnt care about any theory or rehabilitation, I cared about Enzos well-being, so I fired our trainer and began searching for options that I hoped could help make Enzo whole again. The more I read, the more I learned, the more (legitimate) canine behavior experts I spoke to, I came to realize that Enzo wasnt being trained by his former trainer, he was being bullied, terrorized and abused. After a ton of research on Helping Hounds and their training methods, I thought that they might be the answer to our prayers. Erin was a very different type of trainer and proved to be everything that I had hoped for: patient, understanding, kind and respectful of Enzos needs. Enzo loved her immediately - and most importantly - Erin loved him right back. As a result of her patient work with building Enzos confidence and educating both of us on how to better understand one another, my boy is now a happy and healthy canine who no longer lives in constant fear of strangers. Erin believed in him and believed in us and I cant even tell you how much that means to me - and Enzo. I made some big mistakes - HUGE mistakes - with Enzos early training and may never get over the guilt; I can promise you that if you introduce Erin to your own best friend, youll be nothing but happy and your canine companion will thank you for it.
Carol does a good job of explaining practical ways to train our dog, and she emphasizes consistency and follow through. She is very supportive, but firm, and can generate a number of options to handle canine behavior problems. I highly recommend her to other dog owners who want a well behaved pet.
If you have a not so perfect pooch bring them to Samantha! I had gotten myself into quite a pickle when I decided that at 82 I needed to get my first puppy in over 20 years. I picked out a wonderful breeder and purchased a "Perfect" puppy and seemed to go smoothly until I got her home...I shortly realized how much work it was to keep up with an raise a puppy and I quickly found myself at my wits end. I heard from a dear friend of mine that Samantha was an excellent trainer so I decided to give it a go. Right from the start I knew I was in very capable hands! She made me feel like Molly and I was important to her and not just another dollar sign and most importantly she made me feel like I wasn't the only one going through this! After completing her 6 week puppy course I found myself and Molly much closer and she walks so nicely on a leash! I HIGHLY recommend her for training your next crazy pet!
Rod assisted me in deciding what type of dog I needed, over the phone, without even knowing me. He was very knowledgable about German Shepherds and their behaviors. Thank you Rod, I plan to train at your place!
Kody trained my beloved German Shepherd Queesha. We both absolutely loved him. He was very thorough and had her trained in a very short time. I will definitely recommend him to all my friends and family for all of the pet training or care needs.