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Great experience! Scott is very knowledgeable about dog behavior. He walked in and immediately began working with our stubborn beagle/bulldog mix. It has only been 3 days since our 1st training sessions and we are seeing a big difference already! Thanks Scott!
Sherry is a wonderful trainer as well as a wonderful person. She was extremely responsive as I was able to meet with her shortly after our initial conversation. After only two sessions, I have already noticed differences in my dog's behavior and look forward to our next in home visit.
Jaime is amazing! In her training program she works on all aspects of dog’s behaviors, socialization manners and obedience. More importantly, after Jaime completes the program she offers constant support; you are not left to your own devises. She is generous with her time and kind to you animal. Jaime achieves excellent results with positive reinforcement. As a result you get a well adjusted, trained and happy dog. Not zombified have robot, which is afraid to move or offer any new behaviors. When we started our two weeks BOARD & TRAIN program, we were a bit anxious. It is hard to give up your dog for two weeks. But as soon as Jaime started her daily updates and videos, we relaxed and enjoyed the ride. Best decision we made. She did an outstanding job with our 4 month old Weimaraner puppy. We highly recommend Jaime to anyone who needs help with their dog! Thank you!!! Maxim and Lana
Belinda is amazing!!! She does a wonderful job with both our dogs! She's even made them peanut butter puppy cookies. She gives us daily updates after her visit and sends photos. She even started training our one pup to sit before crossing the street! She is reliable, professional, trustworthy and a genuine lover of animals. Belinda is the best!
Becca is an amazing dog walker. My dog can be timid and Becca handled her so well. She has a natural gift for relating to animals. Your pet is in good hands with her.
I was looking for a high-quality dog trainer for my new puppy and am so happy I found Claudia. The one-on-one sessions allow us to cover a lot of ground and move at our own pace. She is very patient with me as I learn all about my dog and her behaviors. She really gives you insight into dog psychology and behavior and I finally feel like my puppy and I are speaking the same language! After the first session, my puppy was already more responsive at home and a much better walker. Looking forward to learning more with Claudia.
Chris transformed me and my dog, Declan’s, relationship through turbulent times. He enabled me to communicate with my dog and better shape behavior through positive reinforcement and maybe a little bit of training me. It was refreshing and fun. His enthusiasm is unmatched.
Leslie has really made a difference in our dog's behavior. We are so pleased. She really knows how to handle dogs and teach us how to as well!
Leslie helped me learn how to train my dog, Velvet, to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Using Leslie's training techniques, I was able to dedicate time outside of the class to really help my dog learn new behaviors.
Lynn is the kindest, most patient and warmhearted, knowledgeable, and flexible person to work with. She has an exceptional understanding of dogs and their behavior. During our initial evaluation, Lynn gave us a few pointers and our dogs were behaving better. I could not ask for a better person to "train" me in training my dogs.
We asked Dee to come and observe our recently adopted rescue pug’s toy aggression. Dee immediately and accurately diagnosed Wilma's behaviors as the result of anxiety from a troubled past. Dee explained the purpose of the bad behaviors and how to correct them- to instill confidence in Wilma and integrate her into our “pack.” Her methods were quick, easy, and effective, as evidenced by our pug immediately learning and responding appropriately, and displaying calm behavior. Dee followed up that day with a helpful summary of our visit, and list of training vocab words, and she even offered me her number to text for any quick questions. We will certainly invite her again should any other issues arise, and we whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for an enjoyable and educational experience.
Nicole at Great Pet Vacations was a Godsend to our family. Our 14 month old yorkie poo was disobedient and had awful manners. We did not have the skills to change the situation. In June, we did 9 days of board and train with Nicole and we all were amazed at the initial results. Cocoa immediately was more reliable with potty training, would not cry in her cage and did not attempt to escape her pen. In July, she went back for the additional 12 days of the board and train program and can now sit, lay, target, walk on a leash, leave an item alone and is a calmer more obedient dog. Nicole is a miracle worker and takes her time demonstrating how to continue working on reinforcing the behavior with the owners to ensure continued success at home. She spent more than an hour with us at the intake consultation in order to understand our training goals. In addition, she spent more than 2 hours upon exit. It is clear she loves the animals she cares for, treats boarded dogs as her own, and is a superb dog trainer. This experience was every thing I hoped for and more than I expected. We plan to continue training sessions with Nicole and give her our highest recommendation to others.
Anna clearly loves animals and was extremely outgoing and friendly. Will definitely use her again!
Great job by Kelly. She is very helpful and patient, very good with my dog. His behavior has improved a great deal. Thanks Kelly!
Looking for an EXCELLENT dog trainer? Ms. Jo is the one youâre looking for! Sheâs beyond the ordinary doggie trainer. She shapes and molds the minds of dogs to conform to their parent(s) while efficiently teaching parents the doâs and donâts to having a good dog. Got a new puppy and donât know what to do? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Is your dog biting your fingers? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT within 1 session! Potty training not going well? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Your dog has behavior issues? Ms. Jo can diagnosis and FIX THAT! Need to get away and no dog sitter? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Ms. Jo isâ¦ ï¶ Extremely knowledgeable about every breed and their behaviors. ï¶ Effectively teaches parent(s) how to bond with their dog. ï¶ Incredibly patient with parent and dog. ï¶ Economically reasonable. ï¶ Exceptionally clean and secure facility. There are a plenty of how to videos and books on the market, but Ms. Jo gives you a personal touch in a group setting. Her classes are not just informative, but FUN. Best of all, your dog will LOVE HER.
In the first year of his life, my Great Dane had worked his way through two dog trainers and five dog walkers. The latest trainer- a certified animal behaviorist, had recommended we put out 9 month old puppy on prozac. My husband and I were against the idea, but decided to have the conversation with our vet. He absolutely refused and then recommended we talk to Kyra. Fast forward two years. Thanks to Kyra (and Comfy K9s) we watched our misunderstood, misbehaved puppy grow into a respectful, loving, well behaved family member. When it comes to training, except to work. Kyra takes her role very seriously. She wont let you fail your dog. The number one thing that separates her from any other trainer, behaviorist, dog walker- I've worked with is her passion. She wants to help and she'll get it done any way it takes. She reads. She studies. She asks questions. The training is customized to your dogs individual needs. And, she truly cares about you and your dog. When everyone gave up on our dog, she was there. Shes reliable. I know I can call her anytime and Comfy K9s will take care of us. (They're actually on my emergency contact list!) Kyra is trustworthy. Shes genuine. She will make your dog shine.
I would love to help assist fellow dog owners to bridge that gap between master and pack member at an affordable price. To own and care for a dog is already expensive enough, so paying for a professional trainer is often discouraging and can lead to many outcomes including negative behavior in both dog and human, neglect, abandonment, stress in both dog and human etc. My goal is to eliminate anything blocking the natural connection between you and your canine companion.
I am an experienced animal care taker. I am available to care for your pet when needed. I can come to your home to care for your pet while you're away. If it's one day or longer, I can do light grooming, such as baths, combing, and nail trims in your home to make your pet more comfortable. I'm also qualified to medications, if your pet needs that while you're away. I'm also available to come and care for the new puppy that needs care while you're at work.
I walk the dogs as many times needed. I work with anything. I have to feed them if needed or shower them, and I play with them.
I've worked at humane societies, dog and cat sat for clients from the shelter. I've also worked at stables and veterinarians and have owned animals for over 40 years. I love working with animals, they are the best.
I will care for, help train or clean up after your large or small animals while you are home or away. I have worked as a small animal vet tech and I have horses and have been their sole care provider for years. If you need a sitter, a stall cleaner, help training or even help administering meds just call me. There is no job too small.