Dilis Dog Academy
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Tom transformed our dog ! We could not walk him without him going nuts with any type of extraction. Cars , bikes, other animals . It has been a game changer. We went for 3 walks in 1 day because it was so enjoyable now ! Thanks Tom ! So grateful !May 12, 2020Verified
My dog is completely different since returning back from Dilis Dog Academy. Before going there, he would have moments where he would be uncontrollable. The barking was getting progressively worse and none of the other methods I had uApr 21, 2020Verified
Haven’t booked yet w dilis Acadamy, my husband is dragging his feet. But he would be a perfect fit for our dog.Nov 4, 2020Verified
My pup Joy is a 7 year old lab and he had never been trained. When he moved to the US, I just could not get him to walk on leash. He would lunge and bark at every dog he saw, it was impossible for me to control him, and every walk with him was an enormous task. I couldn’t take him on a walk without apologizing to a 100 people on the way. Then...I contacted Tom. I explained the situation, we discussed the timings and Tom was over for Joy’s first lesson. Tom definitely has a lot of knowledge about dogs and their temperament. We did a few walks together with Joy and I realized that more than the dog, it’s the owner who needs training. 2 sessions later, Joy was walking on the streets like the most perfect dog ever. The small tricks and tips which I received from Tom proved to be super helpful! Tom is overall a great guy, very punctual, and understands dogs very well. I wouldn’t call him a dog lover, but he is definitely a perfect dog psychologist. The biggest challenge which I faced and many owners might face is getting out of habit of babying your dog and letting them be stubborn. I believe that was a major game changer. I was initially apprehensive about using a prong collar on Joy and I would suggest all owners to get professional help from individuals like Tom before trying to use any corrective methods on your dog. If used properly, they can correct your dogs behavior. I am now in process of transitioning from the prong collar to a normal one. Thanks Tom for all your helpDec 28, 2018Verified
We really appreciate working with him! We love supporting a veteran run business, and he was great to work with. Our dog is now listening to commands and is manageable. He also took the time to train the humans (MUCH appreciated), and responds quickly if we text follow up questions or concerns. I would highly recommend Dilis Dog Training!Nov 26, 2018Verified
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Certified Canine Behavior and Training Specialist since 2007 Competed in Dog Sport Trained Police and Military K9’s Worked as handler and head trainer doing bedbug detection with k9’s Trained service dogs for soldiers with PTSD
- How did you get started doing this type of work?In the military, went to school to train dogs at the largest dog training facility in the United States.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Ask to talk to customers not just those they give for referrals. I encourage everyone to go on the Facebook page and talk to people there. Since I don’t have control that way over who they are talking to.