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Susie is an excellent communicator and truly excellent at what she does. She spent an exceptional amount of time with us and our dog. Her knowledge of animal behavior and health is top notch. Our fist session was very informative and she provided very good insight into our dogs challenges. She also recommended a new leash and collar and was equipped to provide those tools to us without an extra trip to the pet store. We received homework and training treats to begin our working with our dog on own. We will definitely be contacting her for additional visits.
After one session with Scott the Dog Guy, we feel so much more in control with our puppy! Scott quickly got to the root of our behavior problems, and gave us invaluable advice and techniques that have vastly improved our dog's behavior. Scott advised that we change leashes, and was even able to sell us one on the spot (much cheaper and more effective than store-bought leashes!). This leash has made a huge difference; it calms and focuses our puppy instantly. Scott gave us a few tips as to our behavior around the puppy, which also helped tremendously. I would definitely recommend hiring Scott to help you understand your dog and learn how to shape your dog's behavior. 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.
Gina was fabulous! I love that she provided weekly lesson plans that explained each command and when to start relying more on verbal rewards instead of treats. She had a good relationship with my pup and I saw a lot of progress during our time working with her and since. Various behaviors that were problematic were addressed and I noticed improvements quickly. We had previously done a 6 week course through a pet store with no where near the results we had from our 6 weeks with Gina. I am so thrilled in the investment we made with our time and money in selecting to hire DOG!
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!
I agreed to take in my sister's dog for a few months-what a mistake!! He became a full time job. Destroyed every pair of shoes in site and worse, constant biting was provoked by anything as simple as a sneeze. I was terrified to have my grandson anywhere near him. Matthew evaluated the situation and determined doggie retreat was needed in order to quickly turn around the dangerous situation. AND IT WORKED! That dog is completely chilled, no more biting or destructive behavior. Best of all no more biting and he and my grandson are buddies. Matthew was great with coaching me through the ordeal and working with my sister once she got her dog back. He is flexible, dogs love him, has a big heart and knows how to correct problems that other trainers my sister had engaged failed to do. A hopeless situation had a happy conclusion.
She had a creative idea of how to occupy my puppy when I cant watch him with putting things in his kong that I wouldn't of thought. She also showed me a great way to help my puppy learn to walk on a leash without tugging. She helped me with jumping on people which I had an idea of this but it was good to hear her tell me what I thought was right. She also told me when you tell him to do a behavior and right when he does it say Yes and reward. I already knew that and was using that but I'm glad we were on the same page.
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.
Scott was great with my dog Theo. K9 tutoring provides a great environment for learning. After two days of training we could see the difference in Theo's behavior. In addition, Scott gave us the tools to continue his training on our own. I would highly recommend K9 tutoring.
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.
After spending a ton of money on training through another company with almost no change in my dog’s behavior I was starting to fear that he was a lost cause. A friend recommended Stephanie and I couldn’t be happier! She was on time, extremely knowledgeable, and had control of my dog’s behavior almost instantly! After staying with Stephanie for just two weeks my dog behaves perfectly!
We worked with Sarah for 6 weeks with our dog, Diggie, on his visitor anxiety at our home. She was quick to diagnosis Diggie's issues and came every week ready with strategies and tools to help us. Sarah was always professional and knowledgable, answering all our questions, while still making us feel very comfortable with what we needed to do and providing us with feedback. After the 6 weeks, Diggie has come a long way, mastering basic commands that will help his anxiety and a plan to continue his progress. We would definitely recommend her to anyone who loves their dogs, but not their behaviors.
I would highly recommend Julie to any of my friends (and have) that want to train their dogs. I like that she comes to your house. She was very helpful in giving me a different approach to training that is more my style of training. I have started using the techniques she has shown me in the past few days and my dog has shown improvements.
Sharlene took care of our dog while we went away for 4 days. She kept us up to date as to how Dopey was doing and never minded answering our questions. She is a sincere person that we trust with our doggie and will gladly use her help next time we travel
Top notch dog trainer. Professional and very knowledgeable. It was only a week before I noticed huge differences in my dog's behavior, and taught easy to use techniques to help maintain good behavior. Highly recommended!
It is obvious that Alec is an animal lover. Conscientious, kind and respectful of the owners and their pets.
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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.
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I provide pet services. I do dog and cat sitting, feeding, walking, exercising and playing. I am a very trustworthy animal lover. I will keep your pets happy and safe.