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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.
Great progress on first visit. Helped me understand how to train my dog to behave. Have a lot of tips to practice and insight into dog behavior/triggers.
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.
Diana understood my issues with the dog and immediately assessed the dogs behavior. A plan was formed. My dog was in her great Highland Park home for 2 weeks. I received daily video, pictures, updates about my dog. Star & the other staff are warm & giving with all the dogs. A good environment for a dog to change. I would recommend them highly. I would send my dog back.
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!
First off, Christy is amazing! She is very professional and cares about dogs deeply. I contacted Christy because I have a 46 pound Pitbull named Layla who is very reactive/aggressive towards other dogs and was seeking training/behavior classes. What Christy found was and reassured me of, was that Layla was not aggressive at all and that as a dog, she did not want to be. Rather, Christy said that she was very insecure of herself and I found that to be very true!! During session 2, Christy brought along her dog Mazzei and after only 3 sessions, Layla was able to co-exist with her PEACEFULLY!! It is truly amazing and I would have never been able to imagine that Layla would be able to be around another dog. Added bonus: Christy massages Layla when she is in distress which teaches her to calm down and it has been a huge help! Christy gives my boyfriend and I expert direction on how to properly train Layla as well as weekly "homework" assignments. Although we are still continuing training with Christy and onto our fourth week, we have found her to be a huge help and couldn't imagine the way Layla is now without her. I HIGHLY recommend Christy for training, behavior modification, and canine massage for your furbabies. You will not regret it!! If I could, I would rate her 10 stars! Do yourself a favor and hire Christy...like NOW! :)
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.
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.
Brought my "Mama's" dog. Midge, over a week early to check out the situation, and Nichole was very professional. She has a deep affection for animals, but is also business-oriented enough to keep things in order and on schedule. Midge spent most of week on Nichole's lap and got along with the other critters just fine. Would highly recommend this service.
Lindy was great with our new pup and helping our family learn the right ways to help him learn appropriate behavior. We loved her positive and no nonsense approach to training!
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.
Laura is magnificent with animals. She treated our dog like she was her own. The care and love Laura provides is 2nd to none. When we're out of town we never have to worry. She always takes her time with the walks and always makes sure our home is locked and secure when she leaves....A+
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!
I used the owner of North Shore Dogs for a couple years before I moved down to the city and I can honestly say from experience that I have never felt more comfortable or confident in a dog walker than I do in NSD. She was always there when needed in a pinch and consistent about when and how long she took my dog out. In addition to the daily walks I also felt very comfortable leaving my home and my animals (cats and dogs) in here care for extended periods of time. I recommend NSD for all of your pet needs! Now I just wish she would extend her services downtown ;)
I am an empath . I have always felt a connection to nature and have had animals and reptiles surround me and "speak" with of course non verbal cues .
Mary has watched our two dogs Dakota and Tucker numerous times and has stayed with them overnight. Mary has always been extremely reliable and enjoyed watching our dogs; she is very knowledgeable when it comes to animals behaviors. I totally trust Mary with our dogs and I highly recommend her to watch your animals. Mary is also always punctual and very communicative to let us know how our dogs behaved while we were away. Our older dog Dakota also has a mean streak every now and then that Mary knew how to handle and was extremely patient with Dakota for which our family is thankful.
It is obvious that Alec is an animal lover. Conscientious, kind and respectful of the owners and their pets.
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.
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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.
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Well to start off, I am a caretaker for all types of animals! I take care of dogs, cats and horses! My schedule is very flexible, so I will always come to you. I will pet sit, and I am very affordable. I will work off your schedule!