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Meeting and working with Susan was above and beyond what we could have hoped for! She came to our house in Lake Zurich and was here for about 2 hours she really knows her job well and taught us things about our dog that we never would have figured out ourselves. She has a great personality and was really easy to communicate with. Our dog Reptar also responded to her on a positive note. It took about 15 minutes for her to get Reptar to trust and listen to her and by the end of the visit he was really comfortable around her and listened to all of her commands. We can't wait to have her work with Reptar again and in fact she is coming back in 2 days to work one on one with Reptar and our son. Her prices are really reasonable but no matter what she charges, she is definitely worth it! You can tell she loves what she does and goes the extra step to make sure you know why she is doing what she is doing and how we can continue to make progress with Reptar until her next visit. We think she has resolved the reason for Reptar's aggression and now we have work with him to make it better and we truly believe with Susan's help and knowledge, we will achieve our goal. We don't believe there was anything she could of done to improve our visit. She knew what to do the minute she walked in our door and by the end of the visit, we felt progress was already made and can't wait for her to come back and continue working with Reptar. We would most definitely recommend Susan to anyone who really wants excellent training for their dog. She knows her job, she is really good at what she does but most of all, she loves doing it and that makes the results even more rewarding. We feel that we have already created a bond with her and can't wait for the final results with Reptar to be achieved.
Scott was AMAZING!! I can't believe how much we learned in one hour with him. He has such a great personality and definitely knows his stuff. I would definitely recommend him for any dog training/behavioral problems. I can't wait to now use all the training we learned. Thanks Scott...you're the best!!
Sherry is a great lady. She is kind, encouraging, and very knowledgeable. She taught us a lot of great techniques and was a joy to work with. Would highly recommend her to help with any dog training needs --Denise S
After spending over 5k on dog training I was less than impressed when my wife suggested just one more trainer. I bought Frankie the Frenchie for my wife as an engagement present 3 years ago. I travel for business and we didn't have any children yet. So I thought hey how about a dog to keep you company while I'm away. So here we are with this tiny adorable little dog with the cutest ears I have ever seen. My wife was happy, so I was happy. Well about 6 months in I would come home and Frankie would growl and me and lunge at me, I figured it was just him being protective. I wasn't home that often so when I was Frankie was in his crate. Over time it got worse and worse with him and I began to worry that he may actually bite me if I try to get in his way of my wife. So summer 2013 we began looking for a trainer to help us. The first program was 2 weeks at a place called tops in grayslake, not only did is cost a ton but it didn't do anything for him and I feel like he came back worse than he started. We tried a few more programs and still nothing helped..I started thinking Frankie was just a mean dog and only liked my wife. Well in June of this year we found out we are going to have a baby, and my wife can't bare the thought of getting rid of Frankie, plus with his attitude we weren't sure someone would be able to adopt him. Our neighbor suggested YBFDH, told us if anyone can fix it Diana the head trainer can. We called them and after telling them we have already spent so much money we were about to give up. She told us please don't give up let's meet and we can help you. I though yeah that's what eveeyone has said leading up until now. They ended up only charging us 50% of the price because we already went through so much, and they refused to take a penny more. Frankie stayed with them for 6.5 weeks and then he was ready to come home. He has been home since September 28th and things have been great. He is such a sweet boy, it turned out he was very insecure so he was acting out because he was afraid of me. YBFDH helped us also to be better dog owners. Frankie is going on long walks each day, my wife and I rotate who walks him and feeds him each day. We plan to have a bit more training done in our home after the baby comes! But this program is great! It really works!
She is very professional and our pups listened and got a long with her very well. She gave us valuable insight and generally cares about our pups. She also is always looking for ways to improve her training.
I'm convinced we have the best dog walker ever! She is so sweet and so great with our dog. Our dog (who judges people) immediately warmed to her. Even when we have had to work late or something came up she was there to check on him as a favor to us. Words cannot express how much we appreciate and are thankfully to have found her, we owe much to her!
She has gotten to know my family and guided us well in training our pup!
Leslie put me at ease the moment she walked through my front door! She is so easy to talk to about any issues concerning my dog and takes the time and care to personalize training to that dogs needs. Her training method allows for the puppy parent to both see Leslie herself do it and then for me to do it myself, since us humans needs training too! It's very crucial that the puppy parents takes and use her guidance as it will pay off immensely! My puppy, Rhett,was constantly love biting for attention and bothering us during non play time, like dinner. Thanks to her training (me and Rhett that is, lol), he is not nipping and knows when we go to eat, it's not play time. He's also much improved with greetings,has better focus, and is well in his way to be an excellent Canine Citizen! We love, Leslie! 2 paws up! !
Here is a little history, we adopted a tree walker coonhound from a shelter in Tennessee and brought him home to Wisconsin. The first month was ok as we all got adjusted to each other. There were counter surfing, mouthing and dominance issues from the beginning. We knew we had a stubborn ALPHA, ALPHA male but we were working through it. The dog and I had an altercation over a rawhide where he became very aggressive and tried to bite me. From that day forward he would try to attack me unsolicited any time he saw me or heard my voice. It got so bad I would have to lock myself in a room so my wife could let him out. I am 6',1" tall and 220 lbs, this is the first time in my life with all the dogs I've owned that I was afraid of a dog. We talked to many behaviorist's whom all said we should just rehome the dog and had no answers for us. I was determined not to give up and make things work because I knew that this was a good dog deep down inside. That is when I was recommend to Shelly at "Hair of the dog that bit ya". I got a great feeling from her right away on the phone and was intrigued by her explanation of how she handles her training of dogs (it was a much different approach from what I was hearing from everyone else). This is a large breed hunting dog who is aggressive and she knew exactly how to handle it. She came out the very next morning to a situation where everyone in the house was uneasy and afraid of this dog who now was in total control of the situation. Long story short after two hours Shelly had broken the dog had him taking commands from both my wife and myself. We felt like we had our lives back and believe it or not the dog seemed happier that he now knew the pecking order. This was truly a Christmas miracle for my entire family. The picture attached is from the same day where that morning my dog wanted to kill me and what he was like by the afternoon! I cannot thank Shelly enough and I am so excited for our new life together with Bohannon. Todd & Shelly Bloom
Are experience was truly amazing! We have a 1 year old German Shepard mix that is high energy and within the first half hour Dee had her understanding commands like sit, bed, lie down and stay. She also showed us how to get her to stop jumping and nipping. Not only was the training great and effective but her recommendations for items to help walking and keeping her busy while we are not home were as well. We also really liked that she is very passionate at helping dogs and and their owners and that was very evident because she works with you during first appointment and then if you need any extra help you can text,call or email her! I would highly recommend this dog trainer!!
I made contact with 5 star canine to train my dog. Jason arrived at my house on time, explained his services and went to work immediately training my dog. My dog now listens to my commands. Unbelievable. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, expertise, and value. If you need your dog (s) trained, I would highly recommend contacting five star K9. I am glad I did .
My 3 dogs look and smell great after getting groomed here. One of my dogs is part Schnauzer and we always get him a schnauzer cut, which isn't easy to do, I've been told. She did outstanding. I also have a yorkie who was dealing with an injury and she was able to work with him. After a bad experience at PetCo and having visited multiple dog grooming facilities, I am beyond pleased and satisfied with my experience at Deja Vu's K-9 Corner. I will be going back to get my dogs groomed here.
Lindy did a fantastic job with our puppy! She taught us techniques on how to better handle the dog and had our pup showing confidence and positive behaviors during the 1st session!
Scott did a great job with house training/off leash training with my dog, Penny, and later bird training.
Jeanie Murray: Well, seven years ago Tom McMurchie worked with me and my 1-year old Labradoodle, Rush, in Phoenix AZ. I don't have adequate words to explain how wonderful the experience was. Tom was knowledgeable, professional, patient, humane, and just darn perfect. He trained me as well to make Rush an awesome, well-mannered family member. Then, Tom moved to Chicago. Rush is 8 years old (still perfect), but Tom has always been available for me to talk to him on the phone with dog-training advice. Then we brought a second Labradoodle into our home at 8 weeks old, Reagan. Do I ever wish Tom was still here to work with me and Reagan, who is a work in progress (almost 3 years old now). Actually, Tom did advise from afar when I had questions about Reagan. If you are looking for that perfect person to work with you and your dog, don't look any further than Tom McMurchie. Thanks, Tom!
Jim has been reliable, professional and trustworthy. Wouldn't go anywhere else with my dog training needs.
I could not say enough good things about working with Stephanie when it came to training my dog. I have a rambunctious bulldog who's a year and a half. Nothing but behavioral problems, nipping, chewing things, eating things, and not coming when called. She was always on time, patient with my dog and myself, and made me feel comfortable with having her take care of my pup. I would HIGHLY recommend having her train your dog. I was thoroughly impressed to say the least!! I fully intend on utilizing this training in the future with future dogs as well.
Great extra service added by YBFDH!! This place was really great with working out our dogs aggression, and then when we were ready they helped us get him certified as an emotional support dog. I noticed a review on here or their other page stating that a dog had been in a fight. I am the owner of the second dog in this " fight". The story in the review below is inaccurate. The owner of YBFDH acted as any business owner would in the situation that was presented. I think it is malicious and frankly disgusting to post such a review. YBFDH/AT YOUR SERVICE has been a god send for our family! If you're not satisfied with your experience I will reimburse you for your training costs!
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I love animals. They deserve to be taken care of, fed, groomed, taken outside for walks, and be played with. Just show them affection always.
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I am an avid pet lover and have walked dogs for many years. I own three dogs of my own, as well. I am extremely responsible, love to walk and play with the dogs, and take care of their needs.
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I am willing to work part-time and will work my schedule around yours. I enjoy all pets; I personally have two fur babies. I am fun, loving, caring, and interacts well with all pets. I am a dog walker, sitter, and caretaker.