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We got our puppy, Sophia Rae, on February 23, 2015. She was exactly 8 weeks from the day she was born. She is a beautifulCream Retriever and her parentsare both well over 80 lbs. so we know Sophia will be a rather large dog as well. When we got her, she was so full of energy but also very aggressive. She would nip, bite, bark constantly, jump up on people, pull on and actually eat our clothes, was not able to take walks with us, etc. She was totallyuncontrollable. And we have two grandbabies that are 1 and 3 and we didn't want Sophia to attack either of them! My husband and I were at our wits end because she was not learning from us and she refused to listen to the word ''NO'. She had total control over our household at just 2 months and 14 lbs! We knew we had to do something to teach her to become a very manageable and loving puppy because she was growing fast! We searched the internet and found Thumbtacks and then found Lee Seibold's Dog Training Website. We checked out his videos and were amazed at what Lee could do in a matter of minutes... all without any treats! So we immediately got in touch with him and decided to drop Sophia off at Lee's home for one week, not only to give us a break, but also to see what he could do with Sophia. We picked her up one week later and Lee spent well over an hour with us teaching us what he had taught Sophia... at less than 3 months old! We were literally amazed when he finally brought Sophia out! She was a totally different puppy! No more jumping up on anyone, no more biting, chewing on clothes, no more barking! Lee was able in one week to do what we could have never done! He taught her to sit, stay, get on her bed and stay there, go in her crate at night without a fuss, walk ...off leash..., stay..'off leash', take walks with us without pulling on her chain, 'stay' at the door to be let out or let in using our commands, and actually knew our commands! And Sophia loves US even more for all the love and praise that we give her when she's being good and our adorable puppy! Sophia is still so very much our 'silly heart puppy' and loves to run and play ball and everything else you'd expect a puppy to do, but in one week she went from an awful aggressive alpha puppy to a very well behaved puppy! We now can take her out to public places and know she will be good and well behaved. We get many, many compliments from many, many people on how good and well behaved Sophia is at such a young age!!! Yay! We would definitely recommend Lee to anyone that needs a lesson or two in training your puppy or dog! Lee has a life time guarantee on his training just in case your puppy creeps back to its 'old habits' of trying to be the alpha dog!!!! LEE, we cannot thank you enough for teachingSophia AND US that WE are the alpha dogs, not HER, and for still keeping her spirits up at the same time so she can still be our very 'Silly Heart Sophia'!!!!!
John was incredible with our puppy! He is professional and fun to work with. He is so knowledgable about dogs and gave us so many great tools to help our puppy learn the basics and beyond. He truly wants to help you and your dog succeed and gives you all of the resources and knowledge he possibly can. Also one of the more affordable dog trainers I found when searching! John is the best, highly highly recommend him!
Our experience was awesome! Trainer is a true 'dog-whisperer'...we got a break training 2 at same time & she was amazing with them both! Her presence each week was met with two VERY EXCITED DOGS;) They both adored her, she made "working" fun for both my husband & I---AND my two puppies. One a 5 month old rotten-rottie, the other a Giant Schnoodle who won't turn 2y.o. until Christmas. Older one very stubborn, but melted like butter when she worked with him;) I would recommend trainer to ANYONE!!!! A+ 100% Top Trainer Award🎖
Kellie is a very knowledgeable trainer who specializes in positive reinforcement and training. She is so great about answering my questions and easing my concerns. She also dog sits and my dog absolutely LOVED being with her for a night. I would recommend her to anyone looking for help in training their dogs
Katherine walked my dog, Willie, one day when I was unable to. She was punctual and professional, yet friendly and easy to talk with. Katherine appears to be very knowledgeable about dogs and dog behavior, and she interacted quite well with Willie. Katherine walked Willie for a good hour, and while walking, provided him with water. I would readily hire her again without reservation.
Offleash K9 has completely changed my life. It has brought peace to my house. Having a obedient dog this only kind of dog to have. Thanks Jeff for the hard work and decication.
Anne was absolutely wonderful. From the moment she walked in the door, our dog was mesmerized by her! Anne gave us all sorts of helpful hints to work with our dog- that we should have done years ago. I'd highly recommend Anne to anyone looking for a nice trainer that is effective!
When Dawn showed up for my first appointment my dog literally came across the table at her. That was August of 2014. After that we determined that it was best that Jake meet Dawn outside so our lessons were based on our individual needs and requirements from the very first day. From there when Dawn would visit she would always have a new tip or something she found on the internet, etc to share. I saw such improvements in Jake he gradually became more calm and knew his place in my family thanks to Dawn's training. I enjoyed my sessions and took something away from each one. Our last meeting was April of 2015 when it was determined that Jake had passed all of his tests, he's like a different dog now. I would definitely recommend Dawn to anyone looking for a dog trainer! :-)
Not only is Todo's Translator efficient, the owner offers an in-home experience. This means your dog isn't being trained with 40 other dogs in a cement room, but instead has all the scents and smells and experiences of being in a home. Justine is the best trainer I've ever met!
We found Nanci after adding a fifth dog to our little pack. Dexter was a headstrong, Intelligent rescue--a beautiful mix of border collie, bulldog and who knows what. He naturally wanted to mimic the behaviors of our smaller dogs, but his size and energy made it painfully clear how poorly we had trained the smaller ones. They jumped on arriving guests--a small annoyance from a nine pound dog but a potential injury from a much larger, stronger pup. Nanci's calm spirit and quiet confidence brought the stress level down even on her first visit. She stepped right in to a sometimes chaotic environment--often with a different dog assigned to each family member as she worked with our entire group at once. She never lost her patience, she never wavered in her confidence and she always presented professionalism and warmth. Our dogs LOVED Nanci and exuberantly greeted her and followed her directions eagerly. (I'm not sure the humans always followed as well as the dogs! Ha) She gave us clear, concise directions and "assignments" for us to work on between visits. She answered our questions and worked with our requests. She quickly recognized the personality traits and skills of each family member--those with four legs and those with two--and tailored her training to work with each dog's and each person's unique offerings. No small task, I can assure you! During the time we were working with Nanci, our beloved older dog Paris struck ill and despite months of treatment and efforts, we lost her. Nanci's compassion and support through that difficult period means more than I can say. She gave us powerful insight into what Paris's death would mean to the other dogs and how her absence in the pack would affect hierarchy and behavior. She gave us things to watch for as the other dogs adjusted to the loss of their canine leader. I cannot recommend Nanci highly enough. Her skills, her knowledge of animal behavior, her calm demeanor, her passion for animals, and her warmth as a human being make her a shining light and a trainer any family would be blessed to have.
The BloomingPaws trainers have done some excellent training with my dog Shadow. She went from a wild little puppy to a nice dog to live with. I was amazed when I showed up to our lesson and she was listening to everything we said and wasn't jumping all over me.
I have a nine year old, minimally trained, Golden Retriever who has no social skills. I also have an 80 year old mother who lives with me. My mother tripped over my Golden, broke her arm and leg, a while back, and I have been contemplating giving my dog away to a rescue group. My last hope was Jenn. She came to my home and evaluated Einey. It is amazing. After only six sessions, he is a different dog. He is following commands, going to his "spot" whenever he is in my mom's path, and I am able to take calm walks with him. My son, who lives out of town, could not believe Einey's great behavior, when he was visiting. Jenn deserves her own show!! I am so thankful that I am able to keep my beloved doggie and feel assured that my mom is safe from another fall. Thanks again, Jenn. You're the best!
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