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Earl was a huge life saver for my husband and I! We have a 10 month old Golden retriever named Bear who was completely running the show! Earl showed us practical, effective ways to establish leadership in our home. He was extremely encouraging and never made of feel bad for anything we could've been doing differently with Bear. We were very impressed with his knowledge and experience with dog training. He had our dog relaxing on the floor for an extended period of time which was a first for Bear! I would highly recommend Earl for any kind of dog behavioral issues. We could tell he truly cared about us and Bear and wanted to see us be successful in our dog ownership!
Maris is the best! She helped us so much. When I started to work with her my dog was biting me and others and she had killed 3 raccoons in our yard. Maris took my dog to re-socialize her with her pack of dogs for a couple of weeks and did some intensive training with me. She taught me how to walk the dogs (I have 2) so they are by my side, not in front. She had me use a simple lead high on the neck so I could give a little tug to direct/correct. She also taught me the "Nothing in Life is Free" method. With this my dogs have to follow a simple command before they get a privilege and I go first through doors; symbolically in the lead. I think this made a huge difference. Maris also told me to make sure Maddie is socialized at least twice a week with people or other dogs which I do regularly. Both my dogs were from rescue organizations. Maddie was 3 months old when I got her so that window to socialize was pretty well closed. She seemed to just get worse over the years and really bad after my older, calm dog died. My friends all say Maddie is like a different dog since Maris entered the picture. I think she is, too. She is much calmer, comes when I call and follows commands very well. I am able to walk her without problems and take her to the off leash dog park. She hasnt bitten me since Maris worked with us and she is good around visitors. I could not recommend Maris more highly. I think you will be very pleased if you give her a try.
Jeff at Show Me K9 Dog Training has helped my dog go from pulling on walks, lunging and barking at dogs, etc. to walking without pulling, looking up and listening for direction, and now knows come, sit, off, wait, heel, and place after only two lessons. Jeff is always willing to answer questions in between sessions at any time of day, gives great directions for me during the week, and very helpful feedback on our progress during lessons. Feels good to throw away the harness and relax on walks with my Buddha! I HIGHLY recommend Show Me K9 Dog Training!
Angela has a very high level of knowledge in both dog behavior and dog training. She was always on time for each appointment and was willing to stay a little late to make sure I understood each facet of the training. You can tell she loves dogs and loves helping people train their dog. She would always return my call when I had questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone serious about training their dog.
Regan did such a great job with my mini Australian Shepard, Rocco. She had a vast knowledge and was able to use a wide range of techniques in teaching my puppy. Regan was also able to understand Rocco and know when to keep pushing and when to take it easy. Not only was Rocco able to learn in this class I also was able to learn so much about training and my dog. I look forward to taking more lessons from Regan in the future and would recommend her to anyone!
My experience with Brianne was first class all the way. She was prompt, professional, and I could honestly tell she cared more about my comfort and my dogs success than just a paycheck. This is why I went with her vrs the other area trainers I interviewed. Yes I said interviewed, I'm tough to deal with and even harder to please. (I was also impressed with her extensive backround) My pup is about a year and a half old, he was a rescue and boy was he extremely difficult. We went with a 3 week customized boarding program. She brought him back for play dates once a week as well as accommodated my schedule. She sent pictures and video updates through out the process as well. (The pics and video was an awesome touch) She spent time teaching me and helping me work with my pup (Charlie), this made for a smooth transition. She came out the following week for another helpful training session, she also offered additional touch up training or I guess advanced training time if I wanted. I don't think we need it, he actually listens now. Having control and trusting him off leash was the biggest miracle that I honestly didn't see happening. But it did. Adopting him was extremely stressful because he was just a wild man, after 3 weeks with Brianne things are 100x better. Brianne I can't thank you enough. Charlie misses you.