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Earl Newland literally saved our dog's life. Hudson, our 2 year old blue heeler mix, had been getting more and more aggressive. He was becoming harder to control around guests and children. Without intervention, he would have been put down. After reaching out via Thumbtack, Earl contacted us with impressive credentials. He very quickly identified with our frustrations and concerns. I immediately knew he was our best hope. Before his visit he gave us background information concerning dog behavior and training methodology. Earl came to our house to meet both our dogs and to show us better methods to establish control with Hudson. He gave us a head halter and training video. Before Earl left we could already see a huge difference in Hudson. He has become less nervous, more attentive, calmer, and happier. I can now see that Hudson is capable of not only just becoming a tolerable dog, but highly trained. Earl is very personable, responsive and dependable. He has promised to be there to support us with Hudson's training and has provided many support websites, including pet supplies and training sites. He even has offered any help we might need with our other, very quirky dog - all included in the original bid - a lifetime guarantee. I couldn't be happier. I am no longer worried about Hudson hurting someone and am excited to see how far we can go with training. Thank you, Earl!!
Melissa is AWESOME! We brought home a brand new puppy, that spent 3 weeks with her first, and our new puppy knows how to sit, stay, not chew on things she shouldn't, and goes to the door when she needs to potty. She sent us updates with her progress, and posted many videos on her Facebook page for us to check out. Excellent communication with Melissa! We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for puppy and/or dog training! Thank you soooo much Melissa! Chad and Jennifer Cross
Our experience has been wonderful! I would highly recommend Jo Co Barking Club for dog walking service.
Thanks Lea. This was a great experience for me. Great tips and techniques on how to train my dog as well as how to understand my dogs breed specific behavior. Lea is more than a dog trainer, she's a dog expert. I wanted someone to teach me how to best teach my dog and that's what I got. Very reasonable price for that kind of experience. Thanks again, Lea.
Maris is an incredibly knowledgable and experienced trainer and breeder, whose work can only be characterized by her deep understanding of a canines own true nature and therefore lack of certain human qualities that we all as dog owners tend to believe our animals posses. She is forthright in her ability to discern between a behavioral problem that begets modification, and the unfortunate genetic problems typical dog owners find more difficult to understand. This ability has allowed her to bring hope back in the homes of families who have found themselves feeling distressed and helpless, particularly when the costs of typical behavioral modification and training may be a deal breaker. We adopted a shelter dog who was severely abused, and suffered from extreme anxiety and fear, specifically of the male gender. It was recommended by our vet that we consider euthanasia, as the safety of my children and anyone who came into the home was of primary importance. As a dog lover who has only raised wonderful family dogs from young puppies, I felt helpless when I realized that this poor damaged young pup we had made a part of our family, was indeed troubled and that his escalating behavior was putting serious strain on not only our family, but the other two great dogs we already raised. Giving up was never an option, the pup had clearly chose my young son at adoption, so I immediately began searching for help with behavior modification both online and through the vet. After speaking with several trainers and one dog psychologist over the phone, it became clear that our family would never be able to afford the help our dog so desperately needed. I finally searched specifically for "dog behavior modification Kansas" online, and found Maris's website. She had a wealth of information and educational materials that not only gave me hope, but proved to me that as a trainer, she truly knew what she was doing. When we spoke in the phone, I explained to her what a serious situation we were in with Sam, and that the vet suggested euthanasia. She immediately calmed my fears and offered to come over and evaluate Sam. Maris never promised that he would be a good candidate, nor that only a session or two would would magically fix the problem, but she did promise to give us her honest opinion at a price my family could afford. After our evaluation, it was clear she could work with Sam, and at the same time train us as a family in how to make things work by being his leaders. There was no time limit on our visits, she didn't charge by the hour, and was in no hurry to rush through a session in order to get to another clients home. After three months of weekly visits, Sam had gone from a fearful broken dog, to a dog that clearly wanted to work to please us. I could not, and would not recommend any other trainer but Maris to anyone. Not only is Maris wonderful at what she does, but she offers her clients a type of affordable personalized service that no other trainer can. There is nothing Maris could ever possibly do better for families, she is simply amazing.
professional people with great dog instincts. They are experienced and able to work with any dog. I have seen them take the time and patience to get an aggressive dog to a positive outcome. I would trust them with my dogs. Highly recommend.
We are currently working with Maureen on changing behaviors with a couple of our dogs. It is going well, and wee are planning on continuing on for the next several weeks, or longer. She is very good at evaluating the dog when she first meets them. She is very clear with what her plans and direction will be with your dog.
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.