The Life of Riley Pet Care Services, LLC
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In summary: After a few training sessions with Wendy, we have seen a significant improvement in our puppy's behavior and are very happy that we paid for this training. Wendy was extremely knowledgable on how to train a puppy using positive reinforcement and fun games that you can play with your dog. She had answers to all of our questions, and even helped us train our older dog too. Wendy followed up each training session with emails containing a summary of the training session, in depth guides on various training techniques, and links to pet supplies that she recommends. I think I understand my puppy better now because she explained why he was probably doing what he was doing, which has helped me react more appropriately to his actions. If you're looking for a professional dog trainer, you will not regret hiring Wendy.May 7, 2020Verified
Wendy is a very capable dog trainer.Jul 29, 2018Verified
We were pretty desperate when we hired Wendy. Our adorable little Vizsla Ruby was taking over our lives. Ruby was't the only one who needed training, we were the cause of a lot of our own frustrations. Wendy realized we needed her help, she was able to solve most of our problems quickly. She was very conscientious and caring. Ruby listened to Wendy and now listens to us. We couldn't be happier with the progress Ruby has made with Wedy's expertise. We now have the tools too make our life with Ruby the best. Wendy's knowledge and understanding of DOG behavior is SPOT on.Jul 31, 2018The Life of Riley Pet Care Services, LLC's reply
So glad to help you and Rudy understand each other and develop a fantastic relationship together!
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Wendy! She knows dogs and dog training. Wendy makes certain you feel supported and have the tools necessary to continue appropriately training your dog between sessions. I would not think twice about recommending her!!!!!!Jul 22, 2018
Wendy is very knowledgeable and helped guide us to train our 14 week old puppy. We especially agree with her positive training like rewarding her when our pup does something we want and not to reprimand her when she does something wrong. Wendy had a lot of patience with us and our puppy. We highly recommend her!Nov 20, 2018Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Meet for an initial consultation to assess the pet's behavior and understand the goals you wish to achieve. With that, I develop a training plan to achieve your goals.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Bachelor of Science - Animal Science, Illinois State University Graduate with Distinction - Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior Fear Free Certified Animal Trainer
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have a B.S. degree in Animal Science, am a certified dog trainer, graduated with distinction from Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior, and am a Fear Free Certified Animal trainer.