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Kara watched my sweet puppy while I was out of town. She kept me updated on him and even sent me cute pictures during walks or playtime. I've also utilized her to walk my dog when I can't get home in time from work or an event. I sometimes go out of town for just the day and she checks on him several times, takes him for a walk, and tires him out with some fetch! Our pets are like our children and I know we all only want the best service. Kara is THE BEST when it comes to pet care.
Sam is a talented trainer who can also communicate well with her students to help them help their dogs. She works with remarkable patience and has the ability to adapt training to both dog and owner giving both the tools they need to succeed. Highly recommended.
Creature Comforts provides the best possible training, walking, sitting and overnight boarding that I have ever experienced, as a pet owner. When Barrie comes to pick up my dog, she is excited to see Barrie and doesn't look over her shoulder to me as she leaves the house, I know that I have a happy, contented dog with Creature Comfort's care.
Spectrum Dog Training and in home boarding is an excellent place for training and boarding. As a family with 5 dogs, we depend on Andrew's guidance for all our training. Our dogs participate in obiedience, tracking, and ring sports. When it comes to boarding, I trust him to provide the same care my dogs would receive at home.
David Harris is without a doubt the best dog trainer in KY. He took me and my dog in for a consultation and we were sold! My dog is so well behaved now, and I learned too. I can take my dog anywhere and I always get compliments on how good he is. thanks ARTc
After adopting my German Shepherd, I wanted put him in training for multiple reasons. The first reason was for obedience training because of his unknown history, I didn't think he had any training. The second reason was to create a closer working relationship with him. The third reason was that I wanted to fix his reaction towards other dogs. He wasn't aggressive towards others but it was like he had no idea how to behave politely around other dogs. I looked for trainers and found someone who trained German Shepherds and other breeds. This is where my dog (and me) was trained with a prong (or pinch) collar. At first I didn't have a problem with the prong but after 6 weeks of training, I realized that we still weren't where I wanted us to be as a team, so I went looking again for trainers. I came across Mandy through my mother who enrolled her puppy into Manner's Matter Puppy Foundation. So I thought I would give Manner's Matter K9 Manner Training a try and entered us in Beyond Basics (now called Basic Manners Two). This was the first time I had ever done "positive training"; although, I had been debating about using a clicker. During the first day of my training, Mandy asked to see us work together, which we did the basics like heel, come, sit, down, stay etc. At the time, I told Mandy I wasn't comfortable taking the prong collar off of my dog and she said that was okay, but the next training time she pushed me to not use the prong. She also stated that if I wanted to still have his prong on, I could but only have a short drag line on the prong and have his leash on the flat collar. So the next training session I took her advice and only used his flat collar but had a small drag line that didn't touch the floor on his prong. It was an adjustment for both my dog and me because I had been using the prong as a crutch. However, by the last two training sessions we had finally graduated off the prong! The experience I had with Mandy was very eye-opening for me because I had learned that my dog was only doing the commands that I had asked out of fear. He was afraid of getting corrected by the prong collar and the only way to not get corrected was to do the command I asked for, whether he liked it or not. Since we graduated from Manners Matter K9 Manner Training, a year ago, I am proud to say that I have a dog that is willing to do anything, even if it is something that I didnt ask for. He is willing to try to get the right answer and keep trying until he gets it right. I cannot thank Mandy enough for teaching me and showing me the possibilities we now have as a team because of positive training. If you are looking for a trainer, Mandy at Manners Matter- K9 Training is the real deal and has changed the way I work with my dog and future dogs.
Having just moved to Lexington, I was at a loss as to who would watch our dog since we have never kenneled him. I'm so glad we found Jessica! She was amazing with our dog and I know he was well cared for with her. She was professional but also caring - she definitely put this mama at ease with updates while we were gone. She even straightened our house up a little which was an amazing sight after traveling all day long! I highly recommend her for your animal care needs!
I don't have words to explain! April is already doing very great with training my puppy. She's training us through Skype. He has been behaving well, thanks to her training. I am sure that her lessons will completely change my puppy.
Very friendly and patient with dogs. Excellent trainer.
Kentucky Pets, LLC, is a pet training and behavior modification business. We are based in Lexington, Kentucky, and offer convenient in-home private lessons that fit your schedule. All of our lessons are tailored to fit your needs. Michelle Ellis is a certified trainer through Animal Behavior College. Kentucky Pets focuses on positive reinforcement training that center around the relationship between you and your dog. We take pride in helping build up the bond between dogs and owners. We make training fun for the whole family.
I offer dog obedience training, behavior consultations, and AKC evaluations. I have 30 years of experience, and I have professionally competed.
I train the pack in the customers home! Training all pack members makes it work!
We offer dog training, horse sitting, hay sales. I offer compassionate training and retraining of horses and dogs and lessons for those who are wanting to get back into riding!
In-home private training sessions are priced around 10% to 20% less than the average market value. The mission of this business is to provide a high-quality yet affordable dog training service. Each client is treated as a name, and not a number. Each training program is custom tailored to each individual client. Boarding is done out of my home. When your dog stays with us, they become part of my pack for the duration that they are here. I work with them on problem and nuisance behaviors that your dog may have. I will send you pictures, videos, and updates for each day that your dog stays with us.
Artisan Dog Training is based on professional, private in-home dog training. Most of my customers are busy people with busy lives who want a dog that will not pull them around, and will listen to them. I consider a well-trained dog is the one who can walk off leash, and will do basic commands every time they are asked.
At Versatile Pooch, we believe that every dog has the potential to be the greatest that they can be. We always use positive reinforcement and work with the owner as well as the dog to make sure that the appropriate training is acquired and mastered.
I am a former Marine K9 handler, trainer and kennel master, with over 15 years of experience. Anyone can train your dog, but you're always going to need a trainer. I'll train you how to instill obedience in your dog. In addition to learning about training, you'll also get basic first aid as well as symptoms and signs of early medical problems.