Brian Hunter Dog Training and Behavior Modifica...
Brian Hunter Dog Training and Behavior Modifica...

Brian Hunter Dog Training and Behavior Modifica...

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Introduction: Training dogs is a relatively easy accomplishment if you know the secrets. I share these secrets and educate my clients on how to communicate with their dogs to get the reactions they desire. Training and learning for a dog is a lifelong event and the tools I leave with my clients posture them to be successful in all future desired training. Training and obedience is actually a byproduct once you establish the proper "owner and dog" relationship. This is a simple philosophy which works wonders and so many dog owners are not aware of. My biggest pleasure is seeing a client grow closer to their dog once they have developed this relationship. I have a great passion for dogs and unfortunately many dogs end up in shelters because of problems that developed in which their owners don't know how to address. Whenever I can educate dog owners why a dog does the things he does and how to stop it, I am saving a wonderful creature from possibly being turned over to a shelter. I volunteer at a shelter and I see many, many great dogs there that if I had a chance to talk with the owners beforehand, may have ended up differently. Any time I can improve a relationship between an owner and their dog, I am ecstatic.
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Lynn J.
Feb 18, 2022
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It was wonderful working with Brian Hunter. My puppy loved him and I enjoyed learning how to train my dog. He was encouraging and professional and spent whatever time was necessary to complete the leaning experience. Iwould hire him again.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • House training • Biting • Chewing • Destructive behavior • Crate training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Cassandra M.
Dec 10, 2021
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I have a large Great Dane who I was anxious about walking or taking her in the car after I broke my leg and arm after she pulled me down. I thought I would have to rehome her but I didn’t want to give her up as she is a very sweet dog. I found Brian and in a few short sessions he completely turned her around.He trained both of us using various methods and now I can walk her without any difficulty.She gets in and out of the car easily and has become the dog I can enjoy and love.This is all because of Brian and my dog loved him.If you have a problem dog don’t give up.Ask Brian for help and you will be eternally grateful as am I.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Extra large (70+ lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

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Michelle F.
Oct 28, 2021
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Just finished my first session with Brian and I am BEYOND happy! We went into this feeling very nervous but Brian put us quickly at ease. After a very thorough assessment of our problems with our little Jasper we went out for a walk and I immediately began to understand what we’ve been doing right and what we could be doing differently with Jasper. I say “could be doing differently” because at no point did we feel negative about what we’ve been doing, only positive about what we can do differently! That is how Brian made us feel! Honestly we went into this session as if it was a last ditch effort, our expectations were low because Jasper is almost five and we thought it might be too late to change his behavior but we’ve come out of this day seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Jasper has been almost impossible to walk, impossible to be near any other dogs in the park, uncontrollable is how it has been but after one meeting I already can see the difference in Jasper. Brian gave us the information and now it’s on us to implement the changes. He’s available to us if we have questions before our next session and as long as we practice what he has taught us today I have no doubt in our success. In these tough times paying for a trainer seemed like maybe not the best expense for what we felt was an unknown outcome but today we feel like it was a very reasonable fee, worth every penny!!!! I will update my review on Jaspers progress. But for anyone out there who is like I was, trying to find a solution for what feels like unmanageable problems with their dog but not sure what to do all I can say is just do it! Thank you Brian!!! 💜

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Vilma M.
Oct 24, 2021
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I've had two sessions with Brain thus far and each session has been educational, successful, and fun. Brain is definitely in tune with animals, he does bring a calm, welcoming personality. Polo, my beagle/hound mix, took to him immediately. I can't emphasize enough how positive each of these sessions have been to help train/change high anxiety behavior into a positive calm receptive pet. Brain is a professional thru and thru, using all his devices to help navigate pet's personality/traits. He brings simple but vital information for owner's to use in their success in training their pet; BOY!!! what a success it has been for me. Polo has transformed from this overly anxious uncontrollable animal to a calm, disciplined, playful, happy lad!!! For that, I'm truly grateful to Brain for helping me achieve this goal. Brain is punctual, respectful of your home, and a true dog whisperer!!! I definitely recommend Brain for all your pet training needs.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Amanda B.
Jun 28, 2020
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I was hesitant at first to call a personal dog trainer, but when I saw Brian’s many 5 star reviews I thought I would give it a chance. I had done lots of work on my own with my 1.5 year old pug, Charlotte. She knew a lot of the basic and important training but her behavior was really hard to manage. She soon became leash aggressive and was fearful and at times, quite aggressive towards visitors and new people. Brian came in and immediately took control of Charlotte. He used his calm, slow approach to get her to warm up towards him and not see him as a threat. In just one session, we got her to walk better on a leash than I could have imagined! That seem week she even managed to give kisses to the person she once bit. It was a complete 360. He trained us is the end to be able to deal with her behaviors, and answered all of our questions very knowledgeably. You can also tell he loves dogs and loved what he does, which I think is important. I would definitely recommend Brian to anyone needing help training a dog. Thank you again! - Amanda & Charlotte.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Biting • Barking • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

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