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Barbara came to our house to help us with our German Shepherd. We rescued our year and a half old GS from a shelter. I'll start this review by explaining what behaviors our dog needed to work on. He would play bite, he wouldn't listen when called, and would tug on his leash NON-STOP when on a walk. He was never aggressive towards us, but he would play bite. Barbara showed us how to get our dog to make eye contact with us, she showed us a variety of training methods to practice with our dog, and she showed us how to be in control when on a walk. We saw major improvements in the dogs attitude towards us within the first session. He no longer play bites, and with all the training methods Barbara showed us our dog is on his way to becoming an extremely well behaved dog. Barbara's session was extremely informative and fun for us and for our dog. We now have a much better understanding of our dog. I highly recommend Barbara to others, she's an expert and knows what shes doing when it comes to dog training and general dog behavior.
We had the absolute best experience with Steve training our puppy! Our little mini labradoodle is quite timid and very shy, but within the 6 weeks we could totally see a major difference. When Steve came over for the initial meet and greet, he could immediately tell that our puppy was shy and worked with him to earn his trust. Having Steve being able to come to our house and train made the training enjoyable for both us and our pup. The training doesn't work unless you do too and practicing with our pup a couple times a week after our training session has made such a huge difference. Steve was so helpful in answering all of our questions, training or just puppy questions in general and really helped us out during some of our 'ruff' puppy phases. Also, he left us a bunch of material after each training session to read over and it was really helpful to be able to reference that throughout the week. All in all we had a really great experience with Steve and we are planning on taking another course with him so our puppy can just keep getting better!
I adopted a dog from a rescue and I knew that she would need obedience training. I started looking at classes and came upon Judi's website. I was looking for a positive training method for my dog and her site seemed to promise that. She was prompt to answer all of my questions. Judi is wonderful at her job of helping you learn how to train your dog. She is positive and very friendly. I enjoyed how well she explained things and answered questions thoroughly. She is very knowledgeable about dogs and their body language (which I found interesting!) I learned a lot in our basic obedience class and I am looking forward to taking more classes with my dog. The other aspect of her classes that I really enjoyed is that she offers daytime classes. I wanted to take a class while my children were in school so as not to schedule anything more during the busy school week. The classes are small and personable also. I would recommend Trust and Obey Pawsitive dog training if you are looking for a positive and pleasant experience for you and your dog.
Jean is knowledgable and patient, and she calls it like she sees it-straight up. You know where you stand, and what your dog needs from you in order to be successful. Jean has a natural understanding of dog behavior, and has a positive energy that makes the process easier & more enjoyable for both you and your dog. My dog went from being afraid of the water (and he is fearful anyway) to jumping right in and swimming excitedly for 45 minutes-all thanks to the environment Sit Stay Swim provides, and to Jean and her "good vibes". I have a fearful dog, and I have had some unfortunate interactions with people claiming to be "dog behavior professionals" before meeting Jean. Jean is the real deal; you will be doing both you and your dog a favor by trusting your loved one to Jean Carew.
Got a new puppy? Are you having problems with a rescue dog? Are you just having training problems with your dog and need some guidance and training advice? I can help by coming directly to your home to evaluate your puppy or dog and show you how to train and mold your canine friend into a cherished family member forever. House calls range from $65 to $85, and frequently, only one or two visits are needed.
We help high-energy dogs become ideal companions and reduce owners' stress. Does your dog pull on the leash, jump on you and your visitors, not come back when called, counter surf, pick up items it shouldn't and not drop them on cue, show fearful/aggressive tendencies toward other dogs or people, and generally misbehave? We can help you solve those problems quickly, humanely, and effectively. As a former police K9 officer and social worker, I have the experience to not only train dogs effectively, but also help families come together to be on the same page when training their dogs. Instead of being frustrated with your dog, we will help you enjoy the new relationship you can have with your dog, so you can take your dog to more places and enjoy it's company in your home. We have varied training programs available: board and train, day school, private on-site training sessions, in-home training sessions, group classes, VIP day care, and home away from home (boarding). We can train your dog for you or train you to train your dog. We have great follow up support. Once you train with us, you're treated like family. You can trust our integrity, professionalism, and expertise.
Paws N Play provides daycare services, in-home dog obedience training and group agility and group obedience in Farmington, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Novi, Northville, Livonia, and other SE Michigan areas. I specialize in problem behaviors including reactivity, aggression, excitability, poor walking skills, jumping, and other general bad behaviors. I am well versed on multiple dog training techniques and tools. All dogs learn differently, so I find the technique and tool that works for your dog and build a training plan for you that will get you results! Together change can happen! My training facility is located in Farmington Hills near 12 Mile and Orchard Lake. Pictures of training area are on my website.
Does your dog have issues? I work one on one with dog owners to correct behavior problems. I travel to the home to consult with the owner(s) and observe the problems that need addressing. I educate owners in the areas of dog psychology, body language and methods of correction. At the end of the first visit, usually lasting anywhere from one and a half to two hours, I set up a plan for the owners to follow for the next week or two. I return at the end of that time to follow up and check progress. If further sessions are necessary, I will advise the owner of that at that time. I specialize in aggression cases. I have been fortunate to have been able to save several dogs from having to go to shelters or be put to sleep. I absolutely love what I do, and it shows in my work. I will go the extra mile for my clients. The method I use is cheaper, in most cases, and more in depth and effective than traditional obedience training. My clients love the fact that they can use the knowledge I give them with any dog they may own in the future and never have to pay for training again. Clients love that, after trying everything else with little or no success, I can step in and correct the problem in 1-3 visits. I will travel anywhere within 2 hours of Cleveland, Ohio.
Please view our web site for information on our in-home training programs and client testimonials, or contact us directly with questions or to discuss your training needs. We are always happy to help! - Basic & Advanced Obedience - Behavior Modification - Socializing Groups - Train While You're Away (dog walking & sitting) - Train Your Own Service or Therapy Dog - FREE In-Home Evaluation - Serving southeast Michigan over 10 years Our behavior problem-solving expertise can assist you with: - Anxiety - Excitability - Aggression - Mouthing - Chewing - Jumping - Digging - Escaping - Barking - Stealing - Housebreaking - And more There are few things as fun and rewarding as having a dog in your life. Our goal is to ensure you have a healthy, lifelong bond with yours by providing you the knowledge and skills to create a happy, confident and well-mannered member of your family. We are a group of dog behaviorists with over 20 years of combined experience, specializing in in-home training programs for dogs of all breeds, temperaments and backgrounds. Our knowledge and experience gives us the ability to read and understand each dog accurately and adjust accordingly; this is what separates the professional behaviorist from the novice trainer. We pride ourselves on our ability to solve any behavior problem, and teach effective obedience through positive reinforcement training methods, without the use of shock collars, clickers or treats. Our training philosophy demands that owners be given the knowledge to build and maintain leadership, as well as the theories and methods for understanding and correcting current behavior problems, and preventing future ones. We show families how to utilize their dog's natural instincts towards redirecting unwanted behaviors. With our Dog Training for Life program, we begin with a free in-home evaluation to assess your dog in their natural environment, allowing us to pinpoint the source of any behavior problems. Most behavior problems occur in the home, and obedience needs to be effective there in everyday life, so training you and your dog in your own environment first is essential for success. Once you have success at home, the next step is to teach your dog how to behave outside your home, and work on behavioral problems specific to public settings at our Socializing Groups.
I will walk your dog or dogs whenever you need a reliable dog walker. I can also train your dog in many commands and tricks, including not to pull on the leash, sit, lay down, stand, rollover, shake, wave, high five, and more, as well as not barking at the cat, drop it, leave it, fetch, not to be barky and bitey. I can feed and water your dog while you are away. I play with your dog. I can also clean your yard of your dog's poop. I can even brush your dog, and if you want, give your dog a bath.
This is a unique dog training method that I created over 20 years ago. I have been training dogs for 36 years. Although I do have classes and private lessons available to local customers, my specialty is taking dogs into my facility for three weeks and sending home the perfect dog. In most instances, I return the dog to the owner's home, so that the training can be customized to a family and home environment. I have trained dogs, from Arizona, Ohio and Indiana to Colorado, Illinois (mostly Chicago), and Michigan. I am able to provide numerous references. I have been as far as Istanbul, Turkey, to teach this training method to other dog trainers.
Toledo Dog Training & Dog Training With Tonya is a professional dog training and behavior service located in the Toledo Metro Area. With almost 20 years experience Tonya is considered an outstanding dog trainer and behavior specialist. Tonya has worked her way across the country sharing her knowledge and education with thousands of dog parents while dedicating much of her spare time working pro bono to help rescue dogs by raising funds for their care. Toledo Dog Training's service provides dog parents the tools and skill sets needed to train using only positive reinforcement. Locally the clientele can receive either group instruction or private, one- on- one behavioral training. On a global level, Toledo Dog Training provides online dog training services via phone and internet. Tonya Wilhelm also provides a variety of workshops, lectures and seminars globally. We look forward to assisting you in your journey.
Doggie Latchkey is a fully bonded and insured professional full-time company specializing in pet sitting, dog walking and certified canine training. The level of care and experience of our professional team makes Doggie Latchkey the preferred pet sitting company throughout the Detroit Metro area and Grand Rapids. Doggie Latchkey is the best alternative to boarding your dog or cat. Clients find our in-home pet care to not only benefit the pets, but it also saves the pet owner time and money. Services include a free 25-point safety check upon each visit as an added security benefit for the homeowner. Not only are your pets cared for like a member of our family, but your home is safe and secure while you are away. Doggie Latchkey specializes in certified canine training, in-home dog, puppy and cat care. In addition, Doggie Latchkey is trained and experienced in the administration of medication and insulin injections.
Your dog's second home! Arbor Dog Daycare is a great solution for dog owners who are away during the day - while their dogs remain at home without social interaction or activity. For happy and content dogs, Arbor Dog Daycare will provide your dogs plenty of exercise and socialization. Arbor Dog Daycare is a large, cage-free facility located on a 6+ acre lot just north of Briarwood Mall/Eisenhower Parkway on South Main Street. There are five large indoor and outdoor play areas to allow socialization based upon both size and temperament. All the dogs are continually supervised by well-trained and caring staff. Arbor Dog Daycare provides: * Well-trained and caring staff members who are with your dog 24/7 * Fully climate-controlled facility with no hidden fees * Live streaming webcams in all play rooms * 3-4 walks a day and extra attentional ways included * Clean and safe environment with lots of comfortable rest spaces * Plenty of fresh spring water and treats which are always free * Bathing, boarding and training now available All staff members are trained in animal first aid and CPR.
I use the power of positive dog training. This means that my teaching methods are pain-free (no choke collars), effective, and enjoyable for both you and your pet. The goal is to obtain desired behavior by shaping and reinforcing "good" behavior with positive, encouraging commands. I offer private dog training and group classes, socialization with people and dogs, and solutions to common dog behaviors.
I offer in my home boarding. Dog training. My methods are positive, reward-based training. Obedience training and behavior modification. I do not use any physical punishment in my training. I am a dog walker and pet sitter as well. Please contact for rates find me on facebook.
I provide excellent pet care for dogs, cats, fishes, reptiles, and birds. I am very friendly to all people and pets. I can do the following: *brush *walk/play *feed and water *train I do whatever you need and more. I occasionally train my neighbors labrador in agility and fun, cool tricks! (ex: high five, stand, sit pretty, jump, kiss and more!) Thank you!
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