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Since this is our first experience with an obedience/dog trainer with (2) Austrailian Shepherds which were rescused from a puppy mill earlier, we were very impressed with Angie's knowledge and experience with dogs. Angie definitely was on time and spent considerable time explaining specific situations and educating us as owners as well as working with the dogs. We look forward to meeting with Angie again on April 22. And I am sure my sister, Pat and I, including Cider and Lucy, will learn many good pointers from Angie.
mondoucu is a great group to belong to. Dog information that is shared about canine issues/training. You and your dog learn how to work together and develop a great relationship.
I sent my dog here to be trained for personal protection. I must say I was amazed with the work these guys put in! They made sure I got everything I wanted out of my dog. I would recommend WMK9 to anyone looking for someone that trains dogs out of love & passion. Not to get a paycheck.
A wonderful and caring dog sitter. Will be a customer for life.
I'd like to preface this review with an apology to the reader. It’s a bit long. I strongly believe that if you are going to trust someone with a member of your family, you have to arm yourself with as much information as possible in order to choose the RIGHT trainer :-) Carrie is an amazing dog behaviorist! My bratty 3 yr old pitbull (Anabel) spent 14 days in her home as a board & train. I was fairly nervous about sending my beloved dog to a stranger for 2 weeks, but from the moment that I met Carrie I was completely at ease and trusted that she would take good care of Anabel. Needless to say, she did not disappoint. I was so impressed with her results that I purchased a package of 4 in-home sessions to help with my old Spaniel. Both purchases were worth every penny & I'd use her again in a hearbeat. Her prices are way beyond reasonable, especially considering how experty she is ;-) During the board & train I was getting daily communication on Anabel's progress as well as her general mood. This was a godsend, because if you're anything like me, 14 days away from your baby is torture! Carrie sent me daily texts, pics & even videos. The before & after video she made was crazy amazing! Anabel came home with her same goofy personality, but now she was OBEDIENT! Super cool :-) For our in-my-home sessions, not only did she work with my dogs, but she trained me as well. Carrie gave me the information & tools I needed to be an effective pack leader. She is an absolute wealth of knowledge on dog behaviors, their thought processes & how the human pack leader can use this information to have happy & healthy dogs. Her schedule is extremely flexible & she always figured out a way to work with my fairly rigid work hours. Also, these sessions never felt rushed. She took her time to explain things to me (often more than once) and never gave me the sense that she was "on the clock", like, "ok, your hour is up." If we were working on a new challenge, she made sure we finished the lesson & that my endless questions were answered, even if time ran over. She's very chill like that. One of the best things about Carrie is that she is straight forward with you, but in a compassionate manner. You get no BS from her. As in, if you're doing something that is causing negative reactions in your dogs (which I was, unknowingly), she will give you constructive criticism & then teach you how to fix it without making you feel like a dummy! I can't say enough good things about this lady. It’s quite obvious that Carrie loves what she does as she is without a doubt BRILLIANT at it!!
Jeannie is really great! I absolutely love her approach to dog training... because it ACTUALLY WORKS ... yay!!! I've taken my dogs to other trainers... and I just ended up wasting my money because it covered the symptoms... and we never go to the root of the problem. Jeannie actually teaches the why AND how... LOVE IT! I definitely recommend her!!!
Erica was outstanding helping us to integrate an adult dog, with lots of energy and enthusiasm, into our house that already had two cats who do not like change! She created a thorough plan and helped us to implement this plan at each step. As new challenges or situations arise she is always willing to offer helpful advice and tips. I would highly recommend her!
Tony come to the house and spent time with our dog and did a thorough assessment and came up with a plan to address my major concerns with our dog. After just one training session, our dog is no longer pulling on her leash!!!
Casey is wonderful! Her connection with dogs (animals in general, really) is amazing. She is very knowledgeable and willing to bend over backwards to help with training. (Both me AND my dogs!!!) Any questions I had were responded to very quickly, and that didn't end when my sessions were complete. I would definitely recommend Playing Fur Keeps to anyone looking for help with their pets!
I have a rescue German shepherd, he was found severely emaciated running the streets of Miami. I tried numerous trainers and techniques with no luck getting a handle on his reactivity towards other dogs (barking, lunging aggressively, almost dragging me down) and his "taste" for cats! I think he may have had to hunt one down for food during his life on the streets. He almost broke through my windows trying to go after my neighbors cat. That's when I knew I needed the help of a true professional! No YouTube videos were going to help me. I noticed a difference in Rex's reactivity towards other dogs in just 2 training sessions! Mike not only trains the dog but he trained me as well! I had been giving my dog a lot of cues that I didn't even notice I was doing. Now I can comfortably walk Rex and even have him coexisting happily with two dachshunds who are now his "baby dogs" who he loves to take care of. He now will walk by the neighbors cat no problem and abide by my commands! This has given me such confidence and an interest in dogs that now I am looking into competition obedience and tracking with my lovable Sheppy! Thanks talon k9!!
Best GSD puppies around! They also offer fabulous training for all types of situations.
I will help you train you dog to be a good companion for you and your family. I can help you get your retriever started. Remember: they are dogs, not people. You can't reason with them. You have to show them what you want and keep showing them till they get it.
Our focus and commitment is this: Helping improve dog and owner communication through positive and effective training techniques. I am available by appointment for in-home training sessions to work on behavior issues you may be experiencing with your dog. We also offer dog and puppy training classes during the summer months.
My prices are cheaper than most and I take my work very seriously
I am a professional dog groomer (dogs only) with 5 years of experience. I also walk dogs and will pet sit animals of any kind.
I know that it is very important to walk, love and feed dogs daily, and due to work schedules/vacations, owners can't always be there. That's when I come in. I love dogs.
I can do that for you a lot of things but you can do it for you all the time you need it now but it doesn't work with
I'm a Dogs Lovely and I'm very good with dogs and I like to take dogs on walks and played with dogs
I would love to walk, play and bring your small dogs to the park. I offer half or full hour service for $8 per hour rate. I have my own little Yorkie.
I have the ability to adapt training strategies for each individual canine and human partner. I use balanced training strategies.
The Well Mannered Dog Centers fantastic facility in Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers outstanding dog daycare, boarding, dog classes and events. We offer dog daycare, boarding and classes in Grand Rapids. Dog lovers have a deep desire to talk dog and spend time with others who feel the same way. That is just what The Well-Mannered Dog Center was created to provide. The facility is designed to be used as a base for the many area dog training clubs, breed clubs, 4-H clubs and all citizens who enjoy the company of their canine companions. Its a place to play, learn, compete, and network with dog-loving kindred spirits. During our daytime hours, we focus on canine daycare and exercising our boarding dogs. Our nights are filled with competitive action. Our indoor areas are large enough to simultaneously handle three separate training classes and a regulation-sized agility course. This translates into plenty of indoor space, so people can drop in for a few hours in the evening for play, to practice, attend classes or even join a flyball league. Flyball is a furious relay sport for teams of four and their dogs. The competition is ruff and is a great spectator sport as well. Dog Daycare When you are away from home, do you often worry about your canine companion alone waiting for you, and wish there was a dog daycare facility where they could receive some attention and healthy activity? At The Well-Mannered Dog Center of Grand Rapids, our dog daycare staff members are ready to tire out your pet, so you dont have to. Our staff of canine professionals knows that dogs are social critters who crave interaction with people and other pets. At our dog daycare, canine play groups are matched to size and personality. Seventy-five clean and safe kennels provide feeding space and quiet rest time in between rollicking play periods in our large indoor and outdoor areas under the watchful eyes of our staff. We screen all prospective four-legged clients to ensure that they can get along with other dogs. We insist that dogs be spayed or neutered, current on their vaccinations, and on regular flea and tick maintenance programs. Pets found to be ill or with fleas will be quarantined and held for the day at an additional charge. Classes Beginning obedience dog classes are geared to our clients who want more control and a stronger team work bond with their companion canines. Our goal is to enable our clients to handle their dogs in all situations, indoor and outdoor, with confidence. Obedience dog classes are an excellent beginning step for having a well-mannered dog, and can serve as ground work towards advanced performance AKC and UKC competition dog classes. At The Well Mannered Dog of Grand Rapids, our obedience dog classes refine the control behaviors to a faithful level of execution. Beginning obedience dog classes are offered only in a group setting because we know that a group class will yield the best results, as it provides the distractions of the other clients and their companions. Agility dog class provides a positive approach to agility training. Control and accuracy will be emphasized while introducing you and your dog to AKC and international style obstacles. The well-mannered dog freestyle dog classes combine tricks and basic dog obedience to form a musical routine you and your dog perform together. Big or small, formal obedience skills or not, all dogs can do this! Freestyle is a great exercise and fun for both you and your canine partner. Whether you just want to have fun in your own living room, entertain at a local nursing home or get out and compete, freestyle dog classes are a great way to build a wonderful relationship with your dog with a focus on fun, fun, fun!
Grand Rapids, MI