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Lisa Freeman was my instructor for Therapy Dog Training. She had family members at the ready to be in a wheelchair or on crutches as needed. She prepared myself and my dog, Comet, to pass the TDI test-- which we did. And, she took us on a visit to a nursing home which was my favorite part. A photo of an elderly lady resident, myself and Comet even made the newspaper. I'll never forget how excited someone who couldn't talk and was in a wheelchair was to see my dog. Her eyes lit up when we entered the room and her arms popped right out to hug and pet him. How is that for non-verbal communication? Both Comet and I knew she wanted him to come over and provide some pet therapy. Heart warming. Also, my 3 boys got to come along. I thought they would be difficult and bored and want to leave. It was quite the opposite. A great all around experience on many levels. Thank you, Lisa!
Excellent help with my dogs training
Anna has been absolutely amazing! She is so understanding and so realistic about training. My dog has only been with her a little over a week and she has kept in great contact with me about his improvements. Highly recommend her service! Not only a great trainer but just a very reasonable person :)
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.
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!!!
Alex is very professional, prompt and I feel confident that once I place my dog in his hands, she will be well cared for by an experienced dog handler who cares for her like she is his own. Alex has a wide range of experience and is always willing to help with any problem. I highly recommend BusyPaws Dog Training.
Linda Morin is such a blessing to my whole family. My husband wanted a boxer for our anniversary. I knew nothing about the breed except that they needed to have obedience training. Linda educated not just myself but my whole family on the behavior of the breed along with the proper training that our dog required. Working with her was absolutely wonderful, especially when I could see the progress not just with our boxer Rocky, but also with my kids as they also learned how to properly work the dog. The looks on their faces when they realized they could do it too was wonderful. Linda took the time to make sure we were doing everything correctly and that our boxer Rocky was progressing as well. I loved the personal touch she put into every training class. When she felt like we were ready, she invited us to start working in group classes. Wow what an experience to see her command a group of owners and dogs to process commands. It was quite amazing how she was able to control the whole class, while also giving personal attention to different individuals. She was also able to help us address a few problems we were having with our boxer. For example our boxer Rocky liked to jump on people when they would come to the house. She showed us how to stop that behavior. Linda Morin I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for not only showing us how to properly handle Rocky, but also for educating us on the breed. What you have done for us is priceless. Because of you I will always have a boxer in my life. Thank you so much. Mikki Vinton
Laurie definitely is a legit trainer. Everything I know about training and behavior modification I owe to her. Laurie is my aunt, so Ive picked up a lot of experience through watching classes, taking 4-H dog groups, showing. She definitely knows how to break it down to a teaching level. The dog training is definitely the easy part, it's re-training the owners. In a lot of ways, her sense of control with all animals has rubbed off on me and ultimately provided me with a long lived career in veterinary medicine. As tough as is its sometimes dealing with your pets at the times you just feel you can't live with them, you just have to work that much harder with them. Can't ever quit. Laurie taught me that. So take her courses, THEY WORK! She makes them fun and enjoyable for you, your family, and your pets. Plus you learn on how to make you dependent on praise and love for your dog than stuffing 100 treats daown their throats.
As first time dog owners, we would be lost without the Learning Dog Academy and Delores. Delores was a master at leading us through what to do with a new puppy. She customized a training plan for us based on our goals, life style, and individual needs. Having that specific training schedule made our transition with our puppy, Niko, made progress so much faster than a group class, and cost us less money in the long run. In addition, our whole family has learned and progressed together with sessions at our own home! Delores also has a wonderful style that makes us feel open about asking questions and is a joy to work with. I would very highly recommend the Learning Dog Academy!
Borderhauss Builds Brilliant Dogs by using reinforcement and choice training. This means we teach your dog to want to do the right things and therefore respond quickly and consistently to your every request. It's not too good to be true, it can be done with a little time each day from the household pet to the extreme canine athlete. Think about how your life would change if your dog did exactly what you liked all the time, after just a couple months. All our instructors are educated and/or certified using positive dog training skills. We can take the most complex behaviors and explain them in a way the whole family can understand. If your dog is showing unwanted behaviors like lounging, barking, fear, anxiety or you just want to get off on the right paw, take a look around our website and drop us a note. We would love to meet with you. Laura Maulbetsch, CPDT-KA, CTDI, AKC Evaluator
My initial visit with Kathy was awesome, she really helped me with the behavioral problems with my dog, and I enrolled in her dog class as well as having her come to my home. She noticed interactions that i never noticed that i do with my dog. (i ask questions to my dog not commands!!) Otis will be a better dog for going thru training with her. well worth the money for the home visit and the 6 week class.
Best GSD puppies around! They also offer fabulous training for all types of situations.
Do you dream of having the perfect dog? Does your dog have issues with chewing, biting, jumping up, marking, or even aggression, fear or obsession? Are you frustrated and don't know what do do next? Canine Leadership can help. Canine Leadership is a dog rehabilitation and leadership training service that provides the owners with a proper understanding of pack mentality and leadership in order to help behavior issues. By having a professional come to your house, the unwanted behavior can be addressed where it is needed the most.
Does your dog jump, chew, bark, run away, have bad manners, or, even worse, have aggression? My in-home training offers basic obedience and help with solving everyday issues. Not every human learns the same, and not every dog learns the same, so we find the training methods that are best for you and your dog.
3 Steps Dog Training provides one-on-one, in-home dog training in Milford, Michigan and the surrounding cities. We use positive techniques to train and solve basic problems such as house training, jumping, biting, chewing, pulling on the leash, etc. Hours of operation are Mondays to Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with occasional weekends and evening hours available.
I take pride in working with all dogs I teach. I'm passionate about getting the lines of communication open between Canine and Pet Parent. I want the dog to look up their owner for Guidance and not be an unruly dog. We all need to teach our Dogs Boundaries, Limitation and Rules and make everyone Happy. I will continue my services with a client til I feel they are confident in keeping up the training on their own. I guarantee My Services, if your Unhappy I will come back and give you 2 more sessions FREE!!
Fair prices and quality work. I enjoy making new pet friends.
Included in my cost if a guarantee I will not leave until my cutomer is satisfied with the training their dog is getting. I always make sure my work is 110%. I provide several dicferent methods unlike most trainers because each dog learns better by a different method.
Every dog is different; therefore, every training plan needs to be implemented differently to fit your dog's individual needs!
We are providing quality grooming services by a graduate of Michigan School of Canine Cosmetology. Dog obedience training is provided by a certified pet dog trainer. Pet photography is provided, ranging from traditional portrait to creative and altered looks.
Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, MI