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Anna got Belladonna and I off to a great start. We still have things to work on but there is no way Belladonna would still be alive if Anna hadn't helped. Bella's behavior problems are so much more manageable and her improvement has surpassed anything I could have hoped for.
Jessica is knowledgeable, professional, patient, and easy to work and talk to. She lets you know how you can help your dogs, offers attainable goals for training, and offers hope that the behavior can be corrected. We had tried a different service recommended by our vet. One session left me feeling like a horrible person with little to no hope of our dogs being under conto without a constant battle of wills. I wish I'd known about Jessica then. She helped us understand our dogs, gave advice and exercises we can work on, and answered our questions. We can't wait for our next session with Jessica!
Prompt, courteous and caring about all of my animals.
I used the immersion training as I had two female dogs, 7 and 3, that had their first fight a year ago, followed by one a few months later, then about six months after that two fights, one severe enough to have two bloody dogs. I knew I needed some serious help, and after talking with their trainers, we chose this option. The change when they got home was very noticeable. It wasn't the idea of correcting the dogs when aggression was shown, but redirecting their heads to acceptable behavior. The added benefit of the dogs heeling nicely, and the other commands taught is good. ,
We have a Great Dane puppy and when she was about 6 to 7 months old she started to display some rough/mildly agressive behavior. We tried other training methods, but our Vet recommended Dave at K9. After an evaluation our puppy started 2 weeks of behavior training. The difference was amazing, we are very happy with the results. Our puppy is now 18 months old and just under 100 lbs and we have continued with K 9 for daycare. She loves the people at K9 and the socialization with the other dogs.
I have known Patty for years and have learned a lot of great training skills from her and have used her a number of times for dog sitting. She is an exceptional person, trainer and animal lover.
Lin has helped tremendously on working with our Australian Shepherd who started to become territorial towards other dogs and kids. It has been a lot of fun working with Lin and the improvements we’ve noticed in our dog’s behavior and responsiveness to us has been amazing, especially for such a short period of time! We would highly recommend Lin to everyone!
First off, I don't think there are enough words to describe just how wonderful Alex was during this experience. I was going out of town for the holiday weekend and needed a pet sitter for my 2 adult cats and 2 kittens (fostering from ICAC). Alex was very responsive to my Thumbtack request and immediately made himself available by phone! He was VERY accommodating. We treat our pets like family, so I knew that we were asking for him to do a lot (4 cats is kinda annoying) and he was always so kind, considerate, understanding, and willing to go the extra mile! He texted me after each visit to give a re-cap (he also offers to just leave a summary at the end of the gig, so if you're not wanting to receive messages every day, that's fine too). He is also very thorough about getting information about the pets and their different needs (he offers a complimentary visit to get to know the animals before you book). You can tell he really knows his stuff and cares about making sure your pets are comfortable and well taken care of. Just to give a little perspective, we were in a bit of a hurry to leave and I mentioned very briefly that I had no more paper towel and that I was sorry! I came home from my trip to a whole roll of paper towel in my kitchen. When I said he goes the extra mile, I really meant it. His generosity is immediately noticeable. If you're going out of town or just looking for someone who will take extraordinary care of your pets at an extremely reasonable price, look no further than Alex at BusyPaws!
Frances has stayed in our home and cared for our pets many times. We have three dogs and cats as well as fish. The longest time Frances cared for our pets was about fifteen days last winter. The peace of mind we enjoy on our vacations knowing that our pets are being so lovingly cared for in their own home is invaluable. Frances has a true love of animals and is able to relate to each one on an individual basis. We have complete confidence in her judgment and reliability and most of all on her kindness towards our animals. She has administered medication as well as their more basic requirements and we can enjoy our travels knowing they are being looked after by someone who truly cares for their welfare. We are happy to recommend Frances without qualification. Please feel free to call us if you would like a verbal confirmation of this letter.
Valerie's class was wonderful. I am more confident with my dog Mina. We have learned quite a bit in 6 weeks. Best part is I looked forward to class on Wednesday evenings because we were having fun while learning. I highly recommend taking this class with Valerie and we plan to sign up for more of her classes. No doubt our dog and her humans have benefited from this class. Thank you Valerie.
Barbara Jo is the best dog sitter ever. Warm, compassionate and knowledgeable about animals. Reliable and trustworthy. She is devoted to animals and to their care. Deserves a GOOD job.
We in-board trained our newly adopted puppy with Sami ...our 75 pound puppy who was full of energy and had no manners! Her amazing way with animals and understanding of their behaviors is the key to her success. When we adopted Kade, we wanted a dog that can go anywhere with us and behave well in all situations. That is exactly what we have. We are complimented whenever we go out on his wonderful manners. I highly recommend Five Lakes Dog Training for all of your training needs. We are so proud of our sweet boy and all of his accomplishments. We couldn't have done it without Sami and Five Lakes.
We attended some classes at MDT with Michael and Wendy in the summer of 2014. Our dog Casey has made leaps and bounds improvements in his behavior thanks to MDT!
Patty's trained both my dogs and they adore her, she has a wonderful way with animals. I would definitely recommend her.
Amanda is reliable and responsibile with a passion for animals. She treats my animals like they are her own. I would highly recommend Amanda as a caretaker for your furry friends!
Been leasing with the people here for a couple of years now. Management is open, approachable, knowledgeable and professional. This barn has provided an excellent avenue to my teenage daughter for improving horsemanship, learning and implementing natural training methods and spending lots of time learning all the care that these animals require. More like extended family than just a boarding/training facility. Lessons on sound horses are excellent for the beginner rider, and leasing offers options for those with more experience who can ride without a trainer present which really increases rider performance and ability. I can't say enough about this barn. Come see for yourself! :)
My Philosophy: Animals are sensitive with real needs and emotions. They need safety through love, kindness, compassion, structure, leadership and patience, as well as to have a safe surrounding, and it's up to us to provide it. Animals convey their moods with vocal tones (different tones for different needs and emotions) and body languages (stance, eyes, relaxed or taut posture, and tail language). They feel safest with a human who is foremost a true leader who knows how to lead with a relaxed, calm and assertive manner, by guiding through positive reinforcement with a steady and firm tone and not yelling (makes them feel insecure and unsafe). Animals react to our energy -- good human energy attracts positive animal behavior, and bad human energy attracts negative animal behavior. Every animal has its own personality that needs to be understood and appreciated. Animals should be regarded first with compassion, amusement and humor and never with a bad temper by a human. The proper amount of structure should always be implemented. Most humans need training in how to relate with the instincts of their animal friends than the animals need training in how to be an animal. My commitment as a caregiver to you is that I will be attentive and respectful of any needs that your animal friend has, respect and follow your guidelines with regard to animal boundaries (in house and out of house) and instructions given by you about acceptable behavior and follow without deviation any boundaries that you have regarding your animal friend. I promise to be their next best friend. It breaks my heart when I hear about mistreated and abused animals. If you are looking for someone trustworthy and responsible and who will be attentive to the needs of you and your animal friends, please get in touch with me. I always enjoy making new friends (two legged and four). PS: I have been blessed to have an experience with a house filled with three giant breed dogs, one medium-sized dog, 14 cats, three hamsters, two fishes, and one parakeet, at different times, of course!
I am an animal lover who takes pride in helping people out with theirs pets in any way by pet sitting, walking, feeding, basic grooming/bathing and cleaning up after.
I do animal sitting, and I wouldn't mind cleaning a little. I love animals and would love to take care of them since I can't have my own right now.
Pet Teacher offers an in-home dog training and behavior consultations. We also offer E-mail and phone consultations as well as webcam sessions for distant dogs. No matter where you're located in the country, we can coach you and your dog using Skype on your computer or Skype Mobile on your smart phone. Contact us, and we will explain how our "distant dog sessions" work! We also offer video analysis by capturing your dog's behavior and E-mailing it to us. We will analyze the behavior and give you recommendations on how to help your dog. Pet Teacher has been providing a full-time dog training experience using strictly humane motivational training techniques for 11 years, with no choke chains, prong collars, or shock collars. Pet Teacher's instruction is based on a scientifically-proven and positive reinforcement studies. Pet Teacher offers the following: * Individual sessions * Customized packages * Good manners package * E-mail consultations * Phone consultations * Webcam consultations for distant dogs * Video analysis * Home-alone sessions * Day breaks Pet Teacher designs what you and your dog need to become a successful team! Please visit our website for detailed information.
i do a good job i take care of what i need to do.