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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.
Prompt, courteous and caring about all of my animals.
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.
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!
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.
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. ,
Our family recently moved to Novi MI from Sri Lanka with our "village dog" Charlie. Charlie had extreme dog/ dog aggression issues and walking her was very difficult and dangerous. (We live in a dog dense neighborhood) When Beth contacted us we found out she too had raised a "village dog"! (Beth's daughter had brought the dog back From Africa. ) Beth was knowledgeable about the breed. She understood and could relate to the many challenges we faced training Charlie- most importantly she knew how to help both Charlie (and her family) learn and apply positive techniques to manage and gradually decrease undesirable behaviors. Beth has extensive experience training dogs and also brings along a wealth of knowledge due to her background in Biology and her work with Wolves. She is a highly experienced, competent, caring and compassionate trainer. We are so happy with Charlie's progress. Beth has also helped us, Charlies family understand our dog, her behaviors and taught us how to be better parents to Charlie - Charlie's also learnt some new tricks! Thanks Beth
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.
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!
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!
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.
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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.
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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.
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! :)
Patty's trained both my dogs and they adore her, she has a wonderful way with animals. I would definitely recommend her.