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I had the trainer come to my home and do individual training with my puppy. She was outstanding with our pup, taught her a lot and taught me to understand how best to continue the training. Extremely knowledgeable about dog training and very calm. Outstanding!!
Ryan and Milo did a great job with our German shepherd. They handled every situation with our dog well, even when he was being difficult. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of dog training.
Rita was a perfect fit for us in her approach to training our puppy, George. She has given us so much valuable advice. We will continue to tap into her expertise even after our sessions are completed.
Mandy did an AMAZING job at assisting us with our border collie puppy. There were many things we had to learn about handling a border collie as well as what methods to use when things are not going in our favor. Mandy was very patient and understanding with us and did a fantastic job at getting our puppy to follow commands. We had so much to learn that she ended up staying at our house almost three hours to ensure we had things under control before she left. She had a variety of methods to use if we felt one way might not work for us (such as scaring our puppy into a better behavior versus hanging out around the kennel until our little one would calm down). You can tell she enjoys her job and is very knowledgeable. Honestly, I would recommend her to anyone with puppy training needs!
Our initial training session was awesome! Lynne has a very calming personality and clearly explained what she was doing and why. I am looking forward in continuing our training with Lynne and alone. I feel the husband and I will be very successful. Xena and Emma also say thank you for training our humans. We feel so much better having mom and dad in control. :-)
Sally was very nice to work with and my dog Lucy enjoyed working with her too. Lucy liked to jump up a lot and Sally taught us techniques that showed results right away. She had great tips and suggestions on how to care for her. We plan to hire Sally if Lucy ever needs care while we are out of town.
I hired Lindsay to work with my dog, Rocky, on basic obedience. He was very territorial of parts of the house and needed work with some basic commands. Lindsay showed me how to communicate better with Rocky. I now know what he needs from me in order to feel safe and this has had a huge impact on his behavior. Lindsay uses positive reinforcement and counter-conditioning. She keeps the dog feeling safe and positive, showing him what he should be doing instead of what he should not be doing. She uses treats to get her points across to the dog. She does not use bark or shock collars or anything that would make the dog feel uncomfortable. I am very happy with my experience so far, and will continue using Kinney K9 Academy.
Ashley is incredible at what she does! She has been such a huge help to me and my pups. She has shared so many resources and lots of valuable knowledge with me. I don't know where my dogs and I would be without her! If you need a truly skilled dog trainer, nobody does it better than Ashley!
Roxanne is amazing! She has worked so diligently with our family and our puppy's needs. Any problem we were having, she had a way to address it. The best part is, it works!! She has a miracle solution for every instance. Roxanne is always willing to listen and do what is best for the family and the dog. Her techniques are easy to follow and always positive! She has reassured our family that we are making progress and are doing what is best for our puppy. We have seen wonderful changes in our puppy and are excited to continue to work with Roxanne. :)
I met Denise through my vet when looking for a puppy. The timing for a puppy was not in the cards at that time, however, we kept in touch. We are now training together with my first working line soon to be one year old female GSD. Denise has been a wealth of knowledge and is a wonderful trainer. Phone calls and/or messages of any kind are returned in a timely fashion and a professional manner. She is very patient and explains things well and I need this given this is my first go round at training. We had worked with another trainer for a short period of time and that wasn't working well for us. Am glad for that because it landed us at Denise's door. I would not hesitate recommending Denise for any breeding and/or training needs. We are beyond pleased with the services we are getting.
The most caring and sensitive trainer I know!! All Positive she really loves animals and it shows! I Really think she could train a mosquito if she tried!
Love the dog training classes by Terrific Tails! Great location, instructor is very knowledgeable and classes are affordable. Thanks!
I find Patti a very approachable & extremely honest person. I took Spirit to her home on a Tuesday afternoon to get the training in motion. had several contacts with her & shared with me Spirit was a very special, intelligent & well behaved dog. around me & my other dog, Bentley, Spirit had a lot of puppy actions in him. Patti explained to me she took him along everywhere, including exposing him to her 80 something year old mother & friends at assisted living & he did great! anyway she called on Friday & suggested Spirit is such a well behaved dog & does everything I taught him (sit, down, stay, attentive to her & the biggest one, come) that I would be wasting my money to have her continue basic training. so that sunday I picked him up & he was there just 5-6 days. so everything had a way of working out for all of us. in training him when he was a very young puppy he was everywhere except focused on me. little by little I would work with him & to my surprise it has stuck with him. Spirit will be 2 on april 1 & I picked him up at 8 weeks old so he has been around me basically his whole life. I'm 70 & have raised puppies all my life. I now have cancer & heart disease so my energy level has been declining for a while so I just felt he needed more attention & training from someone besides me & I chose Patti. I would definitely recommend her & she is a pleasant person to be around. this was Spirits first time away from home without his pal Bentley & Patti said he did very well. appreciate your time & take care. Larry J Faschingbauer
Sammi always does a great job taking care of the huge menagerie that we have. She's flexible and is easy to work with (and puts up with all the changing and long-winded instructions I leave). The animals all love her. She leaves great notes about how things went while we were gone. We've been using her for years and love her.
We offer in-home, group, and semi-private dog training. We cover obedience, behavior modifications, and problem behaviors. Certified by several organizations and having years of experience, PLB uses the latest techniques to improve your dog's behavior and generate a solid relationship between you and your dog.
I will help you train your pup or dog to be the best dog he/she can be! I will get to know your dog on a personal level and learn its twerks and kinks. Knowing the dog's personality is the first step I take before I begin his/her training. Every dog is different. Some may take longer than others to train. If you are not satisfied with my work then don't be afraid to let me know, and I'll give you your money back.
I have experience with all breeds but specialize in bully breeds. I have been training service dogs for the past 3 years with which all dogs have been very successful.
For my experience my fees are very fair. I do one on ones and teach classes.
Our programs promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine friends. Our force-free training uses a combination of management and games to help your canine friend develop good manners and self-control. We specialize in training secondhand dogs adopted from rescues and shelters.
Wag 'n Woofs, located in Eden Prairie, is excited to provide a safe, clean and fun environment for your dog to play and learn in. Owned by passionate, experienced dog lovers, we strive to make your dog's experience at Wag 'n Woofs like a second home. Please check out all of our services, watch the dogs play on the webcams, find out more about us, and contact us with any questions. We can't wait to meet you and your pup soon! When it comes to your dog's care, there are lots of choices. What Wag 'n Woofs provides is a detailed, personalized and loving environment. We hope to be more then just a dog day care. We want to be who you call for training advice, where your dog wiggles uncontrollably when you pull up the driveway, and a place you can rely on when you have to leave your pup in someone else's care. Your dog needs time to be a dog, and here at Wag 'n Woofs, they can sniff, run, play and get a good belly rub while moms and dads are busy. Wag 'n Woofs warmly welcomes you to come check us out.
I am a certified dog trainer, and I use only positive training methods. The clicker/reward is a great fun way to work with a dog! Being a good leader versus using dominance or pack leader is more productive and teachable. I also have a dog rescue and work with problems that rescues sometimes bring with them. I am a support system during any training process.