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We contacted Four Winds Dog Training because wed had trouble with our female Klein Poodle who spent her first 5 1/2 years as a breeder dog. Although she was not physically abused, Marlo clearly had unpleasant experiences, particularly with men, leaving emotional scars and causing unpredictable behaviors. The worst has been aggressiveness towards men in certain situations - including one biting incident. Shahar of Four Winds has worked methodically with us and Marlo in our home, teaching us to use clicker training and positive reinforcements. Shahar is firm in her guidance but yet sensitive and flexible as appropriate. She listens to owners (and Marlo!) and works to find the best outcomes for a situation while staying true to her own experience and training. We are currently attending her 6-session group class to hone our clicker training skills. Marlo responds positively to the clicking sound which often brings a treat, after she successfully follows a command. Shahar also encourages intermittent rest and play periods so as not to tire the dogs. Marlo clearly enjoys this kind of training. Before Shahars training began, Marlo was steadily getting worse. Although Marlos behaviors tend not to change quickly (in spite of her high intelligence), we have seen steady improvement. We are very happy with the results.
Jana and her team are very professional. My dog loves them, he's always happy to be back home but I never worry when they have him! I love the detailed notes they leave of what they did w/ my dog. I've referred one person to they already and I will continue to refer. Thanks @ Home Pet Care!!!!!
10/10 would recommend
Love the dog training classes by Terrific Tails! Great location, instructor is very knowledgeable and classes are affordable. Thanks!
I love Alpha Dog Care, but more importantly my dog Howie LOVES Mary. We live in the neighborhood and walk by her house every day. If Howie notices any activity over at "Marys", he has to go over and get his attention from her. Howie is a "jumper" so I was a little nervous about leaving him with anyone. Mary had it all under control. She definitely has the heart for the dogs....they all seem to love her. Her house is set up with the dogs in mind....,the dogs are even allowed on the furniture. Howie liked getting a walk every day in addition to other activities.....such as story time and popcorn time ( if their humans allow it) I chose an " in her home" doggy care like Alpha Dog Care because Howie is such a social guy and would've been sad/bored with limited social interaction....somebody was there 24/7 which made me alot more comfortable!
Loved them. Staff was friendly, asked great question and my dog looked perfect. I will be using them again!
Mikaela is truly "the dog whisper!" She understands your dog, even more... she GETS your dog. She listens to your concerns, and your training goals. She makes a plan, and then miraculously you end up with the best behaved dog on the planet! Almost a year after training my dog still sees Mikaela and runs to her, and just snuggles her legs. I recommend Mikaela for all of your dog training needs, she is quite simply the best... no hyperbole!!!
Hi, there! Animals are my passion and my career. I have my degree in animal science with specialization in nutrition, health, and animal behavior/training from the University of Minnesota. I have worked at a vet clinic for three years during college. I have experienced working at PetSmart for over a year as a groomer and in sales in guiding new pet parents along their exciting new journey. I also gained experience in caring for reptiles, avian animals, and small mammals for those clients looking for care for other pets at home. During my last two years in high school, I worked at a pet resort and excelled in daycare and boarding services. I just graduated from college and have a lot of energy and TLC to give to your pet, and I hope you consider me for your next pet sitter. Please feel free to text/call my cell, or contact me via my email as well; I will return your call/email very promptly. I am available overnights and have a very flexible schedule.
I am freshly out of school and love animals. I volunteered at a shelter walking and feeding the animals. I like working with animals and giving them the care they need.
We offer dog training -- both group classes and private lessons. We also have premium foods, treats and training supplies.
I dog sit and walk and even baby sit for your human babies. My hours are flexible. I'm very dependable and always on time.
I offer fitness and nutrition coaching and/or pet care services (training and grooming for all sizes of cats and dogs).
My service stands out because every dog I train, is trained in a unique way!
I genuinely care about the human and dog bond. I want you to be the best pair you can be.
We offer personalized in-home dog training to fit into your busy schedule and tailor to your needs. We do house sitting for your pets so they don't have to change routine when you are away. Our certified professional dog trainer has over 10 years of experience in the pet care industry and keeps up with the newest information.
I am a professional dog groomer. I have 30 years of dog experience, including technical experience. I work with special needs dogs.
With humane, science-based training methods, we will decide what you want your dog to do instead of focusing on what you don't want him doing. I am committed to using only humane, science-based training methods. My goal is to provide you with the tools you need to enjoy the dog you already love. Why use pain or fear-based methods when there are other options? When I work with a dog I go at their pace, watch for a goofy smile and wait for the dog to let me know when he is having fun. I hope to someday see the dog training industry say goodbye to scary and painful training tactics.
I am a professional dog trainer. I graduated from Petropolis Academy of Grooming & Training. I have extensive training in obedience training, protection and police K-9, assistance in dog training, and advanced scent detection. I also conduct public group classes and private lessons. Discover methods and tricks to make your dog more respectable and expand your relationship through a consistent type of communication to help maintain good behavior. Your puppy will enjoy this experience and will be a good fix for attention.
Every dog is treated like it is a member of my family.
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.
I will walk your dog for you when you can't at any time of the day. I will work around your schedule.