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I recently had the opportunity to work with Shahar from Four Winds Dog Training. What a tremendous experience both for me and my dog. I have never worked with a dog trainer before so I wasn't sure what to expect. I provided some basic information about what I was looking for and Shahar responded that she could deliver the service I needed. She arrived promptly and ready to start training right away. She was very polite, knowledgable, and patient. My Bassett Hound tends to be timid around new people so I wasn't sure how he would react to a trainer. It took less than ten minutes after meeting Homer for Shahar to peak his interest. Watching her interact with Homer in such a gentle but confident way, explaining to me every movement she was making and why was very interesting. Homer responded in no time. I was very impressed. It was the exact opposite of what I might have expected from Homer given his introduction to strangers in the past. I learned a great deal from the experience. I highly recommend giving Four Winds a try.
I just can't say enough about Darci's professionalism and genuine love of animals. She has done everything from socializing to training to boarding to loving our puppy like she is her own. She is highly dependable and always does exactly what she says will do. Since we are first time dog owners, finding someone that I could trust was the most important thing when looking for a trainer and pet sitter. I can completely trust Darci. It is more that just the fact that she without a doubt loves dogs, but she respects them, wants the best for them, and it shows in her work and interaction. Our dog could not love her more and it shows in how Maizy responds to her and is beyond excited to see her every time. And whenever we have a question, or see a behavior we aren't sure what to do with, Darci has a solution or suggestions. If you are looking for the best care available for your pet when you can't be with them, then you should choose Darci. You will be so glad you did!
We are so happy to have found Rita as she was a great help with our boxer Betty. Our dog is very stubborn but smart and Rita was able to help us get her obedience to where we wanted as well as her listening. Rita took time to understand what we were looking to accomplish and worked with us every step of the way to make sure we were satisfied.
Lori is the best dog trainer that I know in Twin Cities! She is patient, and makes it fun, brings it to your home environment where the dogs are more relaxed. I also board my dog here as well. She is the cheapest, has better quality care for my dog than anyone I know. Best quality for the lowest price. She has trained my dog to be perfect! She bonds with the animals so well that they automatically listen to her, and even the most aggressive dogs aren't intimidated and will respond to her. I would recommend going to her before anyone else, you won't be disappointed. She cares about the people and the animals very much. My dog, Buddy, is a westie terrier and goes to doggy daycare here also. He gets along with everyone. Great!
This was our first time working with a dog trainer and Crystal exceeded our expectations! She taught us a few techniques to keep our 7-month old puppy from jumping on us and others and it seems to really work! She also gave us some great tips on types of toys that would keep him busy and stimulated. She was extremely helpful at explaining to us why our dog was behaving in certain way and showing us techniques we can use to lower his energy level. We will definitely be recommending her to others!
Mary has been the absolute best walker and trainer for our belgian mali Isla! Couldn’t get by without her.
Lindsay is an incredible dog trainer. She has turned our whole household around for the better because now we know how to interact with our puppy. We strongly recommend Lindsay Kinney from K9 Academy!
Very responsive to our needs. Flexible, family friendly. Great dog trainer!
Paul arrived and explained the Bark Busters training process to us. Skeptical that it could actually make a difference on the first day, we began the work. Not sure if our dog was overly tired or if she actually was learning a more submissive roll that first day, we were amazed at the changes we were already seeing! She was a totally different dog the next day and has been since. She has been amazingly responsive to the techniques and much more behaviorally appropriate. Although we are still learning the process, we see improvements in ourselves and our dog every single day. The Bark Busters Method really does work! Paul believes in what he is teaching and it's obvious in his work with dogs. We look forward to our future sessions with him.
Kristin and her team of trainers at For the Love of Dogs did a fantastic job teaching us how to training our Britney Spaniel (Maya) to go from an unruly ball of energy, to a loving, family pet. During our vacations, Kristin boarded Maya and provided a friendly stay in the evenings, and in-depth training during the day (who knew dogs could run on a treadmill?). She readily answers questions on follow ups post classes or stays. Thanks Kristin!
My Wheaten Terrier Inara started classes with Jodee when I got her at 4 months old. Jodee was able to structure training specific to Inara's needs and abilities. Inara was a very smart and exuberant puppy but easily bored. So basic training with lots of repetition did not work for her. Jodee tailored classes to allow her to do more advanced skills in her puppy classes which allowed Inara to keep learning. Making things more of a challenge, Inara was not treat motivated, so Jodee's program of praise and positive reinforcement really helped Inara learn. Inara and I enjoyed our training so much that we continued classes for 5 years. We did classes from puppy to adult, good citizenship, agility and even tricks. People would chuckle and ask isn't your dog trained yet. Of course she was! But training became a social activity for Inara and her doggie friends. As well as for all the owners. Inara would still be doing training with Jodee if she hadn't passed away from a sudden illness. I will definitely be taking my next dog to work with Jodee. She has the ability to teach young puppies that learning is fun and help owners gain the knowledge and confidence to continue working with their dogs when away from classes. Jodee has helped dogs that are rescues as well as those who have been abused become happy well adjusted family members and working animals. If you are looking for a highly skilled positive trainer for your dog or puppy be sure to contact her.
If you are looking for a professional dog trainer, you have found that person in Jim Diem. Jim was knowledgeable, professional, flexible, and compassionate in helping our family with our challenges with our shelter dog. We were unprepared for a dog with fear aggression, and upon a happenstance meeting with Jim our lives changed dramatically. Jim worked with our dog and our family to improve the quality of our dog’s life, as well as enhance our understanding of how an informed owner should behave. Jim was not the first trainer we worked with. He is the only trainer we will work with now. We are indebted to Jim and his expertise for all he has done for us. Thanks Jim! Beth Hanssens + Family
I love working with Cheryl. She's a fantastic trainer. My basset has really responding to her training methods. Will stay with her for the long haul Thanks for your kindness and patients
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!
I loved working with Katie. She is very experienced and loves bully breeds which isn't always the case with dog trainers. I worked with BAT training with my leash reactive pittie and she not only trained me on what to do, she gave me tons of ideas of what to do at home (realistic scenarios). She is also very positive. No negative dog training at all. Katie also will continue class even if most people don't show up so it feels like you get a lot of one on one time. I would definitely recommend Katie as a dog trainer.
Denise is one of the most dedicated professional trainers I have ever had the privilege of working with. She has helped me take my dog to levels I never thought were possible! I look forward to working with her in the future and seeing just how far and amazing my dog will become with her guidance and superior knowledge.
Jeff did an excellent job with my dog Mac. I visited several trainers and what he achieved with him in eight weeks others said was impossible. they said I should just keep him as a house pet and buy another dog. What he can get a dog to do is amazing and because of him, Mac is now a house pet who loves to hunt, retrieve and swim. I couldn't ask for a better dog.
Mary is more than a dog trainer. She's my mentor for all things related to dogs. She works with a deep awareness of what it takes to bring people in alignment with their dog's intelligence, emotions and breed. The more she shares the more I want learn, and I am grateful.
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I help you teach your dog in a positive way. I use only positive reinforcements and non-reinforcing markers to train your canine friend. Whether your focus is competition or just a well-rounded canine companion, I can help you achieve that goal!