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Exactly the trainer I needed to help me with my dog. She is patient and knowledgeable, giving you the tools you need to understand your dog's behavior and correct problems. Her prices are very reasonable too!
Really know dog behavior and Milo and Ryan are great to work with. Excellent communication and a deep well of patience for dogs and dog parents.
I love how knowledgeable Hannah is about dog behavior and training. If I had not met her, I would have never known about positive reinforcement. It's not hard to see that Hannah is so caring and driven to help people and their dogs. She's always willing to work around your schedule and is readily available by text, email, or Facebook. She has so much patience and it's nice to see how gentle she is with dogs. If you are looking for a dog trainer or walker, I definitely recommend Hannah with Loyal Friend!
Rita clearly loves dogs and knows animal behavior. She worked wonders with our Rat Terrier (and us for that matter!) I had looked at some of the dog training classes in the area and none of the times worked for us. What's great about Rita is she's flexible and works within your schedule. Also, the training is one-on-one which is not the case with classes. She works specifically to the level and needs of your dog. After each class, she leaves you with very detailed instructions on what she just taught you, which is great because there was always something I forgot. She also makes herself available by text if you have any questions. Best of all, she makes it fun for all. I know I will return to her to brush up or take our training to the next level.
I use her service all the time. I like her training methods and she has a good rapport with the dogs. She is doing very well with one of my dogs that has behavioral issues, he is making great progress. She also has a doggie day care and has taken very good care of my 14 year old dog and keeps her in top shape. I have a work schedule that keeps me away for 24 hours at a time and she is willing to watch my dogs at anytime.
Mandy did an excellent job. I would highly recommend her to anyone with a dog having behavior issues.
Does your dog have behavior problems? Or just need coaching on getting your dog to listen to you more and think of you as the "pack leader" in the relationship? I now have a dog once owned by Justine, and he is the most well behaved dog I've seen, always responds to my commands and even knows a number of tricks as well! She can also provided specialized training for PTSD service dogs. Hire Justine for whatever may be your needs - you'll be so happy you did, as will your dog!
Crystal has worked with both of our dogs now and I can't tell you how grateful we are for her services. Crystal is passionate, professional, knowledgeable, and so patient. Crystal taught us simple concepts and commands that we could use to better understand our dogs' behavior and communicate effectively at their level. She helped us determine that we were not the best fit for our rescue dog due to his psychological issues and acted as his advocate by helping us in our search to find him the appropriate home with a more experienced dog owner, even when his original shelter turned him down. Crystal provided her knowledge, resources, and support to us even after our training sessions had come to an end. We would highly recommend Crystal Fetting to anyone who has simple or complex dog issues that need to be resolved. Thank you for everything Crystal! ~Leah
Jim has cured my golden retriever with his issues with leash-pulling and fear of car rides making him a happier dog, and me a happier dog owner. His calm/ assertive approach and insights on dog psychology were 100% effective.
Katie has given my daughter and I advice about our dogs behavior issues and has been right on with every thing she told us. She is very knowledgeable about dog behavior. I have also seen first hand how she trained her horse and was very impressed!
Lynne is fantastic at dealing with my dog. She works with me and is very interested in making sure that my dog feels comfortable in his environment. I am very comfortable with her and am very happy that I picked her to help me deal with my dog's aggressive and fear behavior.
Casey provided excellent training for our dog related to barking.
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.
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.
Our Rescue uses Your Dog's Best Friend exclusively because of the results we have experienced with our behavior challenged dogs. We have had 6-7 go through Boot Camp or extensive one on one training with both Robert and Max with fantastic results. Our adopters have also had personal training with them with the same great results. I myself have learned so much in this area: greeting dogs, walking dogs, helping a dog overcome fear agression, shyness, and most of all: establishing a healthy Leadership Role. We have taken in dogs that would otherwise be put down and helped them become happy, friendly dogs with a forever home; all thanks to their training and guidance.
I hired Dana to consult with me about a prospective service dog. Dana was efficient and knowledgeable in her assessment, and she conducted herself professionally. Dana not only understood the criteria for becoming a service dog and how to assess them, but she also had a great understanding a dog physical limitations; she assessed for physical as well as behavioral suitability. Overall, it was an excellent experience.
We offer effective, science based, force free training and behavior modification for dogs and cats, to help them become the best companions they can be for your family. We use the latest in scientifically based techniques that provide fast, effective, lasting results. These build a positive, happy relationship with your pets by using force free training methods that you and your pets will love. We each have over thirty years experience working with all types of dogs, solving all kinds of behavior problems.
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.
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I genuinely care about the human and dog bond. I want you to be the best pair you can be.
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For my experience my fees are very fair. I do one on ones and teach classes.
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My main focus in working with dogs is behavioral modification and dog psychology. This means that I focus not only on the behavior, but what is causing the behavior. I work with dogs and owners to not only over come behavioral obstacles, but to strengthen the bond between them. I also educate owners how to prevent future behavioral problems and what to do if problems reoccur.