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Joel is a great dog trainer. He is cool, calm and collective which is a great trait for a dog trainer. His training is accomplished using positive reinforcement. It's well worth the investment in your dog and yourself.
We have had only one session with Lena and have already seen amazing results with our 1 y.o. dog. Lena gives hands-on training to you and your dog. We are training our pup to be a therapy dog, and he is already well on his way to having the skills needed to pass the test. Well done Lena Skov! Glad we found you on Thumbtack!!!
Kevin was a wonderful trainer from the beginning! My dog was usually fearful and stressed but took to Kevin within their first meeting. By the end of the week he was walking on the leash beyond our expectations. He was finally not scared to go into public, we even took him to Birkdale the next week! The best part is that Cooper was so excited every time he saw Kevin so we knew he was not only learning but loved the training.
I have worked with Holland K9 services for 3.5 years and I would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone. When we adopted our dog Buddy, he was so high energy that we had to let him run off leash to burn that energy off and be a happy dog. However he was completely unresponsive to commands off leash, and would charge (friendly and excited, but still) any dog or person he spotted. After a bad experience with another dog training group, we found John. He helped us to transition to using an E-collar (shock collar) in order to enforce off-leash commands. I was initially nervous about that type of training due to our prior experience but with John it went great. Buddy was never fearful like he was with the other trainers. Our dog became wonderful and basically 100% reliable off-leash, and all of us were so much happier. We hired him again when we got our second dog, and he helped us train her as well as brush up Buddy on his skills again. Training with him is definitely worth every cent.
Brendan was awesome! He took our “bad dog” and brought back such a good one. He shared videos with us of Cameron’s progress. When he brought him home Brendan worked with our whole family to make sure we knew what do and what to change in our habits to make sure that all of the good behavior stuck. He took the time to answer all of our questions and made himself available for any further maintenance sessions. We were at our wits end with our dog, and because of Brendan we have a dog whom we love, and who we now love living with.
Jarod did an amazing job with my dog. She was a great dog, but a little too wild at times. I could not walk her on a leash without her pulling excessively and I had a tough time getting her to obey me, especially when other people were around. Jarod sent me a video within the first couple of days of having her and she was already obeying his commands. He sent me videos throughout the process and communicated with me regularly. I could tell he was very passionate about his job as he kept her even longer than we agreed to so that he could get her to the level of where he felt she needed to be. The day I picked her up, I could tell a complete difference in her. I spent a good amount of time with Jarod and my dog as he taught me all the commands. He continued to follow up with me after I got her home to see how we were doing. She's still a very fun and loving dog, but now I'm able to control her much better. Jarod's pricing is very reasonable. I highly recommend Jared to anyone and am thankful to him for all his help.
Mariah is great to work with! She is doing great working with my rescue dog. She has been patient with my dog who is a bit shy but my dog has also been doing really well and learning a lot from her! I would highly recommend Mariah to anyone!
Jenna is an amazing woman who truly cares about dogs. She is our puppy's Guardian Angel. My Husband and I are very grateful to have found her.
We are very pleased to have had our new family member trained by Fran at Lake Norman Natural Dog Training. Lexie arrived to us spunky but with good manners and crate trained. Fran even took her back while we were on vacation. An awesome experience! I would highly recommend her.
I have a new puppy and I knew it was a little early to start really training him but I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything right and that I was teaching him and not discouraging him. Paul really helped put my mind at ease with just one phone call and one session. He taught me how to speak to my dog and correct my dog without saying no. I am hoping to continue training with Paul once Benny comes of age!
I met Nick, the owner of Alpha-Moves while taking my dog Mister, to a dog socialization class. I was immediately impressed by Nick’s easy going demeanor & willingness to spend extra time with me talking about the ins & outs of training a puppy. I was so impressed by Nicks knowledge of dogs & his suggestions on how to train my puppy, I asked Nick if he would be willing to come over to my house & help me further train Mister. I had no idea how how much help he would be. Nick showed me how to potty train Mister, how to get him not to chew on everything in the house, how to actually come when I called him , and he even showed me effective ways to discipline him without breaking his spirit. Nick was always on time for our appointments & willing to answer my calls & walk me thru whatever Mister & I were working on. When Mister turned 6 months I entrusted Nick to take Mister for 3 weeks & do an intensive obedient training with him. I must admit this was the longest 3 weeks of my life but nick kept my up to date with the training & sent videos to show Mister’s continued improvement. My wife & I had just had our first child so I kept reiterating to Nick how good Mister has to be. After the 3 weeks were up I was blown away with what Nick had done with Mister. My wife or I can simply say “place” & Mister goes to our pre designated spot & stays for as long as we need him. This is so helpful when we are trying to cook dinner & bathe our daughter. Before Mister was underneath our feet & clamoring for attention but now he will just chill out in his place until we say the code word & then he will come off. It’s a game changer!!! Mister heals, off leash. With the help of an e collar I go to the park without a leash. I can ask Mister to lay down, then walk a 100 yards and give him a hand signal that Nick taught him & he will run right to me & sit. It is truly amazing. Mister just turned 1 years old & we haven’t had to deal with all the usual “puppy stuff”. Nick even taught him the “that’s enough” command where I can ask Mister to stop barking & he will do it. This one blew me away because we want Mister to bark to let people know he’s here, but we also want to be able to ask him to stop. Now I feel we have the best of both worlds. I have never left a review for anyone in my entire life but after working with Nick I wanted to let others know. We couldn’t be more grateful & I couldn’t give Nick a higher recommendation. Thanks for all the help Nick. I wish you continued success. Look forward to more training the future. And Mister does too:)
Blair is an amazing trainer! We have experience with her training our dog Jetta in classes (agility, rally obedience, general obedience) as well as private training in our home for resource guarding and walking on leash with neighborhood distractions. While Jetta is not a perfect dog, we certainly gained many valuable tools from Blair to help Jetta be the best dog she can be. Blair is excellent at finding different ways to help clients understand her comprehensive knowledge of dog behavior. We consider Blair's training to be a "gold standard," and would recommend her without hesitation.
We had a great experience. It was very apparent our 6 month-old little beagle did too. He came home so happy. He had learned many things needed to become a good family pet. Now, if we, the humans, can follow our instructions to keep reinforcing the learning. You know, it's hard to teach an old dog (human) new tricks. Heather was great with Shylo and we would recommend her to anyone looking for super dog training.
Liz (and Meritt) did an awesome job of training Spartacus - our cockapoo - and us! What they do at CCT is everything a dog owner would want - they truly love what they do and it shows in how they help dogs be such great family members and how Spartacus loves going there for socializing and training with other dogs. I could not imagine having a dog without them.
My dog was banned from PetSmart grooming after trying numerous groomers and dog trainer, Will Carmack was the only dog groomer and trainer that she would allow to cut her hair. Will provides a loving environment and has an uncanny ability to cut her hair while keeping her calm the entire time!!!
We had a great overall experience with Glenn as he trained our dog and us. :) Glenn was patient, well-informed and friendly. He answered all of our follow-up questions throroughly and made sure we felt comfortable throughout the training process. The one caveat I would suggest is to establish a communication plan upfront with him. Once we addressed that email was his preferred channel, things went more smoothly. We would recommend Glenn and his family to anyone looking for an educated dog trainer!
Fran has been a life saver, not only for my new rescue dog but for my older dog as well. Her ability to read what the dog is doing and why is amazing! Thank you so much for your direction as we are enjoying getting out walking with our dogs, and are feeling more confident that we are now in control! Fran not only trains the dogs but also the owners. I highly recommend Fran if you need help with your dog no matter what the age. Thanks again!!
Melissa did a great job with my very large dog. He had trouble on a leash meeting new people and dogs, and she had the proper tools available and was able work those issues at her location. Because he is so large it was so important to be able to control him and she helped show me how, so that he is a joy to walk now (where he was very difficult before we started). She effectively introduced the tools and techniques we could use , training us both, and I am using those same techniques with my other dogs. Very impressive. Cannot say enough, and we are so grateful for what we were able to accomplish.
Kat was able to help me after I adopted my 5 year old, Rufus. He was a rescue dog that didn't have the greatest go at life for the first 5 years. Sweet, loving boy, but he definitely needed some guidance as far as training and obedience went. She came over to our house- met with us- and put together a plan to help get him on the fast track to where he needed to be. Through very thorough one on one training she was able to get him to *not* jump with excitement on to visitors (and even me) when they came through the door, she trained him to always stay in "place" when commanded, and the biggest thing of all was that she was able to train him to walk on a leash. I know that sounds silly, but before she worked with him- he was all over the place on a leash. With her tools and methods, he now walks by my side as if the leash isn't even there. Even more so, I can now walk him (where it's permitted) OFF of the leash and he obeys every command. He's still the same sweet boy I adopted, but he wouldn't be the well trained boy he is today without the work and training she did with him.
My name is Ka Ying Lee, and I am a professional dog walker. I am also able to train them. I train obedience to dogs, and I am also able to potty train them. If your dog won't listen to you, well I can make sure he/she does.
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