Ridgeside K9 Carolinas
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- Alexandra W.
Our boxer/pit mix was a typical boxer...wild, full of energy, and stubborn. We had a few incidents with our other dog where she would latch on and not let go. Feeling like we would have to rehome her, I found Ridgeside. We drove out to Jacksonville for an evaluation and they told us that it was likely she wasn’t truly aggressive, but more so needs to learn boundaries. We signed her up for the 4 week board and train program and dropped her off at their next availability. I loved seeing updates from the trainers on Facebook and Instagram. Every time I saw a Rousey update she was learning something new, looked happy and tired. They even took her stand up paddle boarding. My boxer...who hates water...on a paddle board in the water! We were excited to have her home. Will and Taylor drove Rousey back to our house in Leland and spent hours training me on how to command and walk Rousey. We even took her out to stores and practiced there too. Since she’s been home we still have a wild and energetic boxer, but she listens! We’re able to tell her to stop bugging our other dog when she’s not respecting boundaries and we have avoided tussles so far. We’ve had a couple of instances where our front door was wide open while unloading the car and Rousey just stood there and would not run out the front door (a boundary we had set with her that she is never to cross). We used to chase her around the neighborhood for 15-20 minutes when she would get out. A similar situation visiting a family members house, the door was open and Rousey walked out. She didn’t run around, she was just outside. We noticed and called her to come...and she did! We are so pleased with her training and continue to work with her as she really seems to enjoy it. The cost at first seems like a lot, but it’s an investment in your pup. It’s well worth it and the amount of work they do with your dog is more than worth the cost. They have financing options as well. We love Ridgeside!Aug 16, 2020
- Jennifer E.
Can’t say enough great things about Ridgeside K9 - Carolinas!! Our 9 month old German shepherd completed the 3 week board and train program and we couldn’t believe the transformation. Prior to training, Hans would leash pull like crazy, and bark at every dog, person, and small child he saw. We were no longer able to take him out in public like we used to, it was very frustrating for us. Especially since we had brought his baby brother home just a couple weeks before sending him to training, we knew two out of control German Shepherds would be extreme difficult to handle. Hans came home and is now able to walk nicely without pulling or barking at everything he sees. We are able to take him out in public again with no issues! When the time comes we will be sending his 4 month old brother to complete the same program as well. Can’t thank this team enough!!Aug 1, 2020
- Aeryalle W.
Like many others, I contemplated sending my dog to a trainer. She’s my very best friend, and going three weeks without her would be hard. Eventually, after looking around, and talking with Will and Austen, I decided it would be best for her. Lilly’s trainer was Kaitlyn, and from the very first day she had her, Kaitlyn kept me in the loop with what was going on with Lilly. Lilly ended up staying longer than three weeks, when Will and Kaitlyn thought Lilly needed more time, but they still included me every step of the way. I’ve had Lilly back almost a week now, and we’ve done so many things together. Before, she was fence and leash reactive. She pulled on the leash, and didn’t have confidence around other dogs. Now, we go to the dog park everyday, where we practice the things we learned together (down, sit, heel, and her recall distance is astounding). We go on so many walks, and Lilly heels the whole time. She ignores people and dogs on our walks, even cats! (which wouldn’t have happened before). Kaitlyn is absolutely amazing, and so is the rest of Will’s team. I cannot recommend them enough.Jul 24, 2020
- Justin W.
5 stars aren’t enough to give this review. The whole RSK9NC crew are Rock stars!! They started working with Stark and me when Stark was four months old. He wasn’t old enough to attend their Off-Leash Board and Train, but they worked with me to help prepare him for his stay. I’m not sure how much I was able to accomplish, but the dog I got back was not the same one I left when I dropped him off. Stark used on pull on the leash, barked at other dogs or people, and was easily distracted on walks. After the 3-week program the pulling was done, he has stopped barking at others on walks, and his distraction was turned to attention. Since working with them, I have seen his confidence grow in just the most basic tasks and carried over to learning things. They have always made themselves available if I had questions or need additional help with Stark. (I’m sure they would say training me was more difficult than him. 🤣🤣!! We love being a part of RSK9NC family and will forever be grateful for kindness and expectation of nothing less than perfection from Stark and me and the friendship they have shown us both. Very highly recommend!!!Jul 1, 2020
- Jessica F.
I can’t recommend Ridgeside K-9 enough. I had a couple of bad experiences with other local trainers and I was close to giving up on the idea until I found them. My dog Poppi LOVES going to her daycare/training program everyday. She gets so excited to see them. I love the daily drop off/pickup program because I get to take her home everyday and see her progress. All of her issues have been resolved and she is a joy to be around. I get compliments on her behavior everywhere I go. She comes home clean and happy everyday. I love that they allow daily playtime and make the experience pleasant for the dog and the owner. I would give them 3 thumbs up 👍🏻 if I had an extra thumb! Will and Christina have mainly worked with Poppi, they are amazing, and so patient, as are all of the wonderful trainers there. All smiles here! Communication is wonderful, training skill is out of this world and I see real results. Thanks guys! ♥️Jun 26, 2020
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have worked with dogs in many aspects from little pet dogs to multi purpose canines in special operations.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I started training dogs back in 2011 when I got into doing dog sports with my German shepherd. Fell in love with dog training then!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Ask a lot of questions!