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Train Play Live
Train Play Live

Train Play Live

$875
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Introduction: Train Play Live is owned and operated by Glenn Sherrill. I am an Animal Behavior College honors graduate and a certified dog trainer. We offer private lessons in your home and in public areas of your choosing. Many clients choose our private lessons for the one-on-one attention, convenience, customized instruction, and for our success rate with problem behaviors that make living with your dog anything from bothersome to unbearable. I am always privileged to help an aggressive or fearful dog become more balanced, and to educate the owners about their responsibility. Our private lessons come with free follow up lessons for the life of the dog we trained. We also offer discount packages for multiple dogs. We offer group lessons in Salisbury at the Tractor Supply Company. We have a large training area that is climate-controlled. Puppy socialization, basic manners and advanced obedience classes are offered. Our clients like these classes because they believe that we take them further in training and socialization than other training centers. We will challenge you and your dog and equip you with the knowledge to continue everyday training (even while doing dishes or watching TV). Boarding and private training in our home is available on a first come, first serve basis. This service is extended to our clients first and then to interviewed dog owners. We do not have a boarding facility, so your dog lives inside with us and plays outside with our dogs when possible. We only accept 2 to 3 dogs at a time. We include long walks or jogs by the "4-wheeled gator", backpacking for larger dogs, treadmill workouts, play dates, outings for socialization, and customized training. We set up the same scenarios you are dealing with and give you solutions based on your dog's individual situation. We have developed the No Pain - No Pull Collar that works "like a miracle", clients say, on dogs that are extreme pullers. The best part is that it is not painful or easy to misuse like a choke chain or pinch collar. Most dogs stop pulling and start focusing in less than 30 seconds! This collar also comes with an instructional DVD. Our proving ground has been our client's dogs and large dog shows. Train Play Live specializes in equipping owners with the knowledge and skills they need to create a well-mannered, balanced, and responsible canine member of the family. We love dogs and believe that they can all change very quickly when given the right leadership and care. However, we put a large emphasis on educating the owners and all family members about dog behavior, how dogs learn, and what they need from their human counterparts to be successful. Our clients love our commitment to excellence, patience, and understanding with them and their dog. We commit to training and educating you, so that you would not only train your dog, but other dogs as well. Rehabilitating the dog is easy; training the human is harder and we feel, more important. Our dog training business is about people, too. After all, we know your dog needs you to be successful. Please give us a chance to show you how your dog can become obedient and balanced and how your family can become more fulfilled and less stressed. Happy training!
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Sara K.

Dog Training

Glenn and his wife were excellent! They were so patient with me, even when I asked a ton of questions. He is so knowledgeable about what needs to be accomplished and his program is organized and professional. They are not only great business owners, but fantastic people as well. Thank you!!
Dec 15, 2020
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Amy B.

Dog Training

We found Glenn on thumbtack after talking with multiple dog trainers. Our 4 year old Aussie was attacking our other older dog, unprovoked, was jumping and barking excessively, and was out of control when passing other dogs on walks. He had nipped at people and had unpredictable tendencies. Glenn was well informed on our dog's situation and could give clear examples of what he would do in training as well as the psychology of our dog that he needed to re-train. He spent time meeting with us and our dog through an hour our longer consultation and showed us some of the things he would be working on during the consultation. His explanations of our dogs psychology made sense with what we saw at home and Glenn was a good listener when we would explain our dog's fear aggressive tendencies. We appreciated his acknowledgement of our experiences/issues and using those as areas of focus in the training instead of a "one size fits all" program. We loved that Glenn's focus is not only on making changes with the dog, but making changes with the PEOPLE so that the training will last when you get home. We put our dog through the boot-camp program and Glenn was committed to helping our dog and us know how to handle a variety of situations. The boot camp training included many resources to help us help our dog- a "place" mat, a short leash, a muzzle, an e-collar trainer, and a no-pain-no pull collar. Glenn was not the cheapest option we found, but after coming out of the training, he's an amazing value! You get so much more than what you pay for! Glenn is also committed for the LIFE of the dog. Glenn has lived up to his word in this area and has followed up with us anytime that we needed additional advice, resources, etc. after we brought our dog back home from boot-camp. We would have loved a few more updates during the training time to know how our dog was doing (sometimes it was hard to get in touch with Glenn) but in the end, the outcomes spoke for itself. We have recommended several friends to Glenn since our dogs training and will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for a trainer.
Dec 11, 2018
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Dorothy R.

Dog Training

Glenn is honest and up front about his training, the entire process and expectations from the first email and conversation. I, myself, have trained pups my whole life, showing them in obedience trials. My young adult daughter adopted a year old, returned twice to the shelter, food aggressive, work boot hating dog who she said she could help (she loves to work with dogs) and we, as a family could help him. OH NO! After Troy lunged at my husband and myself, we realized we were in over our heads to make a long story short. In comes Glenn and his assistant Erin. Patient, calm, understanding, listening, watching, and taking quiet control of Troy, we could tell from our "Get to know you" visit....he was the one we needed. Boot camp for Troy with weekly visits from us to incorporate Troy's new learning, we could see changes in Troy, 3 weeks! After all, as Glenn reminded us, this is a family affair and training is for all of us. Even old dogs like myself can learn new things....lots of new things! I had never experienced a dog so afraid and insecure that we couldn't help him. Glenn showed us new ways to approach training, and living with Troy and how to work with him. Glenn gave us physical and verbal tools to work with Troy after being at Boot Camp. We called and asked Glenn questions. He is our life coach for Troy! AND we are thrilled! Troy came home and we as a family are learning new ways and tools. We are all much happier! Troy walks on a leash! He walks OFF leash! A miracle! He comes when called, he is not growling and lunging at anyone, we are taking turns feeding him and he is respectful, we are throwing a ball and he is fun to be around. We are not anticipating how to tell my daughter, "you really need to take him back for safety sake"...he is our family. It has been 6 weeks and the progress is incredible and we could not be happier. The best investment possible was signing up with Glenn. My daughter would have never returned Troy but now we can all say we feel Troy is in his forever home and thanks to Glenn and Erin and our participation as a family in his training, he is part of our family where before he was a menus. Thank you Glenn and Erin for helping us help Troy and it has been such a joy getting to know both of you! Dottie, Johnny, Samantha and Troy
Aug 9, 2018
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Lauren A.

Dog Training - Board and Train

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!
Oct 23, 2016
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Alaina C.

Dog Training

All of the above. He is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to speak with!!
Nov 26, 2020
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