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Although I have zero professional dog training experience, I do have a human/animal psychology degree, so I know which schools of thought work best and which are pseudoscience and Lisa uses the best current method available called operant conditioning, or positive reinforcement. It sounds simple, but without professional help it can be hard to figure out what exercises to use when you want to remove unwanted behaviors instead of just training your dog to do tricks. It can also be difficult to phase out treat use once a behavior is mastered (since no one wants to need perpetual treats to achieve good behavior). Lisa makes all that guesswork easy by giving you training exercise "homework" each week customized to your dog's behavioral needs, which will lead to newly shaped desirable behaviors to replace undesirable ones. You can tell she is really passionate about what she does. She doesn't judge or try to correct what you find acceptable behavior in your own dog as some trainers will (i.e. allowing dogs on furniture) but she instead listens to YOUR behavioral goals for your dog and helps get you there. Last but not least, her price is the best I've seen for her amazing skill level. To compare, I sent my dog to a training center for just a week, and it was $750 for him to come back with sit, stay, lay down, and heel which are great commands, but at that price Lisa could have come to my house 13 times. Plus, they used a prong collar on unwanted behaviors that we're still using as management only (even in the house which I fear will cause injury) which is why we called Lisa. We're already on a path to no leash indoors with a 6 month old goldendoodle.
Donna and her assistant did a great job. I moved out and left a real mess of a place with cat and dog hair and bad odor. They worked for over 3 hours and left the place much better than it was. I would refer them and use them again.
Terry Cook is a great dog trainer with so much experience and he breaks everything down into understandable steps! I had a Pit Bull Terrier that was very reactive to strangers and her surroundings plus I wouldn't dream of her being off leash. Yet with obedience and behavior modification mixed all together after 6 private lessons I have an off leash dog that gets so many compliments out in public! Highly recommended!
Great job! Flexible and friendly service you can trust, she is great with my dog Missie, thank you
Amy is a great resource. She is an experienced dog trainer and we learned so much from her gentle but firm training methods. Our growing puppy is doing well because of the structure Amy helped us put in place. She is reliable, responsible and trustworthy. I am looking forward to working with her for animal watching (have chickens, too) in the future. And maybe another puppy! Thank you and have a great day!
We are still a work in progress but after just one visit we can see a major change in Bixby. Tim is a master at not only training our dog but also training us. I look forward to achieving our goals with Bixby.
All the commands our GS was taught was unbelievable. From sit, down, come, place, heel, stay, touch, break, break then sit, break then down, thru, long distance stay then break, walking off leash, Heel to sit on left side, and watch. Our dog is amazing. But sooo much more amazing because of this Off leash Training class. Yes Going into this class our dog knew more than half these commands already but honestly NOT LIKE HE DOES NOW. ITS CRAZY. Taking this class was the best thing. He is like a completely different dog. THANKS SOOOO MUCH Roger White you are truly the best and it shows each class and dog means alot to u. He is very patient and takes his time teaching on their level. Every week we came to class he made us feel welcome and happy to see us. Keep up the good work!!!! Hands down BEST dog trainer in the area and we even drove one hour and 15 minutes each week to get the BEST!!!
Sean did a great job with our dog. Very professional, and great at explaining things in easy to understand ways!
Ms. Pomales was available for us when needed. Our dog Leuie loves her.
Wonderful experience, she did an excellent job training our dog Harrison
I don't get my pup back until next saturday. She is a very young dog. Paige and Jordon aren't rushing her and if u look at the video. The 1st 6 days were unremarkable.
We think Ashley is attentive to our pets, conscientious, and very thorough. She texted every now and then and sent pictures of our dog while we were away. It is nice to find someone that can be so trustworthy! What a relief!
Josh and Brittany are incredible. We signed up our 10 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback for their 2 week program and had an awesome experience. As soon as we walked in the door, we knew Nala was in good hands. They treat each dog as if it's their own. Nala came into the program with several bad habits (jumping, nipping, counter surfing, barking, etc.). The typical puppy stuff. The drop off was fantastic. Josh and Brittany explained the program in detail and made sure they addressed all of our concerns. Not more than a half hour after drop off, Josh had already sent me an email with an update saying Nala had settled in nicely. Every thing about these folks is first class. Throughout the two weeks, we were provided with updates through social media and email. Our minds were at complete ease throughout the two weeks. Pick up went amazing as well. Josh and Brittany went over everything they had taught Nala and made sure we were comfortable and set up for success at home. Nala has only been home a couple days now and her bad behaviors have essentially disappeared. And, she hasn't lost any of her personality. A miracle! We cannot promote Lead the Way enough. Great program and great people. They are on a different level from any other training program. Thank you so much Josh and Brittany!
This service is OUTSTANDING. Not only did they perform what was advertised, but went above and beyond it. I highly recommend them and will be sure to use them every time I need Pet Setting. We were gone for 10 days and the kitties were well taken care of. Greatly appreciated his updates to us on what was happening each time. Although we were unable to communicate with him as we would have liked to as we were out of the county, he continued communicating with us on our babies.
dog walk. Dog was tired and happy and didnt beg to be walked when i got home from work. A+
Marnie and Aaron have been great! All questions answered and they have really nice quality dogs . Great respectable breeders
All breeds are welcome. Our training centers on aggression issues, basic training, and house training. If your dog has some problems in these areas, we can help you. We only use positive reinforcement and tons of love to train your baby. We also work with many rescues in the Central Ohio area.
If you need your dog walked, I'm the guy who is good for the job. I feed them. I take them for long walks. I have a dog of my own, and he loves it.
I'm a teenager looking for weekend work. I will do lawn care such as mowing, weeding, watering and fertilizing your plants. Also I would water and feed your pet;s while you are away. I will also bath and or walk your pets.
My husband and I have been providing pet sitting services for several years now! We are no longer offering boarding in our home (we recently moved to a different state and are living in an apartment until we buy a new home), but I am still offering pet sitting and overnight stays. I'd be happy to send you a link to our old website, so you can check out all of our positive reviews! Previous families we used to care for are also available as references. In addition to our own little business, I worked with a pet sitting company in Tampa, FL, carrying for a variety of pets, for a couple years. The owner of the company is likewise willing to vouch for us!