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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.
I contacted Terry about my newly adopted dog when I was at my breaking point with the fighting, mouthing, uncontrollable barking, dominant behavior and nightly 2am wake-ups. After seeing a demonstration and putting some tips Terry provided during the free evaluation into practice, I could already see a change in my dog. After just 3 lessons, there's been a night and day difference in my dog's behavior and barking. Now, I wake him up in the mornings! Having off leash control outside and on walks was the icing on the cake (I never even considered that as a possibility). I highly recommend Terry for any behavior modifications and obedience needs! He's been a life saver for me, and Bernard!
I have used Shannon's services twice now and it has been a very good experience. My dog is elderly, with special needs, and does not always take to people she doesn't know. Shannon seems to have been able to create a rapport. Each time I have returned, my dog greeted me happily, but not anxiously. Clearly, she was comfortable while I was gone.
Katie was one of the trainers who trained my service dog as a puppy. Without Katie's hard work, Leni would not be the partner for me that she is. Leni is not a quiet, obedient dog. She has a mind of her own and can be a bit too smart for her own good. Katie set the foundation for Leni's training when she was a puppy so that she could be the dog she is for me today. I now rely on Leni as my medical alert dog to keep me safe, and it is the obedience training foundation and task training that she received that make her able to do her job and do it well. Having Leni has changed my life, and the training Katie did with her has been a huge reason that Leni has become the service dog that she is. Katie is incredibly talented as a trainer and knows how to connect with each dog to get the best out of them. Choosing Katie to train your dog will not disappoint!
Amy is very patient and you can tell she really cares about your dog. Even though my dog seemed to be beyond training, Amy was able to give her the confidence she needed to be a good dog again and she gave us the tools to keep our dog on her best behavior.
Megan is absolutely wonderful, very insightful and knowledgeable. I am very encouraged my dog's behavior will be changed for the better.
I did the basic obedience 4 week course. I was very pleased with Roger and his professionalism. He always made sure the dog and myself knew exactly what he was asking of us before he sent us home to practice. It is unbelievable what Roger can accomplish with a dog in sheer minutes. I will definitely be going back for advanced commands. Definitely worth the money if you expect awesome behavior from your dog
What a difference! After a few visits from The Pack Boss (Tim Bruno), we have seen a dramatic change in the behavior of our puppy. By teaching us how to communicate, teach, and work with our pup, he has changed the trajectory of our relationship. We went from wondering if we made a mistake in bringing a young dog into our family to reaping the benefits of a great relationship. Tim knows dogs and better yet he understands the people he is helping. Thank you for everything, Tim!
Our experience with Sean was wonderful! We saw noticeable improvements in our dog's behavior almost immediately, and so far they have been lasting.
We used Ami for our Miniature Golden Double Doodle (Miki) when he was about 6 months old. Ami came to our home for about 6 weeks and spent whatever time was necessary to work with us and Miki on that weeks project. She was very professional and extremely knowledgeable about dog behavior. Her assistance proved very helpful not only for Miki but for Miki's owner (a 76 yo man who had not owned a dog for about 30 years). Today, about a year later, Miki is a well behaved happy fellow and a great companion. I highly recommend Ami and Get a Cue to any dog owner who wants to change behavior and improve their relationship with their dog.
I went to this class with help for my dog with off leash behavior. Annette is not excellent instructor and takes the time to work with you individually as well as in a group. She focuses on all aspects of the dog's behavior and what works for that dog. Very breed knowledgeable. Learned a lot.
Wonderful experience, she did an excellent job training our dog Harrison
Kurtz provided me an excellent service. We were having trouble with our Dog and his reaction to the birth of our triplets. He was becoming very territorial due to him being our only "baby" for the previous 5 years. Sampson would bark, growl, and even once nipped at the babies pack n play. He would constantly wake our babies causing for long nights. Because of this we turned to Andrew for his help. He recommended that we use the personal owner training. He worked with my wife and I to in sure that we taught our baby Sampson how to intergrate and live with the kids. After his sessions, we noticed a drastic change in Sampson's behavior. Andrew was extremely professional and patient but firm. This is exactly what we needed. I will recommend his services without any hesitation!
Our puppy Brooklyn is a very smart dog and was doing ok with training, but we were not succeeding due to our own time availability to work with her and our lack of expertise in areas that she was not excelling in. Brittney & Josh were amazing from the first contact through their explanation of their program. I enjoyed watching all of the videos of the past pets they had worked with. They kept us up to date and informed through the entire process and we loved watching her success on social media. At the "go home" training session for us, they did an excellent job at instructing our entire family and even allowing the kids to be a major part in trying to distract her and show how well she could behave, even with their craziness. We still have to follow-up training with her at home to help her to continue her success but she is leaps and bounds ahead of where she was. We are now able to get her calm by putting her in place which will be so helpful when company arrives or when the kids are trying to get ready in the morning for school. We greatly appreciate the calm and patience that Lead the Way provided and we are excited about our future with our well behaved pup.
Taking a vacation can be stressful when you have dogs, especially when a family member or trusted friend is not available to look after them. I recently ran into this problem and decided I felt most comfortable with an in home sitter. I spent an ENTIRE day researching and calling services in the Columbus area. Judging by first impressions over the phone, Pet Sitting by Tisha was my favorite. I scheduled an in home consultation with her and could not have been happier. She was great with the dogs (large dogs) and asked several questions about their behavior and what they like to do. I also liked the fact that I knew she would be the one doing the visits. It just so happens that the rates beat all the other services too! Upon my return, everything was exactly as I left it. To my surprise, I found a sheet of paper hand written front to back by Tisha with very detailed journal entries from each visit. I highly recommend Pet Sitting by Tisha and will definitely be calling again! Thanks Tisha!
Zack has been working with me and my dogs on their leash reactivity. I have seen such an amazing improvement in my dogs' behavior since I first started working with Zack! They have become less reactive on leash and tonight, one of my dogs was even calm enough to meet another dog on our evening walk! We aren't done, but I couldn't be happier with the progress we have made so far!
A talented dog trainer who knows how to work with my dogs and with me! Often my dogs are responding to something I'm doing (wrong) and I don't realize it. Lauren is able to see how my actions and emotions play into my dog's behavior. Her experience with rescue groups also provides background knowledge on animals and how they interact with other dogs and with people that just can't be taught. She's put in years of time with dogs and people and you can tell. I highly recommend her as a trainer!!
Alicia was wonderful with my chihuahua! She gave me great advice to help with Lola's inappropriate urination. I'll definitely be recommending her to friends and family with dogs who have behavioral issues. Thank you so much, Alicia!
I was referred to Sky Dogs when I adopted a deaf dog from Spreak! for the Unspoken. Allison Holloway teaches a special needs class for deaf, blind, and deaf-blind dogs and puppies. Once we got the basics down, we found the training staff was open to us joining in other classes. Nosework, treibball, flyball, agility, and many other courses are open to all dogs. If you need help improving your dog's social skills, there are behavioral classes as well. The cost is very reasonable. The center is located at Central Point in Columbus and there is plenty of well lit parking. Besides the affordable prices and friendly atmosphere, Sky Dogs fosters a sense of community among participants and provides opportunities for people (and their dogs) to volunteer to help out in rescue efforts.
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I will walk your dogs for 45 minutes a session; anything less than that they are considered not balanced. It will alter the behavioral problem that is good for their health.
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I provide dog training,and behavior modification. I believe in helping people achieve a happy relationship with their dog through the use of positive reinforcement training and fun activities. Along with many years of working with dogs, I am a KPA-CTP and have my CPDT-KA.