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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 can not recommend Terry Cook enough it's like I have a brand new dog! To have training where my dog is no longer reactive on a leash but can be off leash as well makes his training one of the best. Thank you Terry!
I've worked with Julie as a dog trainer in both group classes and private sessions. I find her to be very knowledgeable with an infectious enthusiasm and an ability to explain things in a way that is easy to understand. Also available for phone consults. Very professional and always responds in a timely fashion. I highly recommend her to anyone I speak to.
We were thrilled with Katie's skills and abilities from the first lesson. Katie is very personable, our dogs were very responsive to her training techniques. Katie demonstrates the techniques than has us practice in her presence so that we get the commands and techniques in place.
Amy is a patient, kind, and knowledgeable trainer...My dog and I have attended two different classes and benefitted greatly from each one. Her training is to the point and she makes it fun for both the dog and owner. I highly recommend her!
Not only is Megan incredibly afforable, but she is very patient, laidback, and serious about dogs! She has worked wonderfully with my schedule and has never scold me for having to reschedule training (I am a student). She is very patient with my corgi, Gravity, and only uses positive reinforcement. Gravity loves her! Because she is younger than a lot of dog trainers out there, I felt a lot more comfortable with her. No intimidation whatsoever. As a plus, Megan has been completely open about me texting her questions about training, problems.etc and gets back with thorough replies quickly everytime! She even writes clear, easy to read 'homework' for me after each session, so I can successfully continue Gravitys training. She is definitely be my 'go-to' dog trainer from now on!
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.
Roger is great with dogs. Period. He makes the training look so easy. We have a 7 month old border collie/ aussie mix. Dog was getting aggressive, not listening, running away, you name it. Had a friend tell me about K9 Off Lease. My wife said $550 was a lot of money. I agreed but also said is it to much to spend when it will make the next 13 years or so with our family pet much more enjoyable? You get a training collar to keep and its got to be $200 alone. After two trainings my wife agrees. Worth every penny! She can be tight with money. Myself I knew it was a great investment. 100% worth every penny. Have sent family and friends to him and will continue to send people. Thanks Roger for making our dog much more enjoyable and fun to be around!
Sean did a great job working with our dog. Our pup had some issues with aggression towards strangers, and Sean did a great job of working through those issues, and giving us tools to help us continue to teach him good habits!
Ami is an excellent trainer! We started working with her when our puppy was 3 months old. After we filled out Ami's questionnaire, she came up with a training plan. She immediately stressed the importance of socialization at this age and got our puppy started with basic commands (I didn't even realize you could teach commands to puppies that young!). But most importantly, Ami got us off to a great start and she set us up for success. She is outgoing and personable and can teach both dog and owner. Training sessions were always fun. I know she will always be a great resource for us. And I know we'll reap the benefits of a well behaved, happy dog for many years to come! Our puppy loves Ami and so do we! So glad we found her!
I had a great experience working with Jeff. I have two active, wild and crazy dogs. Before working with Jeff, I would be nervous to set foot outside with my dogs on a leash. Both are strong and curious to chase squirrels, other dogs, and people. I was pulled and drug through the grass on multiple occasions by them. Both my dogs and I went through Jeff's 12 week off-leash program, and it has changed our lives. I can walk both of my dogs outside, with no leash, and they respond to each command I give. Chasing squirrels, and sniffing other dogs, is now available for them, but only if I give a command that it's okay to do so. And the best part is, Jeff's training actually worked. My dogs are able to be dogs, and enjoy their time outside, while listening to me at the same time. My dogs were extremely different in how they handled training. Mia, did not respond well to the e-collar. But Jeff continued to work with me and her, and she was able to work through her anxiety. Today, you wouldn't notice that she used to hide and shake before every training, because today she looks forward to putting on her collar to have the freedom to run and play like she never had the opportunity to before. My other dog, Dingo, never minded the collar once, and was able to learn and grow just the same. I am proud of both of them for what they were able to accomplish. If you are hesitant about how your dog will handle the e-collar, Jeff is equipped for any experience, and the result will be excellent no matter what.
Kathleen did an awesome job training Marley! He goes in his kennel on command, walks so much better on the leash and stays in place when told to do so! The overall function of our house has massively improved thanks to Family Dog K9 Training!!
I met Elissa in an agility class with both of us training dogs, and attending trials. A few years later I adopted a high-energy dog from a rescue with which I was having problems even getting training started. Jake acted like a pogo stick on leash, and would dive into my pockets or try to steal my treat bag. Elissa basically taught me a number of tools to begin our training experience. She came to my home which kept the environment familiar for Jake. We worked obedience drills, and kept it fun for him. After a few months she helped teach us both some agility skills, including introduction to open weave poles and jumping basics. After each session, Elissa prepared an email with a list of what we worked on, some comments on Jakes progress, and some homework items. Elissa was always available by phone or email when I had questions. I fully recommend Elissa as my dog trainer of choice, and wish she was still here in Oakland. Steve O'Donnell
The owner Brian is very good with our dog. He treated him like he was his. He was very professional and patient with him. He was very very good.
Tim answers all my questions with care and patience. He was patient with my dog and offered great tips and follow up care. My dog is only aggressive at home, is nice if we take him other places, so Tim coming to us was amazing!
After 2 sessions, Scarlett is a new dog! She is more relaxed and happy...as am I! Life is so much better!! Thank you so much from both Scarlett and I!!!
Kelly is fantastic! She is very professional, and knows her business very well. She was immediately able to identify my dog's issues, and provided a plan for us to work with that was easy to follow. We still have 1 more session with Kelly, but so far, we have seen great results. Using her plan, we are already seeing substantial improvement in our dog's problem behaviors. I would recommend Kelly to anyone having behavior issues (especially aggression) with their canine friend.
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!!
Three weeks after I adopted my dog, it became clear that I was in over my head. My city-living pup was aggressive when we walked anywhere near another dog and I hated that walks were stressful for us both rather than fun bonding time. I had heard amazing things about Brandi and Barker Behavior and I truly can't sing her praises enough. She is professional and insanely knowledgeable, but she's also fun, kind and a joy to work with. I quickly learned that training wasn't so much about teaching my dog, but rather about teaching me. Brandi was patient and great at communicating and helping me to tweak how I was engaging with my pup and handling situations. We now can happily go out and about -- he's a rockstar loose-leash walker, has great "tricks" to help him walk by other dogs and is so much happier and more confident. I recommend Barker Behavior to everyone I know who is bringing home a new puppy or adopting a dog. And everyone who takes that recommendation has always become her newest fan!
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I have had many years of experience with animals. I have a unique way with bonding with and training dogs. I use commands and signals that are very easy to use and remember. I also use a reward system every time an animal does the command I asked. I will reward them with a treat. If they don't do the command I ask them to do, I repeat over and over again until they get it. Remember, things just don't happen overnight; it takes time and patience. I treat dogs a lot like children. My two dogs are a lot like my two-year-old daughter to me. If you are interested, you can contact me. Please tell your name and a brief message, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I do charge $10 an hour, and there is a contract we will have to go over and sign. I only work an animal 3 to 4 days a week for about 3 hours a day. The contract will also have information I need to know to know about the animal attached to it. Thanks a lot.
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Try Camp Bow Wow and Home Buddies if you are seeking for a business in Grove City that does puppy dog training. These professionals have been working in pet training business for over 6 years.