DOG SPECIALTIES
DOG SPECIALTIES

DOG SPECIALTIES

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Specific behaviors to address

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Introduction: I make every effort in the time allowed to get client and their dog working together I make training fun! Helping those with their pets succeed in a balanced relationship Very rewarding to see a dog change his behavior
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44 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.

Excellent 4.9

67 reviews

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Torrey S.
Nov 30, 2023
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I couldn’t have chosen better trainers! Cynthia and JD has been great for me as a first time dog owner. Will continue to seek their guidance! Highly recommend!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Puppy training • Crate training • Chewing • Digging • Biting • Barking • House training • Destructive behavior • Leash pulling • At the pro’s location

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Howard H.
Jun 12, 2023
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We are very pleased with the work Cynthia and her son did for our dog. We got her as a puppy early in the pandemic, so it was difficult to train her professionally, and she wasn’t properly socialized around other people. Although she was often very sweet and loving, she had developed some bad habits such as barking at animals on the TV, running around and biting when it was time for a walk, and barking at any sound she heard overnight. We decided to leave our dog with Cynthia for three weeks, during which we came out three times to see the dog and work on training. She has now been home with us for two weeks, and the change in our dog has been dramatic. She no longer barks at the TV and stays quiet overnight. When she does bark, we correct her and she remains quiet. She gets excited for walks but behaves calmly. It’s as if Cynthia provided us with a way to properly communicate with our dog. She is responsive to our commands and eager to please us. It was well worth the time and effort.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • Leash pulling • Biting • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Christina s.
May 17, 2022
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I was extremely leery about leaving my dog there. He has never been away from us. But I read alot of other reviews and since they were all good I scheduled an appt. When we arrived Cynthia & JD were so welcoming I instantly felt more comfortable leaving my dog. I honestly didn't know if the training would work since my dog was not very cooperative with me. But Cynthia gaves us updates and after just one week I couldn't believe the difference! My dog stayed a total of 3 weeks and I had 3 lessons myself along the way. At the end of the 3 weeks I was extremely satisfied. I am very happy with the work they did & how patient they were with my dog... and me lol. I will definitely refer them to others. Thank you Cynthia & JD.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Digging • Biting • At the pro’s location

DOG SPECIALTIES's reply
Thank you for the nice review We are so happy to help with :eo hes a great dog!! Cynthia and JD
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Marie G.
Feb 19, 2022
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I love Cynthia and her son, seeing them work with my 14 week old puppy German Shepard was amazing. When I first got my dog (Hikaru Sulu) he was a rambunctious like guy that wouldn’t listen to me and he would chew anything and everything up, and he would go potty everywhere in my house, he would pull on the leash and bite the leash and nip and chew on me. I have tried so many things with him to make him stop but It didn’t work. I came across Cynthia’s page for dog training and researched her work and I wanted to give it a try. I’m so pleased on how it turned out! He was sent to her house for puppy training and boarding for 3 weeks. I received videos on Sulu’s progress and I am amazed on how well he was doing. I got 4 lessons with Cynthia and her son on showing me proper training words to use with sulu. While sulu was still being trained I took 2 lessons at the house, and Cynthia’s son showed me what was being worked on with him then it was my turn to take the leash with my dog and train with him. Sulu did amazing and I couldn’t be happier. I am very impressed with not only the training but with the boarding as well, they have your dogs in the house in their own rooms and that is a big deal to me because it’s a warm and comforting environment and your dog is around family. I have a very good sense of judgment and I can tell and I have seen that Cynthia and her son loves all these dogs that they welcome into their home and train. During training they do not raise their voices to your dog or scare them at all. They simple talk calm but are firm when correcting a mistake. My dog was not timid at all around them nor did he show fear, he showed them respect and was ready to please them with what he had learned. I also love that I can call or text Cynthia with questions and ask for her advice on things and she responds right back to me. When I left with Sulu I was given treats and toys that they had made and put together for him as well as freshly washed and dried blanket and bedding that I had brought for him during his stay. I was surprised with a toy Cynthia had given my dog to keep and take home that belonged to one of her late dogs, I little purple doggy squeak toy that she said my dog loved to play with, that was a very sweet thing to do and he loves to sleep with it. I will definitely bring Sulu back for more training when he is out of his puppy stage.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Puppy training • Crate training • Destructive behavior • Chewing • Biting • Digging • Barking • House training • Leash pulling • At the pro’s location

DOG SPECIALTIES's reply
Thank you for the awesome review we really are fond of Sulu and enjoyed working with you a caring owner!!!
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Mike s.
Nov 16, 2022
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Cynthia and Dog Specialties helped me out a lot if they were off Thumback they would be millionaires. This is the most hidden Gem on the world...........Fuck You Thumbtack!!!!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • General obedience training • Leash pulling • House training • My home, venue, etc.

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