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Christine trained my beagle and me! She showed me how to get Lily to do good behaviors and had me do them with her. She brought a lot of things with her to see what Lily would respond to. I am very pleased with the progress we made and I know how to work with Lily now. Christine invited me to call her if I have any questions or problems. I highly recommend her to train anyone's dog.
Paula Shimko is a dedicated, professional trainer. She ws been helping me learn how to clicker train my 6 yr. old Jack Russell, whom we adopted 6 months ago. Paula has shown me how to use the sound of the clicker to communicate to my dog the behavior that is desired. She is a great teacher, explaining to me verbally and with direct examples how to train my dog, using completely positive training methods. Before working with Paula, I was having trouble getting my dog to "down." I followed Paula's clear directions and within a few a minutes, my dog was offering beautiful "downs" over and over! My dog loves the training and it is a real joy for me, too. We are learning new useful behaviors every week. Paula asks me what I feel is most important to learn next and then she shows me ways to teach that new behavior. I appreciate that she sends me videos related to the current lesson every week. It's really helpful to use the videos as a reference as I continue to practice and feel more comfortable as a new clicker trainer. Paula has been very encouraging to me, always emphasizing that a trainer can make mistakes without "ruining" her dog. You can tell that she truly loves dogs and wants to help dogs and their people enjoy life together. Working with Paula has definitely strengthened the bond between my dog and me. Paula has always been on time and has always been very accommodating when scheduling or re-scheduling a lesson. She has a great sense of humor, which helps me relax during our lessons. My experience of learning clicker training and of training a recently adopted older dog has been completely positive, rewarding, and enjoyable, thanks to Paula! Without hesitation, I would recommend her as a trainer to any dog owner.
Deedee is an excellent dog trainer and business woman. Hire her!
Let me start by saying that Bonnie was amazing! She was professional, caring and extremely accommodating. My husband and I have 2 small dogs (1 Yorkie & 1 schnauzer). We went on a 10 day vacation to Aruba and just got back about a week ago. We travel a lot so we always use a family friend when we have to leave our pups. It has always made me nervous to leave them w/someone I don't know or at a kennel. I have heard war stories from people that kennel their dogs. That said, we use the same friend every time and we have known for 10+ years. As a matter of fact we have never had a "stranger" care for our dogs ever. This time, the family friend was out of town so I reluctantly started looking at kennels. I read reviews, visited a few facilities and did a ton of research, but I was not able to find one that I felt would really care for our pups. I found Thumbtack during my research so I made an account and posted my pup sitting needs (I have never used the site before). I didn't really think I would use someone from this site but when Bonnie sent a reply to my post I noticed that her message was very detailed. Everyone else had a very canned/generic response, but not Bonnie. She told me a little about herself and clients she has had and stil has over the past few yrs. she even said she has references she could provide to me. She was very detailed and I liked that. I felt that she truly put thought in the message she sent so I asked her if I could come out and meet her. She responded very quickly and said she would , accommodate whatever time and date I wanted to come out to her house. When I first meet Bonnie I noticed that she was a very open and just all-around a comfortable person to be around and talk to. I even brought one of my dogs with me, my 2yr old schnauzer that has some behavior issues at times. Bonnie was happy to show us around her property as well as her house. We talked for about an hour as we walked around the farm she lives on. After that visit I called Bonnie to make arrangements for her to watch my dogs. The day of drop off I had lots of stuff with me; food, toys, blankets, leashes, treats, so on.... Bonnie sat with me as I showed her everything and she made index cards for each dog. She wrote down information on each of them, i.e. what they like and don't like, what time they eat, medication info and so on. She asked questions and took detailed notes one each pup. While I was away she sent pics and texted updates. She truly made me feel like she was a family member or close friend that was simply watching my pups. In all honesty Bonnie cared for our dogs the way I would have and I'm very greatful for that. I would have paid double for the service she provided. I can't thank Bonnie enough and I will use her every time I go away! I have a wedding to attend in FL in October and I have already started making arrangements with Bonnie. I have told every friend, coworkers and family members that they should use Bonnie. Thank you Bonnie! PS. I ask my dogs where Bonnie is and they get so excited! They loved her! -- Best Regards, Lola Mattiello
I had a great experience working with Matt! not only is he personable and easy to work with, but he is an excellent dog trainer. We were able to transform a gigantic stray shepard puppy from a total maniac into a calm, obedient buddy in 2 sessions. This is a very practical and effective method of training. If you're on the fence just go for it. You AND you dog will be much happier.
My dog trainer arrived at my home and took her time to become acquainted with my puppy. She was very thorough in telling me how our lessons would be and a future lesson was scheduled without a problem. She also listened to my concerns and gave valuable input.
For the past 8 years, I have struggled to find a trainer that could help my aggressive and anxious beagle mix. I went through three to four (and wasted a lot of money!) before I hired Paw and Order Dog Training Pgh. I had just about given up when a coworker raved about their services so I figured it was worth one last shot. It has been the best decision that I have ever made. Before Paw and Order, the previous trainers I hired didn’t know how to handle my unpredictable dog. I would only get a few sessions in before each trainer realized that their techniques weren’t helping. He became so stressed and aggressive that giving him anti-depressant drugs became my only viable option. I knew that there had to be another way than giving my dog medication for the rest of his life. I was very skeptical that Paw and Order Pgh would be any different. However, in the first few minutes of my first session, I saw results with my dog that no other trainer was ever able to accomplish. It was evident that I had found the right company for the job. My beagle was responding, wasn’t stressed, and was actually improving in behavior all in the matter of an hour. Needless to say, I was absolutely amazed. I am now three sessions in with my training and I feel like I have a brand new dog. My neighbors asked where I got my newest addition and were stunned when they realized it was the same dog all along. His progress has been incredible and to me, a blessing. I can now take my dog in public without the fear he will attack another dog. He and I can enjoy our time together because he isn’t so anxious and fearful. Everywhere I go, I am asked, “Wow, how can I get my dog to be as well-behaved as yours?” My answer is to hire Paw and Order Pgh. They can train the un-trainable!
I have used Fetch! for our two beagle/lab mixes many times. My husband and I have always been very happy with the service. Every visit was accompanied by a descriptive note. We could tell from the notes that the sitter really played with the boys and got to know them. One time, the sitter left a couple of pictures of the boys playing in the yard! I definately recommend Fetch!!!
My wife and I signed our Weimeraner up for the two week crate and train package and l can say with 100% certainty that it was the best money we've ever spent. Prior to the training my wife simply couldn't handle our dog. He is too big and too strong for her to control (not to mention that it's pretty embarrassing to be pulled around constantly by your dog). We met with the trainers (Buck and Sue) and knew immediately we had found the right place. We dropped our pup off, went on our honeymoon, and picked up a completely different dog. Like night and day. He went from pulling like a sled dog on leash to walking right next to us without one. He listens, obeys, and is overall a pleasure to be around. When we picked him up Buck and Sue took all the time we needed to show us how to properly use his commands and taught us the dos and donts that will insure proper behavior. Now I take him to the trail all the time with no leash in sight and let him do his own thing knowing that at any moment for any reason I can call him right back to my side with no problem whatsoever. We went from embarrassed to gushing with pride as we constantly are receiving praise for how well behaved and trained our dog is. Buck and Sue are the nicest and most genuine people you could ever hope to have molding your dog (they cried when we picked him up just like we did when we dropped him off). They sent us tons of pictures and videos of the training process while we were gone so we could see his progress and never feel like he was too far away. If you want to have the best behaved dog in your neighborhood or are having trouble with at home training then you don't have to look any further than Offleash K9. My friends are all looking to have their pups trained there and any dog we have in the future will absolutely be spending some time with the BEST TRAINERS IN PITTSBURGH. You're the Best Luke, Shelle, and Ruxin
We use Aunt Penny's Fur Heaven for our pet sitting needs and to us it is a gift from heaven! For years we could not find a place where we felt comfortable leaving our 2 beagles. They would be stressed and upset and not get the one on one attention we feel they deserved. But then we found Aunt Penny and Fur Heaven and all that changed the instant the dogs arrived! It is a relaxing, home environment and most importantly they are the only dogs in it so they receive the utmost care and attention. Penny plays games with them and provides a comforting, stress free environment. When we drop off and pick up our dogs they are completely relaxed and happy. We can finally not feel guilty or stressed when we have to leave them. Plus Aunt Penny keeps in touch with us via pictures, texts, and videos showing what a great time the dogs are having. Penny is VERY professional and we always learn something every visit that can help our dogs at home as well. I have also attended a few of Aunt Penny's classes and they are extremely well done. You learn A LOT about dogs and dog behavior that is extremely helpful! I highly recommend all of Aunt Penny's services.
Stacy was great! You can tell she is such an animal lover and she really cared about my dog and took extra special care of him. I will definitely use her services again in the future!
The trainers who are part Dogworks training, Inc are the real deal. My dog Sage and I took part in their Fiesty Fido class this past summer and I could not have been more pleased. They taught me so much about reading my dog, dog reactivity, and positive training methods. Sage is doing much better on walks and I have these experts to thank. If you have a leash reactive dog then I would highly recommend this class.
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.
we felt our Rottweiler (10 mos old ) behavior was out of control. He worked with him for awhile & Gunner responded well. He gave us several tips on how we can work with him on our own. He also brought a junior trainer with him to see how Gunner responded to kids. Which I thought was a great idea. I feel he did a great job & look forward to working with Adam again.
This trainer has a very confident manner and my dog reacted well to him. I am learning a lot about dog behavior and how to read my dog's body language. He has given me great information and tips covering many different areas of my dog's reactions. I would recommend him highly to anyone serious about doing the work to strengthen their bond with their furry friend. Enjoyable too
Melissa is an amazing trainer! She has been helping me train my dog, Boone, in nose work and without her help we wouldn't have made any progress as her hands on lessons made night and day difference. I can see a huge difference in my dogs confidence and in his ability to follow commands. Definitely would recommend V Force training for anyone looking to have fun and excel with creating a better bond with their dog!
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I offer walking, teaching, and behavior training services, as well as teach you how to take care of your dog, voice commands, how to work with children, and helping your children take care of the dog.
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Forget about enrolling your loved ones in expensive dog obedience schools and acquire the services of Fabulous Fur Babies Boutique LLC instead. Give them the pleasure of grooming and training your dog.
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If you are searching for pet sitters who has experience handling beagles, hire Carly Dukovich. This professional offers dog walking and beagle care.