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I called Elaine for training of my 9 month old Great Dane. We have not had any professional training before Elaine and we needed it. From the moment Elaine came to my front door and directed me how to handle my Dane and what to do with her was amazing. She would always get very excited and jump up when someone was at the door or came into the house. She was a big nipper, digger, didn't listen well and was not fun to take for walks. Then Elaine came into the picture and in the first few seconds of her coming into my house until the time she left, in that first session, everything changed for the positive. Elaine taught me how to correct and encourage good behavior from my Dane. In the past week she is a wonderful dog, I now walk her, can play and interact with her without all 100 pounds of her jumping and nipping me. We are doing a few more sessions with Elaine and I cannot say enough good things!! She is great to work with and has so much information that has helped me, my Dane and my entire family. I'm so happy to have found Elaine, and that our experience and the positive feedback we have gotten from our Dane. I would highly recommend Elaine to anyone who is looking for a trainer and wants or needs instant results. It's really more about Elaine training the person and the persons energy. Within the first session Elaine will have you relaxed, feeling confident to give your dog commands, gain trust and become assertive so that your dog knows what to do and what's acceptable to have a happy dog friendly home!!!(show more)
We have an older puppy who has started having issues with "hunting prey" (another dog) and nothing we did helped. Steve came to our house, arriving on time, took our little guy in hand and within the first 15 minutes our puppy was asking Steve for permission to do everything. Steve worked with him and taught us how our dog thinks and how we need to respond to this. He left telling us he was a phone call away, he'd help over the phone. We've called him, he responded quickly and straightened out the issues. We will have him again if we ever need him and we can definitely tell you that he is excellent at what he does.(show more)
It was excellent! Susan was very good and helpful. She explained her training style and reasoning very well and was able to answer all of questions. It also worked very well! Our puppy picked it up very quickly and Susan was very helpful in showing us how to push her further and further to challenge her to learn more. She's also staying in touch as we get our pup more and more trained.(show more)
Jeff is helping us potty train a 2 year old rescue and will be working on walking and socialization in the coming weeks. He has been happy to fully understand the situation and consult with routine check-ins on progress. We are very happy!(show more)
We had our dog at Stronhaus for two weeks to have Chris help us with some aggressive behavior issues as well as general obedience training. When we got our dog back we couldn't believe the difference. It was night and day. Before we sent him we couldn't have people over for fear that something bad might happen, after two weeks Chris we had a totally different dog. We were able to finally have guests and in fact we had a party 3 days after he got home and he was perfect! We can't thank Chris enough and would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to change some undesirable behaviors in their dogs.(show more)
I can't believe how far Roxy has come in the last few weeks! She is a completely different dog! Before I contacted Minnie, I could not walk Roxy out of the house without her barking, lunging, and growling at every person that walked by. She would have a total meltdown if she saw another dog. I was only able to walk her at 5 am , and she would not let a single person through my front door. Don't even get me started on taking her to the vet, it was a total nightmare. Minnie is absolutely amazing! She's so personable, and really knows her stuff when it comes to training. I've had trainers for Roxy before and never saw results. I could walk Roxy without a problem after the first session was over. She is now able to go to any park. No lunging ,no barking. She Plays with other dogs and let's strangers pet her. I can have company over without a problem and taking her to the vet is a piece of cake. It's so nice to have a dog that doesn't terrify everyone that walks by, and both our lives are a lot easier now that she is calm and under control. Minnie went above and beyond what I expected from any trainer. You will not be disappointed with the results you will see from this training! I can not thank you enough Minnie!(show more)
Nancy was a huge help. Our dog had a few problems. He had fear aggression and would randomly bite people. He would cut us off when we were going up or down the stairs and going in and out the front door. He had bad anxiety when we would leave and a few more little problems. Nancy came over and started giving me tips right away. I was shocked with how quickly Dusty (my dog) learned. I kept up with all her tips and things she told us to do and Dusty changed. He learned that my fiancé and I were there to protect him and in charge and not the opposite way around. Dusty now looks up to me and my fiancé. He even sits and stares at us when we are laying in bed (this is his way of asking if he can come up) he doesn't just jump up on the furniture anymore without permission. Very happy with my results! I also felt comfortable calling/texting her if I had a question.(show more)
Larry Fine was extremely responsive. He is an impressvie teacher and was great with our new puppy. I would highly recommend him.(show more)
Deborah was awesome! Patient, kind and took stock of our family and puppy's character and breed to give us great advice! She then called a few days later to check-up and share some more information. Fantastic!(show more)
Dave and Elke have only had one session so far but I am extremely pleased with his views on training my dog to be a better all around dog. He is very thorough.(show more)
My clients range from middle-aged housewives suffering from empty nest syndrome to poverty-stricken animal lovers. Most just need to understand how to gently coax their dogs to act in a socially acceptable manner.
Brother of the Wolf, LLC offers the kindest, gentlest methods on training dogs. Owner Dawn Watson has over 35 years of training experience, and she uses her ability to understand coyotes, wolves and foxes in working with domestic dogs.
My greatest challenge was in making a career of this knowledge and not just giving advice away without charging for it! I still give most of my classes away, charging little or no money for the service.
Dawn is part of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
If you love your dog and are craving to learn methods on handling them so they act in a socially acceptable manner, get in touch with Dawn Watson.
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Deb from Doggies in the Ruff had my exuberant adult Lab and Shorkie puppy eating out of her hand within minutes of meeting them. In addition to Deb's dog walking service, I've also taken advantage of her separate dog training service and have seen improvements in my Shorkie puppy already. Her rates are very reasonable and the peace of mind I have knowing I can rely on someone as experienced as her is priceless.(show more)
We were happy with the training our dog, Winter, received from CJ. She was always on time to our appointments, and managed to find treats that our picky dog could get excited about! We have seen progress over the last month, and that is what we had hoped for. We would definitely recommend CJ!(show more)
We are extremely pleased that we selected Emma. She is a wonderful person and absolutely knows what to do. Our puppy was born to a street dog in Puerto Rico and when we adopted her, she did not have the best habits. Emma has taught us what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Our Sabrina is learning quickly and we employ what Emma has taught us and it never fails. She is flexible with scheduling and is always on time. You cannot do better than hiring Emma! Sabrina sits on command, heels when walking and sits at every street intersection. There is more to be done but thus far, it has been a rewarding and very useful training period.(show more)
I would not hesitate to recommend Nora's Dog Training Company. They are the BEST. Now my Dog is doing so well, he is much calmer and more manageable. We are working on his training and he is adjusting to us very well. We are keeping him on a schedule and hopefully he will just keep getting better. Thanks.(show more)
Kat's K9 Cadets offers a variety of services, including professional one-on-one dog training lessons. We have been working with animals since 1991. When we train your dog, we pride ourselves in making training a fun experience. I offer 2 weeks of training. No two dogs are the same, so each training session is tailored to your individual pet's needs. I come to your house where the problems are and evaluate the situation. I like to get to know you and your dog on a personal level. I make a lifetime commitment to you and your canine's life. I know how important your dog is to you and your family and that is why having a dog in your life should provide you with great joy and companionship, not extra burden or an endless source of frustration as is so often the case. These are what I personally consider to be crucial, and always strive for when training dogs: - To raise a well-respected canine citizen. I want happy, involved, outgoing dogs who are valued and trusted members of the community. - To build a genuinely strong owner-dog relationship based on trust, cooperation and well-defined roles. - To have confidence in and control of my dogs in any situation, including around kids and other animals. - To work with my dog's natural drives and instincts, not against them. Absolutely no cruelty or harsh "old school" dog training techniques. I certainly don't believe you have to "break a dog's spirit" in the training. Pet sitting: We will also pet sit cats, ferrets, birds... any animal you have, we will take care of them. If you're like us, your pets have become family members. When you can't be home for them, whether because of work, vacation or other obligations, you want them taken care of with the same love and attention you give them. That's exactly what we give them because we love pets! We offer a multitude of services for a variety of pets. We can also handle various home services, which by making it appear that your house is occupied, can be a crime deterrent. Choose the schedule and services you want and we'll do the rest. Our pet services include: - Feeding/watering - Walks - Playtime - Love and affection - Caring for sick or elderly pets - Brushing - Shampooing - Nail clipping - Administration of medicine - Litter box cleaning - Transportation to vet or groomer Home services include: - Watering plants - Bringing in newspapers/mail - Turning on/alternating lights - Opening/closing blinds - Carrying trash in/out - Security checks of all doors and windows - Monitoring condition of the home - Ensuring fence perimeter is secure - Cleaning up pet waste in the yard as it occurs. We will clean yard of old accumulated pet waste. - 1 visit per day (30-minute visits) -- $20.00 - 2 visits per day (30-minute visits) -- $30.00 - 3 visits per day (30-minute visits) -- $40.00 - Extended visits (15 minutes) -- $10.00 No charge for administering medications. Dog walking: Walks, playtime, companionship or just a good time. I come to your home and give your dog(s) a break anytime you need it. Does this sound like you? - Working long hours - First-time dog owner - Business traveler - Health limitations Does this sound like your dog? - Bundle of energy - Needs socialization - Destructive behavior - Overweight and out of shape - Separation anxiety issues We provide dog walking service 7 days a week. - 15 to 20 minutes -- $20.00 - 30 to 40 minutes -- $25.00 - 40 to 60 minutes -- $30.00 Dog training: We must understand our dogs psycholgy to get to the root of their behavior. We offer two weeks of training for a lifetime of happiness. We teach your dog to: sit, stay, down, wait and leave it, walk on a loose leash and come. We work on puppy training, as well as do problem solving: barking, jumping, digging, chewing, house training, separation anxiety, aggression, Socialization and more. These classes are for young dogs or older dogs with little or no training. Each class will be tailored to you and your individual pet's needs. No previous training is necessary at all. We come to you so you don't have to stress your dog out. Dog training groundwork: In the world of dog training, simple things can make or break a dog. Dogs are just like humans, they feel pain and sadness, and they know when they are being punished and praised. In my opinion, to have a great relationship between the human and the dog there have to be some ground level rules. These rules make up the groundwork for all my own techniques of dog training. These are not listed in any order of importance, as they are all equally important to the bond of dog and the owner: Never hit or cause any pain to a dog. Always end a training session on a positive note. Be consistent with the dog as this makes the dog respect you as a leader. Contact us today to set up your appointment. First consultation is free!(show more)
We are the leading provider of in-home dog training and behavior modification in New Jersey. We are using positive reinforcement (i.e. no prong, shock, choker chain, etc. type collars); you will learn how to properly train your dog to listen when you want him/her too. The goal is to allow your dog to be a dog, and for you to bond with your canine. You will learn how to effectively communicate and control your dog in a variety of settings.(show more)
I've been working with Joe at Offleash for a couple of months now with my Jack Russell Terrier, Snickers. Snickers is a rescue and he came to us with "issues." Mainly, he attacks us when we try to leave. Well, after just one lesson with Joe I saw an improvement in his behavior. And subsequent lessons have further improved him. He's not perfect yet, but that's where consistency on my and my family's part will come in. The techniques work! Joe is patient, knowledgeable, considerate and accommodating. I had begun to lose hope that Snickers would ever be a "good dog." Now I know he will with the techniques learned from Joe! I highly recommend Offleash K9 Training!(show more)
I'm a graduate of Delaware Valley College, with an animal behavior, training and enrichment degree. I have more than 5 years of in-home pet sitting experience and have 4 years of experience as a local boarding facility supervisor for pets (including medications/injections). I have owned pets all my life, and I currently have two extremely lovable pups! I do in-your-home daily visits for cats, as well as daily dog walking and overnight pet sitting. We're fully insured. Rates are very practical, and I'm very adaptable in looking for a condition that works for you. For more information, kindly contact me, as well as to set up an initial meet and greet!(show more)
We offer basic obedience training done in a very consistent and gentle way. We use positive reinforcement and motivational training to set your dog up to succeed. This is done with a clicker "marking" good behavior with subsequent rewards; such as, treats, praise. Every animal needs guidance in order to be the model family member. We are teaching your dog to do so in a kind, consistent way. Your animal will associate good behavior with good "things" happening.(show more)
K9JYM Dog Indoor Training Center 4 Fitness and Fun offers a variety of training opportunities in many sports, including: agility, treiball (ball herding), sport obedience, flyball, weight pulling, and rally open JYM. We are fully air conditioned and have heated and matted floors. We have separate areas for dog sport and obedience training. All teams are welcome to come, play, and practice their sport. Private rentals are also available; bring your own group, and we will supply the space and the equipment for your fun! Other basic training offered includes puppies, basic obedience, and hard-to-handle dogs. Private and group classes and day training are available. Want a well behaved pet and don't want to become a 'dog trainer'? We can do the training work and you benefit.(show more)
I provide private dog training lessons in your home. I exclusively use a positive reinforcement training method. I inflict no punishment, corrections or leash popping of any sort. I am able to help you with an size dog, any breed and any age. This truly is the science of learning and is a great deal of fun. It truly is the most effective way to train your dog. I also assist people with selecting their new canine family member. Give Gentle Dog Training a try, it can't hurt.(show more)
I offer private and group classes for basic obedience, puppy training, Canine Good Citizen prep and testing, and therapy dog training and testing. I am certified in animal-assisted therapies and activities through Camden County College, and am a certified therapy dog evaluator through K9to5 national therapy dog registry. I have 12 dogs of my own, and am very experienced with multiple dogs. I have been a volunteer at the PSPCA in Philadelphia for over 40 years, and have been helping shelter dogs adjust to their new homes for a long time. I am a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT), and a certified Animal Behavior College dog trainer. I do not use shock, choke or prong collars, and I use reward-based training (positive reinforcement ).(show more)
We are a puppy/dog training company that will come to your house. The best results always come from working with your K9 in the environment that they do the unwanted behavior in, not in a glorified warehouse like most dog training facilities. References and testimonials are being posted daily on our web site. Let us show you how we are the best! We have several different pay options, so everyone can afford to have the K9 you always wanted.(show more)
We are dog behavioral therapists and trainers with the world's largest dog training company. We offer a veterinarian-approved in-home training to teach you how to control your dog. We provide simple and effective methods to eliminate unwanted behaviors. We offer a lifetime guarantee.(show more)
Follow your instincts! Your pets are our passion! Why not do something you love - we do! We are here to serve you and your pet(s) so that everyone (including the humans) are healthy, happy, safe and balanced while you are at work or away. Why not choose the people who are experienced and love your pet(s) as much as you do! We provide many services and offer various packages that can be tailored to your needs. Just some of our services include: - Dog walking - Pet sitting - Feeding - Water refreshing - Waste/litter box cleanup - Nail clipping - Trick training - Care of small animals - Cleaning of animal cages - Newspaper and mail retrieval - Watering the plants - Bathing (dogs only)(show more)
We provide overnight boarding for as low as $16.95/night. Five outdoor walks are included with boarding price. You will have free webcam access with our all-day play and doggie daycare. Full grooming and obedience training classes are also offered.(show more)
We offer powerful, positive training for you and your dog. Tuff Pup Training is a Philadelphia-based dog training and behavior counseling service. We offer comprehensive puppy, basic and advanced training programs, as well as help with complicated behavioral issues. Our methods are positive and fun for both dogs and owners. All sessions are held in home and are tailored around the dog's particular strengths and/or behavior problems. We help with housebreaking, jumping, nipping, ignoring commands, leash walking, separation anxiety and a variety of aggression issues. Our trainers are insured, experienced and Association of Pet Dog Trainers members.(show more)
Friendly Pet Care was established in 2002 to be your excellent choice for the care of your pets whenever you can't be there. We understand that today's pets are not really animals, but are more like chosen children. It is with great care that we need to select those that will take care of them when we can't be there. Business travel? Long days at work? Vacations? We will be there. We will even stay overnight, which is the ultimate in care, security and protection. Friendly Pet Care is bonded and insured with lots of warm and furry references. You'll love us. We'll make sure of it!(show more)
At Canine Country, we offer training beginning with puppy preschool to off-leash advanced obedience. We have over 20 years of dog training experience. All training programs are guaranteed for the lifetime of your dog. We offer one-on-one private lessons in your home for the foundation obedience and, then, bring you and your dog into the group classes for the real-life distractions. Any dog can sit and lie down in your quiet home, but dogs trained at Canine Country will listen under any type of distractions and in any environment. Our other services include boarding (small and intimate environment), full-service grooming salon, and doggie daycare. Call today for a free training consultation.(show more)
Welcome to Simple Dog Steps - the family-friendly dog trainer, where we work with you, your family, and your dog to structure a personal dog training plan that works for you all! Not only will you benefit from the advantages of a more obedient dog, but we use primarily positive reinforcement methods which result in a happier, more relaxed best friend. We offer services in the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas, and are a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Our services include: * Before You Get Your Puppy * New Puppy Primer * Manners, Muttley! * Teaching My Dog (Not) To * Puppy, Meet Kitten! * Ad-hoc consultations Give us a call!(show more)
Homeland Canine Security is a small, female-owned MD company founded in 2009 by James J. Rogers and Charlotte, his wife. James has used his education and extensive law enforcement background as the cornerstone of the business. He started with a few construction sites and has developed into Homeland Canine Security. The company offers security officers to construction sites, condominium communities, automobile dealerships, shopping centers, manufacturers, and numerous other facilities requiring security presence. Our services are available for construction sites, corporations, private residents, schools, businesses, ports and tourist locations, or we can provide low profile, discrete service that is intended to guarantee your security and safety while minimizing the amount of attention attracted. Our services include: * Armed Security Officers * Detection Canine Service: patrol, explosives, narcotics, and dual purpose * Unarmed Security Officers * Security Patrol Service(show more)
We are dog behaviorist and master trainer. We train any dog, any problem. We provide proven results. Vet is recommended. We use humane methods. We provide guaranteed service. We have many satisfied clients. The dogs love me too. Methods are based on canine pack mentality. We make you the leader of the pack, based on your body language and voice tones. Dogs also learn commands.(show more)
Dog Gone Walking is committed to enriching the lives of people and animals through compassionate and professional care, exercise and education. We offer daily dog walking and running, doggie playgroups, in-home pet sitting, basic obedience training, pet concierge services, pet selection and adoption assistance and educational programs for children and adults. We are serving the Main Line and Havertown.(show more)
I come to your home and do the training there; dogs learn better in their own environment. I use voice tones and body language to teach you to communicate with your dog in a way he already knows. Dogs don't have the ability to change the way they think, but people can change and learn how your dog thinks, and that leads to better understanding of each other!(show more)
We provide dog training with positive reinforcement only with the use of treats or favorite toys. We give lots and lots of praises, mental and physical challenges, intro to agility equipment, pet nutrition and dog effleurage (massage) for stressed-out or nervous dogs. We have dog walkers for our less active dogs and socialization. We do dog sitting to take care of our family pet with lots of TL.(show more)
I only used positive reinforcement, using lots of praise, healthy food treats, hugs, and favorite toy, for good behavior. I also practice clicker training. Pet sitting includes fresh water, feeding schedule, 1-3 walks a day, belly rubs, hugs and kisses, and checking over the home. Pet walking includes mastering the walk, introduction to new surroundings, people, and other dogs. Pet massage is provided for stressed-out dogs, as well as pet nutrition, etc. I WILL BE HAPPY TO SUPPLY REFERENCES ON REQUEST!!!!(show more)
With over 12 years working professionally with canines, I provide you with the tools to teach your pooch how to be the best he or she can be! Using positive methods, I provide behavioral consultations, pet pre-adoptions, puppy training and more! Please visit my website - sitstayrun dot com for more information!(show more)
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