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We had personal dog training in our home and it was invaluable! Christine was easy to work with and came prepare with a variety of toys, treats, and great ideas. She obviously has a love of dogs!
Deedee is an excellent dog trainer and business woman. Hire her!
Mathew comes each day to give our puppy her lunch and take her for a walk. But that doesn't come close to describing what he really does for Lucy and the fact that I can come home to a happy dog is worth everything! Lucy is exercised, stimulated and well taken care of. I know all of this because Mathew documents it each day in a journal. He is even teaching her to play fetch :) He and Jen are responsive to any schedule changes which is very helpful. I look forward to using the dog boarding services when we next travel.
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.
Jessica has been a lifesaver for Ruby and I. Since my job requires me to work long shifts, I decided to hire a dog walker for my Golden Retriever. Jessica has been a perfect fit. She comes any day that I need her and she always leaves a note with details of their daily walk. She is very reliable and trustworthy. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of daily dog walking or pet sitting!
Fetch Pet Sitting looked after my Bulldog and 2 Kitty Cats while we took a 14 day vacation over the Christmas and New Year Holiday Season. I typically take my dog to a kennel however he is getting up there in years I and would have worried while away. Fetch set up an initial meeting in my home where the 2 sitters came and met my animals and got all the information they needed to take good care of my animals. I provided them with a key each, and on the day of my departure received a text message letting me know they would be there later on that day and to have a great vacation. During my vacation, I received a text from home giving me a quick update on the status. Which allowed me to really relax. Upon my return I found the animals content and happy. The house was left very tidy, the mail had been taken care of, and most of all my pets were all in great shape. In fact - I think they were a little disappointed when we walked through the door rather than the pet sitters - they were completely spoiled while I was away. I fully intend on using Fetch Pet Sitting again and would highly recommend this service to anyone who has pets. They were professional and very thorough, and they obviously have a deep affection for animals as demonstrated by how my pets were upon arrival home. I had the service come to my house 3 times a day - since I was gone for so long. I think the service was good value for money - I would have paid as much to Kennel my Dogs and pay a neighbors kid to look after my cats. Peace of mind - Priceless.
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.
Lisa has been stopping by my home to walk my pup for about a month now and I could not be more happy with her service. My dog can be difficult, and does not easily trust new faces, but I can tell that she enjoys Lisa's visits just by how calm she is when I get home. Lisa also takes the time to write notes about her visit each day, which really means a lot to me since sometimes my long work hours keep my from my pup longer than I'd like. I would HIGHLY recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a qualified individual to spend time with their animal.
When our dog reached 7 years of age, we used Tracy to stop by, to walk and let our dog out for bathroom breaks, while we were working. Tracy is very caring, trustworthy and reliable. Tracy would stop by when we were home, and our dog would be excited to see her! I wouldn't hesitate to utilize Tracy's services again.
Carrie is GREAT! She is clearly a pet lover (as is her partner). She makes an effort to be flexible to one's schedule. She does not just sit and watch the dog play outside, but is actively involved. If you need her to find palace off-leash, she will find it. She will come to your home and she will do overnights. Her home is rather small to have a large pet there but it is full of love and comfort, which is most important. She will check in w/ you everyday, give you updates; never complains (even if your dog helps her to sprain her ankle!) She is trustworthy and I highly recommend her!
Carol is my new go-to girl. She was so good to my cat Pencils, kept in communication with me while I was on vacation for two weeks - sent me a photo of pencils while we were away - she was great. Super experienced and reassured me that my cat would be just fine while I was away when I was panicking. She certainly was well taken care of! When I picked Pencils up, her fur was super soft and it was clear that she was brushed really well (she usually sheds quite a bit). Carol is great, it doesn't get any better than that. Her prices beat any kennel or cage free cat houses. My cat is adventurous and loved watching the fish in Carol's fish tank and playing with her dogs. Carol even offered to pick Pencils up 30 minutes away from her house. She is very knowledgable and friendly. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
I hired Erin to watch my 2 dogs and cat a few months prior to my March vacation. Unfortunately, during that time my senior dog got sick. Erin and I communicated the whole time as I got diagnosis. Erin was prepared and experienced with caring for a diabetic dog. This made me feel comfortable hiring her. Sadly my senior dog got very sick and I had to euthanize her. During that time, prior to my vacation I cannot begin to explain how understanding and gracious Erin was. I went on vacation and Erin made it so easy. She put me at ease with updates daily and was very communicative. I will hire her again because I feel comfortable that I have hired a trustworthy pet loving person.
Kim is awesome! We had a meet & greet first. Then she started walking my two dogs the next week. She leaves detailed notes on her visit. I'm very thankful to have her taking care of my dogs during the work week...I am a super nervous dog parent but she has put my mind at ease. Highly recommended!
Stephinie has been walking my dog, Arthur, every weekday for the past year and also boards him at her home when I'm out of town. I have a very hyper dog and Stephinie goes above and beyond to make sure he gets plenty of exercise. She runs/ hikes/ and plays fetch with him- he always comes back exhausted. She's also a dog trainer so she works on commands with him as well. Stephanie always comes on time and is super reliable.
I’ve learned more at a couple of classes at Splash n Dash than in all the books I have read and 40 years of dog ownership. Agility training and Flyball have changed my dog Dougal from a frustrated and slightly destructive dog into a very happy and well behaved companion and established a special bond between us.
We brought our 12 week old St Bernard to the Star Puppy class at the Canine Club under trainer Stephanie Barber and Toni. Our puppy has retained the good habits we worked on in class. The positive reinforcement training is very effective. Our family was welcome there including our four young children which was the main reason I signed up for the class. I highly recommend Stephanie to anyone looking for a kind, knowledgeable instructor. Sincerely, Michele and AJ Liberatore and family
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!
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.
I offer mostly in-home dog training, with some daily dog walks. I have been training for almost 20 years. I have excellent references.