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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!
We just finished week 2 of training with our dog and we have noticed a huge difference already. Can't wait to see how much more we can achieve
We sent our dog for training and boarding with Matt. It has been wonderful experience. She listens without yelling. No more jumping, barking, nipping...Matt did a fantastic job training our dog and us! Matt is calm, kind and extremely good at his job!!
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.
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.
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.
It’s my pleasure to recommend Stephinie Italiano for dog training, walking and sitting. Stephinie has been my dog sitter for the past 3 years. She is honest, dependable, and goes the extra mile to make sure that my dogs are happy. My dogs are both shy and she was able to make both of them feel at ease quickly with her kind and gentle approach. Stephinie is also an excellent dog trainer. She is highly skilled in helping fearful, aggressive dogs become more confident and therefore no longer aggressive. Dogs that used to be afraid to walk out of their home, are able to enjoy walks after she works with them. Dogs that used to bark, growl and lunge at other dogs and people on walks are able to walk past confidently without become aggressive. I highly recommend Stephinie as a Dog Trainer and Dog Sitter/Walker. You and your dogs will love her!
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.
Based on the recommendation of my veterinarian, who knew Dayton, I contracted with him for 6 weeks of training for a 5 month old German Shepherd. He helped me understand the breed and worked with us as the pup learned basic commands. I was so pleased with my progress with the pup that I contracted for 6 more lessons and later recommended him to a friend who had just rescued a 2 year old greyhound. Dayton obviously loves and respects dogs. He has endless patience for the dog and the owner and is able to clearly explain and demonstrate the lesson being taught. He is very generous with his time and knowledge and he guarantees his training. He is prompt to respond to messages and is always available to address training problems or issues that might develop after the class is over.
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!
Great job with my dog! He was listening better in just one lesson. Bree is very gifted with animals and her knowledge is unbeatable. Thanks Bree! Myself and Freddie will see you soon!
Andrea is absolutely fabulous! We learned more in an hour and a half with Andrea than 6 weeks of a stock training class at a retail pet store. The one on one attention and completely customized approach was key for our 3 month old German Shepherd puppy. I watched him learn a series of commands in a matter of minutes. I feel armed with the knowledge I need to be able to successfully and effectively train my puppy. Looking forward to our next lesson!
My wife and I are both pet lovers and live in the South Hills. We can provide 24-hour care for your dog at our house, or visit your dog or cat in your house. We can work around your schedule and provide whatever your pet may need. We also bring in mail and will water plants. We can provide background checks and references. We are looking forward to meeting you and your pet. Mike & Jen's Pet Sitting
Barb Levenson Dog Training Centers' pet classes have been helping Pittsburgh dog owners train their dogs for 3 decades. All classes are specifically designed to help owners develop a positive canine relationship through positive reinforcement training.
I would like to help you with your dog. If it's just a potty break while you're at work or a walk because you do not have the time to, I will be glad to help you out!
I'm not aware of others who do this type of work. I'm an honest and trustworthy person. I grew up with dogs.
My service is great for customers who needs a dog or cat sitter while at work or on vacation. I would like you to contact me if you are interested in my services so that we could sheldue a time period and also discuss the pricing I am negotiable.
I do dog training and behavior modification for all breeds. I have over 25 years of experience. I train and teach the handler as well as the dog.
Here at Trillium Pet Care, our mission is to offer the winning combination of supreme sanitation, gentle care, and watchful supervision to maintain your pet with a clean and healthy environment every time it visits. Trillium Pet Care is an abode where your pet is able to feel cared for, understood, safe, and happy, while you're away. Pre-boarding visits are encouraged and welcomed.