The Balanced Dog
The Balanced Dog

The Balanced Dog

$1600
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Introduction: Our 2-week "board and train" program is an incredible way to transform behavioral issues while laying a foundation of training. You'll be amazed by the transformation! The 2-week board & train covers house manners, addresses unwanted behaviors, and teaches "sit," "down," "stay," "come," "place," and "heeling" on leash. We also provide an in-home training lesson and an instructional video recorded with your dog. This will ensure that your dog's training is easily maintained when they return home! We also provide in-home lessons.
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Hired 52 times

Serves Laurens, SC

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9 years in business

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2017

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

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Autumn C.
Apr 13, 2023
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Travis really did such a phenomenal job with my puppy. Nyx is an F1b Pyrdoodle, 8 months old. She had some serious boundary issues with all of us, couldn't walk on a leash without choking herself, and was always more interested in self satisfying than paying attention to anything else. Well, she came home a 100% different dog. She is walking great on the leash, no longer jumping on us and our kids, and is just being the dog we always wanted and knew she could be. Travis did absolutely amazing. Very helpful video on how to train her before she came home. He spent a good amount of time with me when he dropped her off, showing me and making sure I had the training tech iques down. He even came in to see how she would react to my son (who she used to jump on constantly) to make sure that was addressed. I can't recommend him enough. If you're considering him for your training, I would honestly say he is definitely worth it. It's amazing to have my dog able to just enjoy life with us now rather than constantly stressing about what she's going to do next.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • General obedience training • Barking • Chewing • Leash pulling • Crate training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Neil C.
Apr 2, 2023
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Travis is a great dog trainer! He's obviously very knowledgeable in his work. We made a ton of progress with both of our dogs in just one session. He was able to help us with walking, food, and staying off the furniture all in just one session. We'll definitely be reaching out to him again for any future dog training.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Extra large (70+ lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Helena f.
Jan 25, 2021
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I was so excited to hire a dog trainer in the area to help with my dog bow - he has a terrible barking and jumping problem. Travis contacted me and we discussed bows problems and he suggested his training program -1700 with a 100$ down. He was going to keep my dog for a week and would purchase a shock collar to begin the training program but insisted this was a training tool and it would help with Bows bad habits. He had discussed that he could help with the barking and the jumping and get him to maintain manners in the house and on a leash. I dropped Bow off and received one video of his progress where he was fed treats to sit and stay and lay down. I thought to myself I was going to have a dog that was going to be completely turned around and I was so excited. Of course, it was definitely not that - I received a email with a video of Travis’ explaining that bow had a skin irritation around his neck where the collar had been and he was unable to complete the training and wasn’t going to charge me the other portion of the training fee and he was also willing to take bow later in the month of January to continue his training. I of course was still hopeful that once bow got home I would see some change and agreed to have him go back for the additional training. Once he was home - he was very dehydrated, and also had the worst diarrhea I have ever seen the poor pup have. He also had a bald spot (still does) where the collar was on his neck. I contacted Travis a week after and let him know there was no improvement at all in his behaviors unless I had the collar on him. Update: Travis contacted me and apologized and showed me a screen shot of a message he meant to send me (the day I contacted him) - the situation has been made right and Travis was very professional and apologetic about how the situation was handled. A refund was issued and I really appreciate how honest Travis was about making the best out of a situation. He also stated since the situation with Bow and the collar - that he would no longer be using that training method.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • General obedience training • Leash pulling • House training • Barking • Chewing • Destructive behavior • At the pro’s location

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Luis F.
Jan 4, 2017
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Travis works with your dog's personality and helps you to understand why and how they misbehave. We are doing a 2 week board and train with our 9 month old puppy, and Travis has been patient with us and her progress. Will be looking forward to learning from him how to control and teach our children to take better care of our sweet Dog. Highly recommended.
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Jo A.
Oct 27, 2017
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Travis did a wonderful job with our 13 month old German Pinscher Anabel. She now has house manners and walks without tugging when we go out for walks. During her training, he updated us with photos and information on how her training was progressing. When Travis return Anabel, he gave us a lesson on how to continue reinforcing all that he had taught her and a video of her training for reference. We highly recommend Travis for anyone who is looking for knowledgeable dog trainer.
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