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Outstanding trainers! Our puppy is having a great time at boarding school. The trainer texts us with pictures and videos nearly everyday and we can go out to visit anytime.
After having a really bad experience with another trainer, I was really wary when looking for a replacement. My Australian Shepherd, Oliver, is extremely intelligent; but lacked focus and displayed hyperactive and compulsive behaviors. I'm writing this after only one session because within five hours, my unfocused and compulsive dog was able to perform extended sits from 30 yards away, come when called and could even be trusted to walk with me off leash. Obviously, you need to take the time to work with your dog if you want to see any results, but the tools and guidance I received even in the first day have allowed me to communicate effectively with Oliver and get work done.
Our Westie just got back from training for 2 weeks with John, and we can't say enough good things about how happy we are with the results. First of all, John has a unique connection with dogs. When he came over to meet Nessie, we knew by his gentle, intuitive approach to her, and by her response to him, that he would be a great trainer for her. Nessie needed help with potty training, obedience, and barking too much. After spending 2 weeks under John's care and training, Nessie actually came home VERY much improved in all areas and she is also a much calmer dog now. John spent the first couple of days getting to know Nessie, and he worked with her unique little self. When her training was done, John brought her back to us and took the time to explain what work he'd done, and how our family can effectively implement the training he'd done with Nessie. He also brought food and supplements to improve her diet! John followed up with an email of his observations, work with Nessie, and suggestions for us to continue her training. We couldn't be more pleased with John's personal approach and genuine care for our dog.
I would definitely recommend Lyell Flagg as a dog trainer. Our family adopted a Border Terrier, Wesley, who acted almost like a feral animal. He had no socialization, was aggressive at times, and very hyper. We joined a class that Lyell was teaching. Wesley was by far the worst behaved dog in the class. He was disruptive and we had a very hard time controlling him. We were sure that he would be dismissed from the class. Lyell not only didn't give up on him, but she went above and beyond with him. She took him from us several times during class, still while teaching, to work with him. She spent extra time with him after class. She recommended things for us to try at home. She even offered to come to our home. If it wasn't for Lyell showing us what to do with Wesley, I'm not sure we would have been able to keep him. I am proud to say Wesley is now a completely different dog. I can not thank Lyell enough. She had so much patience and actually took Wesly on as a challenge, and did not give up on him, when I think most people would have. I would definitely recommend Lyell as a dog trainer. She is excellent at what she does!
Katie was recommended to us for our troubled Aussie/Border Collie little girl. We rescued Lucy a year ago. she was about 2-1/2 yrs old then. I never had a dog like Lucy. Lucy's name should have been "trouble". We hired a professional trainer and Lucy learned basic stuff-like "sit' down etc. It really helped her, but she had so many issues. Lucy barked at anything that moved, whether she was inside or outside, plus other problems. I must admit that, at first, I was a little ambivalent about the whole thing- but we were ready to try anything. After about the 4th session, Lucy was laying by the door looking outside and I noticed one car going by , a truck etc, and she didn't bark- 9 cars and 2 trucks without Lucy barking. That was a miracle. She is doing very well with the barking and other issues. Lucy is still learning a lot from T-Touch with Katie and so are we. I DO believe in the program. Katie is very dedicated in what she does. I wish I could give Katie and T-Touch more than 5 stars.