The Balanced Dog
The Balanced Dog

The Balanced Dog

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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. All to a high degree of reliability. We also provide two in-home training lessons and an instructional video recorded with your dog. This will ensure that your dog's training is easily maintained when they return home! People often seek a trainer when stressed by incessant barking, embarrassed by uncontrolled behavior, or isolated by their dog's hostility to visitors. The part I love most about my job is the moment when a client's eyes light up and a smile flashes across their face. This is the moment they see that change is possible. When the same client sends an email months later thanking us for improving their quality of life and relationship with their dog, that's what I love about my job.
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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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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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Shawn R.
Nov 19, 2016
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We took both our dogs to training. They both are doing much better and are much easier to manage. It has really made our house calmer and the dogs continue to progress and behave much better. We would highly recommend the two week program.
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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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Kim M.
Oct 25, 2020
Travis was very attentive and helpful. I felt like he really listened to us and targeted the behaviors we were really needing help with in training our dog. He always gave such good explanations as to why he was approaching things in a certain way and it enabled us to implement things more consistently. Highly recommended!
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