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Got some great dog training tips and training, which is what I paid for, but also got additional great nutritional and health info. Will definitely use this trainer again.
My experience with K9 Kountry was been amazing. I came to Butch last year inquiring about obedience and protection training for my german shepherd. From the moment I left, after the first training session, my dog and I began to accomplish our training goals. Butch has been extremely generous with his time and is always available to help or answer any training questions. I couldn't ask for a better k9 companion after working with Butch. He has really helped me and my dog to develop extreme trust and responsibility to each other. I went from having a crazy puppy to a well mannered dog who I am now able to bring ANYWHERE with me. Before working with Butch, I wasted time and money with other local trainer and facilities. K9 Kountry is hands down the dog training in the DFW area!!!!!!!
Maury trained Nikey, our 8 month old lab during a 1 week live-in period! Nikey came home a brand new puppy! This is a great training academy! Nikey not only changed some bad behavior he has also become more focused an obeys much easier! I would highly recommend Maury to train any dog! Great experience!!!
So happy we got in touch with Net. My two little dogs love her and we are making good progress in their training. This is not easy, as one dog is a Shih Tzu & the other a Terrier mix, both recent rescues from the Keller Humane Society. But Net is kind and firm in teaching both dogs (and me). We love you - many, many thanks! 👍 Jackie G.
I am in my second week of dog training with Lisa and she is absolutely wonderful. My dog is already showing improvement and Lisa really knows what she's doing. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to train their dog the right way.
Howard is an excellent dog trainer! His extensive knowledge and expertise in training dogs is very evident. Learning the "Alpha" way definitely helped me reevaluate how I interacted with my dogs and that there were some things I was doing that was contributing to their bad behavior. Howard is not just training your dog, he is really training owners on how to communicate effectively with their dogs. By giving us the power to train, we are able to continue to effectively maintain and extend the correct dog and Alpha communication. And even apply it to new pets! I would definitely recommend dog owners see Howard for training their pets!
I found Nancy online almost a year ago, and found myself having a hard time figuring out what dog training classes I needed for my dog Bowinkle. We had just adopted Bowinkle and he was about 6 months old and into everything and HORRIBLE at walking on a leash. When I called and spoke to Nancy I immediately felt I had made the right choice in calling her first. I didn't want to have to take Bowinkle to a class group setting and not get one-on-one attention and struggle with Bowinkle being to "interested" in the other dogs. The fact that Nancy does all visits at our house and offers many different types of service plans was a huge plus. I had no clue what we were getting into and how long we may or may not need her. We decided to sign up for a year; since then she has come every 2-3 weeks. What I like most about Bark Busters is we as dog owners are learning the correct way to train our dog(s) and become their Pack Leader. I can have as many dogs as I want from here on out and know that I can train/lead them on my own, and if I have a hard time I can call Nancy and she'll be here to assist. Nancy is a very professional and respectful person whom my pets, and myself have grown to love. I recommend her to everyone who is interested in dog training. I thought my Bowinkle was never going to grow out of his old habits and today I have a completely different dog. Thank you so much Nancy for your help, care and knowledge. Thanks, Krystin Scott
Wanda was very helpful with explaining training to us with our dog. Great information.
I signed up for group puppy classes and started today. They were run very well. The facility and staff were outstanding.
Excellent dog training and pet setting for aggressive dog. Had him interacting with other dogs in 1 session!!!
Beth was called to our house to help us with our rescue pit bull. She is a people person but most importantly she is knowledgeable trainer. Her philosophy on training meshed well with my family. She does not implemented dominance strategies which is unlike some other trainors here in the area. We want a family pet not an animal that fears us. I feel confident that with her helpful tips and training we will have the dog of our dreams. Our dog was abused prior to us having him. Already I see a significant improvement. I would strongly recommend her to anyone that has doggy behavior issues.
Retha Lewis uses a very positive training process to train dogs in obedience. She is a wonderful role model in pet therapy not only as a trainer but also a registered member of Love on a Leash doing pet therapy visitations. She is a strong advocate for all animals to be treated well.
My experience with Cosmic Canine has been wonderful. Maya and Megan are very knowledgable dog trainers from manners to competition. I have brought my Giant Schnauzers to Maya for advice in our obedience training. My dogs and I began going so well with Maya's support, expertise and insight. I am looking forward to Cosmic Canines classes and for needed coaching for my dog and I.
As a former Veterinary Technician, I thought I knew and truly understood the basics of obedience training. Then I met Steve 7 years ago and realized I was clueless to true canine behavior. In the 7 years we have known each other, I have seen him train dogs even ACS's or HS's would assume were a lost cause. He has trained my dog, Seth, in both obedience and protection (Bullmastiff). Seth is one of the most obedient and wonderful dogs I have ever known. The one thing I did know about protection/"guard dog training" prior to meeting Steve was that no one seemed to know what they were doing, many times ruining a dog's core personality and creating unpredictable and dangerous animals. In addition to the many dogs I have seen him work with, he also trained my daughter's wolf hybrid, Kyla. Kyla has all the psychological attributes of a wolf but not all the physical characteristics of a pure wolf (even though she looks very similar to a Timber wolf). She has both Timber and Tundra wolf in her as well as some Akita. So basically the opposite of what you want: An animal I was convinced had crack stashed somewhere in the backyard...LOL After Steve worked with her (along with my daughter and I), Kyla is actually a well-behaved indoor dog (notice I didn't say "normal"). She is not destructive indoors, can be taken on walks, is completely housebroken and totally understands what is asked of her. Kyla has more energy than my daughter and I combined, but she is good at socialization, is protective yet not dangerous, fun to play with and we love her very much. Did I mention she just turned only two years old? Yep, toddler years for her. :) Thank you Steve, for helping my daughter and I in actually being able to share our home with a wolf...an animal my daughter has wanted for a long time and I have grown to love and cherish as well. For everyone who has taken the time to read the reviews on here, they are very accurate in regards to Mr. Johnson's abilities as a behaviorist, trainer and human coach. The relationship and understanding he can teach you and your canine companion to have together is truly priceless.
My daughter trained our sheltie for agility trials at Gold Medal. Linda makes the classes fun for dogs and people, and is really good at encouraging youngsters. (Human and canine!) She also showed us how to enter trials, and helped us get started. I highly recommend Linda and Gold Medal for any type of dog training you're interested in learning.
We received private training and joined the puppy class. Both were great.
We are absolutely thrilled with the results we've experienced with our puppy after Traci's 2 week "Puppy Headstart" program. It's incredible the amount out puppy was able to learn, retain and apply in her daily life. She is such a joy and a wonderful member of the family!
Things are already better after just one hour of training. I plan to have more consultations as well as take the puppy training class. Amber is very knowledgeable, listens to your concerns, and provides practical solutions.
Geneva is extremely knowledgeable in all things dogs! I learned so much from her in a short time. She is also very flexible. I had to reschedule classes a few times and she was very understanding. My pup and I took the obedience classes and although I couldn't finish due to moving, she gave me the tools to get a good start on helping my dog be a happy, well mannered dog. I hope to be able to take classes again from her in the future.
Bill was great! We met with Bill for a 6-week period, at our home and at a Park. We rescued a dog who was aggressive to other dogs, but otherwise "sweet as pie." Bill helped us get to know Zack and learn how to communicate with him to get the best response from him. We completed the basic class, but we all agreed that we would meet again for advanced training when the weather was cooler. We look forward to working with Bill again soon. We highly recommend Bill to anyone who is looking for an excellent dog trainer.
We have two terriers, ages 4 and 5. We adopted both animals well into their adulthood, and neither had any training. We put up with the accidents in the house, the nipping, and the complete lack of obedience for far too long because we wanted our new additions to settle in before we started correcting their behavior. Well, that is where Damon came in. He assured us that our dogs could behave AND go to the bathroom outside. That they were not the worlds worst (although cutest) dogs, but actually good dogs! What? My dogs can be trained? I was a little skeptical. Initially, we signed up for a private session. We love our dogs, but surely he would change his mind when he met them. Our dogs interacted with Damon wonderfully. They are a little much at times, and he knew exactly how to handle them to get them to calm down or play. We worked on some potty training techniques and talked about the format of his training class. Sure enough, we enrolled our dogs into a six week beginner course and they really responded. They enjoyed going to the park once a week, interacting with other dogs and humans, and best of all, working for food! Never in a million years did I think my dog would "sit" on command. Now they sit, wait, lay down, touch, and leave it! AND THEY POTTY OUTSIDE. I know these things may seem extremely basic to some people, but I honestly didn't think my dogs could be trained - not even to sit. I know some of you out there have dogs like mine. I do want to say, Damon only provides the tools. If you do not reinforce the expected behavior at home then your dogs will not respond. Our dogs were ready to work every Saturday morning, but not so much when we got home. Once we started enforcing those expected behaviors we got much better results. Be prepared to put in just as much work as your pup. I highly recommend Damon! Can't wait to enroll our dogs in more advanced training!