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Our puppy is deaf, and I didn't know where to start. After getting a little frustrated trying to train her, Rona found us. She taught us some really great ways to begin training our dog, helped us understand why she does certain behaviors, and was very patient (with our dog and with us!) She's great, and I look forward to hiring her again for our level 2 training.
Our very energetic 3 year old Airedale, Winston, was running our household. After our first lesson, it was determined we weren't a lost cause, but had 'a lot of work to do'. We started at the beginning with 'sit'...... And, after quickly crate training, working diligently on recall and being counseled how to take back control, we are well on our way to a well behaved and obedient dog. Our last session with Ken included a successful open field/off leash recall from about 100 yds away. This from the crazy dog who didn't come to his name in the house and door dashed with no return at every opportunity. Not only did Ken work with Winston, but he taught us how to communicate, reward, when and how to reprimand effectively and ultimately train our dog. Our training with Ken literally changed our lives with Winston and in the best way - I don't know what we would have done without it!! Our pup is still full of personality and there is always a time and place to be a dog, but now we get to comfortably take and show him off around town without the anxiety of unknown behaviors.
Brought both our 'boys' (Bouvier des Flanders - head strong!) to Canine Academy for puppy training nearly 10 years ago and have continued to use them for boarding since then. Can't say enough good things about Lisa and her crew. The boys are so well-behaved (and know some pretty great tricks) and perk up when we say "Are we going to see Lisa?" Highly Recommend for training and/or boarding!
Tiffany was wonderful with our old man (dog) Carl! He had some medical issues and needed attention throughout the day while we were at work. Tiffany went above and beyond to make sure his needs were met! Thank you Tiffany!
My dog has made a lot of progress in just two visits so far. Corey is professional and very knowledgeable about dog training. I like that he comes to my house and works with both of us on setting boundaries around the house and with the cat. I highly recommend using this trainer.
Really liked working with them. We were super worried about how our Great Dame would react to a trainer, because he has such bad public manners and is super crazy toward people and animals, but they were willing to work with us and meet us a few times before training so our dog would feel comfortable when they did take him for two weeks. We had a great response with their training and are continuing to work with them after the two weeks.
I can’t say enough about Jennifer and Lucky Star Dog Training. I have a 1yr old Shepard that had behavioral issues. I dropped him off at Jennifer’s lovely home facility, and 3 weeks later picked up a totally different dog! Jennifer taught him basic obedience, manners, and he had zero social issues with other dogs. She taught me how to communicate with him and consistently reinforce behaviors. I have a happy, fun, obedient dog I can take anywhere! Amazing!
We got immediate and positive results with sarah of Training Tails. We plan a follow up and highly recommend her methods and training
My 16 mos. old dog learns so fast after her first dog training recently. It is amazing to watch how she improves so much in a short time. Christie did an outstanding job with her.
Kevin did a beautiful job training and caring for our two dogs. I was impressed with his knowledge and understanding of each individual dog's training needs and his balanced approach in training. The facilities were impeccably well kept and comfortable for the dogs. And, they also received alot of outdoor group play time. If you want a trainer who is not only gifted at his trade but is truly passionate about what he does and genuinely cares for the dogs he trains/boards and aims to build relationships with his clients with ongoing support, Kevin is your guy. Will definitely use him again for any training or boarding needs!
I adopted a dog that was totally out of control. I took 5 training lessons from Tori at Riverdog Academy and it was life changing. She taught me how to train my dog and she helped me understand how to “talk”to my dog. Now my beautiful pup is a wonderful, well behaved, energetic, member of our household. I have recommended her to all of my dog owning friends. Brenda
I cannot say enough nice things about Doug. He takes amazing care of my dog, Penny and always sends updates on how she is doing. He is always accommodating to my hectic schedule and gives me the most important thing when I'm away...peace of mind. I know that not only is my home safe, but Penny is happy and well loved. Often when I return from trips, I find a thoughtful note and lovely plant or yummy soup waiting for me from Doug and Kitty. And the amazing part about all of this is the extremely reasonable pricing! If you choose to hire Doug, you will never look for another pet sitter again, I guarantee it,
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I am an experienced house sitter, dog sitter, cleaner, landscaper, and general contractor. I am prompt and thorough, and I take pride in my work. I am a people person and work well with direct instruction. Getting the job done exactly to the customer's satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.
Viri did a board and train for my 5 year old dog, Nona. Up until Viri took her in, she would not listen and was just very high energy. 2 weeks after leaving Nona with Viri she was a whole new dog. She learned multiple commands and actually holds those commands until told it is ok to move around. I'm giving Viri a 5 star rating because I never thought Nona had a chance to be an obedient dog until Viri gave her a chance. You can also tell she just has a way with dogs.
My dog responded well to the trainer and her dog even though he is very shy.
San Marcos, TX