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  • 13 years in business
  • 696 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Dawn S.

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Lauren was an answer to prayer. Her knowledge and understanding in how to train dogs is superb. I am already gaining confidence in working with my large German Shepherd pup. I highly recommend Lauren.

Kara H.

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Lauren was very insightful and helpful in working with our German shepherd.

Andrew K.

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Her methods were extremely effective for my German shepherd.

K9 Kountry

4.5

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  • 26 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Sylvia A.

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I've been to other trainer's before with our Beagles, but the training was done with 5-6 other dogs all different breads. The training was great. I had a very well trained Beagle. When I purchased my German Shepherd. Puppy I knew I needed a Trainer who was experienced, in that breed. Butch Cappel was that trainer..not only did he helped train my GSD, but took the time to explain the command to me , as well as helped me to understand my GSD better. I would recommend Butch to any one who is looking to train their dog . With that said, I would recommend that he remember to write down his appointments , on the day I was scheduled for my training he doubled booked me with one our appointment, although he did have another trainer to take over my appointment. He was just as good as Butch, I'm very happy with the training that my dog has received so far, and look forward to more training sessions with K9 Kountry. Sylvia , Mom to" Precious Aguirre"

Matt D.

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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!!!!!!!

MONICA W.

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Butch did a great job with my german Shepherd, he still has a ways to go because he is just a 3 month old puppy but they definitely set the foundation for his training that I desperately needed. I will for sure be continuing his training through K-9 kountry. I feel that he was very well taken care of and would highly recommend.

WeTrainDogs

4.5

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  • 8 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Brett S.

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Deciding to board and train both our pups with Maury and WeTrainDogs was hands-down one of the most impactful, rewarding experiences and truly a lucrative investment towards the well-being of my Family that continues to pay dividends in real ways that affect our daily lives. Being able to have guests over as well as the ability to go on a walks without leash-pulling were both major obstacles for my Family that in only 2-3 sessions time (plus practice) were virtually eliminated off the ever growing list of stuff we always seemed to stress out over. The latter of the two (leash pulling) was a big deal for me as I had a traumatic leg injury last year skiing that made walking both of our dogs on the leash very stressful and kind of dangerous for my recovery with the amount of leash pulling that would always last the entire 10-15 minutes spent walking. Nowadays, I can walk both of my high energy dogs together, with distractions, sans pulling; no problem. Maury was very quick to respond to my original bid request. After a couple of phone conversations and an in-person consultation, we decided to enroll both of our dogs (a 1 year old German Shepherd and a 1.5 year old Golden/Austrialian Shepherd mix) into WeTrainDogs’ 2 week Board and Train program as we knew they would be engaged and given more attention over your standard mass pet hotel options where pets are presumably ignored (b/c of sheer quantity) and/or anxious (with multiple handlers, sheer quantity & proximity of other pets). WeTrainDogs alleviated these concerns as they only take in a couple of other dogs at any given time and provided an environment that dogs are used to; a home. Maury updated us while overseas with photos of our pups and it really felt great to know they were doing so good during the 2 weeks we were having a blast overseas. The training though, in my opinion, is really what set this experience far above and beyond expectations. We've been through classroom type training with both of our pups early on but none of the lessons ever seemed to stick except for the most basic commands; sit and lay down. I didn't realize just how far personalized attention and training geared towards your individual dog(s) can go in progressing their training and development towards canine good citizens. Though we're near the end of our sessions that came along with our original Board and Train package, we plan on maintaining their progress through follow-up sessions with Maury, along with boarding them for lengthy vacations, long into the future. Thanks WeTrainDogs!

Simson G.

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We used We Train Dogs to board and train our German Shepherd. The result was night and day.

Robert J.

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Training for my one year old German shepherd. Great job

  • 23 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Arlington, TX

Holly A.

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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.

Prenon I.

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Lisa was an exceptional trainer. My dog Duke and I really enjoyed working with her.

Keesha G.

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Lisa has been fantastic at training our 12 week old German Shepherd in puppy class.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Southlake, TX

Michael J.

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Nicole is an outstanding dog trainer! When we adopted two shelter dogs of different ages two months ago, we didn't realize what we were getting ourselves into! We decided to bring Nicole in to help refine our dog's behaviors and help them settle into their new home quickly. Nicole's approach is both gentle and consistent. She also provided great tips along the way for things we can do going forward as our dogs' training becomes more advanced. Communication was always clear and everything went smoothly from beginning to end. All of us, dogs included, miss seeing her every weekend. She was truly a joy to work with! We highly recommend Nicole to all of our family and friends, and the minute we decide our dogs are ready for more advanced training, Nicole is who we will call! Thank You NICOLE!!! :-)

Kim R.

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Nicole came to our home to provide dog training services. She was professional and personable. Our dog responded great to her. We are working on the skills she taught us and are having good success. Would highly recommend her!

Lauren Z.

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Nicole was great with my Australian Shepherd puppy. We started when he was 8 weeks old. By 9 weeks he was sitting and coming. By 10 weeks he was laying down and learning "off". I highly recommend Nicole!

TOP PRO
  • 29 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Krystin S.

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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

Vidhi P.

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Nancy is amazing! The first session alone pretty much changed everything. Our puppy is responding to commands very quickly and he is only 4 months old. He is German Shepherd Border Collie mix and for a pup, he's pretty big. The only things that we have issues with are his typical puppy behaviors which will only go away over time (bursts of hyperness kind of stuff).

Adam L.

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Nancy has always been very responsive and she has been extremely helpful in teaching us how to better train and communicate with our dog. I would recommend her to a friend.

  • 12 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Sofia T.

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I had a German shepard puppy named Zeus. He was hyperactive and jumped all the time after just two sessions he already improved significantly. Tammy was so patient with us and Zeus. Highly recommend.

Melissa C.

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I love Tammy! She trained my yorkie! I highly recommend her for all of your dog trainning needs! Now, if I could just get her to train my husband!!

SHELBY O.

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Tammy is amazing! Very knowledgeable in puppy training.

TOP PRO
  • 24 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Audra C.

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Pamela is absolutely wonderful. I can not recommend her more highly. She really pays attention to our dog's (Australian Shepard/Great Pyrenees) strengths and weaknesses and tailors training to him individually. She has taught us so much as owners/handlers and we feel like we are now able to effectively communicate with our dog. We love that all training is done with positive reinforcement instead of treats... it creates a much stronger relationship with our sweet pup. His bad habits (mouthing, counter surfing, chewing things that did not belong to him) were gone almost immediately after starting to train and now he is just soaking up more and more advanced training that makes walking, meals, and playtime so much more fun. We love Pamela!

Laura B.

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After shopping around looking at different dog trainers, I'm SO happy I went with Pamela! Over the course of the few weeks, she taught me so much about how my body language and tone of voice communicate different things to my dog and how to use that to teach him obedience and manners. Not only did my dog master the commands, I learned how to be in control and take leadership of walks and day to day life. Pamela offered great advice and insight when I needed it and I would highly recommend her to anyone! Thank you!

Stella Y.

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Pamela has helped so much with training our dog Darwin. She's taught us how to take charge of Darwin. Darwin now knows that we make the rules. Additionally, Pamela has helped us with Darwin's barking problem. Whenever anyone would come over, Darwin would immediately start barking. Pamela showed us how to get him to stop barking, and it works!

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Angel G.

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Larry came in calm and collected when our new german shepherd was barking his head off at the "sign" of an intruder. He was understanding and explained things in a way that we could easily process and execute on our own in the future. We will definitely be using him for any troubled spots in the future, as well as boarding Cooper with him in a few weeks!

Carol W.

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Larry was awesome. Kept us updated on Oaklie, blue Healer mix 3 months old pup progress. He sent us videos of the training sessions so we can follow up the same methods. I will be recommending Larry to anyone who needs a good trainer. Look forward to Larry working with my Aussie who is 7. Amazing results.

Crystal F.

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What a great trainer ! He truly loves dogs and connects with them !!

  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Frisco, TX

Kevin G.

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Our dogs name is Reicher and he is a 15 month old over sized black sable German Shepard and we purchased him 10 months ago. My wife and I realized after he had been living with us for about 5 days that he needed a very skilled trainer and We were lucky enough to have Hilton and his family of trainers living in our area. Reicher spent his 6th month, 10th month, 15th month of this life under the care and training of Hilton and his wonderful family and I can Honestly say without them teaching him exactly how to be a controllable family member we may have sent him packing. Thank you Hilton for getting Reicher to understand what a terrific companion he can be for us.

David Amber M.

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Hilton & Christine did a wonderful job training our German Shepherd! Hilton even made two trips to our house just to reinforce what he taught our pup. Hilton has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to training dogs effectively and efficiently. He and Christine were both such a joy to work with. We give K-9 Bootcamp our most highest recommendation. Great people! Great company! Great work ethic!

Roger D.

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Asterix (13 month old German Shepard) is in their hands and the reports on his progress is very encouraging. Looking forward to him joining our family soon. As I shared with Hilton before we left, I am putting trust in you. Asterix is special to all of our family.

  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lewisville, TX

Lisa B.

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Danny is amazing and the work he did with Haus is life changing for Haus and our family! Our male German Shepherd spent two weeks with Danny and came home to us obeying the commands Danny taught him (and us). We have a blast with our dog now! Thank you, Danny!!

Tom M.

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After researching trainers in the area, I noticed that Off Leash K9 was the only ones that actually documented their results. The way I see it, if other trainers arnt posting videos of their results....must not be worth showing ppl.

Chris C.

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Great trainer! Shyla, our German Shepherd, is 2 years old and picked up quickly to his training methods.

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Dallas, TX

Diorella C.

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Stevo was the only one to respond to my search for "trainers" for my dog who has an extensive biting history. No other trainer would touch or make an attempt to try and work with a dog such as mine. When we spoke on the phone Stevo was very understanding to the situation surrounding me and my cannine companion. A meeting was promptly arranged and he was able to work around my busy un soical work schedule. He spent a great amount of time in out first meeting getting to find out about me and my dog. He then went through some steps to come with a solution to the problems we have been having involving my dogs biting for over a year now. He came woth tools and actually worked with my dog to show me what they do in the training process. He talked me through each and every single action he was doing: what my dog's reaction was, why, the intensity, etc. to make sure that I feel comfortable and that I am part of the training. He is honest and straight to the point. Responds fast, has full of wisdom and knwos his craft well. He truly cares for both the dog and the owners. Unbelievable guy!

Andy C.

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Stevo is the best! He started training my all black German Shepherd when he was nine weeks old. Now Nero is four years old and is a gentle family dog who is great with kids, an aggressive protector who will not let anyone harm our house and family, and a vicious attack on command 135 pound guided missile. Stevo did all those things while preserving the best attributes of german shepherds which are friendliness and loyalty. Stevo is the best!

Keith H.

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Checkmate canine are phenomenal. They are trained professionals. I took my German Shepherd to be trained at checkmate canine within five minutes I saw a drastic change in my puppy performance. They are knowledgeable and hands-on professionals with techniques to help anyone transform their puppy into a well mannered trained dog. I will recommend checkmate canine to everyone who is need of their dog to be trained

  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Dallas, TX

Tamie O.

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Simply the best! A real dog whisperer and oh so helpful. Larry taught me and my 6 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback how to work together. Then, we worked on fun tricks and therapy dog preparation. I am so happy Larry is offering his services on Thumbtack. I've now watched him train several "untrainable" dogs of all sizes. Larry really is one of Dallas' best kept secrets, but I want to get the world to know about Larry and his sidekick Hank The Pug. I should say that Larry trained me first to handle my dog properly. Whether your dog needs training/manners or you want to learn to be an even better partner to your dog, Larry and Hank can be of service.

Suzanna L.

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Larry is one in a million! I’ve met tons of trainers that can do a temporary fix or even an ok job but I’ve never met anyone like Larry. He trains the dog with so much love detail & discipline..My 100 lb german shepherd Brody jumps for joy when i say Larry’s name. Theres no one I would recommend over Larry…he’s seriously the best!

Emily P.

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Larry is an outstanding trainer that truly cares for animals. He has nothing but well - being for them and it shows in the relationship he forms with them. Animals trust him 100%. I would never use a different trainer.

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Denton, TX

Jim C.

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Well, we just had our first session with Jayne last night to train my American Bulldog / Boxer mix who has been having some issues with anxiety aggression. We were scheduled for 2 hours, but only had to go one because Jayne was able to assess the situation and see that there is only some tweaking here and there that needs to be done TO US THE HUMANS. She may call herself a Canine Obedience Trainer, but what she really does is train the humans in the house how to be good pack leaders. Repetition, follow through and human behaviors were taught along with ideals of "no free treats" and "exercise, exercise, exercise" had my dog, and the other 2 dogs in the house, acting like completely new animals. We have already scheduled our next visit and between now and then, we have a lot of homework to do to train ourselves to be better owners. Thanks Jayne!!!

Katie F.

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She's amazing! Fantastic attitude when it came to the temperament of my German Shepard/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. He's a sweet dog but had some issues with going on walks and bombarding the door when people knock and she gave me the tools in which to fix the problem. If I ever had any questions on his behavior, how to train him to do something, or whether or not I should put him in specific scenarios (I.E. Dog parks), she always pointed me in the right direction. She drove out to Fort Worth to help with keeping my dog in a comfortable environment whilst learning which helped tremendously. I could go on and on about how great she is. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.

Loretta K.

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Jayne was great! We agreed to hire Jayne to help our Bichon with confidence training. She came to our house and was on time as scheduled. We are very pleased with her assessment of Lily and her suggestions and saw immediate progress. We have homework and are looking forward to her next visit. We would highly recommend Jayne!

  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Carrollton, TX

Tina J.

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We went through 2 other dog trainers before finding Rebeccah who uses positive training methods. She could read our dogs' body language and know exaxtly what to do to solve their anxiety problems. We had 3 sessions of private training and learned all the basic commands, which helped tremendously with their insecurties, plus gave us the confidence we needed to know how to give our dogs a normal life that they deserve. I would highly recommend Rebeccah for any dog training needs. She is so patient and understanding and you will see she is excellent at what she does!! We will be calking her soon for more advanced training.

Steve T.

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I contacted Rebeccah regarding training for our two dogs and for us. We have introduced a new 2 year old Anatolian Shepherd mix into a 10 year pack with us and our 12 year old Schnauzer/Dachshund mix. She came to our home for two initial 1 hour training sessions at the agreed upon time. I was impressed with Rebeccah's confidence and knowledge of what we needed to do in order to get better control over the two animals. We will continue to work with our to pets and if additional training sessions are necessary, Rebeccah will be the trainer we call.

Sarah W.

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When it came to training my dog, I didn't really know where to start. Rebecca was really helpful. She explained how Don's learned in and then was able to show us the best ways to train our dog. I would definitely recommend her!

  • Dallas, TX

Joe S.

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I contacted Eli after having problems with my German shepherd and hearing through many sources that he was the best in Dallas. Dogs (yes, even the sweet cuddly ones), do not innately know how to behave or what's appropriate in the human world. Eli taught us how to establish boundaries and keep Redd under control in the toughest of situations. Now, Redd can hike off leash and pass other animals without breaking command. I would recommend training to ANY dog owner. There is a simple test for this.. take your pup to a dog park.. allow him/her to play with the other dogs and say "come" only once out loud.. if he doesn't run to you and sit by your feet.. call Eli. When this situation is transferred to a speeding car or an aggressive wild animal.. you will thank him.

Rick H.

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I came groveling because I have a Belgian Shepard. Eli taught and my self how to work well together. I can't recommend Sit Means Sit highly enough!

KL B.

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Our dog loves Sit Means Sit Dallas. She loves her trainers and has come a long way from her first class!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Dallas, TX

Keaton T.

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Lauren is a great example of getting what you pay for. If you want someone with real technical knowledge and a real genuine concern for the animal, then hire Lauren. If you want some half baked person that decided to be a dog trainer because they have a dog or because "dogs have always liked them" and just need someone to walk your dog so you can sit on the couch and eat chips then move on. If you want progress and harmony with your pet and really want to understand them then hire Lauren. I have had a black mouth cur/ boxer mix that is my child. He is a rescue and I've had him for at least 10 years now and I have had serious challenges to deal with him and struggled because I wasn't armed with the knowledge or understanding of this dog and she has completely changed his temperament. It's like he's a new animal. She's a dog whisperer. Complete trust is all I can say. She is the best around. Literally. I challenge you to find anyone in the metroplex that has the experience she has. She is worth every penny!!!

Anya W.

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Lauren has been an amazing trainer, and a wealth of knowledge on dog behavior. I first worked with Lauren over a year ago with my spaz of a German Shepherd puppy, and once I got her back from the 2 week program Lauren offered - she was a dream! Lauren was so personable, and she really takes a personal interest in you and your pup. I love that she was very goal oriented, and with her help my pup went on to obtain her CGC certification, as well as continue to learn in advanced obedience and off leash work.

Alexandra B.

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If there were to be anybody who cares for your pooch more than you do, it would be Lauren. She is thorough, precise and down-to-earth. She's excellent at assessment and troubleshooting your (and your dog's) needs. I worked with her for over a year and admire her abilities and am forever grateful for all she has taught me. I don't trust any dog trainer more than I trust Lauren.

Ilse C.

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I contacted brandon regarding my female German shepherd, lea who was extremely anxious and had obedience issues. Brandon was quick in his response and was able to schedule Lea for an evaluation. Brandon was hopeful that he could help Lea with her anxiety. I was very nervous because at the time, I was expecting my very first child while my husband was deployed. I felt overwhelmed! Brandon could see my frustration. Over a course of three weeks Lea had an amazing turn around with Brandon. I can not only see how relaxed lea is, but I am able to walk her and not worry about her barking or being aggressive. I am extremely pleased with brandon's training. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.

Stacey W.

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Brandon did a great job training my dog, Tobias. He took the time and was patient with my boxer/lab mix. Tobias had a large problem with obeying my commands in public with distractions. He now is able to focus on me! I just need to keep up all the hard work Brandon put in! Thank you Brandon for everything!

Myke K.

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Brandon trained two of our shep-a-doodle puppies. He exceeded oour expectations. I highly recommend him n his training methodology.

  • Euless, TX

LarryAndGailBoer B.

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We rescued a year old Border Collie that just adored people. We did not know that she was aggressive to other dogs. We tried conventional training but nothing worked until we met Josh. It took awhile and we still attend group classes but Tippi shows no aggression to other dogs now. People who see her now don't believe us when we say she was aggressive towards other dogs. It has been a night and day difference. Can't thank Josh and Sit Means Sit enough. As long as we live in this area we will continue with the group classes.

Mark S.

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Best training program I have had. Wish I had known about the program sooner and used it with otherdogs. Training is fun for the dog and there is no yelling or punsihment methods used. Speak to your dog in a normal tone of voice and they wantingly repsond. We had such good results with our American Shepherd we are now going to train our 4 year old mean Chihuahua who does not get along with other dogs or people. Worth every penny the program cost!

Tabetha W.

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Josh is a wonderful dog trainer! He came out to our house several times until WE felt confident our dogs would do ok at the group classes. He is very patient with the dogs and the owners. We have much better dogs thanks to Josh.

  • Greenville, TX

Tyler S.

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I had a really temperamental rescue German Shepard who had pretty bad food aggression and refused to do any obedience. We had a mutual friend who always spoke about how awesome her dogs behaved, and her mother is a well known dog trainer in our area. I was hesitant at first because she had never had any professional experiences with a company, but man was I wrong. She is so patient with her students and offers take-home training for really troubled ones. I am so happy that my dog is now happier and more trusting, and I'm definitely happier.

  • 1 year in business
  • Fort Worth, TX

Allison O.

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We did a board and train with our German Shepherd for 6 1/2 weeks and it was absolutely phenomenal! Hallie came back a completely different dog. Brian and Heather took care of our girl and kept us updated all the time. We enjoyed our visits with her and we're extremely impressed with everything that she was taught.

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