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After looking and talking with a host of trainers, I picked Lauren to help me train Sailor. He's a ACD Blueheeler and is typically smart and can be "Hard Headed". Lauren and Sailor hit it off first rattle out of the box and Sailor and I learned a lot. I have purchased many books on dog training, Lauren taught us things that the books never even mentioned. Sailor and I are looking forward to our next lessons here at home, with her. No "Doggy Boot Camp" for us!
Butch is amazing. My dog had severe fear angression and has a bite history. After being with Butch for several weeks, my dog is no longer aggressive and loves meeting new people. Not only did Butch work with my dog pertaining to his aggression, he also taught him skills and I'll continue to see Butch in the future for further training. If you dog needs help with aggression or obedience, K9 Kountry is the place to go! Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
I hired Maury and WeTrainDogs for a two week board and train program for my two six month old vizsla pups. I knew training two dogs with different personalities would be difficult, but I was truly impressed with the progress after the two week session. Both dogs walked in a heel position without pull and stopping throughout the walk. Both pups would go to their "stay beds" and not move until released. I wasn't expecting this level of progress after only two weeks. I am looking forward to the in home private training sessions that are in included in the board and train program. I am confident that their training with Maury will give me two well trained, well behaved, and enjoyable additions to my family.
Lynette did a wonderful job training a dog we had rescued. She was very professional and cares about what she does! I would highly recommend Lynette and Happy Pets!!!
My dog Abby Grace recently had a spa day with Debi. Although Abby is very active and stubborn, Debi made the grooming and bathing look so easy with no problems. Debi truly loves our four-legged friends and they react mutually. I will definitely use her services again. She has also done some obedience training for me and Abbr with good results
Stephanie was fantastic with Crown. He was a little nipping puppy that wanted to chew on everything AND everyone in the house before she came out for our 1st session and now he's a well behaved little boy (some of it is still a work in progress but the progress with only 3 sessions is INCREDIBLE). My husband and I decided to use Walk of Life Dog Training because of Stephanie's flexibility with our schedule - we both work long hours and don't always have congruent time off and Stephanie was willing to figure out a time that worked best for the both of us! Crown, our puppy, absolutely LOVED his time with her and it was amazing to see how expanding his mind through training was eliminating the unwanted behavior that we'd experienced prior to training with Stephanie. Additionally, she is so incredibly kind and just wants to make sure that your life with your dog is as happy as possible! We would absolutely recommend Stephanie and Walk of Life Dog Training to anyone that's interested in getting their dog trained - puppy or not, I know Stephanie can teach you some tricks and effectively address any concerns you have with your pup! Thanks a bunch!
Nancy is great! Today we had our first session with my blue heeler ChelseaBlue. Chelsea has anxiety and Nancy was very informative and talked me through Chels' training session. She goes through everything exactly how it's done and makes sure you understand everything. We've already schedule upcoming revisits and I'm very happy I chose Nancy to work with. I already have seen improvement with Chels' behavior.
Canine Training Center and Mr. Day literally saved our dog. The dog whisperer has nothing on this guy !!! Our 13 year old son wanted a puppy for a long time. We finally got him a 5 month old Australian Sheperd . The puppy was of course VERY high energy. Unfortunately he started showing lots of aggression towards people outside the house. We couldn't even walk him in the neighborhood because he would bark at everyone we passed. After the puppy had nipped at 2 people we contacted the breeder and were going to have to give him back. Our son was devistated. We put out a cry for help on thumbtack and Mr. Day with Canine Training Center reached out to us. We setup a meeting to discuss what what needed. He was extremely professional and calm . Letting us know everything will be ok and assuring my son that " Blue" could be the dog he wanted him to be. Our training was not just a quick one class and your on your own type of thing. It was 8 course class .Mr. Day trained us to train the dog , he walked us through all the steps of the process. It was very neat to see our son working with his dog and seeing the progress they made together. Since training Blue is so enjoyable and listens to us. Our training with CTC has allowed us to keep Blue and secured his spot in our family. We can't believe the turnaround of our puppy. They really do train Alphas..... if I could rate their services as 100 stars I would. Overall a truly outstanding experience with CTC .. Highly recommend.
Over the last year, I have been fortunate to have Hilton Butler from K-9 Bootcamp train my puppy so he could become a therapy dog. From the first encounter with the Butler family I knew my dog would be in good hands. They understood the purpose of his training and knew what he would have to learn in order to become a therapy dog for kids with special needs. I was greatly relieved to know that my dog would be staying in their house with their children. This meant a lot to me since my dog spent 6 weeks being trained. To know that he would not be neglected in a kennel on a large property was a huge relief. Auggie was immediately welcomed by all family members and was treated like one of their own pets. He was in loving hands from the moment he walked in the door. I felt that Hilton was able to apply various protocols to meet my dogs needs due to his extensive background with K-9 training in the military, police, and service dog environments. Hilton demonstrates a firm hand while training, but uses positive reinforcement as well, which was needed for my dog. He ensures that you know the protocols to carry over in the home environment after training is complete. If there was any question regarding Auggies behaviors at home, Hilton was available by email, phone, and even conducted follow up sessions at my house. K-9 Boot Camp is a professional and loving dog training facility. They excel in providing individual treatment to meet your specific training goals. Customer service and compassion for their work shines through. Hilton, took time on a Sunday in November to drive all the way to Auggies therapy test for moral support. Auggie passed with flying colors and now comes to work everyday as a certified therapy dog. He is happy in his new role making sure all kids have a smile on their face while receiving therapy! We could not have done it with out Hilton.
Wanda was wonderful with my 2 year old previously neglected foster dog and was able to teach me some very simple techniques to start training him. After one session there was already a marked difference in his behavior. I am no longer as stressed on the what or how to train him. She is prepared with treats and how to start. And she emailed me further instructions on how to work with him until our next session. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. Before her help, he was too antsy to pay attention, and I had no way to reach him. Now he makes eye contact and enjoys our training sessions.
I would recommend Zoom Room to anyone. Heather is a great trainer and is so encouraging, especially if you have a "hard to handle" dog. The training is a lot of fun and good exercise, as well. Lisa W.
Tammy helped us bring peace to our house again! We had two dogs and one was being aggreessive towards the other one. We really appreciated the training that Tammy gave us!!
Pamela is a truly wonderful dog trainer. We just completed our fourth session last week and, in just two weeks, my dog is already calmer and more well-behaved. She really gives you the confidence you need to make the training successful. Perhaps the best gift, though, is that in training with Pamela, I feel much closer to my dog. Both him and me couldn't recommend her more!
We met with Tena for an in home eval and plan for training our Maltipoo Samson. She is great! We are looking forward to working with her as we train our pup!
Brian was very good with our dog. He's much better walking on a leash and listens to us better than when he left. The only downside to training our dog this way is that it's a remote location so we have far more distractions in our neighborhood than out on the ranch. But Brian did some socialization training and left us with good tips and instructions for continuing to help our dog learn that he needs to be calm when approaches other dogs. Our dog was sad to see Brian leave.
My dog Bruno is a young rowdy pup, very smart but also very strong willed. After attempting to watch You Tube videos and train him myself, it seemed like I was getting nowhere. I was at my wits end and discouraged. I needed serious help! I brought my Bruno to Canine perceptions after reading good reviews elsewhere and needing help with his behaviors. He went through the 6 week off leash program and graduated yesterday. 1st, I'm very happy to have him home for Christmas but the change is so noticeable! I knew he would be super excited to be home and expected bad behaviors once he left. Only one day, but the change is extreme. The Staff of Canine perceptions returned my baby not only well cared for, but well mannered! The training they gave me put everything into perspective and gave me the understanding I needed to continue Bruno's training. I could not begin to explain how grateful I am to them.
Mallory has taken care of my dog for over a year now whenever needed. She also spent some time training my dog. Mallory is very dependable and reliable, and great with my dog.
It’s been almost a month since I adopted Kip from a local rescue. I remember seeing Kip for the first time at the adoption event and I immediately knew he was my dog. Kip had been so neglected for a long time that he did not know how to interact with other dogs let alone know how to walk on a leash properly. He kept lunging towards every one and every dog on our walks. After a short while, he started to develop an aggression towards other dogs in the park. I didn’t know how to help him, so I reached out to the rescue and they recommended that I call Darlene at Artemis Dog Training. Kip was enrolled into the program the same day I called. While Kip was going through rehabilitation, I was learning and studying the videos Darlene sent me to watch, so I can be a better leader for him. We still train and practice commands every day. Darlene also takes the time to check-in on us to make sure we’re still doing well. I can’t imagine what Kip would have been like without Artemis Dog Training. Darlene helped transform Kip into a better dog and I can’t thank her enough. If you have a dog with behavioral issues, call Darlene at Artemis Dog Training. She will be the last trainer you’ll ever need.
Chris is amazing with any personality of dog. I have an extremely stubborn male lab and a very timid female lab and both absolutely adore him. They have made huge strides since they started training with Chris. Not to mention - we have too! He not only trains the dogs but the humans as well!!! We have learned how to communicate with our dogs versus screaming and getting no response. Lol best decision we’ve made is hiring Chris!
Vicki worked with a recently acquired rescue dog, a 1 year old yellow Lab which was tied to a tree on a short rope. The pup was ill mannered and had no training of any kind. In a very short time Vicki shaped the dog into a well mannered, indoor dog. We were able to place her with a family which included a young toddler. Gracie and her new family are doing great and the parents are so grateful the the training that Vicki put into her to insure that she is the perfect fit for them. I recommend her services for small or big dog training needs.
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We get the results in a shorter amount of time. It's all about the calm assertive leadership the dog needs.