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I highly recommend Cindy Thibault / Wags To Whiskers,Inc..I was interested in adopting a dog but was concerned about leaving him home alone all day while I was at work.A coworker at the Shelter recommended her services and it has worked out very nicely.I felt better bringing a dog home and knew he would get some love, attention and a walk while I was a work.She is very professional, on time, has never missed a day, and flexible if I need to change a day..She provides a journal and makes comments on how the visit went, time she was there and any concerns she might have.She also posts a picture on FB of your pet which is so comforting to see your pet enjoying the visit / walk.Love those pics!!..Cindy & Laura have done an exceptional job for us..I wouldn't change a thing..
Thank you for helping us with training our Shiba Inu's puppy Kumo. He is doing great.
They know exactly what they are doing when it comes to dog training! Excellent customer service they got me started right away and all I had to do is give them a little bit of his intel on what I was looking for. Great experience overall!!
Paula is the best pet sitter I've ever had. She takes great care of my 2 dogs, SweetPea & SnowPea. She came to my home during a snowstorm to check on them. She recently was doing a sit while I was away and had it not been for her training as a vet tech, my dog would have died. She rushed her to the pet emergency clinic which saved her life. Paula is the best and I'm so glad she takes care of my Peas'. Paula is wonderful, trustworthy and honest, we all love her and consider her part of our family.
I had never used a pet sitter before and was desperate to find someone to watch my 3 dogs on the 4th of July so we could attend our nephews wedding in Pa. (who knew how difficult that would be!) Ali watched my 14 year old blind/deaf dog and my 8 month old and 8 week old puppy. She was so attentive and even sent me pictures while we were gone! 2 weeks later we had her come back for training of the babies and they went crazy when they saw her... it was like she was a member of the family. I have done a lot of internet searching for dog training and am amazed at what Ali was able to accomplish in just one hour. I cannot recommend her enough, she is wonderful!!!
Most people say, "My crazy puppy/dog needs training." The great thing about Off Leash K9 is that they train the person and the dog reaps the benefit of a knowledgable owner. Moose, my high energy Hungarian Vizsla loves working with the trainers as it gives him job to do. He loves working for verbal affirmation vs. treats as do most dogs. Off Leash K9 also delivers on their method and it's instant which goes to show how smart dogs are when paired up with a well 'trained' owner!!
Andrea is not only a certified trick dog instructor, has a dog obedience instructor diploma and is an AKC Evaluator for S.T.A.R. puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Advanced CGC and Urban CGC, she also is great with all kinds of animals. By teaching classes as well as competing with her one dogs in varies dog sports (Agility, Obedience, Rally-O, Flyball, Barnhunt, Tricks, Tracking and K9 Nose Work ) she improves and offers the most effective and suitable ways to teach people how to train their dogs. Her training method is based on positive reinforcement and with that technique she can train any animal even cats. She continuously keeps education herself and has taken several training workshops and seminars: *Dr. Ian Dunbar's Sirius Dog trainer Academy *Growl class- workshop for Reactive dogs *Science-based Dog training *Kyra Sundance dog trick workshop * Reliability & games workshop I have the pleasure to teach, train, compete with her what also turned in to a great friendship and I only can say that anyone that can get her services can call themselves lucky.
Stephanie was fantastic with my dog Adi. She clearly knew what she was doing and she was more than happy to answer all of my questions. Training a dog is more than the pet it is so much about the owner and how they behave and she helped me to understand that. I would recommend her to everyone I know with a dog.
Todd is great! Our dog is so much better now !
Sarah was wonderful great teacher looking forward to further training.
I can't even believe how amazing my personal training session went with Heather! I have been so nervous about going through training for my dog just because I wasn't sure what I was getting into and I thought I would feel embarrassed because of his behavior. She not only made me feel comfortable, but my dog as well. I have been trying for ever to get my dog to walk good on a leash and it is not even fun to walk him sometimes. Heather had my dog walking perfectly in a matter of minutes! It was crazy. She also brought one of her dogs because my dog goes crazy on dogs when we are on walks. She had him not even wanting to look at her dog after probably 1-2 minutes! I really did not expect things to go this way. I was expecting her to come here tell me what I was doing wrong and then tell me to work on it for the next week or so and then schedule another appointment for more. NOT at ALL. I just want to walk all day now. After she left we went on a walk and it was amazing. We are going to Pet Smart now to give it a go. Cannot wait to attend one of her group classes. Not to mention her prices are unbeatable. If you really love your dog, like me and my family do, give her a try, it will change your life with your dog. She ABSOLUTELY knows what she is doing.
As dog trainers we recognize that each individual dog and owner have their own goals and needs. We mold all of our training to each individual dog and owners needs.
I train all types of dogs, but mostly, I train people too. It's not all about the dog's behavior. It is also the people's behavior. I communicate the way dogs think and the way they want to live. The people can explain the behaviors that they need help on breaking, and I help solve the problem. As long as the client is willing to be consistent with their pets, everyone will be happy.
Working with hounds requires patience and consistency. I believe it positive reinforcement and a positive outcome when teaching. I also believe it is just as important to teach the owner/handler how to train their own dog.
Is your dog out of control? Maybe you just got a dog and you want him or her to be well-behaved and listen to you? Here at K9 Connections, I can give your dog the foundation of basic obedience! He or she will learn to follow orders such as sit, down, heel, come, wait, and "leave it" after I teach him! I can help with behavior modifications also! I am a private dog trainer, which also means one-on-one training with your dog. I can come to you or you can drop off your dog to be trained! Hourly training is available also!
I have a genuine interest in helping clients and their pet ,I address the whole dog not just basic commands .Every dog is different and I believe training should be geared to each pet ,pet owner and their particular life style. In short I don't use a cookie cutter approach with my training.
We offer full-service professional dog training, behavior modification, and nutrition consultations in Eastern North and North Carolina.
J.C. Canine Training encourages an environment for dogs to receive humane treatment and training for companionship. Our goal is to establish, build, and maintain a healthy relationship between people and their pets by making training a fun and positive experience. Positive methods are reinforced to create desired behaviors. J.C. Canine Training focuses on clear communication, consistency, and positive reinforcement resulting in a well mannered canine that we all seek. If you are serious about establishing a healthy lifelong relationship with your dog (s), then allow J.C. Canine Training to train you dog with the most efficient techniques.
We do all positive dog training from S.T.A.R. puppy through Novice. We also offer Rally, Tricks class, Outdoor Adventure. We have training centers in Williamsburg, Gloucester, Newport News and Suffolk, Va. We also do private lessons.
Step Up Dog Training classes are about more than just getting your dog to sit and stay; it is about building confidence in both owner and dog to foster a working relationship. As you and your dog develop new skills, you will learn more about your canine friend and how to encourage the behavior you need from it. We do group or private training for all breeds and ages of dogs. We hold group or private classes at our center, Surf Dog in York County, but at-home training is available to clients in the Hampton Roads area. Group classes are $100 for a seven-week course or $50 for a four-week course. Please contact us for information on all of our rates.
We are committed to providing the highest level obedience training and behavior management services possible. Our goal is to assist families with their canine companions who are a bit more challenging, as well as those who are simply interested in obedience training. At True Canine Companion, we are focused on building positive and appropriate relationships between families and their canines; focusing on how we, the humans, interact with, challenge, set boundaries, and find balance within ourselves, in order to create a life-long bond with not only our canine companion, but with the world. Building respect and trust is the basis for all of our training and behavior programs. Each program begins with a relationship building seminar that allows us to set you and your canine up to succeed.