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The service was excellent. Andrea was very knowledgeable and extremely patient with us and our 2 puppies. She was flexible with her scheduling and generous with good advice. We will be using Andrea again for the continuation of the dog training.
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!!!
I would highly recommend Gail for any type of dog obedience or training. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and a true dog whisperer. Her guidance in correcting behavior in my adult dog and training lessons with our large puppy was spot on and successful. I continue to go to her for advice when I face challenges and most of the time the problem is with me not the dog because the dog responds to the training when done positively and correctly per her directions.
Carla taught me the importance of creating a relationship of respect and leadership with my dog Raven. It is such a joy to have a dog who makes eye contact and wants to walk with me now instead of pulling me all over the place on a walk. I can actually stop and talk to people I meet, most importantly when they have a dog also, and my Raven can control herself and sit out lie down and show her manners. Carla is very patient, explains the why of training, and gives very clear step by step homework to do to establish the behaviour that makes sharing your life with a dog a joy. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs to teach their dogs self control. I live in Chapel Hill, NC and find it is well worth the four hour drive to come to her. It is much better in the long run to find a trainer who knows dogs and can develop a training plan for your dog and not a cookie cutter approach that may not address the issues your dog needs the most. Hope to see you at Dutcheast Dog Training Center soon!
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!!
I have found the absolute best professional pet care/training in Vabch Va with Brenda Littleton owner of Doggie Zen. Receiving news of a family emergency in NJ on Friday July 17 I had to prepare to leave town the next day at a moments notice
Dana is welcoming, pleasant, positive and honest. I have only done 1 session with her and I'm already excited for the additional 6 sessions. She was on time, professional and gave great guidance to dealing with my dog's behavioral problems. She is helping me with my dog's resource guarding and territorial aggression in the house. It is super important to me that Dana offers home evals and sessions. She offers great availability and travels to your home. Within that first home eval, I was able to learn a couple new tricks to deal with and prevent my dog's behaviors. She even gave me some fun treat recipes! I will have to re-review this dog training after the six sessions to comment more on her specific skills and techniques. But, I can tell you, this trainer is great!
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.
We have a shy/anxious/semi aggressive dog. Lesa has helped tremendously. She has a lot of experience and patience. Whether you just want to do basic training or your dog has behavioral issues, Lesa will definitely help you grow a closer bond with your doggie!!
We have been using Wags To Whiskers services for several years. Cindy and her staff are thoroughly responsible and reliable and it is clear that they love animals. We know our pets are in good hands under their care. They took wonderful care of our elderly dog - pampering him and taking him on walks, and they were even able to give our feisty cat his medication.
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!!
I recommend Einsteink9 dog training to anyone who is having problems with their furry friend or just wanting to touch up on some basic training. Chelsea is wonderful she takes the time to train not only your furry friend but also the not so furry human lol. She is all about positive reinforcement and takes her time making sure you know the steps you need to make it a great experience for you and your furry baby. She is absolutely amazing !!!!!!
Rose was terrific. She had some great information and gadgets that could aid me in working on my efforts to solve my frustrations with my dogs barking and potty training. She was extremely patient with the dogs and me, answering all of my questions. I learn so much. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking insight into better understanding and handling of your dog in any situation! I learned so much about my dogs in their OWN environment...that was quite a plus!!
Victoria Harter has trained my now 2 year old German shepherd to not only be obedient, which is essential for a 98 pound dog, but also to act as my service dog specializing in stability. I have illnesses which cause me to be unsteady and sometimes fall and my GSD is ready to pull me to where I direct her, to stand still while I lean on her, to escort me up escalators and into elevators. She is my guard dog, companion and confident. With Victoria's help, my shepherd is so socialized that I take her everywhere with me - shopping, to the mall, restaurants or to the park. She loves children and all dogs, all the while keeping an eye on me. I highly recommend Victoria for all aspects of dog training, but especially for stability and mobility help.
Todd is great! Our dog is so much better now !
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Jennifer has dog sat for our family on many occasions. She is a calm, assertive leader and is a true animal lover. My dogs were happy to be there and have gone back frequently. She is knowledgeable about breeds and behavior training. Her advice is accurate and effective. I would recommend her to anyone.
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I am a certified dog trainer and instructor from basic training to behavior modification. I am experienced with large and dominant breeds, and aggressive dogs.
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I've been training dog of all breeds for 20 years. I understand dogs and what their owners what from them.
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I offer dog sitting, walking, play date and training. I have a certified therapy dog that I trained from a puppy. She is a black lab, very friendly and needs other dogs to play with. The dog should be non-aggressive and play well with other dogs.