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This service was very formative. Ryan did a good job of training both my dog and me on the ins and outs of controlling a pet.
My family feels very fortunate to have connected with Kathryn! I think Kathryn is a dog whisperer. Our pup instantly took to Kathryn and she taught us so much in our first meeting. We all feel much better equipped and at ease with training our dog. Kathryn only uses positive reinforcement and is a really great listener and trainer. We signed up for more advanced training in the coming weeks and know we are finally getting the help we need to ensure our pup is well-trained and adjusted.
After searching multiple sites and trying out two other trainers, we found Kimberly on Thumbtack and liked what we read. Her "holistic" approach to dog training really appealed to us and aligned perfectly with our view of the connection between nutrition, physical and mental health, and behavior. When we did the IBAC, we immediately felt a click between the three humans (Kimberly + puppy parents) and Lucy (puppy). Through our work with Kimberly during the training sessions and our practice at home, Lucy has become more calm, responsive, and seems now to recognize us as the "pack leaders". One of the most important lessons we learned is that adjusting on our own energy and behavior is key to effect change in our dog's energy and behavior. It is important to bear in mind that no trainer - no matter how good - can make a dog's behavior change consistently and permanently after the training program without the owners' follow-through. With Kimberly's guidance and our constant practice, we're confident that we will continue making steady progress and nurture a balanced, well-behaved dog and a loving, respecting bond between us.
Jay of Canine Dominion is more than just the best dog trainer ever. Once you hire him, it's as if he's become a member of your family -- a really smart, experienced, savvy member of your family who's truly invested in the successful training of your dog. He stands behind his dog training 100% too -- willing to provide additional sessions if needed at no additional charge. Jay brings amazing skills plus integrity to boot. Now if only I could find an auto mechanic version of Jay. ;-)
Our chocolate lab puppy spent a 2-week boot camp with Wag Ur Tail Dog Training. Mike was really kind and attentive to CJ, even posting video updates for us to keep up with his progress. CJ came home with much better manners! We had tried taking him to a local pet store's weekly training but that is a waste of your money. If you have a really smart dog, it needs constant and consistent attention like Mike provides. He's very knowledgeable and top notch in our opinions. Craig and Sandra
Vicky went above and beyond to help me train our new dog and my family. To train our dog to be around d other dogs, she brought her own dogs to the training session! That really helped me and made a big difference! She was very responsive over emails throughout the session and responded to my questions/concerns over email within few hours. She adjusted the training to suit my specific needs. Will definitely recommend to friends.
The OLK9 crew has given us a whole new perspective on dog training and obedience. We went to OLK9 with the goal of having our APBT "Casino" stop pulling on leash during walks and to stop mild dog aggression. At first we were hesitant with using an e-collar for training, but Garry was able to address all of our concerns during our first lesson and made us feel at ease with the training regimen. One month and 2 lessons later, and we couldn't be more impressed with the results we've seen so far. Our training has given us and Casino more confidence not only on leash, but we are now comfortable walking him off leash even with distractions. We have two basic classes left and have already registered for our advanced lessons. Nick comes highly recommended and responds quickly to any questions you may have regarding training or the e-collar. We've already recommended other family members to enroll in the program and look forward to the continued confidence gained from training. Our only regret is not starting our training sooner...
Andrea came to my house to train my Dog, Loki. She was excellent! She observed his negative behaviors and gave me easy and EFFECTIVE ways to deflect his attention onto something more positive. We saw Andrea on Friday, 2/02/18 @ 9am and she was here for a hour. I've been using all of the techniques she taught me and although it's only been over 40 hours since she visited, Loki is already showing excellent improvement. She even called me back later Friday afternoon, to say she researched one of his more unusual behaviors and gave she gave me additional instructions for training Loki regarding this specific issue. I highly recommend Andrea from Belton Entertainment, she understands Dogs, what drives them and how to handle/control those behaviors. Good Luck!
She was fantastic in handling our dog, he definitely appreciated it.
Jane took care of our FIVE little fur-bearing family members while we were away for a week. She is by far the best pet-sitter we have ever had! She started with an initial meeting in our home, which was incredibly thorough. It's clear she has a real love for and understanding of dogs, and real skill handling behavioral issues with pets. It's also clear now that we've had her support that the full range of services she offers is delivered with the same gentle, insightful, and steady care that every pet owner wants for their four-legged loved ones. She also retrieved our mail and made sure the house was safe while we were away--a real bonus! Jane provides daily written updates, which were incredibly helpful (she also identified an issue with our bathroom ceiling that would have taken us a few days to notice after we came back). She even found our shy guy, Skinner, every day, even though he is very good at hiding from strangers! We returned home to a happy, snuggly, healthy menagerie that had been expertly cared for. It was such a comfort knowing we had reliable, thoughtful care while we were away. We'll definitely reach out to Jane again the next time we're out of town. Strong endorsements from both of us humans and our furry five-some!
The best dog care and professional in this area. Honest! Accountable, reliable, fair and affordable. Very accommodating and loving of your pet. Have been using her for YEARS.
Dom was very professional and helpful. Besides walking, Butchy, he even taught him some better behavior!
I walk dogs at the park, make them relax, clean up their shit, and run, play and teach them how to behave.
I am the only person working for my company. I am able to spend more time with my clients and I also offer overnight stays at the clients home. I think this is important to the animal to stay in its familiar surroundings. I take my time to get to know my clients. I like to meet them at least 24 hours before I start my services.
I offer dog walking services where I take people's dogs, and I just have joy walking them around, since I have them dedicated to getting on the move and making people's pets have great smiles on the face. Hard work and a lot of energy has been the key to getting a personal lifestyle.
I have over nine years of experience. I offer dog services, including walking, dog sitting, and doggie overnights.
we not only babysit we play,groom walk and anything necessary
I love all animals. I love to help others. I take care of other's property as I would of my own. My company offers 100% satisfaction and safety.
I study canine behavior, psychology and ethology. I teach pet parents how to read dog language and communicate to their dog in dog language using body language, eye contact, tone and energy. I teach them how to be a pack leader with a calm mind and assertive body language and how to have mutual trust and respect with the dog.
Are you time starved and overwhelmed? Is there too much on your plate? Consider it done! I help you regain your most precious resource -- your time! Services offered are the following: * Personal and virtual assistance and inventory services * Gift and grocery shopping and party, travel, and event assistance * Home, closet, garage, desk, pantry, and office organizing * Spic-and-span home and office cleaning * Deliveries and waiting services, house sitting, and watering plants * Relocation and moving assistance, packing, unpacking, donations, pantry and refrigerator stocking, and light staging * Pet sitting, dog walking, and vet and groomer trips
I offer high-quality dog training and dog walking services to the DC Metro area. I work to strengthen the bond between owner and dog to create a harmonious relationship.