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I highly recommend Andrea as a professional dog trainer. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable and an excellent teacher, she was readily available and very flexible with her schedule. Her instructions were very clear and beneficial. In addition, I appreciated that her price was reasonable and she made all of her suggestions in one visit. She could have easily and justifiably stretched the training out for multiple private visits. She addressed all issues in one visit but was willing to come back, if necessary.
If I could give Paula ten stars, I would. We recently rescued our dog, and this was the first time we would be leaving her. As you can imagine, we were very nervous about this. When we met Paula for the meet and greet, I knew I could relax. She is incredibly experienced and professional and thoroughly went over everything with us. Together, we walked through the routine for both our dog and cat. She even offered to check our mail for us, which had completely slipped my mind. Because of what we imagine to be a rough past, Mochi (our dog) did not respond well to us leaving. She became very guarded of our house. Despite the difficult situation, Paula went above and beyond to make her comfortable. She worked with her and created a routine that made her feel less stressed. She even cooked rice and gravy for her when she wasn't eating enough of her food. We came home to a happy dog and cat. Paula left us a note and called us to give us the play by play when we got home. I will only trust Paula to take care of our family when we are away. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thanks, Paula!
Ali has been training our 4&1/2 month old Spanish Water dog in our home since he was 7 wks. old. She is an amazing trainer, I can't imagine where he would be without her. My dog, Bob, has come a long way! I would rate her a 10 out of 10!!!!!!!
Gail knows what she is doing, she is the best dog trainer in the USA. She is realistic, fair, reasonable, and completely honest. Throw away your clickers, throw away your e-collars, and find someone who can COMMUNICATE with your dog fairly, with clarity, and get the job done! Training method is totally transferrable, you don't have to take home a dog that only listens to the trainer! Take home a dog that listens to and RESPECTS YOU! Have an off-leash, trustworthy companion. Gail is the only person in the world who can do what she does- Cesar Millan, move aside!
Carla and Fred at Dutcheast Dog Training are simply the best. I have been working with Carla since 2002 with my mothers Show dogs as she wanted obedience tiltles on her Flatcoat ret. since then I have acquired a German Shepherd that I am trialling in IPO aka shuzthund I also had a problem with our American Water Spaniel in the show ring. After a few sessions he got a reserved winner dog at the show this weekend! No matter if it's the family pet or your valued show dog. Dutch East is where to go
The dog trainer is amazing!! I didn't think Aria could be trained at all but she came in and taught her all the basics. Now Aria is a much calmer and obedient dog, she is great to have around now. Thank you
Before training with Brenda at Doggie Zen, my high energy lab/terrier mix Phoebe was an out of control, destructive, ill mannered puppy. She was sweet and lovable, but it had no clue how to "civilize" her and make her a good dog citizen. After our first training session with Brenda at Doggie Zen, I saw immediate changes. After several more sessions, she is a different dog. As a trainer, Brenda is competent, calm , patient, and knowledgeable. She had my dog's rapt attention the first time she walked into my home. She has earned my dogs love and respect, and mine too. In reality, I think I am the one who has learned the most because Doggie Zen trains the dog and the owner. The training has met and far exceeded my expectations. I can highly recommend Brenda and Doggie Zen.
Andrea is an outstanding dog trainer and pet sitter. She has been helping me with my pets for years now. My dog Chaos is pit-lab mix and she is very hyper. Andrea has calmed her down significantly over the past year. Chaos loves Andrea and is excited to spend time with her and learn what she is teaching. I dont know what I would do without her.
The best dog trainer in Virginia Beach! Whatever your dog's needs are Lesa can deliver.She's professional and extremely talented. You won't be disappointed!
great trainer, very knowledgeable. Helped with 2 serious issues, over all a better dog thanks to her help. We were at a crossroads when we found this trainer, either a new home for our boy which could of just led to more problems, or putting him down due to biting his humans, and aggression towards our other dogs. This trainer saved us and our dog and we are a much more relaxed dog owner, dog family. 2 week board and train program was awesome. Expensive, but in line with other places we checked out. classes could be a bit more organized, would like to see similar levels of obedience grouped together in classes.
Erica is great with our Rose. At our first meeting, we knew right away that she loved dogs and that ours would be well cared for. Erica is very detail oriented; she really wants to know how to provide the best care possible. We could not ask for more.
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 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..
Ron took our puppy Dakota for a 2 week boot camp. Just when I thought Santa's gift of a dog would have to go back, he came home a completely different, better dog! Not only does Ron work with the dog, but he teaches the family how to be better pet owners. He worked great with my daughter, which was very needed to get control over this dog. Dakota is mostly behaved now, and when he isn't, we know from our lessons at Canine Class, that we need to focus more- not Dakota. I've recommended Ron to many others. Fantastic dog trainer!
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.
Caitlin really helped me out when I was in a bind. I had to go out of town unexpectantly and she was able to watch my boxer on very short notice. I live in Virginia Beach-- almost Pungo and so not very close to where she is.. but she was completely fine with that. She had a great way about her that made Mia feel comfortable immediately. She played with her and took her for a walk. She really cares about dogs and the dogs know it. I will definitely be calling her again and would recommend her to EVERYONE!
Jacqui at English Rose Petsitting has always done an EXCELLENT job! We have 2 cats, one that takes medication daily, and am always at ease knowing when we are out of town, they are cared for. She is dependable, trustworthy, and have never had any issues of any kind with her outstanding service, and has helped out when in a jam and had to go out of town on a family emergency and had only a few days notice of needing her. She has put out the trash on trash days, brought in mail/pkg's, and will even water plants if needed (although I'm not a plant person and have never needed her to do this). It is nice coming home knowing my kitties are safe and comfortable in their own surroundings with a daily visit from Jacqui. You cannot go wrong in making sure your fur babies are cared for with English Rose Petsitter.
I take my dog Barkley to Jordan for schutzhund and scent detection training. He has done wonders with Barkley and keeps his mind active the whole time we are there! He knows exactly how to keep him focused and stimulated and I always come back with a worn out dog. His prices are unbeatable compared to what other trainers charge for this kind of work. Jordan has a lot of experience and really knows what he's doing. I definitely recommend him to anyone that has a working dog or a dog that needs some training!
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.
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I can handle positive reinforcement training and behavioral modification for dogs and cats. I have been training for over 10 years, and I am certified by the APDT a national volunteering certification council. I also certified as a trick dog trainer.