Lifestyle Obedience

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22 reviews
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  • Andrea P.

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    Gail is absolutely wonderful. We hired her to train our two year old beagle mix. He wouldn't listen to us unless we had a treat we couldn't take him out on a walk without him pulling the leash, to the point where he basically walked us ! Gail came over and worked her magic! Its been almost a year and he is still behavin as he should . we still keep I'm contact with Gail since she also does boarding. We are a !military couple with no family in Virginia and when we go on vacation I only trust Gail to watch our two beagles while we are out and she is so flexible with us and our flight schedule. I would recommend her to anyone! She is truly fantastic. Thank you Gail! Benji and Naila appreciate all you do and taught us.

    Nov 7, 2016Verified
  • David H.

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    We had the pleasure of meeting and having Gail come to our hoise to train our two dogs. Gail was personable and is a phenomenal trainer. Within seconds of training our dogs we could see a difference. Gail has provided us with the knowledge and tools to gain our dogs respect. We would recommend her to anyone. Thank you for your assistance and we will certainly call in the future with any additional request. David

    Apr 5, 2016Verified

About this pro

I don't know another Trainer that does what I do. I call my training "Foundational" I start dogs with a whole different mindset then anyother. Dogs are all hard wired to respect an authority figure. While other trainers may use the same termanology in regards to leadership they mostly all start with heel, sit, & stay which is external behavior. I have developed two exercises that will get dogs respecting their owners as the authority before the basic commands. I start with getting the dogs head and heart on my agenda this is foundational. I have developed a quick transferable method so my clients can have the same control from their dogs that I get. I love it when my client sees the results in so short a period of time with their puppies and dogs. When there dog turns into the dog they hoped to have when they orriginaly went out to get their pup.

Times hired on Thumbtack

43

Location

Norfolk, VA 23503

Photos and Videos

3 photos and 5 videos

    Q & A

    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I am always looking for anything that will make me a better trainer and dog owner so to pass it onto my clients.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      I was hard wired for it. My dad was a hunter and had hunting dogs. Mom breed terriers. I was around dogs all my life and I couldn't stay away from them. I trained any dog that I came in contact with.
    • What types of customers have you worked with?
      I correct a lot of behavior problems other trainer weren't able to. I train a lot of puppies also to have a strong reliable "come when called" with distraction. I prefer the young dogs so to get them on the right start and not have to solve problems I would much rather prevent them. I also board my clients dogs.
    Coverage Area for Lifestyle Obedience is about 100+ miles of Norfolk, VA.