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So far it is going great. Katie seems to know what needs to be done to help Tugger become a less fearful dog, which is the root of all his issues. She suggested her two-week boarding and training program, since we are in the process of moving, which is very upsetting to Tugger. He is in a safe environment with other dogs and caring trainers. When we pick him up, Katie will provide us with suggestions to continue on the right path to a peaceful dog.
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.
We did Board&Train for a very wild but lovable Pug, Jack. Jack was 10 months old when we got him and obviously did not get proper attention prior to our adoption. Jack was wild and very skiddish. I had trained him a little but marginal success. Joseph took over while we went on vacation. He went above and beyond. Jack now responds to his commands and is a regular member of the family (instead of being a wild Pug). Joseph was very patient with the dog & the family (with kids). He has a passion for training dogs & it shows. Joseph is very conscientious and insightful. I highly recommend Board & Train, a very efficient & effective way to train your dog. Plus, Joseph's prices are very reasonable. Lastly & importantly, Joseph is an Army Veteran. It's great to support a veteran!
Bridgette Ashmore, owner of REACHK9, is an exceptional dog trainer. It was important that I begin the dog training very quickly. I reviewed 3 companies, spoke with 2, and invited Bridgette to visit. I was definately impressed. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable, patient, friendly, and supportive. She provides demonstrations, practice sessions, printed material, videos, dog supplies and food. She arrived at my home promptly on Tuesday and Friday and trained us for 4 hours. Her business is open 24/7 and responded to my phone calls, texts, and emails with suggestions and support. Bridgette Ashmore, REACHK9, is a wonderful choice. I have signed up as her client and look forward to our next session. I definitely see improvement in our dog. Bernadette Ervin
Lisa has been amazing for our goolden doodle Jayden. She needs so much play time and interaction to be tired and is always so happy and ready for bed when we come home. Lisa takes her to dog parks, to other dogs houses for visits, and leaves notes about her day for us. We seriously have so much peace of mind using Lisa for Jayden. Seeing the pictures and reading about her day is the best. 10 out of 10!!
TNT Dog training is the best of the best! She is such a hard worker and dedicated to the dogs that she works with! I recommend her over anybody around!
I have 3 GSD, 2 of which were only days away from going to a rescue, or worse. We were at our wits end with them. That is until we found OLK9, I did all my home work (tried to find something bad) found no issues with OLK9. Got the money together and off the first one went to see joey he kept in constant contact with us while he had out first of 3 babies. The day we got karma back I knew we had made the right decision and had no problem bringing the next 2 for him change, joey and OLK9 are not dog trainers they are dog savers. If more people would make an investment into their dogs as quickly as we do our cars there would be a lot less animals in the shelter. Joey transformed all 3 of our dogs, I have had to call for advice here and there. Almost all the time it has been my mistake not the dogs. Not only do we still have all 3 of our dogs but one of the dogs that was on her way out, made such a turn around that we decided to breed her (never would have done that in her past). It's impossible to give joey and his staff enough stars, so I guess 5 will have to do.
Ann has deep knowledge and experience of animal behavior. She is a good listener. Ann is able to explain the complexities of Dog training and assisted in my dog qualifying for several awards. I would like to see additional daytime training classes with Ann.
Janet worked with me and with my reactive standard poodle. The sessions helped us both to learn how to handle stressful situations more successfully. Weve also enjoyed taking agility, nose work and rally classes with her. I highly recommend Janet as a trainer.
Gail is an amazing dog trainer and person! She was always patient, answered all of my questions and taught me the foundations for dog ownership. Because of her training, my dogs are well behaved and loved in my community. She is truly one of the best and I am so glad to have had the experience of allowing her to help train my dogs.
She really knows how to train a dog. She is very polite and calm with them. I've seen a few of her trained dogs and they are extremely well trained.
The Dude Ranch Academy has the largest group of titled, certified, registered professional trainers here to bring you and your pet to the next level. Our staff is always addressing the newest, latest techniques in training, with certifications from organizations including APDT, KPA, CCPDT, AKC and more. Compare our programs. Our staff is proven in AKC, CKC, APDT; offering CGC, CGC-A, AKC S.T.A.R. as well as APDT C.L.A.S.S. programs. We're not a group of volunteers or individuals just 'stopping by to help'. Our instructors are long-term instructors who are proven, having not only taught others "how-to" but have also actually "done-it" themselves. Classes are now available in the following: * PUPPY START UP * AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy * Pet Obedience * Basic Obedience * Intermediate Obedience * Tricks and Games * Agility for Fun * Performance Obedience (Novice, Open and Utility) * Performance Rally (Novice, Advanced and Excellent) * Breed Conformation (Handling, Exhibiting and Showing) Classes are offered both on an individual basis and in groups. Both daytime and evening classes are available! Our facility is unique in the area, offering indoor training with over 5,000 sq. ft. of safe flooring, air conditioned (both cool and heat). In addition, we offer outdoor training on almost 50 acres, including grass fields (over 3 acres dedicated to agility alone!), open field, water (2 lakes) and more. Come to the one place, you can train it all: The Dude Ranch Academy. We even offer online, 24-hours-a-day registration, so you can go online now and register for an upcoming class!
Experience, patience and the ability to inform you of what is and is not reasonable to expect in a given period of time.
We can handle training, grooming, behavior modification, boarding, day care, pet sitting and walking. We offer the basic necessities and safety services to all K9s and pet parents.
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.
Anya Olishevska is among the best local dog trainers who are trusted when it comes to training dogs. She also offers pet sitting services.