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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 was referred us by another professional. She was prompt to contact us. The meet-n-greet was professionally conducted at a time that worked best for us. She even brought her substitute. We love, love, love contingency plans. Ali kept in touch with us while we were away so that we were always in the loop. We have terriers who tend to be very emotional. (That is an understatement.) Each of the dogs were as calm, cool, and collected when we returned . . . even after a late night storm.We are thankful for Ali and will be relying on her puppy TLC again. These dogs are our children, and we trust them to Ali. Lisa and John
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.
We were very impressed with Dana, the dog trainer. She is very personable and you can tell she really loves the dogs! She already had our dog listening to her commands at the Consultation visit! I would highly recommend 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!
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.
I have only met her for a consultation, but right off the bat, she was great with my dog. I am hiring her to help with some aggression behaviors with my 2.5 year old German shepherd. She is very knowledgeable about what she does and explains it in a very understanding way. She walks you through some basic training skills that she will work with while training your dog and makes you feel comfortable with how to train your dog. She is very nice and personable. I am very encouraged and excited to start training with her!
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.
From Wags to Whiskers has provided top notch pet care to our three, very active, medium to large breed dogs and our cat for the last 2 years. Cindy and her employees have demonstrated the utmost dependability, flexibility, and of course, commitment to providing exceptional pet care. They have always been able to accommodate last minute and weekend walk requests, and they look after our pets as if they were their own, including when we are out of town. If there has ever been anything a little off with our pets or our home they always communicate this to us. Our pack can be quite a handful at times- but Cindy and her experienced walkers have been able to work with our reactive pit bull mix through her various issues. They also quickly learned our pets' individual personalities, needs, and quirks. Our pets are dearly loved members of our family, so we are very selective with whom we allow to handle our pets - and we are so happy to have found such wonderful and experienced caretakers for our kids!
Our Off Leash K9 experience hasn't been just about building confidence in our dog and seeing his life transformed, I have also conquered many of my fears related to dogs. I was bitten by a dog as a young child and never thought I would be able to confidently be around, let alone own certain breeds. Off Leash's training is so reliable and has helped me to build a more confident relationship with our 90 lb furry family member!
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 !!!!!!
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.
Dawn has provided pet sitting services for me for over 6 years. I am very pleased with her services and recommend her highly. I have a large number of animals - feral cats, indoor and outdoor cats and dogs with different diets, meds and needs which she willingly and competently accommodated. I am happy to provide a reference to potential customers.
Whenever Sarah came to our house, you would know. Our Shepard would scream with joy. Sarah was honest, dependable as well as kind to our dogs. She would stay at our house when we went on our family vacations. We trusted her and valued her friendship. We highly recommend her and her pet services.
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.