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Cindy has been dog sitting our dogs when we go out on trips and vacations for about five years now. We love the way she keeps a diary of the trips which gives insight into how the dogs were while we were away. She was also very flexible, but tends to book up so it's best to reserve her services in advance.
The service was excellent. Andrea was very knowledgeable and extremely patient with us and our 2 puppies. She was flexible with her scheduling and generous with good advice. We will be using Andrea again for the continuation of the dog training.
They know exactly what they are doing when it comes to dog training! Excellent customer service they got me started right away and all I had to do is give them a little bit of his intel on what I was looking for. Great experience overall!!
Paula made a site visit to my apartment and met with my Dog and me. She quickly identified the problem I was having with my Shiba, and drew up a plan on steps we can try to fix the fear aggression that my dog displayed. Paula asked quite a few questions which were right on queue with all the concerns I had with my dog. I look forward to seeing the results in my dog in the following weeks to come. My main goal is to have a people friendly dog, and I would like to be able to bring my dog to dog parks so she can interact with other people and dogs.
I had never used a pet sitter before and was desperate to find someone to watch my 3 dogs on the 4th of July so we could attend our nephews wedding in Pa. (who knew how difficult that would be!) Ali watched my 14 year old blind/deaf dog and my 8 month old and 8 week old puppy. She was so attentive and even sent me pictures while we were gone! 2 weeks later we had her come back for training of the babies and they went crazy when they saw her... it was like she was a member of the family. I have done a lot of internet searching for dog training and am amazed at what Ali was able to accomplish in just one hour. I cannot recommend her enough, she is wonderful!!!
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 was referred to Brandy at Citizen K9 Dog Training after adopting my 5 month old German Shepherd from a local rescue. My boy, Kota, was all male, puppy, and not well socialized; It was play time, all the time. I emailed Brandy the Friday I adopted him because I didn't want to waste time getting him into obedience classes and working on his issues. She assured me that my concerns were not uncommon and that she could absolutely help me/him. Kota also had severe car anxiety. I dreaded taking him with me when I went somewhere because of the excessive drooling and car sickness. Brandy help me understand that his issues were reversible with a little patience. She is amazing at what she does and the dogs love her. Not only did my boy learn basic obedience and now has good social skills, but I learned a few new tricks myself. Kota is free of car anxiety and loves to go places with me. The caliber of training that you receive at Citizen K9 Dog Training is first rate. The group atmosphere allows for many distractions for the dogs to learn to focus solely on you; building your confidence and bond with your dog. I could not have asked for better training for my Kota.
We got a new puppy & we enrolled her in puppy classes at one of the local pet stores. They quickly decided that she was too rambunctious for them to teach. I didn't know exactly what to do until I saw an advertisement for oceanfront dog training. I called Lesa right away & she came to our home promptly. Within just a few minutes she had taught our girl a new trick & some basic obedience. Well it was a done deal for us right then. Lesa came to our house each week & taught us how to train our girl Biba. She gave us homework & more importantly she gave us the confidence to teach our pup. When I would have trouble Lesa would jump right in & show me what I was doing wrong & she would praise what we were doing well. We set up group events so we could still socialize Biba & we went out to different locations so Biba wouldn't tire of the sameness. Lesa is an amazing person & trainer. She has a special bond with animals & it's evident as soon as meets them. She has the ability to put owners & pets at ease. She speaks dog!! Biba loves her & if I ever had a question she would be the first one I call. I have a new dog that is a rescue & Lesa will be the one I call when training is called for. I have recommended her to people in the grocery store, people in the pet store & absolutely here. You cannot go wrong with Lesa. I love these group activities we're doing this winter too.
Andrea is not only a certified trick dog instructor, has a dog obedience instructor diploma and is an AKC Evaluator for S.T.A.R. puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Advanced CGC and Urban CGC, she also is great with all kinds of animals. By teaching classes as well as competing with her one dogs in varies dog sports (Agility, Obedience, Rally-O, Flyball, Barnhunt, Tricks, Tracking and K9 Nose Work ) she improves and offers the most effective and suitable ways to teach people how to train their dogs. Her training method is based on positive reinforcement and with that technique she can train any animal even cats. She continuously keeps education herself and has taken several training workshops and seminars: *Dr. Ian Dunbar's Sirius Dog trainer Academy *Growl class- workshop for Reactive dogs *Science-based Dog training *Kyra Sundance dog trick workshop * Reliability & games workshop I have the pleasure to teach, train, compete with her what also turned in to a great friendship and I only can say that anyone that can get her services can call themselves lucky.
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.
Todd is great! Our dog is so much better now !
Love the service 3 more advanced next service dog.
We loved Ron. The one on one training in our home was perfect. He trained us on how to train our dogs.
I can't even believe how amazing my personal training session went with Heather! I have been so nervous about going through training for my dog just because I wasn't sure what I was getting into and I thought I would feel embarrassed because of his behavior. She not only made me feel comfortable, but my dog as well. I have been trying for ever to get my dog to walk good on a leash and it is not even fun to walk him sometimes. Heather had my dog walking perfectly in a matter of minutes! It was crazy. She also brought one of her dogs because my dog goes crazy on dogs when we are on walks. She had him not even wanting to look at her dog after probably 1-2 minutes! I really did not expect things to go this way. I was expecting her to come here tell me what I was doing wrong and then tell me to work on it for the next week or so and then schedule another appointment for more. NOT at ALL. I just want to walk all day now. After she left we went on a walk and it was amazing. We are going to Pet Smart now to give it a go. Cannot wait to attend one of her group classes. Not to mention her prices are unbeatable. If you really love your dog, like me and my family do, give her a try, it will change your life with your dog. She ABSOLUTELY knows what she is doing.
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.
I have a genuine interest in helping clients and their pet ,I address the whole dog not just basic commands .Every dog is different and I believe training should be geared to each pet ,pet owner and their particular life style. In short I don't use a cookie cutter approach with my training.
Step Up Dog Training classes are about more than just getting your dog to sit and stay; it is about building confidence in both owner and dog to foster a working relationship. As you and your dog develop new skills, you will learn more about your canine friend and how to encourage the behavior you need from it. We do group or private training for all breeds and ages of dogs. We hold group or private classes at our center, Surf Dog in York County, but at-home training is available to clients in the Hampton Roads area. Group classes are $100 for a seven-week course or $50 for a four-week course. Please contact us for information on all of our rates.
I am a certified dog trainer and instructor from basic training to behavior modification. I am experienced with large and dominant breeds, and aggressive dogs.
Is your dog out of control? Maybe you just got a dog and you want him or her to be well-behaved and listen to you? Here at K9 Connections, I can give your dog the foundation of basic obedience! He or she will learn to follow orders such as sit, down, heel, come, wait, and "leave it" after I teach him! I can help with behavior modifications also! I am a private dog trainer, which also means one-on-one training with your dog. I can come to you or you can drop off your dog to be trained! Hourly training is available also!
We offer full-service professional dog training, behavior modification, and nutrition consultations in Eastern North and North Carolina.