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Sylvia is great! She clearly has a broad base of knowledge and experience with dogs and their handlers. She is great at explaining dog behavior clearly, and in a straightforward way. I loved being around her, and enjoyed the training session. I've already recommended her to two of my friends who need pup training. She clearly cares a tremendous amount about dogs and their people.
Martha was very helpful and knowledgeable. She was very thorough and helped us better understand our dog's behavior. We adopted our german shepherd mix about a year ago and have been trying to resolve the issues on our own but have been unsuccessful. We are so glad we hired Martha and got her assistance. She showed us how to fix our dog's issues on the leash and now our dog is enjoyable to walk, when before it was always a battle. She also helped us with our dog's barking and anxiety around strangers. Martha seems very passionate about helping dogs and their owners and even gave us a follow up phone call after our visit. We are also glad that we hired her because she is available by phone if we need any further assistance. Overall, great experience!
Excellent trainer who can answer any questions regarding an animals behavior. Highly professional.
Already seeing improvement after one session. She caught a lot of little issues we hadn’t thought were issues as we just dismissed them as puppy behavior or a phase
Wendy has done such a good job working with our St. Bernard puppy. She was very patient but firm and consistent with our stubborn dog. :) She truly loves dogs and I have already recommended her to several of my friends. Thanks Wendy!
I have loved my experience at Zoom Room! The prices are reasonable and positive training is working very well for me and my pup. Cheryl is extremely knowledgeable and intuitive about my dog's behavior and has been patient with me as I learn how to use the clicker. Also, she was understanding when I had a problem with my payment card, which I feel is an example of her non-judgmental and easy-going attitude. I will definitely continue my training at Zoom Room!
Having April out to our house was amazing. We have a 2 year old English mastiff who thought he ran our house. She was very professional and worked hard to help us understand what we were doing that helped in our dog's negative behavior. She was respectful and knew what she was doing. I would recommend her to help out with your dog. Since having April to our house our dog is much better behaved and when there is a problem we are able to understand what we are doing to contribute to it.
We went through Belynda's 8 week training course with our 7 month old boston terrier, Lucy. Lucy started out as a goofy, easily distracted puppy who walked zigzag on a leash. Belynda helped turn Lucy into an obedient little puppy. She also helped us better understand: the training process, Lucy's behavior & how to react to or correct Lucy to get the best results out of the training program. She was also able to help us address some of the small issues we were having at home with Lucy (jumping up on people, chewing on inappropriate things, etc.) It was a great course for all of us!
We have a 100 pound 5 year old German Shepard that was aggressive to other dogs while on leash. They helped us understand his behavior on leash. They are still helping me be more consistent and watch and understand the cues my dog is giving me. I appreciate their patience and true passion for helping did owners help their dogs.
We have a little Shih Tzu named Oliver. Oliver is a year old and was out of control. He would not listen, sit, or stay. I found Alex and life has been so much better with Oliver!! He sits when told and stays for a little bit. We are still working on it! :) Alex is patient and kind. You can see right away that he loves animals and most importantly, animals love him back! Oliver took to Alex immediately. Alex has a very gently and patient approach. He gets results as after only 2 sessions Oliver was sitting, staying, and listening much better. I highly recommend Alex and I will be continuing our sessions with him and Oliver.
Julie's knowledge and expertise were evident from the clear instructions she provided to me and the way she interacted with my Husky-Mal mix, Koda. Koda would go crazy whenever she encountered other dogs when we took our walks, so I sought Julie's help in finding ways to deal with those situations, as well as ways to help introduce her to known friendly dogs. She brought her dogs (Malamutes) to assess Koda's reactivity and we worked on exercises to divert her attention and to gradually approach and greet her dog in a more controlled manner. She also showed me how to prevent Koda from jumping up when greeting people and tips on training her to greet people politely. I've been practicing what I learned with Koda and her behavior has definitely improved. I'd recommend Julie/Learning 4 Life Dog Training to anyone looking for training and practical advice using positive reinforcement.
Jacqui was asked to jump into a very difficult situation and she was absolutely marvelous. I watched Jacqui train four dogs for a commercial shoot, in which, she had very little time to prepare and time was of the essence. It was a complete success! Jacqui has a confident demeanor and knows how to work with animals proficiently. With over 6 years of experience, I can't think of a better trainer for our commercial shoot. Jacqui is kind and respectful and was the lynchpin in ensuring the success of our shoot and ultimately our commercial spot. We could not have done it without her. If you need your dog trained, call her right now! You will not be disappointed. Thank you, Jacqui for all of your help! I will be calling you again, when my director tells me that our talent is a bunch of pooches. You rock!
Asya is amazing worker! She really takes care of my animals with love and big responsibility. Thanks a lot!
I truly love Christy’s skill and common sense in her training and techniques. Her simple training solution to my pups behavior with potty training, jumping, biting, and bolting out the front door have diminished with her easy daily training solutions and commands in just weeks. My dogs really enjoy her fun training games and her kind patients and loving nature. Christy works with you and your schedule and comes to your home to assist in the training process. Her prices are reasonable and affordable too! I highly recommended Christy for anyone with dog behavior or training needs.
Janet was a pleasure to work with! She came to our home to help us manage our dogs fear/phobia that was progressively getting worse. She had great ideas that we would have never thought of and helped us practice and refine some training techniques. She even helped us with our other dog and issues we hadn't planned on dealing with in that session. She answered all our questions and made sure we felt good about everything before she left. Highly recommend working with Janet who clearly loves animals and is good at what she does.
Whit is truly a dog whisperer, but really she's talented with all animals! She considers them her "patients", and has the best of the best bed side manners. We still call on her for any questions and concerns we have with our pets, and can't wait for her to house sit for us again :) Thanks Whit for all you do.
The Academy of Canine Behavior is one of the only full-service establishments in the Northwest, since 1981.
I am a Deland based animal lover/dog trainer. I was raised surrounded by animals and began with training my own dogs. I have experience with dogs, cats, birds, some reptiles and horses. I can provide pet sitting, dog walking, assistance with problem behaviors and dog training.
I have always loved animals my whole life. I have never not had a pet such as dogs, cats, chickens, horses, a bunny, fish etc. Taking care of animals is practically in my nature.
I used to work a full time as well as a part time job while trying to take care of my amazing pets. To me they were family and I was hesitant to trust just anyone to care for them as I would when I was away. After realizing the lack of qualified and trustworthy options there are for pet owners, I became frustrated. I decided to turn that frustration into inspiration. Shortly after that my career and free time changed for the better and I decided to help others with the same dilemma. My goal is to provide you with the confidence and security to leave your pets under the care of someone equally as dedicated to their health, happiness and overall well being. This inspiration started out as an occasional hobby or activity and quickly developed into a fast growing business. I have many loyal customers (owners and pets ). I am grateful to be doing something I love.