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I had the opportunity to officially meet Sylvia for our first dog training session and was blown away by how much she was able to help me with my rescue dog, Buttercup, in just 60 minutes!! She is incredibly knowledgeable about animals, very patient, and offers a hands-on approach that allowed me to become comfortable with her recommended dog commands. It honestly feels like Buttercup is a brand new dog and I'm already seeing significant improvements in her behavior! Sylvia is a miracle worker and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent dog trainer. Not only that but her rates are super affordable and she is very flexible about coming to your home.
Martha is a very intuitive, miracle worker!! I adopted a 1-year old rescue a year ago, so sweet and what seemed a perfect fit. After a couple of weeks, she woke up and was a holy terror - a nightmare to walk, lunging, barking and disturbing the neighbors. I did some private lessons, and enrolled in a highly regarded school specializing in positive dog training. I had a "reactive" dog and everything seemed to set her off. The teachers were very nice, but after hundreds of dollars and several sessions of Growly Dog, and BAT Clinic, there was only the very slightest improvement. I still had to plan my walks, avoiding all of the triggers...which was pretty much everything. The whole business was exhausting. Finally, I called Martha :>) She spent hours with us, explaining what was going on with my sweet girl, what we were doing right and what wasn't working...and then we took to the street. She spoke with my neighbor explaining my dogs behavior and let him know it was all going to be a thing of the past. She visited the other dogs on the street, the kids, a bicyclist, crows, squirrels...my dog shook like a leaf, but eventually calmed down. I saw my dog transform right in front of my eyes, becoming happy and relaxed and walking pretty. Two days later, I am reaping the benefits of Martha's visit. Still a work in process, but I have enjoyed our walks, and I feel free to walk where I choose. We were able to quietly walk near a small dog tonight that has always been on the receiving end of my dogs bark. We were both happy. Thank you Martha!!
What a great experience using Ada with Riverside dog training. She has taught us the valuable tools we need to get through this puppy stage :-)
We took our 18 month old put bull for training. Anne was very informative and helpful gave my wife and I tons of handouts to help us to continue our training at home between lessons and to continue now. Rusty when he first started his training couldn't even see a dog without getting anxious and start barking and lunging. Now after 4 weeks he will allow dogs to walk by withing about 6 feet without him even caring and we actually took him camping over labor day and the campsite on both sides of us had dogs and he didn't have one outburst. Also rusty now walks nice on a leash with us. If your dog as any behavioral issues or just want to add more training to your dog's repertoire than I highly suggest Anne. You won't find anyone more knowledgeable patient and also affordable than her. Thank you again Anne or and Kirby for putting up with Rusty'a nonsense
Cindy knows so much! She was so helpful; my puppy is so much more obedient even just after the first session. I will definitely continue to ask Cindy for help with all of my dog training needs.
We are so happy that we found Wendy to help us with our 100 pound mastiff mix. Before we started training, our dog pulled us everywhere, was nervous around other dogs and people, and we were afraid to take her anywhere off leash because she never came when called. After completing our training, we have a completely new dog! I can't believe that she will heel beside me off leash even with other people and dogs around us! I'm so happy that we can finally trust our dog and give her the freedom she deserves. Thanks, Wendy! You're the best!
We love Zoom Room! The staff are amazing, especially Olivia at the front desk! The owner Cheryl is truly a gifted dog trainer and an all-around awesome person. Zoom Room offers numerous classes and you will find no trainer more dedicated to you and your pup than Cheryl; she has taught me so much about being a good handler and my dog Xedo loves her. Xedo has excelled at Agility under her awesome direction and insight. Even now, while he is recovering from ACL surgery, Cheryl has been so awesome, checking on him and offering ideas and encouragement. Cheryl is going to help us build strength in his knee, by utilizing one of her class specialties, “Puplates”! Best of all Zoom Room is a community gathering place where like-minded, fun loving dog owners and their awesome pups can meet up; whether it’s for "Agility League Night" (a friendly competition for pups and their peeps!) or celebrating while playing games and enjoying lite fare. Xedo even had his 6th birthday party at Zoom Room! Boy was that fun!! We have so many favorite events at Zoom Room it's hard to name them all! Cheryl is so awesome at putting together parties to celebrate every new season, including holiday photos shoots for pups and their owners. There is no better training studio around! If you are looking for a great community to connect with while learning tons about training your dog and having lots of fun while doing it, look no further! Zoom Room is perfect!
Our Lucy is quite sweet but also a very rambunctious Australian Cattle dog. This combined with her stubbornness and physical strength, she was out of control. Thankfully I found Alex. He is great! Right from the start he had Lucy following his commands. Lucy now sits / stays and comes when I call her. We are working on walking without pulling on the leash. It’s wonderful to see the changes with her. He loves dogs and they love him. I highly recommend Alex. I can’t say it enough, he is great!
Karen did amazing work during the two weeks she had my dog for a board/train. My dog is a completely different dog while still being the super sweet dog that she was before.
Our experience with Latony's Dog Training so far has been exceptional! Very responsive, very professional and very compassionate toward dogs. During our initial meeting they focused on learning exactly what we are looking for in training our dog and are helping us to created a long-term plan. We can't wait to get started on this process!
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.
Margaret did a great job showing me just what it takes to become the alpha that my two dogs want to follow. She led by example and explained why she was doing the things she was doing, as she was doing them. It was a great help that she had given me a call prior and through about a half hour conversation got to know my two pups and our situation specifically, asking questions about details I would have never even thought of or considered. When Margaret arrived, she had a full page written out of notes she had taken from our phone conversation, and was thoroughly prepared for the lessons that laid ahead. She even had a print out of her 5 golden rules for us, each one being broken down into specific detail for my husband and I to follow. Many of the methods she taught were amazing to watch and I was able to see instant changes in my pups behaviors. She demonstrates thoroughly, then has you practice yourself until you get it down. She also brought us some bonus items, like lead ropes and a whistle etc. to help with our dogs training. Margaret is in no rush, she is there with you and is dedicated to you and your family. She dug deeper and deeper to get to the root of problems and find the best customized solutions. It was very clear that she was fully there and wasn't just dropping by for a paycheck. So far it has been just one week since she came to our home and worked with our family, and already I am seeing some positive changes in behavior. Margaret's program is easy to follow and easy to understand. You don't have to be a dog whisperer to have well behaved pups and a stress free environment with them. Can't wait to see how sticking to this program will help as time goes on! Thanks Margaret!
Angelica really cares about our dogs she has made progress with our hardest dog to walk where other people have failed. We have multiple dogs and she takes all of them into consideration. We HIGHLY recommend this person and we like the fact that it’s not all online we can converse with her if not in person at least over messenger
I am 110% satisfied with Vivians care of my pets while I was on vacation! She was courteous, punctual, reliable, obviously knowledgeable and just a real sweetheart! My pups and I liked her immediately! She even got my "shy" dog to actually leave the yard and go for a walk! I haven't been able to get her to willingly do that! Thank you, Vivian! She sent me periodic status updates and pictures! When I got home she took time to "educate" me on some techniques for continuing the training she had done with my shy dog and she will be coming back for further training sessions! I am grateful I found Vivian and will highly recommend her to friends and family! Thank you Vivian from me and Autumn, and Summer, and Dinah!
I highly recommend Aisha! She has done outstanding work last year with my 3 month old male dobie. The board and train option was the perfect choice to develop Bodhi into a well-mannered and confident puppy! She truly cares about both you and your pet by teaching you how to become a strong leader for your pet. As Bodhi grows up, I know I have the knowledge and tools that Aisha provides to ensure his continued growth and maturity into adulthood and an important member of society! Thank you Aisha!!!
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.
Genaviv is an expert at organizing. She came over to clean and organize files and my closet. Not a single surface was left untouched, and my closet has never been so uncluttered. In addition, she noticed my dog pacing and even let her out to use the restroom while she worked. Her attention to detail and expert skills were so appreciated!
Maggi McClure is a certified dog trainer (CPDT), and she holds a professional membership with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. For over 15 years, Maggi has been coaching people and their dogs in a broad capacity. She has taught and trained family dog obedience at some of the top training and boarding kennels in Western Washington both as a staff trainer and head trainer. Maggi assisted and taught agility for the Rainier Agility Team and MAC Agility Center. As a head trainer at the Canine Country Club, she created a new training program that focused on the use of positive feedback to the dog for behavioral issues, socialization, and manners. Maggi now resides on Vashon Island where she offers her training services to the island community and surrounding Puget Sound area. In-home consultations, teaching classes and coaching other canine professionals has all been part of her path as a trainer. Maggi has also worked as a commercial and movie animal trainer, and she has trained for companies such as Panasonic, Warner Brothers, Iams, and PetSmart. With such a broad background in training and her experience competing and teaching in agility, herding, and having two Delta Society therapy dogs, Maggi brings both a high-skill level and a creative approach in helping owners resolve issues or setting new goals for their pets. We offer creative solutions for you and your dog or puppy.
I will happily walk or sit your dog. I am available during Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends. I am friendly and responsible. I have a pet of my own, and I know that I would also like your pet in good hands.
I am a student, so I am always looking for extra work that does not interfere with school. I started just doing this work for family members when they left town and then the word got out and began doing it for family friends and so on.
I am retired, and I like medium to large dogs. I have grown up with large breeds in Alaska. I have walked and sat dogs when I was younger.