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Sylvia is super knowledgeable with dogs. She understands the psychology of dogs and really helped us with our dog's behavior! We found her to be super efficient and gave us a lot of help in training our dog. When she walked through the door, my dog immediately behaved and did exactly what Sylvia asked of him. She worked on our dog's barking, and other behavior. We immediately saw results in the first hour, and continue to see improvement after she left. She was extremely gentle , and uses only positive reinforcement with our dog. She also answered our many phone calls to her afterwards and she was always gracious. We like her very much and will not hesitate recommending her. Jim from Redmond, WA
I have 2 rescue chis and one shows dog on dog aggression, dog to person aggression, fearful and reactive small dog syndrome, stranger danger issues and a list of others small issues. After a very thorough phone consultation we made an appt to come to my home I got effective methods that were easy to follow and have gotten immediate results. Ive been on my own only 1 day since martha left and I have started to exercise several modifications on my own and I can see the behaviour change, such as waiting at the door until I give permission to exit, not jumping up on the couch uninvited, barking at lots of little noises and he listens to me and my leadership carries much more weight now. Martha audio tapes your sessions and leaves you the tapes to review. I also video taped them and have been reviewing segments in the last day which is helpful. She comes just one time and addresses everything at that visit. And it is effective to do it that way. It probably costs less and it takes less time out of everyones schedule. I like getting it done in one shot. For her level of experience and the effectiveness of her teqnique she is a good value. She understands the psychology of the dog, the "why" and gets to the root of that as opposed to just "training". Its not about just the dog changing, you as the leader have to change too and she shows you exactly how to do that. Follow up phone calls are included so if something isnt working quite right or something else arrises she can coach you over the phone if you call her. I am so glad I did this. I know that soon I wont have to worry about my dog nipping at strangers, or barking non-stop everytime someone comes to the door, or growling at my husband when he comes to bed or attacking my other chi. Thanks Martha!
I love her energy, her positive approach and her professionalism. I love that she is able to tailor the training to my dog and my'son specific goals and needs.
Cindy Wilson is an excellent dog trainer. She even trained my dog to ring the bill to let me know when he wants to go out. I still call her till this day when I have dog training questions. Even though she's now in another state. I highly recommend her services.
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!
I use Nancy's services and expertise regulary. She is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and professional....as well as fun! She takes her job seriously and creates genuine relationships with both pets and parents of pets. She always goes out of her way to make sure my cat is healthy and loved, and honestly, I think she knows my cat better then I do! She can understand what my cat is communicating at a whole different level then I do! She has often detected something wrong with my cat that requires attention to finer details that I would've otherwise paid no attention to. I appreciate and trust her gut instinct and her gift at researching to see if there is any validity to her suspicions on my cat's needs and health. In the past I had a dog she also took care of. She was very close to him and took care of him so kindly and compassionately in his old age with all of his special needs and medications. It made me feel so safe leaving my dog at home during the day knowing that he'd have special care throughout the day and Nancy's good company. I HIGHLY recommend Nancy and Curlette's Critter Care.
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.
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!
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!
Laura has extensive knowledge with all breeds of dogs and is a miracle worker. She found my chocolate lab for me, brought him home at 6 weeks, raised him, and trained him to be a top notch epilepsy detection dog. He has even begun to alert on things outside of his training. She also has vast knowledge of the veterinary field which I found and still find very comforting. My dog has completed training and Laura is still more than happy to help me in any way and answer any questions I have. Thank you Laura!
Galahad worships Prescott and I adore my Golden Galahad. To see my puppy obey every one of Prescott's commands, given so quietly and with such gentle authority, is so reassuring. Prescott helps my pup feel relaxed and secure. I have learned so much from Prescott and I have tried to mirror his methods. Now Galahad and I have a perfect relationship and I credit Prescott for making what I thought was a well trained dog into the best companion ever. Thanks Prescott, you are the best!!!
My pets love her and always look forward too seeing her. My cat is really shy but will actually bounce of the stairs when he hears her. My dog loves their walks and it's nice to have someone look after them when I have to go to the hospital again.
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.
She's been great for me! She walks dogs, sometimes feeds them. She also occassionally cares for cats. She brings the newspaper in from the driveway & the emptied trash cans from the street. She does a good job, seems to care about her work, and is very reliable.
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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.