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I reached out to Mary in desperation because of my 6 year old boxer. He has serious aggression towards other dogs since he was 2 years old. My boxer and I have had two previous dog trainers in the past with no luck on solving his aggression issue, that is until I met Mary from Dogology. She came over to my house and asked me questions about our way of living. She made some real simple suggestions and I followed her advice. Once we had him crate trained and walking on the treadmill multiple times a day she suggested the best way to get to my dogs root problem would be going to the dog park. I was hesitate but I trusted her and I am glad I did. Long story short we have had 3 sessions at the dog park and his behavior has completely changed. The last session the muzzle came off and he did amazing! For the first time since he was a puppy he was able to be part of a pack and play with dogs as I've always dreamed. We still have a lot of work to do with my boxer but this is the first time in years that I am hopeful for our future. Mary is very talented , loving and laid back individual that has a lot of experience and knowledge to bring to the table. I can't express enough the level of gratitude I have for what she has done for me and my dog thus far.
I highly recommend Kathy at Wilram Kennels for both dog training and boarding. She has the expertise to change a sloppy sit into a precise one, to mold a loose turn into a sharp one, to change a haphazard heel pattern into meticulous team work. Her experience and knowledge allows her to motivate the dogs to enjoy their work while they learn it correctly. The dogs come away from her sessions with confidence, and a keen desire to please. Her skill and proficiency allow her to train dogs of all levels, from the timid to the intense and powerful, from the beginning to the highest levels of training. Kathy is very capable with a high work ethic.
Robert has been helping train our German Shepherd Nuschka, since she was only 4 months old. At first we started with visits every fortnight to do basic training skills with her, which she picked up very fast. In between visits Robert gave us "homework" - training instructions to keep going with Nuschka until our next visit. We altered training with behavioral corrections, which within 5 minutes of Roberts training, Nuschka had already picked up and learnt what needed to be done. For eg. She started jumping our front fence and wandering the street early in the morning. After just 5 minutes of Roberts Training, Nuschka has not even considered jumping that fence again. Robert is amazing at what he does, he calls regularly to check up on how training is going and offers advice over the phone. He was very quick to offer guidance after a serious dog attack on Nuschka, which resulted in us having a better balanced dog after something so traumatic. Without Robert, I know our dog would never of had the opportunity to learn the things she has. Only today we started working on her search and rescue skills and will soon get into some protection work, which is a lot of fun for us, and Nuschka. The thing I absolutely love about Roberts training, is that he comes to your house, your own environment and he trains us, the humans, rather then just the dog. This gives us the skill set and confidence to continue to train future dogs to come, with the knowledge Robert has provided us with. Nuschka is now 8 months old, and we will continue to have training from Robert as there is always something new that can be taught! I happily refer Robert daily on our trips to the dog park when others comment on how amazing it is to have a dog listen to commands and act upon them. Robert is the real deal when it comes to training your dog and affordable!
Really great information for myself and my family regarding dealing with our newly adopted dog. Training him will be a process but she has instilled in us a confidence that he (and we) will succeed! We are excited to continue our training/learning with Jessica!
I am happy to recommend Darcy at Pawsitive Difference Dog Training. I picked out a two year old border collie last Christmas from the Humane Society, and he was definitely a wild crazy man! Totally over the top. Over this past year, I got him settled down on almost everything, but I was having trouble with him reacting to other dogs. It was down right embarrassing and limited where I could go with him. For trying to fix that one habit, I've been through four other trainers. I can now walk up to other dogs and have him be friendly 90% of the time. Darcy just corrected a couple of things I was doing and guaranteed results! Super happy!
Karen has a gift with dogs. She is a dog whisperer; she loved our dog and dog loved her instantly. Having Karen watch our dog is so superior to a kennel. Our dog was in familiar surroundings, well cared for, and loved while we were away. And, we felt like our home was secure too while we were away. We were pleasantly surprised when we got home to find the house was spotless, the laundry was done, and the dishes were all put away. Hiring Karen to watch our dog was the best move we have ever made.
Chaun is the most incredible trainer. From the very beginning she calmed our worries about our dog's behaviors that were troubling us by teaching us the reasons for her behavior. Her approach to training is to educate you about the reason dogs think and act the way they do, and then following that with a logical and simple method to work with the dog's mind instead of against it. Our Gracie responded to her immediately and we were shocked to see instant changes that we never thought possible. Where would we be without our Chaun?! Every session we learn something new, and her knowledge and contagious positive attitude keeps us looking forward to every moment we have with her.
Jean and her partner Nancy have been more than helpful with our pet issues. They are prompt and professional. They are very knowledgable and effective in their training of us and our dogs. I have recommended them to others in my community.
basic training, everything from board and train to fun sports training classes. Amy really finds a way understand why your dog is doing something to better train them not to do it. For instance my dog trips me while walking on a leash, she understood that my dog has a lack of confidence and that to fix that issue we must give him opportunities to gain confidence. Really a unique and loving way to train your best friend and you. I have watched her deal with other dogs that have way deeper issues and dogs most people would put down, she completely transforms them. The day I see a dog she gives up on will be the day pigs fly.
I hired Nick to find a dog as a diabetic alert dog. He interviewed many breeders and came home with the puppy he thought would have the perfect temperament for the task. Amazing. This man could see in a puppy what could be a life saving animal. With some training and a little "boot camp" my Cooper has turned out to be more then an alert dog but the most precious gift in my life. I refer people to Nick as easy as breathing. He is gifted beyond belief. Debra Brocato, Portland, OR
I love the fact that we have an indoor option for bad weather and outdoor big grassy area in good weather. The instructors are very knowledgeable about obedience as well as behaviors, and they always have tips that help out a ton with our training and home life. We had a 5 week course with about 8 dogs in our class. There were 2 instructors that helped out everyone in class. I learned so much and had lots of fun and loved the socialization for my puppy. I would highly recommend this class to anyone that needs to train their dog.
A small, locally owned and run business is headed by an animal behaviorist and trainer. Along with helping dogs and puppies have a fun, social experience, we can teach your dog everything, from basic obedience to agility, service dog skills and personal protection, as well as correct behavioral issues, including aggression.
I dog sit your furry friend and work with your canine on basic obedience techniques. I also will walk and exercise your dog.
Well I would like to do more hands on work. Nothing where you stand with a mic all day and ask people what they would like off the menu. Cubical jobs aren't preferred either. I don't like to sit all day.
I have worked for a vet to where I have learned animal behavior. I have raised and trained Jack Russell dogs. I have followed Ceasar's training methods. Walking and working with dogs is my passion.
I am a certified dog trainer. I do pet/house sitting. I provide all care, including medications given to all pets. I will also water the plants, bring garbage can onto the street and do mail check. I will even park my car in the driveway and leave it there so it looks like someone is home at all times.
I will come to your home and take care of your pets and watch your home while you are gone. I am honest and reliable.
I can walk large or small dogs. Excellent care and affection is given to your dog's needs. I'll come to you or meet you wherever you want.
I have a very good feeling about dogs and handlers. I get why you are having your problems.
I will walk, feed your dog and play with your dog. Whatever your want me to do. I'm very good with dog's I've had 6 dog's in my life. I will be starting school this summer to become a dog trainer. If you have any questions feel free to email or call me.