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Susie was fantastic to say the least! Our black lab is truly our fur baby and, while we have tried hard to make him well behaved, we definitely needed a refresher in our training and Susie did just that! We wanted to work on leash training, behavior in the car and boundary training. Susie took the time to explain each to us and within a couple of hours, it was like we had a totally different dog. She left us with some "homework" and in just a few days, our dogs behavior is amazing. With her techniques and suggestions, she has made our happy puppy so much more well mannered and a much better listener. We took all of her suggestions to heart and my husband and I feel confident in what we have to do to work with him in the future. I would suggest Susie's guidance and expertise to anyone and cannot thank her enough for her help! Thank you, Susie for you help and we hope you come visit us soon! Kurt, Alicia and Remi
I adopted a dog who turned out to have no manors and had protection issues with different things such as food and water bottles. He had been shuffled from shelter to shelter and never had a loving home or anyone to teach him basic manors. I decided it was best to get a professional involved as he was very hard to handle! I took sye to private and group training with Kristi Logterman and had great results! Sye now has basic manors and even some more advanced skills as well. Kristi took the time to explain exactly how to handle situations and she also gave us great information on how dogs think vs how humans think. She always had lots of ideas and tricks so if one thing didn't work she would suggest another way. This really helped in the training process! I would recommend anyone to Kristi! 😊
So far we have had two dog training sessions with Carolyn and they have gone very well. She provided good training tips as well as other helpful information to help keep our dog healthy and intellectually stimulated. The positive dog training approach is just what we were looking for!
We sent our Akita Davie all the way from Colorado to be boarded for training at YBFDH! He was becoming very aggressive with other dogs, and started growling at our grandson. We did our research and spoke to a few friends from Colorado and our niece from Chicago. She recommended YBFDH as they trained her labridoodle. We were hesitant to send him to another state but she assured us he would be well taken care of. Our niece went to visit with him while he was training and she told us how well he was doing. The trainer kept in contact with us over the two weeks and sent us photos and videos of Davie with her 6 year old daughter cuddling and it seemed to be a good thing. Davie has been home for about a month and a half now and we are so pleased with his training, he sleeps on the couch with our grandson when he comes over, he never pulls anymore on the leash. He's just totally transformed! We are very greatful! Great program!
Belinda is amazing!!! She does a wonderful job with both our dogs! She's even made them peanut butter puppy cookies. She gives us daily updates after her visit and sends photos. She even started training our one pup to sit before crossing the street! She is reliable, professional, trustworthy and a genuine lover of animals. Belinda is the best!
First off, Christy is amazing! She is very professional and cares about dogs deeply. I contacted Christy because I have a 46 pound Pitbull named Layla who is very reactive/aggressive towards other dogs and was seeking training/behavior classes. What Christy found was and reassured me of, was that Layla was not aggressive at all and that as a dog, she did not want to be. Rather, Christy said that she was very insecure of herself and I found that to be very true!! During session 2, Christy brought along her dog Mazzei and after only 3 sessions, Layla was able to co-exist with her PEACEFULLY!! It is truly amazing and I would have never been able to imagine that Layla would be able to be around another dog. Added bonus: Christy massages Layla when she is in distress which teaches her to calm down and it has been a huge help! Christy gives my boyfriend and I expert direction on how to properly train Layla as well as weekly "homework" assignments. Although we are still continuing training with Christy and onto our fourth week, we have found her to be a huge help and couldn't imagine the way Layla is now without her. I HIGHLY recommend Christy for training, behavior modification, and canine massage for your furbabies. You will not regret it!! If I could, I would rate her 10 stars! Do yourself a favor and hire Christy...like NOW! :)
Kim was fantastic! She gave us great ideas on training 2 puppies. We highly recommend her :)
Working with Elena was an amazing experience. Not only is she well informed on dog behavior and training, Elena also answered any questions I had about her methods. She even informed me on how to reinforce her training and tricks I could teach on my own.
Here is a little history, we adopted a tree walker coonhound from a shelter in Tennessee and brought him home to Wisconsin. The first month was ok as we all got adjusted to each other. There were counter surfing, mouthing and dominance issues from the beginning. We knew we had a stubborn ALPHA, ALPHA male but we were working through it. The dog and I had an altercation over a rawhide where he became very aggressive and tried to bite me. From that day forward he would try to attack me unsolicited any time he saw me or heard my voice. It got so bad I would have to lock myself in a room so my wife could let him out. I am 6',1" tall and 220 lbs, this is the first time in my life with all the dogs I've owned that I was afraid of a dog. We talked to many behaviorist's whom all said we should just rehome the dog and had no answers for us. I was determined not to give up and make things work because I knew that this was a good dog deep down inside. That is when I was recommend to Shelly at "Hair of the dog that bit ya". I got a great feeling from her right away on the phone and was intrigued by her explanation of how she handles her training of dogs (it was a much different approach from what I was hearing from everyone else). This is a large breed hunting dog who is aggressive and she knew exactly how to handle it. She came out the very next morning to a situation where everyone in the house was uneasy and afraid of this dog who now was in total control of the situation. Long story short after two hours Shelly had broken the dog had him taking commands from both my wife and myself. We felt like we had our lives back and believe it or not the dog seemed happier that he now knew the pecking order. This was truly a Christmas miracle for my entire family. The picture attached is from the same day where that morning my dog wanted to kill me and what he was like by the afternoon! I cannot thank Shelly enough and I am so excited for our new life together with Bohannon. Todd & Shelly Bloom
Emily trained me and made me the dog walker I am today! I've learned so much from her and enjoyed working with her. When I would shadow her and meet her furry friends, they all loved her and really listened to her. The pawrents were also always involved as well and appreciated her going out of her way for their pets, from birthday gifts, discussing cares/suggestions, and last minute needs!
I have trained threw different dogs with A plus two puppies and one rescued adult. Each of them learned so much as did I from Lindy and her staff! They clearly love animals and know what to do or say to help each individual and situation. Great puppy classes for learning different training techniques socialization and basic obedience. All of my dogs learned good basic obedience each in their own way as Lindy knows how to adjust the technique correction and praise to each individual dog wether they are easy going stubborn or shy. Advanced classes are fun and offer continuing training and bonding with you dog! Love A plus and would recommend any one with a dog young or old train there!
Have not experienced Carols expertise on dog training yet, but thumbtack app wants me to rate anyways. Carol has gone out of her way to contact me for a phone converstion and has been very patient w my unavailabilty. As for thumbtacts rating i would say 3 stars which a 5 star waiting for the app to allow u to schedule these appointments threw the app making all the phone calls a unnessacary step. Hope to see u soon ped pet dog training !
Jeanie Murray: Well, seven years ago Tom McMurchie worked with me and my 1-year old Labradoodle, Rush, in Phoenix AZ. I don't have adequate words to explain how wonderful the experience was. Tom was knowledgeable, professional, patient, humane, and just darn perfect. He trained me as well to make Rush an awesome, well-mannered family member. Then, Tom moved to Chicago. Rush is 8 years old (still perfect), but Tom has always been available for me to talk to him on the phone with dog-training advice. Then we brought a second Labradoodle into our home at 8 weeks old, Reagan. Do I ever wish Tom was still here to work with me and Reagan, who is a work in progress (almost 3 years old now). Actually, Tom did advise from afar when I had questions about Reagan. If you are looking for that perfect person to work with you and your dog, don't look any further than Tom McMurchie. Thanks, Tom!
Brittany helped us with basic dog training but also tips to reduce reactivity. She's very personable and fun to work with. Our dog especially looked forward to our training sessions together
I could not say enough good things about working with Stephanie when it came to training my dog. I have a rambunctious bulldog who's a year and a half. Nothing but behavioral problems, nipping, chewing things, eating things, and not coming when called. She was always on time, patient with my dog and myself, and made me feel comfortable with having her take care of my pup. I would HIGHLY recommend having her train your dog. I was thoroughly impressed to say the least!! I fully intend on utilizing this training in the future with future dogs as well.
Great extra service added by YBFDH!! This place was really great with working out our dogs aggression, and then when we were ready they helped us get him certified as an emotional support dog. I noticed a review on here or their other page stating that a dog had been in a fight. I am the owner of the second dog in this " fight". The story in the review below is inaccurate. The owner of YBFDH acted as any business owner would in the situation that was presented. I think it is malicious and frankly disgusting to post such a review. YBFDH/AT YOUR SERVICE has been a god send for our family! If you're not satisfied with your experience I will reimburse you for your training costs!
Paige helped me win my new lab puppy. She was very patient and even involved my daughter in the training. During the training Paige was always available to answer questions and went above and beyond and has allowed us to email her even now if we reach a sticky spot. Things with Bella have been great in the house and I look forward to purchasing more training from Paige in the future.
In the first year of his life, my Great Dane had worked his way through two dog trainers and five dog walkers. The latest trainer- a certified animal behaviorist, had recommended we put out 9 month old puppy on prozac. My husband and I were against the idea, but decided to have the conversation with our vet. He absolutely refused and then recommended we talk to Kyra. Fast forward two years. Thanks to Kyra (and Comfy K9s) we watched our misunderstood, misbehaved puppy grow into a respectful, loving, well behaved family member. When it comes to training, except to work. Kyra takes her role very seriously. She wont let you fail your dog. The number one thing that separates her from any other trainer, behaviorist, dog walker- I've worked with is her passion. She wants to help and she'll get it done any way it takes. She reads. She studies. She asks questions. The training is customized to your dogs individual needs. And, she truly cares about you and your dog. When everyone gave up on our dog, she was there. Shes reliable. I know I can call her anytime and Comfy K9s will take care of us. (They're actually on my emergency contact list!) Kyra is trustworthy. Shes genuine. She will make your dog shine.
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I offer in home training solutions for a happy and well balanced k-9 companion. I use a variety of methods to match the training to the dog for positive results.
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With an animal behavior degree and experience in a wildlife rehabilitation center and dog daycare/boarding facility, I can provide the best care for your animal. This includes pet sitting, training, walking and more, with one-on-one attention!