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Susie sets the bar for professional dog trainers. She is extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent communicator both with humans, dog and I must add cats! We've made amazing progress with our two new pups in just 24 hours. Susie gives you the skills necessary to feel confident about creating the best home environment for you and your pets.
Carolyn is a great and patient trainer. My dog is a work in progress but progress is what we are getting with Carolyn.
At first we decided to go with a different trainer. We spent $1250.00 just to get our dog back displaying the same behaviors as he left with along with some new odd habits. Our dog Jaws would bark in the crate for hours, when he was out he would fine any and everything to get into. We started looking for a trainer and we found one that was close to our home, and they seemed to have a great training facility. Well less than 24 hours after we brought Jaws home we noticed he was jumping up at the counter for food, he knocked over the trash can and was digging through it. Then we put him in his crate, and I'm not sure how he did it but he escaped and scratched a 17inch hole in the door located in the "crate room". We were not pleased that we spent so much money and our dog came home worse off than he started. That's when we heard about thumbtack from a friend. They said it has tons of services offered by trusted businesses where you can actually see the reviews made by other clients. So we began our search for a dog trainer. We received about 6 different quotes, the first time we went with a "kennel" type boarding place and we saw the result. So this time we wanted something more "homey" so Jaws wouldn't have such a hard time adjusting to his new environment. We decided to use YBFDH. For two weeks Jaws was there, we had contact everyday with the trainer and got photo and video updates as well. We went to visit with Jaws two times and that went well also. When we picked him up they reminded us we have 4 in home lessons free of charge should we need it. We took Jaws home and when he got there he went right to his crate to lay down, with the door open mind you. About 40 min later he came out got some water and whined by the back door. We let him out. To our surprise there was no clawing at the door to come back in, no loud barking, no trash digging, no jumping...all the things we asked to be worked on seemed to be handled. About a week after we brought Jaws home, the trainer gave us a call to see if we wanted to set up the in home lessons. We said we didn't think it was needed at this time, they informed us that the lessons never expire so if we change our mind to give them a call. This was a nice experience from start to finish, I only wish we had found them sooner. Jaws is a happy 2year old Doberman pincher. And we just love him so much!
I hired Kim to help me train my young puppy whom I'd already somewhat spoiled. I was looking for help with puppy biting and jumping, setting rules and making him understand them and sticking to obedience training, which I find sorta boring. Kim was working the second she stepped through my door, showing me how to deal with the jumping and explaining my dog's body signals to me. She was funny and interesting to work with, not only told me what to do but WHY it works and went a step beyond what I'd gotten from trainers in dog class as far as connecting the pieces for me. She demoed every trick and technique she was showing me and made me feel like I can easily incorporate her tips into our daily life. I am very excited that I now have a more interesting approach to training my pup. I was a bit overwhelmed by all the information at the end of our time together and I think Kim could tell because she summed up what things I will need to work on with him. She gave me a clear plan of when I'd hear from her next so we could discuss challenges and progress and gave me options for working for her in the future if I chose to. I am definitely going to work with Kim again to see if I can improve the relationship between my dog and my boyfriend's dog and teach my pup how to nicely walk on a loose leash.
I would highly recommend using this service if you would like help training your dog. The trainer is awesome and made the experience fun for both our puppy and us. We learned so much and feel like it was just what we needed to get us off to a good start.
Michelle is an absolute wonderful trainer.........my 2 dogs have completely flipped 100% into completely different dogs.......when my 2 dogs first met Michelle they literally wanted to attack/ kill her .......we have been working with Michelle for 3 lessons. Both my dogs now can be approached by Michelle with no problems what so ever......they give kisses ....let her let them .....i can now walk both of them at the exact same time with no issues of pulling me......let me remind you my dogs are 80lbs and 105lbs ......so to be able to now walk both with out them pulling me is a miracle !!! We've had issues with our dog Hayzel being aggressive when it came to meeting new people and Michelle has been working with us to improve that and take it away completely......i am sooooooo Happy to have found Michelle to help me with both of our dogs !!!!! I don't know what I would do with out her ......probably be stressed out big time !!! She's amazing and she knows exactly what she's doing, so if you're looking for someone who is willing to help you please choose Michelle!!! She is our Miracle !!! 🤗🤗
Lynn is an amazing dog trainer and she has changed our lives in only a few sessions:)
Before we met Anna, my wife and I were ready to surrender our dog Zoey to the Washington County Humane Society. Zoey destroyed many things in our home to include bedsheets, comforters, sofa cushions, draperies, shoes, shirts, a recliner, four leashes and three pet harnesses, and that's not the complete list. Zoey was unable to walk with anything other then a 15' cable. She exhibited intense stress, fear, and anxiety. It was so bad that she would pull, tug, and bite on my carhartt jacket. ( thanks for making such a durable jacket carhartt! Lol). It was literally a tug a war every time we tried to take her out for exercise. Anna, discovered, and taught us so many valuable things about Zoey's condition that we were able to come up with a plan of how to work with in Zoey's comfort levels and now Zoey walks with a leash not a cable! She walks right next to my leg with plenty of slack in the leash, she does not exhibit any signs of anxiety anymore. I believe It is realistic to say Anna saved Zoey, not only from going back to the humane society but due to Anna's experience, education, and knowledge with dog psychology, dog behavior, and her understanding of the breeds; how they act and react in social situations, all this gave Zoey a better more calm and fulfilling life. I call Anna the "Saint of Dogs", and I think she has earned this title in the way she genuinely cares for and about animals and how they interact and coexist with humans. I strongly recommend Anna to everyone in need of dog obedience training and behavior modification training for their four legged friends. Sincerely, James & Aly Krieser
Jennifer is a fantastic dog trainer! Very clear and concise during classes, and definitely has a great connection with all canines! My Fezzik is learning SO much so quickly! :)
Carol is a fabulous trainer and pet caregiver! She has helped me with some tough behavioral problems. She works really hard to help you have a great, healthy relationship with your dog. I have seen her completely turn around some very difficult dogs who would certainly have been put down without her help. She has also watched my dogs many times and I trust her with them 100%!!
We worked with Sarah for 6 weeks with our dog, Diggie, on his visitor anxiety at our home. She was quick to diagnosis Diggie's issues and came every week ready with strategies and tools to help us. Sarah was always professional and knowledgable, answering all our questions, while still making us feel very comfortable with what we needed to do and providing us with feedback. After the 6 weeks, Diggie has come a long way, mastering basic commands that will help his anxiety and a plan to continue his progress. We would definitely recommend her to anyone who loves their dogs, but not their behaviors.
Victoria is one of the most dedicated dog trainers and breeders I know. She has so many top working dogs, If you have a breed that you would like to compete with,Victoria is the trainer, and breeder you would want to go to.
Leslie is by far the best dog trainer we have encountered and we have been through plenty ! She has a unique and uncanny understanding of dogs and their behaviors. She has a quiet yet firm way of training, showing that you don't have to be harsh with your dog to train it. She does a pretty good job of training the owners too! She has also alerted us to health issues with our dog on 2 separate occaisions allowing us to get veterinarian care much sooner. If you are looking for a dog trainer go with Leslie! Couldn't recommend her more!
Jennifer is a great trainer, very insightful in the ways that dogs think and feel. My dog and I have attended training classes before, but there were a few behaviors I wanted to work on. Working one on one and at home is great, as there are less distractions than working in a large class. In all a very positive experience for my dog and I; he gets rewarded for his good behavior and I'm less stressed because he's doing what I want him to do! Jennifer's positive reenforcement methods are easy to learn and work great!
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.
Mindful Dog Training provides a customized program tailored to you and your dog. We address the imediate concerns while also building on the basics that will serve as the frame work for the relationship and perhaps more advanced training for fun or utility. My most commonly used approach is: See, Mark, Reward, (see a good behavior, mark it with verbal cue and reward with praise-pets- and treats) but also often use combinations of tools and techniques as the situation requires. Every dog is different, every situation is different. Some dogs would greatly benefit from a group class, but need help getting under control enough to attend class. We work together to get your pack on track and then explore what local resources you would need or simply like to use. If you have an extreme situation I have contacts with specialists in the area and will happily refer you to them. One size rarely fits all. Most important is - that you and your pack get the answers you need, I am a lighthouse on the journey.
I did board and train with my girl Lucy. It was pricey but it was the best money I ever spent on my dog. I have been to 2 other trainers prior to meeting Kristi. She really helped me with Lucy wanting to drag me on walks and bark and lunge at other dogs and people. I now enjoy walks. If you want training from Canine Composure just bite the bullet and do it. Not only did she fix my dog but she also really helped me.
Ellen is one of the most sought-after experts in the North Shore and surrounding suburbs! She is the go-to professional for any and all of my dog-related issues. She is unlike any trainer we've worked with -- she understands exactly what each individual dog needs and trains US how to transform our companions into best-behaved pets possible.
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My services include dog training, walking and care taking available from an experienced dog handler in the AKC confirmation show rings, and with working canines, specifically military, police and service for the disabled.
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We are Mobile dog trainers- We come to you! We give you one on one training with the socializtion your canine friend needs! Our programs are catered to your need and your dogs needs!