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"I put my young black lab
in for training October 25, 2014, I picked her up on November 10, 2014. On my intake form I wrote the specific" problems I was having with
(counter surfing, severe separation anxiety), which I presumed would be addressed, based on the description offered by
above.
was the trainer who provided me the orientation at pickup. I was not impressed with what
had learned, not
's unprofessional manner.
appeared extremely lethargic and though responsive to
's instructions, she was slow to react, and he had to tell her "no" multiple times to get her to lie down or stay. Mind you, this was in an interior room, with no windows and no distractions, after more than 14 days of "intensive training". As
and I were leaving,
told me that "the xanax should wear off in a day or so." I did not think that was appropriate. After I took
home and went through the exercises with her, my dissatisfaction with the training provided intensified. I contacted
, via Angies List, immediately. I requested a meeting with him. My request for this meeting was so that he could go through
's lessons with her and tell me if what she knew is all she should know from his program.
responded promptly, and I met with him and his head trainer,
the following day. I was informed that
's "joke" was just that, and that what
had learned was as they expected.
went through some exercised with
and she responded better with him than with
, but her reactions were delayed and he also had to correct her multiple times.
told me
is stubborn.
offered to take
back into board & training for more work, but based on
's lethargy when I retrieved her and
's "joke" I did not feel comfortable leaving her there. I worked with
multiple times/day, and had many weekly follow-up classes with
. Each time, he commented that I shouldn't have to say "no" to her so much, and that she was a very stubborn labrador. I regularly asked what to do about the behavior I didn't like (stealing food from my childrens' hands, severe separation anxiety) and was given generalized ideas (keep in down stay --
wouldn't do that) . Nothing specific to address my major issues with her behavior. Eventually I had to make the difficult decision to find
a new home- her uncorrected behavior was putting my children's lives at risk. Specifically,
had to go everywhere with use because she'd freak out and tear at her crate trying to get at me. Then, when we arrived at our destination, I had to physically restrain
while my 5yo twins exited the car without me so she wouldn't bolt out. This put my children at risk- them out of the car and me in the car. I wrote via Angies List to
before I placed
in a rescue group, asking for a refund. This was 1/1/15.
responded 1/6 that I should contact
at the Garland office regarding my problems. I emailed
via their website, and didn't get a response. I surrendered
to rescue 1/16/15 and wrote to
via Angies' List requesting a refund again.
responded with
's email address. Today (1/26) I rec'd this email from
: Hi
, We are sorry that things did not work out with
. We do not issue refunds for training. We guarantee the dog will know the basic obedience commands on leash. We have extended free lessons to the rescue that took
in. While she stayed with us for a few days, we worked her. She did all the commands very well and played in the day care with no problems with other dogs. Sincerely,
I do not believe
trained my dog as advertised, and am unable to get a refund. I will not recommend
.

-Kristen H.

D
"talk about Terrible customer service. If they treat people that way I would hate to see how they are in class training you and your dog! If you don't want to" talk to people, post your class info on line and your prices.

-April C.

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Within a few weeks we have been able reach goals and find success training our boxer puppy with
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's help. He has been extremely helpful and direct about his goals. We are seeing great results from such a short time working with him. He definitely is very educated on what works and what does not. What we have learned is that consistency is the key and after that, it all falls into place. We would absolutely recommend his services and talents to anyone who is in need of a little help... We are definitely glad that we have crossed paths with him. He has changed our lives for sure!!!!
- Alice R.
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Wonderful experience for both me and dog. Course objectives were met.
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and staff are professionals with vast knowledge and experience of dog behavior. I am 100% satisfied. I will recommend
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to my friends.
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facility is large, clean, and well maintained.
Class involved 8 sessions with home exercises and practice each week. Individual assistance is provided if needed. I've used four other obedience training providers over the years and
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is by far the best. They are committed to positive outcomes for the dog.
- Toby S.
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We picked up a sad 2-year old dog from the shelter and introduced him to our small pack at home. He had been a stray and was exhibiting dominant actions against our other dogs and picking a few fights. We called
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at
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to come out to our house and work with us and him.
We are about an hour north of
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, but she had no qualms about driving out to our house. She explained her techniques and what she wanted to attain, while also explaining why our new dog was doing the things he was doing. Within the span of an hour she had him dramatically calmer and more responsive to our requests. She also did a wonderful job of correcting some of our bad habits which served only to confuse or exacerbate the issues.
Three months later, we have elected to send Ranger to "camp" at the
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facility. He will spend a couple of weeks there, working directly with
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to learn voice and hand commands and, hopefully, how to interact nicely with strange dogs. We have checked in on him a few times and are highly pleased with his progress.
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's training is
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to the work performed by
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and other natural approaches. She doesn't use treats or violence to obtain results and we love this about her!
- Jon T.
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is top notch. He loves dogs, he understands dogs, he can read dogs, and he can read the owners! What you get out of your dog is so much about what you put into them. The more you put into them, the happier you and they are, and your relationship can be one of the best you ever have.
His training style is reward and consequences, similar to what a good parent would be. Your pup does something good = reward. They don't....a small tug on the training collar. They want to please....they need to learn what you want them to do to please you, and you need to learn how to show them what you need. A happy dog is a dog that understands that they are NOT the alpha. A happy owner is one that knows how to be the alpha. If you can find this spot, you can have a dog that is well adjusted and lives a happy content life while bringing you tons of joy.
He is not for everyone. He requires you use a training (prong) collar. I appreciate that not everyone believes in them, but if you know how to use them they are very effective.....and if you use them correctly, they do not hurt the dog. I have used them on 4 of my GSDs, and once you settle in, it is very similar to a harness on a horse. They let the dog know which direction you are going, and what you want them to do.
He is a strong trainer with the people. He has no patience for handlers that say "my dog won't do it". The reason he is this way is people that get dogs that are not willing to put the time into training them tend to give them up because they are a "bad dog". They are not....they have a bad handler. It kills him that 11.5 million dogs are euthanized every year. 50% of dogs that are adopted, are euthanized. 3 milllion dogs a year that are under 1 year old have their owners give up on them. If you get a dog, you are responsible for training them....and it takes time and commitment. No excuses.
If you can handle this truth, he will teach you how to have a well adjusted dog. I have not one, but two GSDS pups that are 6 months old. I can take them anywhere......and people always comment on how well behaved they are. I am very proud of our work so far....and can't wait to see how far
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and I can take them!

- Paula E.
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is great! I love her style. She focuses on positive behavior training. She worked with my dogs on commands like, sit, stay, bed, off, come, find it, etc. We also worked on walking them.
My puppy was very young but still learned a lot. I plan on having her work with them again soon. She was very affordable ( we bought a package deal). Also she was very informative and provided some great information (such as where to buy harness and how to get a discount on my puppy's Spay).
- JEFFREY J.
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was amazing. I CANNOT RECOMMEND HER ENOUGH!
I contacted her regarding our dog who had slowly become what seemed shy and/or aggressive after we moved. She asked a ton of questions to get to know my dog and myself prior to making any suggestions. She gave me a few tips over the phone and then suggested the free evaluation. From there we decided to do a few 1:1 sessions to help train US on how to handle what was not aggression, but actually anxiety!
We loved working with
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so much, we signed up for the Basic Obedience class. All went phenomenal as expected and we plan on signing up for the intermediate class in the Spring. She is kind, intuitive, professional, experienced, extremely knowledgeable, and sincerely cares about you and your pup.
- Mollie E.
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I contacted the provider about socialization and training classes for my 14 week old puppy. The provider's website indicates that the puppy classes are for dogs up to 5 months and that classes are limited to no more than 8 dogs. The provider was responsive during our email exchange and I decided to enroll in a class. I was under the impression this was a puppy class with socialization opportunities since this is the service that I contacted this provider for. The first class was an orientation session with no dogs and we completed paperwork. The second class was the first session with dogs and that is when I realized that the class size was more than 8 dogs and was a mixed class with adult dogs and adolescent dogs under 1 year old. All dogs in the class were also medium and large size breed dogs. Since there was a significant age/size difference between my 4 pound puppy and the other dogs, it resulted in my puppy and I having to be isolated in a gated off area. We were isolated in this area and my puppy had no other dogs with her to socialize with and I could neither hear what the provider was saying nor benefit from the training that was going on between the provider and the other dogs in the group. From my perspective, I paid money for my puppy and I to be isolated in a gate area by ourselves for an hour and we didn't learn anything. I feel very mislead as what I received is not the service I believed I was signing up for. I signed up for a puppy class but instead this turned out to be a mixed class with adult and adolescent dogs and no dogs that were age/size appropriate for my puppy. I signed up for what I thought was a small class limited to no more than 8 dogs but there were more than 8 dogs in the class. Finally, the logistics and circumstances result in no active learning on my part or my puppies part. I expressed my disappointment to the provider in person and a few days later followed up with an email further expressing my dissatisfaction with the situation. I asked for a refund but the provider refused. I am willing to pay the provider for the two sessions attended but requesting a prorated refund as the service provided is not as advertised to me. I haven't heard back from the provider regarding the prorated refund.
- Jennifer U.
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The salesperson was very professional, the installer was very good at his job, the owner missed a couple of appointments to train my dog, but we had nice conversations anyway..
- Elizabeth B.

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4Paws Resort & Spa

21531 Strathern St
Canoga Park

ABBEY ABET DOGGY DUDE RANCH

30500 ROMERO CANYON RD
Castaic

Advanced K9 and Detection

33620 Mapleton
Murrieta

ALISOS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

22902 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo

All States K-9 Detection & Dog Training

4270 Artesia Ave
Fullerton

ALPHA Dog Training

592 Aspen Way
Upland

AngelDogs Foundation

18723 Via Princessa
Canyon Country

Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

1535 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles

Armenta Pet Academy

27665 Forbes Road
Laguna Niguel

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

8724 Monte Vista St
Rancho Cucamonga

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

18939 Nadal St
Canyon Country

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

3779 Sheldon Dr
Ventura

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

4288 Silverado Dr
Thousand Oaks

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

2502 Calle Jade
San Clemente

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

3170 Chestnut Ave
Long Beach

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

477 Rockman Way
Port Hueneme

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

6119 Annan Way
Los Angeles

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

6562 E Via Corral
Anaheim

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

PO Box 691501
West Hollywood

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

2502 Calle Jade
San Clemente

Beagle and Friends

24902 Hidden Hills rd.
Laguna Niguel

Blessed Dog

Long Beach

Bow Wow's & Whiskers Pet Care Company

3943 Irvine Blvd #414
Irvine

California Veterinary Specialists Inc

25100 Hancock Ave
Murrieta

CAMP CANINE PET RESORT & SPA

803 E MONTECITO ST
Santa Barbara

Camp Ilene

19060 State St
Corona

CAT CLINIC OF ORANGE COUNTY

1680 TUSTIN AVE
Costa Mesa

chineseinterpreter

2000 redondo beach
La

Circle Of Friends Veterinary

17532 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda

COUNTRY CARE PET RESORT

4691 VALLEY VIEW AVE
Yorba Linda

Counts Cove Kennels

20440 Brown Street
Perris

CROSSROADS COUNTRY CLUB PET RESORT

10832 KNOTT AVENUE
Stanton

DEB'S PET GROOMING

8592 ENID LANE
Midway City

Dianna L. Santos, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA Dog Training

22021 De La Guerra Street
Woodland Hills

DOG LOVERS

5700 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles

DOGGIE CENTRAL

11818 TEALE ST
Culver City

DogPACT

PMB 501, 6285 E. Spring St.
Long Beach

DogsAmerica

PO Box 211
Lake Elsinore

Eclectic Hoops

26 Breeze Ave
Venice

Every Dawg's Dream

3415 Spectrum
Irvine

Everything Paws

22711 Oakcrest Circle
Yorba Linda

Exclusive Pet Medical Services

1140 Hermosa Ave
Hermosa Beach

Fitdog Sports Club

1712 21st St
Santa Monica

Fur Their Sake

Long Beach

Getaway Pet Care

PO Box 8385
Huntington Beach

Happy Dog Training

1941 California Avenue #78434
Corona

Happy K-9s

2724 N Bristol
Santa Ana

HAPPY PAWS DOG TRAINING LA

3370 Overland Ave
Los Angeles

HIDDEN VALLEY KENNEL

7297 JURUPA AVE
Riverside

HOLLYWOOD DOG TRAINING SCHOOL

10805 VANOWEN ST.
North Hollywood

IC PawsAbilities

San Clemente

IGM Auto Repair

6205 Kester Ave
Van Nuys

Intelligent Agility

24736 Sauco
Mission Viejo

JJ's Animal Training

Newport Beach

Joyful Paws Hotel

1701 Fashion Ave
Long Beach

Just P.E.T.S.

1900 W. Jacaranda
Fullerton

K-9 PAWS

242 E Susanne St
Anaheim

K9 Basic School

11684 Ventura Blvd
Studio City

Karma Dog Training

11324 Ventura
Studio City

Kimberly Ann Jackson

P.O. Box 9224
Calabasas

KK Good Dog Training

221 Geneva
Huntington Beach

Leader of the Pack Home Dog Training

3001 Hampshire Cir
Corona

Maren's Ark Pet Sitting

25255 Cabot Road, Suite 115
Laguna Hills

Moran Driving & Traffic School

6114 York Blvd.
Los Angeles

MUDDY PAWS DOG TRAINING

PO BOX 45172
Los Angeles

MY DOGGIES DAYCARE

30314 ESPERANZA
Rancho Santa Margarita

Neil Hutchins Inc.

Yucca Valley

Non-Stop Security Services

11406 Highland Ct
Adelanto

none service

12345 W nowhere st
Los Angeles

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

1001 N French Street #8
Santa Ana

Orange Veterinary Hospital

1100 W Chapman
Orange

Pam4Paws

249 Turtle Crest Drive
Irvine

PARADISE RANCH

10268 LA TUNA CANYON RD
Sun Valley

PASSIONATE 4 PETS

Orange County
Tustin

Paul Owens, the Original Dog Whisperer

East Tujunga Avenue
Burbank

Paws Pet Resorts

20641 Pascal Way Lk
Lake Forest

Peggys Pet Emporium

923 N Hollywood Way
Burbank

Pet Chalet Hotel and Hospital

326 Adams Circle
Corona

Pet Food Emporium

5272 Francis Ave.
Chino

PETCO

1824 KATELLA AVE
Orange

Petco - Indio

42700 Jackson St
Indio

Petco - Los Angeles

8801 South Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles

Petco Animal Supplies Inc - Lake Forest

24332 Rockfield Blvd
Lake Forest

Petco Animal Supplies Inc - Whittier

13420 Whittier Blvd
Whittier

Pets In The City

171 Pier Ave
Santa Monica

Pets to Vets

4021 Topanga Blvd
Beverly Hills

Petsmart

7631 Carson Blvd
Long Beach

PetSmart

730 South Sepulveda Blvd
El Segundo

PetSmart

595 E Hospitality Ln
San Bernardino

PetSmart - Aliso Viejo

26761 Aliso Creek Rd
Aliso Viejo

PetSmart - Valencia

24965 Pico Canyon Rd
Stevenson Ranch

Petsmart - Yorba Linda

5521 Mirage St
Yorba Linda

PetSmart Apple Valley California

19011 Bear Valley Rd
Apple Valley

Poopy-Doo Pet Services

5685 Tahoe Cir
Buena Park

Puppy Pawz

Huntington Beach

Riverwalk Pet Resort

12111 Severn Way
Riverside

Russian Dog Training Wizard

88 Anjou
Newport Coast

Scrubby Puppy Pet Wash & Salon

1125 E 16th St
Upland

Sirius K9 Academy

PO Box 979
Yorba Linda

South Shores Pet Clinic

2318 South Western Ave
San Pedro

Southern California Dog Training

PO Box 12681
Newport Beach

southern California Pet Transport

417 W. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora

Stand-up Comedy The Craft

2029 North Lake Ave
Altadena

Sun Surf Veterinary Hospital

16571 PACIFIC COAST HWY
Sunset Beach

SUNNY DOG PLACE

421 35th St
Manhattan Beach

SUNNY HILLS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

221 E IMPERIAL HWY
La Habra

Taj Mapaw Spaw

4520 E Cerro Vista Dr
Anaheim

The Animal Keeper

12280 Oak Knoll Rd
Poway

The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa

31166 Via Colinas
Thousand Oaks

The Fairy Dogmother

22 ave. G
Redondo Beach

The Pooch Professor

12843 Kling St
Studio City

The Virtual Dog Trainer.com

24001 Muirlands Blvd, Suite 305

The Zen Dog

2240 S Cochran Ave
Los Angeles

TILE MATTERS

11065 Condor Ave
Fountain Valley

Topanga Pet Resort

1776 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga

Wagville

2400 N San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles

Wee Willie Obedience & Agility

616 Shasta Ln
Costa Mesa

WEST COAST ACADEMY DOG TRAINNG

PO BOX 4854
Laguna Beach

Westlake Village Animal Hospital

31166 Via Colinas
Thousand Oaks

YOUR ANIMALS BEST FRIEND LLC

15392 Assembly Ln
Huntington Beach

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