Ruskin Dog Trainers

in Ruskin, FL

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we've had a great experience with
. Nick is knowledgeable, professional, and equally skilled at working with the dogs and coaching their people. I contacted
because our young Australian
is reactive to other dogs when he's on leash. My husband and I had been working on our own with him, but had been having trouble making progress without more structured training sessions. After an initial consultation with Nick, we agreed to a package of training sessions, and I've been very happy with our dog's progress so far. He is getting much more comfortable with other dogs, and we've definitely noticed a difference when out for our walks. The private training sessions are well worth the price! We'll be continuing to work with Nick in the future, and highly recommend him to anyone who needs any help in teaching their dog to be a happy, well-adjusted part of the family.

- Mary E.
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Brain provides an excellent service. We purchased the lifetime dog training package. We have been very pleased with the services that we have received.
started training our lab when he was 3 months and has been training him for now for 4 months. I am pleased that we purchased the lifetime package because different behaviors have emerged that have been able to be trained and partly because we have a very stubborn puppy. Another excellent service provided, is the dog boarding services.
is very reasonably priced and always available to board our puppy, even on a day's notice. I feel comfortable that our dog knows and likes
to leave him with him.
also works with the dog while he is boarded.
- Todd B.

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My 1 1/12 year old lab/pit bull mix is a generally
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dog when she's around my husband and me, but after having her for 6 months, she had developed 2 "problems." The first problem is that she's very scared around strangers, mostly when we have visitors in the house. She
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under the dining room table and generally avoids people - she definitely doesn't let them touch her! The second problem is that she's a terrible leash walker. She has to smell EVERYTHING and she goes crazy with excitement when she sees other dogs (she loves playing with other dogs as we take her to doggie day care). Our frustration with the leash walking made me start looking for a trainer (we had spent about $200 at a Petco training, which I don't advise b/c it's a waste of money. We didn't learn anything.) I found
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here on Angie's list and decided to give them a call based on everyone's feedback, their location and price. I contacted them and got a response within a day or so from my initial email. After providing some info in my email, they thought an in-home behavioral consultation was the best course of action as opposed to enrolling in a class.
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was assigned to come out to see us, and so glad she did! She spent about 90 minutes with us where my husband and I explained the problems. Since she came to our house, she saw the problems first hand. She started us out with some training activities to do, and then a couple days later sent a very detailed report with additional articles/you tub videos/etc to look at. She also included a recommended training plan. I will admit I was little leery to see the additional training section of the report b/c I was worried that she would recommend an unnecessary/high number of additional classes, but was pleased to see that she recommended another 2-3 sessions (which are $95 for 45 minutes). My husband and I intend to proceed with the recommended training schedule.
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is very professional, and a very warm person. We are seeing improvements in
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already (although we still have a ways to go!). I think dog training is really expensive, but I think
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's prices aren't excessive - they are within other trainers I researched.
- Jessica S.
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Took my dog for grooming and they did a great job. Was alittle hesitate because they appear to be more into training. The groomer
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did a great job and the business was very understanding that I was stuck in traffic and late to pick my dog up. Will use again.
- Shelley K.
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when he was a puppy.
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had many bad behaviors that we had fostered - barking, eating food off counters & plates, annoying guests at the door, chasing the UPS man, the list goes on! They came to our house for multiple in-home training sessions and transformed our unruly dog into a polite, easy going member of our family! Through their expertise we discovered that by allowing all the bad behavior, we were actually the problem, not
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. He was just doing what he thought was his job - to be the Boss of our house. The
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that he no longer needed to patrol our house. His behavior completely changed!
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again this summer for additional help. I have 4 teenagers and particularly during summer it can be very chaotic at home. The kids are in and out all day long and a majority of the time they have friends over.
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is smart and knows that distracted teenagers don't make very good trainers. I noticed some of his bad behaviors resurfacing.
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advised that we try the remote collar. Now we are wondering why we didn't do this sooner!! Even in intense situations, it is easy for me to remind
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about expected behavior. Within days of wearing the collar, we have not had to use anything but the pager button which is just a vibration. The collar is the perfect back-up to all the training
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has received, I highly recommend it!
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every time we go out of town. It is priceless piece of mind for me to leave him knowing he is in good hands. Not only does he live in their house like family but he gets continuous "
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provide. Their training techniques work and they have a true compassion for dogs and their owners!
- Amy H.
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I had just got a rat terrier puppy from the shelter and things were not going well between him and my older dog. Even if they were getting on fine I would have called
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to help me train the pup, based on the reviews I had read. I called
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on Sunday, at my wits end and he said he could come over the following day. He told me what to do and not to do when he turned up.
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took time to look at the food and treats I was feeding my dogs to ensure they were getting proper nutrition. Then he spent time with each dog individually and showed me some effective ways to train and command the attention of my dogs. Everything he said made complete sense. After he left, I had 2 calm dogs snoozing beside me!
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gave us lots of homework and he gave me the confidence to give my dogs the guidance that they need. I look forward to working with him further!
- Louise M.
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is a lovely person who seems to like all dogs. She interacted well with both of mine. I was truly hoping to find someone who would just take my puppy, train her and bring her home! Most don't do that at all and the one that did, I could not afford! But,
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was patient with my lack of ability and explained everything thoroughly letting me ask any question I came up with. She taught me a game to teach the puppy to come when called and that is also going well. Obviously I have faith in her as we will start on my older dog this week. He is neurotic and getting worse so hopefully she'll be able to help with that as well. It's more work than I wanted, but it will be worth it if I can have 2 happy, well trained dogs! I highly recommend her.
- Cynthia M.
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I really enjoyed
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's friendly and professional manner. We got right down to training as soon as she walked in the door. She taught
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immediately not to jump on people who walk in.
I could not believe it when
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ignored kleenex sitting on the floor right in front of her. She is a one-year-old pup and it is her great delight is to find paper and tear it to shreds. She learned right away not to do that with
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through positive reinforcement.
I liked
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's methods and we covered a lot in just a short period of time. I am looking forward to our next 3 visits. If I work diligently with
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, I know I will have an even more loveable pup and not a mini-terror.
- Susan S.
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was fantastic! He's very professional and obviously excellent with animals.
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provides great training for the dogs as well as the families to ensure the training continues after he's left. My daughter and I both learned a ton and
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continues to be a wonderful student. We also decided to board
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while on vacation for the "3-a-day" training. The results were even more impressive! I recommend
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wholeheartedly!
- James H.
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We had sessions with
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about every other week for several months at our home. We paid for 1 hour sessions, but they usually lasted longer. She taught us how to react to and give commands to our puppy and to follow through and be consistent. She was very patient with us and very patient and loving with our puppy. She watched us as we interacted with our dog and could see immediately what needed to be done. She would show us what to do, then verbally walk us through what we should do. We will have her back when we feel that we need some more help. We highly recommend her for training a dog and (mostly) the owners!



- JANET R.
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