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was a fantastic teacher. He laid out a very
, but extensive plan for us and came every week motivated to help us" teach our dog. The system he used gave us the framework to really teach our dog the obedience topics that we have always struggled with. He was always on time, very professional, and the benefit of doing the lessons in our own home just can't be beat. I would highly recommend his services to anyone needing dog training.

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to watch" our cats. During my first meeting with
she seemed nice, but told me she didn't have much experience with cats. I showed her where we kept our cat carriers incase there was an emergency and she asked me why I was showing them to her. That made me a little nervous. She did say she would still stop by on Christmas if she could. I thought that was nice. My parents checked on our cats twice while we were away. They had no food, so my parent refilled their bowl one of the days.
emailed me when I was away and asked me if someone came to refill the cat bowls because they already had food when she came late one day. When we got back
left us the wrong keys and I asked her if she could bring me my keys. I told her when I would be home, but instead of knocking she left my keys outside my door with a post it note and some other keys that weren't mine. She said she would come back and pick up the rest of the keys. She never did and the keys are still sitting outside our front door.

-Bridget V.

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Because we were having major work done on our house over the following few months, Meeko's training dwindled. I called
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when the work on the house was finally done and told her that we needed her to come back. She came back last week and went over everything again showing us exactly when to do and how to respond to different situations that arise. We have been working with Meeko as
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suggested and she is doing MUCH better. There was no charge for this return visit.
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gave us confidence and also let us know that she is always just a call or an email away.
Because it has been so cold, walks have become limited so
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suggested that she come back again in April and practice outdoor walking with her there.
In just a few days, Meeko will wait by the door to go out and not try to leave until we say OK. She will sit and stay when the doorbell rings - although we need to keep training her to
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jump up when we let people in the house. That said the difference is amazing.
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is a wonderful trainer. She is kind and warm and understanding. And she LOVES dogs! I would recommend
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to anyone who wants to have their dogs behavior improved - she's absolutely GREAT!
- David B.
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I was a little skeptical having read about how hard
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terriers are to train. But I decided to try their two week intense training. I dropped my dog off every morning and picked him up at night. They also have day care there so their were lots of dogs for him to play with when notin training. After the first week my dog was really starting to listen and do what I asked. They provided a private lesson with me and my dog. By the end of the second week not only was my dog fully trained but he had all the skills to pass the canine good citizen test. I was both surprised and pleased on how much my dog learned in such a short time.
- gerald K.
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We rescued a small mixed breed dog in November. After getting her home, we realized that she had some serious problems. Hysterical screaming barking at other dogs and people. We could not get her to settle and be quiet. We had a difficult time trying to read when she wanted to go "outside". We were successful most of the time. We were in trouble with this dog and new it. This was not our first dog...we've had Rhodesian Ridgebacks and a Beagel in the past as puppies and no difficulty. I
searched for dog trainers on line in the Cleveland area...most were either just group classes or guys with military experience training dogs. Pat offered a lot of choices on her web site. Puppy Training, Rescue Training, Behavioral Training, Group Classes,
Pack Training, and Canine Good Citizen classes. We emailed Pat and explained to her the problems our rescue was having. She asked us to call her to see if she could fix our issues over the phone. That was a nice no charge offer. We talked and decided to have Pat come to the house for our training sessions. The first session was over two hours and put us and our rescue on the right track. The remaining lessons always lasted longer that the scheduled hour. Our rescue learned to quiet after we let someone in the door, learned to play with visitors dogs, learned to walk and ignore other dogs. Our rescue can sit, stay, down, come, and wait when we open a door and go out or in first. Most of all no issues with going "outside". She loudly lets us know when it is time. She paid attentiuon to Pat and has us trained very well. Our rescue is a love, will chase and fetch a ball all day, loves to cuddle and is a welcome member of the famiy thanks to Pat.
- Robert K.
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I have 2 very large mastiff mix dogs and one was fixed while the other wasn't (boy and girl) and they recently started having aggression issues in addition to basic dog behavior issues like barking and charging at the door. I scheduled an in-home training session with
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after he was recommended by my vet when I went to him to discuss the behavior concerns. I was really skeptical about a 1 visit dog training session being able to work because mastiffs are known to be a stubborn breed of dog, and only 1 visit was unbelievable. While I won't say that their behavior does not need work still, after 2 weeks the changes in their behavior is so drastic and surprising it's nothing short of spectacular and I do not regret a single penny of what I paid for the service. In addition to showing me the proper techniques for dog training,
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also gave suggestions on their dog food, exercise, and some additional products that he was not trying to sell me but thought would benefit us better than similar products we already owned. The only additional product he even tried to sell me was only because he could offer me a discount over what the price would have been at a pet store so it was more of doing his clients a favor than him trying to be a salesman. I have recommended them to everyone I know!
- Christie E.
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It went extremely well.
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taught me and my husband how to behave like a pack leader in a way that makes sense to our dogs. We demonstrated a lot of the pack leader traits but it wasn't effectively communicated to our dogs by the way we were acting and it was sending mixed signals (which we didn't realize).
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seems to genuinely care about our dogs and 3.5 hours went by quickly.
Since the training, our dogs behaviors changed noticeably and I am confident that as long as we act as pack leaders and instill the hierarchy to our dogs, they will continue to behave better. I would highly recommend it. $650 for two dogs was not a small investment but it was well worth every penny.
- Michael H.
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The quote was scheduled in the evening because we work day times , and
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was on time, uniformed and professional and personable. He played with our dog while we talked. He asked us how we heard about his company and we were actually referred by a friend, the rescue organization, and our veterinarian . With 3 people telling us about this
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fence company , and 2 of them had bad experiences with another dog fence company, we thought this company would be a great option. The installation and follow up lessons for training were also worked around our busy schedule. They were very easy to work with and took the time needed, never making us feel like they were in a rush. We will recommend them to everyone.
- Barbara M.
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Love the personnel here.
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, the owner, has a great sense of humor, and unlimited patience with dogs and people if they are truly dedicated to creating a better partnership with their dog.
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does a great job instructing and training, and I value her input and opinion highly. The day care staff is patient and caring, and always have funny stories to tell me about how the day went with my dog, and I have seen them do likewise with other daycare clients. I understand the reasoning behind not allowing owners into the day care area. It can be disruptive to the dynamics of the day care with a "strangers" walking in and out.
I don't know how these 2 important facts get lost in the shuffle, but if you feel you dog has not completed a particular training class to you satisfaction, upon request,
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allow you to repeat the class free of charge. Who else does that? Also, ANY potential client is encouraged to come watch any and all classes prior to signing up their pup. I find the best way to contact PNI is via email because I don't have to worry about catching someone at busy moment. I realized training my dog is not a "one shot deal and done". It is an ongoing commitment that happens every moment I share with my dog, and makes my day to day to living with them so much easier. Personally, I enjoy taking continuous classes at PNI. It is worth every penny, and both my dog and I enjoy the feedback, company and camaraderie. Come watch a few classes and draw your own conclusion.
- Nancy Z.
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is very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her. She has a very good understanding of dog behavior and presents as well-educated rather than having learned by the seat-of-her pants. She appreciates that each dog and breed is different and customized plans are the most helpful. She is respectful and realistic. She begins her sessions with a brief interview and fills out a form that she brings; she is clearly well-organized. She was always on time and also flexible with her schedule.
- Brooke M.

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absoluteakhalteke

40127 stewart rd
Zephyrhills

Advantage Pet Center

11510 66th St N
Largo

All Cats Hospital

2069 Indian Rocks Rd
Largo

Alphonse Grooming

5580 4th St N
St Petersburg

ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER

1102 BLOOMINGDALE AVE
Valrico

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

832 Village Way
Palm Harbor

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

16811 Blenheim Dr
Lutz

Boyette Animal Hospital

10931 Boyette Rd
Riverview

Camp K9

2944 Defuniak St
New Port Richey

Canine Cabana, LLC

9708 CARR RD
Riverview

Cat Doctor

3221 W Azeele St
Tampa

Complete K-9 Academy, Inc.

23406 71st Ave E
Myakka City

Coquina Key Auto Repair

3801 6th St S
Saint Petersburg

Courteous Canine Inc. DogSmith Tampa

3414 Melissa Country Way
Lutz

Critter Boarding

15240 County Line Rd
Spring Hill

Dog-Eze Training Specialists

PO Box 1631
Valrico

Downtown Doggie Center

1825 5th Ave N
Saint Petersburg

Elite Dog Academy

3318 Nundy Road
Tampa

G. M. Stamper

3633 Panther Path Rd
Lutz

GREENCOVE KENNEL

237 GREENCOVE RD
Venice

Gregorie Howard 1

5119 Carey rd
Tampa

Hatiemae's Natural Horsemanship

7155 shaw rd
Brooksville

Learn with Jenza

12313 twin branch acres road
Tampa

M.D.W. K9 Solutions

1233 Coolmont Dr.
Brandon

On Command K9 Academy

6704 24th Ave E
Bradenton

Pawsome Adventures

16712 Whirley Rd
Lutz

PETCO

7223 COASTAL BLVD
Brooksville

PETCO

30697 US Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor

PETS IN PARADISE

5109 W LUTZ LAKE FERN ROAD
Lutz

PetSmart Store Support Group Inc

6001 Wesley Grove Blvd
Wesley Chapel

Pick of the Litter Pet Care & Concierge, LLC

242 S. Washington St. Suite #261
Sarasota

Preppy Pet Suites

13513 Prestige Pl
Tampa

RIVER'S EDGE PET RESORT

12580 N US HWY 301
Thonotosassa

Royal Pets Market & Resort

16010 Mapledale Dr
Tampa

Sheldegren Kennel

3440 Enterprise Rd E
Safety Harbor

South Tampa Puppy Palace

4313 Pearl Ave
Tampa

Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc.

4210 77th St E
Palmetto

SPCA Florida

5850 Brannen Rd S
Lakeland

Stillwater Dog Training

7200 Mobley Rd.
Brooksville

Suncoast Dog Training

County Line Rd
Spring Hill

the dog house

13131 tarpon springs rd

Veterinary HealthCare Associates

3025 Dundee Rd
Winter Haven

West Coast Morgans, Inc.

17126 Boy Scout Road
Odessa

Whatadog Play Center Inc

13662 Automobile Blvd
Clearwater

Will Thomas Dog Whisperer

128 Main St
Osprey

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