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and staff were knowledgable and professional. Their extensive dog training through the years is a benefit to anyone that uses their services." I can't say enough about how much they have helped my dog and I. Would highly recommend
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-Jenny H.

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and his team are simply amazing. They know this business very well and do a great job with the dogs and owners. We could not have asked for a better experience.

-SUSAN K.

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It was hard but good.
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modeled how to communicate with our corgi and our dog became much better behaved and that helped the whole family.
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is sort of like a family therapist and looks at how each individual contributes to the problems. He was very directive and we needed that because were trying various strategies that we had gotten from Petsmart classes and from the internet and the situation was just escalating!
- Catherine B.
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I put my young black lab
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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
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(counter surfing, severe separation anxiety), which I presumed would be addressed, based on the description offered by
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above.
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was the trainer who provided me the orientation at pickup. I was not impressed with what
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had learned, not
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's unprofessional manner.
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appeared extremely lethargic and though responsive to
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'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
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and I were leaving,
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told me that "the xanax should wear off in a day or so." I did not think that was appropriate.
After I took
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home and went through the exercises with her, my dissatisfaction with the training provided intensified. I contacted
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, via Angies List, immediately. I requested a meeting with him. My request for this meeting was so that he could go through
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's lessons with her and tell me if what she knew is all she should know from his program.
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responded promptly, and I met with him and his head trainer,
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the following day. I was informed that
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's "joke" was just that, and that what
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had learned was as they expected.
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went through some exercised with
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and she responded better with him than with
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, but her reactions were delayed and he also had to correct her multiple times.
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told me
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is stubborn.
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offered to take
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back into board & training for more work, but based on
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's lethargy when I retrieved her and
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's "joke" I did not feel comfortable leaving her there.
I worked with
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multiple times/day, and had many weekly follow-up classes with
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. 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 --
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wouldn't do that) . Nothing specific to address my major issues with her behavior.
Eventually I had to make the difficult decision to find
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a new home- her uncorrected behavior was putting my children's lives at risk. Specifically,
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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
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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
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before I placed
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in a rescue group, asking for a refund. This was 1/1/15.
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responded 1/6 that I should contact
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at the Garland office regarding my problems.
I emailed
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via their website, and didn't get a response.
I surrendered
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to rescue 1/16/15 and wrote to
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via Angies' List requesting a refund again.
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responded with
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's email address.
Today (1/26) I rec'd this email from
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Hi
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, We are sorry that things did not work out with
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. 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
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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,
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I do not believe
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trained my dog as advertised, and am unable to get a refund. I will not recommend
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.


- Kristen H.
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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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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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