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After our home visit with
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we signed our dog up for the novice obedience classes.

We were very impressed with the facility and the owner
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along with his staff.

When we attended the orientation night, we were told what the classes would entail.
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answered questions about any concerns that people had concerning their dogs. Then he showed us what we would be learning during the classes with his dogs who are extremely obedient. I remember thinking, "no way" what have we done?

Class 1 seemed overwhelming trying to listen to instruction being given by
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and dogs barking. But somehow it all came together. He has a way of telling and showing you what to do and then carefully watching and making corrections where needed.

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and the rest of the staff are friendly and also correct you when either you or your dog are not doing something the right way.

We have learnt how to sit and stay when told, heel when walking (which is so much better than stopping every 5 seconds to
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down when told along with several other commands that I never thought our dog would do. Our dog no longer jumps up at visitors or people out walking.


By no means do we have the perfect dog but we have come a long way in a few short weeks and really owe that to
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and the staff at First Friends
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- Lin H.
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When I contacted to inquire about training
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was very responsive and really pursued my business. However once the meet and
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was completed and I purchased a "puppy package" it was very difficult to schedule a training time, We would schedule a time and then she would cancel at the last minute, or arrive very late. The package consisted of 5+ training sessions with the promise she would stick with us until the puppy was trained.
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did work our puppy on 2 occasions and seemed to make some progress, however cancelation, after cancelation and rushing home with my preschooler and infant to meet with a trainer that did not arrive was too much and we agreed to terminate our relationship. A refund of $120 was agreed upon. However after months of phone, texting and email I finally received a return of $60. I tried again for several more months but never received any additional funds.
- Kathryn L.
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Ramellah is firm and yet very responsive to the owner's sensibilities. She pushed us to try new things, but not to a point that was too hard or fast for us to accept. The training and tools she suggested have transformed our relationship with the dog. I had to recognize that the dog needed a lot more exercise than he was getting from running around in the back yard. So I instituted two long walks a day--at first, reluctantly, and now I look forward to them too. We also got him a treadmill. Ramellah taught him how to use it...I am not sure I could have done that. But now he loves it and frequently asks to get on it. Our problems with his destruction of things, and his incessant barking in the back yard are largely over. The new approach requires vigilance and consistency on our part, and has been very rewarding. I highly recommend Ramellah.
- Ann J.
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We highly recommend this company. The owner is very knowledgeable, professional and patient. He is great with your dog and his customer service is outstanding. He will answer as many questions as you have and stand behind his product. This company is very responsive and their follow through is impeccable. We can't say enough good things about the wonderful experience we've had in working with this company.
- Alan G.
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You can instantly tell that
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loves dogs and is extremely comfortable around them. She is great at making owners feel comfortable too! Her techniques are NOT a quick fix - you're not going to have 1 or 2 sessions and magically have a perfect dog.
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gives you the tools to communicate and form a trusting relationship with your pet, and then it's up to you to do the work on a daily basis and be consistent. It's been about 2 months since our last training session, and Star is doing much better. She can now be within about 10 feet of another dog without flipping out....something that was impossible for her before. She is my running
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, and she used to freak out and pull me over if we even saw another dog; now we can see a dog across the street and she will look but keep moving and she no longer pulls on her leash. There have been a couple of times when we even passed within a few feet of another dog on the sidewalk and she didn't react, although she's not consistent with this yet. Progress has been slow, but steady, and looking back, it's impressive how far Star has come!
I've also been using
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's techniques to teach Star some tricks, and she now knows "speak," "play dead," and "happy dance" (where she jumps around in a circle on command) and we are working on "wave hello/goodbye."
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's instruction also helped me form a closer bond with my dog, and Star is more easily focused and seems to be a calmer and happier pooch overall.
The $100/hour price tag is a bit daunting, but I shopped around and it's actually a great deal compared to what a lot of other trainers are charging for private sessions. And how much you get out of that $100 is up to you - once
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is gone, if you are dedicated and put in the work every day, you WILL see results. I couldn't be happier and look forward to seeing even more progress with my dog as we continue to work together.
- Bethany D.
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She is a good listener and provided us practical tips on how to walk the dogs in a public setting. Then for the door greeting since she came to the house we rolled played people coming in. It was a great refresher for us!
- Melissa B.
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I adopted two puppies from SPCA that are having trouble socializing. Trainer seemed like a nice guy but could not get near either dog in an hour. His advice was to let them get a little hungry and only hand feed them. Not bad advice really but that seemed to be the only plan.
- jill K.
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With just a few hours of time spent learning from
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, most Drake's issues have improved significantly. It's certainly a family commitment -- the changes need to come from everyone, not just the dog, in order to be effective. We have needed to change how we communicate to Drake, and he has been much relieved and happier since we made these changes. Our walks are much more enjoyable, and the mental engagement that is now present on our walks results in much more energy expended -- usually for both of us! There is much less barking in our house. There is much less marking and stops to
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on our walks. While we continue to work on the thunderstorm anxiety and some aggression towards other dogs, there has been much improvement made in both of these areas -- there is no longer a time were we are not in control of our dog, which is very important as he is very large for his breed (115 lbs, and very tall). We will celebrate the first anniversary of Drake's adoption in just a few weeks -- we are so proud of his excellent progress, and we owe a large thanks to many of Drake's improvements to
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's excellent guidance. I would recommend his services to anyone who needs help with their dog's behavior!
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's influence was truly amazing, and I'm so glad we contacted him for help!
- Kathryn G.
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During my evaluation visit,
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had Penny, the untrained rescue, walking in a 'heel' within 10 minutes. I was amazed!!! This was a dog who pulled incessantly on the leash and was VERY hard to control! He also took me outside and let his dog out of the very cool truck - several kennels were inside. His dog, a Belgian Malinois, listened and responded to many commands, and did some amazing things. It was very impressive.
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presented me with several different training packages including him taking Penny for a week or so and boarding her and training her himself - returning her to me when he was finished. I wanted to learn to train my own dogs, so opted for the unlimited lessons training package that included two ecollars (an extra for my other dog) and receiver, both with lifetime warranties. Also group lessons so that dogs could learn to respond with multiple distractions. I just had my third lesson and cannot extol this program's success enough. My dogs are in control. They walk on a LOOSE leash. There is no more bedlam when we walk out of the door. They don't bark, jump or roughhouse. They are continuing to become well behaved dogs and they LOVE training time. I will say I had a previous experience training my first GSP with the typical food reward method of training. She did not respond 100% of the time. I wanted dogs who would come when called, stay sitting when told to sit and allow me to be in control. This became compounded with TWO GSPs...I had to do something different and a friend recommended
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. I have never regretted this decision.
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is knowledgeable, focused and very professional. He usually arrives early for our appointment. He is a real dog lover and they respond well to him. The ecollar thing can be offputting to people - believe me, it is not a 'shock' but more of a twinge. You only turn up the numbers when they refuse to listen. They will react just as well off of the collar as on the collar with consistent training. My girls are better dogs and so much more fun to live and interact with since we began training with
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. I highly recommend them.
- Cherie M.
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We have been trying to contact this provider but he does not return calls or emails. We had a June date for training and he had to cancel b/c of a legal matter. We were gracious and re-scheduled to
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, but we then had a death in the family. We asked for our money back, but they refused. We finally found a family member who could bring our dog to be trained and we've been calling and emailing since then, but have received no response. We are ready to file in small claims court. This is our only option for contacting the provider. He hasn't answered any recent emails or phone calls. I refuse to leave another message b/c his phone message is 3 mins long!
- Rebecca W.
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1263 Lake Vue Dr
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3234 Burtner Road
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GRAND SLAM GROOMING

168 Vanadium Rd
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INVISIBLE FENCE OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Wexford, PA
Dba: invisible fence of western pennsylvania.

Judith Levy – Wellness for Pets

PO Box 8158
Pittsburgh, PA
Cost is determined by the job.

K-911 Rehabilitation Services

PO BOX 446
Freeport, PA
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K9 Angels Dog Training

102 Old Gate Rd
Trafford, PA
We specialize in dog training. we offer courses in novice obedience, advanced obedience,...

KATE SULLIVAN PET DOG TRAINING SERVICE

Pittsburgh, PA
Owner-operated. no subs. charges by the hour. no travel charges. no service fees.

Learning to Lead Dog Training

343 White School Rd
Greensburg, PA
We provide dog training and behavior modification techniques to you for your dog in your home...

LUCKY DOG TRAINING CENTER

1600 PET PLACE
Pittsburgh, PA
2 employees.

LUCKY PAWS

2273 LOVI RD
Freedom, PA
Luxury pet boarding, grooming salon, dog park and swimming pool, daycare, training

MISTY PINES DOG PARK CO

2523 WEXFORD BAYNE RD.
Sewickley, PA
Misty pines has 25 acres of fun, dog friendly park grounds. walking trails, a pond with a dock...

MOON VETERINARY HOSPITAL

991 Brodhead Rd
Coraopolis, PA
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PO Box 2642
New Kensington, PA
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PO Box 65
West Point, CA
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Clairton, PA
In your home pet sitting, dog walking and dog training

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48 Myrtle Ave
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760 Butler Crossings
Butler, PA

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115 Wagner Rd
Monaca, PA
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3739 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, PA
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Petsmart Store - Washington

327 Washington Rd
Washington, PA
Store number - 589. additional dba - petsmart store support group inc.

PITTSBURGH PET FENCE, LLC

748 Scrubgrass Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh pet fence is the area's best electronic dog containment company featuring...

Rainbow Veterinary Hospital

129 State Rte 168
Darlington, PA
Additional emails - molly@mobilevet.net, kathryn@mobilevet.net, brenda@mobilevet.net,...

RIPPLING RUN KENNEL & CATTERY

2457 ROCHESTER RD
Sewickley, PA
A small family owned/operated kennel with staff that lives on site. we use all natural...

South Hills Pet Resort

15 Old Route 88
South Park, PA
Whether you're going away for the weekend or just need a place to leave your dog while you're...

The Dog Stop

1140 Washington Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
We were bred from the beginning to be pittsburgh's best all-inclusive indoor/outdoor dog care...

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5601 Butler St
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Urban dog is pittsburgh's premier boarding, grooming and day care facility! we offer indoor...

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1101 WESTERN AVE
Pittsburgh, PA
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