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Review: Animal Training Service
Ian and Christie were amazing in their training of our dog Gus, and us as well. Specific details, hands on examples, always available for questions.Services Performed
- Animal Training
Review: Boarding Service
Providing Training for our 2 dogs. A puppy and 7 year old.
Smart Dogs brought peace back to our household.We’ve always been a two dog house. We rescued London, a bichon/shih tzu mix, the weekend of our daughter’s golden birthday. She was thrilled and we were hopeful that the new dog would eventually help calm the anxiety of our 7 year-old shih tzu who had lost his life-long partner the previous year.After four months of using the same techniques we had used to potty-train our previous dogs, the puppy was still peeing in the house and now our older dog was marking inside, as well. We went to group lessons, read two books, and had already tried a different at home trainer. It seemed the only way we could restore sanity to our house was to find London a new home. As a last resort, we called Smart Dogs.The change in our household has been nothing short of miraculous. We explained the situation and Kristy helped identify behaviors and techniques that we could implement to change London’s behavior for good. Today, there is no more peeing in the house from either dog. How long did it take? You can’t fix a major problem overnight, but our dog’s behavior began changing for the better the minute Kristy came into our household. Sure, we needed to follow-though and do the work during the week, but after each visit we felt more empowered and peace returned to our household within a couple of visits.Unlike our experience with the other at-home training company, Kristy was not condescending and didn’t make us feel as though our dog’s bad behavior was our fault. By observing how we interacted with our dogs, she was able to quickly pinpoint simple changes we could make to regain control in our household.Finally, I think it is worth noting that Smart Dogs customer service goes above and beyond. We have crazy busy schedules, but Elizabeth who handles the scheduling has always worked to find a time that works for us. When we’ve needed to circle back with Kristy with a question about the training, she always responds that same day. If you are reading this review, you are no doubt considering whether an at-home dog trainer is right for you. When pets are behaving badly, it places an enormous stress on families. All trainers are not created equal. Ian and Kristy, the owners of Smart Dogs, are not only amazing at what they do, they are good people who focus on restoring peace in families, not just fixing pet behavior.Services Performed
- Pet Sitting
- Animal Training
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