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Recent Animal Training Reviews in Portage

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    Creatures Professional Pet Care, LLC
    We started out having Tami help us with letting our dogs out and taking them for walks. However over the last year she has focused on reinforcing their training with commands such as sit / down, stay, and recall and the difference she has made in their behavior is beyond amazing. They are not only getting good exercise but also are the best behaved they have ever been. In addition to doing amazing work with the dogs (and they love her and look out the window for her in the morning), she is reliable, flexible, and goes above and beyond to help meet our needs and be there whenever we need her support. There is no one better to trust your dogs with - she is one of a kind and we don't know what we would do without her!
    - Pamela D.
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    Creatures Professional Pet Care, LLC
    We have been totally impressed with the service provided by Creatures Prof Pet Care. The initial consultation was great and very informative. At the time, we had just adopted a 7 week puppy, so Tami recommend her Puppy Package which provides 2 visits to our home per day. We are kennel training our pup, so it is important that he gets time out of his kennel during the day for play and potty breaks while we are at work. Tami has provided great care for our dog and has been a wealth of information about various puppy/dog facts and care. The service she provides is top notch; lots of puppy play and love, ensures our puppy has 'done his business' outside, she even plays with him outside with toys and balls to ensure he gets enough exercise. She has arrived to our home each visit promptly at the agreed upon times and she has been high reliable and professional. She has even performed light cleaning tasks while at our home (straightening shoes by our back door and cleaning the entry way of dirt and debris that is common to dog owners). That is so nice to come home too! At each visit, Tami sends me an email/text message with photos of my dog playing and updates with her care at each visit. I love this part of the service because I can follow in real time my puppy's day and these updates are available on my pet portal account for review. They serve a dual purpose of a timeline of my puppy's growth and development as well. It is a highlight of my workday to receive these photos and brief report while at work and my co-workers love to see the daily photos as well! We have been truly impressed with the care and service provided by Creatures and would highly recommend their services to anyone who has pets in the home. We feel very blessed to have Tami's services and would not have been able to get a puppy for our family without her help due to our career commitments. It has been, and continues to be a wonderful partnership that I am thankful for. Highly recommend!!
    - Elaina B.
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    All the Best Dogs
    The trainer is excellent in her understanding of dog behavior. They are competent. Excellent interaction with them.
    - Jim S.
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    DogWatch by K9 Keeper Fencing LLC
    Exceptional! Outstanding! I posted the review below in February when Derrick from K9Keepers came and installed my DogWatch hidden fence. It was the dead of winter then, though, so they could only pin the wire to the ground, with the promise of coming back in the spring to bury the wire. So I wanted to update my review to further illustrate just how good of a company K9Keepers is. As promised, Rachael from K9Keepers called in early April to schedule an appointment for them to come and bury the wire. We set up the time for April 28th at 9am. The day arrived, and Derrick was right on time (ok, full disclosure, Derrick pointed out that it was 9:06 when he got there, but I think most anyone would count less than 10 minutes as 'on-time'). Derrick and his assistant got down to business and got the wire buried quickly and efficiently. As usual, there was GENUINE friendly and professional service. I couldn't be happier with my purchase - it has worked so well with my dog, and it has given my wife and I such peace of mind. And I am especially pleased that I went through DogWatch by K9 Keeper Fencing with Derrick and Rachael Woiderski! Thank you!! Original posting from February, 2017: If there were more stars, Derrick would get them. I had a hidden fence in my previous home about 10 years ago (I believe it was Pet Safe Pro), so I knew I wanted another one. I had Derrick come out and take a look at my property, and he was RIGHT on time to the minute!! I had an idea of what I wanted, but discussion with Derrick gave me different approaches that I hadn't thought of before. I'm retired from the Air Force, and I've had my own business, so I have a lot of respect for honesty, integrity, timeliness and quality, and I don't much care for the 'salesman' type thing. It simply didn't feel that way with Derrick - I could tell...no, I could FEEL that he believed in his product and business. Well, we obviously came to an agreement and we set up a time for him to come and install the fence, which was today. And before I get into the installation, I'm sure people would want to know about pricing. I did my due diligence and checked out other companies as well before just going to DogWatch, and Derrick's prices beat the competition, as well as the batteries and lifetime warranties on the products. AND, I'm able to make any kind of adjustments to the strength of the signal that I deem is necessary; other companies make you call them to come out to make any adjustments. I get that from a pet protection perspective, but I (and I think the VAST majority of people) love their pets and wouldn't do anything to harm them - otherwise, why spend the money on a hidden fence, right? So I want that control. Dogwatch gives me that. So, on to the installation day, today. Again, EXACTLY on time. 9:00am he pulled into my driveway. We reviewed what was to be done, and Derrick got down to work. It only took a few hours, which included going under a sidewalk and cutting across a driveway. After installation, Derrick spent a good amount of time going over everything with me. Even though I've had a hidden fence before; he wanted to make sure I understood their product. Then we brought out Riley (my dog's name is Riley...Riley Coyote Super Genius...if you like cartoons and remember Coyote and Road Runner, then you get it.). Derrick spent a lot of time (and snacks) to get Riley to start to understand the flags, keeping things at the lowest possible setting to get Riley to understand something is there, but not hurt her. It was obvious that he cared about getting this right! My pup started to catch on very quickly. I will need to continue to work with her, but she's a smart girl and will learn fast. I know I've written a lot, and I hope people read this, but the product, the pricing, the installation, the training, the service, the overall experience with this was just plain WORTH IT! THANK YOU Derrick and K9 Keeper (and Dogwatch)!! Best regards, Frank Bell Kalamazoo, Michigan
    - Frank B.
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    DogWatch by K9 Keeper Fencing LLC
    Today was our second visit with Derrick as we wanted to see how our dog would react to another dog walking outside the "Dog Fence". Derrick brought his dog over as a trial. We had a very positive, successful experience. He then explained the "Big Leash" and we went for a walk trying a variety of scenarios. Derrick was with us for as much time as we needed. He truly has a passion for what he does and truly cares for the dogs. Once again...THANK YOU!!
    - Janie K.
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    My Best Friend's Inn
    Excellent service from the initial contact (friendly and knowledgeable) to my 4-legged family member's stay.  Mike was helpful and put my mind at ease. I was able to call to check in plus able to see the happy faces on their FB page as they played!
    - Peggy N.
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    Bark Busters Home Dog Training
    They are excellent. I thought they did a really good job. They are very professional and they delivered the results they said they could deliver.
    - Robert B.
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    BRIAR WOOD DOG TRAINING CTR
    Gail starts each class asking about each dog and asking if there were any problems that need to be discussed or successes that should be celebrated. These discussions often help other dog parents learn from someone else's experiences. After the weekly update we move on to obedience work and recalls. These are only a few of the things covered in class. The intermediate and advanced classes offer agility, tricks and many more advanced skills. The classes are rewarding for both the dog and their owners as they build trust and a great bonding experience. Gail clearly loves her career and she cares about all of her dog and their parents.
    - Shelley S.
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    My Best Friend's Inn
    It went great. This was the 3rd or 4th time that we have used MBFI. Our dog is skittish about new experiences and they were so gentle and encouraging with her. We were anxious about how she would do in a new setting and they promised to take her up to their house with them if she was too scared and didn't settle in by night. It was a comfort to us, while gone on our 2 week trip, to see pics of her posted on their FB page of our dig playing and interacting and also to receive a quick update that she was doing fine. At the end of her first visit they tried to give her a bath (a bonus feature that we didn't know about!) visit and she really balked, so they didn't force her and called to let us know that she wouldn't be bathed. Since then she has had no problem with getting bathed and smells GREAT for weeks!
    - pam b.
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    PETCO Animal Supplies Inc
    They are good for training and they even do grooming and they have been good with it. They treat him basic things like sit and stay and come. They teach them how to not take things and give things back to you that you don't want to have. She made sure we were walking them properly, showed me how to look in their ears and check their teeth. She gave me information on how to brush his teeth and potty train them. They give us information every week. She's been doing it for quite a while and she's pretty thorough. It started out that he wouldn't do much of anything but now he knows general responses. They've been holding the class even just with my one puppy, some places won't do that.
    - Joyce Y.
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