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    PARAMOUNT DOG TRAINING
    We have been EXTREMELY happy and pleased with the work Mel has provided in the past two sessions. Our 2 y/o has had training before and needs polish for the CGC cert. Mel has been able to provide good tips and instruction specific for him. Our puppy is another story, because she has not had any training. Mel is very patient and works not only the dog, but trains and provides feedback for us as well. He is able to give a realistic perspective and solid opinion on all aspects of training. In comparison to the other trainers we have used (both private and organizational), he is well above in quality and exceeds our expectations. His price point is very reasonable and the charge of $100 is for two dogs.
    - Cory M.
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    PARAMOUNT DOG TRAINING

    Our dog was terrified to get into a car.  He would shake and try to go under the car to hide. Our dog weighs over 100 pounds.  Within 30 minutes Mel had me putting our dog into the car and it was stress free for our dog!!!! I can't say enough wonderful things about this company and Mel.


    - LEIGH D.
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    Darwin Dogs LLC
    Kerry showed us how to work with our dog using body language. It is tough for us humans to get used to this as we are used to verbal language. Our dog has responded quickly to our new approach. Kerry has been very good at following up when we have questions.
    We also like the pack walks she has every month.
    - Katherine S.
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    PARAMOUNT DOG TRAINING
    Mel is an awesome trainer as well as an awesome teacher. We went to the evaluation hoping that the dog would not be a lost cause. He carefully evaluated several facets of her personality. I think the most telling sign to us about our dog's personality was when she approached a large pen with several large dogs in it. As she approached, she puffed herself up as it to say to the other dogs, "you don't scare me, and I can take you." During the intial evaluation, he worked with the dog to demonstrate proper leadership. He told us that she would be sulking a bit because of this. We watched in awe as he had our dog under control in a very short time. Seeing this convinced us that we had found the right trainer. During the next several lessons, he worked with my two boys and me putting the dog through her paces and teaching all of us how to handle a variety of situations. This included basic obedience, and socialization with other dogs. He taught us that we needed to be in charge of every situation and that every positive execution of a behavior helped to replace negative behaviors. The dog improved each lesson as we practiced at home. She is great with all the family members. When we have our at-home sessions, we will work on some additional behavioral issues with other strangers. Are individual lessons more expensive than group sessions? Sure. But instead of sharing one trainer with 8 - 10 other dogs and people, we had one trainer, focused on our dog, my two boys and me at every lesson. I am a very particular consumer, expecially about getting what I paid for. With Mel McGrath, I felt that I got more than I paid for. Along with being an expert trainer, Mel is also skilled at handling people. Several times when my boys tried my patience during the lessons, Mel did not show irritation or impatience. Instead, he repeated a direction or why something was important, changed his approach and often used his sense of humor to make going to each lesson fun. To summarize, Mel did a great job with our dog and with training us. He was worth every penny spent and I would recommend his services without hesitation. Thanks to Mel, we will have a great dog for many years to come.
    - BECKY W.
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    PARAMOUNT DOG TRAINING
    I e-mailed Mel with our situation and he promptly e-mailed back. We set up an initial consultation for our son's one year old English Bulldog, Buckie. Our situation was a little different as we are only babysitting our son's dog on an intermittent basis now and don't know if we will be keeping him more than the next week. Buckie has been back and forth from us to our son over the past month, so nothing has been consistent for him. We set up the consultation just in case we may be keeping Buckie for an uninterrupted extended period of time, possibly six to eight months. We needed help to have Buckie fit in with our older dog and two cats. He's a sweet, lovable dog but way too much puppy and too active and dominant for our older dog. And the cats, well that's another story altogether! We were absolutely amazed at what Mel was able to accomplish in the one hour session he had with Buckie. In fact, my husband and I just kept looking at each other in amazement that Mel had Buckie obeying him, walking with him and staying on command. All without shouting, bribing or threatening. Mel was fantastic and really knows his profession. Mel easily accomplished in one hour what we had been trying to accomplish for weeks with every method but the right one. And we weren't successful at all. Since our consultation we have been able to put to use all of Mel's suggestions and are very grateful for his help. Mel outlined the training he recommended for Buckie with the price, times etc. and put no pressure on us. He said we could call him if and when we needed him. We won't know for a few weeks if we will be keeping the "granddog" for an extended period of time but we will absolutely sign up with Mel if we do. I would highly recommend Mel and Paramount dog training.
    - NEDYNE D.
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    PARAMOUNT DOG TRAINING
    I liked everything. It was awesome. He was able to train that I didn't think could be trained. It took several training sessions. I would highly recommend him. It is a little pricey, but it is well worth it.
    - Sandy G.
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    BODEMER'S CANINE TRAINING
    EXCELLENT! AFTER ATTENDING TWO OTHER LOCAL DOG TRAINING CLASSES, BARB'S CLASSES STAND OUT! BARB IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND POLITE. SHE ATTENDS TO THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF EACH DOG AND THEIR OWNER. SHE HAS A UNIQUE "STAY POSITIVE" APPROACH; EMPHASIZING KIND, POSITIVE AND EFFECTIVE DOG TRAINING. BOTH DOGS AND OWNERS HAVE FUN. SHE HAS HELPED ME SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE OUR DOG'S BEHAVIOR.
    - KATE AND MARK K.
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    CLASSIC ACADEMY OF CANINE LEARNING
    THIS IS MY SECOND EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH CAROLE LAWSON AND HER STAFF. THEY HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFUL, FRIENDLY AND PROFESSIONAL DURING MY TIME SPENT WITH THEM. I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANY PET OWNER LOOKING FOR TRAINING.
    - NANCY H.
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