..you have my vote every single time! I have told several people about you that are having issues with their dogs. If it weren’t for you, I probably would have taken my precious Cocoa Puff to the pound and regretted it forever, but you instilled the confidence and knowledge in me that was necessary for the special needs of my Husky. Now she and I are happier than ever and the balance which was desperately needed, has once again been restored to our home. I will forever thank you for the gift that you have given me and the things you taught me. EVERYTHING that you taught me I use on a daily basis and I've seen the difference in my dog and in myself.
Brandi S. & "The Puff "
"Amazing morning with Ann as her recent photos with the small dogs show. These dogs and their humans were all afraid of each other. With our wonderful guidance we can now all get along. Thank you and what a difference you made for us." Johanna Miller
Ann has trained now 3 of our dogs. Its hard being without them but when they come home after being with her its totally worth the time away! Thank you Ann for taking care of my fur babies and training them to be the best they can be and retraining me to be the best I can be as well! ~ Kelly S.
Our husky Dakota came home from the stay and train program a completely different dog (in a great way)! Ann is very knowledgeable and breaks down everything into easy to follow steps. Would highly recommend it to anyone who is having a difficult time with their pups!~Tyler W.
Dear Ann, We want to tell you that we really enjoyed attending your Canine Good Citizen training class with our dogs Rosie and Scooter. The class was well organized and helped us really bond with our dogs in the proper sense; that we are the pack leaders. Your class was also a lot of fun due to your firm, yet relaxed control of the curriculum, your knowledge of dogs, and your great sense of humor. We were so gratified that by following your training tips, both Rosie and Scooter easily passed all the tests required to be granted the title of Canine Good Citizen! Since shortly after graduation, Rosie and Scooter have been volunteering as therapy dogs at an assisted living facility near our residence. Both dogs really took to this type of activity and they, as well as the residents, look forward to each visit with much anticipation. Little did we know at the time we took your class that not only our lives but the lives of so many other people would be so enriched!
~Marian and Steve (and Rosie and Scooter)
Thank you for your dedication to my family’s happiness. As you know our Husky Willow, and Akita Maddie are Lindsay’s and my “children”; we want nothing more than for them to live happy, playful lives free of stress and aggression. I completely believe that you are responsible for changing my wife’s and my thinking, attitude, and behavior, for the better, in regard to owning and raising well behaved dogs and being good dog owners.
During our initial phone call, when I informed you of the aggressive behavior my dogs had started to show towards each other, you were able to give me assurance that no canine handler/trainer was able to provide (they thought that a husky is too stubborn and an Akita too aggressive to fix). Here I had a 6 month old Akita puppy and a 7 year old husky that no longer could be together unsupervised without us coming home to a furry bloody mess; but you assured me that you are capable of addressing and solving any dog issue and you have completely surpassed my expectations in what I believed could be done. With a combination of pack therapy for Maddie, and what I would call dog ownership 101, you transformed my house, my home from a place of uncertainty, and unsure energy, into a place with absolute positive energy and no question of who the alphas were. Thank you for that.
At the peak of our family’s turmoil, the horrendous thought of, “are we going to have to give Maddie up” crossed Lindsay’s and my mind. The thought alone still makes me upset, but you gave us hope, and informed us that it was our attitudes and our behavior that needed some help as well. Your candid attitude and ability to get to the root of a problem is commendable and I thank you for calling me out and addressing my mediocre behavior when you saw it as a problem for our dogs. Thank you for teaching Lindsay and I how to be the Masters of our home.
It is now 6 months after both of the dogs passed their Canine Good Citizen test, thanks to your class. By implementing and maintaining the habits that you taught us, we have not had one incident or even a close call with the dogs. They pass each other in close quarters without a second glance, they give each other space at the water bowls and it seems as if they know what would upset the other and then avoid that action. It is simply unbelievable. Thank you for helping us. Thank you for making it possible to keep both our dogs. We are so lucky and grateful to have a person like you in our life. Thank you for making our home peaceful and calm. Thank you for changing our life.
We are forever grateful,
Tommy, Lindsay, Willow and Maddie Burden