I was blown away by how much I gained!
Steve breaks down dog training into easy to digest/understandable analogies and examples. His insight into dog behavior have given us more confidence with our new pup (young adult rescue from a shelter). Not only does he give you the basics though, he teaches you for the future as well with what-if scenarios to set you up for success. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting initially but i was blown away by how much I gained. Now I can see the lifetime support is invaluable. This isn’t dog training in the classic sense, its much better than that and the value for money cant be overstated.
Steve came out to our house and worked with our 15 month old Golden Retriever puppy. He taught us many skills to work and achieve the desired results without yelling or force. It has worked liked a charm and Carson is already starting to listen better. Steve stayed past the time we paid for just so he could answer all our questions and get through everything. He did a great job and we highly recommend him! Thank you Steve!!
Steve was amazing to work with during our VIDEO SESSION
Steve was amazing to work with during our video session. He was so patient with me and my almost 6 month old shihpoo, Coco. He explained things to me that were easy to understand and made sense. He made me feel comfortable and gave great info— he was super fast at responding to my emails during the process and I never felt like I was a bother to him. You can tell he really loves animals and loves what he does. I am very excited and looking forward to a more behaved puppy in the future! I am extremely hopeful now, thanks to Steve. So happy our family chose him! : )
Steve is the one to call for quality dog training
It’s been three weeks since we contacted Steve and received our training. Steve is a very personable man, well spoken and humorous. He explained the “whys” of our dog’s seemingly aggressive behavior and how to get things back on track. As well as changing our dog’s way of thinking, it was necessary to tweak our own behavior and responses to our dog. Calm, consistent and consequence has become our mantra. Our dog is much more likely to follow our commands when our response is calm. He “kennels up” quickly and follows when told “this way”. Biting and snapping behavior has lessened greatly and I’m confident that with our continued instruction, it will phase out completely. Steve is the one to call if you’re looking for quality dog training. He answers all your questions, gives suggestions of how to change your dog’s behavior and stays overtime until you are confident working with his program. We highly recommend Steve!
After one day our dog was calmer, less frustrated and more obedient
Steve was very knowledgeable, clear, quick to respond and eager to help with our situation. He exceeded our expectations. We saw improvement in our dog (Rescued Pitt Bull) immediately. The day after Steve’s visit our dog was calmer, less frustrated and more obedient. Can’t thank him enough for his help!
Steve was very patient with my pups & our chaotic household
Steve was very patient with my pups & our chaotic household. He immediately regrouped any situation that elevated throughout the time he was there & insured that before he left, we were confident in the information/training that he offered. I will be recommending him to all of my friends & family members looking to regain leadership of their pups! Thank you, Steve.
Steve helped me understand how my dog thinks
He was great! He gave me the tools to better control my sweet but overexcited dog. He also helped me understand how my dog thinks and what triggers his behaviors. I definitely recommend him.
Steve was very kind and patient
He explained everything in detail. He was very kind and patient. He is very knowledgeable about how to make a pet and their trainer happy. I enjoyed the experience very much! Thanks so much!
Saw an immediate change in our dog
This was our first experience with a dog trainer and we are so grateful for Steve’s time. He spent so much time explaining our dog’s behavior and why he does what he does. He is very knowledgeable and patient with the process. He answered all of our questions and was thorough with his answers. We have seen an immediate change in our dog and look forward to continued success with his behavior as we put Steve’s recommendations into practice. Thank you, Steve!!!
Steve was amazing
Steve was amazing with not only Emma but also with the older dogs! Emma mastered the stairs in about 20 mins! She is super comfortable in her crate as well! Almost potty trained, no accidents today with being alone almost all day!
We loved working with Steve
We loved working with Steve! He was punctual and showed up right on time and was ready to get started right away. We felt very comfortable letting him know of our challenges with our big guy, Harold, and we were very pleased with all of the information he was able to provide. Even Harold, who is often scared of new people in the house, was comfortable enough around Steve to take a nap while we were chatting… this is not a normal occurrence for Harold as he is usually too on edge with strangers in the house to relax. We have already seen a difference in Harold’s behavior now that we have been implementing the new tactics that Steve explained to us. With consistency on my end with his training, I am confident that Harold’s unwanted behaviors will be a thing of the past in no time. Steve also gave me a great recipe for homemade dog treats which I made and Harold LOVES them! Thank you, Steve!
Steve is definitely a professional
Steve is definitely a professional and we are so glad that we chose to train our puppy with him. After our training session with Steve; it was like we had a completely different dog. Thank you, Steve, for listening to our concerns, for being so patient with us and making sure we were comfortable and confident with everything. We also appreciate that Steve continues to provide support if we ever need it in the future.
After one day with his methods, Ruby is a completely different dog
When I was looking for training for my lab mix Ruby I didn’t feel that she would get anything out of the experience from a franchise pet store so I started my search for dog trainers who knew how to read and work with dogs on a one to one level. Steve came to our apartment and showed us exactly how to handle Ruby. We already had a good base from watching a lot of Ceasar Millan (haha) but we needed more and Steve guided us. Even after one day with his methods, Ruby is a completely different dog. It will take time with her but now we have the confidence she will be a very well rounded dog.
Love Steve’s methods
Steve came to train my husband and I along with two of our three dogs. The biggest problem we had was barking and overall just not listening. Steve spent about 5 hours with us and by the time he left, the barking was under control, the dogs walked much better behaved and they were overall much calmer. Love Steve’s methods and I think as we practice these we will have the dogs we always wanted. Thank you, Steve!
Steve demonstrated and explained how to handle ALL of our dog concerns
My son contacted Steve because he was leaving for deployment and my husband and I were taking care of his dog for 6 months. I admit I was worried about this obligation and responsibility.
Steve arrived eager to help provide guidance and structure to our new “family”. He systematically demonstrated and explained how to handle ALL of our dog concerns. He was totally engaged with the training and provided valuable insight into canine behaviors and mannerisms.
I highly recommend Steve’s service to anyone who desires more discipline and positive behaviors from his or her dogs. You will become a happier and more confident dog caretaker!.
Already starting to see changes after only a few days
I was eager to get off on the right foot with my newly adopted dog and Steve came highly recommended from the rescue organization. Steve is professional and compassionate towards both dog and owner and was able to give me a timely appointment. I like the implementation of a home visit to help me understand how my dog relates to the home environment and ways to deal with some of the inherent challenges and take advantage of the areas of value. He helped me reinforce some of my own helpful behaviors and provide feedback on those that are less helpful as I interact with my dog. Steve also provides a very good, intuitive lifestyle structure/rules to live by for me to work on with my dog. All of the work is up to me and my dog over the long term, I feel confident that we are off to a good start because of Steve’s guidance. I am already starting to see subtle but important changes after only a few days!
So nice having Steve come to the house
Steve was great! We had just adopted a two month German Shepherd pup (about 3 months at the time of training) and we had questions about how to ensure we trained her properly at an early age. We also have an 8-year-old Pomapoo who is a good dog but needed to be retrained in some ways so that we could set the example of being the ones in charge of both dogs. Steve responded quickly and was able to fit us in for our preferred date/time. It was so nice having him come to the house because we could apply techniques to real life things we were experiencing. He spent a ton of time with us and worked with both dogs. He also had some great suggestions on training leashes/harnesses. They’ve made a huge difference on our walks!
After just a couple hours our puppy was calmer with us
We’re so grateful for Steve’s help! We needed to curb the biting and jumping from our adorable but rowdy puppy before we welcomed our first child in 6 weeks. Steve came over and gently showed us we were unknowingly teaching her some bad habits. After just a couple hours she was calmer with us and more confident on walks. His tips are easy to implement and are already proving to be a lifesaver. Absolutely recommend!
48 hours we are already feeling and seeing a difference
My 2 male french bulldogs were showing signs of aggression towards each other. Found Steve on thumbtack – and I couldn’t be more grateful First – he agreed to come during off hours (which is when my dogs act up). Second – he scheduled us into school. Third – within minutes of meeting our dogs, he assessed the situation and immediately started working with all of us (dogs and humans alike). Two days into working his program you could feel and see a change! I wouldn’t hesitate to hire or invite him into our home again!
Steve was so quick to respond to our distress signal!
The whole family had a great training experience
LunaBelle, Comet and the whole family had a great training experience. We are looking forward to using the training we received to help keep our pups on the right track. Steve is knowledge, kind, and really cares about the dogs.