I was skeptical when a friend referred me to Lisa for help with my dog. I had tried using treats and they hadn't worked. But I reluctantly scheduled a lesson. Wow. Lisa not only taught me why my dog was barking at other dogs on walks, but why the things I'd tried hadn't worked, and how to teach him what I wanted to do instead. She taught me about different types of rewards to use with my dog - he LOVES tug! And he now drops the tug immediately, thanks to the exercise Lisa taught me. I have never been more happy to be proven wrong.
After months of training at another school, we still struggled with our dog. Lisa changed how we saw our dog and how we thought about training. We instantly saw results! It was amazing! I know we have a long way to go, but we are so impressed with Lisa's ability to correct our training mistakes without making us feel bad or incompetent.
Lisa has changed how we interact, train, and care for our dogs in the most positive way! Our dogs are happier and more balanced because of what we have learned. We regularly recommend Lisa to our friends, family, and even strangers we have met in dog parks or on walks with our dogs.
I didn't think I would ever be able to control my dog. After working with Lisa, I've been taught the skills to have that control of her and am now able to enjoy my dog! Lisa is always willing to go the extra step to help each dog and work on their individual training needs.
I want to thank you for the insightful knowledge and excellent one-on-one training you provided for our family. Our great dane had developed fearful behavior that was becoming aggressive. Owning a giant dog is a huge responsibility and my husband and
I were concerned we get the best help possible. You were wonderful! You explained how our dog was thinking and what her behaviors meant. Then you taught us how to manage and help her. It was all positive training. We now can take our dog on walks and into previously uncomfortable situations and know how to make them successful and managed encounters. Thank you so much!
Whenever we would go for our walks, my dog would be aggressive towards other dogs. Once he started to lunge and bark at them, I would loose total control of him. I knew stop walking him is not an option, so another dog trainer/friend of mine suggested 4Paws University. We have made so much progress since day one of our lesson. Keanu responds to me a lot more and we are able to walk around McKinley park without almost any incident, and with loose leash!
My husband and I are both veterinarians. When we got our Doberman, there was no question where we would go train him. We have seen our own dog improve tremendously and have had a lot of fun. There have also been many canine patients that have had some remarkable improvements after working with Lisa.
We can't thank you enough for providing an excellent framework for learning to work and live cooperatively and relatively effortlessly with our our German Shepherd Dog. She's a great dog and being able to manage her given her size and willfulness is a great relief to us. We will be in touch for future lessons and will highly recommend your services to others in need.
Lisa was so instrumental in making our problematic pet into a well adjusted one, I don't know what we would have done without her!
This is an excellent school for training your dog. My dog loves to train, and she is much calmer and intellectually stimulated due to the training. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!
You all helped me and my dog become an enjoyable team and still keep his great spirit. Every dog and owner should experience the great understanding and communication that can bring them so close. The positive training should be used by every dog owner, it works!!!! Try it you'll love it.