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Here's some of the feedback we've recieved from our clients...
and Marian, Zeeland: "We are very thankful that we found
Kathy and started working with her. She was not only patient with
our dog, but she also was very kind and patient with us. It was
very frustrating in the past when we called Penny to come and she
ignored us. Kathy showed us how to use positive reinforcement to
change this and now Penny actually comes running when we call. Its
obvious she loves working with dogs and now we enjoy working with
our dog also."
Bob and Sandy, Grand Rapids: "What a difference
this training has made. We went from thinking our terrier was untrainable
to realizing he just didnt understand what we wanted. It is
much easier working with him now that we know how to motivate him."
Kelsey, Rockford: "I had never heard of clicker training
before and didnt know what to expect. Since I started using
the clicker with Jake he has improved so much and, even more importantly,
we are both having so much fun."
Figurski: "Originally from Pennsylvania, I was transferred
to Grand Rapids for work. My 2 dogs did not necessarily handle the
transition from a house with a large yard to an apartment very well.
Specifically, my 5 year old Collie-Shepherd mix became somewhat
aggressive toward others because he could not understand that the
building was shared. I enlisted Kathys help and now wish I
would have called her sooner! In one meeting, she taught me to understand
the behaviors that I had been struggling with for months. As a psychologist,
I quickly realized that Kathys positive reinforcement techniques
were exactly how I help parents understand their children. I truly
appreciated her thoroughness prior to the first meeting so that
she had a game plan the moment she walked in my door. Over the next
2 sessions, Kathys warm and calm demeanor allowed me to feel
comfortable with my challenges and open to learning how to resolve
them. Training was primarily geared toward the Collie-Shepherd mix;
however, all of the techniques were applicable to my Beagle as well.
Im happy to say that my dog no longer exhibits aggressive
behaviors. Kathy has equipped me with the knowledge and skill set
needed to understand my dogs behavior and how to work to create
positive change. While my training efforts continue, I feel that
I am a more confident and competent owner. I could not be more pleased
with my experience!" Click
here for a larger photo of Aidan and Baxter.
Colin and Lyndsey Nelson: "Thanks so much, Kathy, for
your help and advice with Chaco. He has really taken to the clicker
training. He is doing so well with a lot of the things you showed
us. He continues to improve with walking too. We really appreciated
your approach to working with Chaco and explaining to us your methods.
Chaco has become much more attentive to us and way more obedient.
Thanks again for your help! We will be in contact if he discovers
any new and fun little tricks that we need to adjust!" Click
here for a photo of Chaco.
Marlene: "Thank you so much for your excellent training with me and my wild boy, Ben. We've gone from dreading walks to having great fun practicing our new behavior skills. He actually listens to me now. You said the light will go on and it did – for both of us." Click
here for a photo of Ben.
and Lois Livasy: "Kathy, Just a note to let you know how
much we appreciated the time you spent teaching us how to train
Jake. Your patience and thoroughness made our time together very
productive. Jake is starting to respond to many different training
situations. He appears to enjoy the training, sometimes like a game
and sometimes to think and figure out what he needs to do to make
us happy. The positive approach makes every session enjoyable for
us as well as for Jake. What started out as just a way to get Jake
to walk nice on a leash has become a new way of interaction with
Jake affecting all of our time with him. Jake will miss your visits.
He sure did like to show off what he learned between visits and
was usually on his best behavior except when he had some of those
"in your face moments" that you ignored so effectively.
Here is a picture that Jake wanted you to have so you wouldn't forget
him. He says thanks too!" Click
here for a larger photo of Jake.
Jessica, Andrew, Toby, and Jasper: "Kathy was very helpful
with our 2 dogs, Toby and Jasper. She taught us some more advanced
behavior training, clicker training, help with one of our dog's
resource guarding, and assisted preparing our dogs for our coming
first baby! Her methods were always gentle and positive and we learned
something new each session!" Click
here for a photo of Toby and Jasper.
Liz, Mark, Andy, Dave & Franklin: "Thank you so much for the work you did with our family to help us with Franklin. He is turning into such a great family dog. We are so grateful that you are able to help us make a good dog a great dog. Your work is amazing. Keep up the good work." Click
here for larger photos of Franklin.
Steve and Lisa, Wyoming: "Kathy helped us see that we
were actually rewarding Daisy for jumping up on us when we came
home. Since we started following her advice, Daisy has made great
progress and we dont dread opening the door!"
Chris, Allendale: "Kathy, I cant believe
how much progress Sadie has made after just one session. She started
calming down shortly after you arrived instead of barking and running
around as usual the whole time we have anyone over. We tried to
take a group class before but we were too distracted by the other
dogs and owners. The in-home training let us concentrate on what
we wanted to work on. I appreciate your knowledge of how dogs learn
and your patience in training both Sadie and me."
Melissa: "I contacted Kathy to help us with our two rescue dogs Gem (from New Hope Rescue in Lansing) and Jezzel (from Pet Tales Rescue in Grand Rapids). Our main concerns were constant barking and not coming when they were called. Kathy came to our house and worked with myself, my husband and even included our 5 year old son in the trainings sessions. She was not only able to teach us the skills we needed to get their behaviors under control, she explained to us why the strategies work and the reason behind them. This was huge for understanding many other areas of dog behavior. Every session she was able to give us new knowledge to help our dogs achieve certain goals. The more work we put in and practiced with them the better the strategies worked. I am so thrilled to have met her and been able to work with her to help us learn about dog behavior! Thank you Kathy for all your hard work and expansive knowledge!" Click
here for a larger photo of Gem & Jezzel.
Marcus, Grand Rapids: "Thanks for making training so
simple and understandable. A previous trainer said I would need
to use a choke collar to control my Rottie but that seemed to make
him upset and harder to control. Now that Im rewarding him
for making correct choices, he is much happier and easier to work
with. We are able to take walks without worrying about how he will
react if we see other dogs and this has definitely reduced my stress
The Westphals: "Thank you so much, Kathy, for coming out to our house! Our schedules don’t allow for a regular class, and your ability to work around our schedule was fantastic. We were able to work with Charlotte in “her” environment, with all the distractions and challenges that we normally face with her. You were quickly able to give us great tools and skills to get her to behave much more obediently. She now comes to us without much effort, and is learning to go on walks in a more relaxed manner. It has been fun trying out new things, and learning how to encourage her. We highly recommend you to anyone looking for a fun and positive way to teach and interact with your dog." Click
here for larger photos of Charlotte.
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if you're ready to get started, give Kathy a call right now at 616-784-6917.