I would highly recommend Clever Paws to anyone looking for a professional trainer. Allison’s first class services, advice, knowledge and professional training skills left nothing to be desired! She created an upbeat safe learning environment in which I and my dog thrived! She was willing to travel to work in the areas I wanted to train in, was willing to accommodate my unique needs and never failed to come up with creative ways of making me and my dog successful. Looking back to the beginning of our six week course, I am staggered by the leaps and bounds we have made in both of our level of competency; me in my training skills, and my dog in her trained behaviors. I would highly recommend Allison and Clever Paws to anyone looking for the services of a professional trainer!
We appreciated the tailored focus – addressing our particular concerns rather than a generic approach.
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All of it! We really needed someone to work with us in our home and see our dogs in their daily environment in order to understand their dynamic, challenges etc. We have seen a big difference in our dogs even after 5 sessions. They are more confident and so are we. That in itself makes a big difference to our everyday interactions with the dogs and reduces some of the stress we were feeling. We didn’t feel we had tools to lead our dogs – or the confidence - and now we do.
When I first rescued Cybil, she was intelligent but insecure, had no manners and had been recently abandoned by her original owners. She had difficulty adjusting to life in my home with our senior Great Dane, Ghostie, and we knew we needed help to integrate her effectively into our home. She was a wonderful dog, she just needed to be given a chance at happiness and some serious confidence building behavior modification. I found EXACTLY what I wanted and what Cybil needed at Clever Paws Training! Within a two week period, Cybil went from snapping at her new brothers' face unprovoked, to cuddling with her new spotty friend and wanting to learn to trust. After this training session, I just knew she would benefit from additional positive reinforcement training with Clever Paws in their basic obedience course. The course was easy to follow at home and I loved being able to have Allison come to us so Cybil could initially learn in her own environment. She would become so excited when she knew Allison was coming over to teach her! It became just one more thing for her to look forward to every week. I highly recommend Clever Paws training for anyone who wants to build confidence and strengthen the bond between themselves and their dog! Not only did Cybil learn the basic behaviors I wanted her to know, she and I communicated in a new and wonderful way and became closer than ever. She's also so much more loving and caring with her brother, Ghostie, and they're practically inseparable. Thank you Allison and Clever Paws for giving SO much more than the tools to teach my dog!! She's a happier more confident baby girl and I owe it all to you!!!