Kerry is a passionate and talented dog trainer and it’s a joy to watch her work! She has an innate ability to see the world from a dog’s perspective. She knows exactly what each animal needs in order to reach their potential and can vary her training approach for each individual dog. She has worked with every type of behavior problem imaginable. She’s rehabbed dogs that are aggressive, insecure, fearful, anxious, hyper and reactive.
Not only does she excel at intense behavior modification cases, but she also does a wonderful job raising puppies and teaching polite manners and reliable obedience to young and adult dogs. I could go on and on….Kerry is patient, adventurous, knowledgeable, caring, reliable, confident, passionate, positive, creative, dedicated, consistent, and so much fun to work with. I highly recommend Kerry and Flash Dog Training! She’s awesome! P.S. Thank you, Kerry, for all of your help training Hoodie 🙂 I have learned so much from you!
Flash Dog Training, LLC.
4300 Newcombe St.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
I recently adopted a loving 2-year-old Lhasa Apso/terrior mix dog from a rescue and, with exception to taking walks, he was a dream. About two weeks after adopting my dog, he suddenly refused to climb hills or walk about 100 paces away from my apartment without protesting. After a single one-on-one home visit from Brett, my dog was fine. Brett showed me how to properly lead him and how to counter his stubbornness.
In my opinion, Brett is not only a Dog Savant, but also a Human Savant. He reassured me, provided constructive criticism, and gave me all the tools I needed to be lead my dog confidently. He is also great about answering questions over the phone or via text before/after your appointment.
Suffice to say, I highly recommend him. He is worth penny! I’ll be back for future lessons with him. His work surpassed my expectations and he completely fixed the problem in one session.
Call Brett NOW! Searching for a dog trainer is not easy. Out of chance, we called Brett for our 5 year old Terrier mix…. we are extremely lucky we came across his yelp page.
We have used three other trainers with very little progression in calming Napoli’s leash aggression, improving socialization skills, and decreasing anxiety.
After the FIRST session with Brett we understood why Napoli is so reactive and how we can correct the behavior without treats!!
For Napoli’s situation, the treats were making the situation worse. Before Brett we had no idea how to deal with her behavior without using treats. No more treat pouches and messy pockets for us!
The Dog Savant 3807 Alomar Dr. Sherman Oaks, CA (310) 227 1424
My husband and I adopted a mixed breed dog named Jamo while we were overseas several years ago and he’s been a delight to have with one major exception: he has pretty serious leash aggression. When he sees another dog while he’s being walked on leash, he cannot control himself and acts out in a fit of doggy rage – barking, snarling, lunging, etc.
We had tried other training programs and dog trainers, with minimal success. Jamo was still acting out on leash and we felt like we had wasted our time and money. Then we ran across Karen’s company online and decided to give her a try. Karen was prompt, professional, and she was confident that we could correct his leash aggression.
Within the first day of consultation and training, he displayed an immediate change in behavior we did not know was possible. Karen showed us that not only was our dog capable of correcting his behavior, but that he was capable of this the whole time! We just needed the tools to craft his behavior in a more positive direction, and Karen gave us those tools.
She left us with specific instructions, a packet of information, and her contact information in case we needed to get in touch with her for any sort of follow up. It still took daily training sessions with Jamo to get him to where he is today, but the difference we’ve seen in his behavior is nothing short of amazing. We can enjoy our daily walks with him now, instead of always being nervous of how Jamo will react when we run into other dogs. Karen has tremendously improved our quality of life.
My husband and I are extremely happy with Karen’s training expertise and the results far exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Mango Dogs to anyone who is looking for a skilled and experienced dog trainer in the DC area. Karen is the best!
Mango Dogs DC 13th st NE Washington DC 20017 202-255-8569 Karen@mangodogsdc.com
Angel is doing great! Thanks for everything. It’s amazing how calm when people come over or when we’re heading out for a walk. And today we met two dogs along the way. She sat right away and never even whimpered as they walked by.
I would SWEAR you replaced my dog with a calm one!
He is a COMPLETELY different dog! I swear this morning when I forgot to make him wait when going out the back door and he sat on his own and didn’t come out and was looking at me like “tell me what do”. I am amazed at the turn around. If I didn’t know better I would SWEAR you replaced my dog with a calm one!
I am sure there have been times when you as a dog owner becomes increasingly frustrated with your dog. Your dog doesn’t want to obey your commands and do as you say. Even with trying to coax your canine, sometimes it still does not work leaving you hopeless!
All dogs have behavioral problems. It does not matter what breed you own, you will run into a roadblock with trying to get them to stop their bad behavior. There are just some times where you have to put your foot down and roll with the punches. Your dog will either do what you say or you’ll ship him out. Of course, if you are a dog lover like me which you already probably are, you won’t be doing the latter!
Dogs are still and will always be man’s best friend, but they also have to act like it. Increasingly bad behavior will not help them stay in the good graces of their owner. Dog owners that are looking for a solution to the madness will need to adapt to behavioral training methods that will make your dog do a 360-degree turnaround.
Having a dog is unlike having any other pet. When you have a dog you must get interested in the training process. If you hate the thought of dog training a goldfish may be a better choice.
You see, training is always happening. You are either training your dog or your dog is training you.
Don’t believe me?
Here are six common ways your dog will train you:
1. Your dog will train you to hang on and use all your strength when you go for a walk.
2. Your dog will train you to chase him around the coffee table when he steals underwear from the laundry basket.
3. Your dog will train you to push everything on your counters as far back as you can so he won’t grab anything within reach.
4. Your dog will train you to pay attention to him as he jumps on you and mouths your hands.
5. Your dog will train you give him attention when he barks and paws at you.
6. Your dog will train you to chase after him when he bolts out the front door.
So… you can let your dog train you, or you can follow the three most important words I tell every client I work with.
“On your terms.”
Train your dog to follow your terms.
Train your dog to walk on leash without pulling.
Train your dog to “Drop it” on command.
Train your dog to never grab stuff off your counters.
Train your dog to greet with four paws on the ground.
Train your dog to come when called.
Either you train your dog or your dog trains you.
And the best part is it’s not as hard as you may think. The majority of the dogs I work with only need three sessions. Some dogs just need one session.
I was thinking of all this after I read this Google review that came in last night:
“I honestly can not say enough about Eric and how he helped us with our adorable puppy! It sounds corny, but he literally changed our lives! We are the happiest and proudest dog owners now thanks to the terrific training Eric provided. Eric has the nicest way about him and it’s so obvious how much he loves dogs and just wants you and the dog to have the best quality of life. I highly, highly recommend Eric to anyone who loves their dog, but doesn’t want their dog to rule their life. Thank you Eric…you made us fall in love with our puppy all over again!”
How many sessions did I do with Kathleen?
Thanks for the awesome Google review Kathleen! I really appreciate it and everyone else who took the time to write one.
If you’re ready to teach your dog what your terms are start with a FREE consultation.
It’s easy. You can call 774-319-6451 or go here NEXT: Train Your Dog Today
Years ago I worked as a private investigator for a large security firm out of Boston.
My job was to work at different businesses undercover to root out any theft or illegal activities.
The job required socializing with employees to find out who was stealing or dealing drugs.
One night I was at a house hanging out drinking beers with a group from work when one of the guys got up, walked to the door and locked it. He made it clear no one was leaving.
Being in this situation helped me understand reactive behavior in dogs. You see, reactive behavior (dogs that flip out on leash) is a HUGE problem for scores of dog owners.
They have dogs that are walked at 11:30 PM to avoid any other dog or person. Most dog owners think they have a dog who can’t be helped which is sad because this problem can be an easy fix.
Dogs become reactive for three reasons:
Most of the time the root cause is OVERCOMPENSATION. The dog becomes crazy on leash for one main reason.
The dog can’t leave.
When your dog is on leash he can’t leave the situation if he wants to. Unless you have a Lab or Golden, your dog has a sense of personal space, just like you do.
Ever have someone stand too close to you?
It is uncomfortable.
But you have options. You can move backward. You can ask the person to not get so close. You can LEAVE the room.
A dog on leash is forced into situations which make him uncomfortable. Strangers always walk right up into your dog’s personal space and he is expected to deal with it.
KNOWING he can’t leave because of the leash, the dog will find strategies to deal with this. One way is to bark at the strange person or dog. A magical thing happens for the dog when he barks.
The stranger leaves. Or the owner moves the dog away from the stranger.
The dog quickly learns barking works! The barking becomes a little louder, then a little bolder, and before you know it, you have a bonefide, out of control, full blown reactive dog on your hands.
How do you think I got out of the jam I was in when I was working as an undercover investigator?
I acted way more confident than I was. My Catholic upbringing had me silently saying Hail Mary’s in my head to get out of there in one piece, but believe me… I was shaking in my shorts.
To help the reactive dog you need to provide leadership, obedience training, and defend your dog in situations where they may be uncomfortable.
If you think you’re dog is beyond help,nothing could be further than from the truth. Take a look at the videos I have on my website EricLetendre.com. There are dozens of before and after videos of dogs with serious reactive behavior that have been helped.
While you are there you can sign up for a FREE behavior consult.
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Palm Beach Florida is the go-to place for tourists looking for glamorous fun nights. Night life, elite social gatherings, luxurious hotels, extravagant shopping, etc., you can include all of these in your itinerary. Don’t have a Jaguar to explore every corner and every event in Palm Beach? No problem! West Palm Beach Limousine will drive you around and will even inform you about the best spots to check out so you don’t miss the special sights.
Here are some benefits of using West Palm Beach Limousine:
No stress journey.
Given the number of activities that you are planning to do in Palm Beach Florida, the last thing you want is to worry about driving. Having a reliable West Palm Beach limousine driver will allow you and your companions to relax during the entire trip. Our licensed drivers are also locals so they can give you tips about the hidden spots of the city, where to shop, what restaurant names are popular, and the current events that you shouldn’t miss. Put simply, they are not just drivers but tourist guides as well. Just relax in the passenger’s seat and enjoy the trip.
It is highly recommended to hire West Palm Beach limousine service when you are following a hectic schedule. We offer a flexible solution to clients who are extremely busy or to customers who want to try a spontaneous travel plan. The limousine service always arrives on time and always adheres to the scheduled hours of the client. More importantly, traffic worries are alleviated since the drivers know how to avoid routes where the traffic is too heavy.
Very affordable and highly reliable.
Limousine services should not be highly expensive. West Palm Beach limousine service is one of the most fairly priced services in the industry. However, affordable doesn’t mean mediocre customer treatment. At Fort Lauderdale Limousine, we make sure clients are relax and comfortable while journeying around Palm Beach Florida. No matter where the customer wants to go, whether in a glamorous fashion show or an extravagant shopping activity, we always strive to provide the best limo ride experience for our clients.
West Palm Beach Limousine, by far, has never been involved in vehicular accidents. Only professional limo drivers are trusted to handle client limousine needs. Have you ever heard of the saying that you place your life in the driver’s hand? We believe this is quite true that is why we want to ensure clients are safe and protected during the journey. The limousine cars are well-maintained and are always inspected by licensed car technicians. By doing these precautionary methods, West Palm Beach Limousine guarantees your safety and protection.
Convenient and practical.
Forget about parking space or parking fees issues. Hiring a limo service is the most convenient transportation option since you don’t need to spend time looking for available parking spaces and you don’t need to pay for fees as well. Bonus: don’t pay for gasoline refills and other incidental costs as well. In the long run, this is more practical and less expensive than hiring a cab or riding a bus.
Events and shows.
West Palm Beach Limousine will take you to the most elegant activities in Palm Beach Florida. If you don’t have any idea where to go or how to spend a lovely night, allow our drivers to give you tips and take you to the hottest spots of the city. We are also located near the most successful business establishments in Palm Beach. It will only take a couple of minutes to drive you to the next hot show and fun-filled event.
Scenic Palm Beach drive.
For people who hire limos for the purpose of exploring Palm Beach Florida, West Palm Beach Limousine is the top choice. We take you to the most breathtaking beaches of Florida. Experience the inner beauty of the place by visiting the stunning coastline of Palm Beach. There are too many stunning spots to see. Just allow us to take you and your friends there.
West Palm Beach Limousine offers an excellent limo driving service. Our goal is to let you have fun during the trip. Leave all the transportation problems to us. Focus your attention on having a great time on Palm Beach Florida with your family and friends.
Many people own log homes, and you too could be looking forward to joining the list. The charm of a place throughout the countryside with fresh air blowing throughout the day is something that you would find extremely desirable. However, there are a number of things, which you will be required to consider before you make a decision of investing in a place. You must remember that log homes will cost a lot of money and making an improper investment will leave you with plenty to worry about at sometime. Let us look at some of the factors that you will have to consider.
First of all, you must take into account the age of the place. Any log home that is in the region of 1 to 3 years old is likely to have some damages that will require repair. You may witness spots in the wood that may seem harmless but in fact, would be fungus that has infected the wood. There is a possibility that you could wipe away the spots with your hand and decide to ignore the same. However, cases have been noticed where it was determined that the spots were indeed black mold, which required cleaning with the use of chlorine.
It is possible that the place chosen by you could be surrounded by greenery of some kind. It is essential for you to leave such places alone because greenery close to the place can infect the wood with insects and leave it in a damaged condition. You may have to spend a large amount of money in order to get the place rectified. At the same time, it is also advised that you seek the opinion of a log home restoration company before you decide to make an investment in the place.
A log home certainly looks beautiful and will probably give you plenty of happiness after you have completed a purchase. However, the opposite will be true if you make a mistake. Therefore, try to avoid the stress and the expenditure that is involved and get advice that is required from an expert before you go ahead and purchase the place of your dreams.
A log home restoration expert will be able to determine whether the place chosen is fit enough for investment. They will make a full assessment of the place before giving you an opinion. It is also possible that they may recommend other places, which would be in better condition. Your objective must be to invest in a place that is good and will not trouble you with major expenditure within a short time of making the purchase. Make it a point to follow these points unless you have money to spare on repairs of a place.
Posted on behalf of http://restorelogs.com
This holiday season, as I’ve been doing my Christmas shopping, I’ve noticed that there have been more and more businesses trying to get my phone number. They want to start sending me texts. And guess what. It actually works! Almost every business that asks for my number so they can send me deals gets it! It seems that businesses have finally caught on and realized how much room there is to grow with text marketing. They have finally realized how essential texting can be to a good marketing strategy.
Good text marketing is key
There are always good and bad examples of using text marketing. Of course, if used properly, SMS can be a “valued component of a holistic marketing efforts,” according to the Next Web. You have to get customers to sign up for it with the new regulations, which means your customers also know how to quickly and easily get you to stop sending them text messages. If you don’t have a good text marketing strategy or if you aren’t sending valuable texts, customers will just drop you and never be willing to add you again. Here’s a couple of examples of good and bad text marketing:
Bad – Starbucks
I signed up for Starbucks text marketing, so I could be notified every time they had some sort of deal. Then, the texts began coming. Never did I get a text that I found valuable to me. I was hoping to get discount texts or to know when there was some kind of new promotional beverage going on. Instead, they sent texts telling me to go buy drinks and buy gift cards for my friends. If I was an avid Starbucks shopper, maybe I would have liked it, but I really only go there every once in a while, and this didn’t make me want to come back in. Instead, I unsubscribed because of how annoying the texts were.
Good – Costa Vida
Costa Vida is a restaurant chain that is still fairly small but is expanding. One time, I signed up for text alerts. A couple of times a month, they text me deals on food, such as a smothered burrito for $3 off all day, which is a pretty good deal, I’d say. As soon as I get that around 10 in the morning, I change my lunch plans and head into Costa Vida. Good text marketing will get the customer in the door and not just tell them to buy your product.
What you can do
The most important thing for you to do is to get started right now with good text marketing. As more businesses are doing it, you will want to get started right away to beat the competition. There is still a lot of opportunity to grow and expand your marketing efforts in the texting industry, but you may start losing those opportunities if you don’t get started right away. After enough time, there will be so much text marketing going on that if you weren’t there in the beginning, you won’t be able to get in at all. Get started today to make sure you don’t get left behind.
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