My dog, a blue heeler mix and I, had gone to classes and agility training together. He would do amazing, and then come home and wouldn't listen to the point that he would start to endanger himself. Discipline techniques, or words like 'Off' were out the door with him. Then, we found Central Coast OLK9, and he's still the same dog but now listens beautifully. Katie was an amazing trainer and communicator. I'm blown away with the progress that would have seemingly taken years, that happened in 2 short weeks. Our dog's happiness is our family's happiness! Thank you, thank you!
Let me preface this by saying that, like most owners, I thought my dog was not a bad dog and that she just needed some special attention. Ariel at Central Coast Dog Trainers gave my dog the attention and patience she needed. After two years of training with trainers we found through our community, big name pet stores, and expensive private courses, my partner and I were ready to lose hope and come to terms with the fact that our Hunter, a two year old German Shepherd, was just too energetic to be tamed. Then we contacted Molly at Central Coast Dog Trainers and explained our issues to her. She assured us that Hunter was absolutely not a bad dog and that they were more than willing to assess her issues. From the get go, this company assures you that your baby will be taken care of. From my consultation call with Ariel before she picked up Hunter to the pick up to her drop off two weeks later, Ariel stayed in contact with us and updated us throughout the entire process. While Hunter was gone, we received videos of how her training was going, new tricks she learned, and exercises in discipline. Not only was she taught discipline, but Ariel took Hunter to new places and introduced her to new experiences. (The dog beach, hikes, etc.!) It’s been a few weeks since she has been returned to us and Hunter is the same gorgeous soul we love, but much less anxious and far more obedient than we expected her to be. This entire experience was worth every penny and so beneficial to Hunter. My partner and I are so thankful to Ariel and Central Coast Dog Trainers.
I am so happy with the amazing training that our young Havanese pup Chester received. AMAZING! I checked out 4 board and train programs and elected Central Coast because Ariel, our trainer, was delightful- training is obviously her passion :) Also the training is for a lifetime. If we continue to use the methods, CCDC will give free refreshers if needed. That gave me great confidence with our investment. Ariel came to our house when convenient for me and loved on Chester while listening to me ramble about our sweet dog. She got to know him, and he happily left with her. Chester lived with her for 2 weeks and had multiple training sessions, walks, beach play, and play dates with other dogs. He left our house a bit puppy crazy. I homeschool our 3 young boys and I found his behavior at times stressful, distraction and difficult to manage. He didn’t like to be in his crate, he would randomly pee the house, he would never stay in one place- he pretty much floated everywhere in his puppiness :) Chester is a super pup but needed more training than I could provide. We received daily updates and encouraging videos/pictures. He looked so happy in the pictures. He was learning sit, down, come, heel, place and break. On leash and off leash. Gradually he worked on ignoring distractions with those commands and retention of his skills from a distance. 2 weeks later, Cheater returned a happy, well-behaved dog with a purpose, a job. He joyfully could obey all above commands. He looks proud! A simple word and motion with “place” and he trots to his crate and lays down calmly. And he will stay, with the door open. Amazing. My husband walked OFF LEASH with him for about an hour in people, on the beach, up stairs, on the street with cars. Chester was perfect-calmly walking right by his side. This is all incredible and worth the investment. We are a happier family with a happier pup. CCDC exceeded our expectations and I highly recommend this program. We are all so thankful! Thank you Ariel!!!
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