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GERMAN SHEPHERD TRAINING PHOENIX

GERMAN SHEPHERD TRAINING IN PHOENIX

Many German Shepherd Dog owners in Phoenix are looking for training. This working breed makes a great family pet. Similarly, the German Shepherd makes a good guard dog. This breed is often used as a working dog in law enforcement and the military.

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Dog Training in Phoenix for German Shepherd Dogs My first dog that I trained was a German Shepherd named Max. I was about 9 years old and my father was a police officer that bread and trained German Shepherd Dogs. As a result, I learned to love this breed of dog. I followed in my fathers foot steps as a dog trainer. My love of this dog and obedience training set me in the direction of competing in and putting AKC obedience titles on my dog. Consequently, this was the start of my experience in formal dog training.  

OBEDIENCE TRAINING IN PHOENIX FOR YOUR GERMAN SHEPHERD 

I offer very high end training for dogs in Phoenix and the Phoenix Metro area. As a result, I offer East Vally Dog  Training in Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe and Mesa Arizona.  I also offer Dog and Puppy Training in the West Valley. Some of the West Valley cities I provide Dog Training in are Peoria Glendale, Surprise, Goodyear,  Litchfield, Litchfield Park and Avondale Arizona.

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I provide training at Phoenix Dog Training  involves a lot of heavy distraction training. I don’t believe any dog is trained, or well trained until it can behave, listen and resound to commands when there are insane and crazy distractions going on around you and your dog.

 TRAINING FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION

This breed of dog is know most popularly as a police dog. Therefore, it is often used for police and military work.  The breed makes for a great working dog with intelligence,  stamina, drive, and an all around strong desire to have a job. However, this does not mean every German Shepherd will make a good personal protection or guard dog.

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In every breed of dog you will have different temperaments in dogs. Consequently, one German Shepherd might me too dominant or aggressive. Similarly, another of the same breed may be too shy and timid. 

As a Dog Trainer in Phoenix, I often find myself working with this breed of dog and they can have a lot of far and anxiety. I have also worked with many that people wanted to be a person protection dog and the dogs temperament was too dominant and too aggressive. Good person protection guard dogs are not aggressive by nature. I often consult with people prior to getting a dog or puppy. Picking the right candidate for the right kind of work is critically important. I can not emphasize enough that breed of dog alone is not enough to do a certain job or task. In addition, the same advice holds true for picking a puppy or dog to be a Service Dog.

If you are looking for German Shepherd Training in Phoenix please give me a call.  I love this breed of dog and I enjoy helping dog owners train their German Shepherd Puppy or Dog to be the best dog they can be.  I work with all ages of dogs.  My speciality is dog aggression and dog anxiety.  There are no behavior problems that I can’t help. 

Call (602) 769-1411


Dog Training Phoenix Off-Leash Dog Obedience

DOG TRAINING PHOENIX

DOG TRAINING PHOENIX

DOG TRAINING PHOENIX provides the highest quality Dog Training, Puppy Training, Dog Aggression Training and Dog Behavior Modification.

We work with Dogs with aggression, dogs with anxiety and dogs with severe phobias.  Dog Training Phoenix also trains just plain old pet dogs that need to have basic manners and basic dog obedience training.

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Dog Training Phoenix has over 42 years of both professional dog training and competitive dog obedience training.

Dog Training Phoenix specializes in difficult to severe dog behavior problems and off-leash trained dogs that are reliable in the face of extreme distractions. 

If you have a dog that can not listen and behave as well as be reliable with it’s dog obedience commands, your dog is not safely or properly trained.

I realize there are leash laws, but a leash on a dog does not guarantee the behavior of a dog.  a dog on leash is restrained, not necessarily a trained dog.

CALL FOR IMMEDIATE HELP (602) 769-1411

Dog Training Phoenix Off-Leash Dog Obedience

Distraction Training in Dog Training is the most important aspect of dog training.  it is when there are big distractions that you really need your dog training to work reliably well.  We usually don’t have too much trouble getting the dog to listen when its just you and your dog inside the house all alone in the quiet of evening.

Where we often have difficulty in our dog training is when there are crazy and intense distractions when guests come to the home or when we are off property with our dogs.

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  • Do you have a dog that goes crazy when guests come to the house?
  • Do you have a dog that goes crazy on walks when ever a dog or person is approaching?
  • Do you have a dog that is barking excessively?
  • Do you have a dog that is hyper, jumping, or too excitable?
  • Do you have a dog that is aggressive towards dogs or people?
  • Do you have a dog that is fearful, shy, or has anxiety?
  • Do you have a dog that is destructive?
  • Do you have a puppy or dog that is difficult to potty train or house train?
  • Do you have a stubborn dog or a dog that just won’t listen?

DOG TRAINING PHOENIX BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

Perhaps you have a dog that has a very difficult dog behavior that typical dog trainers are not educated or experienced enough to help.  Phoenix Dog Training has the only Dog Behaviorist that Specializes in Canine Cognition, Dog Aggression and Dog Fears in the state of Arizona.

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DOG TRAINING PHOENIX IN-HOME PRIVATE DOG TRAINING

The best place to train your dog is at your own home with private in-home dog training.  most behavior problems occur at home, on property or in the neighborhood that you live in.  This is why you want to always opt for private in-home dog training versus any type of group dog training classes.

The worst place to begin training your dog is in group dog training classes.  It might sound like a good idea, and the cost might be less for dog training group classes, but our experience has proved to us that it is not a good idea to take dogs with little to no training and dog owners with little to no training being able to handle or train their dog, and put all of these unskilled dog owners and untrained dogs in a large group.

Dog Training Phoenix Dog Obedience Class

Rather than being able to successfully train your dog, you usually have chaos and very few dogs in the dog class get the proper dog training instruction that they need.

We get many dog owners that use our dog training services and they had already previously had been in group dog obedience classes before.  The common problem is that their dog won’t listen when distracted and their dog wont listen without bribing their dog with food.

DOG TRAINING PHOENIX DOES NOT RECOMMEND SENDING YOUR DOG AWAY TO A BOARD AND TRAIN FACILITY

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WARNING 28 DOGS DIE AT   DOG BOARD AND TRAIN FACILITY IN CAVE CREEK ARIZONA THAT WERE SENT TO THEIR DOG BOARD AND TRAIN PROGRAM.

It is very common for dogs to get injured, get sick, or even have a tragedy of dogs dying at dog board and train facilities. 

Many dogs come home from a dog training facility with ok obedience but soon revert back to their old behavior problems and patterns.  Dogs are very context specific learners.  What that means is that dogs tend to associate learning in context of location.  Dogs do much better with private in-home dog training.  You the dog owner needs as much training or even more training than your dog needs obedience training.

Be sure to read our Phoenix Dog Training Blog article on Dog Board and Train Programs in Phoenix Arizona. 

DOG TRAINING PHOENIX PUPPY TRAINING AND OBEDIENCE

We love training puppies at Dog Training Phoenix.  We start puppy training right away.  We have even begun to teach dog breeders the importance of starting to train puppies as early as three weeks of age.

Also you have from 3 weeks of age to 3 months of age to properly socialize your puppy and get your puppy exposed to other dogs, other animals, people, children, noises, textures, and the outside world that can be full of many fearful things for dogs.

Many people wait too long to get their dogs out in public and get them socialized and exposed to outside stimuli.  The result is they end up with a puppy that is anxious, fearful, phobic, or aggressive if not all of these.

Recently Dog Training Phoenix Dog Behaviorist and Master Dog Trainer Appeared on TV to discuss the Top 3 Mistakes People Make in Training their Puppy. Watch the Video Below.

CONTACT US TODAY FOR HELP TRAINING YOUR PUPPY OR DOG.

(602) 769-1411


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DOG TRAINING WITH MARKERS

MARKER TRAINING IN DOG TRAINING: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

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Marker Training is one of the most important aspects of dog training.  Marker Training is a communication system, a system of communication that pairs “markers” with behaviors, rewards, and consequences like a correction.

Phoenix Dog Training uses a Marker Training System with all of the clients we work with and all the dogs we help train.  Let me start by sharing the “markers” we use.

  • Clicker = Reward Marker
  • “Yes” = Reward Marker
  • “Ready” = Start Training Marker
  • “Ah Ah” = No Reward Marker
  • “Good” = Keep Going or Keep Doing What You Are Doing (Duration) Marker
  • “Break” = Done Training Marker

MARKER TRAINING CUES

A “Marker” used in Dog Training as a System of Marker Training, is a way to communicate important information to the dog during training.  These “markers” or signals are very powerful when used correctly.

A “marker” can be auditory, visual, tactile, and can even be a smell.  Typically the two most common markers are the word “YES” or a “CLICKER.”  The other most common “marker” is “GOOD.”

The “marker” starts out with NO POWER.  In psychology and behaviorism, and when talking about learning theory and Operant Conditioning, the “marker” starts out as a neutral stimulus, meaning it has no value or no association.

REWARD MARKERS IN MARKER TRAINING

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Start with a typical “Reward Marker,” such as “Yes.”  Initially the word “Yes” means nothing to a dog.  However if we say “Yes” and then immediately give a food reward after saying yes, and we do this many times such as 50 times in a row, “yes” give a treat, “yes” give a treat, and keep repeating this over and over, the dog starts to learn that the word “Yes” signals to the dog that it will be getting a treat or food reward. by pairing the word “yes” with a treat every time in quick succession, the dog will now understand that “yes” means treat. 

Once the dog has been conditioned to the marker, (classical conditioning, or associative learning,) we can use the word “yes” to mark a desired behavior and that communicates to the dog immediately that the behavior gets a reward.

At this point, our marker has value once conditioned.  the food or the reward is the primary reinforcer.  The Marker Training marker word “yes” now is no longer a neutral stimulus but now is a conditioned stimulus.  The marker training marker word of “yes” becomes the conditioned reinforcer of the primary reinforcer, i.e., food.

That is the science behind marker training, but it is really simple.  We condition the dog that “yes” means treat by pairing the word “yes” with a treat many times until the dog knows that when we say “yes” a treat is coming.  “Yes” becomes the reward marker.  we say “yes” to mark the correct behavior and signal to the dog that it gets a treat for that behavior.

The advantage to using markers in training dogs is that marker training improves the clarity of communication between the dog and the dog owner or trainer.  Marker Training allows those who are training their dog to have great timing.

Timing is extremely important in dog training. Marker Training gives you an advantage in timing.  In dog training you have about zero to a half a second to pair a reward with the dog’s behavior for the dog to “connect the dots,” or understand that the treat was given because of the behavior. 

An example would be when perhaps we are teaching a dog to sit.  you have zero to a half a second to get the food reward in the dogs mouth once the dog sits.  Most Dog Owners and and many Dog Trainers are just not that fast.  If you don’t use a marker training system, you might be very late with the reward.  If you are late the dog will still like the reward, but the dog will have no idea that it was rewarded for the behavior it just did.  That’s right if you reward your dog two seconds after your dog sits, your dog will not associate the reward with the behavior.  TIMING IS EVERYTHING!

So far we have only been talking about a reward marker.  There are other markers we use in marker training when training dogs. Let’s look at some other markers that are typically used.

NO REWARD MARKER IN MARKER TRAINING

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A No Reward marker is exactly what it says.  in Marker Training a No Reward Marker signals to the dog that what it did is not correct and it will not be getting a reward.  I use the word “Ah Ah” in my dog training.  I have heard others use the word “Nope” or “No” as a No Reward Marker.

As with the Reward Marker “yes,” “Ah Ah” has no meaning or power until it is paired with or conditioned with something.  In this case it will be pared with the removal of a reward that the dog wants.  I condition the No Reward marker of “Ah Ah” by presenting food, and pull it away from the dog before the dog can get the food.  I say “Ah Ah” when pulling the food away. This also has to be done with great timing and with many repetitions in order for the dog to begin to understand that “Ah Ah” means it won’t get a reward, try again.  Once you have a conditioned No Reward Marker you can use this powerful marker to modify a dog’s behavior. 

KEEP GOING MARKER IN MARKER TRAINING

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Another marker I use in marker training is the word or marker, “Good.”  just like “yes” the word “Good” has no meaning and no value at all until paired with a reward many times until the dog associates “good” with getting a treat.” 

“Good” as a marker is used to signal or mark a behavior that we want the dog to keep doing.  The most used application for a Keep Going Marker in Marker Training is for duration of a “stay” command.  We say “Good” and give a treat to the dog who is maintaining a stay to reinforce that staying is what we want.

START TRAINING MARKER IN MARKER TRAINING

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Some trainers like to signal or mark to the dog that training is beginning.  Many do this by always saying “Ready” and getting the dog’s eye contact each and every time they start training.  This can be a great and powerful marker to signal to the dog that now is time to begin working.  

STOP TRAINING MARKER IN MARKER TRAINING

Marker Training Stop Training Marker

I like to signal to my dog when my dog is done training or done with a specific command or training exercise.  I use the stop training marker word of “Break” to signal or mark to my dog the end of training or exercise finished.

For example, let’s say my dog is on a Down Stay Command.  When I say “Break” my dog releases itself from the command and begins playtime.  Every time the dog is done, I say “Break” and I play with my dog.

Try Marker Training if you have never used markers.  for more information contact Phoenix Dog Training at (602) 769-1411


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BOARD AND TRAIN IN PHOENIX

BOARD AND TRAIN IN PHOENIX AZ

Board and Train in Phoenix AZ Dog Training

 

PHOENIX DOG TRAINING was one of the first dog training companies in Phoenix Arizona to offer a Board and Train in Phoenix AZ. Back decades ago, I actually coined the term “Dog Boot Camp” for Board and Train type Dog Obedience Training. There has been a great deal of popularity in the dog training field to do what is called Dog Board and Train programs. Some might refer to these Dog Board and Train programs as Dog Boot Camp or Dogie Boot Camp.

There are basically 2 kinds of dog training programs that fit the definition of “Board and Train in Phoenix AZ.’

(1) Kennel based Board and Train in Phoenix AZ and

(2) In the Dog Trainer’s home for Board and Train in Phoenix AZ.

DOG BOARD AND TRAIN IN PHOENIX DOG TRAINING PROGRAMS SHOULD BE THE LAST OPTION

Dog Board and Train Dog Training Programs sound really great, but there can be many problems with this type of training, and sending your dog away for training.

WARNING: DOG BOARD AND TRAIN IN PHOENIX AZ BENEFITS THE DOG TRAINERS POCKETBOOK RATHER THAN HAVE YOUR DOG’S BEST INTEREST AT HEART.

Board and Train in Phoenix

Kennel Based Dog Board and Train is the worst!  Dog Training should happen at the home of the dog where the dogs training and behavior problems exist.  The best place for dog obedience training is at your home with in-home dog training working one on one with a dog trainer or dog behaviorist.

Most dog behavior problems will not be fixed in a kennel.  A kennel is nothing like the inside of a home, much less the inside of your home.  So if your dog needs potty training, is destructive and or hyper in the home, along with having other in home bad behaviors, there is a less that 30% chance they will ever get addressed because your dog is not able to misbehave in a kennel.  There is nothing to get into trouble in the kennel.

Most dog training kennels have many dogs, most with bad behavior, making your dog all the more freaked out and stressed being away from you, your home and everything that id familiar and feels like home.

Sending your dog to a kennel Board and Train in Phoenix AZ also means you subject your dog to illness and disease from other animals, a possible dog attack, and less than optimal living conditions.  One popular dog training company in Cave Creek Arizona even had 28 dogs die at their facility not too long ago. There are dangers with board and train

Dogs that are trained in a kennel based Board and Train program tend to revert back to their old behaviors within 3 weeks of returning home.  In some cases the behaviors are back as soon as the dog comes home.

 IN THE DOG TRAINER’S HOME FOR BOARD AND TRAIN IN PHOENIX AZ

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 If you absolutely can not do in-home dog training with private dog training lessons, or dog obedience classes with your dog, you could opt for a Dog Board and Train in Phoenix program where the dog trainer takes your dog into their own personal home and have your dog stay with the dog trainer in their home like they are a member of the dog trainers own family.

The ONLY way the Phoenix Dog Training does any Dog Board and Train in Phoenix AZ is the type where your dog will live in my home with me as a member of my household.

Phoenix Dog training ONLY takes in ONE dog at a time to make sure your dog is getting the non stop 24/7 dog training and care you are paying for.   Always stay away from any kennel based board and train and go with the type of board and train program where your dog lives in a real home where real in home problems can be addressed.

Phoenix Dog Training only takes one dog at a time when and if we do a Dog Board and Train program typically we need one to two months advanced notice to check to see if we have availability.

Call PHOENIX DOG TRAINING at (602) 769-1411

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Keri Grunert
Keri Grunert
05:11 18 Jan 18
Phoenix Dog Training is Phenomenal!! From the very beginning we knew we were in good hands. They worked so well with our whole family. Getting the kids involved in the training was brilliant. We would definitely recommend this company.
Tyler Thompson
Tyler Thompson
15:37 30 Nov 17
I recently called Phoenix dog training to train my out of control hyper Australian Shepherd. The training was excellent and the service was A+ all the way. I have used two trainers before that could not help with the pulling on walks when any dog came by and jumping on guests. Now "Molly" knows to go to her "Place" when the door bell rings. Walks are now enjoyable. I can even take her off leash and she stays right with me. I can not thank you enough.Tyler Thompson
Jose Rivas
Jose Rivas
21:11 25 Jul 17
My wife and I highly recommend Phoenix Dog Training. Our dog, a Labrador Retriever/German Shepard Mix, (Mr. Pickles) was trained last summer and we could not be more happy with the results. Mr. Pickles has been an excellent dog ever since his training. Everyone that comes in contact with our dog is amazed by his obedience and uncanny maturity even though he is not even three years old. He has acted perfectly on an international flight in-cabin, in the grocery store, restaurants and practically any situation one can imagine. My wife and I have Phoenix Dog Training to thank for training our dog to be the most well behaved dog we have ever seen or met. Phoenix Dog Training understands dog behavior and knows how to train a dog to meet the needs of their owners. Phoenix Dog Training utilizes empathetic, efficient, and effective methodologies in training dogs and we give them an emphatic recommendation!
Charles F Frost
Charles F Frost
20:30 21 Sep 17
I was referred to Phoenix Dog Training by our Veterinarian because of our Boxer Max, and his aggression.Phoenix Dog Training and their Harvard schooled Animal Behaviorist did an incredible job helping myself and my family bring Max under control. We realize we will need to manage Max's behavior for as long as he is with us, but now we have the skills and the tools to keep Max and everyone happy and safe. Thank you for all the great training help and support with our dog Max.
The German Star Lord
The German Star Lord
06:53 20 Sep 17
I have always trained all of my dogs myself. I have never had a dog I could not train. My current dog Jasper is the exception. I truly thought my dog had a mental problem. Thanks to Phoenix Dog Training I no longer think Jasper is mental. Jasper just needed his owner trained. I would recommend Phoenix Dog Training to anyone needing professional dog training.
B B
B B
03:45 17 Sep 17
I am so grateful I found Phoenix Dog Training. I live up in North Scottsdale and have a large yard. We get a lot of wild animals that come onto our property. Coyotes, Havelina, Bob Cats Mountain Lion, you name it. The problem I was having was my dog Skip would not come when called. No matter what we did he would not come when called. He would call me when there were no distractions. He would come when nothing was going on. But up another dog or another person or another animal is there, he will not come for anything! I have tried several other dog trainers in Scottsdale. They all promised me they could get my dog to come, and they did a great job getting my dog to listen to me when there were no distractions. But if there's another animal, they were not able to get my dog to come when called. Out of frustration and skeptical, I called Phoenix dog training. They said they had a money back guarantee. I figured if there was ever a time they would have to honor their money back guarantee it would be with myself and my dog Skip. To my absolute amazement, the dog trainer from Phoenix Dog Training was able to get Skip to come with the distraction of another dog he brought with him within about 3 minutes! It was absolutely crazy!!! No one had been able to produce any results, and here they have skip coming when called with another dog around, skip would normally go crazy. But this time he was coming when called! I would definitely recommend Phoenix Dog Training!!! They saved my dog from being eaten from a Mountain Lion I'm sure!!!
Paras Dhankecha
Paras Dhankecha
06:03 19 Sep 17
I really want to thank you guys. Phoenix Dog Training has made my dogs life and my life so much better. I get to finally enjoy my dog. Walks are now a pleasure. She sits and stays when I tell her. When I call her to me, now she comes. I love the "place" command and that seems to be her favorite command too. I'm looking forward to the Polishing and Maintenance classes that Phoenix Dog Training offers after our completion of our private at home dog training lessons. Thank you again.
Numb Brrr
Numb Brrr
21:45 20 Sep 17
Phoenix Dog Training is AMAZING! They rehabilitated my aggressive PitBull when 3 other trainers failed and told me the only option was to euthanize my dog. Boy am I glad I did not listen to the other trainers and hired a real Dog Behaviorist. It is very different working with a professional Dog Behaviorist than just a Dog Trainer. It was worth the money and the time to save my dogs life. Definitely hire Phoenix Dog Training.
Linda Shoemaker
Linda Shoemaker
00:20 23 May 18
My husband, our Great Dane Misty, and I are so glad we signed up for training. We so appreciate all the training we received to help us better manage our girl. So much better but still a ways to go and now we have the knowledge and help we needed. We also know that anytime we have a question or issue that Bill will be there to help. Highly recommend. Jack, Linda, and Misty Shoemaker
Melinda McClean
Melinda McClean
01:12 05 Jun 18
My wife and I are more than happy with the work that Bill did for us, and our dog. We reached out to him for one-on-one training, frustrated and concerned about her reactive behavior. His knowledge of dog behavior is extensive, and his ability to impart that knowledge was exceptional. We learned more in one day, than we did in 6 months of group training with another organisation. Bill guided us through the training, and explained how we should progress through to maintenance, so that our dog's progress could continue. We've received many positive comments about our dog's improved behavior and we highly recommend Bill. He's given us the knowledge and confidence that we need to work with our dog.
Amanda Szolnok
Amanda Szolnok
18:18 27 Aug 18
I greatly appreciate Bill's help and support as my dog was going through some severe separation anxiety (barking loudly and whining anytime I left) after moving to a new apartment. I tried many different tips from multiple articles that I read online but nothing seemed to help. His barking was very loud for an apartment complex so I would need to keep him in doggy day care during the day while I worked as he couldn't be left alone in the apartment due to the noise level. It was a brand new behavior for my dog and I was pretty lost as to what steps to take. It seemed like a hopeless situation however Bill was very helpful and provided great insight and guidance in the situation. My dog is now doing great and is fine to be left alone while I go to work. He is very comfortable in the apartment and is back to being happy and playful. I really appreciate Phoenix Dog Training.
Lisa Richter
Lisa Richter
02:38 05 Mar 19
Bill came to our home and did an in depth evaluation of our beloved Irish Terrier Benji, who not only was disobedient, but also fearful of children...this is problem considering I have a 2 & 4 year old running around. My husband Mark and I sought out Bill due to his knowledge as an animal behaviorist and trainer as we were not getting the desired results with another trainer. Bill really came through for us and we couldn't be happier. It feels good and gives my husband and I peace of mind knowing we have control over Benji especially when around our children. Thanks a million Bill!!!
Robert Weedman
Robert Weedman
03:03 03 Mar 19
I own vizsla and he was more than rambunctious at only 4 months. After training with Phoenix dog training he is now good in public and in dog parks off leash. I never knew I could have a dog be so obedient and loving. Thank you for making my pet a full time best friend for life.
Marilyn Knapp
Marilyn Knapp
03:07 06 Mar 19
Awesome caring wonderful experience!! The best there is for dog whisper!!! Highly recommend would not go to anyone else to train a problematic dog!!
Carol Peck
Carol Peck
21:13 26 Jan 19
Bill did a terrific job training our little rescue dog and us! Ziggy was about a year old when he was dumped in neighborhood and hadn't even been house trained. He's come a long way thanks to Bill.
T Gant
T Gant
00:42 08 Mar 19
I would highly recommend to any dog lover! He’s the best.
Gabriella Kunbulei
Gabriella Kunbulei
14:20 08 May 19
I highly recommend Phoenix Dog Training and their Dog Behaviorist in Phoenix. My dog had severe Dog Anxiety and Severe Dog Aggression. I thought I would have to euthanize my dog as I had been told by several other trainers. It was not until I contacted and met with the Dog Behaviorist from Phoenix Dog Training that I was told that my dog could be saved. It has now been over 8 months and my dog is no longer afraid of everything, and no longer aggressive towards people and dogs. I can't thank Phoenix Dog Training and Will, the Dog Behaviorist enough for saving my dog.
LEE BALBWIN
LEE BALBWIN
15:01 06 Jun 19
After researching and contacting several dog trainers I finally was able to get all my questions answered. Will took his time on the phone with me to fully understand my dogs problems and my needs. He was flexible with the king of training and methods I wanted to use with my dog. I have owned many dogs in my life and I did not want a method of training that was punitive. Will assured me that I would be part of the decision making process as to what tools] and methods would be used to train my dog. I spoke with many other trainers and watched many youtube videos. All the other trainers were very rigid in their training method and approach. I was looking for someone who would customize the kind of training I was looking for and Will was very flexible and accommodating. I had a very fear aggressive Pit Bull and several trainers I spoke to told me to put my dog down. many others wanted to use punishing methods to make my dog submissive. my dog was already afraid and I knew that would only make things worse. Today thanks to Will and Phoenix Dog Training, I have a dog who is more confident and I have been able to manage his aggression. I would highly recommend Phoenix Dog training for any one with an aggressive dog and a dog with anxiety. I still have work to do and I have to keep up with the training. Its more about training me, but I feel I have the skill and the knowledge now to have a happy and much less reactive dog.
Ron Gotlieb
Ron Gotlieb
03:04 08 Jun 19
My wife and I contacted the Dog Behaviorist at Phoenix dog training because we had worked with several trainers here in Phoenix to help us with our aggressive Rottweiler. No other trainer was able to help us our dog Jake's aggression towards strangers and other dogs. We had two trainers who told us to put our dog down, and another trainer who got bit and never came back and stoped taking ur phone calls. Many other trainers told us on the phone that they did not work with dogs that appeared to be so aggressive. Will the Animal Behaviorist came out to do a very in depth assessment that lasted almost three hours. He was very knowledgeable and and you could tell he was very different than a typical dog trainer. It was more like meeting with a psychologist or a medical professional. He not only assessed all of Jake's history and behavior, but also looked at all of Jake's medical records. Once Will was done with the assessment he said he suspected that there may be some medical contributing factors that other trainers missed and did not know about but, but medical tests that our Veterinarian had not done on Jake that may be part of Jake's aggression. Will had us do additional medical testing, and confirmed his suspicions of Hypothyroidism and a neurochemical imbalance. He had us first treat these two medical condtitions and then came back out to do a follow up assessment. During that time, he made several follow up phone calls and had us score Jake's behaviors to various triggers to measure any change while treating the medical problems he found as part of the aggression. After six weeks we met again and as a result of treating Jake's medical conditions, Jakes behavior had already improved by about 60%. Next Will put together a very detailed training and behavior modification program. We had a lot of homework and a lot of training to do to desensitize Jake to his triggers that made him aggressive. After about five months of intense training with Phoenix Dog Training we have a completely different dog> . today we can now have guests over and Jake is relaxed and no longer aggressive. We can take walks with Jake and he is no longer wanting to attack other dogs. I am so glad we did not give up on Jake and did not listen to those other trainers. I now know the value of hiring an Animal Behaviorist and one who specializes in Dog Aggression. I will forever be grateful to Will and Phoenix Dog Training for what they have done for myself, my wife, Jake and the quality of life we have been givien back. Jake is so much calmer and happier today. Our dog's quality of life has drastically improved. Thank you to Will and Phoenix Dog Training. They are the best trainers and behaviorists in Phoenix hands down!!!
Ted Rogers
Ted Rogers
14:01 13 Jun 19
Absolutely the best trainer in Arizona. I worked with the animal behaviorist in Phoenix Dog Training. He came to my house for training in Mesa. My dog Sylvester had terrible fear aggression and would run the other way for anything he saw or heard. Within just a few sessions of training and behavior modifications the animal behaviorist had Sylvester calm and listening and not running away. I plan on doing addition training to get Sylvester more training by doing the off leash dog training. Sylvester's dog aggression and dog anxiety are gone thanks to Phoenix dog training and their animal behaviorist.
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