Please excuse this lengthy testimonial. But my wife and I feel
so strongly about your training that we want to share it with
whoever may come across it when researching a dog trainer. We
hope that this will make a difference for those dog owners out
there looking to take their dog to another level of obedience
and good manners before they waste their money. As you know, we
live in Rhode Island and only learned about your services
through your web page. After pouring over your testimonials and
speaking with you over the phone, we took the chance and
enrolled our 10 month old German shepherd dog, Cyrus, in your
three week board and train program. Even though we live 3 hours
away we had little choice but to reform Cyrus or get rid of him.
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presented to you my 6 month, golden retriever, Champ, completely
raw. He had nothing but puppy destructive skills. The two weeks
he spent with you have changed his life and my family's lives
forever. I have more peace of mind and have total respect for
owning a trained dog. He can go anywhere without putting any type
of stress on me. He traveled quietly in my car for 4 hours to
visit my son at college in Vermont. He slept with us in an
unfamiliar hotel room and never acted up or barked. He stayed in a
down position on Church Street while we sat outside at a restaurant.
I also take him into a busy dog park daily. He has a mutual
respect for and calmness to other dogs and their owners. He has
never chewed anything that isn't his in our home. Ever since he
was trained by you, he hasn't dug anymore holes in the backyard.
At 8 months, he passed the CGC Test with flying colors.. We go
into Hospice twice a week spending up to two hours at a time. He is
very gentle and loving. Your training has taught him not to be
spooked by wheel chairs or walkers. He had a glance at the in-house
cat for the first time during hospice. Although curious, he stayed
in his down position doing his job. When commanded, Champ will
bring himself up on the lap of a person in a wheel chair while
putting all of his weight on his back legs as to not put any stress
on the person's lap. Because of the training he has received, he
listens and pays attention. At first, I didn't think I could part
with him for two weeks but your emails and pictures kept coming in.
I would always look forward to viewing these emails. The pictures
of him in a busy shopping mall or various parks made the time go by
faster. I knew you would be training me next. Then, it was my
turn to be trained by you. Working one-on-one with you could have
been grueling. Your expertise and constant focus was directed on
my every move and mistake. It was anything but grueling. I
matured from this and gained more confidence in myself. Almost a
year later, I can always send you an email with a question and you
always get back to me swiftly. Training has been very rewarding.
You are a true blessing to me
and every dog and animal owner that you take care of.
so glad that we found you! When I dropped off Mohammed, my alpha
male Bernese Mountain Dog, I secretly wished that we could leave him
with you forever. Not only did he have a few vicious bites under
his belt but our home life was mayhem with his constant barking,
growling, and jumping.
the first night home after his training with you, I was pleasantly
surprised to walk into the living room to see Mohammed proudly
sitting in “place” watching my teenage daughters play chess. From
that moment on our relationship with Mohammed has continued to grow
and because of you, he is now our loyal and faithful friend.
really appreciate your patience in mentoring us on the primal
concepts of pack leadership and energy awareness. Your teachings
have helped me become more “present” in my daily life and it has
empowered my daughters to tap into their own calm assertive energy—I
can’t thank you enough.
Best, Tami Guiney
It is a pleasure to
write a testimonial for you to let dog owners out there know
about the awesome work you do with dogs of all breeds and
temperaments. I had reached the end of my rope
when I called Dave about my puppy Blade. I had watched enough episodes
of "The Dog Whisperer" to know that I needed a professional to
help us out. By the time I found out about Dave, he had bitten
several people including both of my parents who are in their
70's! As Dave pointed out during the first consultation, Blade
was both nervous and dominant and needed a structured period of
training. If it weren't for Dave's intervention, I
would have had to give him up to a shelter, where I'm sure he
would have been euthanized because of his dominant
behavior. Blade is now Trouwe Hond's ambassador in my
neighborhood and the best publicity for your training methods. I
encourage any potential clients to read my
full testimonial to appreciate what we went through prior to
working with you and how remarkable the outcome of your
Thai Ridgeback Dog
We can't thank you enough for all you've done with Rafe!
You've really changed our lives in a great way. You
went way above and beyond our expectations with Rafe,
and we'll be forever
that you were able to give us such a great well-behaved
He's been doing really well out in public and
when visitors arrive, and also did well on a
long hike with 6 kids & having to climb under
and over fallen trees from the storm. He's also
awesome with the
We've been working him every chance we have and
we work on "leave it" in front of his
food/treats every time he eats. He's also been
doing great with the kids, especially the
younger ones. He used to jump all over them (or
me when I was carrying them) and now they run
all around him while he stays calm & still, and
the kids love having him come up into their
bedrooms for story time before bed
I'll update you again soon! Take care,
Karen, Dan, Ethan, Madeline, Colin, and
Just wanted to let you know that
everything is going great!! Pinky is really listening to us and
seems to already understand what we expect from her...it's
amazing!! I think she's a little confused with having the leash
on her inside the house, but other than that she's been
adopted our adorable, but feisty little Jack Russell Terrier, Nellie,
without knowing anything about her background. As with most shelter
adoptions, you never do. We have always adopted BIG dogs in
the past and thought trying a small dog might be easier.
Well, we quickly learned this is not always the case! Our
house and our temperaments are pretty low key and Jack Russell Terriers
have just about the opposite. Nellie was quickly
controlling us and had aggressive behaviors towards other dogs and I
was basically, a mess because my son and I had fallen in love with
her. We LUCKILY found Dave at Trouwe Hond K-9 and we are
now a happy family. Dave helped not only Nellie to learn
her place but taught us how to calmly control Nellie.
She is definitely still a Jack Russell Terrier and as Dave told us, she
would not change into a docile Lab, but her demeanor has changed. She
LISTENS to us! We are no longer running after her or panicking when
walking by other dogs. We can actually let her off leash in
a safe area and know she will come back to us! We are also
using the tools Dave gave us to continue to teach her new
behaviors. It is work for all involved but it is definitely
worth the effort. We now have a dog that was once "out of
control" and Dave has put us in charge...not easy with a
JRT. We look forward to a long happy relationship with our
new little girl!
Thanks sooo much Dave!
Jack Russell Terrier
We adopted a one year old black lab from an animal shelter this past
July. We were drawn to his beauty, intelligence and energy.
We thought Raven had ADD and brought him to Dave for an
evaluation. Dave explained to us that Raven doesn’t have ADD but
is a very dominant dog with pack leader respect issues. When we
realized the danger potential we felt fortunate to have realized this
before anyone was hurt. The shelter warned us not to bring the
dog around small children or other dogs until he was properly
trained. We thought we could train him ourselves but after
meeting with Dave we could see we needed a professional. We
agreed to leave Raven with Dave for 2 weeks. We called this boot
camp. Dave kept us updated each day with emails and photos.
After the week was up we went to meet with Dave and he honestly told us
that we have a potentially dangerous dog. He agreed Raven is very
smart and encouraged us to sign on for another week as Raven was still
testing his dominance. He was very fair with his pricing and we
felt Dave really cared about us, our dog and our situation. After
the second week we couldn’t wait to get Raven home. Dave spent
considerable time with us that day and checked in with us several times
that week. Raven was a new dog; the dog we had dreamed of.
We can play with him now. He listens to us. We trust him in
our home now. His “mouthy” behaviors are completely gone.
He no longer urinates on everything and we can actually walk him
now…instead of being pulled by him. We can bring him to dog
parks now without fear of him running away or hurting another
dog. We met with Dave a few times since we’ve picked Raven
us and he helps us tweak our behaviors. We can email any
questions and Dave always takes our questions seriously and answers
them quickly. We were actually so impressed with the
facility and kennels that we booked a spot for Raven when we go away in
Thank You Dave!
& Christina Dipace
I just wanted to send a huge thanks for all
the work you did with Indie. She's really doing fantastic.
You were totally right - as soon as I got her home and had
the opportunity to play with her a little, we made excellent
progress. Sit, stay, etc. is all going great. Today, her
downs have been flawless. We're practicing heel in the
house, and at higher levels of distraction (which is
definitely harder!) and she really is doing terrific.
Thank you again for giving her the
foundation, and for giving me the confidence! I look
forward to working with you in a couple of weeks on
determining the next steps toward AKC good citizen
Thank You, Elizabeth
MERRY CHRISTMAS Dave, We
are so sorry we haven't written, oh yes you have been on
our minds,,,and we speak of you regularly. We've had an
amazing year since we saw you and many distractions, a
new grandson, our first, an engagement, our son and our
40th wedding anniversary. We've had all good things this
year including getting a new Sophie, a wonderful Sophie.
We are enjoying her so much, it's amazing, our daily
life is just so great with her. As you know she needs a
constant reminder who runs the show, but for the most
part she is so responsive, a delight. We'll be in touch
we just wanted you wish you a great holiday and
wonderful New Year.
PS, all of our friends who
knew Sophie before her training with you can't believe
her,,,,,and her Vet, he was so happy to see her
unstrung, he congratulated us for sticking with her and
could see immediately that she had a new sense of self
Talk soon, Don and Diane
Our Male Dalmatian Jake began
exhibiting dominance at an early age. He would become agitated
when approached directly (face-to-face) by strangers. He would
always challenge other dogs; he would look for other dogs as the
first thing out the door in the morning and his body language was
always "tense" or "on guard".. It became an effort for us to have
people into the house because we always had to "watch" Jake. He was
unpredictable and if he felt he could dominate another person, he
would (e.g. growl, bark aggressively). If startled, he would react
to what had startled him. We worked with a few dog trainers and
behavioral "experts", but the changes and improvements were
fleeting. Within days Jake would return to his "old ways" in spite
of our diligently doing what each trainer asked of us.
Thanks to Dave both Jake and
Simone are doing great. We had five people over for dinner last
night. As these folks arrived off the elevator, both dogs remained
in a “place” position. In fact, they remained in a place position
for well over an hour. After "free time" they went over to the
people, sniffed them, and returned to their beds. For the next 2.5
hrs they stayed sleeping on their beds and never even came into the
dining room. These folks had all seen Simone and Jake pre-training
and were quite impressed with the transformation.
This is very different
behavior than what they would have done last summer (prior to your
training) they have maintained all the basics and advanced in a few
things we have done with them in the house e.g. place to their
beds immediately upon coming off the elevator, ignoring visitors to
a great extent. Dave is a true professional in his field.
Thank you for helping us with
Ann and Tony
Taryn and I wanted to write to you even though words can never
explain how appreciative we both are of all the hard work you put
forth with our dog. Roxy, our 16 month old female boxer, came to you
with numerous issues that really needed to be addressed if we wanted
to enjoy having her in our life. Roxy showed some aggression towards
people and other dogs, would never go in her crate without putting
up a "huge" fuss, and would pull my fiancé so bad that she could no
longer take her for walks. This was becoming a big problem around
the house and we slowly found out that we no longer had control and
needed assistance from a professional. After searching on the
internet for days, we came across Dave's website and were floored by
the great write-ups from others that were in a similar spot like us.
We gave Dave a call and right off the bat we knew this was the
route we were going to travel down. Even though we lived about 40
minutes away, distance did not even play a part since we really
needed a fix for our problems. Roxy was dropped off for 2 weeks, but
we did get the chance to come down to his facility a couple times to
work with the new techniques that had to be set once we got back
home. I can't even tell you how much we have learned from this
experience with Dave and how we now enjoy taking Roxy to the park.
Once she arrived home we felt like we took the wrong dog. She would
go to her "place", walk right into her crate, sit, stay,and lay down
all on command. The most important part is that Roxy now view's us
as the alpha and respects both Taryn and I at the same time
as the leaders. We both take her for daily walks and she will follow
right beside us without pulling. This is the best investment we made
and created a stronger bond between us and our dog.
John & Taryn
So, has anyone told
you lately that you are a miracle worker? Luna is like a whole
different dog. She's calm, quiet (barely any barking), no
destructive chewing, and really obedient as long as we hold the
line and maintain what you taught us. She does try to protest
every once in awhile, but we stomp down on that pretty quickly.
She stays on her placemat, is quiet in the crate, and is all
around acting like the dog we were always hoping she would be.
Heaven! By the way, I gave your number to my friend Phoebe
Finch, who desperately needs help with her part Doberman rescue
puppy; I hope she calls.
Needham + Wellesley Center
I could hardly believe my eyes when
I drove up and saw Luke standing next to you in
the heel position with the leash lying on the ground! I was
literally stunned that so much progress had occurred after only one
week. And Luke has another week to go.
In my family’s session in the
training area, I was heartened by Luke going on command to his
“place.” Then walking him in the heel position where every time I
stopped, Luke stopped and sat …. What a miracle!
I don’t have any idea how you have
been able to get through to Luke, but I can’t wait to get him back
home and see him behave, unlike how it was before he came there.
Thank you for your efforts. Clearly, it’s worked.
Hi Dave -
Cobra is now 10 months old and I AM SO THRILLED WITH HER !!!!!!!! Thank god I hung in
there. We are best buddy's and I AM her JOB! She is so loving and intense to
please. She takes direction very well and responds easily to
her commands! She's excellent on recall and we hike daily in
the woods together. When coming across someone else on the
trail...... she stops and looks at me, then barks, fiercely, until
I call her to my side. A wonderful feeling to be so protected. Not
to mention she provides fabulous companionship.
Cobra is beautiful and she now is a wonderful burnt toast color.
Her markings are great, right down to the little blaze of white on
her chest. I
keep her very socialized to children (she adores my granddaughter
who is almost 5) and to other dogs we know are "safe" to interact
Can't say anything other than praise!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for a beautiful and wonderful animal with such a
great temperament. She's everything you said she could be.
I hope the season is going well for you.
We see a remarkable change in Charley and appreciate so much all
that you did. My husband actually likes Charley now. I still have to use the remote at
times especially if Charley didn't get enough exercise on a
particular day, but only a few hours a day.
I am going away at the end of October. I was hoping that we
could board Charley with you while we are away. We are leaving
October 26th and returning November 8th.
Hoping you say yes,
Just wanted to give you an
update on Soli. Its remarkable, she is a completely different
dog--any of her old bad behavior (which was probably symptomatic of
her lack of respect for me) is gone. No more chewing shoes or any
other item she could find, no more getting trash and making a big
miss, no more jumping on the furniture, no more begging for food
when I am eating, no more running around the apartment and barking
at every noise she hears. She is so calm and besides her
walks/exercise outside -- she sits or lays in her bed in the
She also has been eating and
sleeping in her crate. I think her sleeping in the crate and "off"
were her biggest hurdles. She is finally sleeping through the night
without whining. And, she is learning the "off" commend --she
mostly gets excited when I come home, but now she is not jumping up
as much. As soon as she realizes that she is not supposed to jump,
she immediately sits and waits for attention. There is progress
As far as with other dogs, Soli
is well-behaved outside until a big dog runs at her or gets in her
face, which is the only time she might bark. So I have been
keeping a close eye on her and the surroundings to either correct
her defensive position and/or to avoid the situation all together.
(Also, I am realizing how most dogs are not well behaved, not that
I am an expert or anything!)Also, everyday we do sit/stay,
down/stay, and place training. Here are a few pictures!
Thanks again for everything, I
have learned so much and Soli is such a better and well-behaved dog!
Well it's been about a year, and I want to let
you know wheeler is doing great! He's still easily excitable
but he doesn't jump on people and he listens which is wonderful!
I was actually wondering if you knew anyone who
breeds labs. Thought you'd be the most likely person to know!
I think he'd make some pretty cute pups!! :)
Thanks again for all of your help.
Ollie has been outstanding. He has tried to test us all, but
quickly responds to the correction. He has been tested
outside a couple of times but has behaved wonderfully! It is so
nice to be able to have him in the house in his place. He barked at
first in the crate but we did not respond to it, so he got over it
Cannot thank you enough,
Ollie is a charm!
Good morning Dave,
Rob and I were extremely impressed
with what you were able to accomplish with Cooper. You are
wonderful at what you do. I wish we found you sooner but are sooooo
happy that we did and that you were able to take him.. Rob and I
each took him for a walk yesterday and he did really well. Way better
than before. It was such a relief.. Rob worked in the back yard with him
and I'm going to tonight.
Thanks so much for taking such great
care of him while we were gone and spending so much quality time with
him. We really really appreciate all that you did for him.
We will talk to you soon and I have
your business cards and passing the word around.
Thanks again for all your help.
We can’t thank you enough for all
that you have done with Ringo our Belgian Malinois. We now have a
dog that obeys commands and that we can walk without fear of loosing
control if he sees another dog or even a person.
We brought Ringo to another professional trainer when he was about 4.5
months old and enrolled him in puppy development course. Ringo was
somewhat out of control, jumping biting, barking and would not obey
commands. After a couple of classes and an evaluation, we were told
that Ringo was a fear biter and a dangerous dog. He also said that
because he missed out with early socialization that the situation could
not be changed. We were caught completely off guard when he said that
we needed to decide, now, what to do with this dog before we got too
attached. We decided that we would not consider putting this puppy down
without giving him a chance.
chance came when we found Dave. The change in Ringo’s behavior in just 2
weeks with you is impressive to say the least. The fact that you kept
us up to date with e-mails about his progress and pictures was
reassuring. We were surprised to see him at a dog park playing with
other dogs and not bothering their owners. We will do our best to
continue the training and put to use what you taught us. Hopefully,
someone else will read this and give their dog a chance. Keep up the
Liz and Greg
Jason and I are very impressed with how Jake turned out. We were even
more impressed when we got him home and he still listened to the
commands and behaved like he did when we were with you. Jason actually
took the day off today because he had fun practicing with him so he's
going to continue throughout today. You did a great job! As a matter
of fact the cats actually walked over and sat with Jake at his "place"
and Jake didn't move. It was great to see that. It's the opposite
The cats follow Jake around because he drags the leash and they like to
follow it. I'll say it again, I'm very impressed!!!
been six months since Hattie went to your school. She has retained
almost all of her training. We don't work her on a regular basis
like we should and even so she remains attentive to us in crowded
and confusing situations. More than anything else we have a working
vocabulary that has allowed her to be a wonderful part of our
family. Thank you so much.
and Treva Stephens
thank you enough for the great training you have
given Casey and us. I mean it when I say words
do not express the full meaning. His stay with
you really turned him around. Best wishes and a
merry Christmas to you and your family. Looking
forward to doing some more training after the
Rescuing a 1 year old Bouvier
des Flandres, and wanting to train it back to the roots of its
original ancestry seemed impossible after speaking and going to
other K-9 trainers. I was about to give up
after hearing everyone tell me that my dog could not be turned into
a very obedient, and quality personal protection dog. When I spoke
with Dave, I gave him the final shot with my dog.
Within 15 minutes with Dave, he got my dog to react like never
before. From having a dog that wouldn’t even sit when I first got
him, to having a dog be able to do obedience along with responding
to protection commands in 6 weeks, is proof that Dave knows exactly
how to work with every type of dog. He is happy at all times,
and I have a dog that I have complete control over when it comes to
protection and obedience. He has become much happier
from all his training. Little kids can
poke him, sit on him, do almost anything and no reaction besides a
stubby tail wagging is the result of it.
Dave is the trainer you want to end up with.
No need to mess up in the beginning by having someone that is not
the best work on your dog, it’s not worth it.
For any trainer to tell me my
dog is not cut out for something that he is excelling in within 6
weeks of training, has no clue what they are doing. My dog is proof
that Dave can train any dog to listen and behave in a positive way.
Thanks, - Josh, and Ziggy
Hi! Hope you and your family are well. What is happening to all of us is
unreal we have in one way or another being tested by Dox and have stand
our ground with your teaching.
Dox is calm and happy. We are doing everything you recommended including
the new crate ( I must confess after Dox have an accident, and we are
feeding him the same way you did).
So we have gone in two and half weeks from a frantic dog that bark all
the time, was destructive and incredible levels of stress. To having a
dog we love to walk and relax with. I know we pay you but sometimes
there are things you give to others that go beyond monetary value, thank
I have already recommended you to friends of our that have a very
Also, I beg you to consider the possibility next summer of training
Josephine as dog trainer on Fridays, she is young and what an
With High Regards, Irene and family
I own a 2.5 yr old male
Central Asian Ovcharka and 2yr old female Caucasian Ovcharka... Both are
rare breed mastiffs which primarily work in defense drives and are
independent thinkers and fairly large. Overall, I know what I am doing
but in regards to formal OB and certain problems, I needed someone with
real dog experience who I could trust around my animals.
I went to Trouwe Hond dog
training, owned and operated by David Ranieri. Dave has an immense
wealth of knowledge in regards to dog training and has been training for
15 years . He has trained and titled dogs in various dog sporting
events. However, what is more important to me is his ability to teach
you in a manner so you can understand what it is you're doing with your
dog and why you are doing it.
Because of what I have
learned from Dave, I have gained knowledge, confidence, control, and
more respect while working with my dogs in public areas . Dave is there
for his students, is always willing to listen, give advice or make you
laugh. I would recommend him to anyone that wants a well behaved
After watching Dave and his
dog, you will realize that there are no words to describe what he is as
a trainer...He will inspire you to do well by your dog.
In Memory of Barbara
Barbara Tassinari tragically passed
4/22/08. She was a very special person, and a good
It is a
difficult loss. She will be dearly
We have a
1 year old Golden Retriever who was out of control. He has a very
dominant personality and was jumping up, biting, not coming when called
and virtually chewing everything in the house. We thought about giving
him away but decided to try training as a last resort.
referred to Dave by a friend of mine that is a true dog lover, who has 5
dogs of her own, so I knew my dog would be in good hands.
training I could not believe the difference. He actually came when
called, he wasn’t jumping up any more and we could eat dinner without
him jumping up at the table. He would sit in a designated spot until
called. I actually had to look closely at the dog because I thought
they might have switched him for another dog, that’s how dramatic the
change was. I was skeptical that it wouldn’t last but it’s been about a
month and things are still great.
thanks for giving us back our family pet.
When I decided I needed a natural guardian dog for my
home and to take with me to work as I work occasionally in some rough
areas, I researched the Malinois. The 2 Malinois I have from you exceed
any expectation I had. They are the smartest, instinctively protective
yet most loving and affectionate breed I have ever seen. With Mallee &
Zod as my protectors, I feel very safe.
We are so glad we found you Dave and the Malinois breed.
We'll see you soon for more training.
Thanks so much, Denise & Randy
I hope you are sitting down for this. I took Colby to the dog park last
night and for the first time I took him off the leash and let him run
with other dogs (6 of them). He did amazing. He was so tired last
night that he could barely move. So I just wanted to thank you again he
is doing amazing. It's like we have a whole new dog and it is all
because of you! So thank you sooooooooooooooooo much.
Just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for all
you have done, not only for Rose, my 14 month old White
Golden Retriever, but for our relationship as
well. Before Rose entered into your two week training
session, she was completely mis-behaving. In fact, Rose
often took "ME" for our walks - I just went along for
the ride! Now, it has been just about two weeks since
I have had my girl back and we are "walking" together in
harmony. But more importantly, we are communicating in
a way that exceeds any of my initial expectations.
Dave, your advice is sound and working with you has
been a pleasure! I highly recommend you to all of those
"people" out there like myself who need guidance with
I appreciate all the dedication and effort put forth
on your behalf.
Kerry Ann Dailey
S. Easton, Ma
We wanted to send you this note to
tell you how impressed we are with your help in the training of our
2 year old German shepherd, “Conan”. His improvements over the
past year have been greatly appreciated by our family, especially my
wife and I.
We first tried to train him with
another trainer, which failed miserably. We were politely asked to
take him elsewhere. We were out one day and were driving by your
house and happen to see the sign posted at the end of your drive way
and gave you a call.
When we first brought Conan to you,
he was very unruly, out of control, hard to walk and did not listen
to any commands. After one week with you at the rein, we arrived to
pick up Conan, and were pleasantly surprised to find a totally
different dog. Conan and I walk every night and it has now become
part of our routine, which I look forward to each evening. He has
finally learned his place in our family. He is a great dog
We just want you and your readers to
know how much we appreciate your assistance with our dog. He is a
very special pet in our house, and we all enjoy his companionship
Russell and Carla Wentworth
dogs are doing great! I am so relieved on how well they have done,
and I loved the way Baxter looked at you, I could tell he loves you and
you have taken good care of him and his aggression issues. Baxter and
Sadie did great this weekend up in NH, we had 20
guest sleeping over and 10 more for dinner Saturday night, they
were great, we also had 3 guest dogs, Baxter and Sadie had a ball, his
behavior was excellent.
forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Sandi & Dan
Thank you for giving
me the dog I always wanted. I took Jake for a real "test drive" this
morning. Just me and the dog! He is so much more than I had dared to
hope for; he responds to me so well now. He is very obedient yet
loving and affectionate and attentive. I worked with heeling
patterns, sit - stay was very good. I took him out and we worked with
heel, lots of turns. He did not move when a dog went by. On the way
home I walked him right past this guy who was getting on a bike - no
problem! I let him run around a little more with some of the other
dogs; he looks so different compared to them now. I love this dog!
PS David walked Jake
on the streets without a leash and he was perfect.
Jake was rescued by David, and Roberta Gelmont from a
shelter in Los Angeles. Jake was uncontrollably barking and had bit and
lounged at several people including his owners. Jake was going to be
euthanized prior to adoption. The Gelmont’s brought Jake to
me and they signed him up for the 2 week In Kennel Training & Remote
Collar Training Program. After the
first few days with Jake it was apparent that he had also been the
victim of past abuse. I quickly became very fond of Jake as I learned
more about him and what was triggering his aggressive behavior. I
found him very receptive to proper training and he had a natural desire
to please. Roberta, and David are now handling him successfully and
can bring him anywhere with out concern.
The Gelmont’s were very eager learners and saw
something special with Jake as did I. This story had a good ending but
it is a common story I hear to often that usually has a very bitter
To read more
about Jake Click Here
Jake, Trained for off leash Obedience and
now training in Personal Protection
|"Dave is very good at
designing a training program that is right for your dog, and he
modifies the program as your dog learns to make sure your
dog has the best experience possible."
I took Bradi out last night reinforcing her
training. She did awesome! I used the standard leash for a
while, then worked her off leash. Again she was awesome! My
neighbors came over to watch. She is becoming the talk of the
neighborhood. I worked sit, stay & come to my front. I am
so glad I did this training.
had friends over today that were amazed over Bradi
Joe, and Bradi
We've been meaning to send photos of "Zora," the
pup from the 12/29/07 litter (black collar). Thought
you might like to see one of your creations...
My son absolutely LOVES this dog!!! Okay, so I guess we
all do! She is a happy, healthy, very
confident, and a bundle of energy!
-Sue (& Mario) Rodrigues
When I originally called you and inquired
about getting a Malinois, our conversation was a lengthy
one. The two things I remember most out of that
conversation, was your extensive knowledge about the Mal
compared to that of other breeders, and that you told me
that any dog I get from you will be whatever I wanted it
to be. Until now, I didn't realize how true those words
were. My Titus is a fearless guardian, as well as
a wonderful gentle family dog. After seeing Mali's from
other breeders I know this stability is a direct result
of your breeding. Your dogs are a perfect representation
of what the Malinois is all about. I'm sure the pups
from this next litter will be as good if not better than
the last. Keep it up Dave, and maybe this summer I'll
make it up there with Titus to pay you guys a visit.
Thank you again for giving me such a
We ( The Pakers) just
want you to know just
how much we appreciate
all you have done for us
and Dunkin, our German
Shepherd puppy that we
bought off a
breeder and Trainer
When we brought Dunkin
home we could barely let
him stay in our house he
was so aggressive and
wild, starving from only
being feed once a day
which our Vet said was
wrong to do to a
puppy!! but anyways we
could never express to
you how grateful we are
for the training you did
with Dunkin and us to
make a Happy Home here
The Love we see that you
have for all dogs is a
gift from God that we
thanked him for bringing
you into Dunkins life
and helping us save him
from the life he was
born into. We would
recommend you and your
Training business to
anyone in a minute and
tell them how loving and
patient you are to us
humans and animals, and
when we go to Sleep at
with a smile on our
faces and a happy
heart,It's because you
made Dunkin and us a
Happy family with your Great Training
ability for the little
ones of this world who
don't know what there