“When we bought home our 8 week old golden retriever puppy we knew we wanted to have him well trained - after all he was to become one of the family and as such we want him to go everywhere with us. We feel very fortunate to have found Gentle Canine. Not only do they train the puppy but they train the "puppy parents" too. The training is always positive with lots of exercise and yummy treats. They will come to your home, meet you downtown, in the park, wherever, to meet the needs of you, your family and your puppy. At 7 months old we are still in training but well on the way to having the dog we want. Hopefully a Good Canine Citizen one day. We always enjoy the training sessions and all the trainers are very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They have great insight into the dogs and their language and will even take them on a "field trip" - they will take them for the day and so the dogs get to interact in different situations with different dogs - and then they get to make new friends too.”
I have a difficult large breed pup. I am disabled and she assists me but she is also very protective of me, even in inappropriate situations. Gentle Canine has gone outside the box to find good solutions individualized for us.
Gentle Canine is incredible! I give my highest recommendation to anyone that owns a dog. I am grateful to my vet for telling me, with confidence, that Gentile Canine could help us. After several unfortunate experiences with aggressive dogs, and a move from Ohio to Colorado, my "gentle soul" of an Irish Setter morphed into a leash-aggressive dog. His world shrank as I progressively cut back on the places I would walk him. No more hikes, walks in town or along river paths. I lost my courage. I dreaded a possible confrontation with another dog, and was embarrassed by his aggressive barking and lunging. With Gentle Canine's help, our confidence has returned, and I now understand that Sky's behavior was based in fear. By the second training session, we were walking up to and by dogs, and his tail was wagging! Amber uncovered Sky's true self with their amazing insight, patience, and encouragement. I got my best friend and companion back! My grateful thanks.
My dog, Lady and I started working with Gentle Canine because she started becoming aggressive to other dogs. After a couple (2) sessions I started seeing a change. They not only redirected Lady's behavior but mine in a very kind manner. Lady and I are now able to go to the pet store, walks on the trails and even have play time with other dogs and I don¹t stress out when she doesn't care for a dog, we just walk away. It might be good time to note that Lady is a very athletic 80 lb dog, yes we just walk away! Beside changing an unwanted behavior Lady now has a slew of "tricks" to show off when people come over, I once again have fun with my dog instead of always wondering about her reaction! Thank you Amber, we will continue to use your services.
“After having trained quite a few dogs, I found myself having issues with my latest Shepherd, Nikko, that I was unable to deal with by myself. From the minute I spoke to Amber at Gentle Canine, I knew I’d found the right trainer. Whether we’re working together as a team, or whether Nikko spends the day working with Amber in a group setting, I’m totally confident in her abilities to get the most out of him. I’ve worked with two other trainers, with Nikko, and neither seemed to understand either the issues or the solution. Amber explained the problem, the game plan, and we got to work! I’m just delighted we found her, and would never trust my dog to anyone else. Gentle Canine is totally professional, and I know when he’s with Amber he’s learning, he’s engaged, and he’s having fun. He absolutely loves training!”
The Gentle Canine team (human and canine) has helped our Maggie become less reactive to other dogs through controlled and positive exposure. I had almost given up on hiking with her until I started working with Gentle Canine. They are professional, expert and compassionate with both people and dogs.
“Our 80lb lab was a total “puller” on walks and was so unpleasant to take for walks until we met with Gentle Canine. One session with them and our dog was a different dog on a leash! With a few tricks and some practice we now have a dog that walks calmly by our sides with a loose leash! We were sold after that session and have been using Gentle Canine ever since for our dog training needs. Amber and Kirsten are awesome people and very well-informed when it comes to dog training tactics…and our dog loves them! We highly recommend their training services.”
The trainers from Gentle Canine have just done wonders with my lab. They have been working with him since he was about 4 months old. His behavior in general is so much better. He is great around other people and dogs and he is now leash trained. His recall is terrific and he is a pleasure to be around. I have had many positive comments from people who dog sit. This has been the best thing I could ever do for him and it has paid off immensely. Thanks!!!
“Gentle Canine helped return sanity to our 3 dog household.”
“I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Gentle Canine. Amber came to my house when Buckley was just about 12 weeks old, and saved me. It had been many years since I had had a puppy, and I was a little frazzled. They presented me with so many tools to use to entertain, and "train" Buckley at the same time. Buckley is almost 8 months old now, and doing great. He follows commands and is very well socialized. I continue to use Gentle Canine for "field trips",( Buckley loves them). I also schedule training appointments when new questions or situations arise.”