Cooper

Cooper

“One morning last year, I opened my front door and my dog Cooper BOLTED outside, right into the street! I almost had a heart attack. Thankfully, there were no cars, so he didn’t get hurt, but I knew I needed to get a trainer before he did. I am so thankful that I found Stacy. Cooper responded immediately to her techniques. In just a few weeks, by following her instructions with some really fun and easy work everyday, he was already walking perfectly on a leash and doing the basic sit, down, stay commands, and having a great time too! Now opening the door is no issue at all, in fact, I can leave it open and walk all the way to the mailbox and stand there, he will not come until I call him. Stacy not only helped to train my dog, she also taught me some really important things regarding discipline, attention span, how to introduce my dog to other dogs in a way that yields the best results…I joke with her that she actually trained ME, not the dog! Stacy knows her stuff – she is truly a professional. I have referred her to several other happy clients, and will certainly continue to refer her!” Cindy G.,...
Maggie Mae

Maggie Mae

“I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with Maggie Mae’s training for her Canine Good Citizen Certificate. As you know she is a high energy little mite. She definitely had a bad case of popcorn butt (it would kept popping up). But, with your patience and knowledge she passed her test with flying colors. When we went to take her test at PetSmart I was so glad we had used you for her training. The class was full of large dogs and some were not that controlled even when they were going to take the test. With Maggie Mae only weighing five pounds it would have been intimating for her to be around all the big dogs before her training. We went in for her test very confident of our ability to perform the elements of the test. You were so great at following each required segment of the test. I had never trained a dog before, but you were wonderfully encouraging to me. When you found out I wanted to use Maggie Mae to visit retirement homes, you arranged for us do our training sessions at one in Frisco so we were able to train and visit at the same time. What a great idea. We continue to use all your lessons in our daily lives. What a pleasure to take a well behaved dog out in public or on a walk. She is so well behaved with the patients. Stacy, you went beyond the call of duty and you are a delight to spend time with. I readily recommend you to anyone who...
Booh

Booh

“Thank you for all the care and miracles! As you know, when I contacted you originally, I had a red-zone 5 1/2 month standard poodle. I had even emailed the “Dog Whisperer” to get on his show. I had gone through another trainer with some slight improvement but she had achieved getting my dog down to only two red zone attacks per week (not acceptable). He had been getting better with lots of work but still was very scary and unpredictable and looked like he had rabies at the dog groomers. I had three groomers tell me he was the worst dog they’d ever done. He was high energy and dominant aggressive…very stubborn and even playing was painfully rough. He would constantly challenge me. I had been bitten at least once a day since his arrival at 8 weeks. I had to use a muzzle for basic daily hygiene with him, the vet, groomers. I never knew when this sweet puppy would turn into a monster and try to kill me for he was totally unpredictable. I was getting to the end of my rope and didn’t know where to turn. I had tried a treadmill to burn energy, I took him on an hour and a half worth of walks a day (with him behind), he sat before eating, was trained to do basic obedience well and I was trying all the Dog Whisperer stuff to even get him where he was. I constantly was working with him. But I couldn’t seem to find the right discipline to make him respect me. He saw all discipline as a...

Riley

“We have a very energetic Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Riley, that pulled hard on his leash and jumped and barked excessively when the doorbell rang. Stacy showed us how to work with him to overcome these behaviors. He now walks calmly next to us when we walk him (Major Improvement) and, through we’re still working with him, he is easier to control when the doorbell rings. She also gave us tips on how to curb his barking whenever he sees anything pass the front window. Again, we’re still working on it, but with results. Stacy has an incredible, gentle and warm way with animals and is there, not only to work with the animals, but with the owners as well. We needed to know what to do just as much as our pet. I would recommend her to anyone looking to improve their pet’s behavior.” Bruce and Jill,...
Duke

Duke

“Rick and I are truly so grateful for your expertise training of our new German Shepherd dog, Duke. After being the owners of a small beagle for 16 yrs and his loss in May 2007. September 2007, we decided to rescue a 6 month old German shepherd and had no idea of how to train an inside “BIG” dog. Duke is now 1 yr old and approximately 110+ lbs and with Stacy’s training, we have adapted successfully! Duke is still being crate trained during the day as he’s got a lot of “puppy” in him yet! Stacy has a love for animals and they feel her love and calmness in her training methods. Duke does very well now with sit, stay, down, come and leash trained for walking. Stacy’s beagle, Alec also helped on a few training sessions for socializing and they’re so cute together (little dog/big dog!). Stacy and Alec will be pet sitting for us when we take a vacation and we feel very comfortable with her here as we feel like we’ve known her a very long time. We know Duke will have the best of care and have all of her love and tenderness. We would highly recommend Stacy & Alec to anyone. She’s absolutely wonderful! “ Rick and Rose,...
Casper

Casper

“My husband and I share our lives with two glorious Golden Retrivers, Huckleberry (7) and Casper, now 4 years old. Previous to this “pair of brown loafers”, were two other goldens. I mention this to highlight the fact that we THOUGHT we knew how to talk to our dogs; to train them to be minimally obedient. Then we met Stacy with Pawsitive Focus. Stacy gave us words and ways to say the words properly that have made all the difference in the ways our dogs listen to us and respond. As an example, BEFORE Stacy, opening the door to a guest was a ‘contact sport.’ AFTER working with Stacy, we are able to greet guests without Casper knocking them down with the traditional ‘golden greeting.’ Stacy made the training easy and even fun, taking a great deal of the stress out of the process. I whole-heartedly encourage you to speak with Stacy, follow her proven method of training both you and your pet. And continue to use Stacy as a resource.” Daphne L.,...