Lets be upfront, finding a compatible dog trainer and someone you can trust is difficult. From the very first email interaction Natalie was professional, compassionate and listened attentively to my questions. She answered everything and was patient with me. Once she explained her training methods (which differ from many other dog trainers) I was sold.
My five-month-old puppy Ollie has been making leaps with his training. When Natalie is here training Ollie she is patient, understanding and explains her training methods in a simplified manner. Although anyone could take a book and learn how to train a dog, not everyone knows the tricks and emotional understanding of dogs, Natalie does.
Natalie is quick to reply to my emails/texts and has even provided me with after actions reports which I could reference for my training. She's not shy to ask you if you are keeping up with the training on our off time, as puppy training doesn't stop when she leaves the door. Which brings up another major reason why I chose Natalie, she comes to your home. As a father with a busy schedule this is a life savior.
I can go on talking about Natalie's training methods and her professionalism, but it won't do any good. Do yourself a favour and pass her a message. Even if you are hesitant, I strongly recommend you give her a few moments of your time, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Being a dog whisperer is a skill that not everyone can master, Natalie has.
Natalie was recommended to us through a neighbor who felt our Mocha needed some social training! He wasn't very nice with other dogs and sometimes people. Walking Mocha for me was not enjoyable and the door bell sent him into a frenzy! Our beautiful little puppy had turned into a very nervous dog.
We liked Natalie's positive approach to training. The walking improved so much; I was able to keep him beside me walking and I was able to distract him from issues before they happened. The door bell is also a big improvement; when one of our little visitors come and rings the door bell, Mocha no longer barks. He isn't totally over his barking; still work in progress. The door bell is a big accomplishment.
Natalie has experience with so many types of dogs and behavioural issues. Her approach is easy to understand, encouraging, and perhaps most importantly, humane and positive. Natalie, always enforced the training with documents that we could refer to.
We would recommend Natalie for any dog issues.
We want to thank Natalie for all her help with our family dog Anjo. Natalie is amazing to work with, super patient, kind, helpful, and encouraging. Anjo took to her right from the start and would get so excited every time she came. Training has been fun and family friendly, most of all productive. We are not the only ones who have see the change and positive growth in Anjo and us as dog owners. Our family, friends and neighbours have all made positive remarks.
Our family has recommended Natalie to others and will continue to recommend her.
Thank you again Natalie for all your help!