I live in NY – over 500 miles away – and Dory was still able to help me with behavioral issues I am having with my dog. Prior to my phone consultation with Dory – I was upset and emotionally distraught about the problems I was experiencing with my dog.
Dory had me carefully provide a history of my dog’s problems and the circumstances surrounding his behavior changes. She listened, she asked questions, she explained her methods and reasons for trying different approaches. Dory was patient and understanding and it was so obvious that she was willing and wanting to help me in any way she could.
I can honestly say that after our in-depth discussion – I had an immediate sense of relief. I feel that Dory has armed me with a wealth of information that I can incorporate into my training and on-going relationship with my dog.
I only wish I lived closer to be able to attend her classes or at least find someone locally with Dory’s experience, knowledge and genuine passion and love for dogs.
Dory is what I like to refer to as the Angel for Dog owners everywhere! She certainly is my Angel! I brought in my 2 year old shih tzu, Spike for Dory’s “We Train Program.” My BIGGEST concern was Spike’s constant house accidents and not going potty when he needed to and his jumping on people/furniture. Well from the very first meeting with Dory I immediately felt where have you been these past two years! I had been listening to other people, other so called trainers like @Pet Smart, and always ended up back to square one with my dog and very frustrated. I tried it all, potty pads, so called training classes at pet stores, and nothing worked. Believe you me I tried but I think my dog knew something was off. Dory worked with Spike for 12 days and I swear my dog is NOT the same dog I dropped off. I LOVE taking him for walks now. He goes potty when you tell him too. He doesn’t bark in the kennel except for the occasional fussy take me out to potty times. He LISTENS MY GOODNESS HE ACTUALLY LISTENS! When Dory showed me all Spike learned I was amazed at my dog. Spike was like look what I can do mommy! He sits, he stays, he comes, he lays down, he stays off the furniture, he goes potty on the leash! I was so nervous when she taught me what to keep working on but with practice it’s becoming second nature to us all. Spike is an amazing dog in training and I can’t wait to learn more with Dory. I highly recommend Dory and her Canine Obedience Training School. There is no other place like her, you will not regret your decision to become part of the family.
After adopting my Baylor - a 2 year old American Bully - from the NSPCA on February 1st of this year, I discovered that he suffered from SEVERE separation anxiety. I immediately began researching trainers to help me overcome this problem as I was a virtual prisoner in my home. I found Canine Obedience Training at Hunt Club and Dory...I spoke with Dory by phone and she generously gave me some pointers to get me started! I chose to go with private lessons as Baylor had not been socialized to other dogs. I can honestly say I have a COMPLETELY different dog now - calm, attentive and I'm able to leave my home! Dory gave US - Baylor AND I - the skills and confidence we both needed to move forward successfully! After each weekly lesson, we knew more, we learned more and were more closely bonded! She's a FABULOUS teacher and what I love best about her is she teaches by POSITIVE reinforcement!! There's nothing negative about Dory or COT! If you're looking for a trainer, she's the best!
I had to stop in and leave a review for Canine Obedience Training and say thank you to both trainers, Dory Hofmann and Bonnie Boger for taking the time to help me with my training with Ms Nina. She's a Borzoi, not a breed who usually does obedience and rally, and has titles in both and next year we're going for more. She recently passed her final therapy dog test (YAY!!) so now we're just waiting for the paperwork to be filed for us to be official. But, we couldn't have done it without COT and the awesome training COT provides. And, I have to say thanks to all those in our classes who...
Dory is what I like to refer to as the Angel for Dog owners everywhere! She certainly is my Angel! I brought in my 2 year old shih tzu, Spike, for Dory’s “We Train Program.” My BIGGEST concern was Spike’s constant house accidents and not going potty when he needed to and his jumping on people/furniture. Well from the very first meeting with Dory I immediately felt where have you been these past two years! I had been listening to other people, other so called trainers like @Pet Smart, and always ended up back to square one with my dog and very frustrated. I tried it all, potty pads, so...
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