Colonial Dog Training Buffalo Testimonials
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Very flexible with training appointments! Danielle is awesome and she is always available for help/questions when needed. I saw improvements in our dog after his first training session. I would highly recommend – lifelong training at an affordable price!Lindsey W.
I have a dog named Bane. He was extremely “out of control.” By that I mean, he jumped all over people, wouldn’t listen, chewed up my clothes and furniture, and just anything a puppy does that is bothersome and problematic.
I called Colonial Dog Training and they sent a woman named Danielle Jackson over to train my dog. I learned so much from her! I can honestly say that she was the best trainer that we’ve ever had. We had previously hired other “professionals,” but none of them seemed to work out at all. I had not seen any improvement in Bane’s behavior. After Danielle trained him, he became a completely different dog! It was truly amazing! I definitely recommend hiring these trainers because I have already tried so many and Colonial was the only one that worked. Danielle walked us through the entire process and we used all of the tools that she gave us in order to train Bane. Bane is now doing great. We love him and he is our well behaved child that we’ve always wanted! So thank you Colonial for sending such an amazing dog trainer to us! I can truly say that she changed our life!
-A Very Satisfied Customer!Stephanie M.
We were kicked out of ever veterinary office we visited because my pup was such a biter and in 1 visit Danielle had started to restore the balance in our world. My husband is even coming around and finding it hard not to comment on how well the dogs are doing…which naturally I transform into I was right and he was wrong. Everyone needs Danielle in their lives, she is amazing!!Alison B.
Have you tried basic obedience classes and feel frustrated that your dog has issues? I did it all- classes, reading online, and doggie daycare. My dog just got worse- barking at men with hats, children, anything within a two block radius of my house including trucks driving by!!!! UGH!!! Then she began nasty scary growling and shaking/jaw chattering with anxiety towards other dogs. That’s what happens with dogs that have issues they just escalate if you don’t understand how to apply consistency to communicate what appropriate behaviors are expected.
I found Danielle online and met with her. I LOVED the fact that she would come to the house and would work with me supporting an individual plan that would directly address the relationship between my dog and I. She uses a positive process that gives me tools THAT WORK!!!! I didn’t know how to train a dog! It sounds like a lot to pay but you will get your moneys’ worth!
Danielle responds immediately via text and phone messages so I can cope with issues as they arise! It’s an incredible service that is changing my dog, my ability to control my dog and hence my dogs happiness! Danielle is a gifted dog trainer who will be there for you!!! Her training is changing our lives; there is no more barking at trucks or men in hats. NO MORE jaw chattering and anxiety! You will not be sorry- if you want a happy dog and happy household contact Danielle!!!! A++++++Catherine L.
Our first time ever getting a dog my boyfriend and I decided to go right ahead and adopt a Rottweiler. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into until it was time to start training him. He is a very smart and loyal dog but was also trying to test us. It got to a point where we needed to get some help from a professional. I did a lot of research looking for the right person to help us. We tried to do basic training at a facility and it wasn’t for us. We needed more one on one specialized training. I came across colonial dog training and set up a meet and great with Danielle. When Danielle got to our house she was extremely professional and knew exactly how to interact with our at the time extremely hyper and poorly mannered dog. Before she left he was listening to her as we had been working with her for weeks. We signed up and started training with her. She was very educated with the breed and you can tell she loves what she does. She told us we could contact her at any time and she meant that. I have reached her at all weird hours on any day and she has always gotten back to us. She meets with us whenever we ask and gives us exercises to do to work with our boy when she’s not around. She helped us through a tough time with our stubborn boy and still continuing check in with us! 10/10 I would recommend her to anyone!Samantha B.
Hiring Danielle from Colonial Dog Training is the best desicion we could have made for our family. She provided us with the knowledge we needed to get our crazy dogs under control. Before her first visit I was seriously wondering how I was going to keep my sanity dealing with our newest pup. She is very dominant and I was concerned for the safety of my children and other 2 dogs. Danielle was on time for every meeting and always professional. She always responds promptly when I have questions and even goes above and beyond to check in with our progress often. I highly recommend Danielle and Colonial Dog Training Buffalo.Crystal B.
“Our family dog is a miniature poodle, when my wife and I got him we never thought such a tiny, cute thing would be such a handful. Baxter was a good puppy but had a bit of mischievousness in him. He would steal things and like to be chased around, he also had bad separation issues. When Baxter hit the infamous “terrible twos” the cute mischief turned into a nightmare. Baxter got into routine habits of stealing night lights out of the wall, pot holders, toilet paper, any decorations we had around our house, jumping on people as they entered our house and worst of all he barked. The barking wasn’t a normal barking like most dogs do towards strangers or noises (though he did that too). Every night Baxter would stand in front of my wife or I and very loudly bark and bark and bark. The bark was very consistent and sometimes he would do it until his voice was rough and scratchy. We tried to play with him, even walk him for as much as an hour or so to get his energy out, but he would not stop. Eventually he started to do it throughout the day as well. It got so bad that the only way to stop it was for my wife and me to go to bed or leave the house. We tried all sorts of tricks from the pet store: calming treats and scents, hand clickers and horns for training, we even tried a shock collar but once we saw how cruel it was, we could not put him through that. The last thing we wanted to do was give him up. Expecting our first child, we knew we needed help with making sure Baxter would help create the right environment for a newborn and so we looked into training.
Training was something my wife constantly brought up and I shot down because I was under the common assumption that training a dog was useless if they weren’t still a pup. I was also hesitant about the cost and that after spending the money that it wouldn’t yield any results, or at least results that would last. Giving in, we contacted an agency that put us in contact with Danielle and we were set to begin training. At the initial consult Danielle explained that we will see results right after the first run at “doggie boot camp”. Right off the bat my wife and I felt very comfortable around Danielle and how she approached Baxter and our concerns, but we were both honestly hesitant about the confidence we had that Baxter could be “fixed”. But it was our last resort next to giving him up. To sum up the entire experience, our hesitance and reservations about our ability to train a dog who is past his puppy stage was completely discredited. Danielle kept her word because after the first appointment Baxter showed tremendous improvement, my wife and I couldn’t believe it! Danielle right away “diagnosed” the situation and presented us with different things to work on: such as anxiety and making sure Baxter knew we were the boss of the house and not him. Each week training was watching Danielle work with Baxter and then hands on for us so we could work with him at home. My wife and I immediately felt a feeling of ease and relaxation as we could see a change in our pet. The most important thing was he still felt like our pet. His affection didn’t change towards us and he was still the dog we loved, only better behaved. Having Baxter learn to go to a “place” was the most impressive moment for us. By the end of the first half hour lesson Baxter would go to and stay in his place (which was a bed we bought him) on our command. Danielle made sure Baxter felt that his place was safe and comfortable and that he stayed there until we commanded him otherwise. This was extremely helpful when we had company come over or had our hands full with the baby.
Throughout the entire process Danielle was more than we could have imagined. She was very flexible when it came to scheduling, working around our separate (and busy) schedules. She was very open to communication and we knew we could text or call her any time with questions or concerns. Danielle would also check in every few days to ask about progress and if we needed more time to work with Baxter before the next lesson. We would even send her joking pictures and captions of us putting our potholders and night lights out claiming we were “taking back our house”. We could easily tell Danielle had a passion for dogs and a wide range of knowledge. While very professional she also made our relationship feel as if we invited a friend into our house who just also happened to be a dog trainer. After our initial five appointments Danielle took extra steps to help us out with Baxter because she was that dedicated to his progress. On two occasions Danielle accompanied us to the vet, once as a test run to get Baxter feeling comfortable and once for an actual appointment. More than a few months have passed and Baxter to us is a completely different dog. There are days where he has a relapse to what we call his “past life” (though he has not barked at us once since training), and that is okay with us. Danielle gave us such good guidance and confidence that if we need to give Baxter commands he listens and responds right away. He has not lost his spunk or personality (another fear we had going into professional training), he just listens to us and respects us. We have been able to enjoy our knew baby and new piece of mind, thanks to Danielle our happy little family become even stronger and definitely more relaxed.”