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Great Experience. Great experience at Sit Means Sit, Austin, TX. I'm currently working with Danielle to train my one year old German Shepherd. I am amazed at how fast she is learning and progressing after just four lessons. It's been a fun experience for my dog and I and it's so rewarding when people tell me how well behaved she is.
AMAZING!. Yes, If you are enjoying pulling your owner along by the leash, then he needs to let you drag him in the direction of Sit Means Sit! You will be surprised at how quickly your life will change and how calm and enjoyable a walk can really be. Who knows, there may be treats included! Seriously, these guys know what they are doing and do it so well. Don't waste your time and money any place else!
Sit Means Sit.
I had a barking lab (Calcite) and a bolting beagle (Zoe). We have never been able to take them anywhere because of the barking and running away. Now I'm the one in control. Shelly taught us how to get our dogs attention and to keep it.
I also love the different intensities on the collar. Calcite works at a 5 or 6, Zoe trains at a one. In fact, Zoe use to shake when we put her collar on. Shelly taught us how to get her over that and now she wags her tail when the collar comes out. There is nothing hot dogs won't fix!
Zoe comes the first time you call her and Calcite is much better about barking. At least now I feel there is light at the end of the tunnel. Each time she barks, we have a system in place to distract her from that behavior. It is taking practice but I see improvement with each session, both during training and at home during our practice sessions.
These folks love the dogs they work with and are fantastic problem solvers. All dogs are different and they have a plan to fix whatever is going on with your canine(s).
Client support is fantastic. They want you happy and will do whatever it takes to make sure you get what you asked for. You tell them what your needs are and they will meet them.
Hi Peg and April,
Thanks for the fantastic review! We strive to make all of our clients happy and we are glad to know you are both happy with Zoe's and Calcites progress. I loved working with the four of you and always had a ton of fun and laughs and our sessions. We are jealous of your upcoming travels. - Shelly Pfeifer
My Boxer Has Manners!. My 9 month old Boxer puppy and I were really butting heads, I wanted him to listen and he didn't want to. He was really pushing the bounderies with me and I didn't know how to control it. We signed up with Sit means Sit about 2 months ago and I could tell a difference after the first lesson. My puppy is still a goofy fun puppy but with manners! He is better trained than all of my friends older dogs that should know better by now. Life is easier and more peaceful with a well trained dog. Every penny spent was well worth it and I'll do it again if I get another dog. Thanks so much Sit Means Sit for helping me "like" my dog even more!
Hi Destini. Thank you very much for the feedback. Shelly and I loved working with you and Max and can't wait to take it to the next level at group! Keep up the great work and we will see you soon!
Miracle Workers!!. I decided to try Sit Means Sit when I bought my first dog. My husband and I initially tried PetSmart puppy classes, but decided that it wasn't as effective as we wanted. We wanted to be able to take Lexi anywhere with us and have her not be a nuisance around other people or dogs. Before Sit Means Sit, I would literally have to drag Lexi on walks. She didn't listen very well, and obeyed when and if she wanted to! After Sit Means Sit, Lexi is a great listener. She is such a pleasure and great on walks. At only 7 months old, she is so much more well behaved than any of my friends' dogs who are much older! Thank you, Troy and Shelly!!!!
We really enjoyed working with you and Lexi and she is so much fun to have at group. I especially love her confidence and watching her - the little girl - play with the big dogs.
Awesome training that works.
Sadie is a typically stubborn Great Pyrenees. She used to jump up to greet people she likes, pull me on leash and determine where we would go on walks and bark incessantly whenever she would hear an odd sound.
Now she is highly cooperative dog who does not jump up, 'heels' on command and barks once only to let me know she has heard something unusual, then stops. That's after less than 3 weeks of training.
Life is much more pleasant for both of us now. I highly recommend Sit Means Sit!
Sadie is such a sweet dog and amazingly gentle (and yes stubborn) for how large she is. We miss having her around the house and she was a lot of fun to train. We are looking forward to seeing both of you at our group classes so we can keep the training moving forward. Thank you very much for the kind words!
Awesome training!!!. I have a 1 year old lab that is now behaving like a pro. I am able to take my dog anywhere and I am sure she do what I need her to do. Lola is a happy dog and I am a happier dog owner. I recommend Sit means Sit!
Thank you very much for the dog training feedback! I love working with you both and Lola. It is always so much fun and I think we spend more time laughing then training sometimes! Please keep up the good work and I can't wait to see you at group again!
Taking My Dog to The Next Level!.
As a life long dog lover and owner, I've trained many dogs over the years. As an animal shelter volunteer trainer, I've come to realize that the key to having a strong life-long bond with your dog is dependent upon there being a high level of communication. In short, the dog needs to understand what you want him to do and then do it, despite any outside distractions.
I met Troy at the Pecan Festival in Austin, and I was impressed by the level of attention that he was able to maintain in his dogs. (Even off lead). After meeting with Troy and introducing our German Shepherd "Kobe" to him, it was a "no brainer" to decide to put Kobe into the program. I should say that I'd been training kobe from the time he was 10 weeks old. He was solid in basic obedience, and also knew more than a few tricks. We really had no complaints... My goal was to take a good dog, and make him great!
Kobe is now about 11 months old, and we have been using Sit Means Sit's program for about 2 months. I can take kobe into a crowded park off lead, work him around kids and other dogs with absolutely no concern for his safety or the safety of others. It's uncanny, it's like he is an extension of my arm, from across a ball park! I could not be more happy with his progress, and I fully expect that he will continue to advance in terms of what he's able to do and understand. And the best part is that he's happy, and can't wait for our training sessions. I would recommend Troy and his company without reservation to anyone looking to improve the human-canine bond!
Troy- From one dog person to another, thanks for your support and guidance in taking Kobe to the next level!
Cedar Park, Texas
Thank you very much for the kind words. There is only one thing I like better then a very satisfied customer, and that is a happy obedient dog! I can say for certain that Kobe is that. What as great dog you have and he and you are lucky to have each other. Great job with Kobe and keep up the good work and your volunteer work. It has been my pleasure to work and train with you both as your dog trainer!
Good Results for a Fearful Pit Bull..
Sit Means Sit is amazing! The work they've done with my pit bull, Bandit, has been miraculous. Before Bandit started training with Troy, he was shy and fearful of other dogs. He also had anxiety problems when I would leave the room and would start chewing into anything, including the dry wall. His anxiety didn't stop there. We couldn't even take him outside without him being anxious and fearful of leaving his "home".
With the four training sessions that Bandit has undergone, he's had a complete 180 turn around. He's able to go on the balcony without going crazy; barking, trying to jump over the balcony or trying to attack dogs that walk too close to the balcony.
His anxiety is still present, but we're all able to leave the house without worrying about anything being chewed up. It's a work in progress with him, but we are happy with his progress because we can take him on walks with leashes, we can let him roam on our balcony and we can let him be around other dogs.
And so is Bandits owners amazing! Bandit could have very easily been a dog someone could have tried to justify to themselves to have put down or to leave at a shelter. However, these great owners took Bandit in when there were some issues from the start. When the issues got harder and more persistent, instead of giving up and giving up the dog, they called a dog trainer to work with them on his training and behavioral issues. They showed the kind of dedication necessary when you make a commitment to another living thing. Dogs are not toys, they are living creatures and deserve this kind of dedication. Bandit was a big handful and severely impacted their lifestyle. In the last month or so I have watched his owners work hard and follow direction (and get creative themselves) to work with Bandit and make huge changes in his behavior. Bandit is still a work in progress, but he is already a much happier, confident and most importantly less anxious dog. Great job Debbie and Bandit!!!
Easiest training i have ever seen. Buddy my 6 year old great white pyrenees, had issues, if he got the oportunity to get out he was gone, and he didn't come back until he was good and ready. if you could find him he would run from you. and his favorite thing to do was stand in the middle of the street, just to see that terified look on your face when a car came by. and his other issue- don't touch my feet or i will bite you, and don't even think about trimming my nails. he need traiing on lots more. when you're 150lbs of dog its easy to get to be the one in charge. after trying all kinds of things from invisible fencing, installing gates, reading books, and a couple of surgeries to remove du claws. adn going through 10 groomers who all now refused to shave or trim his nails. i finally refered to dog training and this one seemed the most humane, friendly and offered up exactly what i needed. i must say i was surprised- on my first raining when buddy placed on top of a picnic table. i was impressed. buddy was a fast learner and has done amazingly well. and he is happy to boot. he has only gotten out once, he now understands to stay in the yard, and when he did get out i found him next door, told him to stay, walked up and walked him home, it's only been a short time and we are still working on the feet issue but have come allong way. we now make regular trips to lowes to walk around and he goes almost every whee with me i can take him. Troy has been wonderful., his follow up and compation for his training is amazing. he truly knows what customer service is and is there for you 100%. due to the extreme heat we have ot attended as many park lessons as i have wanted but we will be there in the fall and will continue our training with Troy for life. he has made buddy and i both safer and happier.
Well I think you made me bush. Those were very kind words and thank you! We at Sit Means Sit Dog training really do strive to have super happy, confident and obedient dogs and happy, confident and satisfied owners. You and Buddy have done a great job and I really appreciate all of your had work! I cannot wait to see him soon at group!
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