Signing our dog up for Flash Dog Training was one of the best decisions we ever made. When we adopted Ollie from a shelter 2 years ago, we quickly realized there would be many issues to work through. When left in his kennel, he would incessantly bark and try to chew through it. When at the dog park, he would “bully” certain dogs. When out for a walk, he would bark and growl at any dog he saw across the block. And when we took him on hikes, he would only come back to us when he felt like it.
Kiana and I had spent 30 weeks in dog training classes, hoping that with time we could work on her leash aggression, nervousness, and protectiveness around stranger dogs and humans. It got to a point where I dreaded going on walks around the park or on hikes with her because her reactivity was out of control and it wasn’t getting any better. After doing extensive research online I stumbled upon Flash Dog Training and read some of the reviews of other dog parents who had the same issues I was having. I finally reached out to Kerry and Bre at
Zahra gained so much freedom through her e-collar training, and I gained a sense of safety and control over my dog…
Zahra and I were referred to Kerry from another trainer in town who told us she was THE expert in e-collar training. At the time, while I was head over heels in love with my adorable new border collie puppy, I was also losing my mind trying to manage her incessant energy on my own. While I consider myself a pretty active person, Zahra came in to the world like a lightning bolt of nonstop energy and engagement. She was whip-smart and ready to learn/play/work ALL DAY LONG – and then some. I knew that I needed to find a
I reached out to Flash Dog Training after countless failed adventures where Atlas ignored all commands and got himself into trouble by going face to face with unknown leashed dogs while I was giving him the freedom to be off leash. Atlas used to practice selective hearing, somedays he listened and other days it felt as if he didn’t even know his own name. We had been working on recall primarily and had been approaching it all wrong. Nothing I tried worked. I would give him freedom he hadn’t earned which almost always resulted in me leaving each adventure in
With the tools that Kerry gave us, we now take her out and about all the time with the confidence that we are in control…
Our experience with Flash Dog Training has completely changed our lives. Up until Pepper went through 4 weeks of board and train with Kerry, we had lost hope in fixing some of her behavioral issues and we were actually changing our lives to cater to her instability. We were no longer going on hikes, taking her out in public, etc. because she simply could not handle herself around strangers, dogs, or people riding bicycles. Leading up to our decision to contact Kerry, we had tried extensive positive reinforcement training as well as rounds of different medications and nothing was working.
I called Kerry at Flash Dog Training because I felt I had tried everything with my Australian Shepherd, and nothing was working. Nell’s behavior was going from bad to worse, and I didn’t know what to do. Not only was her leash reactivity out of control towards other dogs, but she exhibited other aggressive behavior towards people and dogs (especially ones on TV in our home). This was a very big issue for me, as we spend a lot of time hiking on busy trails here in Colorado. After meeting with Kerry, I committed to the 3 week board and train
We got Maggie as a puppy from the SPCA. A few weeks later, I found out I was pregnant! Maggie is definitely a quirky dog. In our first few months with her, she was aggressive, hyperactive, and demanding. But, Maggie also had a sweet and loving side. As my belly got bigger, we got more and more nervous that Maggie would not cope well with a baby in the house. We decided to work with Kerry, to see if she could help!! Maggie did 1 on 1 training in our house with Kerry, as well as a three-week intensive sleep-away
We are extremely happy that we were able to train with Kerry as our instructor! After training with Kerry, we became sure that everyone in the family including Ben, our Cock-a-poo, would live together with satisfaction. Before training, Ben would bark continuously at people out of fear, especially towards men. However, after learning a command called “place”, he started to calm down and would be able to stay without feeling overwhelmed. During walks, we would use commands such as “sit” or “heel” to keep him occupied when walking by pedestrians. While occupied, he would not bark or lunge at people
Kerry, I just want you to know how much I appreciated all that you did for me and my three wonderful dogs for the last two years! Thanks to you, Panda is the perfect dog when out and about now. She is totally manageable and so much more tolerant when around other dogs. Cash is still a perfect dog as a result of your skilled training. My son, Antonio, now gets to swing and ride on all his toys with wheels without being charged at! Mikey, the monster, is still a work in progress since you left US for
Our first Bernese Mountain Dog, Macduff, was a wonderful gentle giant from a puppy onwards. We thought that we knew the breed but when we got our new puppy, MacLeod – wow!! We realized that we did not. He stole anything that he could, surfed the counters, ate socks, chewed his way out of his wooden pen – three times! and just generally misbehaved. He was clearly very smart but would not obey any commands and simply pleased himself. We decided to send him to boot camp and turned to Kerry for help.When we got him back after three weeks