Owner Approved • Dog Approved • Veterinarian Approved
"Hands down Maggie has it nailed down, perfect communication and hires the best of the best! I cannot think of a single negative and I am so grateful for how they have helped my sweet Bixby grow. I wish it didn’t have to end. 😍😍🥰🥰🙏🙏"
~ John & Bixby ~
"It is extremely common to discuss behavioral concerns at the veterinary office. However, it is also common to be limited in training, conversations, and options in this setting. We are extremely happy to have an awesome resource in Practical Obedience LLC and refer clients to them often. We cannot stress how important it is to have someone working with pet owners in environments and applications outside the vet clinic for training. Mutual trust and communication between our organizations is vital, and we feel Practical Obedience provides this and more."
~ Riverside Animal Hospital Veterinarians ~
"Mutual trust and communication"
"My husband and I have taken both our puppies through the puppy day school program and couldn't be happier with the results! Shana was such a pleasure to work with, & her and Maggie are still available to us months later to follow up for tips/tricks on training. Would absolutely recommend them for any sort of dog training and would come back for any future help we would need for our current or future dogs!"
~ Jen ~
"Eager to collaborate"
"The behavioral issues that challenge many of our patients are complex and can’t be solved quickly in the exam room. We’re more likely to succeed in managing these beloved dogs when we adopt a team approach. Having a trainer who’s knowledgeable and is eager to collaborate is so valuable, and we’ve built that relationship with Maggie and her colleagues at Practical Obedience. We’re so excited to hear that Practical Obedience will be expanding their services to include Puppy DaySchool. Early socialization is the first step to avoiding behavior issues that impact quality of life for the whole family. Our clients whose adult dogs have needed a little extra help have enjoyed working with Maggie, and now we’re looking forward to recommending Puppy DaySchool to our newest patients."
~ Drs. Cheryl Skaletski, Tara Johanek, Roberta Riedi, and Margaret Eastman
Bay East Animal Hospital ~
"Recommend to anyone!"
"One of the best training experiences a puppy can go through! As a professional dog trainer, I know how very important those critical socialization weeks are and Maggie and her team of qualified trainers have put together an amazing Puppy DaySchool program that I recommend to anyone! Puppy DaySchool is worth every penny of the investment made in my puppy's education. My Rogan entered DaySchool at eight weeks of age and graduated at fourteen weeks not only having so many basic skills in place but also having experienced new places, sights, sounds, smells, people (including rowdy children), and safe interaction with dogs of different sizes and ages (his classmates!). With my schedule there is no way I could have addressed all the necessary aspects of Rogan's early development and socialization that this program has covered. Although we have years to go, he is a puppy after all, Rogan has the foundations needed to continue to build skills and be the most well rounded socially appropriate boy he can be. It gave me great pleasure to know that when I dropped my baby off for "school" I could trust he was being treated with kindness and respect during all aspects of the training and socialization process. Thank you! My only regret is that the program wasn't longer."
~ Silvia & Rogan ~
"I learned so much from doing training with Practical Obedience. My 6 year old now walks with a gentle leader perfectly. Also have a new puppy that I needed to learn so much to train him better. Connie and Kailey were awesome with my boys. Very caring trainers and know how to train me how to train my dogs. Thank you."
~ Mary ~
"Our go-to recommendation"
"Practical Obedience is our go-to recommendation for all things dog training. We love that we are able to work in conjunction with Maggie and her team to develop plans for our patients and clients. We appreciate that Practical Obedience uses science based, positive reinforcement training and we always feel confident when referring our patients to them for everything from puppy socialization to dogs with aggression or fear issues."
~ Dr. Tracy Kusik, DVM • Trout Creek Veterinary Center ~
"The staff at Practical Obedience are top-notch. They understand animal behavior and have an excellent approach to helping manage and prevent behavioral problems. They are the first people we recommend to the clients of Gentle Vet Animal Hospital"
~ Dr. Daniel Gray, Gentle Vet Animal Hospital ~