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I had taken traditional training classes at the local pet store before I met Maggie. Toby is my first dog, so this is all new territory for me. At the pet store we zoomed past a new technique each week, not really grasping the concept from the week before. I decided to go with a more individualized approach and that is how I got connected with Maggie. Night and day difference! With Maggie we worked on only what I wanted to reinforce at home. Her approach to dog training is extremely effective. There has never been a need to stress over Toby's behavior. Maggie has taught me to reward the behavior I want to see and I will have a more manageable/balanced dog. Even my neighbors have commented on what a calm puppy I have! I recommend Maggie to anyone needing a dog trainer who knows her business. I have always felt you get what you pay for...generic pet store training or individualized attention in your own home with an experienced, well educated dog trainer. She is well worth the investment!
- Lucy & Toby
We tried the traditional group training at other locations, and failed obedience class. Those classes are not set up for the individualized attention desired. A friend referred us to this company. Within a half hour of the first session, we saw a whole new dog; she was listening more and obeying better. Maggie was able to adjust the individual issues that we were having with our Angel. The excellent service and follow up goes above and beyond our expectations; it truly deserves more than five stars.
-Dale & Angel
I liked being able to watch Maggie train our dogs and then have her give personalized feedback as I worked with the dogs. I liked that she focused on the goals that were most important to us... We were at the point where we almost had to surrender one of our dogs because our dogs kept fighting, but with Maggie’s help we have been able to identify some ways to work with our dogs to prevent them from further fighting. The training she gave us and them has been extremely helpful, and we have seen a big improvement in their behavior. I would not hesitate to refer someone else to Practical Obedience.
We like that (the training) was focused to our dog and our needs. And we loved the post follow up emails. My only wish is that we would've done this sooner!
-Ian, Becky & Echo
As a veterinarian I often don't have the time required during exams to really give the attention that is needed when it comes to addressing a dog's behavior. I am so lucky to have Maggie and her crew as trusted professionals I can refer my clients to.
-Dr. Becky Krull, DVM, Green Bay & Allouez Animal Hospital
I would highly recommend Practical Obedience for any dog training needs. I enlisted Maggie's help after adopting my first dog. I got him around the holidays just over a year ago and was having a hard time finding any 'traditional' group classes starting in the near future, so I decided to use Practical Obedience to start teaching my dog some manners until I could get into a class. I was immediately impressed with Maggie's ability to predict behavior and explain my dog's actions to me. She worked on things I wanted to work on, and got results with reward based training. I was surprised by her approach, which lacks any sort of judgement or force. I never felt reprimanded for anything I had tried with my dog, she just offered alternatives that may work better. I did finally get into a group training class and didn't see the results or attention that we got with Maggie. I have gone back to Maggie to work on different behaviors from basic commands to specific needs for our family, and I will keep going back to her.