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Here’s a great email from a brand new client that started her 8 month old Belgian Malinois yesterday — What can we do for YOUR dog?
“OMG!!!! Been working on the few commands, sit, heel, break, and had to change the “lets go” to “here boy”. Our lab kept jumping around thinking she was going for a car ride. Took Axel on his morning walk, he was like a whole new dog and it hadn’t even been 24 hours since the training began. It was the first time we were able to walk all three dogs together, (usually Axel goes by himself he would get crazy with the other two around so trying to get out of the neighborhood to the bike trail was insane). His heeling was really good, no pulling no barking no trying to chew and shake the leash. His coming in the field was excellant, then Luna (the lab) saw a rabbit and they both chased it, so I did the “come” command, and it took two “comes” and he ran back. I was amazed and impressed, I told Joel, in six months I couldn’t even imagine what he will be doing. He has been playing frisbee and has noticably become less obsessive, I am so amazed! Can’t wait for the next session!”
Way to go, Teri and Axel!
So this summer we participated in the Buffalo Bill Days parade in Golden, CO. We extended an invitation to have clients and their dogs join us – of course to show off their amazing dogs and their training! In spite of being a little anxious, Jennie came along with her dog, Mazie. I told her not to worry, it would be fun and Mazie would do great, then we’d all go swimming to cool off. She said, “oh no, Mazie can’t swim, we can’t ever get her in the water”, to which I jumped at the chance to teach her and give Mazie some new freedom!
I just came across Jennie’s email again, and thought I’d share it. If you’d like you’re dog to swim, call us!
Dear Anthony and Bob,
First of all, thank you both very much for including Mazie and me in the parade today. It was so much fun. Mazie loved all the attention. She was off-leash for the entire parade! Thanks to the training you have provided, she was able to do so extremely well today.
Thanks, Anthony, for taking the time to get Mazie in the water. What a beautiful site to see this big white dog in the water and having fun!
I had a wonderful morning and certainly appreciate the t-shirt, but more than that, being asked to participate. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! You guys ROCK!!!
Thank you, Jennie, for sharing in the fun and for the kind words – all we did was show you how, you did all the work to gain the rewards!
Our client, Sue, is well on her way to a newer, happier time with her dog, Molly! Molly completed Sit Means Sit Denver’s one week Board and Train program and has had a huge jump start to the next steps in their lives – including wanting to go to the Farmer’s Market!
Way to go Molly and Sue!
Here’s an update video of Zeus, our 9 month old Pit Bull client, who’s living with me in our Board and Train program. This video shows his progress over the last 6 days. Sit Means Sit Denver is all about dog obedience training as a path to fun and freedom with your dog. His owners have had a very hard time getting control of this happy, active dog. They love him and want to have a trained dog that they can feel more confident including in their activities. From what he’s learning, they’re going to be very capable of that!
Our clients recently enrolled their 9 month old Pit Bull in our Board and Train package. Let’s take a look at Zeus’ progress on Day 2!
Check out our Hawaii friends, Scott Sanchez and Beck, working out on the beach! Using boundaries, in this case the beachfront, is a great way to teach your dog directional work and running straight lines. Useful in hunting and retrieve work, it’s also a lot of fun to troubleshoot and improve our skills as handlers and increase our dogs toolbox of tricks!
Anthony, Bob, and Sit Means Sit,
Jenni and I thought it was time to give a little info about our dogs and our experience with you.
We began training with Sit Means Sit in late spring/early summer of 2010. Our female German Shepherd, Hayden, was two years old at the time. She was very dog and people aggressive. She was uncontrollable on walks, and basically too much to deal with when we were outside the comfort of our own house. Atley was a young six month old German Shepherd pup that was ready to learn, but was he getting influenced by his older sister’s bad habits. We decided it was time to get Hayden under control and start off on the right foot with Atley.
We met with Anthony for an initial consultation. At the time, Hayden was determined to eat Anthony and Phaneuf. Anthony worked with Hayden for all of five minutes and had her totally under control. WE WERE SOLD!!! We are coming up on a year of training with Sit Means Sit. It has totally changed our dogs and how they behave away from home. There is not a situation that we don’t feel 100% comfortable having them off leash. Neither show any sign of aggression in any situation now. They love their new jobs and are eager to work for us.
Thanks for everything,
Dear Anthony, Bob, Jay, and Marianne,
We would like to “paws” for a moment to thank you for helping us become better canine citizens. Our Human Mom is no longer embarrassed when she takes us for a walk in the neighborhood. We are no longer afraid of other dogs, but we are respectful of them.
We have only been attending classes for a matter of weeks, but we feel so much better about ourselves these days. We needed the confidence your classes have been able to give us. Our favorite part of class is making new friends.
We know we have a long way to go in our training, but that’s the fun part, at least that’s what our Human Mom has been telling us. We enjoy the classes, and we even enjoy the “Home-Work,” because that gives us our Human Mom’s undivided attention. That also means we must get our training walks in everyday, because otherwise the teachers will know we haven’t been practicing. We don’t want to be sent to the office!
Thank you for your patience with us as we learn our new skills. We appreciate your accepting us for the beagles we are, and are excited about the beagles we are to become. Who knew we had potential?!?!
Thank you for your training, “Sit Means Sit.”
Beagle Hugs and Kisses,
Beagle Bailey and the Bandit
My husband and I started training our 15-month old Great Dane Olaf with the Sit Means Sit collar just a few weeks ago and we couldn’t be more happy. Olaf received training as a puppy through a leash-based program. While we did get results with this program, we didn’t like that Olaf would disobey when off-leash. We had been thinking about using a collar system, and that’s what attracted us to Sit Means Sit. We had private lessons with Anthony initially, which were great. We’ve also started group classes, which are helping Olaf stay attentive around distractions. It only took a few days for my husband and I to get used to the remote and collar…3 weeks later and we are very impressed with the changes we’ve seen in Olaf already. We can walk him off-leash safely (which we never thought we could do, EVER) as he is very curious and will dart off. Even while off-leash, he will stay by us. He seems more calm through the day, and his obedience has greatly improved, which was our primary concern with a baby on the way. In 3 short weeks, we are so thankful to have found Sit Means Sit. Next time, we’ll use them from the start!Jenna and Chris