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Review for Alpha K9 Service Program, Sacramento, CA, USA
My yellow lab puppy, Abby, started with the traditional treat based training. I realized early on that she was going to need something a bit more structured. Abby is your typical lab with a wiggle butt, gotta jump up on your face and bark at you kind of puppy.
AlphaK9 was the best decision I made regarding her training. The first thing I noticed was that there were no treats. Her reward for good work was praise and encouragement. And Susan Newell (our trainer) worked with me on "the Mommy Voice" when I needed to be more firm. Suzie would always take time to ask about Abby's progress and we would go over what needed more attention. More often than not it was "me" that was not giving Abby proper commands correctly. Suzie was patient and persistent with me.
Today Abby still show signs of a lab puppy but she has improved tremendously. She is calmer, more obedient and doesn't jump on people. She will actually sit while I am talking to someone. The wiggle butt thing pops up occasionally but it is manageable.
I highly recommend AlphaK9 to anyone that wants to bring out the best in their dog.