Babee is a one year old female blue heeler mix I adopted from the Atlanta Humane Society just six weeks ago. Although she is very smart, her mother (me) didn't have the patience to train her on her own. Bob Moorefield, owner of Alpha Dog Academy, was the first person I thought of when seeking a trainer, because he trained an AHS puppy I adopted over 25 year ago. Bob trained Babee in my home but also worked with her outside to put her in different situations and with distractions. In three weeks Bob taught Babee to heel, sit, lay down, stay (including long distance stays), "go to place" along with other commands. He is a fabulous trainer and as important, an amazing teacher for the owner. He was very patient with me and made sure that he pointed out areas of improvement when necessary. I also want to point out how excited Babee would get when Bob arrived for her lesson. I can't say enough about Bob's professionalism, compassion and patience while training Babee and me. I know I can always call Bob if needed with any follow up questions and/or support.
Posted: 6/20/2016 • Link to this review
Bob Morefield is amazing. In just 2 weeks, he trained my Great Pyrenees rescue to heel, sit, come, stay, down and he also helped him overcome a paralyzing fear of our basement stairs. My dog is so excited to see him every time he arrives and he is clearly smitten through his training sessions. On top of all that, he really cares about the dogs. My dog got really sick for a few days and Bob called frequently to check on him to see how he was doing and offer his support. I can't recommend h highly enough, he truly is amazing with dogs and a super nice and helpful man as well.
Posted: 3/17/2016 • Link to this review
We obtained Bob's service for our beloved German Shepherd that passed away at age 14 in 2009. After 4 years we decided to get another German Shepherd puppy. We knew we would need Bob to train him. Bob came to our home 5 days a week for 3 weeks. Within the first couple of days he had our dog obeying his commands. Our dog went from being crazy all over the place, to calm and much more relaxed. Bob takes the time to get to know you, your family and your dog and uses the information to help with the best training for your pet. You can not find a better dog trainer out there. We are very pleased with all of his help. He truly will take the time to answer all your questions, understand your dog and give you gentle corrections to help you through the training process. It is well worth the time and money! You will not be disappointed!
Posted: 2/25/2015 • Link to this review
Bob is a true professional and a Gentlemen. He is responsive and has helped us tremendously with our puppy. He came everyday into our house and trained our puppy, he also managed to come over the week-end so that he could answer our questions live and help us train our dog. He is always available. I highly recommend Bob and will use him again.
Posted: 2/02/2015 • Link to this review
We got a dog this summer and thought we could train him on our own. When we realized how deluded we were, we called Bob. From the moment he stepped in the door he was in control of our little Schnoodle. He calmly and clearly took us step by step through the process of encouraging the behaviors we sought and discouraging those we did not...the dog learned faster than we did--he had to train us too! :) I cannot recommend anyone more highly; working with Bob was delightful and effective and we have the sweet puppy to prove it.
Posted: 11/14/2014 • Link to this review
After using Bob Moorefield at Alpha Dog to train our two previous German shepherds, we knew we were going to need him for our new GS puppy Max. Bob has so much experience and patience, he makes what he does look easy. Within days of starting training, our puppy was like a different dog! I would (and have) highly recommend using Bob Moorefield to train your dog. You will not regret it!
Posted: 5/24/2014 • Link to this review
Bob did a great job working with our little Beagle. She has become a pleasure, good manners and is regularly complimented for her behavior. Bob really shows his dedication and love for his job and it really shows. My liitle one really enjoyed her daily visits from Bob and we all benefitted from the experience.
Posted: 12/28/2011 • Link to this review
Bob Morfield did an excellent job of training our rescue dog Sugar. It was impressive to see the daily progress that she made under Bob's direction. We found Bob very conscientious, dedicated and easy to work with. Having him come to our home was a real time saver and very convenient. At the end of the process, Sugar was a different dog - in a very good way. Bob really understands animals and what they need, training wise, to become successful. Interestingly, he was quite effective in training us! We are better, more confident dog owners, and we really enjoyed the process. I would recommend the Alpha Academy to anyone.
Posted: 11/15/2011 • Link to this review
Bob Moorfield is the owner of Alpha Academy and I worked with him 18 years ago and so when I got Max, my beautiful 2-year old Australian Shepherd, I knew I had to call Bob. Bob came to my house 5 days per week for 3 weeks and taught Max basic obedience. Max loved him and responded beautifully. Bob knows so much about dogs. It is very inspiring to work with a top-drawer professional who values so highly the care and treatment of dogs. Bob has so much insight about dog behavior and gave me so many useful tips about basic obedience, but also bathing, transporting in the car, keeping the dog from jumping on the bed (!?), how to handle during mealtime--you name your topic of interest and this guy has an answer that works. In addition to the training, Bob provided a follow-up visit at no charge and provided technical assistance over the phone. I give Alpha Academy the highest recommendation possible.
Posted: 12/10/2010 • Link to this review
When we brought two five-month old German Shepherd puppies from the same litter to our home, it was like inviting two tornadoes in constant spinning motion. In three weeks, Bob was an amazing guide, helping us tame the storms by completing basic obedience commands but also by explaining how to build a relationship with each of the puppies. Being from the same litter and so close to one another, it was important for us to set boundaries and learn how to integrate the puppies into our family (rather than joining their pack). With such deep expertise and experience, Bob was able to identify the training techniques and approaches that worked for us...in the end, training us on how we can bring out the best in our dogs. Bob helped explain their behavior, tendencies, and character and was an incredible guide in helping us learn how to communicate with the puppies effectively. Highly, highly recommended....Bob is truly amazing and we would have been lost without him. Tornadoes tamed.
Posted: 11/09/2010 • Link to this review
After a recommendation from a friend we called Bob. Almost immediately after Bob started her training our 9 month old puppy was much more relaxed. Now after 3 weeks she has mastered most commands. Bob was very helpful in answering all my questions and I now have a solid base to continue her training. Highly recommend!
Posted: 11/03/2010 • Link to this review
After sending my King Charles Cavalier Spaniel to a trainer for three weeks and spending waaaayy too much money for almost no results, I called Bob. I read all the reviews and said to myself " this guy is too good to be true". After a phone consultation with Bob, he began working on a daily basis with my 8 month old pup. Bob delievered every thing he said he would and did so in the time frame that he said he would. Save yourself the time, money and frustration and call Bob FIRST!!
Posted: 9/16/2010 • Link to this review
Our dog loved Bob! We have a somewhat rare breed, Bouvier de Flandres. Other trainers we'd contacted had no experience with the breed. Bob, however, had trained several of them! He scheduled our session and went right to work doing what he certainly does best and is quite passionate about; for, our dog responded quite well and looked forward to each session! His expertise was immediately evident, and his knowledge is substantial. He's left us with great strategies that even our visitors can implement. Thanks for quality of service and supreme commitment!!
Posted: 7/13/2010 • Link to this review
Bob started working with our Doberman Oscar and three weeks later we are amazed at how well behaved and trained our dog is. Bob has a real gift for working with and training dogs and we would highly recomend him to everyone with a dog!!!
Posted: 5/09/2010 • Link to this review
Bob Moorefield was the first call we made when our new dog was ready for training. He had trained two previous German Shepherds and we knew he was the one to handle the challenges of the latest one. She was a rescued six year old, never house trained, spayed or obedience trained. A breeder's dog, she had lived in a kennel all of her life, ran and barked outdoors and knew nothing of house or city living. She was a sweet, timid creature, easily frightened by sudden changes. Home training was perfect for her as she has learned obedience, first in a safe environment, and then out in the big world. Bob's experience, patience and love of dogs makes him the best there is. A consummate professional in every respect.
Posted: 4/13/2010 • Link to this review