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My fiancee and I are first time puppy owners, so we had no idea what we were doing! We had 3 trips planned already, so we were SO relieved when we found Atlanta Dog Trainer in Alpharetta. The entire... staff is so amazing and so sweet to our 6 month old puppy. We even got a text with a photo of our pup on Thanksgiving! We feel so reassured leaving him with this caring staff. Even as an adopted puppy, he leaves after his weekends at ADT totally happy, tired out, and completely un-stressed. Just walking onto their property, you can see why. Tons of happy dogs everywhere!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
We sent our wire fox terrier for two weeks of training and help with house breaking. When we picked him up he would sit on command and not much else. We were given do-it-yourself instructions for... training and housebreaking. This was a poor experience and a waste of over $1000.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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My fiancee and I are first time puppy owners, so we had no idea what we were doing! We had 3 trips planned already, so we were SO relieved when we found Atlanta Dog Trainer in Alpharetta. The entire staff is so amazing and so sweet to our 6 month old puppy. We even got a text with a photo of our pup on Thanksgiving! We feel so reassured leaving him with this caring staff. Even as an adopted puppy, he leaves after his weekends at ADT totally happy, tired out, and completely un-stressed. Just walking onto their property, you can see why. Tons of happy dogs everywhere!
We sent our wire fox terrier for two weeks of training and help with house breaking. When we picked him up he would sit on command and not much else. We were given do-it-yourself instructions for training and housebreaking. This was a poor experience and a waste of over $1000.
All dogs do not develop or learn at the same pace, much like not all humans learn or develop at the same pace. As instructed to you and all of our clients during the temperament and assessment consultation, we do not propose, promote, or plan that once any type of training is accomplished with any dog that all will be perfect. We do provide room for a learning curve. Our over 20 years of experience in the dog training industry has only reinforced the knowledge that patience is key to a successful training and a happy dog. Your dog more than anything wants to please you. Its been our policy that we provide free refreshers for the life of the dog because we know coming into this learning experience that some dogs need more time and care than others. In the case of your dog we made you aware that the challenges established stem from the dog’s previous experience. That means that the dog must unlearn bad habits, and relearn new acceptable behavior. In the same manner it took time for the dog to learn the behavior we are working to correct, it takes time for the dog to process, adapt, and change to something new and acceptable. Positive reinforcement, commitment, as well as consistency by those who interact with the dog, is critical for the process.We will be more than happy to help you through the reinforcement process, reassess the challenges, and set up some time with you so we can provide any additional support. We understand with the busy season that you have been unable to reconnect with us to help you out. Please be aware that our lines of communication are open, and we have reached out to you unsuccessfully multiple times. Our goal is to strength your bond with you and your dog.
We took our challenging Sheltie to Atlanta Dog Trainer to work with Ji Kim. He was fabulous. We feel we have our own "Dog Whisperer". Ji helped us understand and work with our girl to overcome the fear from abuse she encountered as a rescue from a puppy mill. He gave us simple games and cues to use to help us work through issues. All this occurred in just a couple of private sessions. We will not hesitate to return for any additional dog training.
I would 100% recommend this dog training company IF you love your dog AND you want to keep it positive and get results. I adopted a shelter dog who needs a ton of work and I just can't say enough about how Susie, Ji and Mike have helped my dog and me. I love them and their approach. Not only is my dog's behavior improving but they are helping us bond better. I am so grateful to them and love recommending them.
When I left my teaching job and decided to jump into the dog training profession, I was both excited and anxious at the same time. I didn't know where to begin looking for schools to become a professional dog trainer. I wanted to find the best place that could provide me not only the theory and strong academic background, but also hands on training to support it. I shopped around and spoke to other students from other schools. What I learned that even among them, the Atlanta Dog Trainer Academy for Professional Dog Trainers was the best in town. Not only did I learn the most recent in animal behavior practices and schools of thought, but I also was able to have hands on exposure to experience those technics in practice first hand under the guidance of an expert. My books were brought to life with my instructor, and I learned a variety of different techniques, methods, and approaches for effective dog training on every level in the academy. Today, I make a healthy income, love my job, and am able to work around dogs everyday, thanks to the Atlanta Dog Trainer Academy for Professional Dog Trainers. I recommend it to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the Professional Dog Training industry.
We sent our new german shepherd puppy to board and train. We had a wonderful trainer named Rick that trained her for two weeks. My dog Riley needed some proper training skills that would her to become a wonderful family dog. After picking her up from board and train we were very pleased with the results. Rick was a wonderful trainer and I would recommend Atlanta Dog Trainer to anyone.
We left our 7 month old puppy with Cherry for the 14 day board and train while we went on a 10 day vacation right after having our little girl spayed. We received regular updates inclusive of pictures. The care, love and expertise of ADT and Cherry in particular was exceptional. Our puppy learned an incredible amount in such a short time and had a fantastic time! The key to a well trained animal is to be consistent and continue with the training foundation that Cherry put in place. She has been in constant contact to help us transfer the leadership over to our family. All of our friends have remarked how much calmer and obedient our large breed pup has become. This comes as no surprise to me as Skyler (our puppy) went through puppy training at ADT. We will continue to engage in classes at ADT because this facility has the most incredible staff. Thank you Cherry and ADT!!
We showed up with our 8 month old yellow lab not knowing what to expect out of the 14 day board and train. Cherry was great at spending time with us and being patient. While Bella was with her for two weeks, Cherry kept us informed with updates and pictures. In fact, we were worried Bella was having such a great time she would not want to come home! We picked her up and she did all the commands immediately. After getting her home, we have been confident in continuing her training as Cherry did a great job teaching us how to transfer the leadership back to us. Bella is a new dog! Cherry has also been very accessible to answer any followup questions. Great experience with Atlanta Dog Trainer and Cherry! Brad
I had the opportunity to meet Susie when I attended the Behavioral workshop over two days this past weekend. It was a wonderful experience and Susie was excellent in delivering so much useful information over the two days. I was very impressed with the staff and will be bringing Cody to Doggie Daycare and boarding him on the farm in the future.
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I have used Atlanta Dog Trainer for years in my rescue efforts. Susie & her awesome team have always accommodated requests to evaluate dogs that were either being turned in to the rescue or dogs who had issues that needed to be addressed. Their "train without pain" philosophy is the only way to go, especially with rescue dogs who may have been through a great deal of stress already. Atl Dog Trainer has also helped out tremendously with owners who have adopted our dogs, whether it's obedience training or understanding behavioral issues. The staff truly loves dogs & their facility is spacious & immaculate. I've learned that training is a form of rescue, in that it provides owners (who may be at their wits end) a game plan with an understanding of WHY their dog is acting out. I'll never use another training facility!
I recently adopted a yorkie and went to Atlanta Dog Trainer seeking help with her behavior. She is a very friendly dog with both people and other dogs but she was destructive in the house. I met with Susie and she was wonderful. She explained everything in terms I could easily understand. One of the things Susie recommended was getting her out to play with other dogs. I work in Alpharetta so I began taking her to their daycare a couple of weeks ago. My dog is a different dog! She isn't destructive anymore and come home exhausted and happy!! She absolutely LOVES going there and the staff is so caring and friendly! You can tell that they truly love the dogs and treat each one as if they are their own dogs! Thank you so much Susie and staff for taking such good care of Fern and for helping me with her behavior.
I have been associated with ADT' for 6+ years! Buddy and I took an intermediate obedience group class from Susie many years ago; and her continued interest and sincere concern for Buddy amazes me! I've never met anyone who cares as deeply for dogs as Susie. She's definitely in the dog business for her desire to help dogs, which is evident in her work with rescue groups, many times for free! Now that the dock diving pool is open, Buddy and I will have the opportunity to see her and her wonderful staff more often! Since the grand opening party, we've made use of the pool already and have plans to swim there again this week. Each and every time I've visited Freemanville, the caring staff have been lovingly working with their charges---and enjoying every minute of it, yet made the time to share a kind word with me. Because Susie and her staff are so devoted to the dogs, I will continue to recommend ADT to friends and strangers.
I am sooooo very pleased with the work Diane did with my dog, Bebe! Since Bebe is over 4 years old, I was afraid I may have missed the boat with her training. But I was absolutely wrong! After two weeks of boarding and training, Bebe has an ability to focus and obey like I have never seen before! And consistently maintaining/continuing the work Diane started has been a breeze. I was afraid that, after Bebe's training, I would have to micromanage everything she did and do all kinds of things to keep up her obedience, but Diane really helped simplify things. She walked me through the "how" and the "why" and the "when" for everything, and it's been easy to follow her guidance. I feel like Bebe and I are finally on the same page because I finally know how to respond to her more effectively on HER level. And, more importantly, I feel like I've been able to enjoy her more than ever! Thanks for everything, Diane! It was well worth it!
I recently took the Level One class at the Academy for Atlanta Dog Trainer. What an AWESOME and an enlightening learning experience all the way around! The class covered the aspects of learning theory in how dog’s learn which I found most fascinating. During this class we experienced a tremendous amount of hands-on training through client evaluations as well as some of the general services / training offered by Atlanta Dog Trainer. The hands-on training is what I found most valuable! In addition, there was a lot of reading material through classroom notes and handout material, along with some videos, and recommended reading that really helped to bring everything together for me personally. I was extremely impressed with Susie Aga… her knowledge, skills, experience and overall abilities in this field. Susie is most definitely an expert in not just training dogs but recognizing and understanding the behavior of dogs too! Through all the many resources at our disposal during this class, I have a new and vastly improved understanding of dogs in general… whether its obedience training, reading their body language - stress signals, to being better able to determine a variety of behavioral issues and possible solutions. I hope to be able to continue my education with the other classes offered by Atlanta Dog Trainer in the near future. I would recommend Susie and Atlanta Dog Trainer to anyone and everyone! Thank you!!