Donna has a wonderful gift for helping dogs and people. She was amazing and spent as much time as she needed with us to give us the confidence we needed to carry over the training she did with our 5 month old chocolate lab rescue. I think Buddy is already a better dog. I was so relieved to hear Donna say that Buddy is doing what puppies do and that he hadn't been taught what he needs to do. It's like a light bulb went on today. I knew I wasn't doing it right, but I couldn't figure out what exactly I was doing wrong. Donna helped us come up with a plan for training Buddy and we were seeing results right away. Now it is up to us to use the tools and resources she provided us. Donna has gone above and beyond providing us endless resources and help. Not only was she great with the dog, but she was great with my three children too. She involved them in the training. She is truly a special person! I highly recommend her for training:)
Posted: 3/17/2015 • Link to this review
Donna Elliott was willing to talk to me on the phone two times without even charging me, concerning an aggression issue that existed between two female dogs in my household. She listened and provided feedback for more than an hour of her time. In the end, we decided to let our farm manager take the dog that was the aggressor. He was willing to try with his two larger male dogs. So far she is doing great in her new home. Although, we miss her terribly, we were afraid it could end up causing serious harm to the other dog. Donna was realistic in her advise and helped me come to a difficult decision.
Posted: 4/02/2014 • Link to this review
Donna is amazing. I HIGHLY recommend her. She was just what I needed to help with my leash aggressive Beagle mix, Molly. From the moment I met Donna I knew she was going to be a great fit for us. She is calm, gentle, assertive, confident, reassuring and uses positive reinforcement in her training - which is what I was looking for. Molly now has crucial tools for dealing with her excitement/anxiety when she sees another dog. Donna also was great at helping us with other issues of Molly's like jumping and walking nicely on the leash. She was SO patient working with both Molly AND her owners! We had tried other trainers in the past, but they all relied on rough training tactics and told us Molly was overly dominant, which really isn't her key issue. I think Donna is a wonderful value and worth every dollar we spent. We will definitely continue to work with Donna in the future!
Posted: 1/27/2014 • Link to this review
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