We could not be more impressed with Sit Up N Listen Dog Training!!!!!! We inherited our daughter's golden retriever several years ago when she jointed the Peace Corps. We do not have a fenced-in yard and our property is such that a fence is not feasible. Not surprisingly with a retriever, Our dog's favorite activity is chasing a ball outside. However, more times than not, he would not "come" when it was time to come in and instead would run off and be gone for hours. It got to the point that we could not let him off a leash - he was miserable and so were we. He was also terrible with a leash - constantly pulling away and getting distracted. Our dog had many other issues too numerous to list! Mona took him for 2 weeks and we were AMAZED at his progress. Every evening Mona sent us a video showing his progress. We could not believe it! Mona is highly skilled and patient and kind - a combination that changed our dog! In just 2 weeks Mona accomplished everything we had hoped for. Our dog now comes when he is called. Not only will he follow closely on a leash, he will even follow without a leash! He "gives" us the ball on command (instead of tug-of-war) and he does not go "crazy" when company arrives. Sit Up N Listen is a top notch company - very professional every step of the way. We highly recommend the 2 week board and train....
Posted: 4/15/2014 • Link to this review
I recommend that anyone with a dog in need of some manners call Sit Up N Listen immediately! Run, don't walk, to the phone and call Mona. She is a true miracle worker with dogs. I rescued a lovely 6 year old male Portuguese Water Dog who had somehow gotten away from his previous owners and was found wandering around the North Georgia Mountains. I was keen to make sure that the same thing didn't happen again since my new buddy clearly had strong instincts to chase things. He also had no idea that a human was on the other end of his leash and would drag me into his chase with the squirrels too. After just 2 weeks with Mona, my dog was happier, more confident, and wonderfully obedient. And I'm happier as a result too. I am no longer being pulled to and fro and he can walk by a squirrel without going completely nuts. The progress she made with him in such a short time was nothing short of miraculous! I am forever grateful to Mona for her patience, insight, skill, knowledge, kindness and most of all for the love she shared with my new best friend. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mona!
Posted: 3/28/2014 • Link to this review
We saw Mona training a couple of dogs 2 years ago and asked for her card. We didn"t even have a dog then but were so impressed with what we saw. We knew we wanted to use her one day when or if we ever got another dog.That day came 8mos after we got our Vizsla Casey. She was so out of control that we were not enjoying her the way we wanted. I know even Mona thought she was going to be a real challenge even for her. We really couldn't imagine Casey ever having manners. After viewing our very first video we knew there was hope. Amazing is how I would describe it. Casey loved each and everyminute with Mona and was always so excited to see her. She was very informative with us on every step of teaching Casey. She taught Casey manners and more and also taught us how to enjoy our dog. The transformation was like night and day.Mona has an incredible way with dogs that is truley a unique talent. Would we recommend Sit Up N Listen... ABSOLUTELY!!!!Worth every penny!
Posted: 4/24/2013 • Link to this review
Contacting SIT UP N LISTEN was the best decision I have ever made. My German Shepherd ,that was six years old, gave my a lot of problems from being hyper, not sitting in the car, barking like crazy when someone came to visit, pulling on the leash, not coming when called and a few other things. It was exhausting for me at times. My husband thought it was too late to train an almost 7 year old dog but I thought contacting Mona and getting a free demo would not hurt. Boy,was I right! After the demo I knew what I had to do and signed up for dog training lessons. What a difference! Mona has so much knowledge about the dogs, their body language and how to correct the owner during the training process when needed, sending clear signals to the dog so it will not get confused in what is expected of it. This strengthens the bond of the owner with the dog and both are happy with each other. In my case it is really true "You can teach a dog new tricks and obedience. I am enjoying my life with my dog so much now and am looking forward to training my future dog. The owner and their four-legged companion both win with SIT UP N LISTEN!
Posted: 1/27/2013 • Link to this review