DO NOT USE THIS TRAINER. We hired this trainer and agreed to pay her very large fee. Over the course of seven weeks, she taught our dog to sit, lay down and stay. That's it. She assured us that as our dog got older, she would take her back for additional training. Basically, she lied and misrepresented the scope of her services and ability. Shame on us for being duped.
Hired her to train our puppy.
Cost $1,000 - $2,999
Date May 2016
Posted: 8/02/2016 • Link to this review
Outstanding Job! Our dog was well behaved but could not be out of the house or fenced yard or she would run off. Kim worked with our dog as well as our family to develop the training to allow freedom, trust and confidence needed to now have a "perfect pet". Her positive, lovng approach made training our dog simple and fun. Our dog truely loves her and is allways ready to go with her when we to board.
Posted: 2/15/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I would not use anyone other than Kim for obedience training and/or boarding. She is truly a gift to pet owners and of course pets! SmartCritters is always only a phone call away anytime you need them. Kim's patience, high degree of professionalism and skills/knowledge made our dog training experience simple and concise. Our family thinks the world of Kim and SmartCritters and wouldn't let our pets stay with anyone else.
Posted: 1/27/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Kim is awesome! Not only does she do a great job training the pets, but she does great with the owners too. She's great at helping to solve problems and just fine-tuning small things that you may overlook. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to care for my dogs!
Smartcritters has helped us welcome a new "all-day-toddler and trouble" puppy to our home. They seem to really understand what a family with young children deal with when it comes to a new pet and they have given us simple training tools and provided numerous techniques in dealing with difficult behavior. I can't say enough positive comments about our experience.
Kim worked with our dog as well as each member of the family. Our dog loves her! When I had questions after sessions and even now - - Kim answers quickly by email or by phone.
We couldn't believe the difference in our 10 week old puppy,"Maggie" after working with Smartcritters for several weeks! When she left for training she was constantly nipping and getting into anything and everything. When she was returned to us she was still the same Maggie, but with excellent house manners. Smartcritters has gone out of their way to work with us and Maggie. Anytime we have had a question regarding training they are always willing to help solve any problems we are having and will even come out to the house for refresher lessons if needed. It was also evident after working with them for several months just how much they love animals! We would highly recommend using smart critters for obedience training! It has made owning a new puppy a wonderful experience!
Posted: 7/25/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review