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Our 5 year old German Shepherd / Golden Retriever mix, Hef, has always been sweet - but he suffered from serious anxiety and he was poorly behaved. We live in Decatur and there are so many cool activities to do with your dog - breweries, parks, dog-friendly restaurants, festivals, etc. but we were too afraid to bring Hef because he didn't listen. We decided to send him to off-leash training in the hopes that with improved behavior, we could let him be a bigger part of all our plans. We have been BLOWN AWAY by what an amazing job Daren and his team did. The anxiety is vastly improved and Hef is eager to do what is asked of him. He stays nearby without a leash (regardless of what sort of chaos is happening around him) and he is content to just lay down by my side wherever we go. We've had so much fun making him a part of all our weekend plans and Hef is loving the inclusion! We are so thankful to Daren and his team, this training has totally changed our lives.
Posted: 2/12/2018 • Link to this review
My girl is a rescue with some serious issues due to trauma we will never know. On a whim and a good gut feeling, I brought Saoirse Louise to Daren. He and his team trained my baby girl so well that she and I can enjoy our walks together. He not only trained her but trained me be in my zen with my sweet girl. Thanks Daren and team. I'll be forever indebted to you guys.
On leash training
Area Roswell, GA
Cost $500 - $999
Date August 2017
Posted: 8/24/2017 • Link to this review
I have known Darin for almost 8 years now. He has provided boarding and training services for both of my ridgebacks. I was fully satisfied with the training I have received for both of my dogs. My current ridgeback Xena is socialized and a well behaved member of the family due to Darin's training and philosophy's. I also trust Darin and his staff with boarding my dog. She is treated with love and respect when she is in their hands. Please feel comfortable leaving your pet with Five Star. I am almost certain you will feel the same way I do. It is the only place for your pet to stay.
Posted: 4/05/2017 • Link to this review
I brought my Pit/Lab mix to Darin for obedience training. Darin had Clyde sitting, healing and staying on command in one week. Then he trained me. Now I understand how to work with Clyde and we can live happily ever after. I recommend Five Start!
Posted: 11/29/2016 • Link to this review
We have been using them for years and love it. They always take care of us and accommodate our needs. I highly recommend using them.
Area Alpharetta, GA
Cost Less than $250
Date August 2016
Posted: 8/25/2016 • Link to this review
We have been taking our dog to Five Star for several years now. They have always made me and my dog feel extremely welcome, and make the experience of having to board my dog an easy one, knowing the attention and care that they will provide. My dog now is 14 years old and recently had some medical issues. I was concerned whether to travel. I spoke with 5 Star about the situation and assured me that ensuring dogs staying with them have the best experience was their #1 focus. When I picked up my dog 2 days later he actually looked better and had more energy then he had in several days before we dropped him off. 5 Star did a fantastic job and reminded me how fortunate I am to have them available to take care of my dog when we travel. Highly recommend them for anyone in the area. - Scott
Area Roswell, GA
Date June 2016
Posted: 7/17/2016 • Link to this review
We've been coming to Five Star Dog Resort for over 5 years! We trust Daren and his staff with our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Our dog's tail is always wagging when we drop him off and when we pick him up. They offer extra play time, grooming, and obediance services. Five Star has even accommodated our last minute kenneling requests on numerous occasions. A few years ago Daren made a food recommendation for our elderly dog who was having a skin allergy. His suggestion worked and we saved on expensive veterinary services.
Posted: 6/19/2016 • Link to this review
We have been using Five Star for the last year or so. The location is particularly advantageous for us but the real reason is the quality and service. Recommend them without hesitation. Keep up the good work !!!
Posted: 12/30/2015 • Link to this review
Who do you trust with your most precious Furry friends. Daren and his crew at Five Star. We have been taking our loved ones to 'camp' at Five Star for over seven years. I know when I drop my dog off that she will be loved like she is their own. She is excited to go too! They keep me informed of any flus that are going around, and give my dog extra attention. The facility is clean and the dogs each have their own area that is blocked off from other dogs. NO barking in this place! Keep in mind that this is pricier than your average vet boarding. But you get what you pay for. Do yourself a favor and ask for tour of your local vets boarding ( if they will let you.) and then swing by for a tour through Five Star. My bet is you will never bring your dog back to your vet while you are away, and will be impressed with what Five Star has to offer. As far as the staff goes, Darin leads a great team. There is no turn over here. When you walk in at Christmas and then back in the summer.....same people. To me, that says something. :) Keep up the great job Five Star. Ella loves you!
Posted: 12/13/2015 • Link to this review
We found Five Star a couple of years ago after hearing many good remarks from friends who had been using their services. So we took our Shihtzu there for grooming and found their staff extremely friendly, helpful, and loving toward our dog. Each time we take him there, they listen to our requests and follow thru as they take care of him. We have also boarded our dog overnight as well as for several days. They are loving and kind, and are genuinely very considerate toward him. They take time to give us reports on his well-being, and work with us to make sure that he is happy and healthy. We have complete confidence that he is well-cared for and gets excellent attention while in their care.
Posted: 12/02/2015 • Link to this review
Our dog always enjoys her stays at Five Star Dog Resort and we wouldn't trust her with anyone else. The staff is courteous and personable; they know us by name when we call to make reservations. The facility is clean and well-maintained. We highly recommend it to anyone.
Posted: 9/22/2015 • Link to this review
Worst experience ever. I boarded my dog for 5 days. I called and checked on him i think it was the owner who answered the phone saying eveything was good. I picked him up and he was terrified. He as dirrhea and was tramatized form this.
Posted: 8/28/2015 • Link to this review
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