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We had a particularly challenging issue that US Canine handled with precision. Last Christmas, we had a narrow window of time to introduce our existing dog (Scout) with a brand new dog. Scout was previously adopted from a shelter and had a checkered past...and while she was a great dog inside our four walls, she was very aggressive towards other dogs...and the thought of bringing a new, timid dog into our house was beyond the realm of possibility. So, we invested in the 2-week immersion program, with Josh overseeing the introduction and taking a very hands-on approach. At the mid-point of the training (one week in), we came up to visit and had our first session with both dogs and knew with that they were in good hands, and that Scout had made lots of progress. Josh brought both dogs to our home after 2 weeks and worked with us to coach us on the new multi-dog environment. It's now been 7 months since that training, and our two dogs continue to get along great. Scout still has some rough edges that I have to work on (as expected), but our primary goal - introducing a timid dog into the house of a very territorial dog - worked with perfection. This was money and time very well spent. I can confidently recommend the immersion program to anyone willing to invest the time and money into making their dog's life (as well as the owner's life) better.
Area Buford, GA
Cost $1,000 - $2,999
Date December 2016
Posted: 8/26/2017 • Link to this review
I enrolled my German Shepherd in Angie's immersion program a couple of years back. It was an amazing experience. Angie and Josh worked with us and helped us address his behavioral issues. After the program, he was like another dog. One that could be walked without violently lunging at passersby. He can still be a handful at times, as he's simply a hyper dog, but he's so much more zen when we walk him around strangers, and he's a calmer dog overall. In response to another reviewer recommending another training program over U.S. Canine, I couldn't disagree more. Angie and her staff are professional and welcoming. Her immersion program is top notch. I have experience with Frogs to Dogs in Decatur (which the other reviewer mentions as an alternative), as I enrolled my dog in their training program before I found U.S. Canine. The trainers at Frogs to Dogs were good, but I realized after a number of sessions that they weren't going to help solve my dog's aggression and behavioral issues. Not by a long shot. The 30 minute classes that they offer may work for some, but my dog didn't make very much progress there, which caused us to seek help and advice elsewhere. Thankfully we found Angie and her team. U.S. Canine is simply in a league of it's own. I can't recommend them enough.
Posted: 4/24/2017 • Last edited: 4/25/2017 • Link to this review
My husband Tom and I as newlyweds adopted our dog Cooper from the Fulton County Animal shelter. At home he was the sweetest dog, but we quickly realized he was a very difficult first dog. He wasn't well socialized and it was impossible to walk him without him getting so worked up and working up the other dogs. It got to the point where it was embarrassing to walk him because of how he was reacting and we had to go out of the way to avoid other dogs. It became so stressful wanted to give up. We even considered giving him back after a year of dealing with his leash frustration. We decided to try one last thing. We read about US canine and brought him in. Just at the assessment we knew these people were going to change our lives. We enrolled Cooper in the immersion program and it was the best decision and investment we made. Right from the start, Josh, Joey, Angie, and the rest of thr staff showed they really cared about Cooper and knew exactly what they were doing. They took extra time with us at our lessons. They spent several hours helping is transition home. We still needed some extra help, and through free follow ups they really have shown their dedication in helping Cooper be the best he can be. We had no idea that Cooper can be so well socialized and they provided us with confidence and tools so that Cooper has manners meeting other dogs and people. We are so grateful to US Canine and how they have impacted our lives and our relationship with Cooper.
Date November 2016
Posted: 11/28/2016 • Link to this review
We adopted a four year old English Bulldog, Khloe. She's perfect for us, but had one problem. She didn't get along with some dogs, some of the time and we never knew when the switch would flip. After the second dog attack and huge vet bills, our vet recommended US Canine. We set up the consultation with Josh and it was the best thing we could have done for this family. I dropped her off on a Wednesday afternoon, Thursday there were pictures on the Facebook page with Khloe in the yard playing with the pack dogs! Not trying to eat them! After being in the Immersion Program for two weeks, Khloes behavior has completely changed around other dogs. The holistic approach used at this facility makes so much sense. A lot of Khloes behavior was due to my anxiety and she was feeding off of that. We'll be going for follow up sessions as well as day care for socialization when I feel like she needs it. Josh was amazing and spent so much time with the whole family during the training process. Made sure every question was answered and took all the time we needed to feel comfortable with the training. I really can't say enough good things about US Canine. We'll be involved with them for the rest of Khloes life!
US Canine had our English Bulldog for two weeks for their Immersion Program, to help with aggression toward other dogs.
Area Buford, GA
Cost $1,000 - $2,999
Date October 2016
Posted: 11/09/2016 • Link to this review
Our dog was already trained, that was not the problem. He started getting really aggressive towards our other dogs with no provocation. Our alpha female was getting really old and Linus took the opportunity to try and step up. I had no idea what to do and everyone I called wanted to train our dog, who already knew his commands. I kept hearing advice and strategies that we already knew and had already tried. I was getting really discouraged but we had friends who went to US Canine and raved about how great they were and how much they helped. Angie and Josh helped us realize what was going on in our house and how to change it in order to have a calmer and more secure dog. In achieving that goal, Linus has been a different dog. He is relaxed and non reactive. We have had NO aggressive issues with him, but we are following the course to the letter. As much as Angie and Josh have worked with Linus, he lives with us and it is really up to us to put in the work. We have had many questions, as I am really nervous about making mistakes and they are always there to take questions and offer support. We are really grateful and feel like there is hope for our dogs where a few months ago, before we went to US Canine, we were at a loss and very scarred for their safety. I would recommend them to anyone who has a troubled dog.
Posted: 3/01/2016 • Link to this review
Can't believe the transformation of Jethro. He's gone from fear based aggression to calm and confident. They are now training us to be in charge so that Jethro doesn't have to. He now acts more like a real dog!
Posted: 5/21/2015 • Link to this review
Both myself and my company have a stellar reputation our work. This potential client was extremely rude to my staff over the phone. Rescue also had no 501 3(c) designation from the IRS. We simply choose not to work with her. We choose not to offer her a program.
Posted: 4/04/2015 • Link to this review
Greedy unprofessional rednecks posing as dog trainers for aggressive dogs and raking in the bucks. Do not subject yourself or your dog to these people. They will do everything in their power to shove their 2 week immersion program down your throat without even meeting your dog. If you have issues with your dog and want to work with professionals go to Frogs to Dogs in Decatur. Gave U.S. Canine one star because I couldn't post this warning without a star. I have an extensive background as a dog sitter and rescuer and do not approve of the inhumane pinch collars they use that decorate their reception area. Steer clear of U.S. Canine!!!
Posted: 4/03/2015 • Link to this review
Angie has trained my dog. My clients that I have sent to her have all been VERY pleased, it's made their lives and mine easier, as their pet sitter. She saves dogs lives. She is the best! There is a special place in heaven for her. Her son Josh is amazing too!
Posted: 12/10/2014 • Link to this review
I was at the end of my rope with our 1 year old doberman.He didn't listen, jumped, bit, barked and was a general wild man who I couldn't control.My vet recommended US Canine, and I will be forever grateful.Since Jax got back from the 2 week immersion program he's like a different dog. He listens, sits, & isn't such a wild man. Angie & Josh not only trained Jax, but me too. Helping me better communicate so that Jax new I was the boss.They helped me understand how to deal with Jax and communicate with him.It's empowering for me to be able to control Jax now, and not have him jump all over people or act like a wild man. Not to mention my house is a lot more calm. Well as calm as can be with 2 dobermans, and a 4 yr old!! Angie & Josh get an A+++ in my book!
Posted: 12/03/2013 • Link to this review
I am beyond grateful to Angie, Josh, and the U.S. Canine staff for the transformation of my beagle/pointer, Teddy. Teddy is 5 years old and was territorial of me, which translated into attempting to attack every stranger dog or person. Yet, he was a perfect angel the rest of the time...sweet, cuddly, loving, etc. Walks were very uncomfortable for us. Anyway, since having Teddy home from the 2-week Immersion program, he's emotionally healthy, growing more and more responsive to my commands, and nothing but calm and sweet during our walks. We have encountered men, women, big dogs, and little dogs, and Teddy walks by without making a peep. Teddy also sleeps much more peacefully during his naps. Before, he would immediately jolt up if he heard any noise, even if it was just me, walking around. Now, he is very relaxed and completely ignores any noises. This is important to me because it tells me he has a calm state of mind. Finally, one of the most telling changes in him has been his willingness to play a treat/puzzle toy, which I got him about 2 years ago. Before, he would not even go near it. He was literally scared of the sound the toy made if I moved it across the floor. However, after 3 days of him being home (after the Immersion program), he's an expert at the game. In other words, his curiosity levels have increased because he is no longer anxiety ridden. US Canine's approach is similar to the approach of Cesar Millan, whom I have always admired. Thank you, U.S. Canine!
Posted: 11/04/2013 • Link to this review
I decided to foster my first dog this summer and was told he didn't like every dog he met, but I quickly found out he didn't like any dog. I found U.S. Canine online and emailed them. They responded right away and immediately made my appointment. My foster enrolled in the 2 week program. They are so knowledgable and take so much time with helping you learn to be the pack leader. I will never take my dogs anywhere else for daycare or boarding. My foster LOVES going to daycare. He now knows how to meet other dogs and we take walks with them too! Angie, Josh and everyone else are just so awesome!!! They helped Simon learn to be a dog and he is just so happy, and that makes me happy!!!!
Posted: 9/28/2013 • Link to this review
Angie Woods is an amazing woman! I rescued a Siberian Husky who was found roaming the streets. After working with my dog on my own for several months, it became apparent that I needed professional intervention. My Husky was extremely mouthy, to the point that my arms from hand to elbow were completely bruised. Although I was running with my Husky several miles per day, she was never able to rest and calm down. On the verge of giving up on this animal completely, a friend of mine suggested I call Angie Woods at U.S. Canine. After 1 day of working with Angie, there was a total transformation. Angie showed me that I was indeed the problem. She explained to me the psychology of a dog's thinking and taught me new ways of interacting with my dog. It was such a relief to know that I was the problem because I realized changing myself and how I interact with my dog was completely within my control. Angie's methods are completely holistic and humane. She is a true professional and her skills and expertise are invaluable. It has been many years since I first met Angie and I continue to bring my dogs to her facility for boarding and social interaction with the pack. U.S. Canine is the only place I trust to properly care for my animals. I tell everyone about Angie, her pack, and her wonderful facility. I highly recommend U.S. Canine!
Posted: 11/17/2012 • Link to this review
About 6 months ago we found a dog running alongside a highway. After failing to find her home, we took her with us. She was sweet and smart but almost uncontrollable. We thought she had just been left to run wild. We took her to obedience school but the third visit she became agitated and aggressive towards two other dogs. Then she became aggressive towards our beagle/basset, Buddy. We talked to everyone we could, contacted every rescue we knew of, but no one could help us. We even considered putting her down (a painful and heavy consideration for sure). If no one would adopt her because she was aggressive, and we couldn't keep her, what other choice did we have? Finally, Atlanta Lab Rescue suggested we contact Angie Woods at U.S. Canine. He said she could work miracles. That suggestion saved our Penny's life! We have been working with Angie and Josh on our leadership/pack leader skills, and it has been quite challenging but so worth it! We have even sent Buddy for training. They have been awesome working with him and Penny together. Penny and Buddy have returned home happier and calmer, thoroughly enjoying their walks and playtime, and more quickly coming to "Zen" - the calm, happy dog place. We could go on and on, but suffice it to say, if you are having any type of "dog issues" you've got to go see Angie at U.S. Canine - she truly cares about dogs! Kayanna Pace & Laura Haass
Posted: 6/17/2012 • Link to this review
Angie and the others at US Canine are amazing! It is so hard to put in words how we feel about them and the work that they do with dogs. We have been going there for years and it was the best decision we ever made regarding our dog (other than adopting her). We used to have issues with Abby in public places where there were other dogs (we have been kicked out of dog parks, and the final straw was when we were asked to "take a break" from doggy day camp after Abby bit another dog) so we went to Angie. After just a 2 hour consultation, we were all trained and behaving better. Abby also got some extra training during a 10 day stay with Angie and the pack. We found out Abby wasn't aggressive, we just needed to make her feel secure. It is so much more enjoyable to take her on walks and other places now (we still avoid dog parks since the other owners and dogs may not have been trained by Angie, but she loves doggy day camp at Angie's). We feel secure knowing that Abby is relaxed, well taken care of and having fun when she goes for a day or for a week at Angie's. I cannot tell you how thankful we are to all of them.
Posted: 5/17/2012 • Link to this review
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