Testimonials

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The Steele family (Jacqueline, John & Ellie)

Great investment that has paid off more than we could have imagined.

I just wanted to express our sincere appreciation for the training Andrew and your team provided us. We attended puppy applause back in the fall/winter of last year with our dog, Ellie.
Looking back on it, as first time pet owners, I think we can confidently say it was a great investment that has paid off more than we could have imagined. Ellie doesn't eat food off the floor when it drops because she knows "off" means off - there have been times we put a treat on the floor beside her, walk away & 10 minutes later come rushing back to find the treat untouched & her sitting there waiting for the magic word: "take it". She knows that with smaller critters (including babies and smaller dogs), she needs to be gentle and calmer. The biggest thing we've struggled with over the last year has been coming when called. But with patience, practice and the occasional timbit, Ellie now comes running - and we usually only have to ask once.
I recall Andrew saying that he doesn't usually get the good stories. So, please, if you don't mind passing this on to him, it would be much appreciated.
Our dog is such an amazing member of our family & that's because you helped us figure out how we can effectively communicate with each other.
So from our family, thank you!
Warmly, The Steele family (Jacqueline, John & Ellie)

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Lesley Dossett

Dealing with dogs has extraordinary programs. Our dogs have benefited from the puppy party thru obedience, agility training, and scent classes over 20+ years with our bouviers, schnauzer and finally our Puli. Our experiences have been so positive that we recommend the company highly. One could not begin a life with a dog with better expertise!

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Rose and Chandler

knowledgeable, friendly

My grand dog’s name is Chandler, and I have been bringing him to DWD for the last 2 years. I come to the off leash class so that he’s not alone the whole day. Jackie who runs DWD is knowledgeable, friendly, and everyone who attends the off leash is friendly, with their dogs well behaved. It is a wonderful environment, with Jackie caring about every single dog who comes through the door. I will continue coming to DWD for as long as I can. I would highly recommend this off leash facility.

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Wendy, Zoe and Tucker

well trained, knowledgeable and genuinely love their jobs

It is with great pleasure and thanks that I write this testimonial for Dealing With Dogs. I have been a client for over 6 years- since my two golden doodles were puppies. We have attended all levels of puppy classes, walking on leash training and recall training. I go to the off leash dog play at DWD every morning. It is wonderful to socialize with other dogs, in an indoor facility, and with an instructor present. I'm not sure who looks forward to it more- my dogs or me. The instructors are well trained, knowledgeable and genuinely love their jobs. They make the classes fun for both the dogs and their adults. We have learned so much at DWD and would highly recommend this training facility to anyone wanting a well behaved and social dog.

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John & Aryne
John, Aryne & Bo.

8 week puppy applause program

We just completed an 8 week puppy applause program with Margie. Our mini Bernedoodle absolutely loved the class. He would pull us towards the door every week as soon as we pulled into the parking lot. Margie was great! She would answer any concerns and immediately provided a solution that often worked right away. She was full of knowledge and communicated with owners extremely well. The class not only helped our pup learn important commands and behaviours but it also helped us as first time dog owners understand our dogs needs and reasons for his behaviour. We are anxiously waiting to sign up for puppy applause II with Margie.

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Alison Kingelin

Puppy Applause I and II, and Puppy Masters

I have taken three of my dogs over the years to Dealing with Dogs and have always been extremely pleased by the abilities of the trainers to teach both dogs and humans. I have recently taken my lab puppy, Willow, to Puppy Applause I and II, and Puppy Masters. Thanks to Andrew and Margie, we have a happy, well-behaved puppy who enjoys learning and is on her way to taking the Canine Good Neighbour's test. Thanks for everything!!

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Kathy and Don
Stratford, Ontario

Real World was so good for all of us

Well, this is our first Tuesday in a couple of months that we have not taken off for Oakville for our workout with our dog,”Annie” and Joanne and Jackie and Margie. We really missed the class tonight. Real World was so good for all of us and I just wanted to thank you for such a positive experience. We hope that we will be part of your wonderful programme again in the near future”. Thank you very much

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Nancy Footitt Nanjay
Springer Spaniels

A special Thank-You

A special Thank-You to Dealing with Dogs, for all of the great work you do with my Nanjay puppies and their families. I have been breeding over 30 years now, and my lucky Nanjay puppies have been training with you from day one!