As a first-time dog owner, I was relatively clueless about dog training methods. Needless to say, my first several months after bringing home Otis, a 4-month old puggle, were far from boring. He is a high-energy, loving, curious dog, and I had no idea how to teach him basic obedience.
Otis began responding to simple commands after Gil’s consultation with us (before we even starting the training sessions). Since then, Otis has mastered come, down, sit, stay, leave it, off, and is well on the way to many other important behaviors including off-leash walking. Gil and Susie’s training methods are effective and motivating, and Otis has responded quickly and has learned faster than I ever could have imagined. Friends and family have noticed his improved behavior and obedience.
More important than teaching simple commands, Gil and Susie have a wonderful philosophy about dog ownership and opened my eyes to what a dog really needs. Because of their advice and their understanding of dogs, I have been able to provide a more nurturing life for Otis. Simply put, he is a happier dog since we attended the Wet Nose Training Academy!