Dear David, Maggie and Bec,
Sooo proud of the boys, but most of all: thank you all so much for getting them (and us!) to this level.
It has been an amazing and challenging journey; your support and encouragements made it all worthwhile and enjoyable!
We remember waiting to attend the first puppy class and watching the Control level dogs Drop and Stay, while their owners walked away from them and we were amazed, thinking “how awesome, we will never be able to do that with ours”.......oh yee of little faith, we ARE now doing that with our boys!!
We just wished you were on the Sunshine Coast when we had our other 2, less sociable pooches before we had Bruno and Boris. They were great with humans, but not as great with other dogs.
Looking forward to the next stage of the boys’ journey and hoping they will be able to go to your classes and meet their week-end friends at it for a long time to come."
Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed our first night at Coolum on Monday, it was all I had hoped for.
The relaxed but motivational atmosphere created a very good learning environment for both handlers and dogs, the email notes prior to class allowed for better understanding of the principles talked about in class. I also liked the genuine emphasis on building on a pup's social confidence and the follow through from our instructor was great.
Thanks again I have attached a pick showing what out dogs think of our crates.
Thank you for the fun christmas party for the pups this morning. Bonnie and I were thrilled to win the best dressed as she is so special to me.
The difference in her in the short time I have been attending classes is amazing. She used to rule the roost, which was my fault, but with perserverence and consistency she is now starting to realize I'm the leader. Once again thank you all for your dedication.
The Canine Classroom's motto “We make bad dogs good and good dogs great!” in our case should read “We make bad dogs great!” because that is what The Canine Classroom has done for our German Shepherd dog “Casper”.
What The Canine Classroom offers in its training programmes is different in that what you pay up front is for the rest of your dogs life, make the most of it and get along as often as you want. I turn up as often as I can at both Kawana and currently also attending Coolum Centres and the more you do this the better for you and your dog. When you get to your goal don't give up and think well that's it.
Dog training is not just learning the basic commands, it is also about having confidence in what you want out of your dog in different situations. Our goal is to get to the point where we can walk Casper off lead (in appropriate off lead areas!!!) and if any dog approaches get him back to the heel position(control) and if needed back on lead.
Again I can't say how pleased and thankful we are for The Canine Classroom in the transformation and journey we have had with Casper. I totally recommend The Canine Classroom to everyone that we come across who have good and bad dogs because with perseverance they become great dogs.
Dear David and Lisa. Just a quick note to thank you for doing so much for Toby, our Lhasa Apso, who you have come to know.
Two years ago, Toby was a very nervous and aggressive dog. Before enrolling in The Canine Classroom he would chronically charge and bite other dogs, was impossible to groom, and as generally a huge strain on the family. Our vet suggested that we try tranquilizers, and I was most surprised at the start of our training when you suggested that they were not needed.
How right you were, and to see our dog now, beautifully and easily groomed by Lisa, a pleasure to take for a walk, and able to share a kennel with other dogs is a testament to your understanding of the way dogs think, and the best ways to help their owners understand and capitalise on this knowledge. I have thoroughly enjoyed your evening classes, which are a great example of effective and enjoyable teaching and learning. Thanks Dave and Lisa, we will always be thankful for your expertise and thoughtfulness.