My biggest fear was being told that it was a lost case with Milo, I was afraid that he was untrainable
Emily came to Training with Lindsay for her dog’s leash reactivity. “I talked with other trainers and after visiting the website and looking at your instagram I felt most comfortable with choosing Training with Lindsay. My biggest fear was being told that it was a lost case with Milo, I was afraid that he was untrainable. I feel a lot more comfortable being a pet parent, I did not feel capable of being a good pet parent to Milo. After training with you, I feel like I have learned a lot about my pet particularly in knowing his triggers and working around them. I liked that we had transfer sessions, I enjoyed the feedback that Lindsay would give me. My experience with Training with Lindsay was really pleasant, I look forward to working with you again in group classes.”
She was honest from the start and didn’t make any unrealistic promises
Belle and Oslo’s parents came to us for help with aggression and reactivity. They knew they needed a different approach than what previous trainers had suggested and were drawn to the fact that Training with Lindsay is Fear Free Certified. Their biggest fear about investing in training was having another ‘failed investment’ as they had in the past with another trainer. “Oslo has more confidence and is able to join us in public at dog friendly locations. Belle is much less reactive, especially on leash. [Lindsay] made the training specifically for what our dogs needed. She was honest from the start and didn’t make any unrealistic promises. She was also very patient with us as pet owners and our dogs. She followed up after each session and gave simple instructions on what to work on. We are very happy with how everything went!”
I am already seeing huge improvements with my dog’s noise reactivity, anxiety, and fear
“Highly recommend! I’ve brought my pup through almost two full rounds of group training sessions (12 total) and just recently started private training sessions with Lindsay. In just a short amount of time, I am already seeing huge improvements with my dog’s noise reactivity, anxiety, and fear. Additionally, in group and private lessons Lindsay gives you specific tricks, and homework to practice with your dog. This has both increased my dog’s overall confidence, manners, and it is easier for him to relax. Lindsay’s training style has been a perfect fit for myself and my dog. She is patient, and goes at whichever pace is best for you and your dog. She is always positive, and encouraging throughout training sessions (private and group). I’m excited to continue private lessons with Lindsay, thank you so much!”
I am not scared to take her places anymore, she may still react sometimes but I have the tools to handle it or avoid it completely
Jacob reached out for help with his leash reactive Great Dane, Liberty. His biggest fear before investing in training was “That our dog would fearfully react at someone’s dog and we had no control over that. [Lindsay] was recommended from our vet who we love, and we don’t really know anyone else who put their dogs through training. Once I spoke with Lindsay on the phone I knew she sounded like a good fit. [After training] I am not scared to take her places anymore, she may still react sometimes but I have the tools to handle it or avoid it completely. [Lindsay] explained everything very detailed and didn’t do anything our dog wasn’t comfortable with. At first we had sticker shock with both price and with the time commitment especially since she said it might not work. But with the results that we saw we probably would have paid much more and spent a lot more time on it. Lindsay is awesome and we are recommending her to everyone we know!”
We have an improved sense of calm on walks, much more enjoyable walks and improved trust in our relationship
Nada reached out for help with leash reactivity, anxiety and barking at house guests. Her biggest fear before investing in training was that that “treat training would reinforce bad behavior, wouldn’t be sustainable, and would cause poor health for simon (by gaining weight).” After training with us, Nada and Simon have an “improved sense of calm on walks, much more enjoyable walks and improved trust in our relationship. The issues that brought us back to you have been greatly improved and Simon seems happier and more confident. I really appreciate that Lindsay worked directly with Simon some of the time. I think we had better results faster, and also think it was good for Simon’s confidence to develop a good relationship with someone outside of our family.”
[After training, we are] SO much more well equipped to help manage stressful situations, and have a deeper understanding of Rupert’s triggers.
Lindsey reached out for training help after a minor biting incident with Rupert and a family member. Their biggest fear before investing in training was, “that Rupert would be beyond help or misunderstood, or that we would be told we weren’t the right fit for him. [After training, we are] SO much more well equipped to help manage stressful situations, and have a deeper understanding of Rupert’s triggers. Rupert is generally much happier and has more confidence. Lindsay is SO patient, and truly made an effort to personalize the pace and flow of the training based on Rupert’s needs. you are a GEM, Lindsay. It’s so obvious that you are doing what you were meant to do and that you are genuinely passionate about helping others – dogs and humans, alike! THANK YOU for helping to enrich our lives and embracing silly, sweet Rupert for who he is. We will forever be grateful!”
Both dogs are MUCH more manageable
Ali reached out for help integrating his new puppy with their other dog. “The name was mentioned to us by someone while we were walking our dogs, and we looked up the reviews and decided to pull the trigger.” His behavior concerns included “Sam and Cyrus getting alone and being able to go on walks together. Samson’s general anxiety, and several behavioral issues with Cyrus.” After training with us, “Both dogs are MUCH more manageable. Cyrus and Sam are able to go on walks together, and overall we have seen huge improvements and learned a lot about how to work with them. Not to mention all the new commands they’ve learned. Lindsay is super responsive, loving towards the dogs, knowledgeable, and helpful. She was always on time and really listened to our concerns and helped us achieve our goals better than expected. I would highly recommend Lindsay to any of my friends looking for a trainer. Thank you for all your help!”
Ellie is much more behaved, calm and focused
Alyssa reached out for leash reactivity and focus training after seeing our Instagram, and she felt that we would be a good fit for Ellie due to our experience and educational background. Her biggest fear before investing in training was that Ellie wouldn’t improve at all. After training, “Ellie is much more behaved, calm and focused. Lindsay broke down what we needed to do and integrate to make everything she did with Ellie stick and she explained possible causes to her behaviors.”
She really took time to understand the root of our dog’s reactivity
“Lindsay was an amazing trainer! She really took time to understand the root of our dog’s reactivity, then tailored the training program to our dog and our lifestyle. Our dog has come so far in the few weeks we have worked with Lindsay. She is also super supportive of us as owners, encouraging us to keep working with our dog and giving us tips for keeping things moving forward after our training with Lindsay is completed. She has our strongest endorsement!”
We can now go on long walks with so much improvement!
“We have worked with Lindsay in one on one sessions and really love her style of training! So, group classes felt like a great option with her as well 🙂 [We wanted to work on] leash walking and listening when called. We can now go on long walks with so much improvement! The training is easy to follow and she gives great advice for how to relay the things we learn in training to real life!”
I also loved starting class with sharing a win. It’s such a positive way to reflect on progress!
“I wanted to work with Ancho in a positive way that centered his mental and emotional well-being over getting to the end at all costs. Having a Fear Free certified trainer like Lindsay ensured that we would take things at Ancho’s pace and set him up for success. I loved that Lindsay broke everything down into super simple steps, and even gave alternatives to exercises if a dog seemed to be stuck on something or needed a different approach. I also loved starting class with sharing a win. It’s such a positive way to reflect on progress! We had a great time! We will definitely keep an eye on your future classes. Thank you!”
They seem more relaxed and are barking less
“We had a personal training session with Lindsay for my two chihuahua mixes who has leash reactivity. Lindsay was incredibly helpful in giving us a lot of specific tips to manage their stress levels both on walks and inside the house. I can see a visible change in our dogs since we have had the session with her. They seem more relaxed and are barking less. She followed up with an email on the details that we discussed. Solving their leash reactivity would require consistency and patience on our part but we feel like we have the tools to correct this behavior. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a dog trainer in the San Diego area.”