Testimonials

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"During the process Adrienne shared live videos of her working with our puppy. She sent us home with clearly written instruction materials. I asked my husband if, were we to adopt a new puppy in the future, would he spring for the board and train with Adrienne. He said HE!! YES. I quite agree."
Amy Gelfand
Mochi, terrier mix, 11 weeks old
"Adrienne is THE BEST! She truly cares about the dog's needs and does what's best for them! I love how she's straightforward and tells us what we need to do for our dogs to have a happy and successful life. I had a reactive dog that came for a board and train, and when he came home we had homework on what we needed to work on, and a dog that knew his basic obedience, was very happy to work, and came back home knowing how to pay attention to his human and tune out the rest of the world. Adrienne doesn't throw you out into the world not knowing what's going on, she teaches you so that you can keep up the training and succeed! We drove two hours for this training, and we will continue to come back even when we move."
Emily Berglund
Zeus, German Shepherd, 2 years old
"Adrienne is a professional, expert, AND educator in her field. I brought my 2.5 yr old German Shepherd for a four week board and train with Adrienne at a friend's recommendation. When it came to being outside, I was the last thing on Athena's mind. She was extremely playful with other dogs and knew no boundaries/respect for handler when another dog was nearby. This was dangerous at times. Athena also lacked motivation outside--no treat was good enough for her attention. Having her spend time with Adrienne truly turned things around for our relationship! I get stopped constantly with compliments on her obedience and how good she is being. Athena is the same dog, just in control of her impulses rather than being a slave to them! I can bring Athena literally anywhere (parks, houses, open water, coffee shops, restaurants) or let anyone over and know she'll be a good girl. Adrienne provided me the right education so that I could keep up the good work with Athena. She's the best and worth any drive (3.5 hours for me!). I trust Dog 4 Life training with my dog's life and look forward to our continuing relationship!"
Dominique Martinez
Athena, German Shepherd, 2.5 years old
"We did the puppy training. He's miles ahead of where we expected, and it really helped us get off on the right foot. Adrienne gave us a folder of materials that help us continue his training as he grows into new things. She was enthusiastic, caring, and very flexible. Plus, our puppy clearly loved her!"
Chase Hamilton
Brodie, dachshund mix, 9 wks old
"Had we known about Dog 4 Life when we first adopted our rescue we would have saved a lot of money, time, and misery. We went through three different highly-recommended and highly-rated trainers/organizations... one trainer spent 30 minutes watching our dog and told us that we should consider surrendering or putting him down because it was likely he would hurt another dog. ‚Äč At wit's end, I called our rescue organization to surrender him, and Dog 4 Life was recommended to us as trainers that handle "tough dogs." They know exactly what they are doing, what they are dealing with, and how to deal with it. They genuinely want to make it work! They are not a one and done company. Dog 4 Life wants you and your dog to succeed. They are available to answer questions and coach us through issues. After the training was completed, Adrienne did hands-on training with our family for 3-4 hours. I cannot say anything negative about Dog 4 Life!
Casey Harrison
Buck, lab mix, 4 yrs
"Jake, my 6 month old white English Lab, spent three weeks with Adrienne at age 4.5 months. He now obeys all obedience commands. On the beach he walks off leash at heel, yet is still playful and mischievous. He likes his Place command, and he is great company. You done good, Adrienne!"
Dr. Bud Taegel
Jake, English Labrador, 6 months old