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We immediately saw the growth in Cody & his desire to learn new commands! Every Monday, Maria would teach us something new, and we would practice throughout the week, and this is where this program will ONLY work if it is consistent with your dog, which we were!
Maria is beyond patient, and her love for animals radiates once she walks through the door. We not only gained a dog trainer out of this but a life long friend for that matter!
Above & beyond Maria! My family & I thank you tremendously."
Maria was able to get Nani to follow commands consistently. Nani no longer pulls on the leash and is better socialized. I saw Maria take the time to actually observe Nani's behavior and tailor her instruction to Nani's unique personality and learning style.
Nani is on her way to becoming a rockstar! Mahalo Maria...we love you!!"
We had a detailed discussion on all the things that Luna needed work on. We really wanted her to work on off-leash training: heeling, distance commands (distance down, distance sit) and we wanted her to work with Luna on her fear of loud noises.
We can't believe how well Luna behaves off-leash now, with just 2 weeks of training.
We highly recommend Maria to anyone looking to take their dog's training to the next level. She is the real deal! "
From basic obedience to Canine Good Citizen training, she is helping with all our training needs for our dogs. I truly cannot express enough my gratitude for Maria, and could never recommend anyone else. Mahalo!"
What I really like about Maria, besides not trying to oversell me on extra sessions (it only took 2 to accomplish what we wanted), was that she explained not only WHAT we were training Mochi to do, but WHY. This helped me understand our dog's previous behavior that needed correcting.
It was so worth hiring Maria for the extra peace of mind for us and our neighbors. Call her, you won't regret it!"
We 100% think it was worth the price. Not only are we SO impressed with our Rosie but also with how kind Maria is. She sent us pictures and videos of our girl every to watch the process. We highly recommend her and are so thankful!"
Maria also goes the extra step to communicate daily training progress with text messages, photos, and videos. Maria listened carefully to our descriptions of Maddie’s bad behavior and designed a training program to correct negative behavior and even managed to satisfy my request to overcome Maddie’s fear of the water.
I strongly recommend Maria and Island Dog Obedience training to anyone interested in addressing issues with their dog. Much Mahalos to Maria!!!"
After the two weeks he was a brand new dog. The system Maria uses is very effective! The behavioral issues were corrected. She managed to address all of our concerns (& more). Krillan no longer pulls on his leash, he actually walks with no leash sometimes & he listens well, he doesn't chew on anything, and he doesn't jump on people.
I highly recommend Maria to all my friends & family. You can tell she's passionate about what she does, and also very professional.
We definitely can't thank you enough, Maria!! & Krillan says he misses you!!"
During that time, Maria sent us video and picture updates to keep us in the loop. We were shocked by how quickly he was learning. Once the 2 weeks were over, Woody's behavior did a 180. Not only was he not biting, but he was trained on all of the basics. Maria individualized the training for Woody, to make sure he was getting what he needed. Now, we have peace of mind knowing that we can have guests over to our home, but also that we can enjoy outings together with our pup. We would recommend Maria to anyone. She was the absolute best!"
With a gentle and patient approach, Maria modified his behavior and gave me plenty of tips and tricks for the future. I highly recommend Maria to everyone."
Thank you again, Maria!!!"
Learning the basic commands has given Pua more confidence and control over her behavior in the kennel and without a doubt, strengthened the bond between us. They taught me how to make the new kennel a more friendly place
Maria stayed in constant touch, asking how things were going and answering my many questions
Maria and Island Dog Obedience gave me the opportunity to save the precious life of my little Pua and thereby improving my own life. I am very grateful. Thank you!"
Maria came to our house a few days later to meet our puppy, and observe his behavior. We then came up with a 5 session in-home obedience training plan that was individually personalized for our puppy's specific needs.
Thanks to Maria's personalized training plan for our growing family, my husband and I feel much more confident and at ease about our puppy's manners when his baby brother arrives! "
- Christie S.