"Many thanks to Judy from Proper Paws, whose Puppy Kindergarten classes (on Zoom because of COVID-19) made having a 12 week old puppy manageable for us. Seriously, we were cat people, and I was at my wit's end with this sweet little pup -- now we are enjoying him and have a sense of making progress on his training. Between the Zoom classes, the online resources and several one-on-one Zoom calls, we have everything we need. Can't recommend Judy highly enough!"
Diana C - Lexington
Jerilyn and Neely
With our 3 dogs, we have worked with 6 dog trainers. Judy is the best. She has on-line materials and home work assignments to insure we are prepared for our class. The physical layout, with movable partitions, lets each dog and owner work without the distraction of other dogs when necessary. Judy answers our questions and shares her deep experience of dog behavior, but most to the time we are working with our dogs - great balance of talk and action. She is supportive and extremely helpful in coaching us to understand our dogs' needs. We recommend her highly - and so does our dog, who adores her.
Joanne and Tucker July 2018
Judy is patient and has great suggestions. She "gets" the issues of a rescue dog and has the patience to guide you through training. Not only did Neely show great improvement after training but I also feel like I showed improvement as a dog owner. Although we still have some work to do - I can now walk more confidently knowing that I have the knowledge and tools to be a leader to my sometimes anxious dog. We can now walk by dogs behind a fence without the pulling, lunging and barking. I can also get closer to dogs walking on the street without Neely exploding.