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Pawz For Health In Home Dog Training
4.9
Based on 86 reviews
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Hannah Clark
Hannah Clark
00:01 25 May 20
We aren’t even finished with our training process yet and have seen an IMPRESSIVE difference in the behavior of our rescue, Stella. Janet goes above and beyond to train Stella as an individual which a lot of other trainers don’t tend... to do. You can really tell how passionate she is about her career. We were having some issues with Stella being fearful of a visitor this weekend, I reached out to Janet and she was quick to respond, caring, and truly cared about Stella’s well-being even though it was a holiday weekend. I cannot wait to see the outcome of Stella’s behavior after the sessions are done because she is SO DIFFERENT in just 2 sessions! We were in a position where we didn’t know what to do anymore with her behavior and it was causing us owners so much anxiety. Rescuing a dog can be a lot of work but it’s so rewarding and I can’t thank Janet enough for believing in our girl!read more
Rebeca Cruz
Rebeca Cruz
20:28 19 May 20
I write this review with a heavy heart, I read all the wonderful reviews and had high hopes for this business. Unfortunately, I have not had the best experience. I constantly had to follow up with the owner over email, she is not very... responsive. Finally, we were able to get a time scheduled for her to visit with my dog and then canceled on the very hour she was supposed to arrive. I do understand her reasoning, as it was too far for her but I would have appreciated if she would have looked up our address prior to the scheduled visit, even that very morning would have sufficed as she had our address many days in advance. Canceling at the very last minute is just very unprofessional, especially when we all rescheduled our day to accommodate this time as this was an important matter for us as a family.read more
Christopher Grassi
Christopher Grassi
16:11 02 May 20
My wife and I rescued an adult golden retriever that had many issues with anxiety and obedience that had us feeling very overwhelmed. He had lived on a farm for 5 years with little to no manners or concept of living in a home and had us... almost feeling hopeless. We spent hours searching for the right trainer and we were so pleased that we chose Janet.Over 6 weeks, Janet mentored us and provided a terrific insight into understanding how dogs think and how they need to be led to achieve successful training. Her approach is holistic, taking into account the dogs health, diet, and history, and she provides a custom tailored plan for you and your dog. By the end of our training, our dog who didn’t even know how to sit and would pull your arm off on a leash, was behaving terrifically and gaining us compliments from strangers on his manners.If you are feeling like we were, look no further than Janet. She brings so much more to the table than your typical trainer and her pricing is very fair and competitive with everyone else in DMVread more
Emily Wong
Emily Wong
14:53 02 Apr 20
Janet is amazing. I recently brought home my first puppy (9 weeks old), and I thought I knew what to expect, but was quickly overwhelmed. I live in an apartment, so trying to leash and potty train at the same time was difficult, and she... was constantly biting my hands and feet with her razor sharp puppy teeth. She went to Janet for her two week board and train program, and she came home much more calm, confident, and has nearly mastered potty training. And no more biting! Janet even drove into DC to teach me how to reinforce her training at home and gave me tips on continuing her leash training and learning to go down stairs. Her two week program was money well spent and has made life with a puppy so much more enjoyable.read more
Sabrina t
Sabrina t
00:17 02 Mar 20
Janet was wonderful to work with! We were at a loss trying to train our first puppy, Ella. Before taking her to Janet's two week puppy board and train, Ella was impossible to walk on a leash, had trouble listening to commands, and... struggled to calm down around other dogs and people. During her two weeks away, we were updated on how she was doing and received videos on her progress. Now our puppy walks like a dream on the leash and knows how to calm herself down. Janet still answers any questions we have and responds very quickly. Highly recommend!read more
Angela Lee
Angela Lee
20:02 21 Jan 20
Janet is incredible! Highly, highly recommend! This was the best money we spent on our puppy. We worked with Janet to potty train and socialize our (at the time) 3-month old puppy. Our puppy was abandoned by her previous owner and... under-socialized. As a result, she was fearful of many things, including being outside. Her fear of the outdoors and having to transition from going to the bathroom on pee pads indoors (which we realize now was our mistake) to going to the bathroom outside made potty training very difficult. We sent our puppy to Janet's house for a 1-week puppy board and socialization program. When we picked up our puppy, she had gained a LOT of confidence and was going to the bathroom outside consistently. She no longer seems scared of being outside or the many other things she used to be scared of, including other puppies/dogs. In fact, every time she sees a dog now, she starts wagging her tail and confidently approaches them. On top of everything, Janet taught us about proper dog nutrition and gave us some other guidance and training tips as well. Everything Janet has suggested worked for us! Our puppy has continued to grow to be more confident and well-adjusted every day, and we cannot be more grateful to Janet for having put her on this path.read more
Ryan Lavery
Ryan Lavery
01:20 13 Dec 19
We worked with Janet to train and socialize our puppy over a two week boarded training program at her home. Janet was a joy to work with, helped us learn how to speak and think like a dog, listened carefully to incorporate our training... goals into her program and was extremely accommodating before, during and after our training program - she allowed us to stop by for visits with our pup during the program and went above and beyond in debriefing and answering our questions about training and transferring skills to different situations and environments - including a home visit check-up a week after the program, in which she taught us the basics we could incorporate into home training to help our puppy learn new skills beyond what she learned during the program. Not only did our puppy come home with a new skill set (name recognition, crate training, sit-stays and down-stays, heeled leash walking, iron-clad potty training) and a stronger sense of self-confidence, we also learned how to be better dog parents along the way. We can't recommend Pawz for Health highly enough - we consider Janet our "go to" resource when it comes to any and all of our puppy and dog training and behavior needs. We looked into many options when considering training in the DC area for our puppy, and we can confidently say that Janet was the only trainer who we felt would love our puppy like we did while also delivering quality and effective positive reinforcement training for our dogs and us, as owners!read more
Mara and Dave Cumming
Mara and Dave Cumming
11:56 02 Nov 19
Highly recommended. Janet is a talented trainer with years of expertise, and it shows -- she is a pleasure to work with! She had our puppy walking at our side in no time, as well as helping us with a variety of other issues, from... interacting more calmly with the children to not jumping on the table. Janet is really good at teaching skills that we now use every day. We look forward to working with her again.read more
Kate Senehi
Kate Senehi
18:25 14 Jul 19
We had an excellent dog training experience with a trainer from this company. We were at our wits end with a 3 year old rescue chocolate lab that was so reactive with other dogs, we were unable to take her out for walks. In only a few... lessons (and lots of practice), we were able to learn training techniques which enable us to take her for a lovely stroll through the neighborhood. Our pup is much happier and so are we.read more
S Hunt
S Hunt
20:04 10 Mar 19
We learned so much from Janet! When we adopted Sushi she was about three years old, knew no commands, and was very fearful. After having her for almost 3 months with no progress, we contacted Janet. After several sessions with Janet,... Sushi was visibly much happier and relaxed, and could even sit and lie down! Janet taught us how to work with Sushi, who continues to improve every day. It was a pleasure working with Janet, for us and for Sushi!!read more
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