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Welcome to Obedience Unleashed

Maple Ridge | Mission

Check out our upcoming classes in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Mission under the leadership of trainer Andy Krzus

 

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Our Training Services in Maple Ridge | Mission

Upcoming classes

Initial consultation

This is a private in-person consultation with a trainer, for dogs over the age of 7 months with behavioural challenges. We will consult with you and recommend a plan of action for you and your dog.

Cost: $50 (30-45 min) at our facility

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This IN-PERSON consultation is a great opportunity to meet our trainers and learn more about our training programs. During the consultation we will: 
​-Observe your dog (for example: watch their behaviour in the meeting area, around your car, around the owner, around the trainer and around the trainers dogs
​-Discuss training options we have to offer
​-Based on your needs, give feedback and recommend a training plan for your dog

Please note:
-The initial consultation is a one-time service designed to provide an opportunity for the trainer to observe your dog in the consultation setting, ask questions to the trainer and discuss a training program for your dog. The consultation is not an active training session or an in-depth behavioural assessment
-The initial consultation is 30 minutes, however you will be assigned a 45 min time slot, in order to allow some time between appointments.

PLEASE READ: The private in-person behavioural consultation with Head Trainer Andy Krzus, is geared for adult dogs or young adult dogs over the age of 7 months with behavioural challenges.
IMPORTANT: If you have a young puppy (under the age of 6 months), and are interested in interviewing the trainer or asking puppy related questions, such as potty training, how to stop biting, nipping, digging and other puppy behaviours. OR, if you have an adult dog that doesn’t necessarily have behavioural problems, but you would like to do some training and don’t know which class to start with. We suggest, instead of booking a behavioural consultation, please do one of the following:
1. Call 1-844-900-3647 Ext. 1 and leave us a voicemail to request a call back. One of our experienced staff members will call you back to chat and answer your questions within 1 business day. This is free.
2. Send us an email to marie@obedienceunleashed.com with your questions, we will respond within 1 business day. This is also free.
3. You are welcome to book directly into:

FOR PUPPIES: one of our Puppy Obedience classes which will cover all puppy related behaviours plus a comprehensive obedience curriculum.

FOR ADULT DOGS: one of our Obedience Bootcamp Level 1 class, which covers a comprehensive curriculum with a solid foundation of obedience.

NOTE: The consultation is not a prerequisite for booking into our Puppy or Obedience Bootcamp Level 1 group classes.

Puppy obedience Class

This is our Foundation Obedience class designed to help puppies and their owners get off to the right start in training. Comprehensive class notes given for each class plus 1 detailed class video if you need to miss a class. Please BOOK ONLINE!

Starting age: Between 10 weeks – 6 months

Cost: Group class: $328 + tax for 5 one-hour classes 

 

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Upcoming group classes held at Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge (Display Barn):

 -Sat. Sept. 7 @ 11:30am. Class dates: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5

You will learn to communicate effectively with your puppy to ensure a healthy and long lasting relationship. Join us for 5 one-hour classes that will cover everything you need. to know to help your puppy’s development of important life skills.

 

 Is your puppy demonstrating unwanted behaviours such as jumping on guests, nipping at ankles, chewing on household items, digging and running away from you? In this class you will learn the following:  

 

  • Engagement: How to gain your puppy’s attention and focus
  • Clicker training (see description below)
  • Sit, down, come and other basic obedience commands
  • Basic concepts of luring, heeling and introduction to loose leash walking
  • Touchpad work to teach your puppy spatial awareness and self control
  • “Place” command. This enables you to keep your dog nearby and involved in activities without being underfoot, such as when you are eating or answering the door.
  • How to teach your dog recall (to come when called!)

 

Each class has periods of Q&A, during these periods we try to cover some of the following topics, and we encourage owners to bring their own questions:

 

  • Feeding, nutrition
  • Chewing, play biting and teething
  • Grooming and nail clipping (handling of the feet)
  • Jumping – how to properly greet people
  • Housebreaking, potty training and crate training
  • Dog and child safety
  • Dog greeting etiquette and socialization

 

Puppies must have their 2nd vaccinations to attend the class. We do not require the Rabies vaccine to attend class. This is a very popular class with a limit of 8 dogs and fills up quickly. Please book online to reserve your spot.  

 

The training method that will be used in this class is called Marker Training. 

 

What is marker (or clicker) training? In a nutshell, it’s an animal training method based on behavioural psychology that relies on marking desirable behaviour and rewarding it. This black and white method of communication is based on positive reinforcement and will revolutionize the way that you train your dog.  This class will teach you about the power of training your dog with food and will focus on building the dog/handler relationship through engagement and motivation. During the class you will learn the basic concepts of luring, leash pressure and shaping of behaviours. We will also cover classical/operant conditioning and discuss how to build motivation in your dog through productive play. Marker training can be used to train any behaviour, from basic obedience and tricks to behavioural modification. There are no prerequisites for this class. It is recommended that you bring treats, a food pouch, leash and a clicker for your dog. The class has a limit of 8 dogs. Please book online now to reserve your spot. 

 

Obedience Unleashed Dog Training proudly serves the Lower Mainland, with primary emphasis on the cities of Maple Ridge, Mission and Pitt Meadows. We are also pleased to have clients coming from Vancouver, Langley, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Abbotsford, New Westminster, Surrey and White Rock.

 

 

 

Obedience Bootcamp Level 1

This is our Foundation Obedience class designed to help owners communicate with their dogs, using marker training. Comprehensive class notes given for each class, plus 1 detailed class video if you need to miss a class. Please BOOK ONLINE!

Starting age: 7 months – 10 years

Cost: Group class: $328 + tax for 5 one-hour classes 

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Upcoming group classes held at Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge (Display Barn):  

 

-Tues. Sept. 10 @ 6:15pm. Class dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8

Our Obedience Bootcamp for dogs class is for beginners or experienced dog owners looking to build a strong relationship with their dog and practice obedience in a group setting. In this session the following skills and topics will be covered:  

  • Engagement: How to gain your dog’s focus and attention
  • Loose leash walking
  • Clicker training
  • Sit/down/come commands
  • Working through distractions
  • Place command
  • Recall (teaching your dog to come when called)
  •  … and much more  

During each class we have periods of Q&A, during these periods we try to cover some of the following topics and we encourage owners to bring their own questions:

  • Dog reactivity
  • Feeding, nutrition
  • Grooming and handling of the feet
  • Jumping up- how to properly greet people
  • Dog and child safety
  • Dog socialization

The training method that will be used in this class is called Marker Training. 

What is marker (or clicker) training? In a nutshell, it’s an animal training method based on behavioural psychology that relies on marking desirable behaviour and rewarding it. This black and white method of communication is based on positive reinforcement and will revolutionize the way that you train your dog.  This class will teach you about the power of training your dog with food and will focus on building the dog/handler relationship through engagement and motivation. During the class you will learn the basic concepts of luring, leash pressure and shaping of behaviours. We will also cover classical/operant conditioning and discuss how to build motivation in your dog through productive play. Marker training can be used to train any behaviour, from basic obedience and tricks to behavioural modification. There are no prerequisites for this class. It is recommended that you bring treats, a food pouch, leash and a clicker for your dog. The class has a limit of 8 dogs. Please reserve your spot online.

 

Obedience Bootcamp Level 2

In this class you will learn to effectively introduce toys as a reward and a motivational factor in training. This is also a proofing class that allows the dog to work with distractions through different real life scenarios. Comprehensive class notes given for each class. Cost: $328 + tax for 5 one hour lessons. 

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*PREREQUISITE for this class is successful completion of Obedience Unleashed Dog Training Obedience Bootcamp Level 1 or Puppy classes.

 

Build on the skills learned in the Basic Obedience Bootcamp class to achieve the next level of obedience. In this class you will learn to effectively introduce toys as a reward and a motivational factor in training. It allows the dog owners to expand their dog training tool box and master a new way of playing and training with their dogs.

Upcoming group classes:

-Wed. Sept. 11 @ 6:15pm. Class dates: Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9

 

Price: 5 one-hour classes for $328 + GST for group classes.

 

Private classes

Please contact the office to book private classes. 

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Obedience group walks

The purpose of this socialization class is to introduce your dogs to other dogs and also meet their owners. Classes restarted July 2021

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Starting in March 2013 we began offering dog training group class/walks in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Mission. The ‘Obedience and Socialization Class’ will be held at various location. There is a drop-in fee of $15.00. However, we are also offering a ‘punch card’ with 5 classes for $50 or 10 classes for $80 for those who are interested. Here is a list of our meeting dates and locations. All are welcome to join us, rain or shine.

UPCOMING WALKS 

-Sun. June 16, 2024 @ 9am (Albion Fairgrounds, 23448 105 Ave, Maple Ridge – meet at field in front of Planet Ice)

-Sun. June 23, 2024 @ 9am (Albion Fairgrounds, 23448 105 Ave, Maple Ridge – meet at field in front of Planet Ice)

-Sat. July 13, 2024 @ 10:15am (Cliff Park, 25086 116 Ave, Maple Ridge – meet at the field)

-Sat. July 20, 2024 @ 10:15am (Cliff Park, 25086 116 Ave, Maple Ridge – meet at the field)

-Sat. July 27, 2024 @ 10:15am (Cliff Park, 25086 116 Ave, Maple Ridge – meet at the field)

-Sat. Aug. 10, 2024 @ 10:15am (Cliff Park, 25086 116 Ave, Maple Ridge – meet at the field)

-Sat. Aug. 17, 2024 @ 10:15am (Cliff Park, 25086 116 Ave, Maple Ridge – meet at the field)

-Sat. Aug. 24, 2024 @ 10:15am (Cliff Park, 25086 116 Ave, Maple Ridge – meet at the field)

The purpose of this on-the-go dog training class is to introduce your dogs to other dogs and also meet their owners. We will do some formal obedience meet-and-greet sessions prior to our walks in order to introduce our dogs. Guests are welcome to participate in this class as it is a perfect opportunity for them to find out more about us directly from our clients and see how great our dogs really are. Aggressive dogs may need to be muzzled at all times. All dogs need to be leashed and fully supervised at all times.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Please share this page and invite your friends.

 

Located on 10.5 acres in Stave Falls

Boarding | Daycare

Daycare

Our doggy daycare service is located on 10.5 acres in Stave Falls (Maple Ridge/Mission border).

Cost: $40/day (book online)

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Are you going away for a few days or do you need a doggy daycare service?

We offer a special dog boarding and/or doggy daycare program that is tailored to your needs. We finished building our new boarding facility in the Fall of 2016. It is located on our 10.5 acre property in Stave Falls, surrounded by peaceful forest, about 200 feet from our house. It is a 40 foot x 16 foot building built to house code, fully insulated, heated, with water, electricity, plumbing, state of the art flooring for dogs, FRP wall covering for hygiene and cleaning, plus a full ventilation system. We have the entire facility professionally cleaned once a day.

The dogs receive many outings throughout the day, walks, hikes, supervised social time with other dogs, one-on-one time with our staff every day for training maintenance/health checks and bathroom breaks. Drop off is between 7:45am-10am and pick up between 4:30-7:15pm. Ask us about early self drop off options. Our facility and canine cabins are heated and air conditioned. We have a nice/spacious play yard with fragrant birch chips where they use the bathroom and have off leash playtime, it is cleaned after every dog uses the bathroom. We also have a 1500 sq foot covered/roofed yard for playtime if it’s raining.

 RATES

  • Full day doggy daycare (maximum 12 hours) for 1 dog is $40.00
  • 2 dogs from the same family (maximum 12 hours) is $72.00
  • 3 dogs from same family (maximum 12 hours) is $104
  • Additional private 30 minute walk can be added to your package for $15.00
  • There is a $7.50/day holiday premium if ​reservation days are within Christmas Break, Spring break, Summer break or long weekends.

*We ask that you provide your dog’s food, treats and favorite toys.

Our goal is to ensure the highest standard of client satisfaction and provide your dog with a true home away from home!  We are a fully licensed and inspected commercial kennel, with permits to operate from the City of Mission Bylaw/Business Licensing Department and Fraser Valley Regional District Animal Control. Contact us to make a reservation today!

    Boarding

    Are you going away for a few days? Would you like to have peace of mind knowing that your dog is cared for and having fun?

    Cost: $55/night (book online)

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    Are you going away for a few days or do you need a doggy daycare service?

    Would you like to have peace of mind knowing your dog is being cared for in a family setting?

    We offer a special dog boarding and/or doggy daycare program that is tailored to your needs. We finished building our new boarding facility in 2021. It is located on our 10.5 acre property in Stave Falls, surrounded by peaceful forest, about 200 feet from our house. It is a 40 foot x 16 foot building built to house code, fully insulated, heated, with water, electricity, plumbing, durable flooring for dogs, FRP wall covering for hygiene and cleaning, plus a full ventilation system. We also have brand new cabin suites built in 2022, where each dog has their own private room with a door to a private fenced yard. We have the entire facility professionally cleaned once a day. 

    The dogs receive many outings throughout the day, walks, hikes, supervised social time with other dogs, one-on-one time with our staff every day for training maintenance and bathroom breaks. Their day begins at 7am and ends with the last bathroom break/outdoor time between 7-8pm. Dogs sleep indoors at night. Our facility and canine cabins are heated and air conditioned. We have a nice/spacious play yard with fragrant birch chips where they use the bathroom and have off leash playtime, it is cleaned after every dog uses the bathroom. We also have a 1500 sq foot covered/roofed yard for playtime if it’s raining. 

     RATES

    • Our daily over-night rate is $55.00 (24 hours) for 1 dog
    • 2 dogs from the same family is $99 per night (24 hours)
    • 3 dogs from same family is $143 per night 
    • Additional private 30 minute walk can be added to your package for $15.00
    • There is a $7.50/day holiday premium if ​reservation days are within Christmas break, Spring break, Summer break or long weekends.

    *We ask that you provide your dog’s food, treats and favorite toys.

    Our goal is to ensure the highest standard of client satisfaction and provide your dog with a true home away from home! We are a fully licensed and inspected commercial kennel, with permits to operate from the City of Mission Bylaw/Business Licensing Department and Fraser Valley Regional District Animal Control.

    Contact us to make a reservation today!

     

    Board and train

    Our board-and-train program successfully covers  obedience or canine behaviour problems.

    Cost: $4000 for 4 weeks

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    Is your dog driving you nuts? Would you like to go away on vacation and come home to an excellently trained dog?

    Our board-and-train program specializes in rehabilitation, and successfully deals with canine behaviour problems. By focusing primarily on problem behaviour and difficult dogs, we’ve been able to develop a unique approach that not only transforms dogs, but also transfers seamlessly to the owners.

    We pride ourselves on our personalized approach with one-on-one attention paid to each individual dog and situation. 

    In the board and train, we address all forms of unwanted behavior, including, but not limited to:

    • Dog-to-Dog Aggression
    • Human Aggression
    • Food and/or Resource Guarding
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Severe Fear Issues
    • Reactivity On-Leash

    This program also covers all of the basic commands – Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Place, Heel, Come/Recall – as well as Crate Training, Potty training, Waiting for Food, and Waiting at Thresholds.

    Duration of the program: 4 weeks

    *If your dog has major behavioural issues, the board and train program may be longer.

    At Obedience Unleashed Dog Training Inc., each day your dog receives:

    • two walks/hikes,
    • four personalized training sessions,
    • supervised social time with other dogs,
    • participation in our group obedience classes.

    Our Board and Train requires an Initial consultation prior to starting the program. After your dog completes the program, you receive 10 hours of follow-up handler training which is included, consisting of: 1 hour private go-home lesson upon pick up, 4 hours of group Off Leash Freedom class and 5 hours of Obedience & Socialization group walks held out and about in town.  During these sessions we will transfer all of the information, techniques, and strategies to you to ensure continued success. We also offer email and phone support during and after the program is completed.

    * Please contact us so we can help you assess your dog’s needs.

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    What Drives Us

    Our Mission

    To build and enhance the relationship between owners and their dogs.

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    Meet our team

    Andy Krzus

    Andy Krzus

    Founder | CEO | Head Trainer

    Andy is a dog-training educator known for his relationship-centered training approach and his personalized teaching style. His background in psychology and public service coupled with years of experience training police, search & rescue and assistance dogs gives him an innovative perspective on dog obedience, behaviour & motivation in theory and practice. 

    Marie Therese Krzus

    Marie Therese Krzus

    Founder | Owner | Office Manager

    Marie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and she handles everything from telephone calls and bookkeeping to scheduling and kennel management, on top of being a full-time mom.  She particularly enjoys speaking with clients on the phone and assisting with any questions they may have in her cheerful and professional manner.

    Hannah

    Hannah

    Trainer

    Hannah has worked at Obedience Unleashed for 6 years as a Dog trainer and Senior Assistant at our Daycare/Boarding/Training facility. She brings rich multidisciplinary experience from her 8 years competing in 4H with dogs & llamas and 5 years as a professional handler for CKC show dogs competing in obedience, agility, conformation, and rally-obedience. She has earned her Excellent title in rally-obedience and is working toward her Master’s title with her current dog Oakley.
    Melissa B.

    Melissa B.

    Trainer

    Melissa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology with a specialization in Forensics and enjoyed a successful 15 year career in Sales & Customer Service before deciding to become a Professional Dog Trainer in 2021. She brings 17 years of animal training and competition experience with horses in dressage. She grew up with dogs, has done agility training and earned Canine Good Citizen & Canine Good Neighbour titles. She currently competes actively with her dog Luna and most recently earned her novice and intermediate titles in rally-obedience.
    Kim

    Kim

    Trainer

    Kim has worked as a Dog Trainer since 2020 and joined the Obedience Unleashed Team in 2022. She brings 7 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry and is enthusiastic about connecting with dog owners to really listen to their needs and tailor training for their dogs. At home you can find her practicing Agility with her Lab Maya or working in Rally-Obedience with her Belgian Malinois Luca.

    Deb

    Deb

    Trainer

    Deb is a Dog Trainer with over 10 years of experience in the Animal Industry and 18 years of experience in Public Service. She has a Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Animal Behaviour and has completed numerous courses in animal welfare. As a Trainer she is dedicated to helping dogs and their owners get more out of their training programs. On her days off she enjoys spending time with family, hiking and training with her own dogs.
    Nadia

    Nadia

    Kennel Assistant

    Nadia works full time for Obedience Unleashed and is studying toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She brings a wealth of experience with animals, living on their family farm raising cows, goats, sheep and chickens.  She also has two dogs: a Doberman named Ace and Great Pyrenees named Angel. Nadia’s hobbies include baking, reading and spending time with animals.
    Thea

    Thea

    Senior Kennel Assistant

    Thea has worked for Obedience Unleashed since 2018 and is currently completing her university degree in Law Enforcement studies. Her dedication and experience with dogs is evident through 5+ years competing in 4H, Agility, Barn hunt and Sprinter. She is an avid volunteer for the AAC BC Agility Regional and National Competitions plus volunteers for the JIBC Police Academy. At home she enjoys spending time with her two dogs Ukee (Shepherd mix) and Hero (Golden/Lab).
    Clara

    Clara

    Kennel Attendant

    Clara has worked part-time in our Daycare/Boarding facility since 2019 and has successfully completed Dog Handler Academy and Pet First Aid courses. She is a full time student, plus teaches Highland Dance and Piano. In her spare time she enjoys crafts, hiking and training with her 1 year old German Shepherd Willa.

    Finn

    Finn

    Kennel Attendant

    Finn is a full time student and works part time for Obedience Unleashed. He lives with his family on acreage with his dogs Whiley (Newfoundland/Lab), Lincoln (Australian Shepherd) and Hazel (Australian Shepherd/Border Collie).

    Ashley

    Ashley

    Senior Kennel Assistant

    Ashley has worked for Obedience Unleashed since 2020. She has completed our Puppy and Off Leash Obedience classes plus dog manners/first aid workshops. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys hiking with her Border Collie named Maple, organizing, cooking and travelling. 

    Annie

    Annie

    Kennel Assistant

    Annie is a full time student and has worked part time at Obedience Unleashed since 2020. She has competed in 4H Agility, Obedience and Showmanship. She enjoys hiking with her German Shepherd Ruby. 

    Ally

    Ally

    Kennel Assistant

    Ally is a full time student and has worked part time at Obedience Unleashed since 2022. Her hobbies include volunteering with horses at a local barn and spending time with her pup Tucker.

    Ira

    Ira

    Kennel Assistant

    Ira has a Masters Degree in Accounting and brings 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She is a world traveller and has visited over 30 countries. Ira is passionate about animal welfare and enjoys cooking & hiking in her spare time.

    Emma

    Emma

    Kennel Assistant

    Emma is a full time student and has worked part time for Obedience Unleashed since 2022. She has completed Dog Handler Academy courses. When she isn’t hanging out with pups, she teaches and performs Scottish Dance and enjoys going to the gym.

    Paxton

    Paxton

    Kennel Assistant

    Paxton is a full time student and started working part time at Obedience Unleashed in 2023. He plays guitar in a local band and enjoys camping, skiing and hiking. At home he has two dogs – a Golden Retriever/Border Collie and a Golden Retriever/Boxer.

    Clarinda

    Clarinda

    Kennel Assistant

    Clarinda brings 6 years of experience working in the animal industry with horses at a local stable, volunteering with the Langley Animal Protection Society and the Ravine Park Salmon Hatchery. She is passionate about furthering her education and has completed Pet First Aid and Dog Handler courses. In her free time she enjoys cycling and hiking.
    Kathrine

    Kathrine

    Kennel Assistant

    Kathrine brings over 10 years of animal care experience to our team. She has worked for many years managing the calving program at a local dairy farm and has worked part time for Obedience Unleashed since 2023. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her 1 year old Chocolate lab named Donkey.

    Soleil

    Soleil

    Kennel Assistant

    Soleil is a full time student and has worked part time for Obedience Unleashed since 2024. She has 3 years of experience with pet sitting and dog walking.  Her hobbies include track, working out, painting and spending time with her small mixed breed family dog.

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    Leagh

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    Testimonials

    Olivia & Kai

    I absolutely love Obedience Unleashed. I was first introduced to them when I started bringing my rescue dog for group walks. She was reactive to other dogs and the group walks really helped her overcome some anxiety meeting other dogs. When I switched jobs and my dog could no longer come to work with me, I was super happy they were able to walk my dog while I’m at work. Their staff is amazing with my dog. I recently adopted a puppy as well so I needed daycare and they are the only ones I trust with my little pup. My puppy loves all their staff and loves going to daycare. Their trainers are really great and their puppy class has helped me learn how to teach both my dogs new skills. You can tell they take a lot of pride in their work and I truly appreciate the care and concern they show for both my dogs. They work with the dogs but they’re amazing with training the owners too.

    Roman & Priest

    I took my reactive German Shepherd to Obedience Unleashed for boot camp training when he was about 8 months old and it changed my dog. However with time he became more reactive towards people and other dogs. A few months ago I decided enough is enough and signed him up for 4 weeks of board and train.

    I now have my dog back and he is completely changed. He has not only calmed down, he is listening and even my son can walk him. He no longer lunges at dogs or people. His obedience training is coming along nicely, and I know that if I do my part and stay on top of his training and work with him like Andy and Melissa did I will have an amazing dog who will walk in heal next to me off leash no matter what dog or person is near me or him.

    The training was worth every penny, and the results I got for my German Shepherd from board and train is the exact reason why I came back for it and will never take Priest, my GSD, or any of my future dogs anywhere else.

    Obedience Unleashed IS the place to take your pup, reactive, or just simply in-obedient dog to.

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