"We took the Introduction to the clicker mobile dog classes and loved it. Aside from the convenience of having lessons in our own home it was also much more effective to be in a class of just our 2 dogs. Alla is a great teacher; she has a great deal of patience with us and our dogs :) She takes the time to explain not just what we should do, but why, and what the dog is thinking. We have now a solid foundation to teach our dogs lots of fun tricks!
We really like Alla's philosophy on dog training, she isn't stuck to just one way like other classes we have tried. That is her strength compared to the other schools that either use only treats or harsh treatment. Alla will recommend the clicker for fun stuff, treats for others or no treats at all.
She also excels at helping dogs with behavioral issues. For example our dog was scared to use the new step to go on and off our bed. We have tried by ourself different ways for a long time with no real success but in 5 minutes she taught him to get over his fear and use the step. As an old dog we are very happy he uses the step instead of jumping on and off the bed and aggravating his arthritis.
We highly recommend her classes!
Sophie, Jason, Blitz and Kenzo
For Christmas I received a Gift Certificate for Training our Dog THOR.
The opportunity to be able to work one on one with THOR rather than in a group meant we were in our comfort zone.
The sessions were informative, fun and upon completion of the training THOR has made significant progress. I would highly recommend this programe.
Before Denali and I took the "Behavioral and Basic Obedience Class" with Alla, Denali knew her basic commands, but she was a willful dog and rarely did as she was told without a fuss. I was seeing a massage therapist regularly for my shoulder because Denali puĺled on the leash. However, it wasn't until an incident of aggressive object guarding that I decided Denali and I needed help.
Through Alla's class, I learned about dog psychology, dog training methods, and dog needs and instincts. It was a revelation! With these principles in mind, Alla worked with Denali and I on loose leash walking; commands like Sit, Down, Sit/Stay, and Down/Stay; and fear response. During and since the course, we have also worked on behavioral issues specific to Denali. In all this, Alla has always made herself available whenever I needed advice.
It's taken time and work, but now, I have a happy, obedient, submissive dog. Strangers on the street have remarked that she's such a beautiful, well-behaved dog.
Alla is very passionate and skilled at her work. She came highly recommended to me, and I highly recommend her to you.
Denali and V.