My golden retriever started training with Sally when she was 5 months old. Sally and I spoke in person about the program Mango would be on, what my role was, discussed the paperwork and the next steps before she came over to evaluate Mango. She came over to our house, and evaluated my pup, and she started working with Mango once to twice a week. Sally corrected and improvised Mango's puppy behaviors which we thought weren't possible to fix, spent hours teaching me and my dog how to be successful at passing all the items on the CGC test. The greatest lesson Sally taught me while training was the importance of learning with my pup during the sessions. On the days I couldn't participate, Sally recorded and uploaded the entire session via gopro and shared it with me so I could practice what she taught my dog during the session. THAT right there is professionalism at its finest! Mango is almost two years old and we get complements of her perfect behavior when I bring her to work and in public places all thanks to Sally.
Sally truly cares about each and every single one of her students as if they were her own, and really puts 10000% into modifying behaviors of dogs and training them to become service dogs.
We are currently getting training help from Sally and it has been very helpful. She is an expert and very professional and personable. We have had many rescue Dachshunds over the years and never pursued training.
Things had gone pretty well until problems with our recent shelter rescue Huey, who is sweet but has resource guarding aggression issues. After just a few sessions with Sally helping us better understand dogs and teaching us some training techniques, Huey's behavior has really improved! The dogs we've had for years have benefited as well. We are very pleased with Sally/ Manders Best Friends.
We just finished training Cooper, our male boxer, with Sally and we are extremely happy with the results. Sally trained Cooper for about 3 months (starting when he was 5 months old) once a week. Cooper is now a little over 8 months and even though he is still a puppy, he is not a crazy puppy anymore. He now listens to commands (sit, come, stay, down, paw, off, up, high ten, rollover, go get it, bring it back, leave it, drop it, and a few others) almost 99% of the time (these are constantly reinforced with treats and a quick 10 min. practice training at home with us regularly). Cooper's behavior has also gotten way better considering that he is still a puppy. Before we started with Sally we had taught Cooper just a couple of basic commands but Sally helped us expand and improve on those throughout training. However, the main reason we needed to get him trained was to improve his behavior (chewing and eating practically anything, jumping on people, excessive biting (playfully), and obedience in general. We had read books prior to getting Cooper from the breeder and had learned a little about boxers and dogs in general but it was not good enough. Sally addressed every issue we mentioned to her every time she would come and guided us by giving us options and ideas that would work for us and Cooper. She was also very professional and patient (especially with that crazy, high-energy boxer puppy he was!). She not only trained our dog but she trained us as well! This wouldn't work if anyone expects to hire a dog trainer and not participate in the training or practice what she is teaching the dog and the dog owner what to do. Successful training is also the result of consistency (not just referring to time but also family members being in-sync when addressing any issue or rewarding the dog for good behavior). Anyone who hires Sally will be happy they did if they follow her advise and commit themselves to training consistently for the period of time needed. We will miss Sally but will sure keep her in mind when we are ready for advanced training once Cooper reaches adulthood. Thank you Sally for all your help! You were awesome!
Sally responded right away to our Thumbtack request. She is very professional and always responded to our questions. We chose one of the behavioral training packages for our giant puppy Malamute and it was definitely worth it. Sally was able to find the root causes of our puppy's chewing and unwanted behavior within the first training session. Also, our puppy loves Sally and he responded well to all the training sessions. We accomplished much more than we expected. Sally taught us a lot of new things as well, and we are not first time dog owners.
When our labradoodle, Joey, was about 4 months old he started training with Sally. We were very impressed with her knowledge and understanding about dog behavior and how to change negative behavior and achieve positive behavior. She did an amazing job training Joey and educating us on the best way for us to interact with him to reinforce the behaviors she was teaching him. After a few months of training, Joey was following all the commands. He is now 2 years old and because of Sally's training he is so well behaved. We also had Sally do socialization training with Joey which was very beneficial for him and us. He loves being around other dogs and people. We recently got another labradoodle puppy, Ooda, and before we even brought her home, I asked Sally to save a spot on her calendar to train Ooda. Joey and Ooda absolutely love Sally and are always so excited to see her. Sally is the best and any dog would be lucky to be trained by her!!
Sally is the best. We absolutely loved working with her. But most of all we love how our puppy is behaving now! She has a wealth of knowledge, and would be an asset to any dog!
We are so thankful we found Sally! Not only does she teach us and our dog, Ray, but is able to break down every behavior which allows us to understand why dogs do the things they do. She also brings her dog Bella along to help complete parts of training and that has been a great addition. Simply put, her approach to training is unique and effective. Thank you for changing our lives and now being in our lives!
Sally is taking Ned, our Rough Collie, from puppy training right through to Service Animal certification. She is not only terrific with Ned, she is also terrific with our pre-teen kids, who are doing most of the training with her. She knows so much about training, different breeds, and dog psychology, we couldn't have chosen a better trainer!
Ned, our Rough Collie, has only been working with Sally for a couple of months, but he has made TREMENDOUS progress. She's going to train him (and us) through Canine Good Citizen and all the way to service dog! We're more than confident she will help Ned become the best, happiest, and most awesome dog he can be.
Sally has been great. my dog has severe separation anxiety, and she has made herself available to me whenever i come across a problem. she has only been working with Cierra for a couple of weeks, and everything was going well, until i tried to put her in my friends back yard alone. she felt that i was abandoning her, and it heightened her anxiety. i sent Sally a text the next day, and she offered some other solutions that might work until our next session. she also offered to come by and check on my dog when i go to back to work (i have been off for 2 years due to back surgery, hence the anxiety). that is above and beyond the scope of our agreement, and i can"t thank her enough for all she has done in such a short time.
Sally is a fabulous dog trainer/puppy sitter! I did a board and train week with her for my 6-month old Yorkie mix, and the pup didn't want to leave when I went to pick her up. Sally is knowledgeable, patient, firm and informative. I have decided to keep her on as a 5-day a week walker/trainer for my pup and older dog too. Very happy with my experience so far!
I am so happy I found Sally. She is so sweet and she loves my dog. We started working on his separation anxiety and we will also get him more socialized with other dogs. Everything she says and explains makes sense to me and Lancelot and I have made a lot of progress in a very short amount of time. I would recommend Sally in a heartbeat.
I rescued Roxy two years ago, Roxy was aggressive rescued, non socialized and didn't trust in anyone. With Sally's help little by little, intense sessions, we transformed Roxy to be a socialized, now she trust in people and service dog. I'm so grateful I reached Sally because I couldn't accomplished my goal with Roxy with out her! Great service! I highly recommend her!!
Sally is the best! In only 2 weeks of training, I could notice a huge change on my dog's behavior.. She is patient and love what she does! I totally recommend!!!
my dogs and I learned a lot from Sally and my dogs loved working with her. I'm a big fan of positive reinforcement with dog training.
Sally is Literally an Angel that I manifested into our lives! My Frankers & I are over the moon with the service, attention to care instructions, Love & innate connection Sally obviously has with our canine pals. I was overjoyed to not only get a thorough report of Frankie & Sally's first "hang out" together (which she does for all initial meet & greets & it's an Awesome idea and report to get) but to also received some of the CUTEST pictures of Frankie that I've ever seen! (I'm actually a bit jealous that Frankie took cuter pics with Sally than she ever has with me, LoL). But seriously, they were Too Adorable! I am Not an easy sell on good customer service. But for some reason I was drawn to Sally when she responded to my thumbtack post and my intuition guided me to a GOD send! Once we spoke I knew she was someone special, and now, having experienced how she takes care of my babes and is so responsive, kind and a joy to talk to, I'm SOLD that Sally is THE woman to contact for your pet care needs. The only thing that would make me hesitate to leave Sally a Bomb review, is a selfishness to have her all to us, lol. Good thing I'm (we're) not that selfish ;) Contact Sally TODAY! THANK YOU SO MUCH SALLY FOR BEING YOU!!!!!!!
Sally really understood our dog's unique problems and challenges...she did an amazing job of helping us learn how to work with her! We saw incredible improvements in a very short time!