She approaches each dog with knowledge and respect

When we got our English Shepherd puppy Oberon, we tried traditional group classes, but they weren’t a great fit for him– he got overstimulated and a little nervous. Having Rachel come to our house and work with our family made great sense for all of us. She noticed behaviors he was offering and worked to rechannel them before they might become problematic– she taught him to wait calmly as people rang the doorbell, and to sit at the bottom of the stairs rather than climbing them under our feet, as well as many other sensible behaviors. As Oberon has grown, a few new and challenging quirks have emerged, and I always know that Rachel will be able to help us- and him- work through them. During the pandemic, we took a fun online novice tricks class with Rachel that taught us new ways to challenge and bond with Oberon. I recommend Positively Obedient Dog Training to everyone who has a puppy or a dog– our experience has been so very positive! Rachel has helped Oberon- and us- learn helpful behaviors before we even knew they’d be valuable AND she’s helped us tackle some entrenched issues as he’s grown up. She approaches each dog with knowledge and respect, and uses positive, proven techniques that work!