Looking for a dog trainer was a daunting tasking. Once again, trainers were nonresponsive, did their best to discredit their peers, or tried to oversell their services. Thankfully, I stumbled upon PACWESTK9. My experience with Gina has been wonderful and far exceeded my expectations. My two-year old lab never had any aggressive or problematic behavior, but she couldn't manage her enthusiasm and pulled on the leash when approaching other dogs or resist mindlessly smelling everything, which caused me tremendous anxiety. Our time outdoors became a chore and something I dreaded. Quite frankly I was embarrassed to have a dog I could not manage.
I like that Gina did an evaluation to assess my dog's personality and set realistic expectations. It gave me the reassurance I needed before committing to her services. Gina not only trained my dog how to respond to commands, she took the time to provide my boyfriend and I step-by-step directions so that we could continue training on our own. I have learned timing, calmness and consistency are the key ingredients in a well behaved dog not treats or heavy handed punishment.
Thanks to Gina I have been able to walk my dog without worrying that she will lunge when she sees another dog or pull on the leash to smell anything and everything. Our walks have now become enjoyable for the both of us.
Gina is calm, confident and easy to work with. Her strength as a trainer is clear to me through my experience with her. Gina genuinely cares about her clients and she has the knowledge and experience to successfully help pet owners with their dog training needs.