Our puppy Saddie is almost 6 months old now. We were determined to train her well and started with clicker training at 8 weeks old. Despite our best efforts we basically trained her to only behave when we had a bag of treats and a clicker. Then she wasn`t even motivated by the treats anymore. She wouldn`t eat her food either. We kept trying new food to entice her. Instead, she ate the walls, the baseboard, the couch, the pillows, the shoelaces, the grass, etc.. In addition, when we tried to eat dinner she would leap on us and try to get our food. She was all over us and getting bigger and stronger and bolder. She began barking a lot and was very demanding. We would try and take her for long long walks to tire her out. She would pull on the leash and lunge at walker, joggers and other dogs, making walks very unenjoyable. The walks didn`t seem to tire her out either. She started to wake up in the middle of the night to go the bathroom and then, I couldn`t get her to come back in the house. I was losing sleep (and my mind), my husband couldn`t work from home because of her barking and we were really starting to regret getting a dog. My friend heard my woes and told me about her friend who used Chris to train her "out of control" dog. I immediately called her and she raved about Chris and the training. She said it was worth every penny and she would pay it again if she had to because it made such a huge postive change. I had Chris out to our house and could see my dog immediately begin to respond to his directions. It was pretty magical. Although it did seem like a lot of money initially, we felt that if it worked, then it would provide us years of enjoyment with our dog. We did the board and train for two weeks. She came back to us, the same adorable happy loving puppy, only without all the bad behaviors that were driving us crazy. We did need to be trained and we were not the best students, but Chris was patient and kind and very responsive to our questions when we reached out to him. He ended up providing us with 4 training sessions after the boarding. We learned so much and just graduated today. Now when we eat dinner or have food out we can just tell Sadie to go lay in her bed. If we are out for a walk we bring the leash but don`t really use it. She stays with us, but can explore freely. I know that if a car is coming we can tell her to lay down to be safe and she will do it. We can play fetch down at the commons and play with other dogs and not worry that she will run away. She barks less and actually eats her food right away. She sleeps through the night now. We really enjoy her now! The investment to have a well behaved dog is really priceless. Please reach out to me if you have any hesitations. So happy and thankful to have found Chris. It might have saved our marriage too! lol Seriously it was pretty stressful before Chris. :)
Maureen Mckean N Andover Ma
Beau is our 6-month-old Black Labrador Retriever. He is a great puppy with a gentle disposition and eagerness to learn and please. His overall behavior was excellent, but we needed help regarding pulling on leash, walking off leach, and most importantly coming when called. Beau currently weighs about 70 pounds but will grow to be a large dog at over 100 pounds, so being in control and responsiveness is key for future handling.
A month ago, we contacted dog trainer Chris Park based on a friend’s recommendation who used Chris to train their two Labs. Chris met with us at our home, evaluated Beau, and discussed our goals for Beau and training options. We decided to send Beau to Chris to do two weeks of boarding training. Although we missed Beau very much, we thought the intense program would be more efficient and have greater impact for us.
Chris kept us abreast of Beau’s progress along the way. Well, when Beau returned home, we were amazed at how well trained and disciplined he was in following various commands. Beau was able to follow many commands, and most impressively was able to follow commands while in public places without being distracted by people and other dogs. Chris then emphasized the importance of training the owner and spent follow up at-home visits with us to instruct and participate in conveying and cementing Beau’s abilities to our daily living.
We highly recommend Chris given his experience, expertise, passion and dedication to personally taking responsibility for the success of properly and effectively training our dog. I’m sure he’ll do the same for yours!
Sheree and Ray Zizik Gloucester Ma
Chris is absolutely amazing at what he does! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a trainer! Our Rottweiler puppy was very energetic and lovable but not very well behaved. After training with Chris he is very obedient but he still has his goofy personality. I can now take him out where ever I go and know that he will be on his best behavior. People actually stop and tell us how well behaved he is. I honestly can’t thank Chris enough
Amy Triantafillou Acord Peabody Ma
Chris made a very tense situation so manageable and fulfilling. It’s all in the training. He does what he says he’s going to do in a short amount of time. My dog is a new dog!!!
Pamela Mullin Wilmington Ma
Chris and Landon are an amazing team when it comes to dog training. Our black lab mix Becca was very anxious, hyperactive, and disobedient. While she was sweet and adorable, we were sick of having to plan to be at the dog park for 4 hours due to spending two of it trying to get her to come to us. We also were constantly worried she would run away from us and never come back while off leash. We heard about Chris from someone at the dog park and decided that we too would like an obedient dog. Becca was with Chris and his partner Landon for 2 weeks and I can honestly say our life was changed for the better upon her return from training. She comes when called, is better with new people, is very brave, and listens to all of our commands. Thank you Chris and Landon you haven taken our good dog and turned her into an amazing one! We are so proud of Becca and thankful to you guys for all your hard work to help her!
Duggan Delano Billerica Ma
Chris trained my 5 pound toy poodle puppy (and also trained me how to work with my dog). My dog has a sweet temperament, but needed to learn not to tug on the leash during walks and to come when called. Our problem was when our dog was outside off leash, he would run away and not come back when we called him. Chris taught my dog the command to walk "with me" close by when off leash, and also to come immediately when called. Chris was simultaneously strict, kind and warm with my dog. My dog knew Chris meant business when he walked in the house to start a training session. I highly recommend Chris!
Patricia Pirone-Rice Andover Ma
Chris did a fantastic job by transforming our exuberant 8 month old Lab puppy into a calmer, obedient dog that is so much easier to control and now can hang with us via the "down" command. He has a torn ACL awaiting surgery so we needed to get him to be able to "heel" on command and stop pulling and jumping on the leash. Chris is a skilled and very knowledgeable dog trainer that worked some serious magic for us. We highly recommend his services! Thank you Chris!
Peter Vandegraaf N Andover Ma
Chris Park K9, the most reliable, dedicated and compassionate dog trainer. Chris changed our lives in many ways but one of the key components to his training is his communication and motivation to teach the dogs as well as the owner. Chris worked with our 8 month old puppy who is a mix of "high energy breeds"; husky, boarder collie, Australian cattle dog, and more. Prior to Chris, our dog was practicing "puppy like behavior" but as she exceeded 55 pounds at 8 months old, it was very difficult to manage. Chris treated her as his own as he worked with her for 2 weeks. Our lives have dramatically changed and we are so lucky to have found Chris. He goes above and beyond for his clients, answering any and all questions before, during and after the training. He is very resourceful and his experience speaks for itself. I would recommend Chris Park K9 because of his extensive knowledge and his ability to connect with dogs in order to ensure a life full of love and freedom for both the dog and the owner. We look forward to working with Chris in the future
Cassidy Geisler Methuen Ma