What Others Are Saying
|"We have done both private and group sessions with Kim. She helped us with various training with our shepherd mix, Rex, and also gave us lots of information on how to care for our older dog during her senior years.
Even when the training was going well it was nice to have someone to check in with and be there to encourage us not to give up especially during the very frustrating puppy stages.
Rex already knew the sit, down, stand, and stay commands when we joined the basic manners class so Kim gave us new ways to challenge him. We can't believe the progress he has made since. His response is becoming much quicker, his sit is automatic when he jumps into the vehicle or when we stop during a walk, and he will finally stay sitting while we put his harness on.
Last week it was a very proud moment when he successfully completed his first off leash walk on the beach. Our puppy is now maturing into a very happy, confident, well-mannered dog. Thanks Kim"
Sarah & Scott McKenna
|What a different dog to walk with. She walked by my side the whole time no struggling. She does seem more aware of her surroundings now as we heard a few noises on our walk that she did stop.
She seemed very tired out last night and slept good. It was great to have her back home. Today may be 'doggy park' day. Thanks and have a great Christmas.
Update: Jan. 10/2012 - She has been doing well. She walks twice a day with her halti and it seems to keep her in check. There has been no more tantrums.
- Kathie Stewart
My retired Greyhound is very typical of the breed, in that she is calm, grateful and crazy about food. BUT - because of their training at the track and due to the fact that they are never given individual treatment - Ruby's walking manners left a little to be desired, as did her greetings to dogs other than Greyhounds. (not surprising when you consider they have never seen any other dogs than mirror-images of themselves before.)
Kim was able to establish a good relationship with Ruby very quickly, and soon came to understand the particular requirements needed by these lovely dogs. Because she is food-motivated -and how! - Ruby soon came to respond to the Clicker Training, and Kim made the process a very happy one for both owner and pet! The several weekly visits, interspersed with practices have resulted in a responsive and happier pet and a more confident and proud owner.
I am happy to recommend Courteous Canine by any dog owner who is not sure how help their pet understand the importance of manners, and how the world can open up when those principles are understood - and not just by the dog!
Congratulations Kim on the growth of your business. Ruby and I wish you well and are happy for all your future furry 'clients' who will also be happy to have met you.
Judith Bayliss and Ruby Tuesday Bayliss.
As two seniors we were confused with our Black Lab/Husky's enthusiasm until Kim MacMillan's training sessions. Now he no longer lunges when he sees another dog, and dog owners notice the tremendous improvement in his behaviour. We have Kim to thank for this startling improvement.
Barbara and Jim Munves