What students are saying about Club-Doggie!
“Last year I adopted two sibling Pomeranians at four months of age. The male was very reactive to new people and all dogs from day one, and the female was the exact opposite with an outgoing and social personality. I knew that I’d need to work with my boy, Wookie, to help him overcome his anxieties and learn to follow my leadership, so I started him in training right away. But after going through a couple of trainers, I was not able to find the right people or training methods for the job.
My goal was to work with trainers that would teach me how to reinforce limits and boundaries with him while at the same time develop his curiosity, intelligence and self-confidence. Unfortunately, our little man had to have hip surgery shortly after he came into our lives and had several weeks of recovery and a break from training.
By the time we found Club-Doggie, the little guy was a true terror and would take on a mastiff if he was allowed to do so. I despaired that we would not be able to get him past his negative reactions to all new dogs and people. But after working with Jubie and Kama at Club-Doggie, he has improved dramatically and continues to do so daily. While we worked with Wookie on his reactivity I decided to start Luna, our 5 lb little girl, in agility class and found that even though she is little she also responded amazingly to the Club-Doggie training structure and is quickly on her way to being our little agility girl.
Since working with Jubie and Kama I’ve started referring all my clients that need a good start or help with various problems to them and have had excellent feedback from all I’ve sent their way. I’m very happy that our hospital and my family has them as a resource and cannot recommend them highly enough.”
– Jill M. Patt, DVM, Alta Mesa Animal Hospital
“Wanted to just write you both a quick THANK YOU for our agility training. I just realized Devyn has Super Q’d in 3 USDAA shows in a row. Mind boggling to me. I struggled so to get Tessa’s PDCH finished with those darn Super Qs. Devyn just needs one PIII Gamblers and she’s got it. For a not very speedy dog or swift footed handler, I am amazed and I credit our training. Thank you both very much.”
“The pictures attached are of my dog Seamus. I hope you remember him because the impact you have had on his life and mine has been great. You have taught us so much and I wanted you to know that I think about all of the advice and training you gave me nearly every time I am out and about with him.
Today Seamus did something I thought he would never be able to do. He initiated interaction with a stranger in a positive, happy way. We have been running and biking on alternate days in the wee hours of the morning. Today at 8am we went for a run. At the beginning of the run we passed our neighbor out for a walk. Seamus changed sides to place me between him and her as he normally does now when he is anxious (remember you told me he needed me to protect him not the other way around). She said “hi” softly as we passed. On our return to the house she was in her driveway and Seamus crossed over to be on her side, went to the end of his leash wagging his tail with a very relaxed body position, and she said “hi” again and Seamus did a little moving play bow. He never stopped and she didn’t touch him and I know this probably sounds small but considering the fact that if anyone spoke to him when he is away from home he used to react aggressively in a fear driven way this feels huge to me. Thank you again for everything.
Seamus is “that” dog. The one that comes into your life that you can’t explain to others why he means more to you than all the rest but on some level he is in my heart more”.
“I just wanted to say thanks again for letting me run Squeeky last night! I have had an absolute blast in the last two Monday classes. I really appreciate all that you have done to help Hannah and I. You and Kama are very good to me, and all of your students. Both of you go above and beyond to help us all be successful. I have never left class wondering if I made the right decision to drive out to your facility to learn all of this from you. I cant wait to start competing! Or I should say, I cant wait to be good enough to compete. Thanks again for everything! I will see you on Wednesday! Take care.”
“I think the handouts are great. Don and I use them all the time! We started a book and have the training classes in order for a reminder. When we leave class we go home overwhelmed with knowledge, and can’t wait to practice and be prepared for the next class! We are noticing the difference in the dogs and the way they are preforming. Looking forward to start the next class and learning. I’m hoping by September with lots of practice Nikki will be ready for AKC.
FYI: Jubie & Kama (you both make it look so easy!) One day I will too.”
We couldn’t have done it without your help.
He also got his 2nd Leg in Jumpers With Weaves (JWW) Open.”
“Jubie, I just want to take a minute and thank both you and Kama for the work you both did with Izzie. The week she spent at Club-Doggie has really helped her. She loves doing the weave poles now, and her behavior with our other two dogs has changed dramatically. Thank you so much.”
“You and Kama have given me so much encouragement with Callie and I truly can see Callie and I improving. I have worked really hard with her and I will continue to work even harder, but I could and would not do it without you both leading the way for myself and Callie. I have lately looked back on when I first started and watched videos, and boy it was an eye opener to how much you both have taught me. I know I thought some days there was no hope, and you never gave up on me! You kept working with me and pushing me to the next level. You are giving me self confidence which has always been hard for me. I am finally making this a fun sport and I am so excited to continue to grow with all your help and support. You have made Club-Doggie a home for Bob and myself, and many of us are so thankful for that. I am so looking forward to the next sessions and also getting Callie in the ring.”
“I always notice a difference in Mags when I pick her up from Boarding for Training. She’s really becoming a great dog. Thanks”
“Not sure if this is good or bad, but all night I woke up dreaming and then continuing to review while awake the weave poles!! All I kept saying to myself was “OK, if the poles are going this way, and I am standing here, then Riki must enter from here, and then if I move here, she must enter from here, always left shoulder first and not crossing my path!” So I must say thank you for your help last night. I just love agility. Riki was smiling all night too, feeling all bad with her little self. Thank you so much for a fun evening. See you in two weeks!”