January 2018 clients

Happy 2018! We have been having a blast working with all of our awesome clients.

If you click on the below photo icons, you will be taken to the January client photo album to see the full photos. You can also view the photos in a fun slideshow format if you click on the slideshow button that is located on the top right (computer/play icon).

You can also check out our Facebook page and Instagram account to see more photos and other content.

Skye and Ginger Rainey and Riley Millie Brynlie Cocoa and Samson Lola Toast Walter Stella Oscar Socrates Jasper Chopper

Thank you,
Owner, Delightful Doggies

December 2017 clients

This December was our most successful and busiest December to date, and we are very grateful that our business continues to grow and flourish.

December can be a very unforgiving month for dog trainers. It’s hard to believe when I started this company five years ago that I would be able to sustain a full-time career as a dog trainer no matter what time of year! It is a competitive, challenging industry–so to be here, five years later looking forward to the sixth year of doing what I love most: working with people and their dogs to help them better understand each other, and make their lives more fulfilling–is truly amazing. I am so thankful for all the clients who have not only invited myself and Courtney into their homes and lives, but for their continued trust as their needs evolve, and for their referrals. Thank you all, and may 2018 be a year full of blessings for all of you!

If you click on the below photo icons, you will be taken to the December client photo album on flicker to see the full photos, and if you click on the slideshow button (located on the top right–computer/play icon), you can view them in a fun slideshow format.

You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram; we hope to interact with you more in 2018 on both those platforms!

Riley and RaineyCocoa Samson Tripp Millie Abbie Misty Toast Pieter Harper Lola Lupo Walter Cain Sebastian Oscar Brynlie Jasper Beau and Gus Stella Ginger

Have a safe and happy new year!
Owner, Delightful Doggies

December client spotlight: Rainier the Great Pyrenees mix

Congratulations to our December client spotlight, Rainier (Rainey) the Great Pyrenees mix!

Rainey loves to cuddle after each training session!

Rainey and her big brother, Riley, have been clients of ours for some time now, utilizing a variety of services. We have been focusing on Day Training with Rainey to help her work through some dog reactivity issues, and improving her overall ability to focus on her handler while out on walks.

Rainey has been learning that dogs mean meatballs, which is a very good thing. By having her maintain distance from other dogs and allowing her the opportunity to make this association, she is starting to get calmer and happier about noticing them, rather than panicking, lunging and barking. She is now able to offer more reliably the behavior of looking back at her handler, for the meatball. She’s even more relaxed to walk down the block where her “nemesis” lives! We have been steadily getting a looser leash and more connection overall on walks as well.

We are really proud of Rainey and love working with her, her big brother Riley, and her very dedicated and loving mom. It’s very rewarding to see her improvements, and we love spending time with her to cuddle after each session. She is a very sweet and lucky girl!

Thank you for entrusting Delightful Doggies for your dog training and behavior needs!
Owner, Delightful Doggies

November 2017 clients

We had a very blessed November, and worked with a lot of great people and dogs. Words can’t describe how awesome a job I have! I have fun, I learn and I am so grateful for all those with whom I come into contact. My job is to teach others to teach their dogs, but I am also lucky to have such great diversity in clients. I learn from each of you, and appreciate your trust in Courtney and myself to be invited in your homes and share with you.

I am also grateful for my community of mentors, who have been so generous with lending kind listening ears, giving me gentle pushes, and inspiring me to do better. So much for which to be grateful; thank all of you!

If you click on the below photo icons, you will be taken to the November client photo album on flicker to see the full photos. You can also click on the slideshow button (top right computer/play icon) to view them in a fun slideshow format.

Waffle and Poppy Chief Cocoa and Samson Misty Neko Bailey Oscar Lily and Harris Pieter Lola Rocky Berrin Josie Rosie Daisy Mae Chauncey and Roan Bucky Abbie Lucy Harper Rainey and Riley Tripp Walter Chunk Moxie Sebastian Millie Jasper Cain

Have a joyful holiday season!
Owner, Delightful Doggies

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November client spotlight: Poppy and Waffle

Congratulations to our November client spotlight, Poppy the border collie mix and Waffle the Brussels Griffon / cattle dog mix!

Poppy and Waffle: serious supermodels!
Poppy and Waffle: serious supermodels!

Poppy was a Finishing School student of ours when she was newly adopted in 2014, and we did some more private training with her in 2016. Since then, her parents adopted another delightful character, Waffle, and we had the pleasure of working with both dogs through our exclusive clients-only service, Stay N Train.

Each day Poppy and Waffle enjoyed meals through enrichment toys like the Buster Cube, Atomic Treat Ball, Smart IQ Ball, Kong Wobbler and more. They also worked on their impulse control, having more relaxed walks, and convincing us for more tug fun and belly rubs! We also worked on dog leash reactivity with Waffle in controlled setups, and began working on conditioning Poppy to a harness. Waffle became a master at the Look At That game, and with time and meatballs, Poppy should become more comfortable wearing equipment.

In addition, getting to hang out with their cat brother and sister, Severs and Isa, was also a lot of fun. While we may work more with dogs overall, we always enjoy some cat energy in our lives! We also got to work on some exercises to help Waffle learn that it is a lot more rewarding to NOT chase the kitty folk. 🙂

We really appreciate the loyalty their parents have shown us through the years, and their dedication to the best for all their pets. It is a real pleasure to work with such caring people with amazing pets.

Thank you, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Owner, Delightful Doggies

October 2017 clients

October has been a really great month, filled with amazing clients and a lot of wonderful progress with all of them. We are really blessed to work with so many great people and their dogs, and appreciate your support.

We also hope you have a very Happy Halloween! Be safe and have fun, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, here is our Five-point checklist for a safe Halloween for your dog.

You can click on the below photo icons to visit our Flickr album of October’s clients, and you can click on the slideshow button (top right computer/play icon) to view all the photos in a fun slideshow format. Don’t forget to join us on our Facebook page and Instagram account for more awesome photos and other content.

ChopperCocoa Samson Lux and Oats Josie Chunk Bucky Lionel Fido Ginger and Misty Cody and Neko Harper Bailey Gunner Berrin Lucy Rocky Riley and Rainey Roan and Chauncey Chief Gizmo Oscar Maggie Rosie Daisy Lily and Pieter

Happy Howl-o-ween! 😉
Owner, Delightful Doggies

October client spotlight: Chopper the boxer

Congratulations to our October client spotlight, Chopper the boxer pup!

Chopper is so cute when he’s tired from training!

Chopper is a boxer puppy who is getting closer to adolescence by the moment! His parents needed some help fine-tuning his loose leash walking and come-when-called skills, as well as getting him house trained, so they reached out to get our help.

It’s been awesome seeing how much Chopper and his parents have learned together. Seeing his more enthusiastic COME responses have been so much fun–don’t we all just love watching a boxer run excitedly? We have all had a lot of fun together, and training should be fun!

Chopper has also enjoyed learning that the doorbell isn’t a signal to bark uncontrollably, and playing with enrichment toys for fun breaks in between practicing his manners. He’s come a long way!

We love working with young dogs and their people. Chopper has some really awesome people, and we are very honored to be able to get to know and work with all of them.

Thank you for your trust in us, and happy autumn!
Owner, Delightful Doggies