Success Stories and Real Reviews from Real People
FIDO Friendly Magazine
When I talked to Kevin on the phone, I was sold. You really can tell he knows his stuff and is one of the few who can actually deliver results. You'll love his humor and how much he really loves working with dogs and their owners.
After I send my dog to him, he returned back totally potty trained. Not to forget no more whining, scratching or excessive barking. If you want results. Kevin is your guy."Robert Turner
Owners of Paws Up Resort
I receive compliments on a very regular basis regarding how well behaved my dogs are. I impress neighbors and other dog owners with a simple down-stay that is a fun and challenging game to the dogs. I have learned how to train without treats, pain or punishment.
This is a classic case of "you get what you pay for," including that Real-Life Dog Training is an excellent VALUE. You, in essence get your own personal trainer, who really cares, WILL return your telephone calls and WILL show up for appointments on time! What more could a dog owner ask for? The cost is well worth it.
Thanks for reading this!"Jim Ackermann
My Dobermann Pinscher was 3 months old when he began his lessons. I was amazed at all the things Kevin was able to teach my dog within just 2 lessons. I don't know if it is typical for all dogs, but by my second lesson, I could already make my dog come to me from over 100 feet away off leash! By the sixth lesson, my dog was 6 months old and was doing some really advanced stuff when most other trainers said that my dog couldn't start training until that age. All my friends and family have said that they have never seen such a well trained dog at such a young age. I wanted a super-trained dog and Kevin truly delivered!"Michael Jen
San Jose, CA
They listened to our questions and the concerns we were having with Sadie. They offered many solutions and techniques. If one technique wasn't working we had several others to try. I feel this training is very customized to fit specific needs. I like that the classes are in a realistic setting with distractions such as joggers. It has prepared us for the real situations we will face in the future. Lastly, I appreciate that they are readily available for any questions we have."Robert Cope
The home visits allowed me to work one-on-one with a trainer on my dog's problem areas, while the classes enabled me to practice around distractions. Kevin also has a great sense of humor and is able to make his students laugh at both themselves and their canine companions."Leslie Knight
Real life dog training definitely knows about dogs and they are the best."Dolores Mayer
The most challenging has been Kobe- our rescue Akita. Kevin taught us how to work with Kobe, who has become an ambassador for his breed. Kobe has learned to become a joyfully obedient dog, and now lives in peace with the other canines in our household and the world beyond. Kevin is respectful and accommodating of each breed's and owner's characteristics - strengths and weaknesses - and works to bring out the best of each."Josette Purkey
Recently my wife and I had the opportunity to to have Kevin help us with our own dog who had developed some random aggression toward other dogs after a bad experience at a dog park as well as "fighting" through the fence with our neighbor's dog.
After one visit by Kevin we had dramatic improvement and with ongoing work have essentially resolved those issues. In addition to that Kevin identified a "problem" with our other, older dog that we had just chalked up to him getting crotchety in his old age and had just "accepted" that was how it would be. Kevin helped us with that as well, and while not perfect it is much better - so apparently you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!
What impresses me most with Kevin is his ability to "understand" a dog's perception and how to capitalize on it. While I have always been comfortable referring clients to Kevin, after experiencing his services first-hand, I am even more confident that he can truly help with most behavior issues with dogs. You don't have to accept problem behaviors - even if they are "not a big deal".Ken Pawlowski, DVM
Chief of Staff - Banfield The Pet Hospitals of Folsom & Lincoln
President - Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association
I will say the hardest part was that he said it would take 10-14 days and as each day passed we really missed our puppy. But, to our delight when our puppy came back she was so mellow compared to before. Kevin spent several hours with my husband and I teaching US how to work with our dog. He was amazing. If I hadn't seen it first hand I wouldn't have believed it.
Kevin truly loves animals and has a very kind spirit. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends and family that need their dog to go through training (and need some training themselves).Sharee and Todd English
His approach is professional, patient, and humorous at the same time. After the first home visit, I began to see a dramatic change in the amount of control I had over my dog. And after completing all of my private lessons, plus the group sessions, I have complete control over my dog in ANY situation.
Now I can take my dog on walks without him barking, or growling. We can go to dog parks without any problems, and Animal Control doesn't leave warnings on my door anymore! More importantly, I am sure All Breeds Dog Training has saved my dog's life, not to mention saving me thousands of dollars in lawsuits.
Many thanks to Kevin and Real Life Dog Training, it has truly been a pleasure for both "Cayman" my lab mix and myself."Sandee B.
I continue to board my dogs with Kevin when I go out of town and trust him implicitly. My experience with him has been and continues to be excellent. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who needs training for their dog."Sarah Garlic
Kevin really has a true gift, not only relating to dogs, but people as well. I do not think Kevin really realizes just how good he is. I read training books, talked with trainers and did a bunch of research on the internet and made no headway at all with Jade…. Kevin has her for a few weeks and sends me back a dog that I never dreamed could be this good!
We thank Kevin from the bottom of our hearts!"Holly Johnson, Mariah, Morgan & Jade
However, through the training I have learned how to work with them and significantly reduce their aggressiveness. Kevin’s techniques and specific feedback gave me the knowledge I needed to get them to listen to me, instead of them doing whatever they felt like. Kevin is very humane person, and therefore uses humane training techniques which is very important to me. Surprisingly, I noticed a huge difference in only two weeks. I am not embarrassed to walk my dogs in public anymore. Actually, when I walk my dogs now , I get compliments all the time on how well behaved they are, and how well they walk with me."Cathrine Hashimoto
!!! CONSUMER ALERT - BUYER BEWARE !!!
Be especially leery of trainers who refuse to give you any references. You can bet your dog's life that this is a red flag. Think about it, if they are proud of their training method and their relationship with their clients, then they should have NOTHING to hide. This is especially important if they have NO group classes for you to observe. Your wallet, your dog and your precious time's depending on it. No matter how impressive their web sites seem or how convincing they may sound on the phone, don't skip this. You won't regret it. If someone's happy with you, then they won't mind bragging about you. Isn't this true with everything in life?