We had our initial session with Kirk just after getting our 4 month old puppy. I thought we would just have to “put up” with all the unpleasant puppy behaviors for a year or so, but Kirk helped us understand why we were seeing certain behaviors, how to manage them and how to set boundaries within our home. He was especially helpful with our kids 9 and 7 years old, helping them understand how their energy levels and responses affect the puppy’s behavior. Kirk worked with all of us as a family, teaching us the importance of understanding what our dog was thinking and how to build a relationship with him. I was shocked at how quickly our puppy responded to Kirk’s methods. We continue to utilize the tools Kirk gave us and saw huge improvements with in a week! I would highly recommend Kirk. His teaching methods are amazing!
Kirk is awesome. We have 2 dogs and a cat. All was well in our universe until we introduced a new rescue kitty. One of the dogs is very curious about anything or anyone new entering his environment and wanted to inspect the kitty; which of course scared the kitty, who responded with a hiss causing the dog to snap. We kept them separated for a while but made no progress with their behavior toward one another. Kirk spent ONE hour with us and we followed his advice to the letter. His training style is based on his deep understanding of how dogs think therefore there is no need for e-collars or punishment based training. I am happy to report that not only are we all living together peacefully but some of the dogs’ less desirable behaviors have been corrected i.e. barking maniacally when someone rings the bell, pulling on the leash and jumping on people when over excited. I highly recommend Kirk for any of your canine needs. His fees schedule is very reasonable and he is very trust worthy.
“As soon as I met Kirk it was obvious that he truly has a special understanding of dog behavior. My dog is normally very nervous, anxious and reactive with strangers, but Kirk was calm and confident in his first interactions with my dog, Sophie and was able to gain control of the situation instantaneously. Over the course of the next 90 minutes, Kirk was very personable and patient with both Sophie and me. His experience and knowledge of dog behavior is apparent and he does a great job of addressing problem situations by empowering you with the knowledge, the tools and most importantly, the confidence to do it on your own.It has only been a few days from our initial session but I am very pleased with the results thus far. I am much more confident in my ability to manage Sophie’s less than ideal behaviors (barking at the door, reacting on leash at other dogs, etc.) This in turn has had a noticeably positive effect on her behavior and energy. I look forward to continue working with Kirk and continuing our progress. I absolutely recommend Kirk if you’re looking for insight into dog behavior and are seeking assistance with your own pup.”
Kirk, Otis is outstanding. Waiting at all doors. Sitting. Paying attention. Still a puppy but 100 time better.
Hi Kirk. Just wanted to say thank you, you are a genius. Since I saw you last, I had to do the roll and bite thing twice and not again. Hopefully I’m not speaking too soon, but there is a definite change in our communication with each other. I’ve been battling that one biting frenzy for 4 months and going through trainers and you’re the only one who has given me a solution that works. Just wanted to say thank you. Best holiday gift! Happy holidays to you and Molly and Papou.
Kirk is so talented — truly amazing! He’s given us so much help with our Scottish Terrier puppy, Fergus.