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“I highly recommend Vanessa of Evolve Dog Training.  Vanessa has a very kind and positive way with both dogs and people.  She provides clear instruction that is detailed and easy to follow. Her love of dogs shows in the way that she faces training challenges.  Vanessa always makes an effort to stay current on her education always keen to learn from the best dog trainers out there.  She is a great choice to help you get the best possible start with your new puppy!”   ~ Wendy A.  CPDT – KA, KPA – CTP , OneMind Dogs Instructor, Fitpaws Master Trainer

 

 

“Vanessa has an amazing amount of experience training dogs at high levels of competition and her great understanding of dog behavior was something that we felt would help us.  We were delighted that she could provide private training sessions tailored to our needs.  From the start our pup, Jack, loved her and still gets very excited to see her today. With a lot of encouragement, enthusiasm and patience, Vanessa helped us and Jack build confidence through step by step weekly training sessions. We learned how to communicate with our pup, move forward with training and overcome behavior issues with her insightful help.  In addition, she gave us many tips for keeping Jack engaged using agility challenges as well as simple, cost saving ideas from around the home to keep him mentally stimulated. We highly recommend Vanessa as a trainer  and as a kind, caring person.  She is definitely a “dog person” and she will help you to have a great life with your dog!”  ~ Catherine S. and Jack

 

 

“I had the privilege of working with Vanessa when she so kindly helped train our Havanese puppy, Milo. As a first time dog owner, I have to say I knew very little about training a new puppy. She was AMAZIING!  Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable and effective in her training methods, but is also incredibly creative given that we brought our puppy home right in the middle of Covid and all of our sessions had to be completed virtually via Zoom. This did not hinder the training one bit as Milo was potty trained within the first 2 weeks of coming home, we had him going to his crate and his bed on command within the first month and his recall was truly amazing for such a small puppy. These are just a few of the many things that we learned from Vanessa. During our virtual sessions, I had the opportunity to see her with her two Border Collies and her love for dogs was abundantly evident. She projected this love and passion when helping Milo. She is a huge advocate of training through love and patience and for all of this I will be eternally grateful.”    ~ Maria R. and Milo

 

 

Vanessa has been such an incredible help to me from helping me choose the right dog breed for our family, to introducing me to the breeder, to getting me all set up at home prior to Bear’s arrival, to adjusting to life with a new puppy, and all the training in between. She is kind, caring, honest, and intuitive. She helped me feel great about my puppy by encouraging me when I was feeling completely overwhelmed. She is enthusiastic and passionate about all things dog; I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent dog trainer!   ~ Elise H. and Bear

 

 

Vanessa was an invaluable source of information and support as we prepared for our puppy to arrive.  Now that we have Alice, our lives have been deeply enriched by having a dog in the house for our family to enjoy.  Vanessa’s wisdom as we trained Alice in the early days saved us from many potential missteps because we have not been dog owners before.  From nutrition, to early stage commands and potty training, each step or instruction she provided really made the key difference.  We are totally convinced that the ease of our early days was in no small part due to Evolve Dog Trainings (Vanessa’s) knowledge and care. Alice is a happy, social, confident, perfect puppy!  Thank you   ~ Tanis H. and Alice

 

 

 

Vanessa has a sixth sense when it comes to animals. She just seems to understand them in a way I’ve never experienced. Her love for animals and passion for training is remarkable. She helped me with my dog, Milo when we moved into a new apartment. Milo was experiencing separation anxiety and barked incessantly when I would leave the house. She provided instructional videos and gave us exercises which solved the problem very quickly. Milo is now one calm, happy pup and fine to stay at home alone. I highly recommend Vanessa and her skilled expertise.   Nicky K. and Milo

 

 

Dog training sessions with Vanessa have been the best thing we’ve done. She keeps things fun and light, while providing helpful and useful training tips and exercises for both you and your dog. She is also realistic and super relatable. We’ve seen a huge improvement in our pup since beginning to work with her, and can’t wait to continue sessions with her. We’d highly recommend Vanessa and Evolve Dog to anyone with a dog!  Katie & Brad J. and Murphy

 

 

 

Vanessa has been an amazing trainer and source of support with our first puppy, Georgia!  We started working with Vanessa before we even brought Georgia home and she was invaluable in  helping us get set up and feel confident in bringing puppy home.  In the first few months she worked WITH our family in a way that worked FOR our family, with practical training advice for real life situations.  Vanessa was available for emergency support on tougher days, and provided excellent advice on situational problems.   We look forward to continuing our journey with Vanessa and are confident she will be amazing support for us as Georgia moves through different needs in the training lifecycle.  ~  Jody S. and Georgia

 
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