Utica, New York Dog Training
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The first time we went and talked with Frank, we knew that he was the trainer for us. Our pitbull mix, Lilo, was not listening, showing signs of aggression and fear when meeting new people, and overall needed obedience training. I was also not confident in myself which he explained was making Lilo uncomfortable.
When we left our consultation Frank said, “I am not training your dog; I am training you on how to train your dog”. I was sold.
I am pleased to say that after about 14 weeks, Lilo is the best dog that I could have asked for. We take her on walks with our other 2 dogs and she does not bark, growl, or lunge when meeting new people. I can confidently walk with her off leash and know that she will stay right by my side.
We could not be happier with the outcome. I would, and do, recommend Alpha Obedience Dog Training to everyone. Whether you are looking for aggression or simple obedience training, this is definitely the right choice!
I have two Papillon dogs and I had so much difficulty with them when going out for walks or in public. They would see people, other animals and cars and get excited and go crazy barking and pulling to try to get to what they saw. One dog wanted to attack any other dog he saw.
After taking AODT's dog training classes I can now take my dogs out and they are well behaved. They will listen to my commands and recalls and it is a much more pleasant experience for all and they now get more walks because of it.
I would highly recommend this class. Frank is a very good instructor and will help you with any difficulty you have with your dog. I was very impressed with his training method and how he handles a dog.
We recently completed training with our dog at Alpha Obedience Training and I cannot express our thanks to Frank enough.
Our dog was not at all cooperative in the beginning but she has come a long long way. We now have a dog who listens to our commands without hesitation and is finally more sociable with strangers and other dogs. Frank's way of teaching is to be firm, consistent and kind. This turns out to be the perfect combination.
We recommend this training school highly and would not hesitate to use it again if the occasion arises.
When I adopted Dodger, I dreamed of having an off leash, independent, outdoor companion, but I was worried I would not be able to keep a dog of his size and excitability under control. He also showed some reactivity towards other dogs.
I had considered the PetCo classes, but felt Dodger needed a more personalized approach. After a free evaluation, I decided to sign up for training with Frank and AODT, and it was the best decision I could have made for Dodger and myself.
We got a TON of one-on-one training and I could see Dodger learning and growing every single day. AODT’s open schedule and commitment to each individual dog meant that we could fit in multiple training sessions per week and we did not have to rush through any part of his training. Frank was also available by phone/email if I ever had questions or concerns. Because I was moving before group sessions were starting and reactivity towards other dogs was an issue, the AODT team used their own dogs to help with desensitizing/distraction training.
After 12 weeks, it was obvious that the training was absolutely worth it. Dodger no longer reacted towards new dogs and he listened to all my commands, even off leash. Because AODT had taught me so much about how to properly train a dog, I am able to continue to train Dodger and help him improve every single day after formal training had ended. AODT has taught Dodger and I an invaluable amount of knowledge that will stay with us indefinitely.
Thank you so much to Frank and the AODT team for all your help!
I remember when I first called Frank at Alpha Obedience: my husky was only about 3 months old and a holy terror.
The best way to describe what Frank at AODT does is he rehabilitates the dog while teaching the owner. Azura looked forward to going to class, she loved seeing Frank and all the other dogs and handlers. She has changed so much since the classes. She's no longer possessive over her toys or food. When I take her for walks, people ask me all the time how I trained her to walk so beautifully by my side. I just tell them "my dog trainer at AODT taught us."
I highly recommend anyone to take their dog to AODT - I plan to take my next puppy. Thank you so much, Frank. My first phone call to you was out of desperation, now I call to brag!
This is the place to go for dog training! This where we took our Jax for training. Now that he’s so well behaved, it's awesome to take him for a walk around other dogs. Especially when the other dogs are barking and growling and pulling hard on the end of their leash. Frank does a wonderful job. Believe me he knows what he is doing!
If you're looking for a great dog trainer Frank's your man.
He taught us things we needed to know to help train our dog and to explain things step by step with great patience.
I would highly recommend Frank . He truly is a credit to his profession! Thank you, Frank!.