Rita is a true professional; dedicated to making sure you and your dog have a successful training experience! She makes the training fun not only for your dog, but also for you. Rita is so knowledgeable!! She answered any questions and also provided handouts with information for practice. I now feel that my year old terrier will be a well behaved little guy after all! Thank you, Rita!
Rex, my Irish Setter and I loved working with Rita. I had some specific concerns that I needed help addressing, and Rita did just that. She first taught, showed, and then coached me. The benefit to one on one training is you get the specific education and lessons for what you and your dog need help on. Rita clearly loves dogs, is very knowledgeable and a really kind, easy person to work with. I highly recommend seeing what she can do to help your 4 legged friend live up to their potential.
Rita was fantastic with advice and coaching for training our dog. She related everything to the dogs motivation. She left documented personalized practical step by step instructions so you could remember exactly what to do for practice in between sessions. I would highly recommend her.
Rita was very knowledgeable and great with my little Remi. I would highly recommend her.
We are currently taking the group of 4 classes with our 10 month old goldendoodle, Milo. We chose Rita because of online reviews and our initial phone conversation. I liked the idea of personalized training with the COVID pandemic, and I had taken group classes with previous dogs. In group classes, our dogs were very distracted and we didn’t get many personal tips for our situation. Rita loves dogs and people. She has many years of experience and has tips and advice for every situation. It’s nice to be able to text her if questions come up between lessons. You can space out your lessons to fit your schedule; sometimes it’s nice to have a few weeks to practice new skills. During our time together, Rita explains the new skill, demonstrates it with our dog, and then gives us opportunity to practice. We go home with handouts that review everything step by step. We highly recommend Rita’s training program. Milo loves going and so do we.
It has been fantastic working with Rita. She is knowledgeable about dogs and helping them to get into shape to enjoy any kind of dog sport. She is quick to read the dog’s behavior and form to determine how to adjust the exercise to meet the best outcomes. The bonus is that it is all fun for my dog and me! I highly recommend giving Rita a call to start the training sessions!
My dog & I both really enjoyed the program! We did the 6-week “get involved” program. It’s a really fun program to do with your dog that also has benefits for their health & your relationship. I can really see the improvement in my dog’s strength and body awareness. I no longer worry he’s going to injure himself chasing after a ball or frisbee, as he is visibly stronger and more coordinated. We participate in dock diving, hunting, and rally obedience to name a few. This program benefits all of these areas! I can’t wait to get back on the dock this summer and see what he can do! We’ll definitely be back to learn & improve even more.
I am so grateful for hearing about Rita,the owner and trainer for Canine Revival in White Bear Lake. Rosie the Rescue was 6 months old, when we started was to started training. My aim was to have a great walking companion. We all know it was me who needed training and together we worked on walking strategies, communication and obedience training. Rita has a wide array of suggestions for interactive toys and the right leash for the dog etc. What is great about Rita is that once training sessions are complete, she is available always for consultation by phone. Puppy and dog training is an ongoing process so I very much appreciate that!
Rita did a great job training our very energetic puppy. She provided invaluable information and tips that saved us hours of irritation and frustration. She responded quickly to texts and email seeking advice on how to handle certain events or situations. Further, Rita had detailed instructions for each new command and exercise with our puppy. We strongly recommend Rita and Canine Revival for training needs. Karayn and Ed
We had a wonderful time working with Rita! Her training techniques were spot on for our large breed puppy. She helped us feel confident in our training journey and was always ready with suggestions when we came across a new challenge. We highly recommend Canine Revival!
Rita at Canine Revival was so helpful with training my dog Frankie, I knew a little about training from YouTube videos but she was the best at filling in all the gaps. She was very knowledgeable and I can ask her questions about Frankie for the rest of her life which is so comforting! She made the training easy to understand and fun for myself and definitely Frankie (a lot of treats were consumed!) I would recommend her services to anyone getting a dog!
When making the life changing choice to get a puppy and never having a pet before, I knew we would need a competent trainer. Covid make it difficult to get into a group training class, enter Rita! After doing some research online and reading her info and reviews I reached out to her as quickly as I could!
We got our puppy at 10 weeks old, a Teddy bear breed (bichon/Shih tzu mix), named Mikey.
Even before we got Mikey Rita was very responsive and extremely helpful with my many questions!
Rita came to our home for the sessions. First impression one could se her passion and love of dogs. Also a passion in helping family members training and interacting with our pup. I recommend her to anyone I know with a dog! She is amazing. Her patience, knowledge, and professionalism is outstanding. 6/5 stars ⭐️ for sure ⭐️! Appreciate you Rita 🐶.
We hired Rita for our new puppy and she was fantastic! Professional, on-time, came to our home and gave us great materials to practice with our puppy between sessions. Highly recommend her services!
Frankie came to us as a in home Rescue. We were told he did well with cats but he chased one of our cats right away all over the house. I found Rita on line. Our first call she had so many suggestions on how to handle putting peace back in our house and it worked. She has a teaching approach that is easy to understand and works. I liked that Rita’s style is easy to do and hands on. She has so many great suggestions if something does not work. He love for dogs shines through her training.
I’m so happy that I was referred to Canine Revival from a co worker. Love the one on one sessions. Not only is Rita training your dog but she is training you too! The kids loved coming with and she is so patient with us. The print out she gives you at the end of each lesson is really helpful for when your at home working with your dog. Highly recommended!
I was impressed with Rita’s training from day 1. She is very knowledgeable, pleasant and fun to work with. She made training fun for Grace and I. Her custom training for my puppy was very helpful since Grace is so high energy. Excellent dog trainer
Like many others, we got a rescue dog during Covid, and were clueless. I’m so glad we found Rita! Besides helping us with general obedience training for Ivory, she was a wealth of information on anything dog related, and I’m happy we have her number for any questions or concerns that might come up in the future. We have already used this service and she always replies promptly. Rita is very easy to work with, and her love of dogs is very apparent.
When my wife and I were looking for places to bring our Pembroke Welsh Corgi for training, Canine Revival was one of the first places we looked. We could not be any happier with the outcome! Rita’s expertise and guidance has helped us develop a strong routine with our girl, and has helped us understand her better. Rita obviously loves dogs, and that made the experience infinitely more valuable. She clearly cares about her work, and it shows in the way she works with dogs. We will definitely continue to consult with Rita about training for years to come.
Rita was so wonderful and patient with Penny,my Golden Retriever who is really quite exhuberant! We did 4 sessions and she is much improved. Going to Rita’s was a huge highlight of the day for Penny!
We were worried about taking our puppy to a typical obedience class because we thought he was “aggressive”, so we searched for a trainer who would do one on one training. We found Canine Revival and are very happy we did! Axel was a typical puppy – lots of energy, mischief, chewing, jumping, etc. Our previous dogs did few of these things so we were not sure how to handle them. Rita worked with me to teach Axel obedience, but also so much more. Axel caught on to the basic obedience skills, but we had other issues too. What we thought was aggression, was resource guarding. Rita taught me what to watch for, the triggers, and gave me options on how to overcome it. She was very quick to respond to a plea for help when our two dogs got into a tussle. With Rita’s experience, if the typical training doesn’t work for your dog, she can give you other options for the same result. Axel pulls when walking. Rita suggested I try different leashes/collars to playing a game so he can focus.
I came to Rita a few months after adopting an 8 year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. He hadn’t had much training before coming to us and had anxious tendencies, was terrible on walks, and generally didn’t listen. During each session Rita spent a lot of time talking with me so she could fully understand his behavior. Then she would thoroughly explain the strategies we needed to work on at home and teach me how to train him effectively. The handouts Rita sent home at the end of each lesson were easy to understand and very helpful. If I had questions between sessions, Rita was always readily available by text. We’ve already seen improvements in our dog and he’s much more affectionate too!
We adopted a 5 month old Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler pup who was very fearful and extremely reactive to people and dogs. I sought help from Rita because I was very concerned about my ability to handle him and work on his issues. The first time we saw her he growled at her and showed his teeth. She gave us a lot of exercises to practice and advise about how he could become less reactive through increased confidence (in both of us), obedience training, techniques for meeting new people and practice, practice, practice. Right from the beginning she developed a plan for us about getting him into classes to be around other dogs in a controlled environment and ways to meet new people in a safe way that will give him good associations with people. It has been great. He has improved so much on all fronts. Thank you, Rita, for your guidance.
Did a great job helping me train my puppy Ralphie! Very helpful and great availability. Training techniques are the best!
Several weeks ago I faced every dog owners nightmare. My beloved Welsh Terrier collapsed in the back yard, screaming in pain. Excellent vet care diagnosed the issue and after 6 nail biting days in the ICU, she came home but could not use either of her rear legs. One of the Vet’s recommendations was massage therapy to restore circulation.
After her first session of massage and stretching with Rita, Lily was getting up on her own and walking. She has continued to improve every day. Still a long way to go but we are getting there.
Rita’s caring and compassion through this difficult time have been as appreciated as her massage skills. I am certain Lily sensed that Rita was there to help her recover. Rita’s support for me and availability for questions have been invaluable during this difficult time. I could not recommend Rita more highly.
My husband and I went to Rita for help with both of our dogs, in particular with some territorial behavior and improving our dogs recall. Rita was very invested in us and our dogs behavior, and had great advice and hands-training exercises to build our skills when at home. She had very useful handouts on all of the skills so we can continue to reference the exercises and strengthen their training. We did four sessions with Rita, and walked away from each armed with valuable training tips! We highly recommend Canine Revival for obedience training!