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Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
Great Plateau Buster!

Rita was exactly the resource I needed to get to the next level with my dog. We had gotten thru a challenging puppyhood on our own and worked our way to a ‘comfortable’ level of behavior… but had clearly lost momentum and had a few stubborn issues left. Rita evaluated our Irish Terrier and gave very detailed and helpful instructions in how to work with our dog for her specific issues. Thanks Rita!! A true pleasure learning from you!

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
Danelle

Life changing… Freya learned so much from Rita’s instruction and so did I! Thanks for all the guidance!

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5

Rita was so incredibly helpful! Cooper is a young, very high energy, Aussie that needs lots of mental stimulation. She has helped so much to teach us how to redirect all that energy. Rita is very relatable, really focuses on what you and your dogs struggles are, and I love how I will be able to text/call with questions when needed! I definitely recommend Rita to anyone looking for training, one on one training was the best decision I’ve made for Cooper!

Review for SELECT ONE:
5/5
Happy dog, Happy family!

Rita is a great listener and asked a lot of helpful questions to understand what we wanted for Oreo. She gave us numerous skills and activities to do with Oreo, including fitness which he loves. She gets straight to the point if needed (Oreo needs to lose a few pounds…) and we appreciated her for that. Overall, Rita has immense knowledge of animal behavior and does a fantastic job coaching us humans to help our pets to be happy!

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
BEST dog trainer EVER!!!

We came to Rita when our black lab started growling at our son when he was crawling. She reassured us that this can happen and ways to improve their relationship! She is so amazing with the dogs and our son, I recommend her to anyone looking for a trainer! She helped us with not only behavioral issues but basic training as well. We are so grateful for all her awesome help (:

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
Need Help? You’ll Be Glad You Called Rita

Our puppy, Molly, is highly reactive to noise and people. Rita took the time to get to know us and our puppy. The private coaching was invaluable. Rita observed our interactions with our puppy, and provided personalized professional tips and tricks to get us and our puppy headed in the right direction.

Since working with Rita, we’ve seen a lot of improvement in our puppy’s behavior and confidence. The training exercises Rita provided, weaved into our daily routine, have really strengthened our bond. We highly recommend calling Rita. You and your four legged family member will be glad you did.

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
BEST training for your pup!

Rita is amazing! Sonny has anxiety from his early months of his life before I had him and he took to Rita without any trouble. Sonny has come along way from where he started in just 4 sessions, somedays its like he is training himself by what I say or do. Thank you to Rita at Canine Revival for getting Sonny more comfortable in his space and more obedient to his owner and visitors.

Review for SELECT ONE:
5/5
Rita is terrific!

We are so pleased with our training with Rita! She got to know and understand our dog, was very accommodating with her visits and generous with her time, and worked with our whole family to make sure we understand her training techniques and could follow them similarly to provide consistency for our dog.

We feel like better dog-owners now, Rita’s training put us on a path to keep learning and training on our own. We highly recommend Rita!

Review for SELECT ONE:
5/5
Fantastic results

Rita has helped me build my dog’s confidence through fitness, and the transformation has been amazing. We just moved to the area and my pup was having a hard time adjusting. Every walk we went on triggered her anxiety and she was terrified of every loud noise. She would have extreme anxiety responses and there would be no calming her, but now she recovers so quickly and is able to continue with our walk! It’s an incredible difference, and I’m sad I didn’t invest in this sooner! Other than confidence building, my pup is learning great skills that improve her physical fitness and strengthen her rear muscles. It’s a calm and comfortable environment, and I recommend any of Rita’s classes to anyone who wants to do something with their four legged friend. It’s a fantastic way to bond!

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
Chloe approved training

My husband and I and Chloe have learned so much training at Canine Revival with Rita! One of the things I like that Rita does is print handouts to give us after every training session. You learn a lot in each session- its nice to know once I leave I have notes to look back on so I know I’m training my dog correctly. Whenever I had questions or things I wanted to work on with Chloe, Rita was always available to answer and give suggestions/techniques to try. It’s been great to watch Chloe grow into the confident dog that she is!

Review for Conditioning & Fitnesss
5/5
Helping Keep Your Dog Young

My dog and I had a great time in the fitness training program at Canine revival. Rita is great to work with and does a good job of showing you how to do the exercises at home. We(my dog and I) usually spend a lot of time outdoors walking he parks or hiking in the wood around the east side metro area. I started the fitness training as something fun to do during the hotter summer months since we were limited on how much we could be outside due to the heat. We started the program about eight weeks ago and finished last week with what I would call phase one. Currently we are in between and I am redoing Phase one at home with my girl. I have noticed an increase in stamina in my dog. We take pretty long walks at night(3-5 miles) and weekends(up to 8 miles per day).When we come home I have a dog that takes a short rest but then initiates a game of tug and/or chase around with one of her stuffed toys. It has been quite a while since she has had any interest in playing at that energy level, especially after we are out walking for an hour and a half. I plan on returning to continue fitness training to help be able to keep our activity level up as we age.

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
Finley chills out

We came to Canine Revival with a dog who was full of uncontrollable energy. We left with a dog who loves us, who listens and is respectful. Rita explained things well and the handouts made it easy to continue training at home. We were given a lot of tools to manage Finley’s behavior and in a way where we understood what he was thinking. Thank you Rita!

Review for SELECT ONE:
5/5
Great time!

I came to Rita with my 5-yr-old pup, Ruby Joy. We needed a brush-up on obedience, and I wanted to address Ruby’s behavior with other dogs, particularly when we’re walking. Ruby did great and we learned some new skills to apply. We really enjoyed the 1:1 sessions as opposed to group sessions which we had done in the past. I felt like I could take time to ask questions and that Rita came up with lessons specific to Ruby’s needs and personality. We are really excited to go back for doggie fitness! This was also another reason we chose Rita, and after our training sessions were complete I was thrilled to sign up for fitness, as Ruby really took an interest. Overall this is a great program and list of services! Rita is wonderful to work with and keeps a very tidy and stocked place for lessons!

Review for SELECT ONE:
5/5
Scared dog Training

Rita did a great job helping me train our scaredy dog! She is so patient and understands dogs boundaries and needs. I don’t think she ever got to pet Radley, our dog, but that didn’t seem to bother her. He went from hiding and growling to exploring and wagging his tail. Canine Revival, namely Rita, is such a valuable resource for me and my dog. She has loads of knowledge and practical help, with each stage of training simple and effective. So happy we went.

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
Great trainer!

Rita is an amazing trainer! She is a dog whisperer. She could get my dog to do things i thought would never happen. And she was so good at teaching me how to do the methods and giving advice on everything from how to sit and crate train, to how to deal with my super energetic dog and the dog and cat not getting along. Rita is just plain amazing! And now we have a well behaved dog!

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
Great Training Experience for Our Puppy

We were referred to Rita after adopting our puppy. Upon meeting Rita, her years of experience came though immediately and she developed a plan for our pup. The one-on-one attention has been great and she has been a great great source of information, making herself available to answer and question or concerns we had. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to refer to her anyone else looking for training.

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
Wonderful experience!

Rita was so patient and knowledgeable! My Boston Terrier puppy was a hot mess of energy and destruction. He is now the love bug we always knew he could be! Training was fun for all of us and we learned so much! I loved the personalized approach and progress we saw so quickly!

Review for Family Life/Obedience Training
5/5
Excellent training experience

Both Franklin and Elmer have had previous training but they both needed additional help with different things. Being a typical terrier, Franklin (wheaten) needed much more help with impulse control. Elmer (black) needed to rebuild his confidence after a fearful experience as a puppy. Both of these goals were accomplished easily with Rita’s expertise, and as a bonus, they *LOVED* going to training. Rita was very non-judgmental in correcting me in things I was doing wrong with my dogs, and I learned a lot about canine behavior in the process. Rita provides canine fitness and therapeutic massage services as well which I wish I had known about when my previous dogs, Lucy and Winston, suffered with arthritis. You will not be disappointed in Rita and her training services. Her love of dogs is very evident.

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
We Learned a Lot!

We adopted an approximately 2 year old dog from Humane Society who was full of love but also lots of untrained energy. We’ve never trained a dog before. Rita helped us with basics and
why they were important (in particular watch me, and leave it), but also had great tips on how to get to know our new companion and ways to help him play and spend that energy. He’s a lot of work but
it’s going much better for him and us because of what we learned from Rita.

Review for Family Life / Obedience Training
5/5
Great training. Highly recommend!

We recently completed our package of 4 classes with our rescue dog, Indie who needed some home obedience training and improved skills for walking on leash. Rita was fantastic and easy to work with. It was amazing to learn from her how to get Indie to respond and behave in ways that we hadn’t used before. The family and Indie enjoyed each of our training sessions. It gave all of us more confidence as a new dog owner and it is now much more enjoyable to take her on walks. We are continuing to use the step by step instructions that she provided for us after each lesson to further improve the skills. She didn’t just teach Indie she taught us as well. I highly recommend Rita and her services. Great work!

Review for Family Life/Obedience Training
5/5
Excellent Training

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!

Review for Family Life/Obedience Training
5/5
Great Personalized Experience

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.

Review for Family Life/Obedience Training
5/5
Practical & Dog Focused

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.

Review for Family Life/Obedience Training
5/5
Highly Recommend!

Rita was very knowledgeable and great with my little Remi. I would highly recommend her.

Review for Family Life/Obedience Training
5/5
Great experience for both dog and owners

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.

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