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!
Rita is a miracle worker.
We adopted a senior retired Greyhound with a permanent rear limb racing injury. He was a little nippy with humans and with the other Greyhound in the house. We attributed it to not sharing a living space with humans for the first 8 years of his life. We thought massage would help with stiffness in his injured leg. It did. But equally important, he became much more relaxed overall.
After just a few sessions, he started approaching us for pets, ear scratches, and attention. Underneath all that stiffness was a dear, sweet boy we continue to love learning about. I look forward to watching him do relaxed, full body stretches after his appointments with Rita.
I am so grateful to have found a way to provide him with the comfort and happiness he so deserves.
I brought my dog Loki to Rita a month after getting him. I’ve brought home puppies in the past, but he was the first adult dog I’ve ever adopted. I knew I wanted to start obedience training, but Loki was pulling and barking on lead; not a fun thing to deal with in a group class. Rita to the rescue!
At our first meeting Rita told me Loki was an awesome dog. I have to admit I had been thinking the opposite. Rita just knows dogs (and people who try to train them). She read Loki like a book, pointed out his strengths and weaknesses and then helped me learn to communicate with him effectively and in a fun way. Once I changed my approach, I could see he was an awesome dog!
One-on-one instruction is so much better than group training. Rita helped me get to know my dog way better than I would in a class. I learned so much about dogs and training. Rita encouraged me to try agility as a way to train rather than obedience. So we did; Loki loves it and so do I. Thanks for everything, Rita!
Our very high energy rescue pup needed formal training. After looking at different group options, we decided on 1:1 training with Canine Revival. Rita started by listening to our goals and then designed a plan specific to us. In addition to basic obedience, Rita taught us ways to give Rue extra mental stimulation to keep her mind busy and out of trouble! After each session, we were sent home with written instructions so we could continue to practice. Rita was very responsive to questions during training and since. Overall, a great training experience!!
I started working with Rita when I realized that I needed help training my super energetic 11 month old Catahoula Leopard mix pup! Rita is very knowledgeable in educating me about my pup’s needs and helping me train him effectively. She always responds to my texts when I have questions or concerns within a few hours! She is dedicated to giving my pup her attention when we come in for one on one lessons for him. She gives me handouts so I can read in more detail about what our lessons are about as well. I was skeptical at first about investing into training for my pup but after our initial consolation, I knew it would be worth the investment because of how dedicated Rita is to my pup and I. After only two months with working with Rita, my pup is so well behaved and I am completely mind blown!!! Her tips and methods of training for my high energy pup has been SO helpful with positively navigating him and myself through meshing his puppyhood into my everyday home life. Rita is amazing!!!!
Rita is AMAZING! We unfortunately did not train, nor took the opportunity to train our puppy when we got him. Our family was new to the dog world and had a lot to learn. Our puppy was starting to develop some really bad habits. Rita worked both with our family, as well as individual trainings with our puppy. Griffey is a new puppy and has learned so much with the help of Rita! As Rita stated, she knew he had it in him – fun, loving puppy!
We have 2 rescue dogs that needed to have some obedience training, specifically with walks and greetings. Thanks to Rita’s techniques we are able to walk our dogs without constant pulling at their leashes. They are great at letting us come and go without getting excited about our arrival and departure. Rita was always available for our questions and was flexible when it came to scheduling.
We nick named our dog the “project dog” because for the last 3 years Goldie has been in and out of different training programs for behavioral issues such as barking at the TV, jumping up on people, pulling on the leash, jumping back on the leash and aggressively barking at other dogs while on walks. We found canine revival after I drove by and starting researching another training program to try and resolve the embarrassment and frustration of walking Goldie. Rita at Canine Revival was very empathetic and understood that Goldie a herding breed needs additional mental stimulation to help her channel her energy. I had considered agility training in the past but the level of commitment, knowledge and patients I needed to train her was not doable or realistic in my lifestyle. I had never heard of or considered dog fitness until I connected with Canine Revival. Goldie feel in love with Rita at Canine Revival and immediately responded to all the training Rita gave her. Rita tailored Goldie’s training program specifically to my request and trained Goldie 1-on-1 to walk on the leash as well as how to respond to other dogs she sees on our walk. After Goldie responded to Rita’s training then Rita educated me on how to walk Goldie and what I needed to do to manage her on the leash to create more enjoyable walks. Goldie is also doing dog fitness to increase mental stimulation and I find that Goldie responds to me better, the walks are actually enjoyable now and she is more calm at home. I’m impressed with Rita’s patients, love for dogs and knowledge. I highly recommend Canine Revival fitness and dog training. It is so fun to walk in the office and see what Goldie as learned to do in fitness for that session.
Training with Rita was nothing short of amazing! Our Australian Shepherd, Roo, went from being a wild, highly energetic and unruly young dog to an impressively refined and obedient, and yet still very fun-loving companion. Rita has a natural knack for understanding dogs, and can therefore zero-in on key behavioral patterns that can steer dogs astray, and she knows exactly what to recommend to correct the issues. She gives practical tips you can put into practice right away, and she provides clear written instruction sheets in case you forget any of the details. But it’s her instincts that make all the difference – she figured out our dog better than we could have possibly imagined. Rita is super nice, and easy going, she is quite professional, yet very friendly and approachable. We tried other training programs and they were nothing compared to our experience at Canine Revival. The end result for us has been amazing, and this has definitely been money well-spent. Thanks Rita!