- RJ is fully able to loose leash walk, no more pulling when he gets excited or when he sees another dog on the trail
- sit, stand and lay down with verbal and non verbal commands
- RJ will come to us when we call him!! Even when other dogs are around!
- He is fully muzzle trained now and enjoys wearing his muzzle with no apprehension
- he is so relaxed and able to calm down faster after meeting new people/animals
- he is able to do a couple new tricks and we are continuing to teach him more
This training was not only beneficial for us as dog owners to be able to feel comfortable with RJ, but for RJ as well being able to break down some of his past issues and be able to be apart of our family.
Thanks so much Andrea Davis"
Jeff & Katie 2016 (Red Deer, AB)
"I must start off by saying that you cannot go wrong by choosing Andrea with One Smart Cookie Canine and Companion Training Services. Her upbeat personality and passion not only gets you excited to learn, but your dog as well! I was amazed at how fast and responsive dogs are to the positive reinforcement training and that Andrea is always quick to offer an alternative if needed. Having a rescue dog with no previous training at all I was unsure of how Lux would do but she loved it! It gives you the opportunity to become that much closer with your dog and see how they are so willing to please. I look forward to attending more classes with Andrea in the future."
Jenny 2016 (Blackfalds, AB)
"After much frustration with our bichon schitzu we had asked Andrea with One Smart Cookie Canine & Companion Training Services to come for five sessions and complete one to one training with us. We admired her gentle and approachable nature. Andrea was great at brainstorming and trying different things if the first attempt didn't work. The introduction of clicker training has been extremely helpful. Andrea often stayed later to ensure that all our questions were answered and we understood the "homework" between sessions well enough to implement and practice with our dog ourselves. We would whole heartedly recommend One Smart Cookie Canine & Companion Training Services to anyone! Thank you for all your time and support!"
Kelsey & Colton 2016 (Lacombe, AB)
"My family and I had the fortunate experience of working with Andrea in our home using positive reinforcement training with our 7 month old puppy “Bella”. Bella is a German Shepherd Coonhound mix with lots of energy and short attention span. The reason we contacted Andrea was for us to get training for Bella to learn basic obedience, she was also fearful of other dogs and loud noises. Positive reinforcement training has taught us that we can gain the trust and respect from Bella we needed for her to follow commands and learn in a fun and healthy environment. We learned a lot of important things to show Bella basic obedience, such as “stay”, how to be calm and not to jump up on people. Because Andrea was a great trainer and Bella was such a quick learner we began to explore and learn fun things for her to do such as rollover, shake a paw, fun ways for her to use her nose and find hidden treats and lots more! Bella got over her fears of other dogs and loud noises. She goes to a doggy daycare now for more socialization and enjoys playing with the other dogs. I can also use my blow dryer and blender without Bella barking and freaking out. We were amazed at how smart Bella could actually be when we really put in the effort and skills to train her. The possibilities are endless with positive reinforcement techniques and I would definitely recommend One Smart Cookie Canine & Companion Training Services to anyone! Thanks again for the amazing experience and we really learned a lot and will keep using your techniques to follow through."
Samantha 2016 (Springbrook, AB)
"Our Golden Collie cross was a huge barker and very aggressive in nature to neighbors, kids and especially in the car. This was very stressful for our entire family, as well as our neighbors. I was at my wits end and ready to face the fact that he might have to go to a farm. It was during our first session that I realized he was quite trainable and felt hope for the first time in a long time. After 6 sessions, we are well on our way, both us and our dog Alvin. Rewarding positive behavior is such a simple concept but until Andrea showed us how, we did not know how to apply it. Andrea is fantastic at training both the dog and the human trainer. Alvin is more loved and we really do feel proud of what we have accomplished. Andrea has been a huge help to our family. I highly recommend her services."
Tracey 2015 (Red Deer, AB)