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ensure your
Forever Family
remains a Forever Family.

Laurie can help you solve basic dog obedience training and a broad range of behavior problems such as:

 

  • Housebreaking
  • Biting
  • Jumping up
  • Fear and anxiety issues
  • Various aggression issues

 

Together you and Laurie will get you and your family the dog you’ve always dreamed of.

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Gauge Your present level of progress working with your dog .

Self-Assessment Question:

using the following value model below (reading left to right),

which of the four steps are you currently at
with your dog's training and behaviors (both good and bad)?

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STEP 1:

Measure by starting from left to right in this guide to help determine which step on where your dog’s behavior and manners are in successfully integrating with you and your family, including other pets you own.  

STEP 2:

Also, determine your current level of annoyance, embarrassment, and frustration dealing with your dog’s current behaviors and level of training to ensure a safe, healthy and peaceful environment.


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Meet the Undisputed Authority on
Dog Training and Dog Behaviors since 2005:
Laurie Yakish
Founder and Owner of:
TPR Dog Training, Inc.

image of Laurie Yakish and dogs she's training at the park

Everything you need to know
that separates this unabashed,
'break-the-mold'
dog trainer from any other dog trainer and dog behaviorist
is covered in the overview discussion below.

“Quality questions create a quality life.
Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.”

Smiling Jack Russel Terrier

knowing when Dog or Puppy Obedience Class is NOT the Answer.

Besides dog training, I also perform dog behavior modification work with dogs who drive their owners to distraction.

Let’s be honest.  Has the following ever happened to you in your home with your dog?

Many owners tell me that their dog has been through dog obedience class and done very well in class or the living room with no distractions.

The dog knows how to sit.

He knows ‘down’, and he goes to his spot on command like a champ.

But, when someone knocks on the door, or close a vehicle trunk, hood, door, or a bicycle goes by the house, the dog turns into ‘Cujo.’

The frustrating truth is that dog obedience classes will not fix dog behavior problems.

Dog obedience classes give the dog-specific behaviors that will bring him rewards when performed correctly but does nothing to eliminate many of the dog behaviors that caused the owner to get him to class in the first place.

Sadly, most dog trainers never explain this to owners (or were never taught while becoming a dog training professional).

When life doesn’t get any better after dog obedience graduation, dog owners typically believe that the problem is not fixable.

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

I fix dog behavior problems. That’s what I can do for you.

That is where I come in. My job is to see where things are going wrong.

Dogs are magnificent at being dogs.

That’s part of the reason we love them so much.

They only see the world from a dog perspective, and in their minds, what they are doing makes perfect sense.

They don’t understand that these behaviors make us unhappy or even get them euthanized.

I would guess that 75% of the dogs I work with have either bitten a person (some very seriously) or seriously injured or even killed another dog.

My first job is to make that dog safe by teaching him how to adapt and navigate happily and confidently in a human-based world.

Dogs bite. That’s what they do.

I had a client whose dog had bitten a neighbor.

The dog’s owner was upset that I did not have alarm bells going off regarding his dog.

The dog was a very stable, confident adolescent boy unaware of good boundaries or impulse control.

There was nothing in the dog’s demeanor that made me feel that he was a threat.

He was a pretty happy dog overall.

He didn’t know there was a rule about biting.

I had to teach him that there is a rule that dogs with manners must follow.

Very often the dogs understanding the rules are the easy part.

I provide dog owners with new tools and new hope.

The next step is to help the owners understand where things may have gone wrong from their end.

Often, a dog’s behavior has created so much chaos and stress in the home that the dog is picking up on it.

A dog’s lack of understanding can worsen his behaviors because dogs are not the most introspective creatures on the planet.

If the owners become increasingly upset, the dog thinks there is a problem with someone in the house or something from the outside world and becomes increasingly agitated.

It never occurs to the dog that he is the source of the problem.

Once I prove that the dog can stop his undesirable behaviors, I usually get the owners to take a deep breath and focus on making positive changes in how they interact with the dog.

I help them see how they might even find ways to enjoy having their dog in their life.

I give them new tools, and I provide them with hope.

Laurie can help make your dog a better dog. (Period).

Laurie has been training dogs in one way or another since she was seven years old.

She loves what she does and takes it very seriously.

The core of Laurie’s mission statement is: First, Do No Harm.

Over the years, Laurie has done traditional training with choke collars and stern commands.

Laurie has done lure and reward-based training.

However, after much research and education, Laurie makes a primarily positive but balanced approach.

She utilizes both positive clicker-based training and calculated consequences.

This unconventional approach is Laurie’s unique signature in dog training and modifying dog behaviors that redirect your dog’s future for the better.

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Attention Potential Dog Owners:

Whatever the put-off reason for why you’re hesitant about owning a dog (due to a dog’s annoying and problematic negative behaviors), Laurie Yakish will dispel it for you.

Discover the true joy of owning a dog who will become your best friend for a lifetime providing unconditional love.

Laurie can help your dog’s BAD behaviors become a thing of the past.

21 Jaw-Dropping Promises that other dog trainers DON'T  Want You To Know How Dog Training Laurie’s Way can deliver for You and your dog... and  your family’s home life:
  1. My solutions are effective and practical, and endorsed by local veterinarians.
  2. You will usually see an improvement in your dog’s behavior after just one visit.  Nothing I do is a magic act.
  3. We work with your dog together where the problem behaviors are happening.
  4. The techniques I use are direct and adaptable to anyone.
  5. I teach you to do everything I do and explain why we are doing it.
  6. My proven Dog Training and behavior modifications are based on real-world results with real dogs, not theories passed on from one academic to another.
  7. I can eliminate annoying or dangerous problem behaviors.
  8. Your dog will learn new constructive ways of dealing with situations.
  9. Your dog will be calmer and safer.
  10. Your dog will learn impulse control.
  11. You will not be working for months to achieve incremental improvements in your dog’s behavior.
  12. For you, this means stress and anxiety in your home will decrease immediately.
  13. I promise that ‘If I can do it, I can teach you to do it.’
  14. My dog training techniques are so effective; your dog will learn the rules no matter where he is.
  15. A dog’s reconditioned behavior benefits everyone in the family because all family members can be involved with the training.
  16. Once you understand the how-to and purpose of my signature dog training, you can help your dog in any situation.
  17. My unique method of dog training means your dog will respond to the training.
  18. You can learn to love your dog again.
  19. You can include your dog in more activities and have more fun with him.
  20. He can be a member of the family.
  21. He will be able to focus and learn new things more easily.

Puppy and Dog Training programs

This is exactly what most dog owners are familiar with as a common service. But dog training in itself, is ineffective for a complete elimination of bad behavior traits a dog develops over time.

To affect permanent change for positive results, you need to address the unwanted behavior as you learn the fundamental steps that help you, and your dog cohabitate at home peacefully, with full confidence and peace of mind.

Dog Behavioral Modification

Harmless but quick and effective techniques backed by science and decades of proven and practical experience working with canines of all types and breeds, young, and older-aged dogs. Dogs are quick learners when lessons are uncomplicated.

Laurie is Committed To The Highest Standards Of Service.

  • An Expert and Caring Dog Trainer
  • Provides a Safe Learning Environment Anywhere
  • Complete Transparency
  • Dog Educational Games and Activities
  • Laurie Approved Dog Treats and Toys

Checkout a glimpse of some of Laurie's Testimonials that are 'Howling' with Praise and Kudos by Dogs and their Owners

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“We recommend Laurie Yakish's TPR Dog Training to everyone!”
We have two 6-month old Labrador puppies that were out of control in the house. They love to play with each other but were starting to knock things over, jump up on people, jump on furniture, and chew everything! The puppy package of 5 sessions did wonders! They are so calm now when they are in the house and know that playtime is outside. They also learned not to jump on people and are very calm during feeding time and no longer try to steal each other's food. One of the things we like best is that Laurie comes to the house to train them in their own atmosphere. We are now equipped to handle any future situations that may arise since we have learned the proper training method.”
Dan R., May 10, 2021
“Laurie 100% saved our dog's life!”
We adopted a pit mix and put him through obedience training with a different company in town. He was the most obedient "aggressive" dog on the planet. After several bite incidents (stitches required) we reached out to 8 trainers (some "behaviorists") in Colorado Springs - every one of them advised he was a 1% dog where he was deemed a dangerous animal and euthanizing him was the only and responsible outcome. (Read full testimonial down below...)
Angie C., December 21, 2021
“Laurie did a great job giving us the tools to create well-trained dogs.”
“We had two puppies less than a year old and only six weeks apart. Laurie was willing to work with both puppies at the same time. Hadley and Paisley both loved Laurie but quickly found out that she meant business. Laurie quickly got them to be obedient to commands and to "make better life choices". She worked with them on leash skills, answering the door in a calm manner, obeying commands and keeping them away from out-of-bounds areas within the house. She was calm yet firm and we would highly recommend her for any dog training needs - even multiple puppy households! Our yellow lab highly recommends hot dog treats.”
Tony H., November 14, 2021
“Laurie is a great dog trainer!”
"Our Angus is a one-year-old Bernese Mountain dog and was totally out of control. Laurie gave us a lot of help and tools we could use to make him manageable. While he is still a work in progress, I feel like we have the means for him to continue to improve. She is very accommodating to work with and available for questions and help. I am so grateful for her assistance because I don't think we could have kept him with his obstinate behavior especially since he is so strong and powerful. I would recommend her highly and would use her again."
Maureen M., September 24, 2021
“When I called Laurie, I had a dog that I wasn't even sure would change.”
"I adopted him at 1.5 years and he hadn't been socialized with humans. He was scared and aggressive. He would lunge at people and almost bite them. I couldn't bring him anywhere! It was so hard because I wanted to give him a good life, but everything I tried wasn't working.

Within the FIRST session with Laurie, my dog was able to lay down at a coffee shop without growling, barking, or lunging. I was BLOWN AWAY. I learned so much from Laurie and I'm forever grateful for her!"
Ashley G., June 22, 2021
“At the time, I had a 7-month old puppy with major behavioral issues.”
"She had become aggressive to other people and dogs, she would run away from me and I couldn't catch her. I contacted Laurie. After 2 hrs. working with Laurie and me working with my puppy, I saw a great improvement. Laurie was a godsend. She is totally awesome because she understands dogs and their problems, humans, too. My puppy is a totally different dog. I thank Laurie every day. She is awesome. Thanks again, Laurie!"
Susan O., June 20, 2021
“We adopted two young adult dogs this past summer.”
"They were both really into barking and charging when they saw other dogs or people. Our home is in a community with many walking paths, one being along the side of our home. If we dared let them out when someone was walking on the path they would charge to the fence like crazy dogs. (Read full testimonial down below...)
Liz W ., March 13, 2021
“My dog was suffering from separation anxiety and I had three more days before I started back up my 8-hour workdays.”
"He would bark from when I left to when I came back and I live in an apartment so I did not want to be that neighbor. I had tried everything from desensitization training to thunder shirts to even a bark collar. I had read countless articles and watched so many videos. After being at my wit’s end and even considering rehoming him, I called Laurie and she right away put me at ease. (Read full testimonial down below...)
Bradlee A ., March 2, 2021
“Laurie's methods of consequences and rewards worked amazingly on our pitbull!”
"Macy was dog aggressive and horrible to walk if there were other dogs anywhere in the area. In a two-hour session, Macy and I learned the basics of redirection and confidence. Laurie left us with homework that we were fully capable of doing on our own. On our second session, Laurie brought her own dog to practice close proximity walking. We are still practicing, but now are able to walk past other dogs without Macy flailing, whimpering, or charging! Thank you so much!"
Michelle R ., December 13, 2020
“We have a lovely 9-year-old border collie, Max, who decided to become incredibly aggressive in his old age for no apparent reason.”
"It could have been because we adopted another younger cattle dog mix. It could have also been how anxious he always has been. Nonetheless, we soon had a huge mess...not able to walk either one on leashes without them attacking other dogs, charging the door, jumping on people. Max was trying to eat both cats and our African grey parrot who he had grown up with, and at times even coming after us. We had worked through an entire year with tiny successes that only ended in worse behavior and failures for our Max. (Read full testimonial down below...)
Mo & Val, September 5, 2020
“My dog Tbone is a good dog but had behavioral issues that we didn't know how to fix.”
"Our daughter found Ms. Laurie's web page and we call her and made an appointment. Ms. Laurie is an angel in disguise. She took care of Tbone’s parents. By teaching us how to handle his behaviors, we have a completely new well-behaved, wonderful dog. All these thanks to Ms. Laurie. We will be grateful forever."
Lourdes S, August 17, 2020
“When it comes to dining out, Dart is a 105 lb., Well-Mannered Gentleman!”
Hi Laurie, Things are going very well. Dart is almost 17 months old and weighs 105 lbs. He's well-behaved and goes pretty much everywhere. He still has his lab enthusiasm, but we play with him several times a day which he loves. We've found several restaurants here in Lake George, Woodland Park, and Colorado Springs that are dog-friendly. Dart loves to go with us and lay at our feet. A lot of his great behavior is credited to you which we are very thankful for. Hope all is well with you and thanks for reaching out. Take care, Ron, Deb, and Dart. P.S. Here's a picture of Dart and our grandson, Gavin at the river. Dart LOVES the water and playing with Gavin.
Rob & Deb, August 17, 2020
“I would like to tell you about my wonderful experience with Laurie Yakish...”
"We have a very hyper, stubborn, smart, Canaan / Lab puppy named Panther, which also describes my son Colton. Panther and Colton love each other but were always irritating each other. We adopted panther... Laurie pointed out that due to his scary start... we needed to concentrate on the positive and build his esteem... Laurie also taught Colton and Panther games to play together that are constructive... Panther is happier now and so am I! Laurie is a loving, caring person who gave us so much good advice. She also has a lot of compassion and understanding about the family dynamics with our special needs son. I would highly recommend Laurie to anyone."
Theresa H.
“To take a completely out of control 3-year old dog and start her well on the road to becoming a service dog in 6 months is incredible!”
"We tried for about 1.5 years and four other dog trainers before finding you! None of them really knew how to solve the problem of Daizy's dog aggression, people aggression ‘independence’ and lack of recall. They all said ‘some dogs are just too far gone’ or ‘You're just not a good leader’ or ‘you will always need to keep a prong collar on to keep her in control.' Laurie, you've proved them all wrong (Read full testimonial down below...)
Deana P.
“A hearty thanks to Laurie Yakish for our recent TPR Dog Training program you conducted with Zoe.”
"A hearty thanks to you for our recent TPR Dog Training program you conducted with Zoe. As you well know, Zoe is an exuberant, independent Jack Russell Terrier. That hasn’t changed. However, we are pleased to announce that she is no longer the head of the household. (Read full testimonial down below...)
Elaine W.
“Capone kept his cool.”
"Yes, I can do training next week. But, guess what? Yesterday I walked Capone from our house to our vet (Flintridge and Academy) to get his nails trimmed. I had to correct him only once on the way as a Jack Russell approached us (but only his hackles went up and he started to whine - no ballistic reaction or anything). Then we walked into the vet office with a lab and a cat in there and Capone was just perfect - no problem at all. Kept treating him and praising him as the lab was walking around, etc. and he was totally relaxed and wagging his tail. The whole way home he was perfect, too. So congrats on our success!"
Kim
“Rudy seems to have a new BFF in Phil!”
"He goes over to Phil now to get petted. I would say we are at 100%! Hard to believe after all that ugly behavior. We both want to thank you for this. It was your expertise that has made this possible. With many thanks!"
Gay & Phil

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“We recommend Laurie Yakish's TPR Dog Training to everyone!”

We have two 6-month old Labrador puppies that were out of control in the house.

They love to play with each other but were starting to knock things over, jump up on people, jump on furniture, and chew everything!

The puppy package of 5 sessions did wonders!

They are so calm now when they are in the house and know that playtime is outside. They also learned not to jump on people and are very calm during feeding time and no longer try to steal each other's food.

One of the things we like best is that Laurie comes to the house to train them in their own atmosphere.

We are now equipped to handle any future situations that may arise since we have learned the proper training method.”

“Laurie 100% saved our dog's life!”

We adopted a pit mix and put him through obedience training with a different company in town. He was the most obedient "aggressive" dog on the planet.

After several bite incidents (stitches required) we reached out to 8 trainers (some "behaviorists") in Colorado Springs - every one of them advised he was a 1% dog where he was deemed a dangerous animal and euthanizing him was the only and responsible outcome.

We had previously owned several dogs and fostered many many dogs. This dog had us completely stumped. We had the appointment set with our vet and our hearts were beyond broken.

The day before his appointment I came across Laurie's website and everything changed. She came and spent three hours in our home the same day. She watched him, assessed him, and really came to understand him.

What others had deemed aggressive behavior, Laurie identified as resource guarding. We absolutely did not have an aggressive dog.

She explained the difference between obedience training and behavior modification. She showed us how to effectively and very easily MODIFY his behavior. She helped us to better understand him.

It has been 8 months and we have not had another incident - all from that one appointment!

There is never a way we will be able to thank Laurie enough for her time, talent, knowledge, patience, and true dedication to guiding people to help their animals live balanced and happy lives.

I hope this review finds others that find themselves facing the ultimate decision before it is too late.

“Laurie did a great job giving us the tools to create well-trained dogs.”

“We had two puppies less than a year old and only six weeks apart. Laurie was willing to work with both puppies at the same time. Hadley and Paisley both loved Laurie, but quickly found out that she meant business.

Laurie quickly got them to be obedient to commands and to "make better life choices".

Laurie worked with both pups on leash skills, answering the door in a calm manner, obeying commands and keeping them away from out-of-bounds areas within the house.

Laurie was calm yet firm, and we would highly recommend her for any dog training needs - even multiple puppy households!

P.S. Our Yellow Lab highly recommends hot dog treats.”

“Laurie is a great dog trainer!”

"Our Angus is a one-year-old Bernese Mountain dog and was totally out of control. Laurie gave us a lot of help and tools we could use to make him manageable. While he is still a work in progress, I feel like we have the means for him to continue to improve.

Laurie is very accommodating to work with and available for questions and help.

I am so grateful for her assistance because I don't think we could have kept Angus with his obstinate behavior especially since he is so strong and powerful.

I would recommend Laurie highly and would use her again."

“When I called Laurie, I had a dog that I wasn't even sure would change.”

"I adopted him at 1.5 years and he hadn't been socialized with humans. He was scared and aggressive. He would lunge at people and almost bite them. I couldn't bring him anywhere! It was so hard because I wanted to give him a good life but everything I tried wasn't working.

Within the FIRST session with Laurie, my dog was able to lay down at a coffee shop without growling, barking, or lunging. I was BLOWN AWAY.

I learned so much from Laurie and I'm forever grateful for her!"

“At the time, I had a 7-month old puppy with major behavioral issues.”

"She had become aggressive to other people and dogs, then she would run away from me and I couldn't catch her.

I contacted Laurie.

After 2 hrs. working with Laurie and me working with my puppy, I saw a great improvement.

Laurie was a godsend.

She is totally awesome because she understands dogs and their problems, humans, too.

My puppy is a totally different dog. I thank Laurie every day. She is awesome. Thanks again, Laurie!"

“We adopted two young adult dogs this past summer.”

"They were both really into barking and charging when they saw other dogs or people. Our home is in a community with many walking paths, one being along the side of our home. If we dared let them out when someone was walking on the path they would charge to the fence like crazy dogs.

Our next-door neighbor had two aging dachshunds and our dogs loved to terrorize them as well. We wanted the kind of behavior that would get them invited to playdates!

After checking many websites we found Laurie. I called her and explained our dilemma and she offered reassurance that those negative behaviors could be remedied. She did a free consultation at our home so she could observe for herself and come up with a behavior modification program that would work.

And work it did! Her techniques are easy and make sense. Best of all they are effective as long as you put them to use! That is the key.

I love that she brings at least one of her own dogs with her so that if you want some interaction with another dog she can provide that.

There is none of the "Oh, I'll have to take your dog to my place for 4-5 weeks to train them" with Laurie. She is not into the "shame and blame" game, she wants the dog owners to be successful!

Thank you, Laurie, you're the BEST!"

“My dog was suffering from separation anxiety and I had three more days before I started back up my 8-hour workdays.”

"My dog would bark from when I left to when I came back and I live in an apartment so I did not want to be 'that' neighbor.

I had tried everything from desensitization training to 'thunder shirts' to even a no-bark collar. I had read countless articles and watched so many videos.

After being at my wit’s end and even considering re-homing him, I called Laurie and she right away put me at ease. We met on a Friday and after a two-hour session, I saw a ton of progress.

Laurie was so knowledgeable and drew on her previous experiences to help with my dog. I had Saturday and Sunday to continue the training and we texted throughout the weekend. Eventually, Monday comes around and he did a lot better but still a lot of barking. Laurie assured me to have patience and if it persisted we could try something else. As the week went by, he got better and better.

My boy dog went from barking almost all day on Monday to barking only 2 TIMES on Friday!!! Now, he does not bark at all when I leave.

I rate our success 10/10 and would recommend Laurie. I thank her so much for what she has done for my dog. I do not have to stress about leaving my dog alone anymore.

If your dog is struggling with any type of anxiety and nothing seems to be working, please give Laurie a call!!! She will get the job done!"

“Laurie's methods of consequences and rewards worked amazingly on our pitbull!”

"Macy was dog aggressive and horrible to walk if there were other dogs anywhere in the area. In a two-hour session, Macy and I learned the basics of redirection and confidence. Laurie left us with homework that we were fully capable of doing on our own.

On our second session, Laurie brought her own dog to practice close proximity walking. We are still practicing, but now are able to walk past other dogs without Macy flailing, whimpering, or charging!

Thank you so much, Laurie!"

“We have a lovely border collie, Max, who decided as a 9-year-old to become incredibly aggressive in his old age for no apparent reason.”

"It could have been because we adopted another younger cattle dog mix. It could have also been how anxious he always has been. Nonetheless, we soon had a huge mess...not able to walk either one on leashes without them attacking other dogs, charging the door, jumping on people.

Max was trying to eat both cats and our African Grey Parrot who he had grown up with, and at times even coming after us.

We had worked through an entire year with tiny successes that only ended in worse behavior and failures for our Max.

Laurie walked in the door and had both dogs obey in one session.

It was not a miracle cure, because Max had developed some significant behavior issues. But we are now at a point with Laurie's methodology, able to walk the dogs together and they are usually the best behaved of the dogs we encounter.

Max is only having very minor outbursts now, which we know how to effectively handle and we are all back to being 'one big happy zoo.'

I am not sure what we would have done if we had not had Laurie's help to get Max back to a more normal, happy self. She was able to take a very scary situation and help us understand what was going on and how to fix it. Very amazing and incredible!

Laurie has a real skill working with dogs, in particular, dogs who have developed issues because of age, physical and mental impairments. I would recommend Laurie to anyone.

Thanks, Laurie!"

“My dog Tbone is a good dog but had behavioral issues that we didn't know how to fix.”

"Our daughter found Ms. Laurie's web page and we called her and made an appointment.

Ms. Laurie is an angel in disguise. She took care of Tbone’s parents. By teaching us how to handle his behaviors, we have a completely new well-behaved, wonderful dog.

All these thanks to Ms. Laurie. We will be grateful forever."

“When it comes to dining out, Dart is a 105 lb., Well-Mannered Gentleman!”

Hi Laurie, Things are going very well. Dart is almost 17 months old and weighs 105 lbs. He's well-behaved and goes pretty much everywhere. He still has his lab enthusiasm, but we play with him several times a day which he loves.

We've found several restaurants here in Lake George, Woodland Park, and Colorado Springs that are dog-friendly. Dart loves to go with us and lay at our feet. A lot of his great behavior is credited to you which we are very thankful for. Hope all is well with you and thanks for reaching out.

Take care.

P.S. Enclosed a picture of Dart and our grandson, Gavin, at the river. Dart LOVES the water and playing with Gavin.

“I would like to tell you about my wonderful experience with Laurie Yakish...”

"We have a very hyper, stubborn, smart, Canaan / Lab puppy named Panther, which also describes my son Colton.

Panther and Colton love each other but were always irritating each other. We adopted panther... Laurie pointed out that due to his scary start... we needed to concentrate on the positive and build his esteem.

Laurie also taught Colton and Panther games to play together that are constructive.

Panther is happier now and so am I!

Laurie is a loving, caring person who gave us so much good advice.

Laurie also has a lot of compassion and understanding about the family dynamics with our special needs son.

I would highly recommend Laurie to anyone."

“To take a completely out-of-control 3-year-old dog and start her well on the road to becoming a service dog in 6 months is incredible!”

"We tried for about 1.5 years and four other dog trainers before finding you! None of them really knew how to solve the problem of Daizy's dog aggression, people aggression ‘independence’ and lack of recall. They all said ‘some dogs are just too far gone’ or ‘You're just not a good leader’ or ‘you will always need to keep a prong collar on to keep her in control.'

Laurie, you've proved them all wrong and I'm now a proud owner of a beautiful, well-trained dog.

Technically, we can no longer call her 'Crazy Daizy' anymore! Thank you!!!"

“A hearty thanks to Laurie Yakish for our recent TPR Dog Training program you conducted with Zoe.”

"A hearty thanks to you for our recent TPR Dog Training program you conducted with Zoe.
As you well know, Zoe is an exuberant, independent Jack Russell Terrier. That hasn’t changed. However, we are pleased to announce that she is no longer the head of the household.

From day one of our training sessions, Zoe has responded to positive reinforcement which by now has shaped her behavior into a more lovable and well disciplined, adolescent dog.

This task was not an easy one because when we adopted her, there was concern that she had been abused as a puppy. Roger and I are so pleased with the progress we have made with Zoe, thanks to your caring example and supervision.

We highly praise this program and we will not hesitate to recommend it to our friends (and their unruly dogs!)"

“Capone kept his cool.”

"Yes, I can do training next week. But, guess what?

Yesterday, I walked Capone from our house to our vet (near Flintridge and Academy) to get his nails trimmed. I had to correct him only once on the way there, as a Jack Russell Terrier approached us, (only his hackles went up and he started to whine - no ballistic reaction or anything). Then we walked into the vet office with a Labrador Retriever, and a cat in there, while Capone was just perfect - no problem at all.

I kept treating and praising him as the Labrador Retriever was walking around, etc.

Capone was totally relaxed and wagging his tail. The whole way home he was perfect, too. So congrats on our success!"

“Rudy seems to have a new BFF in Phil!”

"Our dog Rudy goes over to Phil now to get petted. I would say we are at 100%! Hard to believe after all that ugly behavior before contacting you for help.

Laurie, we both want to thank you for this. It was your expertise that has made this possible.

With many thanks!"

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