- For Dog Trainers
Rev is the best dog you chose for us, I can't describe the joy she has brought to our family. She is awesome, and completely listens, she loved my daughter right away and listened to her perfect also, as soon as she walked in the door.
We also practiced speak, and practiced me falling down and she immediately came to my rescue, speaking, poking me with her nose, went to go get Taylor, she is perfect. She knows where her potty spot is and love to play with her ball. And she loves the cat and the cat loves her back. You and the crew are fabulous at Communicanine.
I have a great dog, he’s a bulldog mastiff mix and he is 2 years old and his name is Ikaika. I love my dog, and have always enjoyed owning dogs. One day in the spring I was letting him out of his kennel and he raced over around the house and started barking aggressively at a 4 year old neighbor who had gone down our driveway.
I immediately called him back, and went towards him. He didn’t want to come, and was intent on barking. I was worried about safety because he is a large dog, I was scared and he was scared and it made me even think of getting rid of him.
I contacted Ty about the incident and what things I could do to be a better owner for Ikaika and how we could not have problems like that in the future and insure safety.
Ty explained and helped me to understand why dogs will behave like that, and the dynamics of owning a dog and being a leader for the dog so he knows who is in charge.
We worked together for about 6 weeks and now I am a better owner and he’s still a great dog. He still gets territorial and barks, but comes immediately when called back, and is not as nervous about people or children.
We took advantage of situations to learn from them and get comfortable with all different types of people and scenarios. I take him everywhere and he is great. Ty was easy to work and I will always be glad that he worked with us.
We have a Chocolate Lab, that we purchased when she was 4 months old. She was an adorable, rambunctious puppy. We signed her up for puppy classes at Petsmart. After finishing the class, we saw little change. We signed her up again, hoping that his time, she might “get it”.
No such luck. I searched Craigs list for a trainer. I found one, that was cheap, and they came out to my home. One hour visit, and one phone call to check in, after the fact – and that was it! You get what you pay for. My dog was worse now than before. She was resentful when I used the tactics from the trainer, (which I found a bit cruel) and her misbehaving was at an all time high.
She was eating my wood fence, had eaten 3 trees down beyond a stump, had chewed through my air conditioner wires, had eaten a patio chair, the list goes on and on. I tried Craigs list again.
That is when I found Ty! He was a little more than I wanted to spend, but I decided that my dog was worth the investment to me, and like I said before….. you get what you pay for.
Ty came to my home for three sessions of 2 hours each. He was friendly to my dog, and to my family. He involved all of us in the training process, so that our dog could be part of the family.
As he would try a new technique with our dog, he would explain to us the method behind the training, and why he thought it would be effective for her. His style was not “cookie cutter”, one size fits all. His training was very specific to my dogs personal needs. He gave us “homework” to work on until our next session, and at any time, we could call for help.
The results we saw were amazing! A dog that once pulled us down the street, would now walk by our side. A dog that jumped up on everyone, now sat waiting to be pet. She still has “moments”, that we are working through……but when those moments arrive, we know that Ty is just a phone call or email away! We highly recommend Ty to anyone!
We met Ty a couple of months ago when we adopted Barney, a three year old Rottweiler. Barney is a great dog but he came to us after his beloved owner had suddenly passed away. Barney was filled with severe anxiety anytime anyone left the house. He would cry and pace the house and was a nervous wreck.
Ty came to our home for the first visit and I mentioned this problem. Ty gave us a couple of EASY suggestions to implement during certain situations and within a week Barney had calmed down and became a normal dog with NO anxiety!
We had four visits with Ty. Barney went from being a scared and timid dog needing several repeats of the basic commands to being an off leash well mannered dog during the 4th visit with Ty. Now, my goal is do try out some obedience trials for fun.
You will NOT go wrong with Ty as your dog trainer. You’ll only go wrong if you don’t have him help you with your dog. Ty is amazing and knows his stuff! Thanks Ty
Ty, I just wanted to say thanks for the training for Boo. He has just been awesome. He is so much calmer and we have been practicing the things on the list and he is doing great. I thought he was good on a leash when we went walking, but he is tons better now. I love it. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is having pet issues. Thanks again!
Ty, I just wanted to write you to thank you for all the help you have given in the training of my two Sharpei’s (Lexie and Sadie).
Before I heard about you I had spent countless time and money trying to train my dogs myself. I never in a million year thought I would acheive what we did in four sessions.
My concerns before were getting the dogs not to take me for a walk and feeling confident that if they were to get out they would come back when called.
After the four session not only did we address my issues but we were able to teach them to lay down when told and also to be out front without a leash. I had always been told that Sharpei’s were a breed that was hard to train but you truly made it seem easy. I can’t tell you how much you have made my life a lot more enjoyable as well as my dogs. You truly are a Dog’s best friend.
Thank you again,
Thanks for all the encouragement and positive dog training. It not only helped train Gabby but it’s nice to to have a system that teaches my kids how to love and respect animals.
It is great to watch Gabby follow my 2 year old around the yard simply because he has her leash in his hand.
Ty with Communicanine, helped me so much with the entire doggy process. The first time we spoke, I bombarded him with questions. He was so gracious and took time to answer all of them. He helped me along every step of the way, beginning with the breed of dog, to finding a reputable breeder, then finally training our newest family member. Thanks to Ty we don’t just have a dog, we have a great addition to our family.
Hi Ty, Just wanted to check in and let you know that Sierra is doing REALLY well. I am so happy with her and she is so much better behaved.
It is nice to be able to sit on my front porch and have her out there with me enjoying things. She is great on trail and responds well. Overall I am so very pleased with the changes your help brought about in her behavior.
Take good care and thanks again.
Ty, I can’t begin to thank you enough for the training and support you’ve provided for “my Ty”, the English Mastiff and I.
Late last year, Ty was a 9 month old, 98 lb. English Mastiff that had no training whatsoever. He left for a month of your boot camp training and came back a wonderful addition to the household. He could sit, lay down, stay in his place, heel and walk nicely on and off –leash. Just as importantly, he knew not to “counter surf”, lick or mouth anyone or anything, eat from any dish except his, stay quietly in his kennel when asked and to never jump on or around anyone.
After his return, you’ve only been a phone call or email away and have gone above and beyond the call of duty when providing support. My Ty is now a handsome, 18 month old, 160 lb.
English Mastiff with flawless manners, exemplary behavior and a joy to own. He and I have been diligent about following your advice and training together each evening for about 20 minutes plus a longer, more intensive 45 minute session once a week. But its only the base training and follow-ups you provided that got Ty and I to where we are today.
Today, Ty is a dog that I can take off-leash anywhere, anytime, for any reason. Even when we are in a “leash required” area, I simply snap on his lead, stick its handle in my pocket and tell him to “stay close”.
Not only do I never have to raise my voice, my commands to Ty now are spoken so softly that people next to me often don’t realize I’ve said anything. In addition to the automatic “sit” when we stop walking in the heel position, Ty comes to heel automatically when we approach someone on the street or path when we’re out on our walks.
Not only does he still know his “Place” command at home, it only takes him about 10 minutes to re-learn his “Place” when we are out at a park or visiting someone. And, most importantly, Ty is a dog that is happy. Happy to follow my commands, happy to learn new skills, happy to just be out and about. In social situations where crowds of people might make other dogs timid or defensive, Ty is comfortable, at ease and worry-free.
The training you started and supported so well has built a level of trust between Ty and I….I trust that he’ll do as I ask and he trusts that I’m in charge and he only needs to worry about my commands. As the ultimate test (I would think), Ty and I attended our department’s summer party last Friday.
It was held at Sugarhouse park, had more than 100 people and was a potluck dinner with burgers and hot-dogs barbecued by our management. Children and other dogs where running through the crowd, meat was cooking and being put out on picnic tables (which is eye-level for a mastiff ) and at every turn someone was calling him, petting him, talking to him or otherwise distracting him.
Ty, in all his glory, enjoyed himself immensely…..accepting treats gently from children’s hands, never even glancing at the plates of food that were spread all over the terrace and staying either at my side or in his new “place” the entire time. As I said, I can never thank you enough for all you taught us both. An untrained or poorly trained Mastiff could easily be a nightmare to own – instead you gave me the “dog of my dreams”.
Ty taught us how to make huge changes in our German Shepherd’s behavior. I honestly had my doubts that she would ever be able to be off leash, stop barking at strangers, or basically listen to us in general–but Ty proved me wrong.
We are enjoying her so much more now, and everyone can tell that she is happier too. I am still amazed every day at the changes I see in her.
Ty gave us the control that I never thought we would have. We got our life back and we are now very proud parents–best money I ever spent. Thank you Ty!!!