I have brought both my Shih Tuzs (Milo & Jasper) to dog classes at Sit n' Stay since they were puppies. We have gone through all the basic obedience classes, Romp and Roll play groups, Boredom Busters, and now both have gone through the CGC and Community CGC classes. We are finishing up with the Urban CGC. Its a great way to spend time with them. Our trainer Becki is very knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile to work on issues you are having or spend time answering questions. You can see her passion to work with the dogs and help them have happy family lives. - Renee Cerullo
Taking classes with Tucker has been the best experience for me and him. The instructors truly care about each and every dog and offer techniques that your dog responds to. Recently we took the The Canine Good Citizen Urban class which was a great experience. Becky really makes every class fun and informative.
- Barbara C
Sophie has been a part of Sit n' Stays training program since she was 12 weeks old. Although every step has been an important part of her training, the Canine Good Citizen Urban class has been the most important class for her. This class puts their training in to the real world. I have been amazed at how well all of the dogs have adjusted to new situations! Sophie has been involved in therapy work at ECMC since she was 10 months old and has done exceptionally well but has needed work on her leash reactive behavior with other dogs. Sophie does very well in daycare situations but is more protective of her space when on leash...and not always very polite. Although she still has work to do, this class has been a huge step forward for her as she has had to learn to be polite with the other dogs. I must add that the other "dog moms" have been awesome in helping her to get to this point!!! But the true success to this class is Becki! Her compassion and understanding of each individual dog has made this class successful! She is so patient with each dog and understands them all so well! Every class is a step forward in Sophie's journey towards therapy work. Every time she is with Becki I see positive things happening! I feel Sophie has learned what Becki expects from her and she works hard to please her...and of course Sophie loves Stephanie too! Stephanie is with us at some of our classes and is just as positive and loving with the dogs! I am excited to continue on in this therapy dog journey and look forward to our time spent with Becki and Steph!
- Sue Cavanaugh
I have used this service for a while now and I am never disappointed. Tammy our sitter is incredible, kind, loving and always goes beyond expectations! We have started doing puppergarten with Saige and there are no words to express for trainer Becki! We have gained knowledge and training and body language that you don t even realize (and I have 3 others!) with dogs! Thank you all for what you do! We love you!
Here is a picture of Luke after his first official therapy visit with the SPCA Paws for Love program. He’s so happy! Thanks for all your guidance!
- Laura Liz
I wanted to update you on our Sadie’s progress. After finishing the family companion lessons with you in May, we have been coming to our Rushford summer place every weekend and just recently, a week of vacation. Sadie has done just great, there were a couple people, men, that she at first did not seem to like, but we were right there and distracted her when the person turned away. (That was when she would ‘go after’ some people, in our home.)
I would say for the past month Sadie has had excellent manners when meeting anyone who comes to our place at Rushford or our home, she will bark at strangers sometimes, but we are ok with just barking at strangers to alert us. Gary, Niall and I are still very aware of Sadie’s body language, intervening and keeping a close watch.
Sadie has ‘made up’ with our friend Nancy, Nancy was still very cautious around Sadie. After a couple of weekends of loving behavior from Sadie, Nancy relented and now enjoys Sadie’s good behavior attentions! Donna, our friend, is afraid of dogs and has also warmed right up to our Sadie. Sadie really has a very loving personality. She loves coming to the lake, knows all our friends and loves visiting them at their summer places.Sadie seems to like swimming in the lake too, and going for boat rides on our pontoon boat! Sadie has become one of the family even more since finishing the family companion course! We couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much for your expert advice and help! Gary, Niall and I love her very much!
- Karen and Gary Olson
Becki really helped me when I was first learning how to train my dog reactive pup. She was great at explaining how to teach my dog behaviors to redirect her reactivity and focus on me. One great tool she gave me was the "look at me" technique. Becki's training is always humane and positive! Which is very important when handling a reactive dog.
- Summer Ward
Kim, I didn’t really get a chance to thank you completely for the great job you and your instructors did with Mattie during the Family Companion class. I really appreciate, and did not expect, the individual attention you gave us and the opportunities you gave me to ask dog-specific questions. I also wanted to thank you for giving me the nudge to start crating Mattie. It’s made a big difference, and given us all peace of mind. Also your training on loose leash walking was an enormous help to me, and something I wish I would have known 15 years ago with our first Springer spaniel! - Kathy Wilson