I cannot even begin to thank the Pet Athletic Club and their head trainer Scott Nordgren enough for helping make a dream of mine come true! A little over a year and a half ago I brought Daisy Mae, an eight week old cockapoo, home and welcomed her into my life. I bought Daisy with a very important plan in mind; I wanted to train her to be a therapy dog. I have seen firsthand after volunteering in a hospital how much joy a dog can bring to people and their lives; patient faces that usually showed no expression or hope would light up when the doggie brigade arrived. After witnessing this, I knew that Daisy could have a bigger role than just being my pet. I enrolled Daisy in puppy classes and we began working with a trainer right away. However, after several months of lessons and a board and train, that cost $1,500 dollars, Daisy was only performing sit, down, and her stay command was touch and go. In addition, she had a hard time settling down around strangers and was pulling on her leash. The trainer let me know he did not think she was therapy dog material and I had pretty much given up on the dream I had once yearned for…. that was until I went to the PAC and Scott. After meeting with him for an evaluation, I decided I needed to give Daisy one last shot and signed her up for the board and train. That is the best decision I ever made! The PAC’s board and train is night and day compared to the other I had taken her to. Daisy came out knowing 14 commands and able to work off her leash. In addition, Scott, knowing I wanted her to be a therapy dog, had gotten crutches, a wheel chair and walker to help get her familiar with the elements that would be part of the test. At the Monday classes that followed, he made sure all my questions were answered and provided valuable tips. I will admit I was probably one of Scott’s worst clients, the training and commands did not come easy to me. Scott was so patient and once I finally started following all the rules Daisy flourished. I am so proud and ecstatic to say Daisy and I took our therapy test on Sunday Oct. 13, 2013 and she passed with flying colors. I truly believe this is a testament to Scott, the PAC and the values/dedication both of them have for the work they do.
I began taking my dog to the PAC in Jan. 2010 and have had nothing but positive experiences with them.They are very professional and truly have the BEST trainers I have found anywhere. I immediately saw progress with my dog after each training session. In the past I had taken my dog to multiple other trainers without success. Scott and Mic established a strong foundation of obedience in my high energy dog and also have done an outstanding job creating a protection dog that happily interacts with people and other animals. Most importantly they have taught me how to work with my dog and showed me that with following their methods and training schedule I too can maintain my dogs training. Their training is top notch, and their professionalism can not be topped. I have even seen and talked to other clients who have had the exact same experience as I have and have seen their dogs grow and develop into very obedient well trained dogs. I would never recommend another place to take your dog for training or boarding and look forward to being able to go out of town and leave my dog with such amazing people and know I would not have to worry at all. Thank you guys so much! You are AMAZING!
We have been using Home Sweet Home Petsitting for almost a year now. Steve and Ryan do a phenomenal job. Geroge! my greyhound is always very excited when they arrive. He gets a great walk and personal attention. Simba my cat comes out too (miracle of miracles - he is quite shy), to get lovin’s and treats. Steve has be completely flexible, helping me out in last minute emergencies, sometimes coming twice a day when I had a business meeting after hours; feeding both pets in my absence. These guys are all about the animals. They are so gentle and calm around them. I get personalized notes each day and a report on how they found them. I trust them implicitly. And am grateful everyday for their services. Please contact Steve if you want my number as a reference. Thank you Steve and Ryan for your professional service.