SUSIE AND POLLY
ELLEN and KAI 2017
Meet Kevin, Sarah, and Athena
Athena is a 9 month old German Shepherd who came into our novice class at a little over 4 months of age. And come in she did! You could hear Athena coming a mile away. She was not only vocal, but extremely energetic darting one way, then another. Sarah was beside herself with frustration. She wasn't exactly sure how she was going to be able to learn anything in class while attempting to keep her unruly puppy under control amidst 15 other dogs. Well, she got through the first night with dogs and it was off to the races...
Sarah and Kevin took their training seriously. They were diligent students who practiced hard, teaching Athena to use her brain and learn all of her exercises. Their work has certainly paid off. Not only did Athena JUST graduate from Advanced Novice class in first place with a score of 194 out of 200, but she earned a blue ribbon in her Novice course as well! And the best part??? The bond between dog and handler is outstanding.
Our compliments to both Kevin and Sarah for sticking with the program and investing the time in this lovely dog. They have made a WONDERFUL family dog who they can trust to accompany them anywhere. We are super proud of this young couple and their beautifully mannered, sweet puppy Athena!
JIM and HOPE 2017
One of our biggest delights is meeting so many wonderful people and dogs through our training program. We truly enjoy seeing bonds that are created between owners and their beloved companions...
Cindy and Jennifer
I can’t thank you enough for helping train Biscuit! The course was fantastic, full of insightful and experienced advice that made the training very easy to understand and relate to the normal day to day life with a dog. It was amazing to see Biscuit transform from a very anxious, excited puppy to a puppy with far more restraint, patience and control. Going through the course with Biscuit really strengthened the bond between he and I was well. I recall at the beginning of the course you guys saying “if you do the work, it will pay off” and you were right! Thank you so much!
MAY 2017 CLASS MEMBERS
Heartfelt congratulations to Team Polly for earning their Companion Dog Title in just three shows. This little Aussie girl was quite the pistol when she came to us for training. Susie was a patient and persistent handler and is now enjoying a lovely dog who competes not only in the obedience ring, but also in agility.
Nice work Susie...
We are so proud of you!
Jennifer & Cindy
CRYSTAL THE THERAPY DOG 2012
Crystal the Malinois is doing terrific. All the nurses at Kaiser Woodland Hills adore her and she's a hit with the patients. But best of all, the training did wonders for her personality. Your program gave her a great start and she not only blossomed into a confident therapy dog, but also became so much calmer. Thank you!
I never missed a day of training, rain or shine, and Daisy came a long way with people. She was very fearful and would growl if people approached. When you guys said that one test would be to have someone touch her in a Stand - Stay, Kayla and I looked at each other and said, “That is not happening!” But it lit a fire in me and I was determined to get her to let people touch her. Once she got the stay command and trusted me, she would stay but was still reluctant to be touched. That is the only way my husband could touch her (She especially doesn't like men). Each day she improved. When she was rescued from the shelter, she had been clearly abused. She turned out to be a very loving and obedient dog who has found her forever home! The adopter calls her her velcro dog. Many people comment to her about how well behaved and obedient she is while on walks. The adopter chuckles and says, “I know! She came this way!"
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DAMION and BISCUIT 2017
In December of 2017 Keri and Ash earned their Companion Dog Title along with a first place win in the obedience ring. Congratulations to Keri and Ash for becoming a therapy team! Keri and Ash are now giving back to the community together as they regularly visit convalescent homes and libraries where kids can read to Ash. Ash is a perfect example of a dog who has blossomed into a social butterfly through Keri's diligence and hard work with her training. We are SO proud of them!
KEVIN, ATHENA and SARAH
Hello Jennifer and Cindy,
I just have to share... took Mila to the vet today and we did not get kicked out of the waiting room!!! And there were three dogs in there!! I can not thank you guys enough for the time you have spent with us.
I am so proud of her today!
STACI and DAISY 2015
Little Gracie graduated from our Novice class a few weeks ago. We just received this heartwarming e-mail from her owners a few days ago:
"I wanted to share with you something that happened yesterday. Our front door was left open and we realized Gracie was not in the house. Of course we were panicked! We went out front and John called, "Gracie, Come!" He did not have a visual of her at the time, but once he called he saw her come running from the street three houses down. She ran straight to him. Thanks to your training class, a very sad outcome was avoided. Thank you again! 😊"
JOHN AND GRACIE AT GRADUATION MAY 2019
Just wanted to send a shout out about the best dog trainers around. The company name is Time 4 Obedience. The young women who own and work the business are Cindy Brevik & Jennifer de la Torre.
They do this for the love of dogs (your dogs) with love and caring. They work one on one showing you how and what you need to do to have the best dog possible. But, you have to put in the time and practice . I was amazed from week to week as to what our dogs were able to do. Ten weeks later you wouldn't know they were the same dogs we started with. They do CGC's and will do private lessons at your place or a mutual site; well worth the fee. I hope you love them as much as Kai and I did.
Thank you! Ellen
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MILA AT THE VET'S OFFICE