What set Dream Dogz apart was their approach
Before I found Dream Dogz, my dog was not listening to me at all. I felt helpless, like it would never happen. What set Dream Dogz apart was their approach, how they communicated why these techniques were used and why and how they worked.
I realized that Dream Dogz was actually working to solve my problem when I watched videos of the change in other dogs during their training, then got to watch the daily progress that our dog made. Now, life is happier and less stressful. I am so proud when people tell me how good she is!
A world of difference in my life!
When I first came to Dream Dogz, I knew I needed help training my own service dog but did not know how to do it. My puppy pulled a lot and nothing I was doing was working. Dream Dogz used a variety of techniques to see what worked best for my puppy.
I knew Aedan was getting it after I was in an automobile accident. He walked very slowly with my and my walker. He was brilliant! Aedan has made a world of difference in my life! I don’t know what I would do without him.
Everyone there is great. Big improvement with my dog, and we will be doing more training.
The instructors have a special gift for working with the dogs and owners.
I can't thank Dream Dogz enough!
We contacted Dream Dogz because we had what we thought was a simple issue with a newly adopted rescue. My daughter adopted a husky mix that was told by the rescue would be a good service dog candidate. His initial seemingly passive behavior in the beginning and that he knew some basic commands led her to adopt him. The rescue knew she lived on a third floor, however they didn’t test the dog on stairs, or bother to prep him as you’d figure a good rescue would do when considering pairs or placing an animal to a forever home, they dropped the dog to my daughter, he was terrified of stairways. Their staff couldn’t get him up but my daughter and I got him up ok but the training to go down was slow going, it was getting frustrating, and near end of day, so we decided it was time and that maybe Dream Dogz could help.
They responded to our inquiry immediately, came over to help within 10 minutes, which is amazing service within itself. Most importantly though, they immediately identified serious problem in the dogs temperament, mainly aggression that he (and the rescue group) was hiding from us his first few days with us (we had him 4 days).
I’ve raised large dogs, mostly rescues themselves for over 30 years and never had such a terrifying experience, sure some have issues, most rescues have baggage, but in our experience, nothing to this level. Thankfully the dogs we have rescued and raised in the past were what you see what you get dogs, so we were so taken back and in disbelief that my daughters dog had turned out exactly opposite of what he had first appeared! When we first assessed this dog to pick, you’d never have thought he had an ounce of aggression, he spent most of the day snoozing, he appeared to be a relaxed well mannered dog.
Dream Dogz let us know that its not uncommon for dogs to show their true colors a few days or up to a week or two being in a new home. We were heartbroken, thinking we had found such a good dog only to see the full level of aggression come out, and realized immediately we’d have to return the husky mix and find a passive and more suitable dog.
What impressed me the most about Dream Dogz, although we only paid for an hour ‘stairs” appt, they spent well over two hours with us at no extra charge as they stayed explaining to us our options if we had tried to keep the dog, they were even willing to credit back the charge payment since my daughter after seeing the aggression was going to return the dog, they stayed and comforted both my daughter and I, they even tried to speak to directly to the rescue, who refused to speak to them and my daughter and I, this “rescue” only sending text messages while trying to outright deny the dogs aggression to which we all had just witnessed. The rescue showed no concern or regard for my daughter’s safety or that of community, they basically didn’t want to take any responsibility for not disclosing the dogs past behavior problems.
Anyway, I can’t thank Dream Dogz enough, they went to answer what we all thought to be a fairly simple call, that turned into something much much worse than we ever expected, they handled themselves professionally, and went above and beyond their duties, they went the extra mile, gave their time to us, and most definitely saved my daughter or anyone else for that matter from getting seriously injured. The dog was quickly returned despite the objections of the “rescue.”
Dream Dogz also went above and beyond by offering to assist my daughter in the future with finding/ screening a suitable dog to help her. There aren’t many places that go the extra mile like that. I don’t know of many that would have stayed and walked us thru such an unexpected and horrible situation and do all that they did to help at no extra charge! It’s not about the buck for them, they truly care!!
Words just aren’t enough to thank you for saving my daughter’s well being, thank you for all that you did~we most highly and definitely recommend.
I highly recommend Dream Dogz!
My 7 month old SDIT was board trained for 4 weeks for scent training and obedience/public access so that he will one day be a diabetic alert dog for me.
Though I live in Atlanta, I chose Dream Dogz because when I first contacted Victoria it was evident that she was on same page as me as to the plan for training. I also felt that she had a sincere interest in helping my dog prepare for SD work.
I had taken him to a beginner group class locally, before he went to Dream Dogz, so he had a basic foundation and I found that when he returned home he was much tighter and focused on his obedience training.
Most importantly, after board training, he had the scent down to detect low blood sugar and was able to give a live alert within a few days of coming home. I feel that Dream Dogz provided me and my dog with the needed knowledge and tools to continue our scent training and be a successful team. My dog also began e-collar training with them and his recall has greatly improved in just a weeks time. I was able to keep up with his progress through FB and Instagram and Victoria responded to all of my texts very quickly. It is nice knowing that I have her continued support, as well. I highly recommend Dream Dogz!
My son's service dog
We took our Border Collie to Dream Dogz for obedience and proper socialization and he earned his Canine Good Citizen title.
He is my son’s medical alert dog, so it was very important for him to have this foundation to his training. We enjoyed the training and the activities along with the new friends we met!
Now, a full service dog!
My service dog puppy was so mouthy! It was overwhelming at times.
I came to Dream Dogz because they have experience with service dogs, and my dog responded beautifully. He is now a full service dog!
I have a Dream Dog!
Jake was always overly adrenalized when I took him to the barn or out anywhere for that matter. Now with Dream Dogz, Jake calmly stayed in a down in an aisle way surrounded by horses out in the pasture, focused on coming when I called him and was able to change up his here command with a few downs in the middle.
I had an obedient dog before Dream Dogz, but only when there was no distractions. I did not know how to handle him out in the real world. Now I have a Dream Dog wherever we go. Thank you Victoria and Rich!
Both my dog and I look forward to attending class.
He really perks up when we turn down the road and is very anxious to get inside. After all of this time of dog ownership and training and working dogs, I still am amazed with the new ideas and things to try in both the regular class and the special workshops.
Now, life is great!
Before I contacted Dream Dogz, I was having issues with my dog focusing and holding certain commands. I felt defeated! It was so discouraging and it constantly brought me down.
In my search for a program, I had looked for hours upon hours. When I found Dream Dogz, and saw their work and experience, I had confidence this would be what could help me.
I knew Dream Dogz could help me on the night before I had actually called and signed up. While I was researching, I was looking on Victoria’s YouTube channel, and I just started crying because I saw how hard she worked to fix the problems the dogs had.
Now that we have trained with Dream Dogz, life is great! I train every other day (since my body has a hard time with everyday) with my dog. He is on track to possibly attend school with me in the first few months of 2018. We are preparing for our CGC, then more training until the public access test which we hope to take in early 2018.
So many amazing changes!
I have a pitbull who, though very well behaved, needed some fine tuning before he could be a working dog in the public.
I have not got him back from his 4 weeks board & train yet but at the half way meet up I saw so many amazing changes in my Valentine. He was willingly calm and walked right at my heel, he followed commands, and he reacted so well to the slightest correction.
My dog is ready to be out in the public and work with children, all because of the very capable trainers at Dream Dogz.
My favorite part is that he stays in a living room as a part of the family during the whole training. Even at the half way point I notice such an amazing difference in my already well behaved dog. He loves all of the other trainers so much!!!
A Miracle Worker
Viviana is nothing short of a miracle worker!
She’s a wonderful trainer and an amazing, genuine, kind, patient human being! Thank you for everything you did for my boy!