Alpha Dog has become a second home to my pups and I highly recommend them to ANYONE. We have two gorgeous American Akitas. Their breed needs high structure and training due to their large and powerful stature; as well as, their tendency to be independent, dominant, intelligent, and protective. Alpha Dog first assisted Peyton at 12 weeks. She was stubborn, defiant, and by no means easily motivated. After training, Peyton is still herself with a fierce and amusing attitude, yet she is so much more. I can trust her with my three cats, my nieces, and other animals. She is still a highly energized puppy but she is able to follow the commands that can save her and other’s life. After the success with our first Akita, we decided to get her a sister. Many people warned us about two females and their inevitable power struggle over the alpha role. The Alpha Dog team took this into consideration while training Etta at 8 weeks and ensured the two played at daycare together as frequently as possible. Etta’s training was among the newly modified version. She stayed in the house with the trainers to work on schedules, potty training, behaving overnight, car rides, trips, outings with lots of people, children, and more. Etta’s training went much faster; partly because of the changes and also because she LOVES treats and attention. I was pleased that she finished training in a month, but I was mostly impressed with Alpha Dog’s ability to pace training according to the dog’s needs, not their own desires. The two are almost inseparable now and have a wonderful relationship. They walk together on leashes so well, the sit and wait patiently at doorways, they take turns being released from commands, and they have no aggression towards each other, whatsoever. Without the help of Alpha Dog, my dogs would not be the same. I am always proud of my girls and their ability to conduct themselves appropriately. It makes our lives so much easier and allows others to enjoy their company. With all of the backlash I faced from friends and family for sending my dogs to training, I was most certainly weary and skeptical. But when I see my dog’s excitement to see the trainers match their excitement to see me, I undoubtedly know that they love my girls and my girls love them. I now take my dogs to daycare 5-6 days a week and I am still impressed. Whenever a new issue has come up, they are always available to guide me, to remind me of my vital role in their training, to come to my house and assist me, to meet with my friends/family to instruct them, and to continue training at the facility. I have never experienced the amazing customer service that they have delivered. My pups have flourished because of them and the healthy dose of nature, exercise, and socialization that they get every day at daycare.
– Jakin and Josh Colvin