Betty has over 40 years of experience in training dogs, and she uses this experience and small stories to explain the reasons for each particular lesson. I respect the way she goes out of her way to make sure you understand and appreciate the relationship between you and your dog that training helps to develop.
My dog, Duke, and I have just completed the testing to become a therapy dog team with Project PUP (Pets Uplifting People). Thanks to Betty and Chris and Oakhurst Obedience for helping us to achieve this goal.
Oakhurst Obedience! This is the place to go with your dog whether it be for puppy socialization, basic obedience or advanced classes. Chris and Betty are great trainers and they know their business. They exert knowledge, patience and flexibility understanding that not all dogs advance at the same pace. The training is fun, and everyone is proud I(including the dog) when he "gets it". A really good way to get that new puppy off to the right start.
Oakhurst Obedience is the best! Kind, friendly services personally constructed to your individual needs for your dog. I have trained my AE (American Eskimo), now 15, with Betty and Chris -- could not have done it without them. She has earned an RAE title for rally and a CD for obedience. I will currently be working on a new little guy I rescued. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing his growth, whether we show in trials, or just develop good behavioral skills, to take along with me wherever I go. Looking forward to working with Betty and Chris for many, many years to come.
Come try it. You will not be disappointed.
I am writing this on behalf of my dog “Joey” and our entire family. Joey is our Rescued Aussie who just turned 5. While Joey is wonderful in our home, as he got older, we realized that being “social” with his family only, was not making him a safe or happy dog to have around other children or other dogs in the neighborhood. Then my best friend invited us to join her and “Coby” to participate in the training experience at Oakhurst.
Joey eagerly `loaded up" each time to make the journey to training. Thanks to Betty and Chris’ experience, Joey was able to progress beyond his ability to “sit”, “stay” and “lay down”. He now is a joy to take on a walk. Joey’s confidence level increases with every successful “friendly stranger” encounter on the street, at PetSmart, and in the various other locations we are now able to visit as a result of his improved behavior. Our family is now able to include Joey in more family events thanks to our training. We drive from South Pasadena each week for the simple reason that Joey has the two sweetest teachers, who are sharing their experience in order to make our family’s relationship with our wonderful dog what we always hoped it would be.
I highly recommend the experience for both “puppies” and “older” dogs who may need the opportunity to learn appropriate “social skills” in a safe environment, with caring and experienced instructors. A place where the owner learns as much as the dog does.
“Thank you again,
Shauna M. & Joey”