My husband & I added a new member to our family: an amazingly loveable yet stubborn 1 1/2 year old Belgian Malinois named Sargeant. I’ve checked in to multiple dog trainers & really did my “homework” on finding just the right one. After checking out Rick’s impressive background & speaking with him, we decided he was the one for us. After 4 sessions, he’s made a huge difference in our once unruly, non-stop barker who had always been escaping our yard. No more. Rick has been extremely courteous & well organized in his explanation of how to help us help Sargeant succeed with our problems and basic obedience. As an added bonus, Rick has always made himself available to us with questions or concerns & has never made us feel any question or comment were stupid. In fact, he’s welcomed them all & has never brushed us off. His fees are more than reasonable & we were even more happy to learn that he offers Board & Train services as well as Service training of which we’re most interested. Rick is always on time & we so appreciate his flexibility with our schedule. He’s a down-to-earth guy with a great sense of humor who just “gets” dogs. We’ve been so happy with his services & are looking forward to more sessions with Rick. I’d give Lovedog Inc. Five paws!
Nancy Tilden Frey
I am the President of a local rescue and Rick has been amazing with our dogs. He is patient, kind and genuinely cares about the dogs. I encourage all of our fosters and adopters to contact Rick at Lovedog to train their dog as we have seen wonderful results. The dogs respond immediately to Rick and he has been able to help even the most untrained, unsocialized rescue dogs. I highly recommend Rick and Lovedog.
Barbi M. on May 26, 2016
Rick has been our trainer from the time our dog Mango was 8 weeks old (she is now 4). We have never had another trainer with as much patience and love for his trainees as Rick has. Mango is truly excited to see him each time. He often watches Mango while we are away and she is always happy to leave with him and comes home just as happy. We have recommended his services to many friends and none of them have ever been disappointed.
Marcie F. on May 19, 2016
LoveDog provides “second to none” quality training for your canine family member. My Rottie has been training and boarding with them since he was young. Not only will they get the best experience with certified professional training, but it is given with great love, care and fun! Many of my friends and colleagues have had the same great experience. “Outstanding” is an understatement! My dog is exceptionally trained and never wants to leave. Give it a try, you will NEVER use anyone else!
Diana C. on May 31, 2016
I highly recommend lovedog to anyone who wants the best for their dog. They are knowledgeable and caring. They truly love the dogs they work with. Rick went above and beyond to help my dog with severe separation anxiety. He is an amazing person and the best in the business.
Melody S. on July 27, 2016
Great person, very knowledgeable and well worth our money.
Doug A. on July 21, 2016
Rick is an all around cool guy and a super solid businessman. I used thumbtack just to test the water and find options and he was the guy who reached out. After one session, we still have a long way to go, but the dynamic here is already changing for the better. 🙂
Rebecca S. on July 14, 2016
Very professional, but laid back. Informative and knowledgeable. A great start…the dog did well.
Kelly S. on July 13, 2016
He was amazing from the first second! Couldn’t believe my attack dog was not attacking him. Rick knows exactly what to do, very impressed my dog was listening and following directions. Rick even taught me a few things that are working wonderfully after one hr. Can’t wait for 2nd visit !! EVERYONE DON’T MISS OUT ON A REAL PRO HE’S ALSO VERY EDUCATED !!! thanks Rick god bless…
Angela M. on July 7, 2016
We’ve only had the initial review and 1 session, but I am very impressed with Rick and Jamie. They first came and visited with us and our dogs (2 large dogs, a GSD and a Golden Coon) and were very informative about their methods. After watching the behavior of the dogs Rick gave us an idea of what to expect, how long he thought it would take and was willing to get started that same day. They came back that evening and after just one session both dogs are already off to a good start. More later as we progress
Katherine K. on July 1, 2016
Right off the bat Rick had our Rottie backing off her obsession of her toys. Next will be working with our new puppy.
Rick F. on June 17, 2016
After just the initial session, I saw Rick bring out the best in Brewster. He and Jamie put my fears to rest about having a high-energy puppy and I feel totally confident that Brewster and I will get through this training with flying colors!
Arlene A. on June 13, 2016
The man is incredible he is the next Cesar Millan he had our pup following commands in the first hour we would highly recommend his quality training!
Allen c. on June 8, 2016
It was nice to meet Rick and Jamie. Ray and I appreciated them coming out to our home to work with us and Brownie. Brownie has some fear issues that need work and Rick gave us some pointers on what to do and what not to do to promote better behavior. Brownie has some issues that we are still working on and Rick is very good about checking in and keeping tabs on us. It’s a work in progress and I am sure it will all work out. The both of you are great and it’s nice to be able to call and get a response quickly.
Lee K. on June 7, 2016
Rick was fantastic! Within the first 20 minutes of working with Dixie, he had my puppy responding to hand commands and a control on the nipping. He gave us the tools and information we needed to work with her too. I could definitely see a difference with her! Looking forward to our next session.
Melissa H. on June 3, 2016
Rick was amazing!
Lindsey K. on May 28, 2016
Rick was able to come in and quickly assess the situation with our new dog. He addressed and explained our dog’s behavioral issues and was able to correct it in a calm and gentle manner, leaving easy-to-follow instructions and exercises for us once he left. I highly recommend his training!
Michelle M. on May 24, 2016
Very professional, excellent results, truly cares about his clients.
Mike F. on May 19, 2016
I’ve only had a few sessions so far but what a difference. my dog Karma loves him. Karma had a little insecurity problem but in a few sessions he’s managed to turn it around. he’s really good at explaining things that I can do to keep the training going .looking forward to our next session
Theresa P. on May 17, 2016
Rick was very responsive to my phone call and prompt to our scheduled meeting, which was conveniently on a Saturday morning. He listened to our concerns and the things we’ve already tried to get our rescue dog to stop focusing on our cat. He observed their behaviors, took control to gently work with our dog to modify her behavior. He gave us direction and daily exercises to teach the dog and also ourselves how to better handle their interactions. We have already started to see improvement. We totally recommend Rick.