PAWS Training and Behavior Modification LLC
"It had been 7 years and I was more than ready to get another dog. I wanted a buddy that I could incorporate into as many aspects of my life as possible. With that in mind I signed the contract with Amber while still dog-less. Her “pre-dog” role was to help me find a good match --- we discussed life style, breed characteristics, and my “had to” list (i.e. had to be a rescue and had to be an adult). I filled Amber’s inbox with Pet Finder ads. She was quick to respond with her assessment of the dog, providing questions for the foster family, and analyzing my recount of the meet and greets. I’m sure she never thought I would find “the one”. But I finally did --- a wonderful 2 year old boxer mix! Echo and I went right into training with Amber. Amber’s professionalism and enthusiasm is reflected in her training techniques which are humane and positive based. She had to train me to relax and use the process as a stepping stone to building a great relationship with Echo --- so she’s a bit of a “human” behaviorist too. It is getting common to hear what a good dog Echo is. She accompanies me on early morning runs (no pulling) and helps me explore the trails and rivers near our home. She was a great travel companion during a long road trip to Kansas and is always welcome at dog friendly gatherings hosted by friends. Adventures are way more enjoyable with a well behaved dog. Thank you Amber for helping us to get started on the right foot!"
We first met Amber several years ago when we consulted with her regarding an adopted dog who was showing a frightening level of aggression. While she was willing to work with us, she was clear about the time and commitment it would take and sadly it became clear that this dog was not a good fit for our family. Amber helped us to figure out a breed that would be a better match and after we acquired two different dogs we were thrilled to learn that she could continue to work with us, as she offered to make training services available *and* get our pups potty breaks and fresh air while we were at work. Early on we consulted with her with a variety of questions and she always had useful recommendations. Once the new family members acclimated and reached a level of training we were comfortable with, we scaled down to just the potty break. Amber is incredibly professional and caring and she has been great responding to our needs and keeping good communication. We especially appreciate that she has been able to work with our family's crazy schedule. We feel very fortunate to have found her and, having used a number of her services, I highly and wholeheartedly recommend her in many different capacities!
Grass Lake, MI
I have personally worked with Amber when we were training our puppy. We have never had this breed of dog so there were a few special challenges that we had not encountered in the past. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in explaining how to deal with these issues. In working with Amber it really came down to training my husband and I. Having been a dog owner all my life this was the first time I had used a trainer and learned so many things along the training that I would and should have been doing all along with my dogs."