Testimonials

Success Stories The following are some unsolicited comments from our clients.

It is really rewarding to hear from our clients on their continued success with their dogs. Keep the letters coming!
— Tony & Laura




"I really liked the very focused individual training, running the course w/ a "person" dog., and challenging our traditional ways of thinking about handling. Thank you for a great Agility Seminar Laura!" - Deb

"I now understand the dogs path and how my body tells the dog how to respond. The entire seminar was an a-hah experience. The introduction on Saturday was my biggest a-ha moment. You are a fabulous instructor, Laura. Thank you for your commitment." - Melissa

"Thank you Laura for all the great agility instruction, very worthwhile for me! I had several "Ah-ha" moments during the workshop that I'm now looking forward to working on more now with both dogs. I call that a success!" -Nancy & the Toller M's.

"Laura, I just wanted to say thanks again for showing me how to love my dog. She's an awesome pooch that I just didn't understand. She's sweet and funny and playful and smart and I just love her (most of the time)! You're awesome and I wish you all the best in everything!" -Trish

Laura: We have been working with Cocoa on all the games and techniques. I took her for an extensive hike yesterday and she was marvelous! She responded so well, even when there were others dogs that drew her attention, she came to me the minute I called her. I was very pleased to say the least! My comfort level with her on hikes is so much better. I feel like she still has some work to be done around our place. Thank you SO much for your help! I really feel like progress is being made in a big way! You are very good at what you do! - Kyanne

Laura:  Thank you so much for the Reliable Recall Workshop today.  Sam and I both learned a great deal.  I appreciate your expertise and dedication.  The class will help me get all of us on track.
Patty & Sam

Our dog, Lily, learned how to properly play fetch (return it to the thrower) with Trainer Laura.  My husband was just so excited playing with her like he had a new buddy!  It was just so sweet to see them play.  She would run and catch it and bring it right back to him to throw again.  Just wanted to let you know that the work that you do as a trainer brings little joys to people's days and I hope you are told that often.
Martha

Thank you so much, Tony, for all of your kindness and extra time spent with Damon.  He is acting much better after getting all of that hair out of his ears and he looks great!
Mel & Sandy

Thank you Laura for all of the coaching with my agility dog, Rev and I.  You really helped us work better as a team and to balance out his focus a little more to me.  Now he doesn't go off course like he use to and we're getting more q's.  We are having a blast!
Susan

I was in desperate need of help with two dogs that always got along and were suddenly getting into fights. Gone to the dogs came out in a matter of hours to help. I was amazed with Laura’s calm approach and her compassion with helping my animals and myself. She spent a great deal of time in my home and taught me techniques and setting boundaries that were almost instantly effective. I would recommend gone to the dogs any day for assistance with tackling unwanted dog behaviors and understanding your pets better. She was nothing less than wonderful! Thank you!
Tammy



Skylar the sheltie is almost two. He has been the most challenging of the six shelties we have had over the years. Skylar’s main issue was walking along and having other dogs and people coming at him. He made a fool of himself and us by his lunging and barking wanting to play. We decided to try the Saturday morning dog walk in Buena Vista at Gone to the Dogs, to see if walking with other dogs would be helpful. Over the months, we have seen a marked change in Skylar’s behavior. The big break through for us was taking him downtown BV during the 4th of July weekend car show. It was a madhouse of people and dogs. Skylar ignored most of the dogs and walked without pulling or barking. He let loads of people pet him. We are deeply grateful to Laura and Tony for providing this wonderful dog walk each Saturday. It is a great way to socialize your dog or new puppy, and we have also met many nice folks we probably would never have known otherwise.
Lulie and Jack Melton



Laura: Thank you so much for the Private Training sessions with our dog, Daisy. We can’t get over what a changed dog she is and how great her obedience is now. We appreciate you taking time with us in the transfer sessions to learn the exact mechanics. You are such a great teacher and a gifted trainer!
Melinda & Ross



The “Complete Calm” pills and the romp in the doggie park were just what our dog and we needed. We did as you suggested and read the label carefully and only gave him 1 pill even though he weighs 75 pounds. It was enough. Thank you so much for your help and advice.
Eric and Sudi



Tony: When we see our own dog everyday, it’s difficult to see how scruffy she’s become. Thank you for grooming our Lexi and taking her from Phyllis Diller to Catherine Zeta Jones!
Peggy & Jim


Hi Tony & Laura: Camille, I, and our dogs would like to thank you for getting us on the right track. We couldn’t stop talking about what we had learned and experienced. I used many of the techniques this morning during the morning routine and it was much more sane with less talk. I caught myself in amazement several times. I realize we have a lot of work to do. Having Camille and I on the same page will benefit everyone. We were at a loss of what to do. You truly have a gift and we are grateful you are helping us. Again, many heartfelt thanks. We not only have a future, but a bright one! We are looking forward to our next meeting.
Craig, Camille, Luka (the Majestic one), Sadie (the pacer) & Bella (our disorder child)

Hi Laura: Thoroughly enjoyed that class!! As I have all of the other Good Dog Classes. I think I only have 2 more left before we leave for home. :-) Kensi and I have come a long way thanks to you. I really appreciate all of your help and suggestions! Best classes I have ever attended! I will continue to be in touch and we WILL see you next year!
Thanks again,
Mary and Kensi



My name is Erica and I have and 8 year old Border Collie by the name of Sydney. She has over the years become aggressive towards other dogs. Aggressive to the point of attacking any dog they came within her reach! Tony was able to help us turn her behavior around in such amazing ways that I still am in shock when I see how she acts now! Through his techniques and “re-training” us she has completely changed and now allows completely foreign dogs to even enter our house. She has become social and I feel enjoys her dog life more now then she ever has because I am no longer afraid to take her out into the world for fear that something horrible will happen.
Thanks again for everything Tony”
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