"Lindsay & Shay are THE best, hands down! If I could give 100/5 stars I would. They came to me & my almost 2yr old GSD for an ‘in-home’ evaluation & after 3 minutes I was blown away by the insight they provided. They specialize in dog psychology, something I had never heard of before (but wish I learned sooner). We immediately signed up for the Advanced Obedience program and I couldn’t be more blown away by the results. My dog was a great boy, but had no leash manners, & neither respected nor trusted me before we started training. They didn’t just teach my dog, they taught me too. They helped us build a strong and trusting bond. Lindsay & Shay helped me build my confidence as well. They’re great trainers and all around amazing people! Our sessions were always so insightful. Hard work takes dedication but you’ll never see the results you’re looking for without putting in the time. Now that we’ve graduated from the program, we’re officially apart of The Pack. I am forever grateful for the time we spent & things we learned while working with them. Even though my dog has graduated from the program, I hope to work with them in the future to learn even more!!"
"We had an incredible experience with Shay and Lindsay. They helped us give our German Shepherd such a better quality of life all around. Our super stubborn boy did 3 weeks of board and train followed by 3 weeks of at-home lessons. Strangers now constantly comment on how well-behaved our dog is. They are super professional and are quick to answer questions. Our lessons ended weeks ago but they still check on us and answer any new questions we have!"
"Lindsay and Shay are the absolute BEST and care about the success of your furry family members!!! We started working with them at the end of November when we needed help with our rescued girls. The girls are extremely friendly but we had no control and we had no way to walk them together and couldn't understand best way to handle them. Lindsay and Shay came in and right from the first day we could tell that they knew what they were doing and understood our girls. Lindsay and Shay spoke their language!! We signed up right away for the advance obedience program and our lives changed drastically. We can walk our girls off and on leash without any issues. Our girls now trust us and look to us for guidance. Their training is the best we have seen (we tried others before) and it takes work and dedication from everyone involved. The key is to follow the doggie bootcamp rules without deviations and the results will surprise you! We look forward to graduation day and to future pack walks!!! Miguel and I can thank you enough!!!"
"Shay and Lindsay are the kindest and sweetest people you will ever come across. They truly hold so much knowledge with training and it’s awesome being able to see your puppy grow with them. I wouldn’t trust my pup with anyone else. They genuinely care and it shows during training. They are very professional and are going to do what it takes for your dog to be the very best. I would recommend them 10000"
"I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Lindsay and Shay! They both trained my mini golden doodle to be off leash and I cannot be happier with the results. The had the patience to not only train my dog but to also teach me and my husband how to handle her correctly. By far the best decision we have made!!!"
"I put as much care into finding the right trainers as I did to find the right dog for me. Lindsay and Shay helped train my dog right from the get go. I chose to do multiple sessions on a weekly basis to give him the proper training and right foundation. Great trainers and lovely people. Highly highly recommend."
"Best training experience I've ever had!! I have a 2 year old Doberman, he's my first dog. I have worked with four trainers during that time, two of which were board and train experiences. Shay and Lindsey by far were the best and brought my dobie's obedience to the next level! They're super talented, but where they really shine is the time they invested in me as an owner, something I never expected. They went the extra mile to equip me with tools and knowledge, through real world scenarios. Bit by bit they building my understanding and skill. They showed the utmost care for my dog's performance and wellbeing. They coached me on how to become a more confident leader in my dog's life, and always answered any questions I had. I sincerely believe I'm a better dog owner because of their hard work, attention to detail, and passion for they share for turning every dog into a success story."
"What is there to say? Shay and Lindsay really are the best at what they do. Before Advanced K9, we thought we had our 1.5-year-old GSD fairly under control and weren’t entirely sure we needed a board-and-train. Within minutes of starting our initial assessment with Shay, we realized just how wrong we were. What Shay and Lindsay have done with our boy is incredible, but it has been even more awesome (and fun!) to have them train us. We are better dog owners now, our understanding of dogs and their behaviors is entirely different now, and our relationship with our boy is head and shoulders above where it used to be. We constantly have people ask us about his training when we are out and about, and it is truly the best feeling to feel confident in our ability to be his pack leaders.
As others have said, this training style is not for everyone – if you’re looking for trainers who walk around with bags of treats, you should look elsewhere. Shay and Lindsay take their jobs seriously. If you do not commit to the training yourself, it will be a waste of your time and money. That said, if you're up for the work, contacting Shay and Lindsay will be one of the best decisions you make when it comes to your life with your dog. We absolutely could not be happier."
-Kevin & Courtney-
"My experience with Shay and Lindsay has been nothing, but stellar. From the consultation to the pick-up of my dog there was never a missed beat, lapsed contact or any sense of anything less than diligent professionalism. To say I was struggling with my pup would be a huge understatement. Being 24, balancing social life, professional life, and a little puppy can be a recipe for disaster!! My 6 month old Australian - Shepherd went to a couple different trainers and I was seeing ZERO RESULTS!! Frantically trying and constantly failing I was finally giving up hope. He needed a lot of help. He was timid, overly energetic, constantly vicious towards other dogs and people. I then reached out to Shay and Lindsay. My dog “Leo” went into the care of Shay and Lindsay for the board and train program. I knew that being away from him for quite a while was going to be a challenge, but it was what needed to happen. I must strongly attest to the quality, care, compassion & thoroughness that went into his training. Every single day I was treated to an update on his progress, it was very satisfying watching my dog work his way through training and I was deeply impressed when the time came to pick him up. Shay and Lindsay carefully and patiently educated on how to "use" and maintain the skills that they so competently imparted to my dog. They wouldn’t let me go until I knew every single command! The relationship did not end with there, Shay and Lindsay both continue to check in and make sure I am happy and Leo is happy. I feel as if I’m getting the maximum out of Leo’s training. Leo is now able to do and engage into so many other activities that he wasn’t able to do beforehand.
If you’re reading this and wondering if this is for you, there’s a short answer here YES!! It was worth every single penny and more. Leo constantly gets compliments on how obedient and well behaved he is. Thank you to Shay and Lindsay for giving me the best possible version of Leo!! Also thank you for educating me and helping me be a better dog owner!"
"Shay and Lindsay are amazing to work with. They are incredibly skilled at reading dogs and crafting training that works for each owners specific concerns. I wish I didn’t hold off seeking them out, a few weeks of training completely changed my dog’s undesirable behaviors while keeping the playful personality intact.
Our dog is a 3 year old golden-doodle who prior to training would pull on walks, jump at guests inside the house, and bark/pull if we took him with us to a brewery. Shay and Lindsay worked with us to hear out our concerns, evaluate the dog, and made recommendations on how to correct. We went with training several times a week so that he’d be off leash capable.
The training is as much for the owners as it is for the dog. They taught my partner and I the skills to fix things we were doing incorrectly with our dog. We needed to work on our bad habits, but it always came from a place of learning, not criticism. They would explain how the dog perceived what we were doing and then correct us so that we’d be better owners.
We know even after training we need to keep consistent with our and our dog’s behaviors but they gave us the tools to do that. It was such a joy to go out with our dog and have him lay down and relax with people and other dogs walking by. He’s able to be off leash and we’re so much calmer now. We can’t thank them enough for giving us so many more happier memories taking our dog with us out and about! "