Four on the Floor gave us the tools and training needed to teach our puppy. From week to week, if you spend the time training your dog, you will easily see the difference. They loved our puppy and gave her the confidence needed to succeed. Can't thank them enough for giving us a well behaved dog!!!
Nichole, Kim & Tequila
Wonderful, warm trainers!
We did it several times! It is worth it!
Marilyn, Marvin & Matty
We thought that positive reinforcement had to be better than punishment. Sure enough, as soon as we found Four on the Floor, we knew that our sweet Mr Magic (and his parents - us) had chosen well.
And, then we learned about ‘clicker’ training being the universal positive reinforcement. We were winners! More importantly, Mr Magic was the winner!
Thank you Four on the Floor!
Ed, Linda & Mr. Magic
When Jameson came home with us he was a energetic little guy but wasn’t so sure about how to handle human interaction. His confidence was low and he needed to learn to trust people. He wasn’t very patient waiting for treats and only developed a basic understanding of “sit” and “paw.” He couldn’t sit or lay on the couch with us without nipping or jumping around all over us.
Within a week of training at Four on The Floor there were noticeable changes in our little guy. He began to focus more on us and what we were asking of him, and learned that he would be rewarded for his desired behaviors. From there he made exponential progression. He became fond of people petting him and stopped nipping and being untrustworthy of humans. He also learned he would be rewarded for keeping all four paws on the floor! As we trained more, he paid more and more attention to us and increased his patience and obedience. He developed from a puppy who may or may not listen in to a dog who is consistent and focused. His confidence skyrocketed and he took on new challenges like the puppy tunnel and unstable surfaces.
Four on the Floor focuses on using POSITIVE reinforcement and never use punishment to shape a dog’s behavior. We truly believe that because of this method, Jameson was able to develop obedience and confidence in a rapid yet effective way. Today, we have a 80+ pound dog who is still energetic and playful but is able to focus and be obedient as well. Without the training of Four on The Floor, I don’t know that we would have been able to control his size, strength, and energy. Many thanks to Four on the Floor for their dedication and compassion with Jameson!
Jack, Jennifer & Jameson
Best place to bring your dog for training. Amazing results!
Denise & Piper
I highly highly recommend Four On The Floor! Bailey, our puppy loved going to school and she parked her butt down when it was time to leave. They were professional, reliable, loving,caring and put my mind to ease. They truly love dogs and love what they do.
Terri & Bailey
Heidi is the most amazing dog trainer we’ve ever worked with, Jasper changed completely after only a few sessions and is now better able to control himself and pay attention to us. No more pulling on walks! No more barking at people through the windows! Watching her work dogs is also pretty incredible—they just immediately seem to listen. She has a gentle and firm style. No aversive dog training tactics—just clear expectations. Jasper fell in love with her and was always excited to go to his weekly sessions…..Emily
Let's not kid ourselves- the humans are the ones ones who need the training in order to help our dogs be dogs. Heidi is an expert when it comes to reminding us how and why dogs are motivated based on their canine nature. She has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and understanding about dog breeds and their specific behaviors. Her training program for pups and their people provides concrete strategies and practice homework to help cement the positive relationship between us. Heidi helped us to see that the bond we were building was more critical than any piece of equipment. Her keen sense of humor and her endless patience are a winning combination to help owners through the most challenging of times of early puppyhood. Watching her in action with our dog Mavis was the best in-person tutorial/training. The ultimate compliment we can offer is we find ourselves asking each other aloud, "What would Heidi do in this situation?"
The one & only Duke!