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K9katelynn

Phoenix,az, USA

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124 hires on Bark
‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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Hi How are you? We have been training dogs for over 15 -1/2 years! (Over 6,600 dogs Valleywide)Thank you for answering the last question on your dog! Based on a detailed evaluation at your location we give you a accurate,fair,quote!($35 charged for our car and gas expense) Please call us at (480) •••-••••!

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23 October 2020

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They were very quick to respond to my request. I look forward to our evaluation.

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a super night. From your friends at gold canyon dog training! K9katelynn.com

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16 October 2020

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They were very good at getting back to me quickly.and seem to be very caring and helpful

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great day! From your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

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14 October 2020

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Our Journey Begins: Warning not your normal review

Hi Bark! This is ironic, I read alot of your reviews and have learned a lot by reading them. Thank you! I have a confession, I am lazy partner in uniting the cyber world in a fury of reviews...that actually help us make tough decisions.

And no....not talking about how awesome Joe's Pizza is around the corner. Lol. I am referring to a decision I would compare to to helping your kid figure out which college to attend. If you think about it🤔..... finding a trainer (school) that meets your dog's (child) training (academic) goals and identifying the duration of time it will take to accomplish those goals. Ok can't do the (parenthesis) thing on this one but in essence are ur goals HS diploma, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate. It aligns with what you want for dog....right? Let's face it....we love our animals as much as our kids! Depending on the day.....we love our dogs more than our kids. 🤣 Sorry kids if ur reading this but Bella doesn't ask me for money of to make her something to eat right after I cleaned up the kitchen. Lol. Ok, ya get the point....big decision. So my confession is that I have never written a review. GASP in know! I should I never written a REAL review or anything other than "Great product".

Always wanted to get another lab but I travel weekly for work, Covid quarantine gave me the opportunity to get Bella and be able to crate train her and give her the basics consistently while I was grounded. At least finding Bella was a silver lining in a year in which everyone is upside down.

Zoom a few months later and we have done our research online and ready to find the perfect dog trainer for Bell and I

I reviewed several trainers, narrowed our search to a select 4-6. There appears to be a wide range of trainers in the Valley. If/when you read their reviews they seem great, provide training we are seeking and it amazes me how many different awards that are given out for dog training? 🤷‍♂️ Decision just got harder because everyone sounds great.

Now comes the hard part, finding a training program designed to meet our goals and most important a trainer that works well with both of us. As I said, the hard part of our search is just beginning. I have only reached out to two of the trainers to date. With very different outcomes:

The first (remain unmaned) was a trainer with all the awards, best this, best that, passionate, highly reviewed and appeared to be exactly what we were searching for. Filled out the extensive email form explaining Bell's current training, traits she has displayed since getting her at 8 weeks, etc, etc. Hit submit and NOTHING! For two weeks. Then I received a call out of the blue from an extremely polite a young lady stating who she was and that she was following up on my email. I was caught off guard because I had kinda forgot about them. Anyway, I wasn't able to talk at any length so I asked if I could schedule a time to talk tomorrow? This unbelievably pleasant women said that time wasn't going to work because she would be at her " other job" at that time and proposed another time. I accepted the proposed time but already knew given my limited experience that the organization this women represented wasn't what I was looking for. I am always open to being proven wrong so I called at the time proposed, left a message and NOTHING! Lol.

I liked the website and what they promised so much I even called the corporate office, received a very professional recording service and left a message asking for a call back and again...Nutting!

Bella was spayed two weeks ago so I didn't reached our to anyone else until last night. Bark showed up on my Instagram!?! 😳🤔🧐
Funny how that happens. 🧐

Like all of you I filled out the questionnaire and was given suggestions, bios, contact info, etc.

One of the trainers suggested was K9katelynn, they were on our list. I hit request quote and closed the computer. Couple hours later I am cruising through my email on my phone and there is an email from Tom at K9katelynn. Simple, straight forward explanation of who they are and what they did. It seemed like Tom wrote the email himself as opposed to a canned auto reply. I summized that would be impossible because the email after his was from Bark saying K9 would be reaching out to me. TOM'S email got to me before the website that sent him the lead.

Already impressed, I vowed to call in the morning. Getting busy I didn't call. I was in a meeting and I receive a great reminder text from Tom saying he is available to talk whenever. Left the meeting and got busy again. Buddies came over to hang out and when they left I sat down and read my emails. Seeing Tom's email I remembered I didn't call him. I wrote a quick email stating that I was available now or we could talk in the morning. A few mins later....Tom calls. Straight forward guy. Wanted to know about Bell, some of our goals, being very surprised at how fast Bell has advanced under a novice trainer (ME) I was specific about getting her evaluated for service dog status. It was like Tom heard that and quickly discussedthe evaluation process and based on that process we could build a program or maybe not at all. Our goals are specific and if Bell isn't a candidate then our future is uncertain and our journey may end.

Tom was right up front, he stated that there was no charge for this service (bonus!! other trainers charge up to a $150 for evaluation on their websites) but he charged $35 for gas/driving or car usage or something. That seemed fair and I am a firm believer in small business covering costs especially now during Covid. What I don't like is small business acting like major corporations and charging outrageous prices without the overhead and sophistication to justify the premium....but I digress.

So SCORE another one for K9!

Side Note: A mystery has been solved. The $35 charge explains why when you see trainers listed on certain sites they state anywhere from $50-$85/hr for personalized training.

There are a few sites that actually average out charges in the area and on every site K9 shows $35. K9 is by far the best reviewed and most awarded trainer on the two sites I searched that gave averages.

Given my previous experience when I saw that, I was skeptical. I am sales guy and always trying to get the best I can within my budget but making sure it is a win/win for all I accepted the $35 marketing strategy and quit like it. It tells me Tom wants to meet Bell find out exactly what she needs and build her the program she requires to meet our goals.

Check box #3! These are my first impressions of K9katelynn. I hope this long winded explanation has been helpful to anyone with similar wants/needs/experiences. I have no idea if this is going to work out, we might not be a good fit for K9 or they might not be a good fit for us, time will tell.

I am totally impressed with K9 so far and look forward to our meeting later this week. I am very optimistic and will report back on our progress.

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14 October 2020

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Very quick to respond and schedule an appointment. Excellent follow through.

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Thank you for the review! Have a super night! From your friends at Phoenix dog training k9katelynn.com

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12 October 2020

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They were very quick to answer my request for a quote. Setting up an appointment with them was super easy!

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a super week from your friends at scottsdale dog training! K9katelynn.com

10 October 2020

Just completed our training!! Was great!
Prompt response to all questions between sessions. Grateful for the additional pool n treadmill training.
Tom was friendly n professional.

Would suggest printed materials
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Thank you for the review! You took great notes! Followed up well! Have a super weekend! From your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

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6 October 2020

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We have just received our consultation with, Tom. He was very direct, straight to the point, and had given us some information about our dog breed (possibly wolf hybrid) or husky. We plan to get a treadmill as instructed because we know how much energy our dog Canyon has, and he does need it! Can’t wait to begin training on the 20th! More...

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Thank you so much for the review! He’s a great dog! Have a great afternoon from your friends at Mesa dog training! K9katelynn.com

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30 September 2020

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I receive a prompt response from the owner(Tom) I will be getting a puppy in a bout another month(she should be 8wks) and I was inquiring about their services. Tom answered all my necessary questions and will definitely getting a consultation once I receive my new family member More...

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a super day! From your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

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25 September 2020

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At first, he was very friendly and polite, albeit a bit rushed in trying to get things done. Then, after I realized that I wanted to renegotiate the price, he removed commands that my dog was going to learn as the only way of making it more affordable, and that was fine. Then, he changed it to 900 dollars for three commands in just as many visits. This was my first time hiring anyone like a dog trainer before, so I trusted Tom to take care of us(me and my boyfriend) so, I didn't force him to give me a copy of the contract, and I didn't force him to write me receipts for the 750 dollars I've already paid him. Those were my mistakes, because when I asked questions about why the three commands my dog was about to learn were so expensive, he started interrupting me and talking over me to explain that I had agreed to the price. I wasn't trying to change the price, and never said I was, I was simply trying to understand why I was paying so much. When I tried to explain as much, he called me rude and condescending and again reiterated that I agreed to the price, all while speaking with a tone like he was speaking to a toddler. At this point, I told him he was being rude and he then grabbed his stuff and stormed out saying he didn't have to take this. While he was leaving I asked if I could have my money back since he was reneging on his end of the contract and he said "NO." and left. So, in short, would not recommend and will be taking him to court. More...

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22 September 2020

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Tom responded quickly and we were able to setup evaluation for next day. Looking forward to working with them.

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great night! From your friends at buckeye dog training! K9katelynn.com

20 September 2020

My wife and I were looking for help training our two dogs (M: Rat-cha, 5; F: King Charles, 3) and came across Tom. He was recommended as a great trainer and very direct. Over the last 8 weeks we’ve seen an incredible transformation in both dogs. They went from occasionally sitting or going down on command to being proficient in a number of commands, including come, sit, down, place, wait and heel. You can tell that Tom is a true dog lover, and while he can seem strict with the practice routine or during your training session, the results are there. Would recommend him to anyone looking to quickly and efficient train their dogs. More...

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Thank you for the review! Have a great week ! K9katelynn.com

20 September 2020

My husband and I were looking for help training our two dogs (M: Rat-cha, 5; F: King Charles, 3) and came across Tom. He was recommended as a great trainer and very direct. Over the last 8 weeks we’ve seen an incredible transformation in both dogs. They went from occasionally sitting or going down on command to being proficient in a number of commands, including come, sit, down, place, wait and heel. You can tell that Tom is a true dog lover, and while he can seem strict with the practice routine or during your training session, the results are there. Would recommend him to anyone looking to quickly and efficient train their dogs. More...

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3 September 2020

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Quick response and willing to evaluate all 3 of my dogs in the household. Very quick phone conversation for apt setup.

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great afternoon and week! From your friends at Phoenix dog training k9katelynn.com

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28 August 2020

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They were very professional and friendly. Quick to respond and answered my questions. I'm looking forward to our journey with them training or soon to be new pup.

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28 August 2020

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I am looking forward to working with K9Katelyn. When I started my search for a trainer, they responded quickly. They stayed taking with me, be answering my questions. Very professional and friendly. I'm impressed. More...

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great rest of the week! From your friends Case Grande dog training k9katelynn.com

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28 August 2020

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I had read about K9 dog training in my homework and was excited to find K9KATELYNN. What impressed me the most about my initial contact with their website was the professionalism of the website itself, the wealth and thoroughness of who they are, what they do and how, and equally important, what they don’t do and why not. I left my contact info and a description of Ruby’s severe separation anxiety. She’s a 9 year old toy poodle who adopted me on May. My neighbor is just about ready to sue me. I’m not willing to give her up. I’m a 75 year old fighter, and from further contact with K9KATELYNN tonight as per my request earlier today, this dog training outfit may well join me and lead the way for Ruby and me to continue growing old together . More...

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a super night from your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

27 August 2020

K9katelynn responded fast and nice overall before I contacted them I called several places finally thinking about giving up because nothing seemed to be working out other companies will not answer and suggest you look at their website I am very happy I got a call back and looking forward to the evaluation maybe they can help me with my Bailey.

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25 August 2020

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Out of 3 other companies on Bark K9katelynn is the only one that responded and we have scheduled an evaluation.

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19 August 2020

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Very prompt response. I received a call back soon after submitting a description of my issue. I’m looking forward to our upcoming meeting and establishing a path forward.

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Thank you for your review! Have a great day! From your friends at gilbert dog training! K9katelynn.com

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4 August 2020

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Quick responce, arrived on time, very knowledgeable, very thorough. A true professional.

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Thank you so much for the review! Have great week! From your friends at Scottsdale dog training! K9katelynn.com

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31 July 2020

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Just reached out to them for my 2 pups. Immediate response! Looking forward to our meeting!

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31 July 2020

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They were incredibly prompt in responding. At our initial meeting we set up clear objectives and parameters.

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Thank you so much for the review! Nice meeting you all! He’s a great dog! Have a great weekend! From your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

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30 July 2020

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Great response back when I first reached out!

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Thank you for the review! Have a great weekend! From your friends at Scoottsdale dog training! K9katelynn.com

29 July 2020

Tom was prompt and very professional. Hiring Tom was a great investment for the dog as well as our entire family. A well trained dog is a lot of work but the rewards are awesome!

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Thank you so much for the review! Great dog and you took great notes and followed up! Thank you from your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

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26 July 2020

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I was looking for a dog trainer. I barely inputted my request, and they answered me right away. They were very prompt and professional. And they even scheduled me in right away. Wow where do you get service like that. Thanks I am lucky to have found them. 👍👍👍 More...

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great weekend! From your friends at Elmirage Dog training! K9katelynn.com

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24 July 2020

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Contacted Tom at K9katelynn for options with training my large pup. He responded within 7 minutes of my request! Very professional, prompt, & courteous. We set up a consultation w/Tom 3 days out from my contacting him. Great customer service. More...

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a Super weekend! From your friends at Goodyear dog training k9katelynn.com

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17 July 2020

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Very quick response. I look forward to our puppy evaluation.

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a super night! From your friends at chandler dog training! k9katelynn.com

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16 July 2020

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K9katelynn reached out very quickly! Looking forward to our visit. Scheduling was no problem!

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Thank you for the review! Have a great day! From your friends at Mesa dog training! K9katelynn.com

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15 July 2020

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Thank you for the prompt response.

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Thank you for the review! Have a great day! From your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

5 July 2020

This is my second experience contacting the trainer. My first scheduled appointment was rescheduled due to my personal matter. The trainer responded back within minutes and answered my all my questions. A new date to evaluate my puppy at my convenience. Thank you for such great customer service! More...

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Thank you for the review! Have a great week! From your friends at Surprise dog training k9katelynn.com

5 July 2020

K9katelynn contacted very quickly on the same day that I put out a request for help, and was most courteous. An appointment was made based upon convenience for me. Unfortunately, the day before the appointment a problem came up and I had to re-schedule. K9katelynn re-scheduled to my new date request, responding to my notification within an hour or less, cheerfully making the change. I am very happy with the service. More...

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great day from your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

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3 July 2020

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I have not started the dog training yet but Tom was very pleasant and helpful and I have scheduled to meet him tomorrow to evaluate me and puppy thank you for the yuck response

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great day! From your friends at Mesa dog training! K9katelynn.com

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25 June 2020

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Great response time and attention to detail about my pup

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Thank you so much for the review! From your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

18 June 2020

I have received great service from K9Katelynn those far, they have been very responsive and have taking the time to follow up.

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great rest of the week! From your friends at Mesa dog training! K9katelynn.com

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13 June 2020

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Initial response was quick - looking forward to meeting Tom for the first time next Saturday

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a super week from your friends at peoria dog training k9katelynn.com

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9 June 2020

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K9katelynn was very quick to respond and set up an appt. Looking forward to meeting the trainer.

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great day! From your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

4 June 2020

Tom was excellent trainer. Demonstrated as well as explained why a certain technique worked so well with dogs. Very exacting in his lessons and gave extra ideas about confidence and fear in dogs. Overall very good instructions and the importance in repeated training sessions by the owner. More...

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great afternoon! From your friends at Phoenix dog training! K9katelynn.com

31 May 2020

They were so prompt getting back to us to schedule our initial consultation. We are so excited to have our dog meet with K9katelynn training!

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Thank you so much for the review! Have a great day! From your friends at el mirage dog training! K9katelynn.com

28 May 2020

I have not used him yet but he was so prompt in setting up my initial consultation. I am excited to see the results with my new puppy.

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27 May 2020

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I can’t wait to meet Tom tomorrow for our evaluation! The response time was super quick and was able to get me in the next day! Can’t wait for our evaluation

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Thank you so much for the review! From your friends at Mesa dog training! K9katelynn.com

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18 May 2020

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We only just met for an initial evaluation; Tom is professional, friendly, and thorough. Knowledgeable and confident! I imagine he could train ANY dog.