After searching online for dog trainers, I was convinced by the Yelp reviews to give Patrick a try, so I feel like I should give back. Patrick is an amazing trainer. Our dog didn't have any major behavioral issues, but we were pretty clueless about training him despite having grown up around dogs, and as our German Shepherd/Border Collie mix reached 1, it was clear there was potential for him to get used to his bad habits and be a bit of a pest.
Our dog ADORES Patrick. It's such a pleasure to watch them work together, and it's so important to me that our dog enjoys the sessions which he does immensely. Patrick's approach to training is so logical. He gives great explanations, and the combination of his years of experience and his excellent communication skills makes it pretty much impossible to A. not understand what he's talking about, and B. not agree.
We've spent quite a bit of money on private lessons so far, and still have a few to go, but the changes we're seeing makes it totally worth the investment. Our pooch is more confident, obedient, and happy. We still have some work to do (like another reviewer said - a lot of it is up to the owners), but we're prepared to put in the time and really looking forward to seeing even better results and an even happier pup.