Koda and I can’t say enough positive things about Gardenia. Koda loved his weekly sessions with Gardenia and learned valuable skills from the very first session. Gardenia listened to what our training needs were and gave us the tools necessary to achieve our goals. My biggest fear was Koda running out the door when friends came to visit. After training, Koda and I both feel more confident in his ability to stay at the door when friends come to visit or when distractions are present when walking outside.
My dogs absolutely love her! Need I say more than that? I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds the worst thing about going on a vacation is not being able to take the fur babies. Not only do I miss squeezing them every day but I worry about all sorts of things. Well, finding Gardenia definitely made vacations better for me, needless to say, better for the doodles too! They definitely were less stressed staying home, doing their usual things, and seeing familiar faces. I knew this for a fact when neither of them skipped eating the first day I was gone. ( my 100 pounder didn’t eat for 3 days one time when I left town – not good! ) Gardenia came recommended to me by someone who was familiar with her skill-set as an exceptional dog trainer that also provided in-home dog care. She was very flexible with my scheduling requests and overnight stays. Gardenia snuggled and played with my doodles and walked them throughout my neighborhood. Once I returned, my neighbors let me know they had crossed paths and met Gardenia on their walks and that the doodles were happy, having fun and well cared for. Gardenia even came out prior to the first trip I took so that I could show her my house, pet supplies, and routines, including a tour of the neighborhood and trails so she would be familiar with their typical walks. She kept me updated with pictures so I knew my fur babies were doing great while missing Mom, which certainly helped get rid of worries while I was far away from home. I’ve recommended Gardenia every time somebody asks and I hope more folks get the opportunity to experience the kind, passionate, and caring dog person that she is.
We got our first puppy Teddy almost three years ago and we have been using Gardenia’s services since. We now have three dogs and Gardenia’s services have been priceless. Her training expertise has helped our dogs learn so much as well as us humans! Our dogs are happier and so are we because we have Gardenia in our lives. When our dogs see her they get so excited and will do anything she asks. I really can’t imagine life with dogs without her! We like to travel quite a bit. I was worried about what we would do with our dogs when we go out of town. I’m so thankful we found Gardenia! She comes and picks up all three of our dogs and cares for them in her home. We don’t worry about our dogs when we aren’t with them and we love the updates and pictures she sends to us while we are traveling! Our dogs get excited to go with her and we joke that it’s a little vacation for them too! She has a fenced in yard that our dogs love to run around and play. She brings the dogs home when we get back; the shuttle service is pretty awesome! We always miss our dogs when vacationing but it sets our minds at ease when we know they are in good hands.