Testimonials: Clients Bark Back!

John M

John and Darwin

“I’ve been trying to manage my Chihuahua’s interactions with new people for eleven years.  Darwin’s behavior was quite aggressive to new people and dogs.  This is especially true when entering his personal space.  I tried various trainers who told me he was protecting me, and also tried a few books advocating to be the alpha – none of this worked.  Then came Lindsey; she immediately recognized that my dog was completely terrified.  She explained all the signs that led her to this conclusion.  Knowing this changed my whole dynamic with Darwin.  Punishment was replaced with compassion and a whole new set of tools Lindsey cued me into.  My entire relationship with my dog has changed, and we are closer than ever.  I owe all of this to Lindsey!”

Paul C

“My wife and I thought we were pretty dog savvy until we got our new puppy. We quickly realized that we were in over our heads and we were slowly going crazy. Enter Birch Bark Dog Training! Thank heavens for Lindsey! She’s been incredibly helpful in getting our new (stubborn) puppy on the path to being a really great dog. Lindsey’s approach to dog training is very positive and she’s shown us how quickly we can begin to change some of our pups less than awesome behaviors. And we love that she’s come to our home to show us how to work on things in our environment! It’s made our lives much more sane and has helped our older dog regain some dignity! Highly recommended!.”

Jeana I

Jeana with Mitzi (l) and foster dog Logan (r)

“I have been so grateful to have benefited from Lindsey’s teaching and training for several years, and in many different situations. Her classes have been rich in knowledge, with a great sense of fun, along with a positive approach-with people and dogs!  Her high level of experience in  training, and her remarkable insight into dog behavior, are rare gifts. She has solved problems for me with foster dogs, and my own dogs, when other trainers and their methods didn’t help. She is well versed in all aspects of training and behavior, certified, and  is a trainer/teacher with real solutions. She works using kind perceptive understanding, and strategies/techniques that are grounded in science.”

Lauren & Daniel

Emma & Daniel

“Lindsey is fantastic! When looking for a dog trainer, we found Lindsey and liked that she uses force-free methods, and that she has certification in both dog training and dog behavior modification, as we were seeing the start of what we thought could be aggressive or protective behavior in our new dog. We had a session over Zoom and we were so impressed with how helpful and thorough she was– I was taking lots of notes! We have since been practicing her advice and have already seen positive results with our dog in a short amount of time, and Lindsey has been wonderful with her follow-up as well! Highly recommended this dog trainer!”

Frances & David

“Lindsey is a wonderful trainer! My boyfriend and I spent weeks trying to find a good trainer and to be honest, none of them stood out to us the way Lindsey did. Lindsey returned our call the same night and spent time listening to our concerns regarding our recently rescued dog who suffered with Human/Animal aggression. Other trainers we spoke to already had their minds made up about us and our dog before having even met us. But Lindsey was compassionate, non-judgmental and focused on finding the root of our issue. Upon meeting we could immediately tell she had a genuine love for animals by how warm and caring her interaction was with our pooch. Lindsey was punctual when arriving for training and her training methods were grounded in positive reinforcement and desensitization of our dog’s trigger in a humane way (she does NOT use shock/electric collars or any kind of brute force). It was obvious from the start that Lindsey has done her research on understanding the Psyche of dogs and her training methods were not only brilliant (why didn’t we think of that?) but effective! We have already seen an improvement in our dog’s behavior using her training techniques. Lindsey is also great at following through with what she says. If she tells you she’s going to reach out to you in a few days with some helpful tips and background information to help you further understand your dog, best believe an E-mail is coming your way! Her professionalism is on the next level and we are so grateful to have met her and had the opportunity to work with her. We highly recommend her to anyone in need of training/rehabilitating their fur baby.”