Dog training success stories
"My high-drive Dutch Shepherd came to us with plenty of behavioral baggage. Dion has an ambitious approach to observing and humanely correcting these behaviors without pushing the dog or the handler too far, too fast. He understands the dog's capabilities and instincts and is very fluid with the training program, so if I show up to training lacking any supplies or preparations necessary to a particular training aspect, Dion will be prepared with a backup plan to train another area of interest. He is also plugged into a local community of highly professional trainers and k-9 enthusiasts and was willing to introduce us to some of these fine people. Dion has much to offer dogs of all kinds and dog handlers who are willing to put in the work necessary to setting and achieving their mutual goals; his rates are also incredibly reasonable and the Ancillary K9 scheduling interface is super easy and flexible. I would certainly recommend Ancillary K9 to other dog handlers of all levels."
- ROBERT LAUBER, DENVER, CO
"Since our initial meeting with Dion, our experience has been wonderful. He reassured us that the issues we were having with our dog were things we'd be able to improve in just a little bit of time & only get better from there. From the very first session, you could see the difference in our dog. Dion made sure we had all the tools for success, even recommending his personal favorite products. Throughout each session we've had with Dion, he's made sure we're fully aware of exactly what he is doing and why he is doing it. He's been very communicative through each session, making sure we're comfortable or understanding of all we're working on. It's wonderful having a trainer that truly cares how your dog is progressing, how you're feeling as owners, and being able to explain exactly WHY we're doing it the way we're doing it. Can't recommend him enough."
- ALICIA LUTHER, DENVER, CO.
"I was very impressed with his knowledge. I have taken my dog as far as I can go with my experience and started looking for someone to help me go further with him. This trainer is very experienced and takes time to answer questions. He really seems to care that he teaches the owner in the correct manner so I can get the best out of my dog. I am looking forward to working with this trainer especially after watching him work with his own dog during our first visit. I was highly impressed and can't wait to get my pup to that level."
- KELLY RAY BURKHAM, DENVER, CO.
"After completing two separate six week training sessions, at one of the big box pet centers, my dog was just not "getting it". I decided to give Dion a try and after one lesson my dog made more progress than all the other lessons combined. I couldn't be happier with the progress he made and signed up for several more sessions. The training was as much for me as for my dog, I learned how to teach him what I wanted from him and he was eager to please me. Dion was very professional and interested in helping me achieve the results I expected from my dog. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to take their dog to Ancillary K9 and give them a try. Be prepared for results!"
- PHILIP RIEG, AURORA, CO.
"I brought my dog, who has had some behavioral issues, to Dion. He pinpointed the causes, worked with me to resolve them, and I have noticed significant progress. He has also showed me just a few basic things, and literally in minutes my dog was not yanking me all over the place. I went to his eight-week program over the summer and intend to go back for more training when I recover from a skiing injury. Even with one leg in a brace, I can walk my dog without worrying she will suddenly yank me down. I think his philosophy is great, not relying entirely on treats to get your dog to behave. If the latter was the case, then what do you do when you run out of treats? They are busy, but I highly suggest you call them. Put it this way, I live in DTC and I was more than willing to make the trip."
- TYLER HUNTER, DENVER TECH CENTER, CO.
"We are in the middle of a 6 lesson package, and Dion has been great with our dogs! We have 2 aussies and one was unfortunately attacking the other. We were at the point of considering having to get rid of one of our dogs but found Dion and saw that he specializes in aggression. He has taught us how to take control of our dogs and provide structure so that they listen to us and look to us for guidance rather than just doing whatever they want all the time. We saw a huge difference in our dogs after just the first week! He has not only taught our dogs, but has taught us the correct way to train and Work with them and how to react if they do start to show signs of aggression. We still have a ways to go with the aggression but we are really hopeful that with Dions help we can keep both of our dogs! Dion is very patient and takes a lot of time answering questions and explaining things in a way that helps you understand how the dogs are thinking. I wish we would have started working with him a long time ago, and would highly recommend him to anyone!"
- MICHELLE TOUBEAU, DENVER, CO
Dion with Ancillary K9 was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend him if you are looking for a personal trainer for you and your dog. My Border Collie, Sammy, did great in the 8 week training sessions. However, the training is only as good as the amount of time you are willing to put in outside of the training sessions. It requires training with your dog each and every day (no matter the weather if you are training outside). I put in countless hours with Sammy and it was amazing to watch his growth. Hire Dion and you will have a much better dog and family member!!
Our promise to you: If for any reason at all your dog regresses from our obedience programs, we will retrain your dog free of charge.