Testimonials

Dog Wizard Saves Unbalanced Family of Seven! Once there was one…then three…then five…six…and finally seven. Between Husband and Wife, Chaos the Cat, Einstein, Spike and Stella the dogs and the newborn baby Norah, we were definitely in need of some kind of miracle. Chaos – the chill and even keel Maine Coon kitty; Einstein – the ‘I will do anything you want me to do’ Spaniel/Setter pound rescue; Spike – the ‘I am the most spoiled dog in the world with attitude’ miniature stray poodle; and finally Stella – the ’90 lb baby, with fear aggression, since I was not socialized and I was attacked’ rescued American Bulldog-talk about a ‘mix breed’ of family, we were in dire need of training for the dogs and ourselves. Stella was the main concern with built up fear aggression and since we were about to bring our newborn baby Norah into the world, Noelle and Evan were our ‘knights in shining armor’ once they came to our dog training rescue. From day one, their dedication, loyalty and passion for achieving a better life for our three dogs became an amazing reality after being enrolled in the Dog Wizard training academy. They were on call when we needed them, quick to respond to our questions and concerns and never once did we feel like we did not receive the quality training that was explained to us. We cannot thank Noelle and Evan enough for all of the time and effort they put into our family and their profession. Not only did we achieve a better life for our dogs but we also gained an amazing friendship with Noelle and Evan. They went above and beyond their call of duty for our family, especially when they picked up our dogs and took them for the day while in the hospital for the birth of our daughter Norah. They are simply amazing people. Noelle and Evan from the Dog Wizard are not just a professional, everyday – dog training academy-they are a personal and passionate team that turned our needs into life changing experiences. If it wasn’t for them, we would not have been able to have such an eclectic family of human’s, felines and canines become a family of one. From the bottom of their hearts- Stella, Spike and Einstein thank you and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. Chad and Jillian Longsworth

Chad and Jillian Longsworth,

The Dog Wizard trainers are amazing! I called the dog wizard when I realized my pit-mix, Cody, who was 1 ½ yrs old, was getting bigger, stronger, and harder to control. I could barely walk him down the street, and if he saw another dog…forget about it. Cody went to train with them in their Home Front program for 2 weeks. When he came home, he was still goofy Cody, but he listened to commands and I could actually walk him around the neighborhood, even around other dogs. Noelle patiently worked with me until I was completely comfortable with all of the commands and answered any and all questions and concerns I had. We soon realized Cody had severe anxiety, especially separation anxiety. So he went back for more training and they worked with him for about month, where he learned to relax and be a calm happy dog. When he came home the second time Noelle met with me multiple times a week for about another month to make sure everything was going well. We now go to group lessons on Saturdays with a bunch of other dogs to keep up all the hard work Noelle, Evan, and the other trainers put in to making Cody a happy, relaxed, well socialized, obedient dog. I know that if I ever have any questions or Cody and I need a refresher course, they’re there to help in any way they can. There are not enough words, to explain how happy I am with experience Cody and I have had with Noelle and the Dog Wizard. I highly recommend Dog Wizard to any one that owns a dog, whether they have behavioral problems or just need to learn a few commands.

Cody,

The Dog Wizard is an invaluable investment in your dogs well being. Upon moving to Charlotte, I was faced with the difficult task of assimilating my shepherd mix, Rajon, into an apartment lifestyle. He was constantly alarmed at the unfamiliar nuances of the complex, and frequently growl at the other tenants. While he never showed lunged or bite anyone, I feared it was only a matter of time until his fear aggression worsened into an unmanageable problem. I enrolled Rajon into the two-week “stay-and-train” program with Evan. When he returned, I could not have been happier with the results. He had gained much more confidence, and loves apartment life. I feel comfortable having him off-lease around the complex, and am thrilled he is able to play with the other dogs. Most importantly, he greets people enthusiastically without any reluctance or growling. Evan was an excellent trainer both throughout and after the program. He called me several times throughout the program to update me to on Rajon’s progress, and addressed any concerns or issues I had. I was especially pleased with the photographs the Dog Wizard sent, because as any dog owner knows, its difficult to part with your dog for a long period of time. After completion of the program, Evan gave me a lesson on training and dog psychology on which I could maintain my dog’s new attitude. The Dog Wizards follow-up group lessons are a joy to attend, and Rajon continues to develop every day. In summary, I highly recommend the Dog Wizard for any owner whose dog displays behavioral problems of any kind. Evan and Noelle are courteous, intelligent, and very professional. You will be very happy with the results of any program they have to offer.

Rajon,

From Dominant Aggressor to Relaxed Family Member – When Reilley entered my life in January 2008, I knew that an American Bulldog would be stubborn and hard-headed. He was my protector an I was up for a challenge. Little did I know where our journey would take us. He has always been a hyper dog and he went through puppy classes, behavioral evaluations, and obedience training. He did well, but it was almost like he couldn’t keep his attention on us long enough to follow through. He loved running with me and this helped, but when a new roommate moved in, Reilley became extremely aggressive and fearful of new people coming into our home. Loren and I felt that once we moved to our new home that Reilley would be much better. However, he became defensive of our new home and it resulted in an incident that could have been much worse. It was frustrating for me because I work in the veterinary field and I had done all the socialization skills and exercises that we have been taught throughout the years. I understand there are dogs who tend to gravitate towards specific behaviors and Reilley’s dominant personality got the best of him. I was devastated because I felt like I had failed him as his parent. After trying to decide the best way to avert Reilley’s aggression, we called The Charleston Dog Wizard, Evan and Noelle. It was very hard to let him go to their Home Front program, since he had never spent time away from us for more than a few days. Loren and I were hesitant, but hopeful. When Reilley came home, he was a completely different dog. He was still our Reilley, but well behaved and everything that we wanted to acheive from all the other training that we did. Loren and I couldn’t have been happier with Reilley’s results.He is able to be in a down-stay while we work on the yard or while we are cooking dinner. Reilley loves having a job to do and he is working on meeting new people in our home. We encourage our friends to come over so that we can work with him and he is starting to warm up to people that before he would just growl and aggress towards. We are in this for the long-haul and we understand it will continue to take time, patience, and love to keep Reilley in line. Loren, Reilley, and I are a much happier family now that he has boundaries that he understands.

Loren Reilley,

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