Testimonials

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Great Obedience Class

I want to let you know Einstein and I had a GREAT obedience class with you there at your facility! I plan to come back for another class–possibly, maybe come fall. Look forward to seeing you and working with you again in the future!!!

– Steph and Einstein

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She never criticizes, but offers excellent instruction and advice

Maureen Odenwald has brought Ginny, our Australian Shepherd, and us through the full course of agility training, and Ginny is about ready for competition. Learning to work with Ginny has been great fun for us and for Ginny too.

We did not initially realize how much agility training teaches the handler as well as the dog. Maureen knows how to handle both dogs AND people of different temperaments and modifies her teaching techniques accordingly. She works well with people of all ages, from teenagers to old folks like us. She is friendly and very patient. She never criticizes, but offers excellent instruction and advice. Once in a while, Maureen will take over from the handler (i.e. owner) to show how to deal with a problem. It usually turns out that the problem is with the handler and not the dog, because she can always get the dog to do exactly what she wants. Maureen is especially good at handling situations when the dog balks at or is afraid of a new “obstacle”. She knows when to take it easy and when to show the dog who is boss.

Now that we are “empty nesters”, Maureen has given us a great new hobby that is fun and requires learning new skills, like being truly able to communicate with your dog in a meaningful way. It also lets you get exercise as you run with your dog around the agility course. This last aspect is especially true when your dog is a ball of fire, like our Ginny.

With Maureen Odenwald as a trainer, you will learn new things about yourself, your dog, and both of you together as a team that are not only a lot of fun, but also will deepen the relationship between you and your dog. Believe it or not, we have also successfully applied some of Maureen’s training techniques to our cat, who now comes when called and sits on command.

– Bob and Diana Kamilli

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Her natural ability to understand the relationship between people and dogs makes her an awesome instructor

When I started out with Maureen, two years ago, Kayla was an intelligent dog that needed a purpose, to keep her out of mischief, and I was and inexperienced handler that didn’t have
a clue as to how a dog thinks.

Over the last two years Maureen has taken us through Agility, Rally Obedience, and even a silly trick class. Her years of experience and natural ability to understand dogs and the relationship between people and dogs makes her an awesome instructor. She understands that not all dogs respond the same and teaches you, the handler, how to be most effective. The whole time she makes it fun and challenging.

Today Kayla is an incredible dog that I am proud to take anywhere and I am a confident handler. Thank you Maureen for all your patience, guidence and knowledge.

– Rae Schrage

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Maureen tailored their obedience classes to make them fun and rewarding – for both dog and owner

We have two border collies (litter mates) that Maureen helped us train in both obedience and agility. Maureen did an amazing job working with our dogs. She understood their personalities and tailored their obedience classes to make them fun and rewarding…for both dog and owner.

Our dogs loved the agility classes, they’re over four years old and we continue to attend agility fun nights with Maureen.

Maureen is knowledgeable, patient and a great trainer…it’s easy to recommend Maureen!

– John and Inese Kalnins

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Maureen viewed each of my dogs as a new challenge, and utilized the methods that helped to bring out the best in each dog.

“I have trained 4 dogs with Maureen in obedience, rallly-o and agility. Maureen viewed each of my dogs as a new challenge, and utilized the methods that helped to bring out the best in each dog. A keen observer of owner/dog interaction, Maureen uses her observations to help the owner work effectively with his/her dog. Maureen does a wonderful job of trining both the owner and the dog. I highly recommend her–whatever level of training is desired, Maureen will give her very best and help you and your dog to be successful!”

-Laurie Casselman

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