"I hope that my positive feedback here lets you know that the walking experience Elliot and I had this morning was so enjoyable. Like having a different pup! I had to check his tags to be sure I had the same dog." - Kathy
"Maureen is an excellent resource - we feel very confident with her teaching."
-Anonymous (Basic Obedience Course Evaluation)
"Thanks for the opportunity to allow the puppies a safe space with guidance to exercise their social behavior and teach us humans along the way. I will be forever grateful for that stepping stone and for your advice in the barking situations - it was resolved in a few weeks."
"Bottom line up front: Maureen is extremely knowledgeable and proficient, and an absolute pleasure to deal with. We recently left our puppy with Maureen for a week of board and train to help with her loose leash walking, recall, and general obedience. Two weeks since getting our dog back, we have been thoroughly impressed with how much Maureen was able to accomplish with her in only a week. She now understands how to yield to the leash when slight tension is felt. She has a very reliable recall that I feel confident about in critical situations. She is able to wait at an open door politely until we release her. And, probably our favorite thing is that Maureen helped introduce her to nosework, which has quickly become her new favorite activity. One of the concerns I had going into the board and train was that I wouldn't be able to pick up where Maureen left off. This has not been as issue at all thanks to Maureen thoroughly training me (arguably more important than training the dog) through follow-up hands on instruction, videos, and detailed guides. Overall, I am extremely satisfied and would highly recommend Maureen and her services to anyone looking to bring their dog's training to the next level."
"I just thought I’d share an update and story about Paiton: the first time we have ever really needed to do an emergency recall…
There is a great fetch spot beside gasworks park, the only thing is it is not fenced and there are a bunch of roads nearby so if Paiton is distracted, there are other people, dogs, or too many birds there I skip it.
On Tuesday with the weather no one was there and Paiton had been extra well behaved so I let her off her lead to practice some stuff and play fetch, about 30 seconds passed however when I saw a blue heeler running towards us without an owner!
After really a considerable amount of restraint on Paiton’s behalf and two very nearly successful attempts to call her over using the ball as a bribe the pair of furballs took off full steam to the other the end of the park, around a small grass mound about 80 yards away, and near a busy road corner so I pulled out my whistle and blew as hard as I could! Within 3 seconds Paiton reappeared from around the tiny hill running fast straight at me!! She did not deviate, slow, or break her fixation the slightest bit the whole run back and was handsomely rewarded with half a bag of still warm fresh cooked chicken breast!
Cassie and I are extremely lucky and thankful for all your amazing instruction and recall training with Paiton, this situation could have turned out horribly and instead it is the highlight of my week. Thank you so much!"
"Maureen, you are just fantastic with dogs. Upbeat, smart, full of solutions. A lifesaver - extremely practical, solutions-oriented."
"It was wonderful to work with Maureen on individual lessons for our Golden Retriever. I appreciated the thorough write-ups and videos that were included with each of our sessions - so helpful!"
"I just wanted to thank you for such a beautiful Social Hour! Your facility and training style are marvelous. We enjoyed it so much, and would love to return again."
"Maureen as an instructor is very clear, concise, and reassuring. She is so knowledgeable. I'm so glad to have her as a resource."
"I am so glad to have found 7 Cedars and Maureen, through a friend’s recommendation.
I believe, due to covid and staying home, Ian had become a bit of a nightmare and I could not take his sister and him anywhere (both are Cairn Terriers). Ian would “go after” any other dog, old or young, big or small. He was especially bad on leash. I heard about Maureen’s Puppy Social Hour, and although he was already 21 months, results were almost immediate. Before the first class, Maureen was able to see him growling at other dogs. Once I unleashed him he was better. The second class he didn’t growl at all. And by the third class not only didn’t he growl on or off leash but he’s playing with other dogs, and he’s acting better in the car as well. He greeted a fellow dog shopper in a store, on the way home from class number three and he was very friendly. This seemed impossible a few short weeks ago. I definitely see the correlation and the improvement since attending the socials. It’s such a relief not to have to worry about him anymore."
"Attending Seven Cedars with my pup for Social Hours has been a very rewarding experience for both of us.
The grounds are beautiful, immaculate, and safe. All dogs are carefully evaluated to make sure they are in the right playgroup. Maureen supervises the play and interactions the entire hour. She teaches about behavior patterns and ways to modify behavior and interactions as they come up. We see immediately how to apply it for future.
I highly recommend Seven Cedars Dog Training!"