My personal experience with Sue's dog training expertise has been excellent.
I have used the services of Susan Stevenson Feenstra and found her training to be very professional and highly effective in dealing with my pet.
Sue Stevenson Feenstra is an informed, caring, and well respected dog trainer. She molded my strong-willed Labrador Retriever, Grady, into a model canine citizen during her six week doggie boot camp. Without her help, Grady would not be the well-behaved dog he is today.
She clearly understands and enjoys working with animals, and more importantly, their owners.
Lisa and Jay Sanders
Sue Stevenson Feenstra worked with us in training our dog and did a superb job. We found her to be very, responsible, and reliable. She is a good businesswoman. Kind and courteous.
Dr. and Mrs. James Wise
I am a recent client of Sue Stevenson Feenstra in her Dog Training program. I found her too very professional as a business person and very much an animal lover.
I have used and recommended Sue Stevenson Feenstra for dog training for the 5 years. I have had nothing but positive feedback on the recommendations that I have given, and respect her as a trainer in the highest regard.
I have known and worked with Sue Stevenson Feenstra for 3+ years as our businesses compliment each other. I highly recommend her dog training services and have referee many of my own customers to her and have received rave reviews on her professionalism.
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Hi Sue! I know its been a while, but I wanted to update you on Rocky and Lola. We had their birthday party and it was so awesome to be able to have them at the park, under control. They have been behaving very well and I take them out for a few walks a day. Lola is excited to leave the house for her walks. Rocky is still having a hard time with other dogs. He can be around them, but not introduced to them. So far I am extremely happy with their progress an I am so thankful for your help. I will keep working with them and hopefully we can get them introduced to other dogs. If I am still having trouble, I would appreciate you assistance. Thank you for everything. I will continue to recommend you to others with problem dogs.
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We have an Australian Shepherd named Riley. He is our fourth dog and frankly was causing us a lot of anxiety due to his behavior - completely the opposite of any of our other dogs. He is wonderful with other people and other dogs but was consistently aggressive with us - attacking and latching on to our feet and ankles and biting our hands and arms and getting totally out of control when we tried to discipline him. It got to the point where we were very uncomfortable being around him and there were several times when we were ready to get rid of him. Sue was able to identify Riley as a "Bossy Aussie" who saw us as his playmates and who was totally trying to dominate us. It was clear that he is very smart and he up picked very quickly on the commands that she had us work on with him. But his behavior continued to get worse and worse. Sue worked with us and Riley very patiently and professionally until we found the right message for Riley. We have seen significant improvement in his behavior with us thanks to her help and we feel quite relieved that we are on the path to having the normal and loving relationship we wanted with our dog. We would recommend Sue to anybody who needs help with their dog's behavior problems and we are very grateful to her. We were also very pleased with our boarding experience with Sue.
John, Shari and Riley Reddall
Sue, thanks for the training. Nala just had her best walk in the neighborhood. No tugging and no barking ! So impressed.
Julie has been working with us and our two adult dogs since June 28, 2018. She has been coming to our home on a weekly basis or thereabouts.
Our dogs are unique, (I guess everyone feels that way about their dogs). Our big german shepherd dog came from a no kill shelter at age 2 and was in that shelter for about two years. So Big Jack did not have a good start and struggles to trust others, is very protective of us and our home. Zoei, our lab mix, is a sweet heart and in love with Jack but extremely high energy.
All this being said, Julie came in and gained Jack's trust and Zoei's attention on day one. Julie has educated us as owners (we feel in some ways we are the primary students and not the dogs at all). Julie is wise, knowledgable, patient, a real dog lover, insightful. She picks up the slightest of clues, movements and issues and make the needed changes for training success for us and our dogs.
She has done wonders in a few short months to help us enjoy our dogs much more and to have them enjoy us in a different and better way.
Recently we were out walking our dogs with Julie on a practice night. Two large neighborhood dogs got our of their yard and charged our dogs. Without hesitation, Julie sprang into action and with professionalism, skill, courage and control, protected us from the wandering dogs, controlled them in their charge and even herded them back into their yard and closed the breached gate. All in a seamless stroke of supreme dog handling. It left my wife and I speechless and I think even our dogs were impressed.She has been so good for us and has enhanced our life with our dogs. Her tools will most certainly remain with us for the life of us with our dogs.
Sincerely, with gratitude
Dave and Celina Shelton
It is my pleasure to highly recommend Julie Fryman as a dog (and dog owner :) trainer. She has been working with our puppy, Charley, for several months. Julie started out by coming to my home and working with Charley, and has been so easy to work with and willing to accomodate my schedule. I appreciate her professional and yet, down-to-earth approach. Julie is positive, enthusiastic and upbeat, and Charley picked up on that right away and has always been eager to please her. She is one of Charley's favorite people. I really like Julie's positive reinforcement approach and use of clicker training. Julie also provides me with written training materials, which contain helpful tips that I can refer to as I reinforce the techniques she has shown me and Charley. Charley has learned and progressed so much in a short amount of time - ranging from coming, waiting, staying, not jumping, not demand barking, front door manners, and more. I have recently had Julie do some training in a higher distraction environment (away from our home), and have been so pleased to receive detailed emails and video clips which explain what was done and how things went. We take Charley everywhere with us, and he is even more of a pleasure and joy to have around because of Julie's training techniques. Part of Charley's success is due to Julie's patience with me and willingness to answer my questions and help me be more successful in achieving our goals. Julie is 5 star - highly recommend!