Testimonials

Four Paws 

Having two kids and a newly-adopted border collie, we were dealing with some herding and nipping behaviors.  Deb did such a great job listening to our specific needs as a family!  We covered basic commands, but also things that were specific to our routines and household.  On top of the great work she did teaching my husband and me, she also took the time to work with our kids so they knew how to respect our dog’s natural instincts and also work on their own clicker training skills!  Her knowledge is invaluable!  K.H.

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It is our pleasure to highly recommend Debra Duwe (Four Paws Dog Training) for your dog training needs.  Debra was recommended by our veterinarian for a Basic Manners Class.  We found her to be very professional and personable.  She was always on time, and her approach to training (“Catch them being good”) surprised us, both its’ approach and its effectiveness.  Over four weekly classes, we learned how dogs learn, how to create new behaviors, and how to do so positively using clicker training.  Our dog learned over half a dozen obedience commands, though practice at home is imperative to getting the behaviors to become automatic.  Debra has great insight and was able to help us work towards undoing the few bad habits our 1-1/2 year old adopted, large mixed-breed already had.  Thank you, Debra!

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Best Dog Trainer this side of the Selkirks!

I’m delighted to say that my puppy Noble and I were fortunate to be students of Debra’s Four Paws Dog Training for three weeks.  She taught me just how one uses positive reinforcement to teach my puppy.  Before when I’ve been baking, he has been ever underfoot.  Debra taught me to show him what I need.  I wish you could see him now.  He is “Seated On His Mat” watching me!  Not underfoot.  Little by little, even this 4-month-old pup, has learned to follow simple cues and is the love of our hearts.  I CAN NOT RECOMMEND THIS WOMAN AND HER PROGRAM ENOUGH!  Sincerely, Hattie & Noble

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With just 7 one hour sessions, Deb performed miracles with our two rambunctious Labradors.  We tried other trainers and other training methods, but the clicker training method just “clicked” with our family and our dogs.  Deb is kind and gentle with humans and dogs alike.  She is easy to work with, her instructions are clear and her training methods are simple to implement.  Deb deserves extra praise for making huge progress with the behavior of our crazy dogs.       C, H & C

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Debra is truly a “dog whisperer,” using her Clicker Training on my 3-year old Labradoodle. In my absence, Debra worked with Sam and had herself along with him videotaped so I could see first hand how it’s done. She worked on “sit” until released before eating, loose leash training, “crate” when he needs to get out of the way( when I’m cooking or people are in the house and he’s excited), and “settle” on a mat when people come to the door or enter the house. I am amazed at how quickly she was able to teach him these behaviors. And yes, he is still doing well!  Debra is a skilled, compassionate dog trainer with a real gift. Thanks so much for your amazing work with Sam!!!! You are by far the best trainer I have had with Sam!     MK