Ace Dog Training Services is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 44 reviews!
I've noticed that all the dogs he boards/trains are very friendly and obedient. If a dog barks out of line, he says one word and the dog is quiet for a long time after that.
If I could give Brent more stars, I would.
Brent took our two-year old Standard Poodle for a three-week training and what we received in return is nothing short of amazing. Brent has a true gift and talent. He even came back over two weeks later for a follow up on training and to answer some questions that we had. We are forever grateful Ace Dog Training Services and HIGHLY recommend their services.
Brent came highly recommended by family members of mine and I now can recommend Brent and his dog training services! I had adopted my dog, Orion a year and a half ago and he came with some traits that were hard for me to cope with (running away and not coming back on command, jumping on furniture, getting high anxiety upon seeing another dog, not able to maintain a sit,stay...) and Brent was a master with his training! I can now take Orion on walks without concern that he will take off running and he now greets other dogs in a more calm nature. Prior to the training, I had spoken to Brent about my concern that Orions 'spirit' could be broken during the training, and Brent assured me this would not happen. When Brent brought Orion to my house (!!!!) not only was Orion the same happy pup, but he actually seemed more secure. I am so very impressed with Brent and his ability to understand the pets he works with and I will continue to use his services (should they be needed) and recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing pet trainer! Thanks so much, Brent.
This review is long overdue! Brent helped us tame our crazy chocolate lab Cody. We did both the in home training and the three week board and train program. Right away when Brent came into our home I could tell he was able to communicate more effectively with Cody. I was at my wits end with our crazy baby Cody and Brent right away gave us some extremely helpful behavior modifications that made a huge difference in Cody's behavior. I was nervous about the board and train because I wanted Cody to be a better listener but I didn't want to completely get rid of his spunk. The board and train was just right! He's still a knucklehead chocolate lab but he listens to us and at one year old he's doing pretty good. We'd be lost without Brent's help he is definitely the local dog whisperer!
Brent trained our three month old lab for eight weeks and did an excellent job! We were sad to lose her for that long but very glad we chose the full time. Coco is smart so we figured if she "got it" in four weeks she would be engrained in eight and if she was still too you/struggling at four weeks it was best to do the whole eight. As a young puppy with young kids in the house we found it difficult to train her and help get her energy out... by the time she returned she can sit/lay and stay while we walk 20+ yards away and release her. She does not need a leash and walks right next to my five year old daughter and no longer jumps, chews, bites, etc. We're very pleased with Brent and recommend the whole eight weeks for anyone with a young puppy and young kids at home!
Louie is a graduate of Ace. I handed Brent a rather spastic minded year old Great Dane. He returned a calm minded obedient dog that is a pleasure to have around the house. I am a lazy dog trainer and Louie took advantage of every opportunity to get away with shenanigans before spending time with Brent. Louie absolutely would not come to me when I called him, drove me nuts. Now, he can be in the middle of playing, I'll call to him, and he always comes to me. Amazing! Brent trained him so well. Now it's up to me to follow through so Louie can remain a success. Brent is a genuinely good person who has a gift for communicating with dogs. Louie will be returning to Brent for boarding and care when I'm out of town. The money spent for a well trained dog is an investment so worth it. Divided over the lifetime of the dog, and the healthy mind a well trained dog has.....priceless. Thank you Brent!
Ace Dog Training is awesome. Brent came over for a consultation and was very transparent about his training style. He sent us videos and photos every week (we did the 3 week program) and he was proactive in following up after training was complete. Our dogs still have their crazy personalized but actually listen (most of the time) now.
Brent is really good with all dogs. I have a giant (Dane) and Brent was able to help make my dog much more enjoyable. We are able to go for a walks now without him dragging me around...No matter what size of breed your dog is, Brent will get them to be the best dog they can be. Thanks Brent!
We adopted a sweet pup from a shelter and he quickly became our favorite member of the home! We knew he was just a puppy, but we wAnted to make sure that he would be a lifelong well behaved dog that we could take anywhere (within reason) with us and he would be welcomed! I did a bit of research on dog training and obedience, and I had several glowing reviews about Brent from friends who had their puppies trained with Brent. So we took the leap! It felt strangest first to send my puppy away for camp (he was 5 months when he went, and 2 months when we adopted him). I worried that he would forget me, or be mad that I sent him away. Brent eased my worries with researched backed dog behavior and put my mind at ease. I received 2 emails/ photos a week in addition to training videos of my sweet guy. Buddy came home to use just as in love with our family as he left and still very much bonded to us. He came home an incredibly well behaved puppy. I mean, seriously well behaved puppy! He follows my commands very well and my son is training with him too and our puppy is happy to learn and obey! He thinks training time is so fun!!! I take him everywhere he is welcome (restaurants, shopping, parks etc...) and I get comments every single time about how well behaved he is (and or course cute!!!) I would never hesitate to recommend Brent to anyone looking for dog training. He responds quickly and he gives clear instructions and he truly loves what he does and it shows in his work. Buddy loves Brent!
Brent SAVED us. Our labradoodle came back from another trainer and was a mess!!! After 6 weeks with that trainer, she was not crate trained, leash trained, had no concept of basic commands (sit, stay, down) and was demand barking/whining (all night). We were pretty upset to say the least. After sleepless nights and spending a ton of money on an unqualified trainer, we found Brent. He immediately started with phone support until we could make the drive to him. We now have an amazing dog who gets stopped by strangers to compliment her behavior. It's a completely different experience and dog. During the transition phase he was beyond responsive and had protocol to follow if any specific issues arose. Daily, I silently thank him. LOL!! My dog is a pleasure to take out and enjoy as a family. Brent is truly a fantastic trainer, a rare find and, as we learned the hard way, there are not many trainers like him.
Brent helped us with our 1.5 year old french bulldog that had a few issues. He did NOT come when he was called, was possessive over food, the couch and what he considered "his areas". It got to where I felt he couldn't be trusted around my son. He also was showing aggression towards my husband and a few time snapped at him when he was trying to move Vinny from somewhere he shouldn't be. With frenchies being a stubborn breed, I thought there was no hope for him and even thought for a little while we might have to get rid of him.
Brent helped us recognize the behavior that builds to those situations with a straightforward realistic approach. No clicker, no treats, just discipline and consistency with an e-collar, only in the beginning to get him focused on us. Every dog has different issues and Brent helped us to treat Vinny like a dog not a cute little tyrant that rules our house with the humans coming second. We've taught him his place in our household and he is so much more relaxed in his day to day life. He is actually enjoyable to be around now!
I recommended Brent to my mom for help with her puppy and he is doing great too! If you want results, hire Brent!!!
Our 6 month old Pug who was 5 months at the time was constantly biting our kids, not potty trained, did not listen to anyone, and was afraid of outside. Brent came to our home for a free consult and we decided to go for the 4 weeks program and his behavior is like night and day! Brent kept in touch with us the whole 4 weeks and updated us on his progress with pictures and training videos. He also spends as much time needed when he brought him home to make sure we felt comfortable with all the new demands.
Our home is now much more peaceful!
Brent is the real deal. We rescued our German Shepard/husky mix from Woods and he was such a sweet dog, but he had poor manners and recall issues. Brent gave us the foundation and tools that created a strong and respecting bond between us and our dog. We get compliments everywhere we go now, and Brent makes training reinforcement fun and rewarding. Our big tip is use the e-collar. It's primary function is a vibration that feels like a cell phone, and the higher stimulation levels are not as dramatic as you might think. The e-collar makes training a breeze and our dog loves wearing it because it means we are going out for fun. 5-stars!
Brent is amazing! Our puppy was out of control and hard to manage making every day stressful. Now we are able to enjoy him :) Totally worth it!! And the help for the lifetime of the dog is great if there are things that come up that need working on. Thank you Ace Dog Training!!
Brent did an amazing job working with my 6 month lab/rot mix, Little Bear. She has her basic obedience down, as well as walking on and off leash. Highly recommend Ace Dog Training services. Customer service and follow up communication couldn't be better. Very pleased!
Our main reason for reaching out to Brent was because we have 2 cats and our black lab (Jaxon) wasn't doing well them. Within 10 minutes of his first visit we had the the dog and cats commingling with no issues. We couldn't believe it. Brent is also helping us fine tune some obedience training. Jaxon has most of his basic commands down but tends to get excited around new dogs/surroundings making recall difficult at times. We are quickly overcoming these issues as well. Brent truly is the real deal. Worth every penny.
Brent's basic training of me and my dog has brought order to our home. I highly recommend his services if living with your dog is difficult and unrewarding. --Dianna
Brent was a miracle worker with our wolf hybrid. After three weeks of training our dog listens to commands, no longer nips or jumps. We had major problems with our wolf and couldn't trust him alone around our 4yr old and 18month old children. After Brent's training we no longer have to worry about him knocking down our babies, a priceless service. Brent even comes over for in home follow ups with our wolf. I would recommend him to anyone who has behavioral issues with their dog.
Before I decided to contact ace training, I read the reviews of other clients. I decided to give this service a try because of all the wonderful comments. Now that my pug and I have completed the training, I am now writing this review for anyone who is skeptical about ACE, these reviews truly justify the service.
Brent is an amazing dog trainer and is very accommodating to his clients and their dog(s). He will teach you strategies that make you a better owner. Any questions or concerned I had, Brent met with satisfaction. Not only does he loves dogs he really puts in effort and time with in home follow ups. I would recommend his service to anyone who wants dog training (10/10).
I had my puppy pug max trained for three weeks. He's now a very obedient pup. Before his training he would always play with my 3 year old daughter sometimes rough due to the excitement. Now that he's back home with us max is very calm and seems to be much more mature than before. Additionally, he listens to commands and recalls very well!
Our dog is a shepherd boxer mix we adopted from a shelter when she was about 6 months old. She had never been trained and had a pretty severe case of leash reactivity. After two long board and trains with local trainers with good reputations she showed minimal improvement. We were still unable to walk her in our neighborhood without a significant chance that she would lunge and bark when encountering another dog, even if that dog was on the other side of the street.
Luckily, we found Brent after many frustrating months. After two weeks of board and train with him she has shown significant improvement. She is less reactive and calmer around other dogs and in all ways significantly better on leash. She is more tuned into us and much better able to ignore distractions.
Most importantly Brent has been very patient showing us exercises and techniques we can use with our dog to build a stronger relationship and to ensure further progress. He has also given us excellent advice on how to handle situations when we encounter ill-behaved dogs.
He combines positive reinforcement and gentle correction very effectively in his training. He is by far the best trainer we have found in the area. Our dog loves Brent and it is easy to see that he loves and knows how to bring out the best in dogs.
Brent was awesome! We have a male Golden Retriever who's a hard head, stubborn & has a mind of his own. Alot of the problem was ME! I had been lax & not thourough enough to follow through with commands. Brent took us through the courses from begining to end of how to handle our dog & to communicate our commands with him & he have a positive response with us, so now he doesn't drive me crazy or run me over or drag me while trying to walk him. I'd recommend Brent to anyone who needs help getting their dog & owner on the same page on understanding how to work with your dog to better your relationship as dog owner.
Brent was fantastic. We got an 8 week old puppy named lyle from the pound 2 years ago. He was very aggressive and would nip. We were pregnant with our first child and were nervous that we might have to get rid of Lyle. However, we sent him to the 2 week "boot camp" and he came back a much better dog. We also had one on one training at our home to help us learn to be better dog parents. 2 years later, Lyle has turned into a great addition to our family. I would highly recommend his services.
Brent has done an outstanding job on our dog Marley. We put Marley in the three week program with three major goals (stop jumping up on people, mind our commands and relax around people and other canines). The program was a great success for Marley and our family. Thank you Brent
Brent is absolutely amazing! He works miracles. My dog was a 'runner' so I was constantly worried that she would accidentally get away from me and I would not be able to catch her. After putting her through the 3 week board and train, not only do I not have to worry about her running away, but now she walks with me even if there is no leash involved. She will just follow me wherever I go. She also went into that training camp reactive towards other dogs and she has come out a totally different dog. She listens so well, which is something I never thought she would be good at. Brent helped me so much by giving Georgie the foundation she needed to be a truly great dog. I am forever grateful that this is the program I decided to use to help train my dog.
Brent is excellent. We have two Golden doodles one 6 months (Stella) and one 2 years (Myla.) Stella was a handful not following commands, jumping on peopl, pulling when being walked etc.. After spending time with Brent Stella no longer jumps at people as they come thru our door and she will follow commands perfectly. I am impresed by how quickly he was able to get Stella to follow directions and not be effected by distractions. He also gave us suggestions on some excercises and other training to do with Myla while Stella was gone at boarding school.
In addition he returned Sella at a time my wife was not home and he sheduled a followup visit at a time my wife could be there to be sure she understood the commands and how to let Stella and Myla know who was in charge.
I would highly recomend Brent and Ace Dog Training for all your dog training needs.
Excellent guidance & prompt responses to questions. Brent has helped us into a much improved relationship with our formerly fearful & nervous rescue dog! Thank you!
We have two dogs that were both reactive to other dogs and very territorial and could not be taken on walks or other outings for fear of our dogs misbehaving. We reached out to Brent at Ace Dog Training Services and immediately found him to be knowledgeable with a plan to help our dogs. We sent our dogs to Brent for his board and train program. Initially, we had one dog for the four week program and one for three weeks. Within three weeks, Brent said both dogs were ready to go home as the extra week wasn't needed.
What a difference Brent's training made. We had new dogs! They were pleasant to take on walks, well trained and the reactive behaviors were taken care of. This success came after multiple other attempts to train the dogs, and came after other training programs essentially gave up on our dogs.
Brent kept us up to date on the training progress with pictures, emails and videos and his follow up training has been helpful. Brent's knowledge, training, and ability to assess a dog and figure out how to train them is invaluable to us. We are very grateful we went to Brent for help!
I took my puppy Hank to Brent for his two week board and train (I wish I could've done the month!) and he is 100% better, I am amazed! He was being aggressive toward other dogs and also people at times. He also would greet guests by jumping on them and barked/ growled at people who would walk by. He's been back with us now for two days and he calmed down so much. I don't even have to worry about him running down the street if I have him outside with me without a leash. He will also sit, lay, and stay! I was trimming bushes yesterday with Hank outside with me and all I had to do was tell him to sit and stay, and he sat there and watched me until I was done. Two weeks ago he would've been running up and down the streets. Thank you Brent, you're amazing!
My wife and I got a new puppy, Abby, who took control of our house. We tried working at home with Abby with no success. Brent visited and gave us some training alongside Abby. Well, Abby still had control over us. We sent Abby to boarding school with Brent. He sent us photos and videos of her progress. She is home after two weeks, very happy and the puppy we wanted. The training goes on each day and now we all enjoy our training/play time. Brent is so calm and steady with the dogs. I recommend him highly.
I must say, before I called Brent, I was very skeptical about all the positive reviews. My dog was a scared-y cat!! We sent our 6 month old pup Mozzy to board & train for 2 weeks. Immediately we could tell Mozzy was so much more obedient after the training. The main reason I am glad we called Brent was the behavioral issues I had with him. My dog is protective of me, especially around men, even my fiance! After the training session, his lifetime follow up was very helpful, especially when we had company over. I called Brent, he came over, identified the issue, and gave us training techniques. Mozzy used to be inconsolable when we had company over. He would get easily overwhelmed. He taught us how to train him when he shut down. We have incorporated all of the dog training techniques Brent taught us and it made a huge difference. We could not be any happier with the results. If your dog needs help, take him to Brent, don't give it a second thought. I missed my dog so much, especially in the beginning but it was 100% worth it.
Brent is great! I have a VERY loud beagle who is constantly anxious and has trouble regulating himself. Brent took my dog for 2 weeks and the tips that he gave me have been helpful in regulating my dogs behavior. Crate training and leash training are much better than before. Just remember that if your dog has an issue like noise, Brent will not CURE the issue. However, he can give you tips on how to deal with it and the source. The best part is once he trains your dog he will board them when you're out of town. So if you have a difficult dog you know it is in good hands!
I sent two French bulldogs I was having problems with fighting. They fought just about every chance they got, it got to the point where I either had to sell one of them or try and find someone to do something about it. The fighting was significantly reduced ( I am still working on a couple things but they should be down to not fighting at all in no time) I was amazed by how good they are now. Fighting is one thing you can never stop but can definitely prevent. The two dogs listen very well and I just need to work on them knowing I will not tolerate bad behavior. I used to let them do whatever they want, so now I'm using what the dogs were taught and I already know the fighting will stop in no time. Brent was great with them and I also get to keep both dogs now. It would've been very difficult for me to let one go. I would recommend brent to anyone. Worth every penny.
Our 6 year old Boxer/Terrier mix, Kali, was being aggressive towards other dogs and even people at times. Lots of barking, growling and we were unable to calm her down once she got too excited or overstimulated. We were unable to even take her on walks due to her want to go after other dogs every time we saw one. She would pull on the leash, whine, bark, growl and was very hard to control even with a choke collar, or harness.
Brent has changed ALL of that! We had her with him for the 2 week training and she came back such a different dog in all the best ways. We can now take her on the Bob Jones Trail on a busy weekend with little to no issues from her. He has transformed her negative energy and taught her patience and the proper way to manage her excitement. She is even making new dog friends which is something we had all but given up on before she went to Ace.
Bottom line: if you need a dog trainer, especially dealing with aggressive behavior training, look no further!
Brent is awesome! I originally hired him because my two big dogs were really difficult to walk and we also had barking issues. After extensive training (myself definitely included) I can now walk these bad boys off leash! And we continue with Brent with weekly dog walking services to enhance their activity while I'm at work and enforce their awesome training - and socialize with all the other awesome doggies under his care (Molly and Mojo you know who you are!)
We are so pleased with Brent & Ace Dog Training! We left Boomer, our 2 yr old rescued boxer mix, with Brent for 2 weeks for his train & board program. When he picked up him up on day 1, Boomer was unpredictable off-leash and very reactive to other dogs. We hoped that Brent could help with those issues, as we had tried everything we knew how to do. But sometimes you just need a professional, and if so, Brent is your guy! During the 2 weeks, he emailed us updates and videos of Boomer's progress. His communication made us feel encouraged and at ease. It was clear that even after the first few days, he was making progress! When Brent brought him back to us after the 2 weeks, we could see a visible shift in our typically high-strung, on-alert rescue. He seemed calmer, happier, and more well-adjusted. Far less reactive to other dogs, and reliable off-leash. It was incredible! Brent also gave us all the details, instructions, and tools we need to continue Boomer's training. We've already met for a follow-up training session to keep working on his skills off-leash while other dogs are around.
The train & board program was worth every penny. Brent is reliable and truly cares about the health & well-being of your dog. He knows his stuff. I'd highly, highly recommend his services!
Brent is not only an amazing dog trainer, he is an amazing people trainer! Brent showed me how to read and understand cue's from my dog Tobie. Tobie is my 5 year old yorkie/schnauzer mix and this was not his first rodeo. I took Tobie through another company's group training classes and was still struggling with understanding and commanding him. Brent helped me to understand the situation, why Tobie was reacting and "misbehaving" and my frustrations with Tobie not listening to me. Tobie is a very smart dog, we went to Brent with all the basic training sit, stay, leave it, down, and off. Tobie would do these commands but not when there were distractions around (other dogs and people). Brent trained us in public places specific to Tobie's needs. Our relationship is better then ever, we are both less frustrated and can enjoy our walks and being in public places now. Brent's training was a total game changer!
Brent has been watching my dog(s) for almost 3 years now. I had 2 Boston Terriers, very high energy and one with some behavioral problems. After spending a week with Brent, my male's behavior was vastly improved. I now have just the female and just the fact that she loves to go stay with Brent is enough for me. She has learned to socialize with other dogs of all sizes. If you add in the love and training he provides the dogs, you won't think twice about leaving your pets with him. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my family & friends.
I've never been more pleased with the one on one hands on training that Brent teaches for Ace Dog Training. What people don't understand is you have to train yourself in order to continuously teach your dog basic commands and other serious training and that's what he teaches in all courses. I have not been disappointed with the outcome. He works with all sorts of different dogs. So I highly recommend contacting him and reasonable prices too!!!
Brent is an amazing trainer with extensive knowledge and understanding of dog behavior. My dog Roscoe was and is fearful, a trait that can be easily mistaken for aggression. Brent helped us understand Roscoe behavior and trained US how to manage his fear in a positive manner . Brent truly takes the time and makes the effort needed to fit your individual situation, something that was a struggle for us with multiple trainers previous to Brent. We highly recommend Brent.
Brent is a great trainer! I have a 4 year old pitbull who everyone is terrified of just because of his breed. I also have a hard time trusting anyone with him but after all of the calls with a bunch of trainers the second I talked to Brent, I knew he was a good match for Maddox. I did the 1 month boot camp or board and train and Maddox now walks on leash without pulling me which is amazing because I couldn't walk him before. He also sits and down stays. I just got him back two days ago so we are working on him listening to me since he is use to Brent but the changes I've seen in my dog are amazing! Thank you so much for all you did for Maddox! I highly recommend him for any dog training of any dog/breed!
Brent did and awesome job for us. Not only was he great with our 1 year old German Shepherd (who very much has a mind of her own), but he was great with my wife and I. He gave us the important training tips we needed. And on top of it, Brent is a very friendly and warm person - a pleasure to be around.
A lovely German Shepherd mix puppy was abandoned at my home in the country just 2 weeks before we were scheduled to move. I frantically looked for a GOOD home as I didn't want her to be adopted and then neglected.
Brent came to my home and gave the puppy a temperament assessment and an examination. He offered to take the puppy, give her all needed veterinary work including vaccinations, worming, and spaying her, then he would carefully place her with a good family.
I was apprehensive, but knew of Brent's work through others who highly recommended him. Sadly, I gave her the puppy.
Three weeks later, Brent brought the puppy to me so I could see her again. What progress! She looked healthier, stronger, shiner, and much more confident. He had already taught her to walk properly on a leash, sit, down-stay, and crate-trained her. When she'd come to me she'd obviously never been inside a house.
His dogs have also socialized her so she's now comfortable around other dogs and comfortable in many more new situations. Brent works with her daily to safely and carefully expose her to the many new experiences that we take for granted but which may terrify your puppy.
I highly recommend Brent at Ace Dog Training for his kind, understanding work. He will help you have the relationship you wanted when you got your puppy.
Two weeks before we were scheduled to move from our home in the country, a beautiful German Shepherd mix puppy was abandoned in our neighborhood. I frantically looked for a GOOD home for her as I didn't want her to be adopted and neglected. Ace Dog Services was referred to me. Brent came to my home and gave the puppy a temperament assessment and examination. He offered to take the puppy and give her all necessary veterinary work including vaccinations, de-worming, and spaying her, then he would carefully place her with a responsible, caring family. I was apprehensive but knew of Brent's work through others who highly recommended him. Since then, he has stayed in contact with me and brought the puppy to me twice so I could see her again. He has made an untrained, frightened, unsocialized puppy into a healthy, confident, outgoing, and beautifully-trained young dog. His dogs have socialize her so that she is now comfortable around other dogs and comfortable in many more new situations. Brent works with her daily to safely and carefully expose her to the many new experiences that we take for granted but which may terrify your puppy. I highly recommend Brent at Ace Dog Training for his kind, understanding work. He will help you have the relationship you wanted when you got your puppy. Joan K.
Brent is an amazing trainer with extensive knowledge and understanding of dog behavior. My dog Roscoe was and is fearful, a trait that can be easily mistaken for aggression. Brent helped us understand Roscoe's behavior and trained US how to manage his fear in a positive manner . Brent truly takes the time and makes the effort needed to fit your individual situation, something that was a struggle for us with multiple trainers previous to Brent. We highly recommend Brent!!!
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