We’ve captured some of my clients comments for your reading pleasure. If you would like to tell us your experiences while training with me, please email your comments and we’ll post them; on the other hand, if you see areas for improvement, please let us know as well, as we take all suggestions very seriously.

Board and train success
We took our 7 month old Westie to the dog Day Camp classes at Patience 4 Paws. Within the first couple of days, we could tell a big difference in her behavior. The “off” command is a wonderful thing. Lindsey’s training worked wonders with Kimber. She completed Basic Training in 2 weeks and we are thoroughly impressed. The training was courteous and efficient. I would recommend Patience 4 Paws to anyone who wants great training by someone who genuinely cares about dogs and finds great, lasting results important.
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Paula Bender
Best dog trainer in town!
Lindsey came to help with our rescue dog after we brought her home. A big bouncy puppy, at 8 months old and 75 pounds, Chaney was unaware of her size and her energy was almost explosive at times. Lindsey helped us to create boundaries and routines to help Sadie relax. Lindsey also educated us on the importance of daily exercise and aught us games that encourage focus and build confidence. With practice, Chaney has become the dog we have always dreamed of having! Chaney is a loving member of our family, loves to play with my grandkids, is gentle and devoted, and we have seen her gain incredible balance and comfort. Lindsey has continued to offer support and has been a wonderful resource anytime we have questions, and has offered referrals on desirable, trusted daycare and grooming services. Lindsey has given us all the tools to enjoy life with Chaney, and given Chaney the chance at the best life a dog could ask for. We recommend Lindsey to everyone we encounter, especially when they compliment us on such a well-behaved dog!
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Janet Tway
Therapy Dog prep
Lindsey is a miracle worker! With every training suggestion that we receive our young Golden Retriever, Yogi, is more responsive and mannerly. You'll love her gentle but firm approach which sets a good example for us to follow as we work towards the Compassionate Therapy certification. Highly recommended!
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Barbara Kuhlke
5 stars: Immediate results!!
Immediate results! By working with Lindsey for only a few weeks and implementing her boot camp plan, we have seen such a change our 1.5 year rescue Golden Retriever, Magnus. He no longer jumps wildly onto the couch (black eye to prove this), sits calmly to get his harness on (this used to take several minutes and literal physical exhaustion), and lays quietly next to us most of the time without constantly needing attention. Lindsey has been incredibly available to us via phone, text and email--offering the necessary mix of supportive understanding AND pushing us appropriately when we needed to be more consistent on the program. I highly recommend her and look forward to moving on to our next steps with her as we continue to help Magnus be the dog we know he so wants to be!
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Erica and Jay- Magnus and Loki
Niki the Foster and her dog pack
I contacted Lindsey when my older dog, Angus, began being pushy, growling and lunging when on leash.
At the time I had 2 dogs (Angus-basset/shepherd mix & Boomer-chiweenie) and a new foster dog set to come in. I wanted to help the transition for new dogs and my dogs be smoother.
The day Lindsey came just happened to be the same day the foster was coming- perfect for what I needed help with.
She came before the new foster and we worked with my boys, especially Angus, and she gave me tips, taught me how to interact with them in a healthy manner, and how to introduce properly to new dogs.
And then the foster showed up. She was a 4 year old Bloodhound and terrified of everything. Literally everything. Even the garage door freaked her out. So Lindsey helped me introduce her to the other two and with how to help her settle in.
A year later, I have 4 dogs. I foster failed with that scared girl and inherited a 5 pound chihuahua.
When Lindsey first recommended tethering both Angus and Boomer (my original 2), I was skeptical but game to try because I love my boys and we were dysfunctional. Angus fought it. He did not want to be tethered to me. The hardest part was ignoring his tantrums. The no talk, touch, eye contact was challenging to say the least. But after four day weekend of him only being out of the kennel when he was on the tether, our relationship had changed. He no longer got pushy when he didn't get his way. He wasn't being rude to me and the other dogs. It was like a completely different world.
Than it was Boomer's turn. Boomer is a dream with tethering. No problems at all.
After about 5 months, the Bloodhound started getting pushier. She started pawing at my face, chest, and arms if I didn't give her the attention she wanted. And so I contacted Lindsey again to get advice. And she again recommended tethering.
Now, I don't know if you've seen an 85 pound Bloodhound throw a tantrum. It's not pretty. There were tears on my part and sidelong glances on hers. The first 2 days were such a struggle. She kept pushing and pushing, tripping me up, refusing to move, etc.
I put her in her kennel that night and cried myself to sleep. I didn't want to have to do this the rest of her life, constantly butting heads.
The third day I got up, tethered her to me, and prepared for the same struggles. But they didn't come. She followed me without fighting it. She stepped out of the way if I changed direction. She lay on the floor at my feet without a peep. It was like I had woken up to a completely different dog.
We finished out the rest of the boot camp and now occasionally tether when I feel we need a reminder. This is especially true after the 2 week vacation I took. We reaffirmed our relationship very easily.
Ok. So. I also mentioned that 5 pound Chihuahua. She is 3 years old. She was a puppy mill breeding dog before rescue. Needless to say- girlfriend has some issues. She was very insecure, would growl at me if anyone touched her while she was sleeping, and would get possessive of me with the other dogs.
Once again I contacted Lindsey and she, of course, recommended tethering.
It works. If you do the work, it works. It's hard, it's awkward at times, and you'll question everything several times. But it works.
I have such a balanced pack now that I can't believe how far we've come. I can take them to the dog park with no issues. I can introduce my old man to new dogs without a hackle raised or lip curled. I can actually walk all 4 of them on leash at the same time without it being a disaster.
Lindsey has given me the tools I need to succeed with keeping my pack happy and healthy.
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Niki Gatewood