Always great results from amazing people. The care & professionalism by the people at Enlighten Dogs is a true benefit to the animals, families, & communities they interact with.
Had a 1 hour home training visit with Nate. He’s a true professional and gave my wife and I great tips to better control our 6 month old Cane Corso. I would definitely recommend Enlighten Dog Training and will book them again in the near …
Nathan was so helpful and worked with our whole family teaching us how to train our puppy.
What an incredible trainer Nathan is! We have some work to do but I finally feel like there's hope for my hyperactive dog. I got some great information and tools to help our dog. This was money well spent, so very happy with our session!
We just brought home our almost Two-year-old boxer from a board and train stay. We are truly amazed at the difference! Our boxer is deaf so training has been difficult with him. Baron is like a completely different dog when it comes to …
We just brought home our almost 2-year-old boxer from a board and train stay. We are truly amazed at the difference! Our boxer is deaf so training has been difficult with him. Baron is like a completely different dog when it comes to …
Chris came to our house and was very professional. He gave us some great tools to stay our training with.
Lona Ellison Morton
Our 10 month old crazy but sweet German Sheperd just finished a two week board and train and what a huge difference we see in her!! She listens so much better and they helped her anxiety/reactivity around other dogs! I loved how Chris …
We love Maggie it was a pleasure working with her and we look forward to her follow up lessons
Turned my ferocious German Shepard into a sweetheart.
This dog trainer came to my house and created a personalized training plan for me and my big stubborn dog. It only took one training session to get Chico into shape and he is improving everyday. They don't just train the dog, they teach you…
Thank you Glenda! It was a joy to work with you and Dandee.
Jeff Jennifer Pitts
Jillian was awesome!!!!!
Thank you SO much Jennifer it was a joy working with you and your family, looking forward to our next lesson!
This review is for the Pet CPR and First Aid class conducted by Enlighten Dogs. This is the first time I have taken a Pet CPR class and I have to say that I am so grateful to Chris for giving me this additional knowledge in my safety …
I enrolled my puppy in basic obedience class in Nov 2020, I had all intentions of moving onto intermediate/advanced classes but life happened and then our other dog was diagnosed with diabetes. She’s on a strict eating/insulin schedule so …
Thank you Deborah! I hope you and Stella are doing well, and enjoying your beach trips off leash.
I highly recommend this professional dog training facility. They have helped me with my young puppy's problems. We have learned so much at the obedience classes. We continue to bring our puppy's for training.
Thank you so much Monica. WE are going to miss seeing you and Enzo, but wish you all the luck in your move and new surroundings.
We had Jillian as our trainer and she was great. She was very patient and kind and good about demonstrating how to do it. I think she helped us out very much.
Jillian is great!
We placed our dog S’mores with Enlighten Dogs for a month long Board and Train to help her with anxiety, reactivity, and resource guarding. There aren’t enough words to describe the amazing work this team does! S’mores is a totally …
Enlighten Dogs Group Classes really helped my pup live her best life. We worked our way through Level 3 classes. Consistently modeling their techniques through use of positive reinforcement, our girl is very socialized and secure in herself…
Thanks for being a part of our pack you are awesome great hard work and dedication pays off.
We had our first visit with Isabella the puppy specialist and we learned so much today! We have used enlighten dogs in training all of our for babies and highly recommend all of their trainers.
I’m very impressed with Enlighten dogs. I took my German Shepard puppy for 2 weeks of in center training. I was amazed at how calm and well behaved Lucy was when she came home. Like night and day. She’s learned all the basic commands as …
Great place to take dogs for doggy day care, training, and also a great place for puppy classes. Great staff, service, and a great place. We go to the county line rd in yucaipa/calimesa location for our dogs. The new doggy day care has …
just one day of training our 13 year old daughter is able to handle, control and walk our new German Shepherd, Bear.
S. De Jong
Jackie showed up on time and was ready to listen to our needs and concerns. She was immediately able to connect with our puppy and begin the training process. The amount of tips and tricks she provided was invaluable and great fun to use…
Layla is training to be my mobility/balance service dog. She has been going here since March and has done very very well after being with a unproductive trainer for about four months. The staff is kind, considerate.polite and couldn’t ask …
All handlers and trainers are amazing and helpful and did a fantastic job with my giant puppy lab.
My pup responded well to his first session, we’re excited to see him grow with us! Nice job.
Chris is really great! We sent our 2 boys off for 4 weeks to get a little obedience training. They were super crazy (you can see there video on his Facebook, they are the 2 pitbulls) we can now take them out in public without them going …
We had a session in our home with Chris. Chris taught us techniques that we can use to encourage our dogs to behave better and to stop barking. Chris went on a walk with us and our dogs to teach us how to handle barking situations that …
Great place to take dogs for doggy day care, training, and also a great place for puppy classes. Great staff, service, and a great place. We go to the county line rd in yucaipa/calimesa location for our dogs.
I was referred to Chris Ashton at Enlighten Dogs by my long-time groomer. I adopted a new dog just over two months ago (to add to my others) and have recently had some pretty awesome dogfights with one of my alpha females and this new one. …
Jillian here with Enlighten Dogs. Im so happy to hear you got the help you needed from chris for you and your pack. keep up the good work. Can't wait to meet you and your pup once you start doggy daycare.
I have a 4 month old GSD puppy who loves to pull on his lead and can be very impulsive. He's only 45 pounds now, and will grow twice his weight and size in no time. I've been having a hard time leash training him, despite watching several …
Isabella was so informational and gave us so many tips and new ideas to help train our new puppy! She addressed every problem we had with confidence!
My GSD Liam was a bit of a problem child. Chris, Linda, and the rest of the team worked with Liam and he!s a new dog. He’s a year old and is very well behaved. We sent him to a 2 week training camp and we couldn’t be more pleased. He …
My first German Shepherd pup Xena was very reactive to other people and animals. We did a 10 day board and train with them and they worked wonders. We also send her to doggy day care with them once a week just to get a extra play time and …
They're Soo helpful! They helped me transform my pound dog last year. It went so well that I went and got another one to train this year. They establish a community around their business so after your classes are finished, you can …
Fantastic! The trainer was very helpful and I will be recommending to friends!
I participated in the Canine&Feline CPR & First Aid Class today and I’m very happy that I did. I learned a lot of great information that I can use if we are out hiking or camping in case of an emergency. I highly recommend it if you haven’t…
We had Jackie come over to do a private lesson with our puppy. She did great with him even though he was timid and being a little difficult to work with. She knows dogs very well and really knows how to work with them. By the end of the …
We adopted a Siberian Husky from the shelter two weeks ago and needed help introducing him to our 12 year old cat and 14 year old golden retriever. This is our first husky and from what we've read and been told, they have predatory …
Had a great first experience with trainer Jackie. Very knowledgeable and an excellent trainer. Understands dogs very well and can read them like a book. We are super excited to have our puppy and 1 year-old trainer by Enlighten Dogs!
Hello yes we searched dog training close to home ...we we're pleased to find Enlighten dogs in Calimesa /Yucaipa right down the street from us and when are trainer Chris got here right away I found he was polite courteous respectful and so …
Took the Online Basic Obedience class. It has been one the best experiences in increasing my knowledge in better training my dog, Killer. All thanks to Enlighten Dogs, with their motivation, tips, suggestions and their amazing knowledge. …
It's a lot of fun to drink beer at Escape and learn to train your dog and watch them look back at you and go, "huh"?
Enlighten Dogs is a well rounded training facility with great people. I couldn't recommend them more. They are professional, caring and knowledgeable. Aside from their training, I also highly recommend their CPR class. It was fun and …
Thanks Candice we really enjoyed having you in our class 🐾👍
I recently took the pet first aid and CPR training with Enlighten dogs. Such an informative and great experience. They were very knowledgeable, shared their own experiences, and went through the information thoroughly. Highly recommend …
A most excellent class. Chris and his wife were very professional and entertaining. I learned a lot about CPR and first aid, feel much more confident to take care of my dog or any other dog in an emergency. I attended the class with 2 …
Thanks Linda it was a pleasure to have you and your friends in our class
Warm. Delightful ppl. Truly great with animals and us humans too! We have so much to learn!
So much valuable information and helpful tips for working with our pups! Highly recommend!!
Enlighten Dogs is best we love you
Rosie was amazing and incredibly knowledgeable about how dogs think and little cues we can learn from them. I will be continuing with Enlightened and would absolutely recommend them to others!
Love how they work with every dog in a way that works for the individual dog and handler.
Thanks Debra was a pleasure working with you.
My babygirl Harlee and I have benefited from the training we have both received at Enlighten Dog Training. We've taken a couple of classes and just finished the board and train while I was on vacation. After only 10 days I have come back to…
My babies began fighting after living with each other for over two years. Chris came out and worked with them and me to nip it in the bud. So far, so good. They’ve also been in to interact with other small dogs. They always leave happy.
Chris and his staff are excellent trainers ! They are very helpful and conscientious . Very knowledgeable and you can feel the love and passion that they have for helping you and your dog !!
Victoria Trujillo Watson
Adopted our first big dog—15 week old German Shepherd. He’s a wonderful dog at 13 months. He’s been with Chris since day 1. We would have never made it without Enlighten Dogs. Boards there now when we’re gone. He loves it there, and we …
I take classes in dog training here. I highly recommend the business
Chris is wonderful! He had our girl for board and train and took wonderful care of her. I wouldn’t trust anyone else to care for our baby.
The folks at enlightened dog training really know what they are talking about. My pup had the worst anxiety issues until I came here. If I could I would 10/10 reccomend, but 5 stars it is!
I wanted to start by expressing how knowledgeable this mentor program was for me. Being a pet owner and absolute animal Lover I was Interested in this course not knowing what to really expect, in the 30 hours of training (I actually ended …
Thank you Jackie! We enjoyed your presence in our mentorship program and look forward to future endeavors!
It was well worth the money! My 8 month old puppy barked the entire hour the first class we had. Last night, Graduation night!😉, I don’t think he barked more than three or four times! The little teaching tricks they gave me worked! …
Great experience Chris is great just wish we had more room
Thank you Kim
Great dog trainer, very professional, and the pet first aid and wellness seminar is worth attending...everyone with a pet should have these skills for any emergencies!
Wonderful staff who really knows their stuff! Our hyper cattle dog was tearing up our yard and misbehaving and after being educated on how to better handle him, we were able to exercise/handle him with confidence. He’s a very happy, well …
Great place with all the latest on dog training. They have great, proven methods that will work for anyone that is willing to be consistent!
Amy M Curti
Chris at Enlighten Dogs is soo
He just took a pit bull puppy that needed to have a new chance to have a happy family love her!!!
He is fostering her now & his kindness & dog smarts are amazing �����
Awesome trainers very professional have helped my daughter's dog dramatically!
I highly recommend Enlightened Dogs!
Amazing trainers! Looking forward to attending more classes!
Look forward to my class. So much knowledge provided. Great place and love the people.
Loved having our dog Russell trained there! The class was fun and the trainers are extremely patient with your furry friends!
Thank you for joining us we enjoyed having you in class
Love love love this place and the trainer. I brought my deaf great Dane puppy in and in just 1 session they taught me how to teach him. Elvis and I have such a great bond now as well.
The Defensive dog handling and dog psychology workshop was amazing! Chris Ashton is very knowledgeable about aggressive dog behavior. It's refreshing to see someone who is willing to take the time to work with aggressive dogs that most …
We recently took our 16 month old golden retriever through the Basic Training class, and it was so helpful! The staff at Enlighten Dog Training are very knowledgeable, and made the whole process easy – even for our crazy dog! Thanks …
I am a local pet sitter and I always refer my clients to Enlightened Dogs for any dog training. I truly see the difference they make for my clients' pets. I highly recommend them:).
Owners are knowledgeable and I love how they help me train my dog. 5 week classes and probate training helped my dog listen and now we have a much better relationship!
They are awesome!
My dog Krystal has been through the Basic, now on to intermediate!
The techniques that you are taught are easy to do when you leave the class . They honestly care about your fur baby and they want to see both of you succeed..
Megan Lockhart Hamill
We have one dog that finished both obedience classes, and another that is almost done with her first one. I can't say enough about them.
They really helped me with my wild child corgi. She now knows how to ignore other dogs and does not want to attack everything with four legs! Their pack training was great!! I highly recommend them!
Lisa Vest Yoga
Can't give enough stars for these guys! They have helped me now with two large breed dogs- both of which are stronger than me! They are easy to work with, knowledgeable, kind, professional and well worth every penny. They will get you in…
Their training methods really work which has strengthened my bond with my dog
Superb people Chris and Elicia are dog whispers !!
Karen S Lind
Great folks who love all animals and have taken great care of our fur kids!!
Awesome training very personable
Enlighten dog training is great! My Great Dane was super dog aggressive and they were very patient with is and even pulled aside in group class to give him one on one attention and work. I highly recommend them for any doggie training needs…
I have three Boston Terriers which are my babies. Whenever I go anywhere I always had my sons girlfriend stay at my house. So they are very spoiled. I was always told that one of my dogs would lay around and be depressed. The other wouldn'…
Excellent dog training and dog walking service. I've recommended Enlighten Dog to my dog loving friends.
Elicia and Chris are amazing! They helped us with training our 9 week old Australian shepherd at home and then we moved on to basic and intermediate classes. He is very well behaved and listens and responds to commands. Both of them are …
We adopted a 1 ½ year old high energy Pit Bull/ Boxer mix who had been neglected, but in good health. She had no interaction with other dogs her entire life, and what little interaction she had with people was mostly negative. She had a great spirit, but a stubborn streak a mile wide, and no boundaries with other dogs or people.
In a matter of weeks Chris taught her how to behave, and taught us how to communicate with her. Where she used to jump on us and bite as a form of play, and chew up everything that wasn’t concrete, she is learning to be calm and listen to commands. She is now a joy to be around.
Chris combines his enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise, along with his natural ability of understanding dogs, in his training of you, the owner, and your dog. With each lesson, Chris easily demonstrates his heartfelt desire to give you and your dog a happier life together. He teaches you how to communicate and be consistent so there is no more frustration and anti-social behavior between you and your dog.
– You are the best!
Gail Selinger, Erik Berliner & Kahlua.
Ema is a 7 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback. She came to her ‘forever home’ with me after 4 homes in her first 1.5 years. She had been seriously neglected and had significant health problems. I have had several Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and consider myself to be an experienced behaviorist with good dog training skills. My 4 year old male RR, Kanzu is an AKC Champion with many performance titles including obedience titles. So, I know how to train a dog. But Ema is different! Whether her problems were due to her early neglect and lack of early socialization or the result of genetics and health issues, she has always had serious behavioral issues. (For more about Ema’s story visit her webpage) http://www.africantreasurerr.com/?page_id=505
While Ema is loving and gentle with me and other humans, she has always been highly dominant with other dogs and can be unpredictable and aggressive. To complicate the picture, Ema is exceedingly protective of me and Kanzu. Taking Ema out in public where she might encounter other dogs became traumatic and dangerous. As I became more nervous because of some of our bad experiences and my fear increased, of course, Ema became more protective and aggressive and the cycle perpetuated itself and became more severe. I compete with Kanzu almost every weekend and I was chronically feeling more and more guilt and sadness that Ema could not join us because of her behavior and thus was left at home alone for many hours. And, as expected, because she was alone so much, new behavior issues began to arise and her health declined. What a horrible cycle of events!
Then I saw a flyer for Enlighten Dogs. I had tried several ‘dog trainers’ and ‘behaviorists’ without any success. I was immediately drawn to Chris’ emphasis on positive dog training and his understanding of pack behavior. Chris began walking Ema first alone and then with other dogs. After just a few days with Chris she was a member of a pack. Ema now has K-9 friends she meets with weekly and I think her favorite days of the week are now the days I take Kanzu and she gets time with her favorite person in the world, Chris and the pack. Ema changed dramatically within a few sessions with Chris. I can now walk her alone without concerns. She is more settled and content and her health has improved. I am incredibly grateful to Chris for improving Ema’s quality of life.