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Renee Soria

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…

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Jeanny Laurie

We have taken 2 dog training courses and a pet first aid course. Excellent. Really excellent!

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Marlene Wallace

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.

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Nancy Mitchell

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 !!

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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 …

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Elise M.

Trainers are friendly and great with the dogs

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Arlene Geiser

I take classes in dog training here. I highly recommend the business

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Stephanie Chavez

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.

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Elizabeth Salinas

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!

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Chelsey Freeman

Loved having our dog Russell trained there! The class was fun and the trainers are extremely patient with your furry friends!

Response from business owner

Thank you for joining us we enjoyed having you in class

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Pamela Lamberto

Awesome trainers very professional have helped my daughter's dog dramatically!

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Jackie Ledesma

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 …

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Thank you Jackie! We enjoyed your presence in our mentorship program and look forward to future endeavors!

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Vickie Larkin

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! …

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Kim Kross

Great experience Chris is great just wish we had more room

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Thank you Kim

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Bonnie O'connor

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!

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Katie Chadwick

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 …

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Hannah Jo Richey

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!

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Terry Chavez

Chris is very knowledgeable regarding animal behavior and radiates with enthusiasm! Being in his presence, it doesn’t take long to realize Chris’s passion for animals is addictive and will touch your heart forever.

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Amy M Curti

Chris at Enlighten Dogs is soo

Wonderful!!!����

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 �����

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Robin Anderson

I highly recommend Enlightened Dogs!

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Erin Reiss

Great staff! Very supportive! Thank you, Christopher Ashton!

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Dawnetra Cooper

Amazing trainers! Looking forward to attending more classes!

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Meashell Walker

Look forward to my class. So much knowledge provided. Great place and love the people.

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Eelin Hawkins

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.

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Natalie Cox

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!

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Jennifer Paul

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 …

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Deanna Joseph

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 …

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You're so welcome! We enjoyed having you. Hope to see you at the Intermediate class 🙂

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Casie Lynch Fannin

We received the tools necessary to run our pack successfully. We have introduced a pit into our established pack and a GSP. Couldn't do it without Enlighten!!! Thank you Chris and Elicia!!

Response from business owner

Thanks Casie! You have a pretty cool pack!

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Kristy Scholl Bagwell

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:).

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Gene Lockhart

They are awesome!

My dog Krystal has been through the Basic, now on to intermediate!

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Tania Duran

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..

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Cynthia Lewis Morris

Chris was such a great help with my misbehaving fur baby, Tucker. Wish I still lived in the area so we could continue Tucker’s training. Congratulations on your growing business.

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Megan Lockhart

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.

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Gail Walker

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!

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Leslie Amador

Their training methods really work which has strengthened my bond with my dog

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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…

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Thanks Lisa. So happy to have helped you with both of your rescues. Amazing dogs!

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Mary Casey

Enlighten Dogs are the best!! They helped me train my little poodle to become a therapy dog!

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Jason Glaser

Superb people Chris and Elicia are dog whispers !!

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Karen S Lind

Great folks who love all animals and have taken great care of our fur kids!!

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Mollie Durand

Awesome training very personable

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Kerri Lozano

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…

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Robin Espinoza McDonald

Excellent dog training and dog walking service. I've recommended Enlighten Dog to my dog loving friends.

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Debbie Schuelke

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'…

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Tricia Marie

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 …

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Much as They Love Us!

Testimonials for Enlighten Dogs

Gail Selinger & Her Dog Kahlua

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.

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Enlighten Dogs Trained and Socialized Ema the Ridgeback

Ema and Kanzu on the 4th of July

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!

Dog training with Ema includes obedience and socialization with other dogs

Ema(right) is now a Happy Camper!

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.

Sincerest Thanks

-Linda D’Antonio