Erich went well above and beyond all expectations when we hired
him to help us train our 4 month old Weimaraner puppy, Derby. He was
so patient with her and with us as we went through the seven week
training course. She is a very energetic dog but he always seemed to
have the magic touch to get her calmed down. He gave us lots of
ideas on how to work on problem areas that we were experiencing and
we know that we can still count on him if we have new questions. If
we had something going on during our regularly scheduled time Erich
was always willing to work with us to reschedule. If you are looking
for someone to help train your dog who is very knowledgeable,
patient, and willing to work hard to make sure your pet is all that
you want it to be, then you should call Erich.
"Erich is an OUTSTANDING trainer with
incredible patience. Tank, our Goldendoodle, came to live
with us as a seven month old, very energetic, seventy pound puppy.
He has the best disposition but needed some help with his "greeting"
manners, leash walking and returning when called. We recently took
him out to my in-laws house on 26 acres with a large pond and
practiced the "come" cue. He swam all day and returned every time he
was called! He is making great strides in other areas as well.
You definitely get out of this training what you put into it. Erich
taught me how to train Tank with much less stress and frustration
than I thought it would take. He enjoys what he does and it shows in
both his technique and skill!" (July 2009)
"Years ago I
had learned how to train my dog using a correction collar and
although this method seemed to be suitable at the time, I could see
that wasnt going to be an effective training method for my
new German Shepherd puppy based on her personality. I
was considering using her for service work and my research
told me that all kinds of dogs are now being trained using positive
training methods versus correction. Positive training
certainly made sense, so I decided to call Erich to see if he
could re-train me to train my dog. Once I became used to
the new training methods Erich taught it was clear to see that
this was the way to train your dog. People are so surprised at
how my dog will always come to me when I call her and her
confidence has skyrocketed as a result of successfully learning new
commands and positively experiencing new situations.
Erich was very patient during the training process, provided
thorough explanations of everything we did, offered practical
suggestions, presented fun training activities for my dog, and
helped me target specific areas that I needed to work on.
As a result, Im happier with my dog and my dog is happier with me.
In just a short amount of time a whole new world of training
possibilities has been opened up for us. Thank you to Erich
and 4YourDog Positive Training." (June 2009)
"I actually hired Erich to help me train the dog
next-door. This dog is a large, older, male dog who is not fully
socialized. Given the situation, I'm really thrilled with our
progress. Erich represents an old-fashioned business ethic you
just don't find any more. He loves animals, builds excellent
rapport, and takes time up-front so you fully understand the
fundamentals. He gives you a lot of feedback and suggestions.
He's just a really personable guy."
"Erich's whole attitude is very positive and he's a
good listener. He hears what your needs are. He watches
you and he's extremely patient. He's so willing to help that we
actually pulled him in for extra training after we finished the basic
class. And Erich is always learning - he attended two different
seminars during the time he was working with us."
Thanks Erich for all of your patience in training me to work with Sofie. She responds to you extremely well, and hopefully I will make the time in my busy schedule to keep working with her and we'll be a great team. I'd love for you to work with Sofie and I some more in the future. But right now, I need to practice, practice, practice. Again, thanks for all you help!
training and knowledge was invaluable in helping us with Ella.
We noticed a difference after just one session. It is like we
have a different dog and she is now a pleasure to be around!
Erich trains you on the skills you need to teach your dog, you will
be amazed at the results!
"Erich was wonderful with our two Lhasa Apsos
puppies. We began training when we brought them home at 9
weeks of age. They were a challenge because of their attention
span. Erich was consistent with his method of positive
training. We are still a work in progress; however, because
training is ongoing, we are walking together on a loose leash, house
trained and able to stay and come on "cue". Thanks to Erich,
we have the basics and the knowledge. Plus it is nice to know,
he is our trainer for life!" (June 2009)
"Oliver, my Yellow Labrador, and I shared a fun and
profitable experience with Erich during his seven week training
program. Many months after completion of the 4YourDog
training program, I and my wife remain amazed at the positive
impact on Oliver's behavior and the bonding we enjoy with our pet.
Erich's love for dogs is evidenced in his training methods,
and he has the skill, patience, and knowledge to insure success.
Thank you Erich." (June 2009)
"The seven week training plan was a wonderful experience for
us and our dog. Erich started with Sadie when she was a
young puppy with lots of energy; he immediately established a
rapport with her and we began to see results right away. His
positive techniques made training fun for her and comfortable for
us, and gave us the tools for teaching her any behavior."
"This dog is a real challenge, more so than other
dogs I've had, so I needed someone with a different approach.
Erich reminds me of that trainer on "sea Biscuit" who could really
communicate with horses - only Erich is that way with dogs. He's
almost psychic, somehow connected to their spirit."
"Erich is a
genius with children. He worked wonders with my two daughters,
including them in the training process. We live out in the
country and there are things that run through my yard all the time,
so it was good to have Belle on-site and train her amid all the
distractions. And at the last class, there was even a
graduation ceremony with a certificate and a cake that had the
dog's name on it. My kids loved that."
"It's amazing to see how results occur immediately if
you stay true to the training. This positive approach really
works. And you know, you aren't always sure what you're going to
get when you buy something, but when you spend your first ten minutes
with Erich, you see the value immediately. After just five
minutes, he had Gizmo sitting."
"I'm a single
parent with a demanding job, so I liked how Erich was flexible.
He was really great about working with me to schedule classes during
the times I was free. Plus, he's open to getting calls any
time, so if I'd forget something I could call him and he
always called me right back."