Category : Testimonials

Kobe the 7 yr old German Shepard

My 90 pound rescued German Shepherd Dog, Kobe, was a very pleasant dog at home.  But as soon as we would leave our home, he became very aggressive to any dogs that crossed our path.  We nick named this behavior “making his murdering face” because he looked like he was ready to kill any dog he encountered.  This made walks around the neighborhood and trips to dog friendly places very stressful for our entire family.  We got a new pup and wanted to socialize him but hated leaving Kobe at home.  It was on one such outing that we ran into Laurent and I mentioned the dog that always has to stay at home.  He told me he could work with me on this.  I took him at his word and scheduled and evaluation/training session.  We walked around my neighborhood but there were no dogs out on this day, not even a cat.  So we borrowed a neighbors docile dog and Laurent showed me how to handle and talk to Kobe in the presence of the other dog.  Soon he was sitting calmly as neighbor dog walked closer and closer.  We walked around Baldwin Park and Kobe passed many a dog without any reaction.  We followed this up with a visit to Laurents’ Saturday obedience class.  By the end of the class,  Kobe was so calm I could actually let go of the leash, walk across the parking lot and call him to me, in the presence of many other dogs!  We finished off the class with a stroll around the farmers’ market without incident.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Winter Park farmers’ market, this was the ultimate test as the walkways are narrow and the place is always crowded with lots of dogs.   I followed up this visit with a trip to the Maitland farmers’ market the next day and Kobe is a changed dog.  Kobe was an awesome dog before but we have a whole new relationship now that I am confident that I can take him along with me anywhere without the “murdering face”.

We plan on enrolling the new pup in the Saturday class as soon as he gets a little more stable on his very large feet.

I can’t thank you enough for making my dog nearly perfect.

Lee the Labrador

“Elite Professional trained my Labrador, Lee around 8 months ago. Before Laurent, he was owner-agressive, and would challenge for dominance at the drop of a hat. I’d tried every positive reenforcement, “gentle leader” treats-based reward trainer out there.

By training both by pup and me, Laurent corrected every problem that Lee had, and showed me how to handle a large dog with confidence and authority.

The difference is absolutely night and day. Before, simple commands would likely lead to a near bite. Now, Lee heels from any distance, rapidly, into a perfect sit in one command. He can walk through a throng of people and dogs, loose leash, without a hint nervousness, because he undertands that I’m his protector, and he is mine.

Where other “professional” trainers recommended euthanasia for Lee’s agressive dominance problems, Laurent set clear rules and boundaries, and fostered mutual respect for both handler and animal.

Today, I can’t do anything with my pup without numerous strangers commenting on his impeccable manners and conduct, even in new or strange situations. Lee waits, looks at me for guidance, and acts accordingly. I can say, with complete confidence, Laurent saved my dogs life. “

Maggie – Yellow Labrador

What can describe Laurent and Elite Professional Dog Training, one word, Outstanding. When we started out with our yellow lab puppy Maggie, we made many mistakes as new pet owners. She began to jump up all the time; she would nip at your hand and bite on the leash. When we walked her we had to do everything in our power to stop her from pulling and that was not enough. She pulls so hard that my wife almost fell down the stairs. She was embarrassing and she was out of control and we knew we needed to do something to get the dog to behave like we wanted.

We entrusted Maggie’s training with Laurent and his Dog Boot Camp training. When she was done her month training she was a different dog and we both could not even believe it was our dog. She was no longer jumping and she was listening to all our commands. Laurent spent numerous days at the end of training to make sure we were both trained and to make sure Maggie would listen to our commands. We also attend his group training which gives us a great opportunity to further train our dog, and us, and for our dog to interact with other people and dogs.

We are no longer are embarrassed to walk our dog and we are both now fight to be the one to walk the her next. We feel very happy with the training that Laurent has provided us and our dog. I would strongly recommend Laurent and Elite Professional Dog Training to anyone and I promise you your dog will be trained beyond your expectations.

Joseph and Juliana P.

Jim and Kathy

Pets Name: Mac

Pets age: 15 months

Pets Breed: Labrador Retriever

Pets problems: Mac was impossible to take for a walk because of his pulling on the leash.  He also chewed, and many times ate, everything he could get his mouth on.

Training Type: We received 6 private lessons with Laurent.

Comments: We could not be more satisfied with the results!  Laurent’s style worked perfectly with us and with Mac.  Mac is now a joy to take for a walk and our belongings are in much less danger of being eaten.
Thank you Laurent!!!!

Pets problems: We wanted our dog to be the kind of dog that was not annoying and uncontrollable like what we see out there.  He wasn’t listening to us and pretty much did what he wanted to do. He also yelped alot when he wasn’t getting his way. We started out with another dog trainer and had a horrible experience. We did not see much of a change with Chewy.

Training Type: The training we did was the 6 week private lessons at home.

Comments: We are all extremely happy. Laurent did a wonderful job – he did what another trainer could not do. We noticed an immediate change after only one lesson.  Chewy is a much better dog and we are better dog owners.  A well trained dog makes happy dog owners. Laurent you are great and thanks for your patience, understanding and love not just for Chewy but for all dogs.  I have referred others in the past and will continue to do so.

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