I would highly recommend Britney and Ridgeside services. I have a 14 month Miniature American Shepherd and he has went through both puppy and adult training with Britney. I cannot say enough good things - I’m so thankful we were paired with Britney for Blue! I understand it’s a significant investment, and scary trusting your pet in the hands of someone else, so I’m sharing a few details of our experience below:
1) First experience (puppy training): Our smart, and energetic herding dog was impossible to walk on a leash before meeting Britney (and yes, we went to “obedience/puppy” classes on our own prior). I also think it’s important to note, he was still small and he had a very positive socialization experience with other breeds at the training facility!
2) Second experience (adult training): He stayed with Britney for adult training while we were away for our destination wedding. It’s stressful traveling and leaving your pup, but knowing he was in her hands was such a huge relief. He’s my shadow, but when Britney came to pick him up, he ran to her like she was his favorite person! It gave me such a peace knowing he obviously adored her and was in the best of hands while we were away.
3) Communication! Britney updated me on Blue’s progress and overall well being. Also, if I just missed him and wanted to check in, she was always responsive and patient with me too!
4) Training: She’s a dog whisperer!!! As you can see in the picture I’m attaching, Blue is off leash in several situations. He’s very obedient, the training is everything as promised. He really is the perfect pup for us, and that’s in large part due to her training and education. Blue does well in almost any situation he’s in, for example he is around several breeds of dogs on a daily basis and is well socialized. He has flown, been on several road trips, stayed in hotels, has went to nursing homes, restaurants, doggy daycare, stores, etc. and it’s an enjoyable experience having him with us! Read more