“Hollie was great. We had a 9 week old puppy and she was able to give us lots of feedback in our home on body language as well as letting us know what we were doing correctly and incorrectly.
While Hollie didn’t train our dog, she showed us how to. Our puppy quickly mastered the activities she showed us and has picked up more since then. “
Joe F – This client had an 8 month old pup who trying to take charge
“Hollie at the Busy Dog is an experienced and patient dog trainer. Jake, my mini aussie, is fearful aggressive. I was searching for a trainer and dog walker when I was referred to The Busy Dog. Hollie has been patient, knowledgeable, and supportive. She has helped create educational as well as active activities to allow the family to work with Jake when she isn’t onsite with us. These activities, as well as other pointers of specific actions we should take with Jake have greatly improved our relationship with him. Jake is a work in progress, but the few sessions we have had thus far with Jake have made a tremendous improvement.”
Kathy F – This client had a fearful aggressive and highly territorial 4 yr old Aussie
“Our new puppy was having some resource guarding issues, growling at me when I would ask him to get out of the kitchen and when I would approach him while he was chewing on his raw bones. I was so worried! I thought he was going to end up being a vicious dog and it really bothered me that I was beginning to fear this adorable 8 month old puppy! Scheduled a private session with Hollie and wow! After a 2 hour consultation, I felt like I had a different perspective and for the first time began to understand my dog’s way of thinking. It took a bit of experimenting on my part but, with Hollie’s guidance, I was able to find a method I was comfortable with. After just a couple of weeks of using Hollie’s techniques, Cooper was a completely different boy! Using a very gentle approach, I have earned Cooper’s complete trust and he has accepted me as his pack leader. We are now happy as two peas in a pod! Hollie is outstanding. She has impeccable insight into a dog’s thought process and vast knowledge of various training methods. Thank you Hollie!!!
Susan D – She had me return later to help with socialization and leash training
Pet Sitting Clients
“Hollie was an angel. She came in each day, and besides feeding and sitting with our dog, she also gave him his necessary medicine. The highlight of our trip was reading her daily texts giving us an update on his daily activities. She brought us comfort and made being away stress free. If your looking for a responsible, caring, pet loving person, Hollie is your person. “
Jill V – This client had an old dog with cancer
“Hollie took great care of our cat while we were out of town. She was professional and very friendly, and flexible with changes that occurred with our situation: we had previously agreed on dates of sitting, # of cats, etc. and that all changed by the time we took our trip. One of our cats got sick (so took it with us), a family member got sick (so our dates of travel shortened), and my brother came in town at the last minute to stay at our house (shortening the time we needed her services). At no time did she come across frustrated or angry with the fluid and changing situation, and she expressed nothing but concern for us and our pet, Blackie. We were very happy with her services and know not many people would have been so kind and accommodating. We will definitely be using her services again (under much better and stable circumstances).”
Becky and David – They asked for help several times
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