Real Dogs - Real Solutions

Thali

Date of Graduation: October 10, 2019

We sent our extremely anxious rescue, Thali, to the 4-week boot camp at QK. Jennifer and Jordan turned our fearful, anxious, and sometimes aggressive dog into a confident, obedient member of our family. The kept us up to date on her progress and the take home lesson was informative and fun. We missed Thali very much during the 4 weeks, but it went by quickly and I wouldn’t trade what she learned for the world. We’ve had her home for just under a week and we’ve done things with her that we couldn’t do in the past two years since adopting her. She walks on leash so lightly that I forget she is there sometimes. We bring her into stores and public places without fear that she will bark at any random passerby. Her skills off leash are just as impressive! She’s overall much more calm and mostly unaffected by her surroundings. Thali came home in the best shape/condition we’ve ever seen her in. I can confidently say that she was extremely well cared for at QK. I will not hesitate to bring her in the future. The staff is friendly and helpful, the grounds and buildings are well cared for and clean. I highly recommend bringing your dog here for any type of needs. I cannot begin to express how beyond thankful we are for Jennifer, Jordan and the rest of the QK staff!

Harper

Date of Graduation: August 30, 2019

Lindsey and I want to start by saying a big THANK YOU! We really appreciate all the time and care you put into training our Harper, and we can truly see and feel the benefits.

The most significant difference seems to be a direct result of the “patience line” at QK. When we are doing our thing around the house, Harper is content to go and lay down by herself or chew on one of her bones. She is not constantly begging for attention or trying to manipulate us into taking her outside. If we are on the couch or entertaining guests, we can tell her to go to her bed and she does. She stayed there throughout an entire team meeting the other night when I had a dozen new and exciting guests over. It was incredible! She has also learned very quickly that she goes to her room (crate) when we eat or leave – and has taken to putting herself in there without prompting.

The best news of all… She is still Harper! She still LOVES fetch. She still has a ton of energy. She still loves people. She is the SAME DOG with BETTER BEHAVIORS. We are so thankful to you specifically and to QK overall. We know that she went through a traumatic event that altered her personality, and we are so thrilled to have our girl back.

THANK YOU!

Matthew & Lindsey

Rivers

Date of Graduation: May 15, 2019

We are a nonprofit Labrador rescue and have rescued over 4500 dogs in 10 years. Rivers was one of our most challenging dogs, and we just were not equipped to handle her anxiety, dog aggression, and extremely high energy drive. Very quickly Jennifer, Jan, and the trainers at QK kennels recognized this girl’s needs, and within weeks she was off all medication, she was no longer dog aggressive and she’s now in an incredible perfect fit home and being trained as a dog! We are so, so grateful! And so happy for Rivers!

-Rebecca
www.savealabrescue.org

Baxter

Date of Graduation: March 15, 2019

I wanted to email you and let you know again how grateful our family is to you and QK. Baxter and I go to our park constantly and enjoy our time there so much now. These pictures are from our trip yesterday. He’s doing so great and he’s been such a joy (even more so than usual!) to have at home and everywhere we go. His world has opened up so much and with it, ours as well.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Hannah Thompson

Chowda

Date of Graduation: March 1, 2019

Our family can’t say enough good things about QK!  We sent our 4 month old Golden Retriever Chowda for the 2 week puppy camp. Before entering the program, he had no sense of boundaries, was stilling having accidents in the house, tried eating everything in sight, and was getting out of control with the playful/puppy mouthing. Since coming home he is calm, respectful, obedient, and all around an amazing dog. If we didn’t know better we would have thought they gave us back a different dog! He is now the perfect companion and therapy for my son who has Autism and he has the foundation to start his service dog training. None of this would have been possible without QK, we are eternally grateful!

Abby

Date of Graduation: January 10, 2019

I can’t thank QK enough!!!!!!!!!! This place is AWESOME!! The first assessment of our Springer Spaniel with Jennifer Broome (Owner/Trainer) was to say the least eye opening. We had been training our Springer Spaniel (Abby) for hunting and what we thought was good behavior. Well as it turned out we had an Alpha Dog in our home, and we were headed down a Bad road with Abby. QK took her in at 18 months old for a 4 week program. WOW, just WOW!! What a difference in our Quote “Princess” in just 4 short weeks. Chris Parry (Trainer) took Abby with absolutely NO bird exposure and very poor manners and turned her into a well-trained, tenacious bird machine. Well behaved on and off her lead. Abby actually enjoys her home training sessions with us now, and so willing to please. Just like the QK quote “A well trained, tired dog, is a happy dog”.

This dog finds and retrieves birds to hand faster than any dog I have ever hunted over. Plus, she has such a soft mouth and gentle touch, the birds come back unmarred, well except for the shot. Chris you did such an Awesome job with Abby. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I am truly looking forward to Abby’s pre-season refresher training, and many years of great hunting adventures with Abby.

Jenifer, you have built a great business, with a Staff full of passion and love for their jobs. My Wife, Myself and Abby are now part of your family, which is how you have made us feel. We thank you and your entire Staff.

A Heart Felt Thank You,

Vic and Linda Burnett

Tucker

Date of Graduation: February 19, 2019

Our family was referred to QK by a friend when seeking basic obedience and “manners” training for our nearly 1-year-old Cavapoo.   We chose the 4 week program based on their success, and couldn’t be more pleased with our results as well!   Tucker worked with Kate as a trainer, and she was a wonderful communicator keeping us updated weekly with our “Pupdates” tracking his progress with feedback and photos.    She went above-and-beyond answering numerous questions both during our boarding time and since we have brought our dog home, and although 4 weeks is a long time to be away from our beloved pet, it was well worth every day as we now are the beneficiaries of QK’s wonderful training tactics.   Their strategies translate well even to our young children who now have the confidence to use the commands on a daily basis. We were extremely pleased with the results of our training and would 100% recommend to a friend.    Thank you Kate and QK for a job well done!

Diesel

Date of Graduation: December 1, 2019

We adopted our GWP Diesel at 7 months of age knowing that he had some potentially problematic behavior. He is quite headstrong and proved to live up to our expectations. After giving him the best of our training ability for the first 10 months that we owned him he needed some additional obedience and hunting specific training. Chris and Jennifer were able to transform him from our problem child into a disciplined and mature companion. He progressed leaps and bounds in the month that he spent at QK and it has literally transformed the experience of owning him from stressful to joyful. Thanks so much to the whole QK staff!

All the best,

Nat and Heather

Stanley

Date of Graduation: January 22, 2019

We are just in awe of what a well-behaved dog he is.  I may have mentioned, but Stanley was coming home to our house partially under construction, which of course adds another layer of challenge and distraction with things being torn up and people coming in and out, and he has responded wonderfully.   I don’t think we could have brought him home to the house like this without the training – he would have gotten into everything.  The kids were thrilled to see him when they got home, but he was MUCH more subdued in happily greeting them (ie, not knocking them over or jumping up to get my daughter’s hair bow off her head which was his norm before!).   I really am just so happy and in awe of the transformation.

Thank you so much for all of your help with him and the updates you provided. Hopefully I won’t have to bug you with too many questions over the next couple of weeks as he settles back into home 🙂   I’ve attached a picture of him resting very comfortably on his new “place” –  he couldn’t even  handle being in this room prior to training due to the open bins of kids’ toys etc in here!  Now, he sniffed and just left them alone.

 

Thanks again!

Maggie

Rosie

Date of Graduation: November 2, 2018

Rosie came to us a wiggly little pup and left with manners and a high level of obedience training.  Rosie’s owner passed her CGC test with her and is planning to pursue a therapy certification when Rosie turns one year old.  Their end goal is to get Rosie qualified to visit the Shriner’s Hospital.

A note from Rosie’s owner soon after her arrival home from training:

I would like to thank you so much for the exceptional training and care you gave to Rosie for the last four weeks. She is doing well since our return home. We have adjusted to each other pretty rapidly. Rosie is loving our backyard. She expels lots of energy back there. For the last two nights, by 5 she is exhausted. I am taking her to Home Depot on Friday. It is supposed to be a raincoat day so I figured I would do something fun!!

Thank you for your care and excellent abilities to train wayward puppies!! I was absolutely thrilled about her passing the CGC. Thank you for the great picture of her at Agway!!

My very best to you,

Jean