My dog Ivy (a Finnish Lapphund) attended QK Dog’s 4-week boot camp this past Nov/Dec and she came home a way more confident and obedient dog!
I can’t say enough good things about QK Dog’s and Ivy’s trainer Chris Parry!
Ivy was 13 months old when she started boot camp. Somehow, last summer, Ivy became fearful of many noises outside and it made going on walks (and other things away from home) really difficult. She would hear a random noise that would spook her and then basically freeze/shutdown. She has been home for almost 3 weeks and now walks are great again. Plus, I have her off leash (primarily around the yard) and it is incredible how obedient she is.
I would highly recommend QK Dog’s boot camp program. While QK Dog’s is an hour from my house, I am planning on using them for boarding if we go away for more than a couple of days. The board and train program looks like a great option as well.
Thank you QK Dogs and thank you Chris!
We snuck out for a short afternoon and Penny was AWESOME!
It’s a joy to watch her work and she showed off some serious skills, maintained a soft mouth, and followed through with her retrieve bird to hand. Thanks for the tune up; she’ll see you again soon!
Jenny & Joe
Our family is the biggest fan of QK.
Calvin has been going for the past three years. Jess has done an amazing job with training and building self esteem in our six year old rescue. The entire staff is warm, loving and professional and the facility looks more like sleep-away camp than a kennel. If your dog needs training or a place to board, I would highly recommend QK! Thank you for taking such extraordinary care of a very important member of our family! We are very grateful!
Thank you so much QK kennels for taking care of my Thomas.
This is the first time I’ve had to board him and I was very nervous to leave him. Kiira was great and kept me updated with pictures everyday and on how he was doing and it really put my mind at ease and let me enjoy my vacation! I can’t recommend them enough and will definitely be bringing Thomas back there again for boarding or even just a fun day at daycare!
Rudder loves his stays with you so much and I know it’s because of your staff and programs.
Let me say who ever groomed him did a great job made him look like a show dog. So thank you for the great care. He’s looking forward to his next stay in dog paradise.
I wanted to take a moment and write to you about our experience with your services and provide a testimony.
At the time of my initial contact with QK, our Golden Doddle “Jackson” was almost 5 months in age 45lbs in weight and growing rapidly. His veterinarian referred to him as a big goofy puppy, my wife and I referred to him as our little possessed pupperdoddle. Quite honestly, we considered the heart-breaking notion of giving him up as he just wouldn’t behave well at all. It was the end of March, I contacted QK and inquired about your puppy programs. Ms. Jessica Velasquez returned my call and thoroughly explained each one of the programs to me and assured me that she could relate to Jackson as well as my Wife and I as owners. She was so positive in her approach to addressing my concerns and left me without any doubt that she could deliver a well-trained companion at the completion of your program. Following our conversation, I asked her to reserve a spot for the soonest opening which was the week of April 22nd. Although I do have to admit, as misbehaved as he was, the thought of sending him away for training was very difficult. Unfortunately, our culture today breeds doubt and lack of trust of others, but there was something about Jessica that led me to discern that she was someone special, someone we could completely trust to manage the care and training of our pup. I wasn’t wrong!!
For my testimony I guess I would like to start by asking a question, “Why in the world is Jessica an Assistant Trainer”? As far as I’m concerned, she’s the “Master Trainer”. Our puppy was literally transformed, the confidence he gained while at QK is amazing. The process we witnessed during our visits was unbelievable. We were besides ourselves every time we worked with Jessica and him at seeing the progress. We realize you must hear this stuff all the time but you need to know that Jackson doesn’t counter surf, grab the toilet paper (or anything else) and run, grab stuff from the waste basket, jump up on anyone, pull on his leash, mouth anyone, bark when he shouldn’t, bolt out the door or the yard just to mention a few of the issues he had before he visited QK. Don’t misunderstand what I’m trying to say, he is very much still a puppy at 7 months and he has his moments, the great thing is how he reacts to the techniques that Jessica taught us in correcting him. Everything is so positive; he even sleeps in our bedroom on the floor or on his new Kuranda bed verses in his crate because we can trust him now. Our neighbors are convinced that we traded him in for a different dog. QK dogs made us a promise and you not only kept that promise; you exceeded our expectations! The small investment we made in trusting QK dogs will pay dividends for years to come. Susan and I are very thankful and grateful for the hard work and loving care that was put into Jackson while at QK. Of course, we would be very remiss not to mention the other team members we met and worked with. Darcy and Patricia were great upon arrival making us and Jackson feel very comfortable, AJ who was so good with Jackson and somehow managed to send him home clean and well-groomed and of course the young man (I forgot his name but did meet him) who fed Jackson daily and we’re sure there were more involved that we didn’t meet.
Sent with much Gratitude!
Walt and Sue Cormier and of course Jackson
Thank you again for everything you did with (our puppy) Zeke.
He has been adjusting great back at home and we will be working with him every day. He is much more respectful of our space and even our older dog. We took him to Lowe’s yesterday and he did great even when people would come to see him. Thank you again for everything. We are very appreciative!
Paige & Tyler
I love everything about Quinebaug Kennels.
Onni loves going there and seeing the staff. He runs to get in the door. I like that I know he is ok when he is there for daycare or training. Also love that I can support local by buying my dog food and treats there. AJ is an amazing groomer we never had our German Shepherd groom and it was an amazing experience for us. Thanks for everything you guys do to make my kids feel like home when they are not home.
Hi Jess! We stuck with everything you taught Marley (even the girls were diligent) and he’s been amazing!
He’s so obedient, respects boundaries, listens to us but is still such a big lover. He’s honestly a happier dog given the boundaries and structure you provided and more importantly – taught to us foolish humans!! Marley now feels like he’s “working” in a good way and it’s created such a positive shift in the household dynamic. Everything we hoped for in bringing him in to our family has come to fruition thanks to you.
From day 1, it was apparent that QK and gundog trainer Chris Parry were the right choice for our pup.
We brought in our 8 month old Brittany, Junior, with hopes of building a foundation for a long career of find birds. We were always kept in the loop about training progress, and after 4 weeks Junior came home with some newfound obedience, a more patient demeanor, an plenty of training in preparation for the field. We are thrilled with his progress and happy with our choice of QK and Chris.