2004 - 2018

2014 Best Of

Coach Kirsten Ivens's Testimonials

It is going very well. Kirsten is really good at explaining what she is working on with Oliver, showing me and then giving me detailed “homework.” Thanks again!

Best regards,
Mel S
Things are going great! On Thursday night, Evee came home and was like a different dog! She's responding well to practice at home, and is being calm enough to actually be an enjoyable companion. :-)

Sara K et al
Huey comes home happy and tuckered out so that’s always a good thing considering he’s still a puppy. We think we’re making some good progress towards some basic commands as well as better manners when it comes to other dogs. Thanks again for checking in!

Talicia H and Jon S
We are happy with the training so far! Sandy seems to be learning a lot.

Emilie T.
Kirsten has a gift with dogs. Oscar loves her!

Thanks so much for checking in. It seems like Boot Camp is really helping Heidi and we are really enjoying all the training from Kirsten. We are seeing a real difference in Heidi’s behavior.

Amy Todd
We are very happy with Boot Camp. I was gone for three days last weekend and noticed a significant difference in Boomer upon my return. And he absolutely loves being there.

Thanks for checking.
Joan V
Thanks for checking in. It’s been going great! Kirsten is so sweet and really wonderful with Oakley. We are learning a lot! :)

Katelyn M
[Kirsten was] easy going & took the time to explain everything in 'common' people terms. Her note cards she did every week are very handy & awesome! Able to see that Kirsten truly enjoys her work & enjoys what she does!

Loved how much she liked Frank and all of the new things he learned.

Very good explanation of each skill. Great communication. Very knowledgeable.

[Kirsten’s] personalization is what Heidi needed.

Really good at talking us through new behaviors so we could easily put things into practice -Tom
Kirsten was easygoing and accommodating with us humans. Mipha learned well from her in such a positive environment.

[Kirsten’s] so nice and understanding! She was awesome with Stella!

Mac had zero skills and hadn't even worn a collar/leash prior to starting puppy training. We tried some basic training on our own, but were not getting anywhere with it. Kirsten was incredibly patient with our high energy pup, and really got him to respond to her through positive reinforcement. I appreciate how she showed us what he learned and helped us practice before we left. We are amazed how far he came in the two week period and very appreciative all of Kirsten's work!

She seemed to really like Maddie. They had a nice bond.

Kirsten was so knowledgeable and it was clear that Fozzie loved and respected her. I really appreciated the note cards she gave out. They were handy to keep around the house, rather than having to pull up a GoogleDoc to refresh ourselves on the training exercises.

Great attitude and demeanor. Easy to learn from.

We loved Kirsten. She was approachable, offered great suggestions and responses to our questions and was well paired with Pavlov.

Easy to talk to - I was comfortable asking "stupid" questions!

She was so friendly and approachable.