Have competed at two dog competitions here. It is a very nice and spacious facility.
We took several courses at AFF during the first 6mo I had my new Aussie puppy. And I am so thankful for the dog she is today. I attribute a lot of the transformation from crazy crazy wild dog to awesome buddy to the skills and concepts we learned at AFF.
You know the saying “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”? Paula at AFF takes the lifetime approach to training your dog. The focus is really on fundamentals and how to communicate with and build a solid relationship with your dog. It may be slower and less flashy than other places that can show your dog how to do 10 party tricks in a few weeks. Instead Paula focuses a lot on teaching the human how to teach their dog and how the dog can become a good learner.
The other thing that I appreciate about Paula and AFF is her vast experience and ability to personalize the training based on what you and your dog are showing. In group classes even though everyone is doing the same exercise the instructors will tailor the exercise or advise for your dog if needed. My puppy was extra mischievous and independent, the instructors could quickly see what made my dog tick and her weaknesses and gave specific tips for working with her. There are other places where instructors are pretty much teaching from a handbook with no consideration for the dog in front of them and if it’s not working they have no other suggestions than what’s outlined in the handbook. It can be a frustrating experience if your dog isn’t the typical food loving golden/lab. We’ve since moved away but over a yr later I think what we learned at AFF has been the most effective dog training
Paula has been great with our first level of training. It's so fun and rewarding to see our dog develop when we follow her directions!
Gibson enjoyed his class and we hope to take more in the future!
All fur fun training is a super awesome training location. I have accomplished so much with my pup that I didn't think I could. Paula has been super amazing as well. She is able to help with all your questions and lead you to amazing resources for out of class. You and your pooch will always learn something new and have fun in the process. So happy I found this place. Staff is very friendly.