Susan O’Dowd and Bernese Mountain Dog Bear

Trimark Canine ServicesMy 85 pound, 11 month old puppy “Bear” and I commenced Level One training with Linda and Leo at Trimark Canine Services in December of 2006. We had completed Level One training with another dog training school and were having problems applying our learning on a daily basis. We started our first few sessions at Trimark with a completely uncontrollable dog. He clearly was unhappy being there and objected strongly in class. Through Linda and Leo’s patient approach, Bear continued gaining confidence and passed Level One with flying colours.

Since that time, we have successfully passed Levels Two through Four, including a Rally Obedience Program. What I really appreciated about Trimark versus other dog training schools’ approaches, is that Linda and Leo are able to try alternative approaches if initially a dog has difficulty completing a command. Bear wasn’t always the quickest to pick up new concepts, and Linda was able to break the command down for us into smaller parts, and when we made progress and developed confidence with each small step, it enabled us to progress to the goal — even if it took us more time than other dogs.

I strongly endorse this dog training facility and the skills and patience of each instructor.