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See what our clients say about working with Professional Dog Trainer, John Van Olden.

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First time dog owner here and we were having issues with our new German Shepherd puppy from the start, so we reached out to John. We thought that we would have to give our GSD away due to our inexperience, but John’s knowledge and expertise made an immediate impact in helping us overcome our issues!

John is very thorough, passionate, and experienced with dogs and it shows through his work. He explained the entire process of his training services and even identified many minor ‘actions’ where my wife and I could have handled our puppy more appropriately during the first visit. His observations and suggestions made tremendous improvements with our GSD. He follows up and checks in our progress weekly and is available for immediate help when needed. I could go on! Without John, we wouldn’t have our puppy today!

Strongly recommend John, don’t look any further!!!

Usman N.

John began training with me, my daughter, and my two dogs, a 9 month-old border collie mix (Zoe) and a 5 yr. old chihuahua mix (Jake), after being referred by my veterinarian in August.   I was having minor issues with Jake that John was able to help me quickly resolve. My greater challenge was Zoe, who because of her high energy nature, was totally out of my control both in the house and outside on a leash.  I could barely get a leash on her much less take her for a walk outside.  It was to the point where I was thinking of trying to find a new home for her where she  might be happier.   After each of John’s in-home visits, we put his methods and advice into action,  and we immediately began to see things change for the better.   Zoe now listens  to commands, has better manners, and is calmer overall.   I am able to easily get a leash on her to take her outside, and although we still have some work to do on on our leash manners, we are continuously improving in that area as well.   It does take a lot of work and consistency, and I’m not going to say it is easy.    But once you start  seeing results, I can say it is definitely worth it.   John is always quick to respond to questions in between scheduled visits and follows up to see how things are going.  He clearly cares about what he does, and I have no doubt if an issue comes up later where I may need to ask his advice, he will readily be there to help.    Not only did I receive expert training, but as a result, I went from the fear of possibly needing to find a new home for Zoe to now not knowing what I would do without her in my life!    Zoe, Jake, and the entire family are much happier as a result!   Thank you for your help John!

Kim T.

John was very helpful with our mastiff puppy and even came to meet us at our home, also very flexible with re-scheduling and you can definitely tell he has a passion for working and being around dogs. His work ethic and experience is highly demonstrated when he’s teaching the handler as well as the dog, highly recommended for anyon, wether a young couple or a single parent. 10/10

Rene M.

John came right to our house and worked with me and my kids with our new puppy. Within 2 hours we had most of our house training issues addressed and alot of tools to use moving forward. I highly recommend John for any of your dog training needs!

Katie W.

I have a 4 year old, lab/pit Atticus, who suffers with anxiety and recently I felt he was not listening to me as he used to. I met with John and another trainer, Mark and I immediately started to learn what to expect from my dog! I am extremely impressed with their training techniques and even more impressed as I watched Atticus follow commands. Through the course of training and education I developed a sense of confidence and a deeper understanding of why I need and how to follow through and be consistent with what Canine Trade Group taught us both. I highly recommend John and I believe, when you meet him, you’ll agree!
Naomi G.

After John’s in home visit I saw an instant change in Gibson. He was following simple commands in just and 1 1/2 hours. Using John’s training methods has made Gibson a calm and well-mannered puppy who gets compliments wherever we go. I would highly recommend John to anyone looking for a caring and highly professional dog trainer.

Jaye B.

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