Calming K9S Boca Raton, Florida

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Jeff Madura

a year ago

We recently adopted a puppy who is friendly but fearless and reckless, so we wanted help on calming our puppy down so that she would not hurt herself. Ann came to our home and motivated our puppy to use her energy running in our yard and going for walks, so that she was more calm in the house. Ann's strategy was very effective at calming our puppy down, and therefore calmed me down as well. Ann also provided many suggestions to get our puppy more comfortable in her new environment. Ann's suggestions are already working. Every dog owner may have their own priorities for their dog, and Ann is willing to focus on improving whatever priorities are most relevant to a given dog owner.

Patty Connolly

a year ago

Ann has a gift! She has helped me with 2 of my dogs. Ann can immediately read the dogs & the humans. She helped my husband & I understand how we needed to modify our behavior to help the dogs. We saw an immediate change. Ann is amazing!

Margery Ehrlich

a year ago

My rescue terrier that I adopted at 5 years old is the sweetest dog at home but turned into a monster on a walk. Any time he saw a dog approaching he would bark and lunge and become completely aggressive. Dog walking had become a dreaded embarrassment for me. Clearly I could no longer have a peaceful walk or chat with a neighbor. I had tried other trainers with the click and treat methods but it didn't work for me! I know that it is all about the "dog owner" and Ann was miraculously able to train me! I was somewhat resistant but I adored Henry and wanted to enjoy a walk, so I stuck with the plan. After only 4 lessons over a six week period I had Henry's walks to enjoy again. It's all about the right method and working it regularly! I definitely would recommend Ann to work with an aggressive dog.

Emma Curry

2 years ago

Ann is incredible. I was so overwhelmed when I got my puppy because he couldn’t be alone without having a meltdown and also was having a hard time being potty trained. Ann helped me right away, taught me and our puppy what to do and he is so much better. Within a week I noticed drastic differences and am so happy and relieved. She’s super responsive and just a lovely person. Really grateful we found her. Couldn’t recommend more!

Carol Barragato

2 years ago

I would highly recommend coming canines to anyone. Ann worked miracles with our 2 dogs Buster in Basco


2 years ago

Ann is literally a life saver!! I came to her because my 3 year old pitbull mix, named Koda, has anxiety issues when seeing other dogs on walks. When he sees another dog on walks he growls, barks, cries, whines, lunges, and pulls the leash. I have tried using a harness, a muzzle, using a short leash, and tried using treats and commands when on walks, but nothing has worked. This is when I decided that I needed more help in order to help give my dog a better life and so that he can actually enjoy his walks. When I came to Ann, she sat down with my dog and I and asked me some general questions, like what his day looked like, how he acts on walks, when does he eat, etc. Once learning about my dog and I, she recommended some tools and tricks that I can use to help ease his anxiety. She instructed me to walk Koda around her fenced yard in order to teach him to look and focus on me during walks. After walking around her yard a couple times and doing turns, he actually started to look at me, he has never ever done that! I was extremely impressed that he was actually watching and focusing on me and my next movements. After that, I walked around her neighborhood and she brought out her own dog so that I can practice encountering other dogs with Koda. When Koda saw her dog, he only growled and cried a bit, what an immediate improvement! He didn't lunge or pull so hard on the leash that I was struggling to get control of him, which is what typically happens when he encounters other dogs. She instructed me to keep walking past her dog to show Koda that he can "escape" or "avoid" the dog and that acting aggressive isn't necessary. Once the session was over, she sent me some links on Amazon for the tools that she personally recommends. She told me that I needed to crate him for a little while to give him some of his own space. He constantly follows me around the house..... and I am mostly to blame because I like to baby him. She told me that crating him for a few hours at home and practicing her tips during walks will help to lessen his anxiety and teach him that I can survive without him. He feels the need to protect me on walks due to my babying. I have to admit, this training session was mostly a therapy session for me because I like to think of Koda as my own baby. But sadly, he is not. A few hours after I got home, she sent me an email containing notes regarding the session, which I was extremely grateful for because she gives a TON of helpful advice that I wanted to reference for future use. So far, I have only done one session with Ann.... but I feel like that is all Koda and I really need. I will definitely go back to her if Koda and I continue to struggle, but as for right now, I am practicing the exercises/ tips she showed me and establishing some boundaries at home. I feel so much better on walks now knowing that I have control over him. He still wears a muzzle, but that is mostly to ease my own anxiety. Koda still growls a bit at other dogs, but he is 1000% times better than what he was. I will be recommending her to anyone that needs dog training. If you're thinking about going to her, don't hesitate, she is SO WORTH IT!!! All her reviews are 10000000% accurate! The advice she gives, her detailed notes, her knowledge, and her experience is worth bettering yours and your dog's life. I can't recommend her highly enough! Also, I went to her during COVID. We were six feet apart the entire time and we wore masks during the entire 1hr session.

Patricia Arias

3 years ago

Bringing my French Bulldog to Ann was the best decision ever! From the first session I noticed a huge difference in my dog and from each session on my dog and I both learned together. Her notes are detailed and she explains why a dog thinks and acts the way they do, making owners better understand their dog and form a better relationship. She is very well rounded and knowledgeable in what she does, giving tips and different tricks, all while explaining why this will help the dog to better understand us and us better understand our dog with simple communicating skills. She simply made it easy and understandable and was flexible with scheduling! I would choose Ann time and time again to train my future dogs!

Erin Melfi

3 years ago

All of the positive reviews are 100% accurate!! Ann is absolutely amazing and helped our 2 year old rescue acclimate to a calming home environment after being in a shelter for over a year. Ann taught us the skills to be the best Pawrents to our new family member. Her knowledge and love of dogs shined through the moment I spoke with her. She has such an efficient calming method of showing my husband and I how to establish the hierarchy in our new family. Ann always answers my emails right away and calls when I’m on the brink of having a breakdown. Not only has Ann helped our dog but she has also helped me to become a more confident person all around! There are no words to describe how grateful we are to have Ann in our lives! She turned a very stressful situation with our dog that had zero trust in humans into a structured loving home for our little fella! We are forever thankful for everything Ann has done for our new Family!

Bianke Taylor

3 years ago

Ann came in and helped us with our 4 month old Labradoodle. Her advice and method was extremely effective. We saw an immediate improvement in the areas we addressed. Thank you Ann!

Beth Fallon

3 years ago

Ever since a puppy, my dog has acted aggressive towards other dogs. After only ONE session working with Ann, I can finally walk Tucker with NO aggressive behavior. I am amazed and can't give enough praise to this wonderful trainer.

Alicia Jultak

3 years ago

Thanks Ann for helping me with Oliver! In just two visits you were able to correct frustrating behaviors in our 5 month old puppy. I would gladly recommend your expert training techniques to anyone that asks!

adam kubie

3 years ago

Ann Casper helped me so much with my 1.5 year old Miniature Australian Shepherd, Wendy. As a herding dog, she was over-protective of me and leash-reactive towards dogs and people, barking incessantly. I noticed a significant change after the first of four lessons. Best of all, Ann trained me on how to become more assertive and I gained so much confidence, which in turn allows my dog to be in a more relaxed state. She left me with alot of insight and knowledge to use in the future as my dog exits her difficuly teenager stage. I would definitely not hesitate to work with Ann again, and I highly recommend Calming K9s for any dog behavioral issues that may come up!

Greg Schwager

4 years ago

As first time dog owners, Ann's help and instruction was instrumental in helping us create a good home for our rescue dog, Layla. Ann helped in both big ways and small. She helped us get a handle on how to get Layla's attention, walking her on leash, and helping Layla with separation anxiety. She even helped us position the furniture in our bedroom to make it more roomy for Layla's crate. We are so thankful we hired Ann, it was by far the best thing we have done since bringing Layla home.

Patricia Jameson

4 years ago

Ann is great! We rescued a small chihuahua who did not even know what a leash was and was sacred of everything even us. I called Ann and she came quickly and had my dog on the leash within an hour. She helped us with his issues on being scared and also helped on his medical condition. She has been wonderful and because of her our dog is now very accepting of us and very loving. He likes his walks!

Rick Pallisso

4 years ago

I thought I knew a lot about dogs and their training until I met Ann. We hired Ann based on the reviews from Yelp to help us with our new puppy and she certainly did not disappoint. We went through the "Puppy Training" with her which was 4 or 5 classes and were so happy with her methods and results that we have kept on going. We find Ann to be extremely knowledgeable as far as canine behavior, but she is also direct and will tell you exactly what needs to be done which is what you want in a dog trainer. The results we have seen are tremendous and have made living with our puppy that much better and pleasurable. There are so many challenges with a new family member, and the proper training makes a huge difference. It's not have to do the work, follow the suggestions and remain consistent. Working with Ann certainly helps us accomplish this with reminders, guidance and instruction. The results we have seen were immediate and from the first session we knew we had made the right choice. Ann is always punctual, comes prepared and doesn't waste time. I cannot say enough how happy we are and would recommend her with no reservation. It's incredibly fulfilling to have a well-behaved dog that listens and responds to commands which in turn makes having a dog a very rewarding and loving experience. Thank you Ann for all you have done! See you at the next session!

T. Johnson

4 years ago

Ann was wonderful! She did a great job helping us train our 2 pups and was very patient explaining everything to my family and I. With her assistance and constant work, we began to see positive results in our pups in no time. She's great to work with and I would definitely recommend her services!

Taylor Walck

4 years ago

Ann is amazing! Our main problem is separation anxiety and our dog Max barks and goes crazy when he’s left alone in a crate. From the moment she got to our home she began correcting things that would help with Max. By the end of the …

Doria Zarfaty

5 years ago

Ann was a life saver for me! I have had trainers in the past, tried classes and nothing worked for us. Ace is a 6 year old rescue that I have had for about 5 years. He was returned to the shelter 4 times before I got him and I wanted to …

Jane Cohen

5 years ago

Luigi is a work in progress thanks to Ann who identified the problem.She has given me expert advice!

karen chiappa

5 years ago

She is great with Gunner ! she has a real sensible approach to training which made it easy to teach him what he should do and not do. Ann even follows up with us and gave us cheat sheets I would highly recommend her and her services

Svantage Team

5 years ago

Ann is amazing! She did more than train my pup Stella! Reminded me that dogs need structure and a leader. :) would highly recommend Ann and her program!

Francine Hanin

6 years ago

We have a 12 year old PBGV who needed exercise so we got her a doggie treadmill. Ann came to our home and had Sophie walking without fear on the treadmill within 20 minutes.. Her cool and calm way about her made Sophie very comfortable. …


6 years ago

I was dealing with a new puppy, about 5 months old. Our current dog who is 7 years old now is very calm and quiet, potty trained easy. The 5mo old was the complete opposite. Constantly barking through out the day, very bad separation …

Samuel Walker

6 years ago

In just 4 short training sessions Ann stepped in and took the entire family to school as to what we were doing wrong - everything! She trained 6 humans to create a peaceful environment for us and a calm, orderly world for our 3 dogs. We …

Lisa Schettino

6 years ago

I have a one yr old Afghan rescue who was chewing up my house and basically out of control. In just 4 sessions he is a changed dog and we are so greatful to Ann for that. I normally train my own dogs but he was tough, and she made such a …

Kristen Etter

6 years ago

Ann Casper is the Boca Raton ‘dog whisperer’. She is the real deal. Look no further for help with your dog! After reading Ann’s online reviews I had very high hopes - and she did not disappoint. We had an eight month old toy goldendoodle …

Farah Abassi

6 years ago

Ann is an incredible trainer. She is so patient and caring which translates to incredible results. She started working with my puppy when she was 10 months old and she is an angel. Ann still comes by every few months for a “refresher” …

Sara Ecoff

7 years ago

Ann is a great trainer. In addition to being very knowledgeable, she is very adaptable to training based on you and your dog's specific needs. She also follows up with you promptly and thoroughly and genuinely cares about helping not only the dog but the owner as well. She completely improved my 8 month old morkie's behavior!

Mary Celentano

7 years ago

Ann is an excellent trainer. She has proven herself most helpful to my husband and I (we are senior citizens) with a Cavapoochon. She is most patient and each visit was most valuable not only with her expetise with our dog but her …

Mal Dara

7 years ago

After 4 sessions with Ann my dogs were so much better behaved than when we began training. Ann is so knowledgable about dog training and she can effectively teach even the most anxious dogs how to be calm and follow commands! I would recommend Her to anyone in need of a dog trainer!

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Calming K9S, Florida, Boca Raton

22980 Greenview Ter

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