Positively Simple Dog Training Sarasota, Florida

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Connie Hough

2 years ago

Meg worked with our puppy and us and she taught her from a list we provided. We boarded her while she was learning and I think it was the best choice for us. Gracie, our dog, is a better behaved dog. We’d do it again!

Olivia Wiles

2 years ago

We took our 19 week old GSP to Meg for her 2 week puppy boot camp. Before training, she was out of control!! She jumped on everyone/everything, chewed on furniture and didn’t listen at all. We were desperate for help! We reached out to Meg and instantly knew how qualified and experienced she was. She did an amazing job training our Piper. She updated us daily and is very passionate about what she does. Piper is a completely different dog now. We were shocked when we went to pick her up and will continue to use her training methods. We are so thankful for Meg!!

Gabriella A.

3 years ago

Meg was outstanding! She definitely knows what she is doing... After some hesitation because we weren’t too sure about sending her away for a couple weeks we sent her our 6 month old Goldendoodle Willow for training. She was there for 2 1/2 weeks and we have seen tremendous progress almost like we had a complete different dog! She consistently kept us updated and sent us pictures of Willow to let us know she was doing good and was happy! If we had any questions she was very responsive and was so cooperative. She helped us with everything we were struggling with! If you are hesitating or looking for a trainer send her to Meg she is fantastic! We will definitely use her in the future for boarding!

Donna Goldstein

3 years ago

We highly recommend Meg and Positively Simple Dog Training. In a state of despair over not being able to train our 4-month-old puppy, we sent her away to Positively Simple Dog Training “puppy boot camp“. After 2 weeks, Zoē was well on her way to being housebroken, had calm down and was socializing with other dogs. Most importantly, now that Zoē is back home, Meg has continued to follow up with us via emails and phone calls. She is most understanding, supportive and provides on-going suggestions and encouragement when the challenges of puppy training cause us to become disheartened.

Elizabeth Testerman

3 years ago

So very happy with this dog training! My pups responded well, and Meg took plenty of time with us. She curtailed her training to our needs and worked well with our dog who is older and has some special needs. I am so very impressed! When our current issues were addressed the trainer did not try to keep coming and instead let us know that we had it under control, and that we were welcome to call her again if needed. I loved that we didn't feel taken advantage of. Well worth the money we spent.

Skye Rose

3 years ago

Meg was amazing. She helped our Kota and Aspen so much even after one visit. We did our homework and have seen drastic improvements day by day. She made herself available to us whenever we need her, and I am so thrilled to have someone who cares about our animals as much as we do. Thank you!

Joe Aceto

3 years ago

My wife and I were very pleased with Meg and her Positively Simple Dog Training. We had been to other training classes with our new puppy and the emphasis had been on negative reinforcement, a choke collar etc. Meg's positive reinforcement approach with an emphasis on "food luring" was refreshing and despite some initial skepticism on my part, our puppy responded very well and surprisingly quickly. Meg provides not only hands-on guidance during the class but also useful reading material that reinforces her training technique. We highly recommend Meg and her training program.

Jason d

3 years ago

Meg and Positively Simple Dog Training deserve the highest possible recommendation. Meg goes above and beyond to form a relationship with the customer and their pet. The quality of training and individual interaction is incomparable. I have had long conversations with Meg ranging from our training progress to my pets diet and long term health as well as many other topics. The classes we attend all have a great atmosphere, are informative and fun with a mix of individual work guided by Meg and group work and play.

Dianne Pedersen

3 years ago

Meg was super helpful in training me to train my English bulldog Cletus. I would recommend her to everyone who needs some help! In fact I've already given out her info a few times! Peace, Dianne & Cletus

Brian L Dorr

3 years ago

We’re seniors and after many months of trying to train Cotton, our Bichon puppy we decided that we needed help. We’d tried group training lessons at a training center and having a trainer come to our house for private training, but we couldn’t cope with the follow through necessary to make it work. Meg was the answer. From our first phone conversation it was clear that she’s an experienced pro and that training while boarding would be the best solution. She sent us a comprehensive worksheet that would give her information both about Cotton and our expectations. The change in Cotton’s behavior has been amazing, she responds to our commands and is a pleasure to live with. Meg did a wonderful job and we would recommend her to anyone who’s interested in improving life with their special friend.

Andrew Basco

4 years ago

We first used Meg to board our 10 week old Cocker Spaniel puppies. There are not a lot of places that take puppies so young. All the amazing reviews stuck out so I gave Meg a call. She did a mini “board and train” during their stay of 5 …

Christiana Kopetzky

4 years ago

Meg from Positively Simple Dog Training is hands-down amazing! I have used her boarding services multiple times now, and each time I pick up my dog Bear, he is as happy as ever. I used to worry whenever I left town and unable to take my dog with me as he would get separation anxiety and become depressed and sick when we left. Since finding Meg, I am able to comfortably travel now with the piece of mind he's in great hands. Meg even goes the extra mile to send text message updates with pictures and videos to show how he's doing while I'm away. She is knowledgable, professional, and overall a great person. Highly recommend her and Positively Simple Dog Training.

JA Sweeney

4 years ago

Forget everything you think you know about board-and-train!!! Your dog won't forget you & YOU will be trained to ensure success when your dog returns from this place as a well-mannered gentleman or lady. Worth every penny! ????????

Jody Vangor

4 years ago

We adopted a 2 year old Black Lab whose previous owner had reportedly used some rather harsh "training" techniques on her. They were so harsh that they made those who saw him cringe. Eventually, Waffles (as we named her) started to protect herself by growling at him. This in turn convinced him that she was vicious and needed to be euthanized. Luckily, this did not happen and she ended up becoming a part of our family. She did, however, come with a few bad habits. Meg was recommended to us by our veterinarian as a very gentle dog trainer. This is exactly what we needed as Waffles was extremely sensitive and bristled at even just a "scolding" tone of voice. Sharp commands were out of the question. To make a long story short, Waffles has now been with us for nearly 6 months and is doing extremely well. She has integrated perfectly and loves the whole family; cats, dogs and people. She is a big love and we have Meg to thank for that. We give Meg our highest recommendation!

Gia Jacquet

5 years ago

I can't say enough about Meg Nichol and Positively Simple Dog Training; she is the reason we get to keep our best friend. Our dog went from not liking people and not liking dogs to liking people and almost all dogs, and I cannot recommend her enough, she is honest, reasonable, and will make you and your dog feel so at ease!#forever grateful

james lavieri

5 years ago

My dog, Sam has spent a couple of weekends with Meg at Positively Simple Dog Training and it was a very easy and wonderful experience both for Sam and for myself. I would highly recommend Meg to anyone wishing to have simple, stress free boarding for their dog and piece of mind for themselves.

Mark Mulone

5 years ago

Take it slow with ears wide open and you'll be happy

Elizabeth Wulkan

6 years ago

Meg is totally reliable. She really knows dogs and cares for them as if they are her own. We have left our mini-goldendoodle with Meg many times. Meg sends pictures and emails on Nellie's behavior and well being while we are away. Nellie is our baby and we trust Meg with her care. Elizabeth & Ed

April Bryant

6 years ago

Wonderful! Look forward to continuing our training

Betty Barker

6 years ago

We have had a wonderful experience! Toby is much better behaved. He is now a pleasure to be around. Thank you Meg

Debbie Daviadoff

6 years ago

Meg is a true professional, with a wealth of knowledge. She is a dog whisperer. She taught us simple commands to help control our dogs at home and in public. My dog was even able to be certified an AKC Canine Good Citizen! I highly respect and recommend Meg for all of your dog training needs.

Sue Angle

6 years ago

I can’t say enough for what Meg has done for my 5 year old unsocialized breeder-golden who came into rescue several months ago. Meg has helped us to know how to slowly welcome and train this 5-year-old to learn how to live the good life – inside a home and not in a back-yard pen. Meg was so understanding and knowledgeable about what this dog needed to not fear everything she had never seen or known before. Thank you to Positively Simple Dog Training and Meg for helping our Rescue be able to help this golden enjoy the rest of her life in a wonderful home-life situation. Sue Sue Angle, Transport Coordinator Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid Florida

Ed Wulkan

6 years ago

We have used Positively Simple (Meg Nichols) for overnight boarding for our mini golden doodle, Nellie. Nellie is a rather submissive dog who generally would rather be the only dog in the house, but going to stay with Meg has never been a problem. We will continue to board Nellie at Meg's anytime we can.

Jeff Goldberg

6 years ago

Meg took very good card of Charlie while I was away.

Kim Turner

6 years ago

Meg is an amazing, positive reinforcement trainer. Two of my three dogs have been through both her puppy class and focus class. She will go out of her way to first meet you and your dog at your home and then have you attend class. Both of my dogs are very obedient and one has even moved on to agility (the focus helped immensely). Thank you Meg!

Laurel Healy

6 years ago

Meg boarded my dog during a time when I didn't know exactly when I was leaving or when I would return. She was flexible and reliable. Her vetting process reassured me that my boy was in good hands. Meg emailed me with pictures and stories about how my dog was doing. I don't think he missed me at all.

Liz Goodman

6 years ago

Meg knows dogs! My little girl, Judy Garland, loved going to class and LOVES Meg! I can't recommend her highly enough. She also gets excited when we "go to Meg's" for boarding or private lessons. Try her. You won't be sorry!

Marisa Asturias

6 years ago

Meg was wonderful with our dog. Training was effective, we get compliments on our dog's well mannered behavior all the time. The best part -its positive training, makes for a very happy doggie! Thanks Meg!

Marsha Brown

6 years ago

Outstanding experience for my Papillon when she was a puppy. Now she is very confident, friendly and outgoing. What a difference Meg's approach made in my very shy and timid puppy. I'd give 10 stars if possible!

Rick Rose

6 years ago

My wife and I would see Meg walking her own dogs and would always comment that is what a pack should look like - Meg walking with pack leader posture and the dogs following behind. After our previous dog walker quit after having problems with one of our fear aggressive dogs we used Meg as our go to walker. This choice was based on her training capabilities and what we had actually seen. She was obviously over qualified as a dog walker and had absolutely no problems with the dogs. It was also nice the dogs are always excited to see her which made us feel confident we no longer had to worry.

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Positively Simple Dog Training, Florida, Sarasota

7672 S Tamiami Trl

Business Hours

Monday

9 AM - 9 PM

Tuesday

9 AM - 9 PM

Wednesday

9 AM - 9 PM

Thursday

9 AM - 9 PM

Friday

9 AM - 9 PM

Saturday

10 AM - 4 PM

Sunday

10 AM - 4 PM

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