Quail Run Kennels Medford, New York

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Erin Biel

2 years ago

My Chocolate Lab and I took the beginners course this past fall and I cant say enough great things about the course and the staff. Don was always available to answer questions when I would call and his staff was exceptionally patient and supportive during the classes.I would recommend this course to anyone and everyone.

Nick Hernandez

2 years ago

I have been taking my dogs here for years, they were originally recommended to me by my vet.

Nick NYG

2 years ago

1 class down and all I can say is I already feel like I am getting my moneys worth. The correction in my Boxers behavior in class was immediately noticeable. I was able to come home and show off to my wife and kids a little of what we have learned already. I'm sure there will be regression issues and they warn patience. But I will be practicing with him and turning this into a family affair. Next week I plan on have everyone there to watch. I normally would not post after the first week but I honestly don't see how this could go down from here. Barring something crazy happening I would recommend this training to anyone with a puppy. if u have a nutty larger puppy like I do then I would highly recommend it.

Joe Allen

2 years ago

Don was very rude and very condescending. May know dogs, but not how to talk to actual people nor treat them with respect. Never returning and will let people know not to come here just because of that.

Enrique Gambra

2 years ago

The best place to have your doggie get a vacation

Bryan Coon

2 years ago

Great place to board your dog! Nothing but good experiences over the last 10 years.

Meghan Polis

2 years ago

Took my 10 month old border collie to the on-leash training course and I learned how to handle a breed that is hands down smarter than humans! Don, Pat, Ed and Sky were all extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Can't wait until she's ready to attend the off-leash course!

Donna Rae

2 years ago

Don and Patty are amazing! My pups never look back to say goodbye!

John Symonds

2 years ago

I can’t believe how much I have learned from this 8 week training course! Don and his staff are amazing!! Not only do I enjoy walking my dog now, I am looking forward to moving into his off leash training course! Best dog trainer on the island .. thank you all!

Tyler Short

3 years ago

Don and Patty are the best in the business. My dog has an abnormal amount of energy, and Mr. Sterling had him sitting calmly in a matter of seconds. He took time out of his day to explain what I need to do as a dog owner to give my dog the greatest chance of success. To anyone with a large, energetic breed I cannot recommend Quail Run Kennel highly enough. If you're frustrated with your dogs behavior Don and Patty will steer you on the right path.

Sarah S.

3 years ago

I absolutely recommend Don Sterling for anyone looking to train their dog or correct undesirable behavior. Mr. Sterling and Patty were so kind, patient, and incredibly knowledgeable with me and my dog. I truly cannot recommend their training enough. I had taken my brother's German shepherd to multiple trainers due to uncontrollable barking at any strangers. None of the trainers had any answers as to why he was barking and would just give vague solutions to solve it. After about 2 months of no progress I was blessed in finding Quail Run kennels and meeting Mr. Sterling. After explaining my problem on the phone, Mr. Sterling scheduled an appointment immediately and took more than an hour out of his day to help me understand and correct the barking. The next day I immediately saw progress and improvement in his behavior. At his own pace my dog is able to approach strangers and feel more secure, comfortable, and happy! I learned much more in the wonderful time I spent with Mr. Sterling than I had in all the other general puppy classes combined. I am looking forward to taking the group classes in the spring and can’t wait! The property is absolutely stunning and very welcoming. If you have any dog, especially a German Shepherd, this is the place for you! Thank you Mr. Sterling and Patty!

Brittni Munn

3 years ago

WE LOVE QUAIL RUN! we brought our mini golden doodle here and within 1 class he was sitting on walks. We tried for over a year and never got him to sit. Its a great class and enjoyable. Highly recommend the class

Brian Bradley

3 years ago

We have gone to Quail Run for our dog training for over 30 years. Don Sterling and Patty are awesome. From beginner to advanced off leash training it's the best. If you like good old fashioned no nonsense training this it the place. We had one dog that we thought we would never get under control and they helped us turn him into a great family pet. ????????????

Thomas Roughley

3 years ago

They have taken care of my dogs for almost 20 years. Safe, dependable boarding

Carissa surdi

3 years ago

This is my 3rd dog I have taken to Quail run for dog training. I have taken both on and off lead training classes. I recommend Don and his team To every person I know with a new dog! The training class is not only effective, but fun! I really feel like I'm at Disney world with the microphones and jokes!

Carl K

3 years ago

Unfortunately, the experience I had was not so great. One of the men that work there is very rude. Not friendly at all and when you leave your dog at a kennel for a few, you would prefer the workers to be attentive, nice and caring for your dog. I don't recommend this kennel.


3 years ago

Excellent care was given while we were on vacation. The staff is very courteous and professional.

James Lasala

3 years ago

this was our 3rd dog training session at quail run it’s been 30 years and 3 great dogs don and patti are exceptional they actually train the owners we are waiting for off lead class to start with luke he is doing great thanks to quail run in the 30 odd years the questions are instantly answered and times when he wanted to see the dog for a bad habit cures the dog sends me home never ever a charge just a fine upstanding man his actions speak to that

Jodi Stangarone

3 years ago

We don't like leaving our animals when we go away. If it weren't for Quail Run, we'd never go on vacation. They make it so easy and they're a pleasure to deal with. They know & love all animals!

Kimberly Golsner

3 years ago

Great upfront information. Don was easy to talk with to help our family to have a safer home life (still in progress). Will be back for training.

Nicole Medina

3 years ago

We took our 1 year old Husky/Shepherd mix to get trained here. We saw a difference in just one session! Don and Patti are amazing. They know exactly what they are doing. They’ve been doing this for a long time and I can see why. It is absolutely worth the money to bring your dog here to get trained!

Phyllis L

3 years ago

Don and his training team are excellent. Our adopted lab had had no training and was 16 months BIG and goofy when we got him. This group training was extremely effective and had him under control with just a few lessons. I did not expect group training to be this good, having used private training in the past, but it was excellent. You always feel that you and your dog are under the trainers’ watchful eye even as part of a group. I highly recommend this class.

Rachel Camhi

3 years ago

I highly recommend quail run kennel for training your dog! The instructors are like dog whisperers, and we have learned so much with each class! Before these classes, my dog used to jump around like a kangaroo, was tugging on the leash, and hard to control when walking. After just a few classes, Benny can walk with a loose leash, and no longer lunges or pulls towards other dogs or people. The results are amazing, people have even asked if our dog is a service dog in public! Also, the instructors have a great sense of humor, and are incredibly knowledgeable. I will definitely be signing up for off leash training next!

Sammy Lynn

3 years ago

The training here is excellent. Don is amazing and I can't say a single negative thing about the way he handles and understands dog's. Having a large breed working dog and feeling overwhelmed navigating a dog with high anxiety for the first time he gave me alot of tips that have helped tremendously and I can't thank him enough. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the boarding here. If I never trained here I would of had to give my boarding experience a 3. My dog isn't just a dog to me. No I dont overly baby her but she is my family and to be laughed at when I called to check up on her made me feel uncomfortable. Knowing she gets next to no human interaction also was unnerving and some reassurance would of been nice. When I went to pick her up and was told oh your here for the crazy dog, that hurt. Yes she has high anxiety but I tried to explain things that would help her and got laughed at. I may not be an expert at dog boarding but I know my dog. She came back so wound up and stressed out maybe for a confidant or happy go lucky dog this boarding might work but unfortunately for her it was clear she did not have a good experience. Broke my heart that I put her through that.

Susan Nacht

3 years ago

I have taken three dogs to Don Sterling for training over many years. This latest one is younger than the others and she is responding beautifully. Each dog progressed to off lead training. Believe me, this training can save your dog's life. You don't want your dog running out into the street and getting hit by a car. This training will stop a running dog in its tracks before it gets hurt. My dog is a joy to walk now whereas prior to classes, she was a maniac. Now she's well behaved, looks to me for praise, and is well on her way to off the lead training. One can certainly take their dog elsewhere to learn tricks and to comply using a piece of liverwurst as a bribe, but that's not obedience. The dog must want to do something for you to please you. Don makes that happen. It's all about correction and lots and lots and lots of praise! Don is big on praise! The dogs are happy and want to please. The results are spectacular! I would go nowhere else for help with my dogs. I have sent many many people to Don for help with their dogs, and I will continue to do so. Rave reviews from everyone I've sent to him. Since every dog has a different personality, Don and his capable staff gladly offer individualized help with difficult situations so an owner can feel confident in their training methods. I am pleased to recommend Quail Run. ~Susan

Linda Crimley

4 years ago

Experienced ,kind,in business 30 yrs so glad they are still here

John Moore

4 years ago

Very good place to bring your pet

janet taormina

4 years ago

The training for our 9 month old German Shepherd was very good. Prior to training at Quail Run we could not walk out our front door without wrestling with this dog and were never able to walk him down our street. Now he walks daily with no pulling, even downtown main street. He is such a pleasure to walk with. The trainers at Quail Run are excellent, each class had multiple trainers to offer all the help needed to master handling our dog. We are very thankful for Quail Run's Dog Training that works.

Christian H.

4 years ago

Quail run is the best place to leave your beloved pooch when he or she cannot join you on your planned trip. This place is aces!

J Gor

4 years ago

Great place took good care of our dogs

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Quail Run Kennels, New York, Medford

126 Peconic Ave

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