Animal Behavior Specialists Rochester, New York

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Sheila Goldsmith

2 years ago

First and foremost, it was a pleasant surprise and great conversation in the assistance Lori Mumford provided for me to sign up with our new addition to our family that we rescued from “Unconditional Love Pet Rescue, in Green Forest, AK! Gus! He’s only 5months and 5 days old now. Great Pyrenees/Redbone coonhound mix. We met Karlene Bonnes who gave a great informative introduction (she’s trained my grand dog Moose, Catahoula leopard that was rescued by my son) and the other parents/trainers for basic obedience the Saturday before our classes beginning this Thursday evening! I have confidence that everything is going to go well. I just wish we had more time to have had a personal conversation. I know that they’re very busy with classes. Perhaps, some other time. For now it’s 100% Gus! ~Sheila G.

H Jaynes

2 years ago

Great daycare. Really likethe people that work with the animals.

Andy McFarlane

2 years ago

The most unprofessional individual I’ve ever had the misfortune of speaking to. If you are seeking professional and compassionate assistance for you pet I strongly recommend you find a more qualified Specialist.

J.J. Calnon

3 years ago

Our Labrador Retriever, Murphy, has made big improvements with the help of Karlene and her team. We have attended Puppy class and Basic obedience twice. We plan to continue with additional classes. He has also attended daycare a few times. They foster a friendly environment in their classes. I found myself rooting for progress with all of the dogs and owners, not just my own. I read a review that was very discouraging, and although I have sympathy for that owner and her dog, my experience has not been similar. We started with a different trainer using positive reinforcement mainly in the form of food treats and that didn’t work well for us. In the ABS classes, we were taught that it was okay to grab the dogs by the scruff of the neck to direct them away from an unwanted behavior. This is how their dog mother would have taught them. ABS never would have accepted hurting or mistreating the dog, but instead emphasized a relationship of love and respect where your guidance is helpful to your dog. I am very thankful for them. Instead of treats, we reward our dog with praise and love. Murphy is a puppy - full of energy, love and curiosity and Animal Behavior Specialists has helped to make him more manageable and enjoyable for our family.

stephanie g

3 years ago

Very unprofessional on many levels. Instructor brought her aggressive dog to a puppy class and did absolutely nothing when her dog bit a puppy student. Never even apologized. Thankfully the business that held her class, apologized on her behalf and refunded me. Don't waste your money!

ariel franklin

3 years ago

Not positive reinforcement training. Great way to break the bond between you and your dog as well as lead to further issues down the road.

Jennifer Reinhold

3 years ago

Excellent instruction on how to work with your dog.

Clara Martinez

3 years ago

Out of words to explain the amazing wonders she has done for my dog. We rescued him when he was 4, he has fear based aggression and struggles to read people and dogs. I started working with her soon after I got him and he started exhibiting these behaviors, it’s now been 2 years ago and my dog is unrecognizable. He went from reacting to everything, like even if a dog was all the way down the street, growling at people in the street to being able to smell another dog’s but, walk past them in the street, and be able to be pet by a stranger. I am in tears of joy to see the progress he has made and it is all thanks for ABS. If you have the pleasure of working with her her work speaks for itself. Thank you so much!

jay osborne

3 years ago

I can't speak highly enough of the care ABS has provided. They took a neglected aggressive animal in for the board and train protocol. I was hopeful of some improvement but the change was incredible. They supported me through the rehabilitation process. They helped me see the world through Her eyes and gave me my best friend. 4 years later and she is still a handful, but joyful and is realizing her potential far beyond what i could have ever hoped. The services of ABS are easily worth twice what I paid.

renee e hayes

3 years ago

I learned alot about training my dog gypsy moon. They were great people and i plan on taking the next step in my training , i would recommend this class to everyone thank you so much????✌????????☮????

kelly thevenet-morrison

4 years ago

Karlene is an amazing trainer. We have been going to her for 18 years with all of our dogs.

Philip Haynes

4 years ago

Wonderful Business! Very Professional, Kind, Compassionate, Knowledgeable. I can't say enough good things. Very likely saved our dogs life.

Ray J

4 years ago

Karlene is an amazing trainer!

Shanna Toenniessen

4 years ago

She has helped me so much through the years! From stopping dog biting and dog fighting/aggression to dog training, She is a animal behaviorist guru/ dog whisperer

Steven Giordano

4 years ago

The BESY Trailer for dogs in Rochester bar none

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Animal Behavior Specialists, New York, Rochester

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