Andi is very compassionate, kind, and a good listener. We met 3 out of 6 sessions. After the 3rd, I was frustrated because I was both overwhelmed and felt I needed more hands on training with my dog. She was very professional by stating that I would probably need to contact a Behaviorist. We did not complete our agreed upon sessions but feel it was for the best.
We loved this dog training service! Andi McLoy was gentle, professional, and her techniques worked perfectly for our dog, Hazel. She was always on time and got our homework to us in a timely manner. She gave us lots of ideas and tricks to try out on Hazel, with lots of communication available to us any time of day! We highly recommend Andi for all your dog training needs!
Andi is fantastic! We loved her energy. She is so good with our 9 month old puppy. She has helped me understand why my puppy does what he does and how to address the issues. One of our first tasks was to teach him his name. The week isn't even over and he absolutely knows his name. We are so glad we hired Diamond Dogs Training. We look forward to having a well trained and social pup.
Andi is just the best! She's one of the kindest most patient people I've ever met. She helped me navigate wild puppy energy that I was struggling with and she never judged me or made me feel bad when I told her I did things that other would criticize for (ie- letting my puppy sleep in my bed). The things Andi taught me will stay with me and be used in all my current and future pets. I appreciated that she sent me homework each week to aid me in my training, it was super helpful to keep me on track. Looking forward to working with Andi again for more advanced training. Call her, you won't regret it!
Cannot say enough good things about Diamond Dogs Training, Andi is THE BEST. When we brought home a nine week old Golden Retriever mix, we were not at all prepared for how insanely high energy she is Andi taught us so much; not only how to work with our puppy's excitement but how to understand her and her high energy needs, using only positive reinforcement. We received clear written instructions and video links after each one-on-one session. Rates are very reasonable and I can't stress enough that this is worth EVERY.SINGLE.PENNY! Our pup is still insanely high energy but now we have the tools to make her life, and our life with her, as fun and fulfilling as it is meant to be. Thank you so much, Andi!
I highly recommend Andi!! She came once a week to help me with my two dogs I had gotten during the pandemic. After her first session with us we already saw a difference in our dogs. She listened to our issues and offered great ways to help our dogs. We have a reactive dog and Andi gave us great information and our dog is doing great! Andi give us information on how to deal with littermates and the special bond that is formed between the dogs. I highly recommend Andi!!! I will use her again when I am ready to go for my therapy dog certification. Andi is the best!
We just wanted to let you know, Andi, how pleased with are with your training methods. Jordyn (a 5 year old rescue beagle) was rescued with the help Priceless Pets about 4 months ago. She's a wonderful, sweet tempered dog, but had never had any formal training and was a real puller. With your help, we learned along with Jordyn and now are quite confident that we can take her pretty much anywhere. Your help has been invaluable, and we always take that opportunity to sing your praises. Thanks again, and we will be calling you again to further Jordyn's training.
Andi is amazing! My puppy and I learned so much with her puppy pre-k that I extended to basic obedience. It's really helpful watching someone demonstrate the cue and then coach you, because timing is everything. She came once a week so she got to see my dog where he was most comfortable but also the aspects in which I needed help. The one hour goes by so fast but she sends notes, homework, tips, and relevant videos so you can refresh your memory and work on it throughout the week. Using positive reinforcement was gentle but super effective, even for a rowdy 12 week old puppy. She addressed everything from crate training, separation anxiety, puppy biting/mouthing, and so much more. It's never too late to train a dog but I'm so glad I got an early start. Thank you, Mittens, my slippers and I are forever grateful!
So I recently got a Rottweiler and he was a little fresh puppy my dad breeds them so I got myself a dog because recently around 2020 I lost my other dog so I took a year off and I got another dog. I was searching and searching for a private dog trainer and I found Andi and I did six weeks with her one time a week which was very very reasonable price and very worth it. She came and taught me a lot of new things for my dog and I definitely appreciate her I didn't continue only because holiday was approaching and just money was very tight but I will definitely recommend her to a lot of new customers that are looking for a weasel prices and at home dog training in the Long Beach Orange County area.
I found Andi on Yelp and she responded on the same day. We scheduled a phone consultation and I decided that she would be a great fit for my puppy. The 6 weeks flew by. We wish that Andi could come every week because our puppy absolutely adores her! Andi uses 100% positive reinforcement training and our puppy responded very well to it. She was also great with my whole family, who sat in on most trainings (highly encouraged). My puppy was play biting a lot, and now, he is an absolute angel. He only licks us now! He also used to bite our shoelaces but Andi taught us some techniques to deter him from biting things. I must say, consistent training really led to some amazing results, and my puppy is only 4 months old. He has a lot more training to do, but Andi really set a great foundation for his learning. I will always recommend Andi to anyone needing a trainer!
Diamond dogs training was a blessing for our 10month old puppy. Andi ( the trainer) was very patient with our unruly pup who barked at everything and couldn't walk without pulling her leash . She was out of control. We thought we'd have to give her up. A six weeks 1 hour session in our backyard ( wearing masks and socially distancing) really helped our pup improve her most problematic habits .Andi helped train "us "with techniques and methods to work on to improve our pup's road to being that perfect family dog. After each class Andi would send " homework" on everything we did in that particular session. This really helped, having a written explanation of everything we covered that day. It made working g with our pup so much easier. Any specific behavior that needed to be addressed, Andi would have help suggestions . She'd even send a Video site to help you to work with our pup. Our pup loved seeing Andi. We must say our pup has improved and has become our almost perfect family member! DDT was worth every cent!
If I could give more stars I would! Andi is amazing! She has given us a lot of information and helped break things down that we were having trouble with. Each week our puppy is growing and learning so much. Andi will go at your pace and is very knowledgeable. If you are thinking about a trainer I definitely recommend Andi
Diamond Dog Training is great. We would recommend having Andi as your trainer. She is patient, kind, and she helped our family learn positive ways to get our dog, Skye, to obey. Diamond Dogs always has homework for us to make sure we are doing the work to make sure we understand...and so does our Skye. If you need help with your dog obeying, please call Diamond Dogs. You will not be disappointed and as you see your pet learn you are also learning. I feel Andi became part of our family, we looked forward to seeing her and learning from her. We are extremely happy and are planning to have her here for our older dog. I give her 5 stars because she deserves that and more. I trust her, and even better our dog trusts her. If you or anyone you know needs help with training, have them call....you won't be sorry.
I met Andi just as the Safe-At-Home quarantine went into effect. With a new puppy, I was desperately looking for a class to get me started training my high energy pup. With in-person classes shut down, Andi suggested we train remotely using the Zoom video platform. Dogs love and need boundaries, and they also love to learn. Andi knows dogs and puppies well. She will work with you, depending on your needs, to build your confidence in handling your dog. Andi's methods and advice are invaluable and fun for you and your pooch. She is all about teaching you to train your dog to be calm, happy and obedient. Diamond Dogs Training gets 5 Woofs!!!!!
Love Andi!!! She is the most positive trainer we have ever had! She started training our Shih Tzu puppy at 8 weeks and when she was a year old she was certified to be a therapy dog! She was able to get her AKC Good Citizen certificate, and is the sweetest, most polite dog, and I know it is due to Andy's positive dog training approach! Her patience and professional attitude made all of our training classes so much fun and so rewarding and I feel that we are so much closer to our little Sophie because of all the training classes we took with her!
I got a puppy the last of July. She was a 2 month old corgi/border collie mix with lots of energy! I'm a senior citizen so such an energetic breed wasn't the best match for me but I had her now so I was going to give her the best home she could ever have. I found Andi from Diamond Dogs Training. She is fantastic. She is punctual, works well with my dog Lucy, very knowledgeable, has great ideas, and is extremely helpful to me. If you're looking for a GREAT dog trainer call Andi. Suzy E.
We were so happy to find Andi and Diamond Dog training and would recommend her to any one. Andi is truly a "gem". Soon after adopting our 5 year old lab from a local shelter, our family of first time dog owners found ourselves looking for help. We knew very little about how to take care of a dog and wanted to seek help from a professional trainer. We called around and found several that worked in groups or required us to bring our dog to a training site. Diamond Dogs appealed to us because the training sessions took place in our home and neighborhood. Andi, owner of Diamond Dogs, was wonderful from start to finish. We set up a series of 6 basic training sessions. Andi was very flexible with scheduling and encouraged us to engage the whole family in our training sessions. She helped us determine our goals and needs as a new "dog family" and provided us with personalized, fun training sessions along with session notes on skills to practice. In addition to basic obedience training, she helped us problem solve issues like bathrooming in appropriate areas, using the doggie door, establishing healthy feeding and exercise routines, appropriate ways to positively reinforce good behavior, how to approach socializing with other dogs, loose leash walking and so much more!