Miss Margo is a big dog in a little dogs body! Born deaf and having a strong working drive, was a recipe for disaster. I was called in to help when she got out and decided to 'herd' a large number of cows into an electric fence that broke and the cows were loose! Sweet as she was this could never happen again!
We started working immediately with e-collar conditioning. She did fantastic with only a few hiccups along the way. The owners and teens worked hard and it has paid off. They now have a reliably trained dog!
"I found myself a little out of my dog training depth when I took on a second dog that happened to be both high drive and deaf.
With no idea where to start I researched the subject and began contacting trainers for assistance. I spoke to a few but felt that Odette understood what needed to be done to move forward with our situation and lifestyle.
Odette came to our property showed me and my family how to work positively with the dogs and fine tune our skills. When I had questions and concerns that I may not be able to accomplish the training, she remained positive and helped us through the tough moments, that every journey to a well behaved dog goes through."
Thanks for everything Odette !! You were a big help !!
I recommend Odette’s K9 Solutions for any of your puppy/dog training needs. I have a new puppy and desperately needed to get the training started, more for me than the puppy.
I found Odette’s K9 Solutions through recommendations from others who have used Odette’s K9 Solutions. I am so happy I found Odette, she has helped me through these awkward puppy stages we are experiencing.
I have watched her interact with our puppy and other dogs, she is wonderful with them. They listen attentively as she speaks to them, moving their heads as she speaks, as they interpret what she is saying. We have meet other puppies, dogs & their humans, through group play sessions and pack walks which are organized by Odette and some of the other pet owners.
I’m excited as our training continues, as our puppy grows and I can’t wait to watch & learn more from Odette as our journey continues to a happy, well adjusted & learned K9 companion. Oh I didn’t tell you our puppy is 41lbs @4.5months.
Thank you Odette’s K9 Solutions
Cherly Graham Elford
Mount Forest, ON
My name is Tracy and my dog is Newman, he is a 12 month old chocolate lab that loves all dogs and people. Odette has been working with Newman and I for the last 8 months and Newman and I have come a long way.
Odette is a patient and understanding trainer and Newman loves being with her. Her flexibility to your families lifestyle makes the training a lot less stressful and helps you become a successful trainer.
Newman and I are returning clients because Odette helps us learn we can be successful and Newman is coming a long way as he grows up.
Tracy Mclellan and Newman
“Until two years ago the only pets I’d ever had were cats. My cats have always been well trained and I assumed the way I trained them would work on my new puppy. Was I wrong!!!
After watching a million You Tube videos about dog training, my head was spinning with contradictory methods. My neighbour finally told me about Odette Van Raath. I brought my seven month old Coton du Tulear puppy, Pepperpot, to a six week puppy training course. I found Odette to be friendly, kind and patient and very capable of handling all of the dogs present. It is evident she loves what she does. There were about seven other dogs in the class so Pepperpot got some good socialization with both people and dogs.
The class grounded basic commands like Come, Stay, Sit and Down more deeply and introduced new commands such “Look at me” and “Place” which have proven to be very important.
By the time the class was over I realized it wasn’t just Pepperpot who had been trained – I had been trained too. Odette had taught me how to communicate with and train my own dog.
I highly recommend Odette’s training to anyone who wants an obedient, well-behaved dog."
Retired Financial Planner