I wanted to send a message to Andy … Roughly 6 years ago Andy matched our family with a Malinois named Drew. With a heavy heart I wanted him to know that Drew passed away this week due to a tumor on her heart. We wish we could have had 16 years with her instead of six, but I wanted him to know that Drew transformed our lives in profound ways. From offering protection when my husband was traveling to being the first individual our autistic son spoke to — Drew was a perfect fit for our family and everyone loved her — and this extends beyond the immediate family. This fact was even reflected at the vets office when every single staff member came to visit Drew when she was sick over and over again. Her personality was perfect. That is a testimony to the work being done at Andy’s. But you do so much more than train dogs. The time you spent working with us on training, advising us on how to introduce our kids to dogs and even wisdom for handling Aella — our puppy “oops” (who has been given back to the original trainer and is doing very well) is priceless. You don’t train dogs, you nurture families and I thank you for that. It is much too early now, but when the time is right to introduce a new member to the family Dogs by Andy is the only place we will trust. Thank you for bringing Drew into our lives.
I can’t say enough about Dogs by Andy! My dog, Alfred, a Tibetan Terrier, has been difficult since puppyhood with a variety of negative behaviors including extreme anxiety. I tried everything from vets, trainers, meds, books, food and “advice,” but nothing worked until I finally had him off-leash trained at Dogs by Andy by their wonderful trainer, Stephanie. Now Alfred is content and confident and we are a “happy couple.”
The facility at Dogs by Andy is clean and professional. All the staff are friendly and helpful at every turn. I never have to worry about boarding because Alfred is now “one of the family” at Dogs by Andy. I couldn’t be happier!
We are in the 7th week of our training program and have made amazing progress in that time. Our hundred-pound American bulldog, Otis, was a little rambunctious and sometimes difficult for my wife to walk. Our trainer, Stephanie, has been great to work with. She genuinely likes our dog and he is always excited to see her. Stephanie always greets my wife and I with a smile and patiently answers all of our questions. She is not just a dog trainer, she is an excellent people teacher! We couldn’t be happier with the results that we’re getting and the interaction with Stephanie. We highly recommend Dogs by Andy, and especially our trainer Stephanie.