Forever Friends Dog Training & Boarding   

Your Canine Behaviour Specialists

What Others are Saying

Mary-Ann has been a God-send in helping us with our 'spirited' young dog. Thank you so much for guiding us on our journey from crazy puppy to a maturing dog who has responded so well to Mary-Ann's training techniques! Congratulations on the new chapter in your business. We are happy to continue to recommend Forever Friends!
                                                                                                                      -Kathie Paddock
 

"Mary-Ann, I can't tell you how much your visit restored my confidence in my ability to successfully raise a puppy. Thank you so much.  Now I can't wait for puppy classes and moving forward with our training".

-Angela Walker

 

"Hi Mary Ann

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all your help in training Al, we are enjoying him more and more.  He is a very smart puppy so training was easy but the things that we learned at Forever Friends have been great and have helped him to become an amazing friend.

We are now having fun in agility and can apply his training there."


-Thanks again from Al, Janice and Peter

 

We have had an excellent experience with Forever Friends.  We read a lot of books on puppies before getting our golden, Levi.  We didn't really know if we "needed" puppy classes.  By 3 months old, he was crate trained, didn't chew and would sit on command... so what more could they teach us?  A friend of ours (and long time client at FF) persuaded us to sign up for the puppy class anyway - if only for socialization.  We are SO glad that we did.  
The instructors taught us invaluable things, that we use everyday, and we have never heard about anywhere else!  An instructional book or YouTube video is no substitute for having a caring professional meet your pup and help you address bad habits and teach good ones.
There are many positive aspects to FF (good classes, useful handouts, nice facility etc), but by far the best thing is the staff.  Mary-Ann and Cheryl were more than happy to answer a few quick questions or even work one on for a few minutes after class if necessary.  Mary-Ann has been a tremendous support and source of endless wisdom helping us manage some of Levi's challenging behaviours.  
In addition to the puppy classes, we also boarded Levi with FF while we went on holiday.  Mary-Ann worked with him daily and we came home to a different dog!  He is not perfect (although he was when he was with her!) but he is so much calmer, more obedient and less impulsive.
We are so thankful for Forever Friends and would highly recommend it to any dog owner.  It is definitely worth the time and money!

Jessica and Jonathan

 
"Hello Everyone  at Forever Friends,

 Just wanted to let you know how well Stella our rescued Rottweiller is doing, she continues to progress in confidence and in the last couple of months has found real joy. She now  gets along just fine with our Sheltie Luke, who she had early on pinned and we are thrilled to see that their relationship has progressed to the point where they are gently playing together and even if he does growl at her she just walks away with absolutely no concern. Stella now leaps around in excitement to go for her walks and sleeps curled up with whoever happens to be near the fire. All 3 dogs and 2 cats are able to eat their meals together in the kitchen with complete respect for each others space. It has taken months but we can now hug Stella, she put her big head on our lap for some loving and greets strangers in a very calm, quiet and friendly way. 

Mary-Ann, we cannot thank you enough for taking the time to discuss Stella's needs and making some suggestions when we were having such a hard time and for suggesting the basic training that was key to her gaining much needed confidence.  We are so proud of her for trusting us enough to help her on the painful journey that she had to make and the feeling now to see her run and play with abandon is beyond words. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Louise & Mike Shane