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Friday, 15 March 2013 20:23 | Orlando
Hal - The Miracle Worker
We decided to adopt a pug puppy (forgetting how puppies can be) after our 15 year old Pug passed away.
After a few months of dealing with our household being completely unsettled I contacted Hal.
It was absolutely amazing how Hal worked with us and our Pug, Stella. The first 15 minutes of the first lesson he had her sitting on command. I had to sit down because I could not believe it.
I am very pleased to report that several months after our last class our Stella is a different dog. Hal is truly a miracle worker. I thought we were going to have to take our babies back to the breeder because she was just impossible. But now she is the sweetest little girl, just what we wanted.
I highly recommend Hal to anyone who needs puppy training or even big dog training. He is very good at what he does and believe me we shopped around.
Hal is very knowledgeable and customizes his program to match your situation. He does not use treats which was a big plus for us since Pugs are totally driven by food. Not only is Hal professional and experienced but he is a darn nice guy.
Hal you are the best!!!!
Friday, 21 October 2011 17:51
Hal came to our rescue when we thought our lab puppy was " schizoid." He assured us that she was not and proceeded to instruct us in the correct way to train our puppy. Hal is personable and easy to talk to. He knows his subject inside and out. His methods are humane and designed in the pet's and the family's best interest. The personal attention we received made a huge difference in our pup's training. Group classes, which we tried before calling Hal, were not effective,based as they were on food rewards. Our Maggie was repeating bad behavior just to get her treat. Hal's method stresses the "pack-leader" approach, which we found, is the most effective. The other great feature of Canine Magic is that Hal is always available to consult when the need may arise. We are so happy that we called Hal.
Monday, 29 August 2011 18:01
When my husband and I moved to Orlando, the first thing on our “To Do” list was to find a trainer for our wonderful but aggressive dog. After meeting with several companies in our area, we chose Canine Magic Dog Training.
Hal is hands down the best in the business. Now we can take a nice walk through the park and not worry. Not only does he have many years of experience but his training methods are EXCEPTIONAL.
If you really want results, you will not be disappointed. Skilled, reliable, responsive, extremely professional….I can't say enough good things about Hal and Canine Magic! ***** 5 stars!
I would recommend this company to anyone.
Thank you so much!
Andre and Melina Chevalier
Monday, 22 August 2011 18:00
We adopted a Great Dane puppy in late 2009. We knew that having such a large animal would require some serious training. I had trained other smaller dogs in the past and they were always 'ok' and manageable but still with issues that I couldn't take care of myself. I contacted Canine Magic and set up a time to begin training. Both our Great Dane puppy and our 10 year old Vizsla have done incredibly well in their training. They both understand that we are the 'pack leaders'. That is essential to training. Could not be happier that we chose Canine Magic.
Friday, 15 July 2011 17:59
Years ago, Hal trained Kaiser, our white German Shepherd. Through the years (all 12 of them!), Kaiser has been a wonderful pet and family member. He has been a well behaved and sociable animal. Hal taught Kaiser all the basics and more. Hal also taught my family how to work with Kaiser, to reinforce existing lessons and how to teach him other things. Looking for a trainer? Go with Hal - it's a sound decision for you and your pet.
Monday, 04 July 2011 17:56
I have two yorkies that I could not get potty trained. I have a few other issues but potty training was the biggest. I could not be more pleased with the training that they received. Hal is great and knows exactly what he is doing. I would recommend Hal to everyone. Thank you for helping me like my boys again.
Friday, 24 June 2011 17:54
Hal has taught these 2 "Old Dogs" (pet parents of a new puppy for the 1st time in 21 years) how to be better pet parents, and therefore better trainers of our extremely intelligent and incredibly bratty puppy. We now enjoy our time with him and he is enjoying his place in the family. We have learned to be "pack leaders" without being overbearing and we have a very happy healthy puppy! Thanks Hal, for your patience and your tenacity.
Friday, 24 June 2011 17:54
I never thought there would be a day when I could go out and about with Presley. After our second lesson with Hal I had my house back and Presley was learning his boundaries. Just had my first night out with dinner and friends and Presley was THE BEST DOG EVER. No growling, barking, or crying just sat there and watched the people. The training was so worth it and I love my little dog.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 17:55
Words can't describe what Hal did for my lab Jackson. Another local trainer told me some dogs have their "wiring crossed" and can't be trained.I felt devastated by this. After only a few lessons with Hal most of Jackson's bad habits were broken.He has a very strong hunting drive, but now we can walk right past the ducks in our neighborhood without one tug on the leash. People coming to the door,no problem! As soon as the doorbell rings,he runs to his "Place" and waits. As the lessons went by with Hal, I saw that it was by no means an intelligence problem or "wiring" problem with Jackson.He just needed a trainer who knew what he was doing, and that is Hal . Jackson just turned 2 yrs old and he is by far one of the most intelligent dogs I have ever had.Thanks to Hal, he is also a well behaved member of the family. If your looking for a great trainer, look no further than Canine Magic!