We have a new Shepherd puppy (Nero) and will be bringing him to his first puppy care visit this week. Tecla has been our dog trainer since we moved to Maryland in 2007 starting with our Belgian Shepherd, Dante. I have used several trainers prior to meeting Tecla. Quite simply – they are the best! Highly recommend!
We have been using Tecla K9 since my dog Zephyr was 10 weeks old. He is now almost 2 and the experience we have had has been outstanding. I get constant compliments about how well trained he is, and I couldn’t have done it without Tecla K9. They don’t just teach you how to do something, but they teach you why and it’s all rooted in building the best relationship with your dog. We continue to do training with Zephyr because he loves it and even during quarantine, we could still apply all the things we’ve learned.
LOVED the online basic obedience class! My dog is easily distracted by new people and surroundings, making online option not only convenient but easier for our learning. Material is well organized with supportive classroom materials (accessible all week as you complete your homework). I NEVER thought my overly excitable dog could be taken for an enjoyable walk in the neighborhood around other people and dogs. This course has been a game changer in understanding of my dog and in our quality of life!
I enrolled my new dog Bernard in the online basic obedience class. We met via Zoom every week and submitted videos of our homework exercises. Tecla gave us excellent feedback and suggestions on our homework and class activities. I loved the online class because it saved the time and stress of rushing somewhere else with my dog. I just logged in and was ready to go. And the feedback on the videos was great, very personalized, and helpful. I am going to sign up for another online class even if in-person is available. I highly recommend Tecla’s K-9 Academy.
I HIGHLY recommend Tecla’s K-9 Academy, specifically the live ZOOM online training classes they are offering right now. Tecla is incredible and had such an amazing curriculum set up for the course. Not to mention it was so convenient to be able to do it from home. Each week when we met, she would introduce a few new training activities for us to practice with our puppies until we met the following week. In addition to going over the new training exercises during the ZOOM call, she would provide example videos and supplementary written instructions for each exercise that we could refer back to during the week. She made it foolproof and so easy to follow.
After just eight weeks, my puppy has become so much more well-behaved and obedient. It was so rewarding to see his progress and I could tell he loved learning new things as much as I loved seeing him do them. It was funny too how all of his bothersome behaviors and tendencies just “happened” to start fading away.