Many dog training clients have a wonderful experience
with Hustle Up Dog Training
Here are their testimonials
If you have received great service & results with your canine companion, please email us your testimonial to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share it on this page!
"Dog training with Brad is an immersive experience from which you will emerge with a new respect for and a closer bond with your dog. We initially tried treat-training Coco with another dog trainer, and, after a year, she could do a multitude of “tricks”, but suffered from anxiety as well as aggression towards people. We reached out to Brad and, within a matter of days, he came over for a private session to observe and analyze what might be going on with her. We have since attended many group training sessions in various real-world settings—from city streets to pubs to mountain tops—and have come to own an absolutely amazing dog. She is confident, predictable, respectful and full of joy. Working with Brad, you can see how masterfully he applies his decades of canine observation and insight to all those in his pack." - G. & R. Mueller
"Hi Brad! My daughter and I are your biggest fans, for sure. We met you in person when you gave a talk in Winnipeg probably 15 years ago. We were working on training our border collie cross dog. Smart, smart, smart dog. My family followed your training through your books and TV shows. It worked. Thank you so much. The thing you said that stuck in my mind all of the years we were so lucky to have our dog was, if you think you have your border collie figured out, think again. Study his body language at all times. We had to say goodbye to our very well-behaved best friend this past August. I thought I'd never be able to get another furry friend but he left a huge hole in my life. Now I have a puppy. I've never had a puppy this age. 11 weeks. I bought your Puppy Book. I have to tell you, it's helped me so much." - Kerri-ann
"Brad changed mine and my dog's life. I was having major issues with my dog (aggression). I took the step to commit myself and my dog to Brad's dog training techniques, and I've never been so thankful in my life. I am, and my family, are so proud of the respectful, well-behaved dog he has become."
- Malayna H.
"Before Brad's dog training, I only knew my nieces dog as aggressive, which was quite stressful. After Brad's dog training, this dog is no longer aggressive and is a complete pleasure to be around."
- Aunt Kelly
"Before I started dog training classes with Brad, my dog Layla was very aggressive with other dogs. I couldn't take her anywhere without her lunging and snapping at any dogs she met! Thankfully, with Brad's training, Layla is able to meet dogs without the aggression and enjoys being a part of her dog community. I can confidently go anywhere with her. I would highly recommend Hustle Up Dog Training!" - Kathy C.
Cooper & Oliver
"We've used Brad at Hustle Up Dog Training to help us with two dogs. Cooper was four when we started training with Brad. He was treat-trained and used a halti. The first class, no more halti, no more treats and no more pulling! Oliver started training as a puppy and he is amazing. He is now two and is so well-behaved. Oliver listens, walks off leash in the busiest of places, is well socialized and most of all enjoys his amazing life. Thanks Brad!" - Laurey D.
"After attending two dog training classes.
Thought we'd share to you our progress! Today we were able to bring Monsieur to the outlet mall. When we last brought him here, we didn't even pass through the parking lot because he was all over the place jumping at people and growling, but today we were able to go around and even visited stores to shop around!" - Erika
"Brad has been an integral part of my dog, Bodhi’s, training & education. All of Brad’s dog training techniques have been implemented since my dog was a young puppy. When Bodes was a very young puppy, he was a handful. He would bite my ankles when I walked him to the point of me being in tears, he didn’t like being brushed, & was generally feisty. As he grew up with Brad’s training, his wild demeanour improved significantly, and he was off-leash trained by 8 months. Bodhi was intelligent and needed a lot of mental stimulation like developing his vocabulary (toy names), playing hide ‘n seek, and other ‘jobs’ & games. Brad taught me how to help develop his brain. Brad also encouraged me to allow my dog to have an extensive social life with other dogs of all ages and other humans too. I hadn’t realized how important a robust social life was to a dog. Now, my dog has his human “Aunties” that he adores and dog friends who he loves. Sometimes he even chooses to go on sleepovers with them. I can see now how important this part of a dog’s life is and I am so grateful for Brad’s guidance. When Bodhi was in puppy training classes and dog training classes, he would whine a lot and not seem like he was listening, but it seems that one day it clicked for him and he was actually listening to me. Brad understands that dogs need space and time to have their unique experience in this world whether it’s taking a little time to sniff, watching wildlife or cows, greeting other dogs, playing, howling, or whatever dog thing they like to do. Bodhi is unbelievably intelligent now and wise, kind, fun-loving, has adorable gentleman manners, is well-behaved and polite. I attribute his well-rounded development to Brad & Hustle Up Dog Training and I am forever in appreciation that Brad’s training has created a very special bond with my dog." - Heidi
"Wolfe relocated from Toronto to Vancouver last year at two years old. When she first arrived, she was stubborn, wouldn’t come when called, she would run away, had to be walked on a leash only, she would pull on leash, she wouldn’t sit when asked, no way she could stay, wouldn’t get in the car without assistance, had trouble with hills, trails & logs, had ‘stranger danger’ (she was anxious and barked when strangers or children approached her.) She has been in Hustle Up Dog Training with Brad now for a year and the improvements are vast! It is like night & day. She is now coming right away when called, can sit on a snap of the fingers, is off leash trained in all circumstances, will hop into the car when asked, can zip along trails & hills and jump over logs! She now has social skills as she has been encouraged to socialize with people, children and other dogs who, before, she would have considered ‘strangers’ and is warming up to people & dogs like a social butterfly. Her confidence is so great now with everything that was challenging to her before. Now she can do a 120-meter sit & stay. And she is so happy! I can confidently take her off leash on Granville Island and trust that she is paying attention and not running away!" - H. Dummler
"My experience with Brad has been nothing short of life changing - for me and my pup. My dog came from the street being scared of everything and everyone. When she grew attached to me, the separation anxiety would kick in to the point where she would cry if I was even a few feet away from her. A few days ago, she sat 50 feet from me and stayed completely content and ready to hear my next request. While her struggles with people are still not the best, I have seen a vast improvement the confidence in herself and me as her owner. Letting a man pet her, and even giving him a kiss on the face - something that I would have never imagined. With the fast paced working environment with Brad’s classes - you aren’t just stuck inside practicing sit/stays. You have distractions, noises, and people walking around like in everyday life. Learning the tools to navigate that probably with your dog is something I am so glad I have begun to learn. Thank you Brad for your time and effort with me and my dog, Indigo! I could not recommend enough!" - Lexie
"I have a goofy border collie that likes to run up to people to then growl and bark. I was at my whits-end when I found Brad and Hustle Up Dog Training. Brad came to my house and spent a significant amount of time with me and my pup. He was patient as he trained ME how to interact with my dog to help build a better relationship with him. My pup is still very much a work in progress, but I have invaluable tools that I didn't have before and even better I has SO much hope and anticipation for the future.
What blew my mind was when my dog was growling and barking at Brad. Unfazed, Brad essentially had a stand off with my pup. Brad quietly and patiently worked with my dog using only his body language. My pup went from freaked right out to walking up to Brad and asking to be "accepted." I wished I had been recording the event.
This past weekend I joined his Hustle Up Crew in West Kelowna to do an outdoor adventure. It was two hours of learning, fun and physical activity with a pack of people and dogs. I had so much fun and found it incredible rewarding/insightful and educational to see my dog interacting as a pack animal and learning from his new pup friends. It was invaluable hands on training in a supportive group.
Brad has been kind and so helpful. He is quick to answer questions with his direct "but in a fun away" approach. I wholeheartedly suggest Brad to anyone with a pup. He knows dogs, he understands dogs and he seeks to build better relationships between dog and owner. Pro tip: Come open-minded and trust the process." - Alexa
"Before I started Brad's training classes, my dog was aggressive, dangerous, and unsocialized. Life with my dog included a state of constant fear that something terrible could happen. I tried several other trainers with no success. The last trainer told me to give up.
Then I met Brad. After two months of dedicated training and attending classes, my dog is a completely different animal. Brad has truly changed my life where other trainers simply didn't have the understanding to even try.
My dog is now social, friendly and well trained. Words cannot describe the happiness I felt the first time I saw my dog playing with other dogs in the class.
Brad is nothing short of exceptional. He has a deep passion for his craft and it shows.
I cannot thank him enough for the way he has changed both my dog and my life. I will continue to train with him, do his workshops and recommend him to anyone that asks." - Patrick