Testimonials

David should change the name of Save The Mailmen to Save the Owner!

David is by far the best dog trainer I have ever seen. From the instant he walks into your home to meet your pup, you will understand that David knows what he’s talking about when it comes to training dogs. He has a calm and strong presence that immediately commands a dog’s respect.

After the first training session with David, I had immediate results from my Saint Bernard/Sheepadoodle pup. As an owner, David makes it easy to understand the training process. I really enjoy how David focuses the training on your bond with the dog, rather than using a reward or punishment system.

After 4 training sessions, my friends have all been very complementary of my pup’s progress. My big fluffy puppy has become much more manageable and is well on his way to being a perfectly trained dog.

I highly recommend David to anyone looking for a professional dog trainer. Just remember, David can show you how to train your dog, it’s up to you to follow through with consistent practice and training to see the best results.

Mac E.

Martha Copeland

David came into our life right after we adopted a Yorkie puppy. We have worked with David for two months and now have a wonderful puppy who can sit, stay, go on structured walks, and come with a whistle. David has taught us so many skills, that we now are prepared to deal with our energetic and loving fuzzy pet. We highly recommend this trainer as he knows his craft , but, also, truly adores dogs!!

Martha Copeland

David is an amazing dog trainer! We had no idea what we were doing when we adopted our goldendoodle puppy, and as a consequence, our puppy was out of control. I called Save the Mailmen and David came to our home. He truly transformed our unruly puppy into an obedient puppy. He gave us the tools we needed to continue training our puppy so that we now feel well equipped. David listened to what we wanted and did a fabulous job teaching us and our puppy. I highly recommend calling David!

Jamie L.

We adopted a five year old Border Collie mix not really knowing how she was when going for walks on a leash. She really did almost anything she wanted to do, pulling and not walking in a straight line. After finding out she grew up on a farm/ranch with free range and no real training, we needed help. Checking around, David came highly recommended from very good reviews and they weren’t lying. David went over many things: teaching both Molly and us basic commands with hand signals, walking on a leash, come when called, visitor interaction and teaching us to be the leader. Would highly recommend David to any dog owner.

D. H.

We adopted a 2 year old Snoodle about four months ago. Bowie had no socialization previously and he had several issues we wanted to address. These included barking at the door, pulling on leash, and jumping on people. After reading many reviews about trainers or classes, we decided to hire David. He gave us the tools to address Bowie's behaviors . David is patient and answered all our questions. He has great experience in training " stubborn" doggies. We highly recommend David... we are on our way to having a great family pet. Thanks so much David!

Sharon Johnson

David gives great tools and tricks to help owners feel more confident when training their dogs and he comes to your home. He was very helpful and gave us structure. At 5 months old, our new puppy is already 10 times better behaved than our 4 year old dog. DON'T go to group training or send your dog away. The dog will be trained but the human won't. I would recommend David and start immediately, don't want until your puppy already has bad habits.

Thomas Leinberger

We got our Golden doodle, Abby, when she was 12 weeks. We began training with David, at 16 weeks. Abby knew all her basic commands (voice and hand signals) by the time she was 25 weeks. My neighbor tells me all the time they wish their dog was as well behaved as our Abby. David did a wonderful job of training us, to train Abby. With his help, Abby has been a joy in our family. We recently added a 10 month old Dalmatian to our pack, and I am confident.

Ashley Garrard

David was friendly, easy-going, and wanted to learn about our situation and any specific issues we have. He modified the trainings to our dog's energy level. I would recommend him to friends and family.

Kristen Keebaugh

With a 5 year old Yorkie and a 12 week old Havanese puppy I was looking for someone to come into our home and provide training for my family and I in the environment where we spent time with our dogs, and wanted a different experience from the training facilities we used when our Yorkie was a puppy. David, Save the Mailmen Dog Training, did a wonderful job in not only working with an older dog and a young puppy, he most importantly trained us to work with them. He taught us how to work with them on sit/stay, on door crashing (something our Yorkie taught the puppy), resource guarding, walking well on a leash and barking (ie getting the barking under control). Our family has always had small breed dogs who have been part of the family. With David's experience and skills, he made breakthroughs with our Yorkie on some bad habits and provided tools for us to use with both dogs going forward, to ensure they are well behaved members of our family. Thank you David for your professionalism in working with us and our dogs and for helping us become better dog owners!

Melinda Chambers

We have a puppy named Penny. She's a 7 month old goldendoodle. She quickly became a handful after we brought her home at 8-9 weeks! About three months ago we contacted David for help! He has been a real life saver for us.
You should know that David is punctual, considerate, and is very invested in your dog. I felt like we could trust him from the first meeting we had. His methods are very effective--he helps you become the alpha of the pack, and naturally take control. We've enjoyed learning how to connect with our dog properly.
We looked into several training programs before selecting David. We just felt that in-home training meant more to us than any other type. It sure has paid off!

Jessica Collett

I lived in Florida and David trained my German Shepard puppy who was six months old and was constantly getting into the trash. Just after a few sessions my puppy was doing so much better. David is very professional, reliable and well worth the money. He is truly a dog whisperer.

Amy Cohen

I was frustrated with my puppy until David came to my house to help me train him at a reasonable price. He gave me the guidance to become a better leader for my dog. Now when I have frustrations with my dog, I have the skills I need to reinforce the positive results I've always wante

Roxanne S

My dog Scottie (11-month-old Goldendoodle) and I would totally recommend Dave and the "Save the mailman dog training"!! He comes to you, you get the training in your own home or office for that matter. Dave was able to get Scottie to do many things like sit, stay, come to me, and walk without pulling. He also gave me the information I need to continue the process on my own when the training was complete.
I am very happy with the service that Dave and Save the mailman do training provided.

Linda Ungson

I highly recommend David with Save The Mailman. Within 5 sessions he had our new puppy following several commands, walking wonderfully on a leash and no more door busting. Everyone raves about what a great, well mannered dog we have and we owe it all to David's wonderful training.

Kathy Chambers

David came in trained us on how to work with Spotty. And gave us tools we needed to fix this problem. Gentle, calm, skillful. We highly recommend David!

David Peiper

David has help me to work with my dog to get her to listen to commands and obey. It was done in a positive way and she loved it when he came to work with us. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to have some tools to work with your dog. You just need to ensure that you work with your dog to get them where you want them to be. I know that we’re on the right path to succeeding. Thank you David.

Cheryl G.

Thanks to David and Save-the-Mailman our German Shepherd Maggie has overcome her fearful behavior toward children and the doorbell. Though we are continuing to work with her, she has become more responsive to our commands and is working towards perfection. Even our neighbors have commented on her improved behavior when she is out on walks. Though I wish we could have started with David when Maggie was pup, I am reminded that no dog is too old for training!

Susan H.

I have an Australian Shepherd so a herding dog that has a lot of energy but very smart. David showed me how to control that energy & have a well behaved dog. He went above & beyond and helped me learn to walk with our Rottie too. He loves dogs & knows how to train them.

Kathy Talley

David did amazing with our English mastiff. This large breed can be very stubborn. David not only worked with our crazy schedule and a move, but our marge is doing awesome! She knows how to walk right next to me, i could walk our huge dog with a pinky if I wanted! I’ve already recommended David to many of my clients at work, thought I should put a recommendation on the internet too.

Ariana Osborn

David was knowledgeable, helpful and punctual when it came to training our very high energy extremely smart border collie lab mix. He helped give us the tools to build upon so that our pup responds to us as leaders. We learned a lot of fundamentals from David. We continue to use the tools and stay on top of what he taught us to solidify training methods. Remember with any training that you do you have to continue the work for the success. For us it is paying off!! She comes even when there are lots of distractions around. She will sit and stay and her door crashing behavior is controlled. She's almost a year old and we plan to continue what we learned from David to ensure the best dog ever!!!

Natasha Yaganeh

David has a great understanding of dog psychology and has a great process. When we adopted our dog, she was 10 months old and had zero leash training and spent a LOT of time in her kennel (which was too small for her). Walking her was extremely difficult and she had some neurotic behaviors. She now understands and obeys a lot of commands and is doing well with our small kids. Walking her is so much better now! In 5 sessions, she is probably 65% where we want her to be and I have high standards.

If you want a great dog, you have to do the work as the owner. David gave us all the tools we need to continue getting our dog to 100% over the next few months.

Jeremy F

David helped me with my dog Fido. He was aggressive to other dogs and neighbors as I walked him on a leash. David came over and observed my interaction with Fido and discovered my nervous energy was being absorbed by my dog. David was kind compassionate and dedicated to help me with Fido. He discovered that I had to change my behaviors and thoughts in order to change Fido's aggressive behavior. David is a natural when it comes to handling doggie problems. If it was not for David's understanding the depth of my problems with Fido, I would of had to send Fido to the dog pound. I am thankful that he saved my dog's life and gave me the opportunity of self awareness in relation to my dogs unwanted behavior. Thank you so much "Save The Mailmen Dog Training" you are a life savior. I highly recommend David's services for giving people and their pets an opportunity to live in harmony.

Felicia Kohn

I was frustrated with my puppy until David came to my house to help me train him at a reasonable price. He gave me the guidance to become a better leader for my dog. Now when I have frustrations with my dog, I have the skills I need to reinforce the positive results I've always wanted.

Roxanne S

We got a 6 year old rescue who was not house trained nor had he ever been on a leash. Mickey was afraid of everything and I was at a loss how to get through to him. Dave came, got to know Mickey and designed a program to work slowly with Mickey. We discovered Mickey really did want to please, he just had no idea how. Mickey responded well to Dave's program and gentle strictness and we have been able to continue to train Mickey and he is now a happy dog.

Kris Rudell

Save the Mailmen Dog Training was more than what I expected. David was on time and most courteous. My puppy, Rambo, took to the trainer immediately. Within 6 short weeks both me and Rambo were well onto a lasting relationship. My pup learned the basics and I learned how to take control of my puppy's behavior. The training sessions were enjoyable and effective. I would highly recommend this trainer, and he was so reasonable in price, too. Rambo and I received training right at home. We didn't have to pack up and travel to an unfamiliar place or brave nasty weather. I can't stress how wonderful it was for both me and Rambo. Call David first and compare. You will be glad you did!

J Spinner

Very helpfull. My dog lily was killing chickens. She no longer does this. Thanks to Save the Mail Man training! They come to your home!
Dave is kind, on time, and a good listener who uses positive training technics.

Trina Coleman

I did an internet search and found David, Save the Mailman, dog training.
I looked at others but he stuck out because of his philosophy (positive praise and his list of "nevers") AND it was in home training by appointment.
I had rescued two furbabies that have been through some traumatic life experiences and I didn't want to cause them any more stress by taking them to a group class with other dogs, and people.
He came and did an initial evaluation, I told him what I was looking for and he told me he would teach me how to be the pack leader. My dogs would learn sit, stay, come, stop the door crashing and heel (walk without pulling) and come from a distance. He came to our home, so we could work in their environment. He was also available and responded promptly between sessions with questions or concerns that arose.
Darby and Belle were quick learners, but most important, with David instructions, I learned how to be their leader, and how important it was for me to establish the rules and boundaries for Darby and Belle. It's work, and work in progress but David gave me the tools I needed to be an excellent leader for Darby and Belle. I highly recommend David.

Kathy Brilz

Living with a 10 month old yellow lab, was a struggle before David came to the rescue. After days of searching for somebody to help my family and I train our puppy, we decided to go with David. It truly was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Before our first lesson, our dog Mai-Tai was as disobedient and radical as they come. But after just one session with David, he would easily obey commands like sit and stay. By the last session, my whole family was sad to see David go, Especially Mai Tai! We all loved him because he was he such a sweet guy and honestly has a true way with dogs. We secretly called him the dog whisper. Thanks so much David for everything, you put our house back in order.

Kim Timmons

Great prices and extremely well trained staff who helped with my new puppy who had been abused by her previous owners. They worked wonders with the dog and her owners. Would use them in the future for new dogs or a tune-up if needed.

Randy Vannoy

We would highly recommend David to assist in the training of you and you're dog.

Cliff Grossman

Tulip is my second German Shepherd and very different from my first. Radio was very compliant, calm and obedient. Tulip is sassy and stubborn. David showed me how to become the alpha and it made a world of difference. She still has a way to go but David taught me skills I need. Tulip is learning to be a wonderful family dog full of fun and silliness. David is the best.

Vicki S.

We have a goofy golden retriever puppy and through this training he is on his way to being the most amazing family member with fur! He used to crash the door and think that he was in charge of the house. Now he is calmer when people by and understands his place in the family. Dave has given our family the tools needed to teach our kids and friends how to enjoy being around our fur baby. :)

Natalie H.

David's approach is great ..combining professional strategy's that make sense combined with enjoyment for both parent and pooch. No yanking or pain measures here! Simply "course correction" that our dogs enjoyed learning and thrived with. Not sure who was more sad to see the sessions end ..us or our dogs!

Dan T.

David helped immeasurably with our 2 dogs. We really appreciate his knowledge and patience with us and our dogs.

Tom H.

We love David! Loved his training method. Super easy to follow and our dog Sadie a Poodle/German Short Hair mix did an awesome job working with him. He provides excellent dog training! You won't be disappointed.

Stacy H.