Can't thank Rick and staff enough for training Snoopy so he can go even more places and meet more people! The program is working great at home even on day one and two. Only we might change his name from Snoopy to Linus because this is what happens after the "place" command ;)
My puppy did a one week board and train. Thank goodness I now have the tools I need to teach Poppy how to be a good dog. It will take some work and patience, but I now know I can do it. What a great path of foundation to become a therapy dog. Thanks Rick and Dr. Sokol for recommending The Barking Zone.
Rick & Christina at the Barking Zone were amazing! JJ came home from training a much more well behaved puppy that our family can actually enjoy. They also equip you with the information you need for carry over at home. We highly recommend these knowledgeable and kind experts!
I sent my 7 month old German Shepherd Millie to Rick for the 2 week board and train party. This pup had been living in a barn before we adopted her, and she needed training on the basics. He did a wonderful job with her! She learned how to be calm before we leave the house, walk proper on the leash, stay in "place" and so much more. Most importantly, she knows when it's okay for monkey business and it's time to be serious. He taught her so much and he is very passionate about his work. You have to keep up the training at home and be consistent, but he provides great resources to keep it going after the "party". I want to add that the Barking Zone is an awesome daycare, too! Rick will make sure your dog has a great time and comes home tired. Thanks Rick!! We now have a happy and well behaved family pet.
Rick was great with our (very large) German shepherd, Axel. We were nervous because he is extremely hard to control on a leash. He initially had to be muzzled to be dropped off for training but Rick had the muzzle off by day 2 & Axel was (politely) interacting with other people & dogs which he hadn't done before. I highly recommend Rick at the Barking zone for any behavioral issues! It shows that he not only is great at what he does but loves helping the dogs he trains!
I would highly recommend Rick at the Barking Zone!!! We left our sweet, extremely smart, strong-willed, 8 month-old boxer with Rick for two weeks ... and Miss Millie came home a new woman. She will stay in place at dinner time, and not jump on our company (even a family of seven.) The fearful five year old was leading Millie around the house without a hitch. She will stay in heel command, even with distractions. We will definitely bring her back to Rick if Millie ever develops other bad habits!!!
Rick and his team kept me updated on Kylo's progress throughout his training. He was very attentive, even noticing some licking that Kylo was doing. The regular video updates were incredibly reassuring and helpful for when you are missing your pup. The go home session was very thorough and informative. I could not have asked for better results from Rick or Kylo. Now it's up to me to train myself to keep up the great work they did together. The team really knows the dogs and stresses how important it is to create a good environment for your dog. I would bring any dog to the Barking Zone.
Our 4 month old chocolate lab puppy just completed the 1 week "puppy party" board and train program at The Barking Zone. Rick and his staff are amazing! Timber came home as a MUCH better behaved, well-mannered dog than he was when we dropped him off a week ago. While he is still very much a puppy, he has a been given a solid start in behavioral training, and Rick provided us with all the tools we need to continue working the program at home. We are excited to see how he does in the next couple of months, and are definitely considering doing the more intensive 2 week program when he gets a bit older. A big thank you to The Barking Zone for helping to give us a pet that can truly be a part of our everyday lives!
The Barking Zone is absolutely AMAZING! Rick and his team exceeded our expectations. I literally had to hold the tears back when I saw the difference they had made in such a short time. They gave us the family dog we had always wanted. I can't recommend them enough or elaborate the difference they made in our furbaby. Not only does he have SIG trained, but we incorporated lessons learned with our other 2 dogs as well and it works like a charm !!
Frank stayed for the one week puppy board and train program. I can already see a difference in his energy level. He is currently chilling in place right now while I am working on the computer. He also seems more responsive in general and has gotten much better at walking. Thanks Rick for taking good care of our pup and giving him a great foundation to work on!
I had an excellent experience with my goldendoodle, Winston. I am amazed that in just two weeks, Rick transformed Winston into a completely different dog. Winston used to have trouble controlling his energy, and his behavior made it hard for me to be able to take him places. After Rick worked with him, Winston is completely calm, listening to my commands, and behaving great!!! Rick also did a great job in teaching me the tools I needed to use to ensure that Winston continues to make progress! I HIGHLY recommend Rick's board and train program. Worth every penny!! Thanks Rick!!
I had an excellent experience with my 6 month old golden retriever. She returned a completely different dog than before I dropped her off for a one week board and train. Rick is extremely passionate about making sure that your dog learns and obeys, as well as making sure you understand how to continue training after you leave. Highly, highly recommend. You will not be disappointed.
My foster dog was chosen to receive free boarding and training to help him get adopted. Rick did an awesome job with him and went above and beyond to help him. Rick really cares about the dogs which is something hard to find. My foster was pretty hard to handle. With Rick's help, he has improved from his commands to his separation anxiety. Rick also took the time to show me different techniques that will help my other fosters in the future! Rick is awesome and I highly recommend The Barking Zone!
Rick is amazing!! Our Frankie boy came home a changed dog. We had some issues with Frankie jumping all over us, eating things he shouldn't (his blanket), and just not listening. I think we all got tired of saying "Frankie no!" He is so calm and relaxed now. He hasn't jumped once, and is very aware when I give him commands and most of all.....he listens! I'm excited to continue his training at home, but after just a few short days I already see a HUGE difference in him. Thank you Rick for giving us the tools to work with our boy. I know I needed to be trained properly as well, and I know we have many years ahead with Frankie being a fantastic boy!!
"We love The Barking Zone, and so does our sweet Nilla! She has a wonderful time playing with her doggie pals, and every day she is excited to walk through the doors to go play. The staff are caring and clearly love the dogs they oversee, and they know all the dogs' names and habits. I highly recommend doggie daycare for all dogs as a great way to socialize and exercise, and I especially recommend The Barking Zone as the place to do it!"
The Barking Zone and Rick have totally changed our lives. Bailey, our boxer, needed help. Deep inside she was a sweet girl. Rick suggested a board and train. When her board and train was over, I picked up a new dog. Gone was her anxious, nervous, afraid of strangers, other dogs and everything else behavior. I felt like my baby was at summer camp but the daily videos and pictures of her training and quick response to my questions put me at ease. I saw each day huge progress. He was working hard, training her to be the dog I knew she could be. We are following our homework and love our new dog.
Oliver our 11 yr old Lab lives for his once a week visit to The Barking Zone - I mean literally the mention of "BZ" and he goes nuts. His legs are working as well now, he doesn't have the stamina, but there is nothing he would rather do than visit his friends every week. I wanted to extend my deep appreciation to Rick Clark the owner and his team as well as Andy Sokol our veterinarian at Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic . Ollie had heat stroke a few years back and it almost killed him. Today, even though the temps are under 60 degrees, his excitement and lack of self-regulation meant he started heating up again. Rick and his team constantly monitor the dogs and literally put Ollie in for a rest as often as is needed even if that is multiple times a day. Well- they made the call today- Oliver was getting overheated (again temps lower than 60). Dr. Sokol consulted, gave Olliver fluids and as Rick likes to say is now just "chilling". At any given time The Barking Zone can have 40-50 dogs all playing. The ability to know the early signs of overheating and to be aware of that on a cool day may have saved Oliver's life. It definitely prevented an over heating episode. I can't express how grateful we are to Rick Clark and Andy Sokol and their teams at The Barking Zone and Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic for taking such exquisite care of the dogs.I know that without BZ and CMAC - Oliver would not be with us today.
Thank you Rick and Andy -
If you want the best care for your animal Caldwell Mill ANimal Clinic is the place. If you want your dog to have an experience of a lifetime (at a very reasonable price) The Barking Zone is amazing.
Rick and his team's knowledge of dogs' behavior are extensive, his ability to relay that knowledge onto me was exceptional. Rick guided me and continues to guide me through the training and explains how we should progress through daily maintenance He's given me the discipline and confidence that I need to work with Luna. The Barking Zone is the perfect combination of knowledge, professionalism, and kindness to both the animals and owners. I give them the highest recommendation possible!
Upon recommendation from our friends, we had our two dogs, Duke and Bentley, do a week long board and train with Rick and his staff at The Barking Zone. Both our dogs were big time pullers on walks and weren't the best at following commands at home. After a week, we were able to pick up Bentley, but Rick suggested a few more days for Duke and for him to get a remote collar. Rick was great at both of the pick up sessions for our dogs. He showed us how to do everything and then watched and helped us do the commands with the dogs to make sure we had them down. We could not be happier with the results we have seen from their training.