I cannot say enough good about this program! I am a first time dog owner and had no idea where to begin. This program gave me the direction I needed. It told me what to expect, showed me where to begin and how to train a puppy. I feel like this program would work for every type of dog owner. There is detailed written information, checklists, how-to videos and the option to email personal questions anytime. On several occasions I considered returning our puppy. Every time I became unsure or frustrated I was able to reference the program or contact Amy with my concerns. She gave me the educational support with her program and more importantly her emotional support with her encouraging advice. I honestly would not have been to keep our puppy without her help! We have used the program for 4 months and our puppy is now 6 months old. I am frequently getting compliments from family, friends, pet care professionals, and strangers about how well behaved our dog is for being a puppy. We have a great dog, but I would not say that he was one of those “natural angel” dogs, he had his set of issues. I have seen other programs used by friends (and was slightly tempted) that include shock or prong collars and the effects they have had on their dogs. Although they may get fast results there seems to be a sense of fear or aggression when the collars are not in use. I truly believe the Baxter and Bella program shapes a puppy into who they become forever and they are consistent in positive interactions with everyone, as opposed to other programs that create a forced behavior by dogs with shock collars that only respond to their owners who control the collar. I am glad that after putting forth effort with the Baxter and Bella program, I have a sweet dog that I can trust- because that is now what he has become. Thank you Baxter and Bella and Amy!!!
Baxter & Bella came highly recommended to me when I was looking to buy a new puppy. I was so overwhelmed and am I so grateful that I chose to use them to help me through! I have gotten so many tips that have made the process of training a puppy fun instead of scary.
Baxter and Bella is an awesome online program to do at your home. Amy is awesome and she will answer any questions. I had no idea how to train our puppy but with the program it is easy to follow along the steps on training a puppy.
I participated in the LIVE! Office hours with Amy today, which is a free call to talk with her about all things dog training. I LOVED IT and really appreciated the opportunity to ask questions regarding our new puppy without first having to pay money. In fact, we didn't pay any money at all and have some great ideas of what to do next. Admittedly I was skeptical at first, as more often than not if they seem too good to be true, then they probably are, but not this, it was definitely better than good, it was GREAT - Thank you Amy at Baxter and Bella!
I highly recommend this training program! I love the practical tips and the ‘learn at your pace’ format. The combination of written information and videos is really nice. I also had a specific problem with my puppy with the training and contacted Amy. She was quick to respond with a thorough, personalized response. Love it!
Admittedly I didn't know what to think on whether I should pay the price for this online training help or simply go to the local pet store for classes. I decided to take the chance with the Baxter & Bella puppy school because the person who sold us our puppy has been really impressed with it and said the company is so responsive and helpful. I can tell you that between the introduction section, which is mostly reading, and then all the other lessons, there is a lot more resources than I thought - it's impressive and we loved the format! Obviously they make it look so easy, but to be honest, we would read the short section, watch the video example and then practice it for ourselves and hey, it started to work! What's more, they have now added their LIVE options for members so we can join in for Q&A when we want and get canine coaching too. It's well worth the money and Amy is the best - they say that they will be there each and every step of the way and they are!
I LOVE this website! It has made training so doable - I never would have been able to get this puppy and keep my sanity without the detailed program you provide. The videos are amazing and make it so easy. I will be recommending this website to anyone I know who is getting a dog!
Thanks for dedicating time with us and answering all of our questions! It was very, very helpful - You are amazing! She is doing wonderful. Also, we are thankful for your website and ongoing help; We love it! Here is a pic from back to school night. She did great!
At first we were most excited about the low price! Nobody could beat it. So, we took a chance. Then the amount of content was unbelievable. So many great recommendations on which products to buy. I dove right in and made sure I followed every video to the best of my ability. She even has charts that I was able to track his behaviors. We couldn't have done the training without Amy's expertise! Especially because we are first time dog owners. Our puppy is great and everyone is impressed with how well behaved he already is around strangers, other animals and loud sounds. At just five months old he now knows all the basic commands and fun tricks. I have epilepsy and have high hopes that my sweet labradoodle will be able to help me as a service dog to help detect seizures and other benefits which Amy is helping me train him for those skills. We look forward to teaching him more and more. With Amy's help, I'm confident we will succeed! ;) I'm already recommending her to friends and family! Our Vet is recommending her to patients because he is so impressed as well. Thank you Amy for the Puppy Prep Course from Baxter & Bella!
THANK YOU for helping me get things set up at our house and going over everything. I am feeling hopeful because I have a plan now! I LOVE how laid out everything was for me...for us! The flashcards will be so handy for my kids especially as they learn the right words to say and practice new commands. And ALL of us were so excited about the charts to check things off everyday. My kids said, "kind of like a job chart. This will be fun!" I love it!
What has helped me the most so far is having the Daily Schedule. I have a resource when those feelings come of not knowing what I'm doing. I just go to the chart and I get back on track.