Success Stories From Our Clients
Let me start off by saying that I do not have words to describe how beyond AMAZING the dog wizard is. The dog wizard saved my baby’s life!!! I have a three year old pitbull, Kahlua. She is a rescue from an extremely abusive home where she lived for four months prior to my adopting her. Kahlua started off timid with strangers, unfortunately by the time she hit a and a half old, she was EXTREMELY reactive to anyone who was not her family. Her reactivity turned into out of control outbursts. So bad that taking her on a walk was extremely stressful, could only be done in secluded areas, and was very minimal. Meeting dogs was 100% out of the question. Eventually so was meeting people. I am so so SO pleased to say that with the dog wizard’s expertise and hard work for two weeks, Kahlua is doing AMAZING. After Cranston dropped her off at our home, Kahlua came out to dinner at a RESTAURANT PATIO with my family and I. We had never done this with her, and she handled it flawlessly. She has met two of my friends, she kisses my roommate who she had never met before. She goes on walks in a neighborhood crowded with dogs and children in a heel. She is the perfect, smart girl that I knew before her anxiety got out of control. The dog wizard gave us the tools and the knowledge to communicate effectively with Kahlua and to manage her anxiety and help her make great choices. I can’t ever thank you guys enough!!!!! If you are thinking about the dog wizard for you dog, DO IT!!!! I would make this choice again and a again a million times over. Kahlua’s life is changed, and so is mine, for the better. We have a long, happy, active future ahead of us when just a month ago the only answer I received from several trainers was that Kahlua needed to be put down and that she was untrainable. I have no words. My angel’s life is saved and I could not be more pleased and grateful!!!!!!
Hands down the best money I have spent in a long time. I have a 113lb stubborn Rhodesian Ridgeback named Rufus, who didn’t mind whatsoever. He never came when called, was aggressive with food, jumped on people, just to name a few issues. My wife was unable to walk him due to him pulling on leash. Cranston and Shelby turned this all around. Its like night and day with him, he completely did a 180. Rufus walks right by our side with or without leash and no matter what the distraction is he stays right by our side. We decided for the 2 week obedience class that keeps or dog with them in their house for two weeks. They treat your dog as if he were one of their own, and address all issues as if your dog was in your own house. They post daily videos and pics on FaceBook for continuous updates. Couldn’t be more happier. I’m active duty Marine who is deploying for a 1 year tour and I have the piece of mind now that I have a well behaved obedient dog for my family when I’m gone. If you have issues they can fix it . Also you get follow ups for the life of the dog. Thanks Wilmington Dog Wizard!!!!!!
Brought my mini pin to the puppy preschool program and I’m so glad that I did. Even though he was already four months when he first got there he’s matured a lot in his short time in the program. I brought him to work on his separation anxiety and Lauren and Shelby helped him with so much more than that. His confidence has skyrocketed! I’d recommend the puppy preschool program for anyone that’s a first time puppy owner. Honestly, even experienced owners could gain from the program.
To start off I absolutely have to thank Shelby for turning my wild boy into a well mannered more mature pup. Shelby trained Webster for two weeks. The difference in him in those two short weeks were phenomenal. Webster didn’t have the best manners and had a few other issues that needed to be addressed. Shelby solved it all! She took all the time Webster needed and the time my family needed. She was so patient and understanding and answered all of our questions. The change in Webster is completely awesome. He is still his same silly free spirited self yet has all the manners an owner could ask for. I don’t know what we would have done without Shelby. She is so amazing and THE Wilmington Dog Wizard. I work in the animal industry and I see and hear a lot about trainers. Shelby without a doubt has the best results I’ve ever witnessed or heard about. If you want to rest easy knowing your fur baby is being well taken care of, loved, and learning manners, the Wilmington Dog Wizard is THE place to go!!!!!!! Me and Webster thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our relationship has grown more than I thought possible. I love having my best friend back and being able to take him everywhere with me. Thank you thank you thank you! Absolutely amazing.
I wish I could give Shelby a million stars! Our dog WAS dog and child aggressive. He had bitten a friend’s daughter, could not be around other dogs without fighting and never listened to us. After living with Shelby for two weeks and receiving her expert training he is a new dog! He listens to us above all else and we even go for walks off the leash now. His anxiety level is way down and we have confidence that whatever the situation we are in absolute control of him. That peace of mind is worth every penny we spent 🙂 While he was away we received constant updates, videos and pictures and got to see the transformation happen. Shelby was SO helpful and even after he was home she was always available to troubleshoot and help us work out the kinks. If you want peace of mind and help with your four legged best friend you need to call the Wilmington dog wizard!
My husband and I adopted a 2-ish year old pit who had been a stray, was adopted twice, and returned both times. He had social anxiety and had shown varying signs of aggression due to his past. Another dog trainer in Wilmington flat out refused to help us based on Ronnie’s aggression issues. Cranston never once treated Ronnie like a lost cause. From day 1, he not only trained Ronnie, but also trained us to recognize Ronnie’s needs/issues and how to deal with them. After 8 weeks, the difference in Ronnie is night and day! His behavior is better than any dog we have ever owned and his social skills have improved tremendously! We recognize that training is an ongoing process and is never “complete.” Our favorite part about the Dog Wizard is that we have unlimited access to Cranston if we ever need it and, with Ronnie’s official training complete, we can now start attending group classes to make sure Ronnie continues to improve.
It is way more fun for your dog to walk with a loose leash and enjoy the fresh air and scenery!
How cool is it to be able to let your dog play at the park and enjoy life!
Be able to give your dog LOTS of love for the right things!