The proof is in the pudding when it comes to dog training. Anyone can claim anything, but achieving it is a different story. We strive to not just teach the dog obedience commands or behavioral modification, but to make sure these obedience commands and behavioral modification work for the owner (when the trainer is not there). And most importantly they work around distractions, aka “when you need them to work the most”. Because of this, we have thousands of testimonials to hang our dog wizard hat on.

It is such a pleasure to work with Krissy. She is so responsive and easy to get a hold of. After she trained our dog, she made sure that we were educated on exactly how to continue the training. Even followed up a week later to answer any more questions, which we truly appreciated . Our dog went from overactive to peaceful and calm!

Lauren K.


Krissy and Nicole are the most hardworking, caring, and knowledgeable dog trainers I have met!!! I spoke with tons of dog trainers from different companies to try and find the best fit for my pup. My dog, Charlie, is such a big part of my family and with doing a 2 week board and train program, I was nervous leaving her. BUT, Krissy and Nicole set me at ease with daily picture/video updates on her training! Most importantly though, Krissy and Nicole have been so easy to get a hold of for any questions I may need answered on how to keep up with her training, AND they have a support group for all of their clients who have completed their programs! I have never felt more prepared and supported in the care for my dog ❤️❤️❤️ You can not go wrong with these lovely ladies if your fur baby needs some training too!

Alexis H.

I was at a loss when I adopted my 8 week puppy, Safara. Having never raised a puppy before I didn’t even know where to start. Krissy, such a wonderful and kind woman, came to the rescue when she was 12 weeks. She boarded her for 3 weeks and dedicated time with her, teaching her all the basic commands and helped with potty training. She kept in touch with me and gave me tips on how to carry out potty training in my own home. Safara came home, my wonderful happy puppy but with manners to boot! To this day we have a wonderful well-mannered pup, she loves other dogs thanks to her socialization with other animals she was able to receive during her training with Krissy. I would recommend this company 100%! They are the REAL DEAL!

Samantha C.

Krissy and Nicole have been AMAZING! I got my 11 month old puppy back from training 2 days ago and he has been GREAT! He is so much calmer and most importantly he LISTENS! Even when he’s in a playful mood, he can focus his attention to what I am asking him to do and HE DOES IT! I am SO THANKFUL that both Krissy and Nicole were able to help Jax be the sweet, confident puppy he truly is!

Deepa P.

Krissy is an absolutely phenomenal trainer. My black lab puppy Beauregard was completely out of control, destroying things, jumping on people, he was just completely spastic and never, EVER calm. He was switched on 24/7/365.

The crazy stories I shared with the Upstate Dog Wizard won us The unruly Dog contest. Some were embarrassing to share but, I really felt like this was the last chance for our sanity.

Well! let me tell you! Krissy transformed Beauregard. He is still Beau but calm, relaxed, and with impeccable manners. He listens and responds to commands, he no longer chews Toms arm every night, I no longer get face planted into the refrigerator every time I need something out of it,  and I’m enjoying getting to take my perfectly heeled dog for walks. I now look forward to doing all the things I used to dread and was accustomed to being embarrassed by.

Please look at Beauregard”s videos on the Upstate Dog Wizard page on Facebook and see Beau’s transformation for yourself!

And Krissy, I don’t know if you read the reviews but if you do I just want to say thank you so much for training Beau and making him even better than I could have dreamed he could be. My friends wish to thank you as well and have been completely blown away by the results you’ve achieved in two short weeks. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!

Diane B.

Krissy is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and does a great job explaining the how and why of the training she is completing with my dog and makes it very easy for me to understand and complete on my own. I really feel that my dog is happy and enjoying her time while training with Krissy which puts me at ease.

Natalie M.

Laila participated in a 2.5 week training program with Krissy and Nicole! Laila has been home a week now and I’m thrilled with the results! Laila is 6 mos old and I’ve always known she was a very bright baby but the baby that came home was amazing! She comes, places, sits beautifully! We continue to work in high distraction areas for further refining and she continues to improve significantly! We live on the coast and she loves the ocean. This training was so important due to our frequent visits to the beach and the ability to play in off leash areas. The training has been a critical part of keeping her safe in these environments! It is our responsibility as fur baby owners to not only allow them to be comfortable in a variety of environments but to also protect them while in these environments they love so much ! The training has given her such a strong base and is giving a great launch pad for further education. I am looking to work with Laila to branch her into service/therapy and this training has been a phenomenal first step.

Although I missed Laila terribly while she was gone and it takes a commitment on our part when they return home to continue using the tools to reinforce what they have learned, I would do it 100 times over!

I would highly recommend Dog Wizard and all their training techniques. I specifically recommend Upstate Dog Wizard and Krissy/Nicole. Money and time well spent!

Jackie H.