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.

Sue S. AvatarSue S.

We just completed our last class with Bobby, one of the trainers at Dog Wizard. Our experience with Dog Wizard has been excellent on every level. Bobby quickly assessed our German Shepherd, Lexi, and guided my husband and I through a step by step process, working with Lexi to overcome her people and dog reactivity......the results we saw were instant. We were given the tools necessary to continue with her training. We especially like the group dog walks and training support offered by Dog Wizard on a monthly basis and plan to attend as many as possible. Bobby is a great teacher, for dogs and people. He is patient, kind, firm and professional. A special thanks to his dogs, Luna and Gracie, for their part in helping Lexi gain confidence being close to other dogs. Without hesitation we highly recommend training with Bobby and the Dog Wizard staff! - 8/03/2022 

Erin L. AvatarErin L.

I can't say enough about The Dog Wizard; they are amazing in training not only dogs but in training the people attached to the other end of the leash. Our family came into their office with our pug Stitch, who was acting out. When Steve told us "we'll get to that behavior, if he even still has it. Let's start..." and at first I wondered WHY we weren't addressing the issue. Except, I soon realized the issue wasn't JUST that he ate grass clippings or ANYTHING off the ground. His issue instead was needing to be refocused on who was alpha. WE were ALPHA. Coming to that realization made all the difference. By our second training lesson, Stitch was a different pug. He was going in "place" and staying. We started working on duration and then, drum roll, we got to THAT behavior; his growling when he had a toy that he didn't want to drop. Steve walked us through what was happening in his brain, then what we needed to do as Alpha. Now, he drops with encouragement, but we are SO getting to the end goal! Stitch's other major issue that we couldn't quite fix was his pulling on the leash. He'd follow the commands, I would do the "tear drop" motion for him to start by my side. I would take a step forward and OFF to the races he'd go. On our final private session, we used the HermSprenger collar. GAME CHANGER!! Instantly, the prong collar spoke his language! No more pulling! Tonight my husband and I took Stitch for the most WONDERFUL walk we've had with him (in the year and a half we've had him!) Because of the collar and because we listened. Steve and Aurelia have helped my family beyond measure by showing us how to speak Stitch's language better and how to be a better Alpha for him. Every dog and family can benefit from their expertise and guidance. Stitch is happier because his needs are now being met. Rather than searching for grass clippings he's enjoying JUST BEING part of our family. Thank you so very much! Erin, Eric, Aiden and Charlotte - 7/11/2022 

Sara M. AvatarSara M.

I am very impressed with the knowledge of the owners especially when they showed me a few training tricks for my dog. - 7/11/2022 

Kimberly T. AvatarKimberly T.

The dog trainers are amazing and love what they do. I got a 10 month old German Shepherd puppy that hadn't been socialized with other people or animals and had severe anxiety and stranger danger, to the point that I didn't know how to help him. My dog Vader became good friends with Steve at the dog wizard and is now doing really well. Vader loves going for walks and meeting new people and loves playing at the dog park with other dogs. I highly recommend the Dog Wizard, because they really are committed to their passion and they are all very caring and loving towards the dogs. You and your dog will benefit from the Dog Wizard more than just a quick class from pets mart or other pet store. The trainers know all about anxiety and fear that the dogs may have and work with them to help them overcome any issues they have. Excellent place for you and your pet. They will be happy to show you around and explain how they train and they will answer any questions you have. I can't say enough about Steve and his wife Aurelia. Just fabulous people. - 7/07/2022 

Anthony R. AvatarAnthony R.

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Carole P. AvatarCarole P.

Best dog trainers ever. They really care about you and your furry baby. My Sadie was a handful when I first adopted her and although I have trained my own dogs in the past, I needed help. She pulled on walks, jumped on people when they came over and was aggressive when on leash with other dogs. She is a pleasure to have now, no more pulling or jumping. She knows all her commands and some tricks. She is still somewhat leary of bigger dogs when on leash, but she has come along way. I highly recommend having your dog trained by this wonderful couple

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Carole P. AvatarCarole P.

Best dog trainers ever. They really care about you and your furry baby. My Sadie was a handful when I first adopted her and although I have trained my own dogs in the past, I needed help. She pulled on walks, jumped on people when they came over and was aggressive when on leash with other dogs. She is a pleasure to have now, no more pulling or jumping. She knows all her commands and some tricks. She is still somewhat leary of bigger dogs when on leash, but she has come along way. I highly recommend having your dog trained by this wonderful coupleCarole - 5/05/2022 

John T. AvatarJohn T.

We have had dogs for 50 years. We went with every one of them to dog trainers. Bailey, our 4 year old rescue, joined us 18 months ago and we had already been to 2 other trainers with her, with little progress. She showed us quickly that in spite of 49 years with “our other dogs and trainers”, we knew little about how to solve Bailey’s socialization issues with other dogs, her “I know you only came to see me” greetings, and barking that even makes this old, hard of hearing, guy cringe. When we first inquired, Aurelia was both very patient and helpful going through the various options, how The Dog Wizard was different, how the training of both Bailey and, importantly, us would proceed and what to expect with the various options. The very first session saw a significant marked improvement in Bailey. From that first day, Steve spent whatever time at the end of the day with us to help us practice with Bailey to ensure we were going to learn to be consistent with the same techniques. The thorough notes on each technique emailed to us are very helpful and the videos shared are a delight and have us at first, wondering, “You got Bailey to do that today??” Steve and Bobby have both been so thorough and helpful to us, and you can see that each dog, Bailey included, is more than just another client to both of them.The training is a very positive experience for Bailey giving her confidence that there is nothing to fear and, of course, plenty of rewards. She can’t wait to get there on “school days ”. The improvement, session to session, is significant Our daughter, a veterinarian, witnessing the changes in Bailey’s behavior and in hearing a couple of stories I related as I watched progress in some other dogs Bobby and Steve were working with, commented, “They should change their name from “The Dog Wizard” to “The Dog Miracle Worker”. If you would like a reference, we, and Bailey, would be happy to provide more information on our most positive experience. John, Paula, and Bailey Troche - 4/28/2022 

Kelly F. AvatarKelly F.

Rip and I had a wonderful experience with The Dog Wizard Medina, I felt like really equipped me with the tools I need to handle a dog with a high prey drive successfully. - 4/28/2022 

John T. AvatarJohn T.

We have had dogs for 50 years. We went with every one of them to dog trainers. Bailey, our 4 year old rescue, joined us 18 months ago and we had already been to 2 other trainers with her, with little progress. She showed us quickly that in spite of 49 years with “our other dogs and trainers”, we knew little about how to solve Bailey’s socialization issues with other dogs, her “I know you only came to see me” greetings, and barking that even makes this old, hard of hearing, guy cringe. When we first inquired, Aurelia was both very patient and helpful going through the various options, how The Dog Wizard was different, how the training of both Bailey and, importantly, us would proceed and what to expect with the various options. The very first session saw a significant marked improvement in Bailey. From that first day, Steve spent whatever time at the end of the day with us to help us practice with Bailey to ensure we were going to learn to be consistent with the same techniques. The thorough notes on each technique emailed to us are very helpful and the videos shared are a delight and have us at first, wondering, “You got Bailey to do that today??” Steve and Bobby have both been so thorough and helpful to us, and you can see that each dog, Bailey included, is more than just another client to both of them.
The training is a very positive experience for Bailey giving her confidence that there is nothing to fear and, of course, plenty of rewards. She can’t wait to get there on “school days ”. The improvement, session to session, is significant Our daughter, a veterinarian, witnessing the changes in Bailey’s behavior and in hearing a couple of stories I related as I watched progress in some other dogs Bobby and Steve were working with, commented, “They should change their name from “The Dog Wizard” to “The Dog Miracle Worker”. If you would like a reference, we, and Bailey, would be happy to provide more information on our most positive experience. John, Paula, and Bailey Troche - 4/22/2022 

Paul M. AvatarPaul M.

Very professional and capable dog trainers. Essentially saved our dogs life. - 4/21/2022 

Marie B. AvatarMarie B.

Rico, my lab, has been with Medina Dog Wizard for over a year now. He first went through the two-week board training at around 6 months old. Since that time, we regularly attend the bi-weekly support group (a benefit for clients) and I have taken him to be boarded (another privilege).Aurelia, Steve, and Bobby are all extremely knowledgeable and are all dog lovers. I have had friends who have paid less elsewhere for training and were left completely unsatisfied and feeling like they wasted their money, whereas I have never had a single regret and feel like it was worth every penny! In training, Rico learned sit, place, down, come, impulse control, etc. These skills are practiced at support groups where we do a pack walk, followed by a training maintenance session, and ends with a Q&A. If you ever have to board your fur baby after training, you can trust they will be in a clean, safe, and enriching environment. I would never use anyone else!The team at Dog Wizard will provide the foundation for your fur baby, give you the skills needed to build upon that foundation, and continue to make themselves available to assist in skill maintenance. I give The Dog Wizard Medina five stars hands down! - 4/21/2022 

Bill I. AvatarBill I.

Highly recommended! The Dog Wizard have been great to work with in the training of our puppy. Not only did our pup get impactful training while she spent time with them at their program, but they have continued to be supportive with follow-ups and additional questions we have had. I would definitely encourage anyone looking for a high quality training experience for their puppy to reach out to them for help - you will not regret it! - 4/20/2022 

Marie B. AvatarMarie B.

Rico, my lab, has been with Medina Dog Wizard for over a year now. He first went through the two-week board training at around 6 months old. Since that time, we regularly attend the bi-weekly support group (a benefit for clients) and I have taken him to be boarded (another privilege).

Aurelia, Steve, and Bobby are all extremely knowledgeable and are all dog lovers. I have had friends who have paid less elsewhere for training and were left completely unsatisfied and feeling like they wasted their money, whereas I have never had a single regret and feel like it was worth every penny! In training, Rico learned sit, place, down, come, impulse control, etc. These skills are practiced at support groups where we do a pack walk, followed by a training maintenance session, and ends with a Q&A. If you ever have to board your fur baby after training, you can trust they will be in a clean, safe, and enriching environment. I would never use anyone else!

The team at Dog Wizard will provide the foundation for your fur baby, give you the skills needed to build upon that foundation, and continue to make themselves available to assist in skill maintenance. I give The Dog Wizard Medina five stars hands down! - 4/18/2022 

Al N. AvatarAl N.

These people seem to really understand dogs and produce great results. - 4/14/2022 

Great L. AvatarGreat L.

We highly recommend the Dog Wizard Medina. Steve, Aurelia, Bobby and their entire staff are wonderful folks, they do magnificent Work with the most challenging dogs.

They have helped us rehabilitate dogs that were headed for euthanasia and now are thriving with forever homes and families.

Feel free to reach out to Great Lakes Boxer rescue in case you have any questions. - 4/06/2022 

Great L. AvatarGreat L.

We highly recommend the Dog Wizard Medina. Steve, Aurelia, Bobby and their entire staff are wonderful folks, they do magnificent Work with the most challenging dogs.They have helped us rehabilitate dogs that were headed for euthanasia and now are thriving with forever homes and families.Feel free to reach out to Great Lakes Boxer rescue in case you have any questions. - 4/06/2022 

Melissa G. AvatarMelissa G.

Fantastic training services! Very friendly and knowledgeable! Highly recommend their services. - 4/05/2022 

Dyanne S. AvatarDyanne S.

Saved My Dog's LifeNot to be too dramatic BUT we adopted this 8 year old dog without knowing ANY of her idiosyncrasies to include that she is a purebred Shetland Sheepdog with ALL of that breeds natural instincts (to include herding and barking). She had been previously VERY poorly socialized to include being permitted to run loose (chasing trash trucks, the mail trucks, and big busses, the postal system QUIT delivering the mail). She herded the neighbor's children ( and scared them). She was then put on a long lead and relegated to the barn. As the family was going on a trip, I volunteered to "pet sit" for two weeks. She loved chasing the ball ( 40+ times, she and the breed are VERY high energy) as well as walking on a lead. That became the problem as she would wrap herself around my legs as she saw truck, cars, and people. At 30 pounds she was uncontrollable when she saw another dog on the walks. When she wrapped herself around my legs and I fell into the road, cars stopped to help but she would let anyone near me. As very ungracefully got up, and limped home, I finished the walk home, and cried because I knew I could not "give" her to someone else and believed that she had to be "put down". When I arrived home, my sister was calling about how she was sending to her dong to the Dog Wizard Medina, how he LOVED going to Boot Camp AND they offered a Boarding School experience of a two week period of time. My dog was enrolled, attended, and returned to me with a totally new disposition! NO EXAGGERATION! I was also taught the needed consistency to keep her progress as a Good dog going. Aurelia, Steve, and Bobby at the Dog Wizard Medina saved my dog ( and me). I cannot express my appreciation enough AND "pack walks" are offered every two weeks to reinforce all the "good dog" strategies and behaviors for ever. This team of helpful people are just a phone call or message away. Send you dog to the daily Boot Camp experience or better yet, Boarding School. You will NEVER regret the experience and neither will your pet. - 4/05/2022 

Stephanie T. AvatarStephanie T.

I love everything about the dog wizard. They did a great job training my gigantic dog 😂Also their facilities are clean and there’s always dogs out socializing or training. Aurelia and Steve have been so flexible and helpful. We live about 40 minutes from them, but I would never go anywhere else!!! I highly recommend!!!! - 4/05/2022