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.

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

Carole - 5/05/2022 

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 

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 

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!!!! - 4/04/2022 

Charles G. AvatarCharles G.

I am very pleased with the training that my 4yr. old Belgian Shepherd/Husky mix , Yazzi, receivedduring her training sessions , private and group.Steve and Aurelia are very conscientious people and trainers and are looking out for the well - being of not only our dogs ( kids ) but for the owners , which is where I came in and was a little slow at learning the correct responses to Yazzi's issues ,and still am , but working on it .They hired Bobbie ,as a trainer , who I think is going to benifit their business immensely.They are all good at communicating with not only the animals but what may be as important, the pet owners. Thank you !!I highly recommend the Dog Wizards of Medina !🐕🐕😁 Chris Garner 4/3/22 - 4/04/2022 

Lisha K. AvatarLisha K.

I couldn't be more pleased with The Dog Wizard Trainers and staff. My dog Bentley did the two week Board and Train. I was anxious about leaving him for two weeks but I knew that he and I needed some extensive training. He was unlike any other pup that I've ever had and was a challenge. After his time with The Dog Wizard, he is a much more relaxed pup and is eager to do the commands that were taught. You and your dog have to do the work. I also like the idea that I can contact them with any questions or issues that I have. They truly care about the dogs in their care and want you to be happy with your dog. I can't wait for our first support group! - 4/03/2022 

Todd H. AvatarTodd H.

I highly recommend the Dog Wizard in Medina, OH. Steve, Aurelia and the other trainers do an amazing job! They worked with my Malinois individually, in group settings with other dogs, and in public. These folks have a passion for what they do and they are very good at it. They are also honest and up front with you...to have your dog properly trained is all about confidence, consistency and dedicated hard work on the owner's part. They lay the foundation with you and your dog in a truly amazing way but the long term success needs your involvement. To support you there is a weekly meet up for dogs that have come through one of their programs. They also offer day and overnight boarding but with a twist...when they do it they work with the dog to reinforce what they have been trained on! I am very grateful to have found this place and you will be too! - 4/02/2022 

Liz M. AvatarLiz M.

Great training for all dogs, excellent read of dog needs and ongoing coaching for continued improvement. The pack walks and access to trainers for lifetime training is unmatched! We are grateful to be part of the Dog Wizard Team. - 4/01/2022 

Deborah S. AvatarDeborah S.

Our Doberman Sam ( now 3 yrs old ) has become quite the Gentleman since going to training sessions ( Day Time Boot Camps x2 ) with The Dog Wizard Medina-specifically Steve! We adopted Sam from the Medina Shelter 03.2020 and he was surely rough around the edges!
Sam is 90 lbs of pure Love and Steve taught us, the Humans how to carefully challenge and channel his intellect and spirit! And Sam simply ADORES Steve! And Aurelia helps us "Paint Our Pets" for fund raisers for Dog Rescue groups! Truly just cannot say enough about Steve's and Aurelia's dedication to ALL - Dogs, Humans, probably even Cats ( not sure about Cats ! ) - 4/01/2022