Common Ground Dog Training customer comments

 Linda is the best! She has worked with two of my dogs, and the results were fantastic. My Simon was a tough one and without Linda's help I would be pulling my hair out. Common Ground has worked with me and my dogs both privately and in Group classes (which are a lot of fun). Having the dogs trained to this level with Linda has made them a real pleasure.

 

 Roger Payne 
Linda was truly my saving grace. I was a little gun shy about getting another dog. I had a bad experience with a previous dog who had clearly been bred too close, before I got my current puppy. Linda came over, put my new puppy through a series of tests, and put my mind totally at ease. She reassured me my puppy was fine and agreed to work with me in some basic training techniques. I saw progress immediately. Linda has a special talent and a year later, I have a great dog to prove it!! Thanks again

 

 Annie McAliney 
You're the best Linda. Thank you so much for your knowledge, your genuine concern and commitment, and your very special willingness and ability to think outside the box when all else failed with my very problematic puppy. I will be forever grateful.

 

 Deb, Somers, NY
Linda's intelligent and humane approach has made her a big hit with us, and all six of our dogs. I would recommend her highly.

 Grayson Schwartz

I have known Linda for over 32 years. I have watched her develop from a person who has always had a deep love and respect for animals and their integrity as living individual beings, to an extremely competent, successfully experienced, totally committed professional . Her devotion to her craft and her abilities are incomparable and time tested . She is honest, sincere, and absolutely a rare combination of skill and performance due to her intelligence, experience, and love of her work. She has boarded, and trained my precious (and hard headed) Golden Retriever "Ranger" on many occasions.

 

 Hank Horowitz
Linda is a gifted teacher...having the talent to train dogs is one of her qualities but her gift is how she weaves the owners into the training process through her gentleness. Also her humor is delightful! Thank you for a great class-keep bringing owners and dogs together!

 

 Lisa Smith- "Marley"
7 years ago we adopted a wonderful Akita male who was literally on death row in a Ct shelter. We called a few trainers but felt a bit uneasy with their personalities and methods. Our boy, Theo, was fear aggressive and very needy. We met Linda at that time and instantly, we knew that Theo and Theo's parents were in the very best hands! His training went flawlessley and to this day, 7 years later, we still employ the tactics taught to us back in '97! The best part, Linda and Jonathan have become our closest friends, we just spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with them and are fortunate to have these incredible and interesting folks in our lives! Some people enrich our lives and I must say that LL is one of them.

 

 Scott & Debbie Goldman 

Did you know???? The average dog has over 200 million scent receptors in its nasal folds, compared to a human's 5 million.

A dog's nose is moist to help capture scent. A large part of the dog's brain is devoted to interpreting scent, as smell is the dog's most advanced sense. A dog's sense of smell is so acute that it can detect and identify odors that are so dilute that even the most sensitive scientific instruments cannot measure them. Dog's use their nose for us to work as rescue dogs, and drug and bomb detection.  Dogs are used as service dogs for humans with seizure disorders, they can detect an oncoming seizure and warn their owner to sit down and get help. Could they be using their sense of smell for this? Research is also being done with certain dogs that seem to be able to detect the presence of cancer cells in lab studies.

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