Josh is extremely knowledgeable and amazing at what he does! We have two very large and stubborn Dogo Argentinos and he was able to help us brush up on their obedience and our consistency. We’re sad the 8 weeks is over and that they both did so well because we loved seeing Josh every week. Highly recommend!!
We have a six year old German Shepherd, recently inherited, who had significant behavioral issues. He was aggressive towards people, cars and other dogs. I honestly recognized a clear improvement after just one training lesson with Josh. We have a different dog now thanks to him. We hike, bike and walk the neighborhood without a leash. Josh is remarkable! I’ll give my highest recommendation.
Josh helped train our 2 dogs as well as my husband and I. His calm and nurturing way was particularly helpful for our Australian Shepherd mix, who had trust issues from a previous life of abuse (before our adoption). We are very thankful for his help and expertise. We highly recommend his services!
Josh is amazing. We have a beautiful mini Australian puppy, who is a year old and full of energy but remarkably distracted by every new thing that comes along, in fact Josh laughingly said she might be the most distracted puppy he’s ever trained. We were recommended his training services by our dog groomer who trains her own dog with him, and we couldn’t be happier. The techniques he taught us, and the training he did with her over 8 sessions have transformed our little pup’s behavior from thinking we could never ever let her off leash, to cheerfully heeling and obeying our instructions in public, surrounded by people, pets, and most importantly squirrels! We are able to take her out off leash with no fear of her running off, and the best part is that everything comes from positive reinforcement, so she is as happy and joyful as ever.
I called Josh from Backcountry K9 Training for my Corgi, Milo. He is 2 years old and needed help with basic commands/obedience, guarding and socialization with other dogs. I was very hesitant to work with a trainer at first, because I did not want my dog to deal with harmful tactics or punishments during training. Josh uses the art of non-violence in dog training and has the skill, experience, and personality to handle dogs with love and patience. Today, Milo is successfully able to follow all commands off leash and does not guard belongings as he once did. I was not sure if my dog could ever learn to be around or play with other dogs, but now he is able to share space and happily be amongst them without anxiety. To see all of these results, in only 2 months, is truly amazing and Milo and I could not be happier! Thank you Josh!
Backcountry K-9 is the trainer you need!
The Short Review:
Working with Backcountry K-9 was easy and productive. Josh, the trainer is professional, approachable, punctual and reasonable. We highly recommend working with this trainer.
The Long Review:
Our dog Onyx loves to run and play but since we do not have a fence it was so hard for him to enjoy our large yard. We knew we needed off leash and advanced obedience training and after interviewing several trainers we decided to work with Josh and we could not be more thrilled with our choice. Josh worked so well with Onyx from day one and he is very professional. Josh listened to all of our concerns and goals and helped us to resolve and reach each of them.
We began with a dog who would rush visitors at the door, chase anything that moved in the yard and only listened to my husband. Now we have a well mannered and good listening dog. We now go on hikes and play endlessly in the open yard. I don't worry about Onyx not listening to me anymore. The e-collar is even better then I could have imagined. I feel so confident having him off leash now.
Everyone we interact with has noticed a change in Onyx's behavior for the better. The compliments on our well behaved boy are so welcome. He is calmer in public spaces and so great with our guests now. He truly is a joy to have in any situation now.
Josh has really helped us to love our life with Onyx even more. This training is worth the investment of time and money. In my honest opinion this training is a steal! If you have hesitations I suggest you meet with Josh. You will not hesitate once you and your dog get to meet him.
This is a picture of Onyx walking off leash with us in the woods. This walk was almost 2 hours long.
(The vest is just so he can carry his own waste bags.)
I am so happy with the training Josh provided. Delilah is my 1.5 year old rescue Border Collie. Before training she would lung and run after everything. No dog, cat, bird, squirrel or car was safe. She was not being aggressive she just wanted to play. Now after training we can take a walk and I am not afraid of flying across someone's lawn when she wants to play with another dog. She still barks at everything to make sure I understand there is "danger" but we now having fun during our walks. Thank you Josh. I will be contacting you in the spring to continue training with the e-collar.
My wife and I highly recommend Backcountry K-9 Training! We worked with Josh to bring our dog, Logan, through his puppy training and basic dog obedience training programs. Josh helped us with everything from basic commands to questions about Logan’s behavior. Josh is very professional – super punctual, knowledgeable, and patient.
When the time is right for us, we will definitely be calling Backcountry K-9 Training for the off-leash training program!
We just finished the 8 week behavior modification course for our dog Samson. I would highly recommend Josh. Samson loved him and his behavior change during the 8 weeks is amazing. Josh is extremely professional and knowledgeable. For Samson's graduation day, we went to the dog park and it went so well. I now feel more comfortable taking Samson off leash.
From day one, Josh was the perfect example of professionalism. He “interviewed” our Czech Shepherd Nellie very young and gave us some pointers to hold us till she was old enough for training. Once we started, it was a great experience for all. Josh is always on time and very accommodating to scheduling. Not to mention, an expert with all breeds. If we had chosen another company I don’t think we would have the perfect fit we now feel with our Nellie! After training a few dogs over the years, without a doubt, Josh is the best trainer I’ve come across.
We are so grateful to Josh for his help and expertise. He is fun to work with, knowledgeable, gentle, and experienced. We were happily surprised to see huge changes in our dog after only a few sessions. We look forward to working with Josh again for the next level of training. We highly recommend Josh and Backcountry K9!
Josh was prompt to our appointments, on time and spent each and every moment talking us through our training. He took a 1 year old Rotti and helped us create a fun loving, well trained and directed dog in just 8 weeks. What was even better was each week, Josh showed up and Chaos identified with him and wanted to work with him versus his own way. We would and have continued to recommend Backcountry K-9 Training to anyone who is looking. He fully impressed us with his knoweldge and patience. We look forward to bringing him back here and there to continue to keep ourselves up to date with Chaos' training.
Josh was a complete godsend for our family! We had what we thought was an aggressive dog and we honestly weren't even sure he was trainable after a really bad incident but Champ turned out to just be a dominant dog who learned so much in the first couple sessions that we really saw a change in his behavior and happiness. We can now enjoy our family time and even take him outside off-leash which is a miracle! Completely reasonable pricing for everything Josh does. He was always available to answer any questions and was very flexible with our hectic work schedule. Highly recommended!
Best decision we've ever made! Josh was great! Learning the correct command words to use improved communication between us and our hound-mix rescue. It is so much less stressful now! He gave us clear instructions for reinforcement, answered all of our questions and was reasonably priced. She was so excited to see him when he arrived at our home. The best part was watching her use the treadmill! Being able to have some outlet for her energy during these winter months saved us.
Even after the training was complete, he was available to answer our questions. Daisy is well on her way to mastering all the commands! We hope to use him in the future for the advanced training. Thanks Josh!
Josh and Backcountry K-9 have been training our 8 month old German Shorthaired Pointer for the past two months and it has changed our life for the better as well as our dog's behavior.
He no longer pulls on walks. He comes when called. He no longer jumps up on people. He goes on hikes in the woods off leash now. I can't say enough about Josh and how he went above & beyond the call of duty to help us out when we needed him. You won't go wrong if you hire Backcountry K-9 to train your dog!