Are you frustrated with your dog's behaviour?
Do you lack the experience and knowledge to train your dog?
Would you like your dog to be a well-behaved member of your family?
To Whom It May Concern,
For the past 35 years I have represented a variety of public and private companies on securities and corporate governance matters and accordingly, have interacted with many competent, dedicated and personable professionals so I am not easily impressed.
Therefore, I take great pleasure in styling this letter of commendation for Pat Brown-John. Pat thoroughly trained Jordan (German Shepherd), consistent with my instructions in every respect and her fee was very reasonable. She is extremely personable and routinely exhibits a genuine interest and passion for the animal she trains. Her dedication and commitment to purpose are truly remarkable. Pat is a noteworthy, competent professional.
Please know that this realistic observer of humanity unstintingly recommends Pat Brown-John for your consideration. I stand ready to assist in helping you evaluate this exceptional lady and can be reached at my residence in Aurora, Ohio USA at 330-562-8955.
Roger A. Kimmel, Jr.
Pat Brown-John has had such an immense and positive impact on Alba's (my Shepherd-Pointer cross dog's) life and my life.
Alba is my first and only dog so my canine education was extremely limited. When I first took Alba to meet Pat a year and a half ago, Alba was approaching a year old and ready to dominate my life and anything that stood in front of her. Riding in an elevator was a task, leaving the front door when someone or some dog was entering was so difficult, the list goes on and on. I was getting anxious on how to deal with what seemed like an ever-growing monster with an ever-growing will to do as she pleased.
As soon as Alba and I met Pat, I knew that we had been guided to the ideal person to help us with our issues. Pat's calm and controlled presence immediately put Alba at ease and I knew that I had found someone who could teach me the skills to train my dog who has now become my best buddy and an incredible companion.
I count myself as a very fortunate pet owner to have met Pat. Alba and I are truly blessed to have Pat in our lives.
Thanks to my service dogs over the past 15 years, I have been able to live a reasonably normal life, which included a demanding position as a research professor at a university medical school. A year ago, my last service dog passed away. While anticipating another dog from the fine organization that gave me the previous ones, I was disappointed to learn they would be unable to give me a dog with the skills now necessary due to complications from additional medical issues. Other credible service dog organizations reluctantly, but honestly, advised the same.
I did not want to give up. Knowing how valuable another service dog would be, I set out to find a trainer who could help me. Having worked closely with trainers from the national organization that provided my previous service dogs, I felt relatively knowledgeable about the questions to ask, the type of training needed, and the fact that—while there can be no guarantee that a fine dog will eventually work out as a service dog—the right trainer would be able to harness the animal's full potential.
Training a dog to work as a service animal is a lengthy commitment in terms of both time (two years on average) and costs. My husband and I crisscrossed the country looking at dogs and interviewing trainers. Then, almost in our own backyard, someone suggested Pat Brown-John. Unlike other professional dog trainers with whom we'd spoken, Pat had an immediate grasp of the situation and did not offer any false promises.
Today, the dog she has trained for us just turned a year old. To say that her training has exceeded all our expectations is to seriously understate her exceptional work. Her overt skills with every dog in her care reflect only a small portion of her capabilities and knowledge. She has an almost intuitive connection with every dog. The dog she is training for me has big paws to fill as I still think about and miss my previous service dogs. But when he stands stock still on a "brace" so that I can right myself, or steps ahead cautiously as I hold my hand inside his harness allowing me to walk with confidence, I know that the next year of training will only get better. I have a happy, confident dog, a wonderful pet, and undoubtedly the makings of the finest of service dogs. Pat Brown-John gave me hope and, because of her, I have a dog who is giving me back my independence.
-Patricia Bloom, Ph.D.
Camano Island, WA 98282
Testimonial for Pat Brown-John (May 2011)
Pat Knows Dogs. Period.
We have been – and continue to be – extremely pleased with our instruction from and interactions with Pat Brown-John. From puppy socialization, to basic obedience, and consideration of enrolling in schutzhund sport, we have been fortunate to have access to Pat in either a group or private setting to ensure our dog training goals are met. Pat is warm and approachable, but neither you nor your canine can pull the wool over her eyes - when class is on you need to listen-up and be prepared to accept her wealth of experience and tacit knowledge. The payoff is success.
We began our get-to-know-you experience with Pat last September with a house call, where she observed and assessed our home and yard from a structural and safety point of view, provided recommendations, and re-designed our puppy feeding regimen (sit Luna... wait). She made age-appropriate suggestions for the advancement of our puppy into the more formal areas (read: expensive things to chew) of the house and assisted with the initial introduction to the resident feline.
Pat’s honest and straightforward approach is reinforced through repetition and consistency, ensuring an integrated understanding for both the dog and the handlers. We are most definitely being trained along with Luna! It’s challenging but equally rewarding.
We consider Pat part of our extended family and look forward to her assistance enhancing our relationship with Luna for many years to come.
Fred & Michelle Warriner, and Luna
"...I highly recommend Pat’s approach, and her
‘boarding while training’ service. She takes an
individual approach to the dogs (and humans)
she trains. It is not about learning a whole
bunch of parlor tricks as others may offer.
Fraser has 3 essential commands: ‘down’
‘break’, and ‘come’. The ‘leave it’ command
comes in handy once in a while too. Not to brag
(too much) but Pat said Fraser’s ‘downs’ are
better than some of German Sheppard’s she
has trained. Pat also worked with us reinforcing
his commands so that Fraser does see us as