22:19 17 Nov 21
We didn't use David or Performance... because we didn't have to....BUT, we have nothing but praise for the time we spent at this facility. First, of the numerous places I contacted and interviewed, Performance was the only one to offer a free in-person consultation. We were possibly going to spend a good chunk of change here, so I appreciated the hour he spent meeting my dog, myself, and my husband. Second, David was beyond honest about what he could provide (training), what my dog needed (enforcement of training, not the training itself), and if our dog were to work with him, what the results would look like. He brought out a couple of his dogs to get a good read on where my dog was with behavior and manners and provided feedback to my handling that would allow for a clearer message to be sent to my dog to achieve the desired result. The good: my dog is already trained (ie, he KNOWS what he is supposed to do). The bad: I need to be better about consistency and enforcement (ie, he DOES what he is supposed to do), which was not something David could provide for us. I appreciated his honesty, his feedback and recommendations, and that while he couldn't provide us a service, he gave us a full hour of pointers, recommendations, and lessons on how to reinforce the hard work we already put in and what were reasonable expectations for our dog. Though I am not currently going to use him for this dog, I will be keeping him in mind for future dogs of mine and would recommend him to others.