TESTIMONIALS

Dr. Drew Pinsky

Dr. Drew Pinsky

Board-certified internist and radio and television personality

“Just a note to say how delighted my puppy Rex and I are with our recently completed dog training lessons. When Rex and I began communicating using Paul’s techniques it was like getting a brand new dog. Paul Owens knows his stuff and seamlessly presented the science of dog training with an infectious enthusiasm rooted in compassion, kindness and an obvious love of his art. My puppy Rex thanks you, I thank you.”

Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst

Host of TV’s Survivor

“Paul Owens is hands-down the best dog trainer I’ve ever worked with!”

Dr. Michael W. Fox

Dr. Michael W. Fox

Senior Scholar, Bioethics, The Humane Society of the United States, Washington, DC

“Owens’ nonviolent process will help prevent dogs from developing various behavioral and psychological problems, which can be difficult to treat later in life.”

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield

Founder and CEO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc.

“A truly enlightened approach to raising and training your dog.”

Brian Forsgren, DVM

Owner and Founder of Gateway Animal Clinic

“In the name of countless animals, thank you for your vision and optimism.”

Mary Rizzolo, DVM

Thomasville, NC

“A wonderful program for dogs and humans alike. I recommend it without reservation!”

Nancy Disbro, DVM

“Paul’s teaching methods adapt to working with schools, veterinarians, pet owners, and animals, creating order out of seemingly uncontrollable situations.”

 

Terry Cranendonk

Terry Cranendonk

Dog Trainer

“It was Paul’s patience, humor and compassion that enticed me into the world of dog training. His philosophy and approach are the foundation that supports my teaching. It’s a philosophy that all dogs are living, breathing individuals no less worthy of respect and kindness than family and friends…because that is what they are.”

Terry is the co-author of The Puppy Whisperer with Paul Owens.

Carolann DiPirro

Carolann DiPirro

Dog Trainer

“Training with Paul Owens was a revelation. Paul was clear, consistent, and supportive as a teacher, using the same positive reinforcements with me that we used with the dogs. I was amazed how he made the complexities of psychology so easy to understand and how they could yield such immediate results. Because of his patience, encouragement and sense of humor, I confidently and joyfully continue to convey the message of kindness to my clients that he taught to me.”

Carolann DiPirro is a graduate of Paul’s Teacher Training Program.

Jenina Schutter

Jenina Schutter

Dog Trainer

“Having attended Paul Owens’ Raise with Praise, teacher-training program was one of the most enlightening experiences in my career. Not only has he improved my skills, he gave me the confidence I needed to run my own business. I consider myself very fortunate to have studied with someone with such expertise and who uses such humane methods with both dogs and people. It has been, and remains, an honor working with him.”

Jenina Schutter is a graduate of Paul’s Teacher Training Program and runs Smart Paws Dog Training in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Nicole Stewart, CPDT-KA

Nicole Stewart, CPDT-KA

Dog Trainer

“While Paul’s program educated me in the world of positive dog training and created abilities in me to form my own thriving company, he also somehow snuck in lessons about patience, perseverance and the ability to empower others with the skill. I am not only a better dog trainer because of his program, I am also a better dog owner, wife, and soon to be mother. His positive method spreads beyond his work with dogs to his life and the people around him. He is a man who practices what he preaches and anyone participating in his program will learn about themselves as much as they learn about positive dog training.”

Nicole Stewart is a graduate of Paul’s Teacher Training Program and is the Director of Training at AnimalSense.

Dorna Sakurai

Dorna Sakurai

Dog Trainer

“Paul’s patience and encouragement was very motivating. His message of compassion and empathy resonated equally to both his two-legged and four-legged students. I witnessed amazing results in his group classes, seeing rowdy puppies settle down by the second week. I feel incredibly fortunate to have trained with Paul and having the opportunity to observe first-hand his mastery at communicating with both people and animals. Paul’s teachings have left an indelible mark on my worldview, my own training methods and empathy towards others.”

Dorna Sakurai is a graduate of Paul’s Teacher Training Program and runs Pawsitive Feedback Training.

Mark Tipton

Mark Tipton

Dog Trainer

“Going through Paul’s Teacher Training program was a remarkable experience. I thought I was a good trainer when I met Paul, but he taught me how to become a great trainer. His teaching applies to training dogs but also in the way you interact with people. I can’t say enough about how he helped me build my confidence and knowledge-base. I will always be grateful to Paul for giving me the opportunity to train under him. Thank you!!!”

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