To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this recommendation to share with you the positive training experiences I have had with Cherie Marquez and Smart Paws Dog Training. My name is Pawel and I have a 18-month-old Lab named Freya. Although home life was quiet and pleasant, she was still completely out of control while in contact with dogs or humans. Our active social life instituted many greetings in general and in all honesty, greetings were anticipated and dreaded. She was an out of control puppy with dog strength; dangerous for my wife, for Freya and for those who were around us during interactive times.
Freya and I began training with Cherie in mid-July, 2013. By first lesson’s end, Cherie had addressed the pulling and out of control behavior. My confidence of continuing training and having immediate positive results hit an all time high. Since the Summer, Cherie has worked with us to accomplish much: Freya watches me, comes when called regardless of the environment (dogs, people, children), heel is near-perfect, sit and down stays are consistent, and within weeks Freya was off leash in the backyard with supervision. These results are Cherie’s training and influence. Cherie is always readily available. She returns calls and e-mails promptly with effective information I can put to immediate use. During sessions, Cherie addresses issues and concerns first, producing quick result, which allows us to cover new training as well. Cherie has helped me to understand Freya and the variety of testing she does so well. I have learned through Cherie to effectively address inappropriate behavior early so it does not become a habit. I am extremely pleased with Freya’s progress and although the problems of being well behaved in public were resolved many months ago, there is a wealth of knowledge Freya has yet to learn with Cherie. I highly recommend Cherie as a trainer whether you have specific issues to address or general training. I have immense pride when family, friends and strangers rave about Freya’s good behavior. I expect it, but they reinforce how well Cherie has brought Freya along. The best part of training, it’s fun! Should you select Cherie as your trainer, I am confident your dog will produce similar results.
Pawel Jaskolski & Neli Pencheva