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Carolina Brown  8/1/2018

Anita and her method of training is loving, compassionate, and kind.  Our new puppy can't wait to see her when she comes to train. Anita has taught us how to train with consistency and patience.  We are so happy with the results, we have a well mannered, social and most importantly, safe dog who will come, sit, stay, heel and wait.  Sage has also earned her place in the fun social pup group outings, plus Anita picks her up and brings her home tired and happy twice weekly.

 Thanks to you Anita!

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Lisa Gladstone

Pup Parents

                                                                                                                                                  July 6, 2020

Hello Pup Parents,

We are writing to you today as a group of Portuguese Bend neighbors, friends, and dog owners who have, or are currently being helped by  Anita Anderson’s services.  Each of us consider the work that Anita performs here to be a service to the Portugugese Bend community, our families, and our pets. 

Neighbors often see Anita in Portuguese Bend with our pups  and are incredulous of one woman’s ability to  safely orchestrate such a joyful gathering.  They see dogs having a wonderful time,  and  on command, the dogs respond to whatever Anita asks of them as a group, and as individuals. Observers are amazed  at her extraordinary control. 

While it may look like magic, it’s actually the result of  a strenuous and challenging series of training that these Portuguese Bend dogs and their owners have been through in order to qualify to participate with  the Bend Group (as it is nicknamed).

First, the dog owner and her pet meet with Anita for an interview and assessment.   If  Anita sees potential,  the dog and the owner begin a series of one-on-one and group training  to prepare for eventual participation in the Bend Group sessions.  Anita may work with a pair for weeks or many months, depending upon the dog’s progress.  Anita is somewhat famous for her ability to turn difficult and unruly dogs around. There are a number of Portuguese Bend dogs who previously could not safely be taken out for walks, interact with other dogs, socialize with non-family members or respond to owner commands that Anita’s training has completely transformed. 

Once the training process has progressed to a certain point, Anita may invite the dog owner and pet to observe a Bend Group play session. She carefully introduces the group dogs to the new dog, and then, over a period of weeks, the owner and dog attend together.  The dog slowly develops within the group, improving social skills, command response,  and becoming fully trustworthy. All newly accepted dogs progress to a longer leash, which is one of several safety training tools used to teach a safe, extended recall.  Not until a dog has progressed through all levels of Anita’s program is he permitted to participate in the Bend Group. Our pups absolutely love the Bend Group, and participating in this group has been  foundational to helping us raise  well balanced,  obedient and contented pups.

Anita also practices a leave-no-trace policy, cleaning up after every dog and leaving nothing behind. 

Anita and her socialized, obedient, and trustworthy dogs are a benefit to Portuguese Bend, but there are other positive repercussions….

  • Neighbors in the training program begin to establish connections with each other, and new introductions to other neighbors naturally begin to occur, further expanding bonds within the community
  • Dog owners who have been through Anita’s program walk their dogs often, increasing the number of resident eyes and ears keeping an eye on things in Portuguese Bend. 
  • Well trained dogs are safer  for drivers and walkers, less likely to interact with coyotes, and less likely to present a danger to other dogs and cats

Portuguese Bend residents who can speak to  Anita’s excellent training programs and safety protocols are many, and that is just in this area.  Anita also trains throughout RPV, Rolling Hills Estates, PVE,  San Pedro, as well as other areas. 

We hope that this letter gives you confidence that Anita’s program is a safe and positive one for those fortunate enough to train with her. 

Thank you,

Lisa Gladstone 

on behalf of the neighbors and pups 

that participate in the Bend pup group

Kaushal Tamboli

PVE PET PARENT

3 months ago

Wow, Anita has done an incredible job training our rescue pup who was initially very fearful and reactive to other dogs. She was understanding and attentive to our needs and those of our pup.What is incredible is that she was able to bring her old clients with their pups to train him. We truly can’t recommend her enough.
 
 

Carolina Brown

Designation

8/1/2018

Anita and her method of training is loving, compassionate, and kind.  Our new puppy can't wait to see her when she comes to train. Anita has taught us how to train with consistency and patience.  We are so happy with the results, we have a well mannered, social and most importantly a safe dog who will come, sit, stay, heel and wait. And now our Sage gets to go twice weekly with other pups on their fun social outings were Anita is the chauffeur!

Thanks to you Anita

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