The Doghouse, LLC

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Professionals provide customized dog training sessions utilizing advanced positive techniques.
  • 4365 62nd Ave N

    Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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  • 727-201-9790

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Hi Carrie,
You would be so proud of the girls: I had them in off-leash down stays for 45 minutes on the waterfront walkway at North Shore park this morning while I sat and talked and completely ignored them. Runners, walkers, bicyclists, baby strollers, dogs, birds, squirrels, and they did not move, even when people talked to them! Thanks so much! We train every day. We get a lot of attention and I keep telling everyone about you. Hope all is well with you.
Lainie

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Hi Carrie,
You would be so proud of the girls: I had them in off-leash down stays for 45 minutes on the waterfront walkway at North Shore park this morning while I sat and talked and completely ignored them. Runners, walkers, bicyclists, baby strollers, dogs, birds, squirrels, and they did not move, even when people talked to them! Thanks so much! We train every day. We get a lot of attention and I keep telling everyone about you. Hope all is well with you.
Lainie

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Hi Carrie, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Pam and I wanted to say that, and to update you on Nelly. She is doing extremely well! She is back on the Celebrity Cruz Line but is doing it with such grace! You did a remarkable job! We love her even more than ever. We will continue to use the instructions you gave us all and just enjoy living with the dog we always dreamed of having. We will continue to refer The Doghouse, LLC to anybody looking for the best dog training available. Thanks again! Danny, Pam and the Knights Danny

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Hi Carrie, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Pam and I wanted to say that, and to update you on Nelly. She is doing extremely well! She is back on the Celebrity Cruz Line but is doing it with such grace! You did a remarkable job! We love her even more than ever. We will continue to use the instructions you gave us all and just enjoy living with the dog we always dreamed of having. We will continue to refer The Doghouse, LLC to anybody looking for the best dog training available. Thanks again! Danny, Pam and the Knights Danny

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A successful dog trainer is one who can understand not only the personality of the dog, but the needs and personality of the owner. A successful trainer can personalize and explain training techniques in a manner that fits each individual. But the most important quality of a successful dog trainer is honesty. Carrie Silva IS that dog trainer.
Before training with The Doghouse LLC, I was afraid to walk my German Shepherd Dog, Hercules, down the street for fear he would attack any dog that crossed our path. After completing Carries four week Option Two Training Program; I was able to walk downtown, sit outside at a caf for lunch and even walk into a clothing store without incident. Hercules even went on to earn his Good Citizen Certification!
However, the most important training The Doghouse LLC did was with ME! She helped me to understand my dog, his needs and how to meet those needs. Carrie was extremely honest and supportive in her evaluation of my dogs abilities. One of the most liberating things Carrie taught me, was that mistakes were learning opportunities not cause for embarrassment. Not only do I enjoy him more, I am now confident in handling any situation that may arise with my dog.
Training with The Doghouse LLC will make you happier with your dog AND happier with yourself!!

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A successful dog trainer is one who can understand not only the personality of the dog, but the needs and personality of the owner. A successful trainer can personalize and explain training techniques in a manner that fits each individual. But the most important quality of a successful dog trainer is honesty. Carrie Silva IS that dog trainer.
Before training with The Doghouse LLC, I was afraid to walk my German Shepherd Dog, Hercules, down the street for fear he would attack any dog that crossed our path. After completing Carries four week Option Two Training Program; I was able to walk downtown, sit outside at a caf for lunch and even walk into a clothing store without incident. Hercules even went on to earn his Good Citizen Certification!
However, the most important training The Doghouse LLC did was with ME! She helped me to understand my dog, his needs and how to meet those needs. Carrie was extremely honest and supportive in her evaluation of my dogs abilities. One of the most liberating things Carrie taught me, was that mistakes were learning opportunities not cause for embarrassment. Not only do I enjoy him more, I am now confident in handling any situation that may arise with my dog.
Training with The Doghouse LLC will make you happier with your dog AND happier with yourself!!

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Carrie at the doghouse is the best! I waited several months to get Carrie to take my year old Lab, Marley, for obedience training. Before we took him to her, our dog was a destructive force of nature, chewing all in his path. It was with high hopes that we brought him to Carrie as we had heard she could perform miracles (something we needed for this dog). After leaving him for several weeks at the kennel, getting regular updates during that time (what a nice touch!), we came to pick him up. Carrie went through all of the training she had done so that we could know how to work with our newly trained pup.

What a difference night and day is, similar to how Marley used to be and is now. No more chewing, jumping on people, barking, and overall being a nuisance. We can now take him to the park, on walks, or just leave him at home without biting through our nails worrying about what he will destroy next. Big thanks to Carrie and all of the folks at the doghouse who made this happen. Well worth the wait and the pretty penny!

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Carrie at the doghouse is the best! I waited several months to get Carrie to take my year old Lab, Marley, for obedience training. Before we took him to her, our dog was a destructive force of nature, chewing all in his path. It was with high hopes that we brought him to Carrie as we had heard she could perform miracles (something we needed for this dog). After leaving him for several weeks at the kennel, getting regular updates during that time (what a nice touch!), we came to pick him up. Carrie went through all of the training she had done so that we could know how to work with our newly trained pup.

What a difference night and day is, similar to how Marley used to be and is now. No more chewing, jumping on people, barking, and overall being a nuisance. We can now take him to the park, on walks, or just leave him at home without biting through our nails worrying about what he will destroy next. Big thanks to Carrie and all of the folks at the doghouse who made this happen. Well worth the wait and the pretty penny!

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Thank You Carrie and The Doghouse LLC! You have changed my life with my dog and I can't express enough how grateful I am. My dog was completely out of control before Carrie. I couldn't even take Rowdy on walks without him lunging and barking non stop. It was so embarrassing. Then I found Carrie and met her staff and knew my boy was in great hands. Now we walk downtown St Pete and eat outside at least twice a week. People now tell me how Rowdy has such great manners and it makes me want to cry! I am so happy to take him everywhere with me. You have truly changed my life. Thank you Carrie!!! I will refer anybody I meet to you.

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Thank You Carrie and The Doghouse LLC! You have changed my life with my dog and I can't express enough how grateful I am. My dog was completely out of control before Carrie. I couldn't even take Rowdy on walks without him lunging and barking non stop. It was so embarrassing. Then I found Carrie and met her staff and knew my boy was in great hands. Now we walk downtown St Pete and eat outside at least twice a week. People now tell me how Rowdy has such great manners and it makes me want to cry! I am so happy to take him everywhere with me. You have truly changed my life. Thank you Carrie!!! I will refer anybody I meet to you.

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For anybody wanting dog training with some sort of humane decency and customer service AT ALL,

DO NOT even try and waist your time looking at The Doghouse, LLC. I have waited and waited on this these people for THREE MONTHS for training and received nothing but the run around, non-stop. I wanted the absolute best training for my dog and thought this was the avenue to take only because of her supposed background, I was clearly mistaken. They never return calls, told me they would call by specific dates to schedule appointments for training and wouldn't for weeks; and continue to tell me he needed extremely expensive boarded training every other phone call, which he did not!! I was told Carrie took 30 days off. That's understandable. However, what about the 30 days before and 30 days after to schedule any appointments with my puppy? Not one phone call could they schedule an appointment, it was the assistant or Carrie unsure of when to schedule anything, ever. Then I finally got a hold of the assistant and she told me there is an availability late September. This is after I called back twice without a returned call when the assistant stated she would call back almost two weeks prior (two weeks before that, 07/09/12). Seriously? In the meantime, my puppy turns 8 months old, started eating the trash, now is biting us, and turned into a wilder puppy. When it comes to the well-being of my family I have patience and try and keep my cool, but this staff and Carrie has absolutely no respect for her clientele whatsoever. The assistant went on to state I was not even a paying customer (on the phone), as if I didn't matter. How dare she speak to me that way! Just think, if this is how these people treats customers, imagine how they treat your dog. I'm disgusted. If I could rate it a zero, I would.

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For anybody wanting dog training with some sort of humane decency and customer service AT ALL,

DO NOT even try and waist your time looking at The Doghouse, LLC. I have waited and waited on this these people for THREE MONTHS for training and received nothing but the run around, non-stop. I wanted the absolute best training for my dog and thought this was the avenue to take only because of her supposed background, I was clearly mistaken. They never return calls, told me they would call by specific dates to schedule appointments for training and wouldn't for weeks; and continue to tell me he needed extremely expensive boarded training every other phone call, which he did not!! I was told Carrie took 30 days off. That's understandable. However, what about the 30 days before and 30 days after to schedule any appointments with my puppy? Not one phone call could they schedule an appointment, it was the assistant or Carrie unsure of when to schedule anything, ever. Then I finally got a hold of the assistant and she told me there is an availability late September. This is after I called back twice without a returned call when the assistant stated she would call back almost two weeks prior (two weeks before that, 07/09/12). Seriously? In the meantime, my puppy turns 8 months old, started eating the trash, now is biting us, and turned into a wilder puppy. When it comes to the well-being of my family I have patience and try and keep my cool, but this staff and Carrie has absolutely no respect for her clientele whatsoever. The assistant went on to state I was not even a paying customer (on the phone), as if I didn't matter. How dare she speak to me that way! Just think, if this is how these people treats customers, imagine how they treat your dog. I'm disgusted. If I could rate it a zero, I would.

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Hello Alisa, I'm very sorry you feel this way. I got married in June and I should have hired a wedding planner and stuck to dog training! There is no excuse for you not getting the help you needed for your dog. Best Regards, Carrie Silva
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Before we met Carrie and Ivan at The Doghouse our dog Patch was making our lives miserable. He is a rescue dog and had bad habits that came along with him, so we were looking for a way to fix his problems rather than disrupt his life again by returning him to the rescue group. After having Carrie evaluate him and talk with us extensively about what we wanted to get out of the program, we decided to enroll him in Full Service Training. We can honestly say that decision has changed our lives for the best. Patch's obedience quickly progressed while he was in the program that we decided to enroll our other dog, Bud, too. When Patch came home after completing his training he was like a different dog. He went from a dog that we were thinking of having put down due to aggression problems to being a happy, well-mannered boy. We still work with him on a daily basis to remind him of what he is supposed to do, but the change in him is nothing short of amazing. Bud also seemed to enjoy his time at The Doghouse, and his obedience is much more consistent now than ever in the past. We regularly get compliments on how well behaved both dogs are. We highly recommend the training provided by The Doghouse and are reminded every day of how glad we are to have found someone who could help us with our dogs. Whether you have a dog with behavior problems or one that just needs to learn obedience skills, you can be sure that Carrie and Ivan will do everything possible to help your dog succeed and be a happy, productive member of your family.

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Before we met Carrie and Ivan at The Doghouse our dog Patch was making our lives miserable. He is a rescue dog and had bad habits that came along with him, so we were looking for a way to fix his problems rather than disrupt his life again by returning him to the rescue group. After having Carrie evaluate him and talk with us extensively about what we wanted to get out of the program, we decided to enroll him in Full Service Training. We can honestly say that decision has changed our lives for the best. Patch's obedience quickly progressed while he was in the program that we decided to enroll our other dog, Bud, too. When Patch came home after completing his training he was like a different dog. He went from a dog that we were thinking of having put down due to aggression problems to being a happy, well-mannered boy. We still work with him on a daily basis to remind him of what he is supposed to do, but the change in him is nothing short of amazing. Bud also seemed to enjoy his time at The Doghouse, and his obedience is much more consistent now than ever in the past. We regularly get compliments on how well behaved both dogs are. We highly recommend the training provided by The Doghouse and are reminded every day of how glad we are to have found someone who could help us with our dogs. Whether you have a dog with behavior problems or one that just needs to learn obedience skills, you can be sure that Carrie and Ivan will do everything possible to help your dog succeed and be a happy, productive member of your family.

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We initially took our dog Juno to meet with Carrie and Ivan for a behavior consult. Juno was a 16 month old Dutch Shepherd that was out of control. He terrorized our family with frequent bites and random acts of aggressive behavior toward us on a daily basis. He was virtually uncontrollable on walks as well. Pedestrians,byclists, other dogs etc.. were also fair game for his aggressive behavior. He continually lunged at the end of his leash,barking at his victim, and when he couldn't get them, he turned his frustration on whoever was walking him.The final straw was when he learned he could pull away from us. I was truly afraid of my own dog and what he might do to somebody. He had already been to two different trainers with absolutely no results and if not for The Doghouse Juno would have been euthanised . They had the knowledge and insight to see through these behaviors,and uncover a misunderstood dog that just needed direction. Juno is now a wonderful companion that is reliably obedient every where I take him. Whether its on leash walking around town or off leash hiking/jogging in parks and trails I am confident in Juno's solid training and obedience in all situations. We both look forward to working together daily and Juno loves it!. Ironically, Juno and I are looking forward to personal protection training .The Doghouse is the real deal for you and your dog. True proffessionals in every way.

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We initially took our dog Juno to meet with Carrie and Ivan for a behavior consult. Juno was a 16 month old Dutch Shepherd that was out of control. He terrorized our family with frequent bites and random acts of aggressive behavior toward us on a daily basis. He was virtually uncontrollable on walks as well. Pedestrians,byclists, other dogs etc.. were also fair game for his aggressive behavior. He continually lunged at the end of his leash,barking at his victim, and when he couldn't get them, he turned his frustration on whoever was walking him.The final straw was when he learned he could pull away from us. I was truly afraid of my own dog and what he might do to somebody. He had already been to two different trainers with absolutely no results and if not for The Doghouse Juno would have been euthanised . They had the knowledge and insight to see through these behaviors,and uncover a misunderstood dog that just needed direction. Juno is now a wonderful companion that is reliably obedient every where I take him. Whether its on leash walking around town or off leash hiking/jogging in parks and trails I am confident in Juno's solid training and obedience in all situations. We both look forward to working together daily and Juno loves it!. Ironically, Juno and I are looking forward to personal protection training .The Doghouse is the real deal for you and your dog. True proffessionals in every way.

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We had both of our dogs (Aussie-mix and a Lab-mix) trained (in obedience) by Ivan/Carrie during a 3-week boot camp and I cannot convey the gratitude we have for them and their business based on the results.

Our Aussie was a tough very nut to crack, and we remain so very pleased with the results (even years later) - they are hands-down the best training facility in the area; after two failed attempts with other renowned trainers, Ivan and Carrie literally transformed our dogs from out-of-control (Aussie) and lazy/stubborn (Lab) into two dogs that we continuously receive compliments on for their behavior.

We were so impressed by The Doghouse that we have consistently recommended them to any/all of our dog-loving friends, and board our dogs there when on vacation, due to the dedicated attention and 'touch up' schooling they receive while there.

Ivan and Carrie have become part of our and our dogs' lives, and we cannot thank them enough - I'd recommend them hands-down to anyone who asks, and put them up against anyone else in quality for the dollars spent.

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We had both of our dogs (Aussie-mix and a Lab-mix) trained (in obedience) by Ivan/Carrie during a 3-week boot camp and I cannot convey the gratitude we have for them and their business based on the results.

Our Aussie was a tough very nut to crack, and we remain so very pleased with the results (even years later) - they are hands-down the best training facility in the area; after two failed attempts with other renowned trainers, Ivan and Carrie literally transformed our dogs from out-of-control (Aussie) and lazy/stubborn (Lab) into two dogs that we continuously receive compliments on for their behavior.

We were so impressed by The Doghouse that we have consistently recommended them to any/all of our dog-loving friends, and board our dogs there when on vacation, due to the dedicated attention and 'touch up' schooling they receive while there.

Ivan and Carrie have become part of our and our dogs' lives, and we cannot thank them enough - I'd recommend them hands-down to anyone who asks, and put them up against anyone else in quality for the dollars spent.

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We've been taking our German shepherd to Ivan and Carrie at The Doghouse for a little over a year, for obedience and Schutzhund training. If a PhD existed for dog training, they would write the books. Ivan and Carrie make the Dog Whisperer look like an amateur. I highly recommend The Doghouse to any dog owners of any breeds, looking for basic to advanced obedience and protection training.

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We've been taking our German shepherd to Ivan and Carrie at The Doghouse for a little over a year, for obedience and Schutzhund training. If a PhD existed for dog training, they would write the books. Ivan and Carrie make the Dog Whisperer look like an amateur. I highly recommend The Doghouse to any dog owners of any breeds, looking for basic to advanced obedience and protection training.

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