15939 Ingersoll Ave N Hugo, MN
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I spent a lot of time (almost 3 years) reviewing and searching for the right trainer(s) for my dog. Training is an investment and I wanted to know that I picked the right person(s) that I could trust would properly train my dog and then I could learn and follow through when my GSD returned to me. During this time I contacted Josiah several times with different questions about the boot camp program and his method of training. He was professional, answered my questions and never tried to ??push a sale?? to get me to sign up. He gave me the room I needed to make an informed decision. I also called other trainers and even tried a once a week training with a different group of folks (they used the gentle leaders) and I was not impressed with the training method used. So I quit after 2 weeks?.so continued to look and I kept coming back to Neuman??s website. I watched the videos and looked at the photos. I read the testimonials and then began saving up the money.
During this time I initially had one German shepherd that needed training. However, in November 2010 I rescued a highly abused, shut-down shepherd (whom I named Jack) who also suffered from seizures; he was home bound and suffered with social phobia too. After rescuing Jack I put the idea of training on hold, spending much of the saved up training money to tend to Jack??s medical needs and to bring Jack out of his shell and build trust with him.
After a personal tragedy this year, I knew it was time to make the decision to reach out to Josiah (as Neuman K-9 was my top selection ?? they were my only selection to be honest). I explained Jack??s situation and we went over his medical history. He and his team agreed they would try to help Jack, realizing that due to his seizures, he mental state might present a challenge but they were up for it. I appreciated the honest conversation with Josiah and Summer.
Going into the training, Jack would never walk on a leash ?? he ran from them. He only felt safe in the house or the back yard. I took Jack and my other Shepherd (Angeles ?? pronounced Angelus) and got them settled in, reviewing the training plan, etc. and left them in very skilled, trustworthy hands.
Each week Josiah sent me status reports on both my dogs along with pictures. The very first week I cried. Jack was on a leash, outside and getting used to obstacles (like climbing up wooden boards, up into playground houses and down slides). Josiah and team began to build his confidence and strengthen his spirit. Angeles was easy. No medical issues and he is a ??go with the flow?? dog (although he can be strong headed ?? as he likes to push his weight around).
As each week progressed there was more progress. Sometimes small and other times major breakthroughs; treadmill training for example being Jack??s favorite past time! I don??t even have to use a leash on the treadmill with him at home. I just hold his loose collar and he runs!
At the end of the training (8 weeks), I performed handler training with my dogs. Angeles did very well ?? no surprise there ?? great trainer and great DNA in my dog! With Jack ?? my goal of being able to have him walk next to me on a leash was achieved. He did every command just right. Angeles had to have a few corrections as he was excited to see me and just wanted to go home! But I did as Josiah and Summer said ?? we take our time and let Angeles know you are in control ?? the leader that lets him know when it is time to go and not the other way around.
Today, Jack walks wherever I want to take him. And getting him to walk with my other dogs (I have 3 total) is a breeze. He enjoys his time out in public now. His confidence is built up and I continue working with him as Josiah and Summer told me to as part of the after boot camp home training. The week of July 8 I took the dogs to St Anthony Main (in Minneapolis) by the river. We moved slow, medium and fast ?? they kept in stride. We moved in and around people ?? they didn??t miss a step. And when a little dog came near I had the dogs sitting and they left the little barker alone. I even got an ??I??m impressed!? from the owner. When we sat down on one of the benches, Jack just turned around and gave me a BIG smile! I could see he was happy. He felt safe and his spirit was improved.
I??m very proud of the investment made in my dogs and very confident in the teaching methods of Josiah and his team. I know I chose the right people because it shows. My objectives were met. They worked hard with my dogs and I highly recommend anyone searching for the right place. Newman K-9 is that place. I did my research ?? so should you! And I do believe you would agree with me that the results from Neuman (see their website for videos and photos of graduates) speak for themself.
I had always loved and wanted a German Shepherd and after many years, I finally purchased one. Because GSD are known to be so intelligent, I thought that it would be easier to train mine; I quickly became aware that while Bronson was very intelligent, he was also head-stong to the point of utter frustration! I read books/articles, watched programs and DVD's, and spoke to others GSD owners on how to train my dog but no matter what I tried, his unwanted behaviors continued.
After much discussion, my husband and I realized that either (1.) I would have to give up the dream of owning a GSD.. and have to get rid of Bronson or (2,) find a reputable trainer that was very familiar with the breed to work with my dog. Needless to say, I was unwilling to part with my dog, so after months of research and speaking with other trainers, I found Neuman K-9 Academy. I wrote to... and called Josiah, speaking to him at length about the problems that I was having. For the first time, I felt like there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Josiah was the only trainer that I really felt comfortable and confident it; It was of utmost importantance to me, that not only would Bronson be well trained but well-cared for. I took my dog to Josiah and I have not been dissapointed... to be honest, I am still amazed at the difference that Josiah and Summer have made in Bronson. While my GSD is the same dog, meaning his personality is still the same, he is the " new and improved" Bronson. I have had so many comments and compliments about how well he behaves... it leaves me smiling and so proud.
I can not say enough about how wonderful Josiah and Summer treated my dog.. but they also treated me with respect, answering any questions or worries that I had, during the time that my dog was away from home. Josiah sent weekly updates and pictures and even made a dvd of Bronson's training for me. I have been so amazed with the difference that Neuman K-9 Academy has made in my dog, that I sent my other dog for the same training. What good it having a dog if he/she is uncontrollable? What you end up with is a home full of chaos... not the companion that one hopes for. Josiah and Summer are miracle workers for the canine community.
I never would have thought my dog would have been able to walk without a leash right next to me or to actually come when called even when around other dogs or people. Before bringing her to Neuman K-9 Academy, she would listen to us great at home (when it was just my husband and I), but once she got around other people, dogs or got the chance to get outside, she could have cared less about us, did not want to listen and would run down the street the first chance she got. The first day after picking up our dog from boot camp we got compliments about how well behaved she was. It is absolutely amazing the transformation she has made and we could not be happier, all thanks to Josiah and Summer and the rest of the team. I never would have imagined that our dog would be able to do the things she does. It was worth every penny spent, and we would do it again in a heartbeat!
We brought our 6 month old puppy "Zeke" to Neuman K-9 and were extremelly impressed by everything. The facility and professionalism by both Josiah and Summer are unmatched. Zeke is an entirely different puppy and very well trained. I would highly recommend their training. Thanks for everything Josiah and Summer!!
I brought my timid, large, German Shepherd puppy to Neuman K-9 training last month for a 4 week puppy boot camp. She is the same sweet puppy, but now has confidence and wonderful manners. Josiah and Summer have exceeded my expectations. I will also be sending Koda back for her level 2 and advanced obedience training in the future. Another wonderful service they provide is boarding for their graduates.
I rescued a puppy in April 2011. Prior to the rescue, I had done the research on labs and thought I was ready for this high energy breed. Little did I know or comprehend exactly what high energy meant.
Before boot camp, Cooper pulled on the leash, which left me dreading our walks, tormented the cat, didn??t always come when he was called and jumped up on guests. I was becoming embarrassed of my out of control dog and was at wits end.
Neuman??s K-9 Academy was highly recommended by a friend. I looked into the Academy and immediately signed Cooper up for the 8 week Boot Camp. I have to say, he came home a different dog. The pulling on the lease has stopped and I now look forward to our walks. He leaves the cat alone, he comes when he??s called and he??s much better at greeting people. Another positive outcome is that my special needs daughter is no longer afraid of Cooper. With the use of hand signals, she is now in the driver??s seat. The training session I had with Josiah and Summer taught me how to be in control and gave me the confidence to handle my dog.
The program is definitely worth the investment and was a positive, valuable experience for me and my dog.
When my fiance and I brought Bella, a wonderful Doberman puppy into our household, we were a little naive to think that we could complete all the training necessary to give Bella a fulfilled life. Although we tried, Bella being such a powerful dog in both mind and body, required a true professional.
After Bella started displaying some fearful aggression towards strangers, we both had that sinking feeling like we were loosing control of our dog. Not having the correct tools and training to keep Bella calm was truly an awful feeling. Living scared of sending her out in the yard, taking her on walks, and bringing strangers to the house was no way for us to live.
It was at that point that we found Neuman K-9 online. Being young professionals, we were concerned about the price and length of the program (Boot Camp II). However, all of those feelings changed IMMEDIATELY upon meeting with Josiah and Summer, seeing the graduates and talking through the program with them.
They are both consummate professionals and the service they provide is incredible. Although sending Bella for 8 weeks seemed like an eternity, getting the weekly updates about her progress, gave us something to look forward to each week. When Bella came back to us she was truly transformed. Not only was she extremely well trained and behaved but the training restored our confidence as handlers. You need not worry about your dog becoming a "robot", Bella still has the wonderful personality that we sent her with. However, she now knows how to handle even the most trying situations with a calm, confidence. Josiah, Summer and the rest of the Neuman K-9 team truly changed our lives for the better.
Bottom line....If you're having any issues with your dog and think that professional training is something you'd consider, call Neuman K-9. They are worth EVERY PENNY!
NeumanK9 Acadmey! I can't say enough great things! The results are there and the proof follows the dog home! A happy dog is a trained dog and a safe dog is a obedient dog!! I wanted both and with the excellent training skills of Josiah, Summer and their crew I got the results I needed! They are upfront, honest with you, keep you posted on progress reports. It was hard to be away from my Dog Bailey for a month but knowing she was at NeumanK9 Academy was very comforting knowing she was learning! She is more confident, more obedient, more respected in public than she was before! Each day we practice and work on the skills learned for it is now the handlers responsiblity to carry through the foundation work Josiah and Summer set within the dog! I reccomend NeumanK9 Acad. To anyone!!! Will be a life long customer to come!
Marissa & Bailey pup
Despite having two rescued greyhounds, I know nothing about dog training, which became very apparent after we added a White German Shepherd puppy to our "pack." Sacha was 13 weeks old when he arrived from Chicago to our home near San Francisco. He was terrified and shy. We thought he would adjust after a few days, but his shyness turned into strange behavior and as he grew we realized we could end up with a large, fearful GSD. Scared that the situation was becoming unmanageable, we turned to a highly acclaimed local dog trainer but despite our best efforts, Sacha's behavior continued to spiral downward. At our wits end, we decided to ship Sacha to Josiah Neuman and Summer Duggan from Neuman K-9 Academy in Minnesota. It was a huge leap of faith and many people thought we were crazy to ship him to a training facility we had never seen. Twelve long weeks later, Sacha returned accompanied by Josiah and if I didn't know my dog, I would swear he was a stunt double. Sacha is a completely different dog. He's full of confidence, well-mannered, and a pleasure to be around. He??s still on the shy side, but now people can actually pet him and we can bring him out in public without him cowering behind us. Thanks to Josiah and Summer we finally have the dog we were hoping for. They are nothing short of miracle workers and I cannot recommend them enough. If you're on the fence, take a leap of faith like we did. Neuman K-9 Academy was worth every penny and you will not be disappointed.
We brought our 2 year old German Shepherd named Koda to Josiah after we noticed he was starting to become reactive with other dogs and lacked discipline. Koda was always very good inside the home, but around new places, people, and dogs he became very anxious and distracted and often fearful. I contacted Josiah and he had a consult with me on the phone to determine which program was best for our dog. Koda started Boot camp II in May of 2011. Josiah gave us weekly updates with pictures and answered our many questions throughout Koda's time at boot camp. We now have Koda back home and I can't believe this is the same dog. Koda has his same personality but now with so much more confidence, trust, and discipline. We are able to introduce new people/dogs/ and places to him while keeping him calm and focused. Koda is so happy and we can tell he's so much more relaxed now that he knows what he's supposed to be doing. Thank you to both Josiah, Summer and the staff at Neuman K9 for not only caring and training Koda but training us too! Fantastic Boot camp-- I will recommend Neuman K-9 Academy again and again!
--Ryan and Kristen
We brought Cherry Love, an energetic lab puppy to Josiah and Summer for four week boot camp. Twice called "a whole lot of dog", Cherry came home with all of her personality intact but also able to follow commands and function within the family as a confident, obedient puppy. Absolutely worth the investment. We plan on another round of "off leash" when she's a bit older. Our vet complimented her as being one of the best mannered lab puppies he's seen in over 35 years. Training helped with overall family dynamic - even the kids can walk the dog and give commands with success. Most important: you can trust Josiah and Summer as handlers.
Josiah and Summer are nothing less than remarkable. They took my sweet but very shy, fearful 9-month-old German Shepherd mixed puppy and transformed her into a functioning dog. She no longer needs to be dragged from the house to take her on a walk. She walks beautifully on a loose leash and is no longer scared to leave the house. During car rides she would drool uncontrollably but this too has improved to where she can now travel with us. She is now a confident, well-behaved sweet dog. I could not be more please.
Our dogs are beloved family members, so when we finally acknowledged that our 3-year-old foxhound was unmanageable and wasn't settling down with age, we scouted for the best training experience we could find. Josiah and crew are it. Our little guy went to Neuman's a total maniac and came back a civilized version of himself. He still has his high energy and foxhound exuberance, but he can control himself now. He can sit and stay. He can heel and not drag us along when he spots another dog on the walking path. He can go to his "place" when asked, and stay until we say "OK." What a relief for us--and I think for him too. I was truly nervous to send this guy away for eight weeks, but he came back happy, healthy--and trained! You'd almost have to know this dog to see what a near-miracle this is. We are happy and grateful to the Neuman K-9 Academy for their great work with our little fella.
Josiah and his staff should be very proud of providing many families with an incredible training program at such a well maintained facility for our dogs.
We brought our Doberman Pinscher to Neuman K9 Academy in hopes that Josiah could help with Milo's disobedience. After 2 months of Boot Camp, Josiah returned Milo to us a more beautiful, playfull, peacefull, and well controlled addition to our family. We receive numerous compliments on our walks about Milo's good behavior and manners. Milo even impresses those fearfull of Dobermans with his control and attention to our commands. The outings are no longer laborious and frustrating but pleasurable and easy.
Our anxieties of dropping Milo for 2 months quickly disappeared when we saw Josiah waiting for us on his meticulously well maintained property. His calm demeanor and obvious knowledge and concern allowed us to leave with confidence. The weekly reviews and pictures made us feel part of the processes and the time passed quickly.
The training Milo received far surpasses anything we could have done locally and on our own. Now that Milo is home our calls
to Josiah with questions are always welcomed.
We are truly gratetful to everyone at Neuman K9 Academy for giving us this wonderful gift, MILO!!!
My wife and I brought our 9 month old German Shepherd to the Neuman K-9 Academy and we were blown away with the changes to our dog. Vladimir went with the basic training skills we had acquired through other obedience classes and Josiah, Summer and their staff took him to a whole new level. We had Vladimir in the two month boot camp course and when we picked him up he was perfectly trained in heeling, down stays, sitting, etc. It was a struggle to get Vladimir to walk down the street without continuously stopping before the training. After the training I could take him running outside with minimal distractions. We highly recommend the Neuman K-9 Academy for all training needs.
Craig and Karen
I do not have enough good things to say about Josiah, Summer and the Neuman K-9 Acadamy - we brought our not quite 6 month old German Shepherd Pup - Medusa - for the 4 week puppy boot camp and the changes in her behaviour are nothing short of miraculous ... She was and is a beautiful dog but her socialization and response to commands are simply outstanding.
She is all business when we put her through her paces ... And she enjoys he new manners as much as we do ! I am constantly stopped by people while walking her to answer questions about her training ...
The weekly updates that Josiah provided were very informative and went a long way to ease my pangs about her absense ...My Bride and I were treated with the utmost courtesy even when asking question after question about her progress and well being - In fact Josiah repeatedly told us to call anytime with any questions or concerns.
I would not hesitate to recommend anyone whose interest is to provide their Dog with top flight training to the Neuman K-9 Academy.
Many thanks to Josiah at Neuman K-9 Academy for not only training Rex, our 1-year-old Airedale Terrier, but also training and informing us regarding dog behavior. Understanding the behaviors is such an important aspect of working together with your dog. Rex and I went through 2 obedience classes and dropped out of the second one due to frustration and the lack of making any headway. He didn't seem a part of the family, as we lacked control of him and kept him outside most of the time or in his crate when we had company. I'm so glad we found Neuman K-9 Academy at that point! The day we arrived Rex was pulling me into the academy on his leash. Josiah told me to remember this and compare what he's like when we pick him up. After 8 weeks in Boot Camp II, Rex was a completely different dog! Being able to take him on a walk without him pulling on the leash was such a pleasure. There have been a few instances which I've been so thankful he had the training. We had some bags of mulch setting out in the lawn, and Rex found them. He tore into them, and as soon as I noticed, I gave him the "down" command. I was probably 30 feet away at the time, and he instantly went down. Another instance was when we were visiting my mother. She had dropped a pill and didn't realize it. Rex found it and was trying to dig it out from under the cupboard. I gave the command "leave it", and he instantly stopped trying to get at it. I hate to think what would have happened if he hadn't had the training. I highly recommend Neuman K-9 Academy. Any dog that we get in the future will definitely be trainined by Josiah.
I can't say enough positive things about Josiah and Summer and Neuman K-9 Academy. Buster is a 17 month old Boxer. He is a great dog but calling him energetic would be an understatement. As he got older and larger it became very difficult for my wife and I to control him, particularly in public. Buster was becoming less and less a part of our family because he was so difficult to control in public around other people and animals. We tried trainers locally and Buster responded well as long as there were not distractions, but in the real world there are always distractions.
Given we live in Texas I was very concerned about putting Buster on a plane unaccompanied to Minnesota but Josiah walked me through the whole process. The weekly updates were great and he was (and still is) always available to talk or answer questions. After going through Boot Camp III, Buster is still a great dog, energetic and with the same personality. There difference is now he is under control. I don't hesitate at all to take him to the park, the local ice cream shop or pet store. We have also started inviting people to our house again and we don't have to keep Buster locked away in his crate the whole time. I have no doubt I can control him if people, including children, approach him. Only a small correction is required on the rare occasion he loses focuses. The training that Josiah and Summer provide is tremendous, but I believe the field trips offered in boot camp are the real differentiating factor. This was the best investment I could have made for our dog and I can't say enough positive things.
I have a German Shepherd named Halo. She justed turned a year old, July 3rd. She was out of one of their litters a year ago and was trained by Josiah. She was in boot camp for 4 weeks. I can't say enough about, how important training is and I would recommend the Neuman Academy to everyone, it was definitely worth the money spent. Now we can go everywhere together, she is so well behaved and it all has to do with her training. People will tell me all the time what a beautiful dog she is and how well behaved she is, I tell them where I got her, and the training she had, and what a difference it made. If your looking for a place to get a German Shepherd puppy or training for your dog, I would suggest you give the Neuman Academy a call, or stop to see them, you will be happy you did. I will forever be thankful to the Neuman Academy for Halo, and the training she recieved and the happiness she has brought to my life. Tamara M.
I could not be more thrilled with the training Josiah gave my 7 month old Tibetan Mastiff, a breed known for its intolerance to being obedient. I felt it was imperative to give it a shot because when fully grown, he will go anywhere between 150-200 lbs. Josiah was up for the challenge and, amazingly, pulled it off. Grizz follows the commands superbly. I can even walk him off leash, release him and recall him and he listens. It is such a joy to take him for walks during our practice sessions that I walk further than I ever have before and Grizzly Bear and I are forming an even closer bond because of the time spent together. I have received comments from neighbors about how well trained he is...my favorite being "if only spouses could be so well-trained". In addition, I have to say that the way Josiah runs his training facility is incredibly professional!!! From the moment we dropped Grizz off to my training when I picked Grizz up, I couldn't think of anything they could do better. I found it hard to drop him off and leave him but Josiah sent weekly reports with pictures which was a godsend! If you love your dog and want to have him trained well, this is definitely the place to go!!! Excellent, excellent, excellent!
we recently took our german shepard max to neumans and it was everything and more than we expected. He still has his great personality but now he is able to interact with people at our business without them being jumped all over. I can now walk him on a lease without getting my arm pulled out of the socket!!!! If you are considering taking your dog to training I would highly recommed neuman's k-9 academy. All you question will be answered no matter what Josiah and Summer have been great to work with and are wonderful people and we hope to see them in the future!!!
I would like to thank Josiah Neuman and the entire staff at the Neuman K-9 Academy for the superior job you did with my German Sheppard Dog Baron during his Boot Camp Level I training. His intelligence and his personality shine daily with what you have taught him. His confidence level continues to grow on a daily basis while we practice what you taught him. I look forward to sending Baron to your Boot Camp Level II this fall to further his training. Kudos to all!
I brought bot the my Mastiff puppies to Neuman K-9 Academy. They were both in the Boot Camp. One was there for 12 weeks, the other was there for 8 weeks. They both came back different dogs. Both well trained and well mannered.
My wife and I highly recommend Neuman K-9 Academy for your dog training needs.
The only down side is that we missed our puppies.
With a baby on the way my wife and I knew our 5 year old boxer needed some corrective training. Our dog Gunner was a very active and hyper dog with some aggressiveness issues towards other dogs. We chose to send him to the Neuman K-9 Academy and could not be any happier with the results. Josiah's training has made Gunner the type of dog that we can be in control of at all times. The results of this training was eveident on the first day we brought Gunner home. During our first walk with him he was rushed by an unleashed dog and by simply giving him the command "Down/Stay" we were in complete control the entire time. I am sure prior to the training that situation would have resulted in a dog fight. By simply taking Gunner for a walk each morning and night it is very easy to maintain the training which Josiah has begun. Since having Gunner home he still has a very great personality and enjoys life as a dog should but is happy to listen to us when asked. We are constantly receiving compliments on the manners of our dog and it always reminds us that sending Gunner to the Neuman K-9 Academy was the best descision we could have made. I am very thankful to Josiah and the Neuman K-9 academy for the great work they have done and would highly reccomend their training to anyone looking to have a more well behaved dog.
Our 11 month old German Shepherd Risque is going to be our sons service dog. We knew that her obiedence/manners had to be absolute so that we could access the public places we needed to go to continue her socialization. I researched alot of training facilities before choosing Neuman K-9. Josiah put us at ease about trusting Risques care and education to them. Their facility is clean, homey and has a relaxed yet professional feel to it.
Neuman K-9 did an outstanding job and have remained helpful and accessible even after picking her up. Definitly lived up to our expectations.
They prepared her to meet people respectfully, ignore distractions while working, calmly work through crowds of people. The confidence to navigate obstacles ie: elevators, tight aisleways, stairs, crowded hallways, and sudden strange noises. Risque has come to work with me a couple of times now. She is alert, calm and confident. Often better behaved than the people she meets. She calmly waits for them to settle down and a release command before she greets them.
I worried that putting her through Boot Camp lll would change the traits and personality that her breeder and we felt would make her a successful service dog. But I can honestly say it has done nothing but enhance what was already there.The essence that makes Risque well risque is still there. She now just has some skills.
We look forward to working with Josiah and Summer as we get ready for Risque to obtain her BH, TDI and CGC.
Josiah did an excellent job with my willful, six-month old German Shepherd, Beau. Beau is a difficult dog to handle, and I could not have accomplished what Josiah was able to do in four weeks. His calm, confident approach put me immediately at ease. The facility is clean, comfortable and welcoming. Josiah and Summer are very friendly and helpful, and I know they are there for me with future training issues. I would recommend Neumann K-9 Academy to anyone without hesitation. I am so grateful for their help.
Susan Bailey, St., Paul, Minnesota.
Took my one year old dobermann pup to Neuman K9 academy to go through stage 2 bootcamp. What a difference! When I picked him up, he was calm and relaxed and very well behaved, he normally would be bouncing all over and jump up on us. The difference was night and day. I can't thank Josiah and Summer enough. I will highly recommend them to anyone looking for outstanding dog training coupled with a genuine care and compassion for the dogs they are training.
Three years ago we purchased a German Shepard as a family pet,. Shortly after we brought Isis home, life became very hectic and we had little time to train her. Before long we realized that we had a 125 pound puppy that was far from enjoyable. She was high spirited and jumped up on everything and everyone. Several times she knocked our child down. Thank goodness an acquaintance recommended Neuman K9 Academy! Isis was almost three years old when we took her to Josiah and Summer. She had no prior obedience training. We enrolled her in the two month boot camp program. Her transformation was amazing. Unfortunately, we did not have time to continue to work with her. This year life settled down significantly. We did a two week refresher course. Isis is now a joy to be around. She is a valuable part of our family and my son's best friend. The training provided her with the obedience she required to be on her best behavior without breaking her spirit and making her afraid of everything. She is now home, in great spirits, and an active part of our family. She is now a house dog and goes with us on many family outings. Thanks Josiah and Summer!!!!!!!!
K9 Academy completely overachieved every goal that we had hoped for! Sorta feels like we have a brand new dog,....She is still as sweet as ever,...but, now she is even happier yet,..because she can follow simple instructions. Our pitbull Mickie just loves to follow instruction, and it is even sort of funny, because when we put in the tape on the TV,...and she hears Josiah's voice,...she still follows his instruction! We are looking forward to even more advanced training in the future. I can't wait for any opportunity that we are presented with,..to recommend K9 Academy. Thanks for everything!!
I have two American Bulldogs, and I can't even express how happy I am with the outcome after Josiah worked with them. Not only that, but I get compliments daily on how impressive it is that my dogs are so well behaved. While I had to find Josiah and now keep up with the training, he and Summer really did all the work. Since then he has been nothing but helpful with questions and advice now that they are home. I have recommeneded several others to his program, and I wouldn't do so if I wasn't 100% satisfied.
I looked for a good dog trainer for about two years before I found Josiah Neuman.
I first discovered the Neuman K-9 Academy through a Youtube video of a little boy handling a perfectly Obedient dog, it was trained by Josiah.
Right off the bat I was very impressed by the quality of Neuman's web design and the Obedience of the dogs shown in the videos.
Despite living seven hours away from Neuman K-9 Academy, I knew that Josiah was the right trainer for Maverick.
I had many needlessly difficult days with Maverick before I enrolled him in the two month Boot Camp II class.
I am impressed with Maverick's performance upon completion; he is not a new dog - but rather the same, taken to a level of control I never thought possible. I look forward to trying my best to continue what was started so well at Neuman K-9. I trusted my dog to Neuman for two months and I hope you will do the same.
Thank you, Josiah!
I was desperate when I contacted the Neuman K-9 Academy. I own a Labradoddle who has lots of sprit and independence. I worked with my dog in multiple weekly classes. We would work hard together, but life always seemed to get in the way and without the consistency our training was not very effective.
When I enrolled Ernie (my dog) in boot camp I was nervous. After all I just paid someone to take my dog for 8 weeks and train him without even being involved in the process. I was concerned about my dog??s adjustment away from home, and often wondered if it would work once he started back in his routine. There was also trepidation about the amount of money I was paying for ??this dog.?
I can??t tell you how grateful I am to Josiah and his team for working with Ernie. Not only was his training excellent, but Ernie has done a great job at home. I never thought I would get him to recall or sit/lay on command for any length of time. He has exceeded my expectations and more. My relationship with Ernie has improved greatly because of this experience. We now spend our time running, walking, playing recall games and I don??t have to worry about him not coming or placing himself in danger.
The team at Neuman K-9 Academy is amazing!! They have been professional and were always willing to communicate with me at any point in the process. I would recommend Neuman K-9 Academy to any of my friends or family. I would encourage you to contact Josiah over the phone and ask lots questions about the training. It helped me understand the process and decreased my anxiety.
Our family has 2 children with autism and spent months researching service and therapy dogs for the kids. After deciding we did not want to wait a few years (or raise the funds for a number of the providers) we decided to adopt a wonderful year-old lab-mix from our local shelter (Sunny). He had a sweet, gentle, temperament and was wonderful with our children, but needed basic obedience training.
We turned to Josiah (owner of K-9 Academy) and could not be more pleased with the results. Sunny returned after 2 months of "Boot Camp" and his basic commands (sit, stay, heel, wait, place and come) are great. He is a pleasure to walk! Josiah sent us weekly updates on his progress along with wonderful pictures of his training sessions.
Josiah was easy to work with and extremely professional. He worked with Sunny at his facility as well as out in the community, which was important to us. Not only did he work on obedience, but treadmill training (conditioning) and socialization time with other dogs were included in the daily routine.
When we picked Sunny up, Josiah spent time teaching us to handle Sunny and gave us a great packet of information on his training techniques that we could refer to. He also created a DVD for us of him working with Sunny, which has been a great resource (and a fun keepsake). We are looking forward to meeting with him for our follow-up sessions and further customizing the skills for Sunny that are important to our family.
We are happy to report that last week Sunny passed his Good Canine Citizenship and Therapy Dog International exams and will be making visits to our local schools and hospitals in the near future. He is a wonderful companion to our children and is easy to have in the house as well as out in the community.
We highly recommend Newman K-9 Academy and are thankful to Josiah for all the time he spent helping us with Sunny. We feel the investment we made will be paying off for the next 10+ years. :)
I took our dog Rudy to training/boot camp. He wasn't a horribly out of control dog, but the kids next door were teasing him and he was becoming sensitive about people in his space. He was also just never very well trained by us--and those of you who have seen labradoodles know they are no small dog. The training provided by Josiah was excellent--my dog is responsive in ways I never thought possible. Financially I thought it was a good deal. It always seems like a lot of money when you are paying for a somewhat unknown product, but I became more and more confident as I received the weekly updates. In the end I am very sure it was well worth both the time away from Rudy and the money. I would recommend them with no reservations whatsoever. It's a long time to be without your pet, but the results for the animal's and pet owner's lives together are well worth the wait.
Our second dog is currently learning manners at Josiah's wonderful facility. He trained our enthusiastic Dalmatian to be a gentleman, and trained us as well! The dogs have great digs right in the house, a space to run and play, and instructors who know what they are doing.
Much Thanks to the work of Neuman K-9 Academy. They did a great job with my newly adopted three year old dog. She had fear aggression and I wasn't sure that I could keep her. Thanks to them she is now happy and well adjusted and I can't imagine my life without her. I recommend them to ANYONE seeking dog training. Even after my dog graduated they have been helpful and professional. Hope M.
We recently left our dog(Savannah) who has never been trained and suffers from anxiety issues when left alone, in the hands of the Neuman K-9 Academy. What we left Josiah and his staff was an undisciplined dog whose anxiety caused her to chew everything in site when left alone and what we got back (after 8 weeks)was a well trained dog who listened when given commands and behaved better than we ever imagined. It was the best investment we have ever done. The care and direction they gave our dog and the time they spent with us to ensure we understood the various commands and the importance of consistency when handling dogs was first class.We would recommend Neuman's K-9 Academy to all. Thanks to Josiah and Summer for your patience and love for our dog and giving us back a new Savannah. The Kilburgs.
I took my small, terrier mix, almost 2 year old dog, to Neuman K-9 Academy for Doggie Boot Camp and could not be more satisfied with her results! I was impressed from my first point of contact, when I called Josiah and asked that, though the particular session I was interested in was booked solid, would there be any way he could take my dog, as it worked best with my upcoming travel schedule. After a few questions, he agreed to take my dog into that session. As any dog owner would be, I was nervous to leave my dog for a month for training, but the weekly progress update emails were absolutely fantastic and seeing pictures of my dog in her training activities was quite entertaining. Upon picking her up, not only was I provided with a CD showing what she'd been taught, but Josiah spent an hour with me, showing me the commands and teaching me as well.I am absolutely satisfied with the training both my dog and myself received and would absolutely send her again, as well as recommend Neuman K-9 Academy to anyone who would like to have a well trained dog, but who might not have the time to do so themselves.
We sent our 18 month old dog, Maximus, to the 8-week boot camp level II, and couldnt be more pleased with the results! Before going to the academy, he would jump and knock people over, pull repeatedly during walks, and never keep any command for more than a minute or so. After returning from the Neuman academy, Max seems like a different dog. He consistently walks at a heal, he rarely jumps up (and when he does, quickly corrects himself at our command), and he holds commands for as long as we want. I would definitely recommend this academy.
The training our Boxer recieved at Neuman K-9 Academay was incredible. We still work with her to ensure the training lasts but the attention our boxer gives to her handler is incredible and after attending bootcamp our Boxer rarely needs more of a correction than a calm "no" before doing what has been asked of her. We could not be more impressed with the results.
Our dogs are members of our family, cherished like children, and we provide only the very best for them. From food to exercise, their needs are just as important as ours. Our male GSD, Zeus, needed more training and instruction from us than we knew how to give. I searched the country looking for someone who would love and cherish Zeus like we do but also offer him the level of training and instruction we could not. Zeus is an intelligent rescue, full of bad habits, but incredibly loving, sensitive and curious. We knew with his age and temperament he'd be a challenge and a short, weekly class was out of the question. But we couldn't stand the thought of a in-boarding situation where he'd be in a kennel removed from people, scared and stressed.
Out of the nation-wide search I conducted looking for inboard, thorough, loving training Neuman K-9 was easily the best just on his website design alone. The clean, clear communication with ample photos, testimonials and information let us see that this was a credible, organized, and successful operation in a home environment that focused completely on the success and comfort of the dogs. Nothing about the training was hidden from us and every bit of the experience would be documented and recorded with updates for us weekly as to his progress.
When we traveled from TN up to MN to tour the facility it was definitely worth the drive. The site was amazing, the facilities immaculate and the dogs in training were incredible. The best part was how down to earth Josiah and Summer were about accepting Zeus and listening to us go on and on about his every little temperament detail. So while they were great teaching us, they also displayed their main focus would be Zeus. Throughout the experience Josiah has never been anything other than articulate, supportive, professional and dedicated to Zeus and our family's training.
Zeus is home now and the training continues, because Josiah and Summer are still there for us and Zeus when we need help tackling new situations. The transformation in Zeus was remarkable. He is still an incredibly loving, curious and sensitive dog but now knows what is expected of him behavior-wise and we do too. With a 5 yr old dog new habits are hard to form, but Josiah provided us an incredibly strong foundation to enjoy the next 5 years helping Zeus understand limits and helping us learn to set them. I'm sure without a shadow of a doubt we would have had to face some impossible situations with Zeus were it not for the training and guidance from Neuman K-9.
It's a hard decision spending money on a dog for training, but working with Josiah made it easy because I knew we were investing in our future, and Zeus's future, too. Working with Nueman K-9 has absolutely changed our life, improving it in ways we'd never imagine because as much as we love dogs, we're not training experts. I would highly recommend Neuman K-9 and look forward to sending our rescued Beagle, Buddy, to boot camp next year!
We have a German Shepherd Dog and we decided we wanted to do Obedience and Protection Training with him. We first reviewed Josiah's website and then met with him. Once we talked to him about what we wanted we knew he was the trainer we wanted to work with! Since then our dog has received his Obedience training and is doing excellent with that. We are now working with him on an on-going basis for his protection training and are very very happy with his work. You can tell our dog loves to work with Josiah as he gets excited each time we drive in! He has a great philosophy about training and is extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of training and dogs in general. We couldn't have made a better choice for the training of our dog and the training of us, the handlers! I would highly recommend Neuman K9 for any of your training needs!
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The Neuman K-9 Academy is a first class operation. We took our very willful 9 month old Labradoodle to Josiah Neuman and his assistant Summer Duggan to learn basic obedience plus. When we came to pick her up, she was the same fun, energetic, happy, active dog, but with the foundation basics of good manners, confidence, and obedience. During her stay we were provided weekly updates via email as well as video clips of some of the activities she was involved in. This made us feel involved even during the time she was away at training. When we came to pick her up, Josiah spent time with us going over how to reinforce and add to the foundation he had built, what we needed to do and what we could expect from our dog. We were very pleased and felt that our investment in training at Neuman K-9 Academy was well worth it. I highly recommend this organization.
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I have seen Josiah from Neuman K-9 Academy train many dogs. I personally have taken many photos and videos of him training many different dogs over the years. I would recommend his services to everyone! Of all the trainers out there, nobody is as professional and committed to good work. Check out his website at http://www.mndogtraining.com for more information.
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Neuman K-9 Academy was the best thing that could have happened to our rescue boxer, Remy. We adopted her when she was 11 months old and had planned to take her to a weekly 30 minute training class at our local pet store. After having Remy just a few days, we felt that wasn't going to be enough to get her to the level of obedience we needed. She was hyper, difficult to control on leash, and it was hard to get her to respond to us. Also, she was a "runner" -- would bolt out the door if given the chance. She lacked a sense of direction. Feeling overwhelmed, we contacted Josiah Neuman after seeing his website. Josiah answered the phone immediately, and after our first conversation, he eased our anxiety about Remy. Josiah was very professional and his dedication to bringing out the best in his trainees by finding out what motivated them was made clear. It is this positive reinforcement that set him apart from another resident training program I researched. After 5 weeks at Neuman K-9 Academy, Remy came back to our home a confident, happy boxer. Remy was and is a dog that knows what is expected of her. Most importantly, she retained all of her bouncy, puppy-like personality, which proved to us that she was in the right program. Josiah continues to provide personal attention. He is always available to us for ANY follow-up questions and we continue to take Remy to his facility while we go out of town. Remy is always excited when we arrive at Neuman K-9, and she is a happy, obedient, lovable member of our family. We happily refer Josiah to anyone looking for dog training!
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We had our standard schnauzer, Maverick, trained at Neuman K-9 Academy last spring. He came back from training doing exactly what Josiah said he would. We were amazed! Josiah was professional, helpful, and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with him. I would recommend him to anyone.
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