“My original objective in working with Look and Listen was to train my young dog in skills necessary to assist me in my activities of daily living that involve hearing tasks. I also wanted my dog to be a good companion and citizen when we were in public.
The most surprising element that I discovered was that my dog gave me confidence both at home and in public. His presence and constant alertness calms me. His movements and consistent eye contact keep me focused and help me to function at a more comfortable level.
Sherlock has learned his tasks and has often found ways to improvise so that he is more efficient and helpful. With each new task he learned he developed a stronger sense of purpose. That purpose being – to take care of me.
I particularly like the ongoing relationship between my dog, Kate (Canine Power Partners Trainer), and myself. Never did I feel that we were just “clients.” The personal one on one attention is superior to other training programs . When I mention her name my dog becomes excited and happy. She brings him joy.
I would recommend Power Partners whole-heartedly. Kate is available not just on training days but whenever a question or a problem arises. She cares about the animals she works with and she cares about the people she helps. I have every confidence that she treats all of those she assists with the dignity and respect she has shown me. She has an innate ability to understand the problem…be it animal or human and is always ready and willing to go several extra miles to help.
If you are sitting on the fence about engaging Canine Power Partners, I suggest you jump down and get busy. What you and your dog will learn will change your life. It did mine and that of my husband.”
Shirley Etta Scott, 2015
What were your original objectives?
“My original objective was to be working with Stella to mitigate fatigue and pain related issues associated with HEDS and to assist with being aware of airborne allergens. I also wanted to work heavily/directly with Stella instead of sending her somewhere because of the nature of HEDS and it’s tendency to change my needs (up to once every few months in some years) dramatically and that I would have to be able to keep up with this on the fly.”
What surprising element did you find as a result of working this program?
“Having never used clicker training I am surprised at it’s effectiveness. I am also blown away at how well Stella can handle a 6 hour shift (we still have many bumps!) of remaining relatively quiet but attentive in a busy customer based workplace at only one and a half years old.”
What specific feature did you like most about this program?
“I really enjoyed the individual attention and precision for my/our needs.”
Would you recommend this product?
If so, Why?
“The specific attention to the individual team’s needs”
“Someone with varied or specific goals or needs.”
If a potential client was on the fence about whether to work with me or not, what would you say to them?
“I would tell them that Kate’s program is very intensive and requires heavy dedication from the handler and if they want a Service Dog who is trained to play to their strengths and engaged, then this is a good program for them!”
Cynthia and Stella, March 28, 2015
“I highly recommended Kate for training any dog across the board. Whether your level is at basic obedience all the way up to the specific tasks of a working service dog, Kate is exceptional at finding solutions and passing her knowledge on.”
“Razz carries business cards for Kate in her harness because we are often stopped and people want to know about her breed, background, training and who is responsible for making us a successful team. So out in public we are constantly passing along information about Canine Power Partners. If someone were to contact me specifically inquiring about Kate’s services, I would highly recommend they sign up without hesitation.
Kate has such a love and understanding about dogs that you will take away something from every session with her. It may range from learning very useful assistant tasks (like opening a refrigerator door) to a basic understanding of why a dog barks in a particular manner. She will work with you in such a manner that both you and your dog will become a better team and have a relationship which is like no other.”
K. Schmidtmann, 2015
What was the obstacle that would have prevented you from committing to the PPK9 Program?
“Wasn’t sure I could make time for daily training, logging and getting the expected outcome.”
What did you find as a result of the PPPK9 Program?
“It became easier as I saw the positive changes in Furby’s behavior and overall well being. She and I are both confident in our skills and relationship.”
What specific feature did you like most about the experience?
“New things in CPP program; like “stay” & “come” commands. Also the skills learned to prevent bad behavior like “leave it” and “look”, which helps in public areas with other untrained dogs.”
Did PPK9 exceed your expectations for you and your dog?
“Yes, I’ve never had such a close relationship with any other dog I’ve ever owned in the past. It is truly a beneficial co-dependency for both me & Furby.”
What are three other benefits of PPK9?
“1) Working with you, Kate – you understand both owner and pet needs and are patient and still demanding of required behaviors; 2) Earned confidence in taking Furby anywhere with me; 3) Better family cooperation & relationships in working to become responsible service dog owner. They see and appreciate the efforts and changes with me and Furby.”
Would you recommend this product? If so, why?
“Yes, because it helps create a better daily living environment for those with disabilities.”
Is there anything you’d like to add?
“Although there are still some situations that still aren’t perfect, (like taking Furby to the WARF while I swim), I am looking forward to introducing new public access situations to her. I am more aware of how the general public and businesses have grown in welcoming and respecting service dogs in public places.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!”
Marianne Boston, 2017