WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
"Summer... Thank you so much for your terrific training classes for Maggie and me. You are a great instructor ..very professional and positive. I learned a lot and will continue to work with Maggie...when I return from S.E. Asia. Mom has instructions to not over feed her!"
"I found Summer a few months back when I was looking for someone trustworthy to care for my cats while I was out of town.
"Summer... It was a wonderful day when you came into both mine and Bogey's life. Bogey needed much discipline as well as I did. After taking your Adult 1 training class I feel that I have all the necessary tools to enable both Bogey and myself to have the relationship we both so much want. We have both come a long way since class one, and still have a ways to go, but with continued training using the tools you have given me I hope to have an angelic dog some day!!! Ha Ha!!! We both know that neither one of us is perfect, but perfection is overrated anyway!!! Summer, thank you again.....keep on training!!!!!! Love, Mindy and Bogey"
"Summer has a very positive way of correcting my mistakes. She was clear in her instructions and obviously understands "dog" psychology and explained things in great detail."
"We just got a new puppy. We took a class with Summer. She was amazing; the class helped my dog become well behaved. My puppy also learned many tricks, including: sit, down, roll over, shake, stay, come, and many more. Summer works so well with dogs, as well as humans, always making sure no dog gets hurt and everyone gets treated well. Summer would stay after class and answer any questions we had with wonderful advice. When my puppy came to class she would go straight to Summer instead of other dogs, because she loves Summer so much. Summer is very knowledgeable about dog training. She took time to show us certain things to buy in the store to help train our dog. Also, she has great ideas about dog training that I would never think of, like teach my puppy to ring a bell near the door so we can hear when she has to go out. I would recommend her to anyone. We will be taking our older dog to her for training because she was so good with our puppy. I cannot say enough good things about Summer. You can tell she loves all animals and treats each one like her own."
"Summer is not only great at working with puppies, but great with the dog owners too! She gives easy to follow advice and targets the owners individual needs! Summer is kind, patient, extremely knowledgeable, and helpful!"
"Summer excels in dog training. Making her a part of your dog's life will be one of the most rewarding gifts you can give to your dog and to yourself. Summer's method of positive reinforcement has enabled us to strengthen our bond with our Standard Poodle, Gracie, while shaping her behavior and teaching her basic skills. She now happily performs a multitude of commands. We participated in classes, so we were learning as Summer trained Gracie. Treats, loving praise, and play are high among Summer's training tools. Summer's patience and her insight into how dogs think and behave are evident as she employs her training technique's. Her approach so quickly had Gracie eagerly responding to verbal commands and hand signals. Gracie was an exuberant 7 month old puppy when we began classes with Summer. She is now, thanks to Summer, playful, social, confident, obedient and well-mannered. We have a sweet and happy puppy that is a joy to take along with us anywhere that welcomes dogs.
"Thank you Summer very much for 12 sessions I have spent with you and Mo Jo and Mika. Very educational for me and I will carry on the best way I can. MO Jo is calmer and Mika both enjoy doggy park. Mo Jo is learning, he does not have to bark to every dog that is around. Be well always Nadia"
"My husband and I feel very fortunate to have met Summer Miles on our adventure of training our puppy, Daisy. We first met Summer at a Puppy Socialization Class she was holding Saturday mornings at Petco. We were impressed by Summer's loving kindness and friendly, understanding, and encouraging approach to all of the puppies, whether they were shy, scared, curious, or a bit over-the-top in enthusiasm! Summer knew just how to relate to each dog as an individual, so that they could overcome any barriers they had to a positive socialization experience. Over four weeks of Summer's class, for example, Daisy started by hiding behind adult human's legs, became bolder and more playful, so she eventually "overdid" her rough-housing with another, more timid dog.
"Summer was an amazing trainer for my 8 month old Labrador. He's a very hyper puppy but Summer had a lot of patience with him and helped me become more patient with him as well. He's still just as hyper, but listens to me when I say commands thanks to the help of Summer. I highly recommend her for your puppy training needs.
"Summer has amazing dog training skills; one of her most impressive being patience. She is very kind with our golden-doodle Nala and is genuine in the affection she shows her. Nala is always excited to see Summer and learns a lot from her. We highly recommend Summer for all your dog training needs."
"I liked that Summer was patient and full of energy. It motivated me to be persistent with the techniques and commands. I was pleased with the information presented and my dog was always excited to see Summer and to start class."
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Summer for the past couple of months in the training of my very high-spirited puppy, Tyson. I love my dog dearly but he’s a quirky little fellow and I’ve been amazed at how quickly and easily Summer has been able to get him to respond to training and socialization with other dogs. She is a natural when it comes to working with all breeds and sizes of dogs. While Summer’s gift with dogs is very apparent, she’s also terrific in working with pet owners to gently but firmly keep them moving in the right direction with their dog training. My first impression of Summer was that she was too tiny and pretty to be a dog-trainer, yet I’ve continually watched Summer skillfully handle a room full of dogs and dog owners with tremendous assurance and control. It’s really hard for me to believe how effective she is in getting dogs to do exactly what she needs them to do using only positive reinforcement. She has made a tremendous difference with my dog Tyson and I highly recommend her. "
"Trainer (Summer) was always helpful and answered all our questions. Summer would also answer and research questions that were not necessarily related to training, but about our dog's general health. "
"Dave and I wanted to thank you for the training and tips we received in the class. We learned a great deal, as did Cassie! We’ll look forward to working with you in Adult II in a couple of weeks."