Zen K9 Testimonials

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With 2 large dogs, I tend to be hesitant to leave them with just anyone! I was completely comfortable leaving them with David Michael. When I picked them up, they were just as excited as when I dropped them off. One of my guys is a little anxious and I was so happy to see that he was very comfortable at David Michael's house and I did not notice any shying away like i have seen from Ruger with previous stays at a different facility. Very happy with their care over this stay and will likely use David Michael again (even though he is a little far from our house, but it worked out because he was on the way out of town for us!).

Kristi D. December 2, 2015 December 2, 2015

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This was our first time leaving our puppy with anyone that wasn't family. We were very nervous as our puppy, though 11 months old, is VERY puppy!! David was wonderful. He boarded Gus and worked on his training program. Gus had so much fun and learned so much. We are looking forward to continuing Gus's training with David and the amazing doggie we know he will be one day.

Alisha S. December 29, 2015 December 29, 2015

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First time leaving my Nibbler, such an exceptional person, after the first tear of watching my pet watch me leave her. I never had a. Moment of doubt that she was in a good place with an experienced caring watcher. Thank you so much for the great experience.

Deborah V. May 8, 2016 May 8, 2016

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We adopted our shepherd mix only a couple of months ago. While she is great at home with us, she is dog and people "reactive", meaning she barks at many people and barks and lunges at dogs. When we needed to go away for a few days, we were afraid that we would not find a place that would take her at all, or give her exercise without exposing her to other dogs.

When I saw that David was a dog trainer, I hoped he could help us out. We took Lucky to meet him, and David's peaceful demeanor and knowledge of dog behavior calmed her immediately. She even played with him in the backyard.

Lucky did well over the time we left her in David's care. We were afraid she might come back traumatized, due to the sound and smell of all the dogs being cared for by Michael, but she was fine when we picked her up, and was entirely normal back at home.

For an extra fee, David and his staff did work with Lucky on socialization, but it will take several more training sessions before we will see a big difference.

If you are afraid of leaving your dog somewhere where they won't understand his/her anxiety, I definitely suggest David and his staff.

Susan P. - May 2016 May 11, 2016

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Abby had a great stay and is looking to going back and visiting again soon! David was very flexible with drop off and pick-ups, and Abby got plenty of play time and exercise.

Adam C. - May 2016 May 11, 2016

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We were kept informed with pictures while we were on vacation. We had taken Nellie to a national chain for boarding previously. It took her a week to get settled down. After coming back from a week with David Michael, she was calm and is more settled than when we left. We will definitely have David Michael take care of Nellie again!

Leslie O. - May 2016 May 11, 2016

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