Maya was so much fun to work with! When I first walked into Maya’s apartment, I was greeted by an excited, mouthy cattle dog. She reminded me of a recent client I’d worked with in the area. (Turns out they were litter mates!)
Maya had some issues with biting and resource guarding. We also worked on sending her to her crate on command and signing her up at doggie daycare to get out some of that energy! This is what Mays’s mom, Emma, had to say about the experience.
“Megan helped us with our 4 month old Cattle dog – we learned so much as first time dog owners and highly recommend her! Super organized and knowledgeable and we can already see the techniques working!”
I’m so impressed with the results I saw in just a few short weeks. So being first time dog owners, they picked up on everything quickly and accepted the positive training philosophy eagerly!
Brewery District, Columbus
The Poll family had just introduced a new (human) to the family when they first contacted me! Britney was having trouble controlling her two rambunctious dogs on lead and at the door. We worked on basic obedience cues and spent extra time on leash walking and door greeting manners. Here’s what Britney had to say:
“Megan was amazing and very helpful when it came to training our wild 1.5yr old lab. She’s super friendly and her positive training is exactly what we needed. She seemed to have a solution for his most annoying habits and she is very flexible !!”
I had so much fun getting to know the family and look forward to seeing them out and about over near me in German Village!
Britney P, German Village, Columbus
When I first arrived at Julie’s home, I was greeted by two adorable and rambunctious pups! I had to fight the urge to roll around on the floor and play with them the whole time!
Julie was feeling overwhelmed, as any new puppy parent would be! (Much less when you get littermates!) Here’s what Julie had to say:
“Megan was great and i would highly recommend her for any age dog to correct any kind of doggy issues. She had such a calming effect on our puppy golden siblings, Bonnie and Clyde. Very flexible with scheduling and so awesome that she comes to your house. She is like the female “dog whisperer!””
I had so much fun working with them on basic cues. Leash walking was especially challenging and exciting! I look forward to continuing to receive updates from the family!
Sparky has such a happy-go-lucky demeanor about him (as most Golden Retrievers do!) I was always happy to spend time with him and his family. We worked on greeting visitors nicely and coming when called. He also had some counter surfing issues.
“We actually were having a hard time enjoying our sweet golden retriever pup! He was just so wild and full of energy! A friend recommended Megan and we set up sessions immediately. Convenience is key for me- so I was thrilled that she comes right to your house. I liked Megan right away! She has a calm demeanor that works perfectly with dogs. Her training plan is customized to suit your needs. No cookie cutter approach here! She taught ME how to teach my pup the skills he needs to fit in with our family. He caught on quickly and now we have a well behaved dog! Thank you so much Megan!”
We were able to successfully transfer him off of a choke chain and onto using a regular flat collar and leash in one session. I enjoyed my weekly trips to Grove City and look forward to working with Sparky again soon.
My first time meeting Kai he was all over the place. He was behaving like a typical puppy: jumping up, prancing all around and just a bit over zealous in general. Being a Great Dane, this could end up being a bit of a problem later in life. After working with them for six sessions, this is what Kai’s parents had to say.
She is patient in her approach and is always ready to address random questions/issues.
The “homework” she assigned kept me honest and went a long way to reinforce the desired behaviors between sessions.
It’s obvious that she is very knowledgeable on animal behavior in general and does a great job of translating that knowledge into exercises you can practice with your pup to elicit the proper behaviors. Done consistently, these exercises not only train your pup to behave a certain way but, more importantly, the positive reinforcement conditions them to WANT to behave that way.
Before Megan, I was envisioning a reality of constantly having to “control” my behemoth. With her help, I don’t have to rely on brute strength; he’s turning into quite the gentleman.
Megan was a great find.
Sophie was a typical boxer pup, lots of energy and all paws! I had so much fun working with these first time pet owners. It was amazing watching them bond and learn the joys of owning a dog! We worked on basic Puppy commands and potty training. After six weeks of training, this is what Sophie’s owners had to say
Megan was a great help with my first dog. I was clueless about training, and she made very clear plans that helped my boxer pup improve her behavior in just a few lessons! If you are in the Columbus area and need dog training, I highly recommend contacting Megan.
Sophie lives close to me in German Village and I often see her around the park. She’s always so happy to be out and has impeccable manners, if I do say so myself!
Frankie was one of the cutest Greyhound mixes I have ever seen, however, she was destructive! Almost every day, Eryn came home to find something else destroyed. I worked with Frankie extensively on confidence building activities and crate training. We also worked on teaching her a “place” command so that we could send her away from the table when eating dinner.
After six lessons, this is what Frankie’s mom, Eryn had to say:
“I got my pup, Frankie, when she was 6 months old and she had already developed a number of bad habits that I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to break. I chose Megan as a trainer because of her previous reviews and her positive reinforcement techniques. She did not disappoint! Frankie is so much better now and I’ve been able to continue using lessons I learned from Megan. I moved to Texas shortly after Frankie’s lessons, and Megan is kind enough to still check in to see how the pup and I are doing. I continue to use Megan as a resource when I need advice for Frankie. Overall it has been a great experience and well worth the money!”
Eryn & Frankie
We’ll miss having Eryn and Frankie here in Columbus but she left Ohio a new dog! Eryn gives excellent reports of Frankie’s behavior every time I check in.
Way to go, Frankie!
When I first met Daniel and his boxer pup, Sophie, I knew we would get along famously. She was a bit shy but warmed up quickly. Sophie, like a typical boxer, had some issues with jumping on guests. She also struggled with coming when called. After six lessons, this is what Daniel had to say.
“Megan was a great help with my first dog. I was clueless about training, and she made very clear plans that helped my boxer pup improve her behavior in just a few lessons! If you are in the Columbus area and need dog training, I highly recommend contacting Megan.”
If you see Daniel and Sophie out in the German Village area of Columbus, tell them “Hi” from Megan at Pin Up Pup Training!
Sometimes I meet a family and there’s an immediate connection. The deep devotion they showed towards their rescued Doberman was humbling. The drive was slightly longer than I normally traveled but so rewarding. We worked with Harley on coming when called, leash walking and basic commands. Harley also had issues with counter surfing. Here’s what they had to say after training
We are located out in the country and Megan didn’t hesitate to make the long commute. Through her experience and techniques we were able to get our dog to learn the five basic commands. She listened to all our questions and concerns and always had the right solution. It was never “just do this”, she looked deeper into the problems and was able to identify whether the problem was us or the (Doberman) dog. During the entire six weeks of training our dog never once feared Megan. She was always professional and has formed a lifelong bond with our dog. I highly recommend Megan!!!
Plain City, Ohio
The family later went on to rescue two more Dobermans and I now think of them as their own Doberman ranch! I had so much fun getting to know them and Harley and can’t wait to see updates regarding the new additions.
Last modified on December 18th, 2019