Here's What Past Clients Say about Bo and His Force-Free Training
Oriana O. (Skype Client)
My dog had severe isolation anxiety. I had tried EVERYTHING before I contacted Bo. I came to him pretty desperate. My building and neighbors threaten me with getting me evicted if I didn't fix the problem and/or return the dog to the shelter. Bo was amazing in every aspect. He was very very patient, he went at my dog's speed and I never felt rushed by him. He really takes his time and always wanted to make sure that my dog was 100% comfortable with being crated while being alone. I honestly could give him 1000 stars if I could. He helped me keep my furr baby and I will be forever thankful for that.
Bo is exactly who we needed. He showed not only myself but our children how train our pup in such a positive way, it amazes me! I’ve always leaned towards the “Alpha” training philosophy but after our 7 weeks with Bo, never again. Our Saint Bernard, Odin Stark, has been afraid of baths/water. Just a few minutes with Bo, our pup was able to stay in the bathroom without fear. Then a few positive training sessions with us and another few moments with Bo, I am happy to report that Odin climbs in and out of the tub on his own and even plays in his pool in the yard! No violence. No yelling. No intimidation. Most importantly, no more wrestling with a 120lb+ puppy after he comes in the house covered in mud!
It’s a wonderful thing to see a dog respond so positively to training from even my 9 year old son. Bo has given us the knowledge to continue giving our pup the positive, stress-free structure we all desire. It’s such an amazing thing to witness our pup learn to correct his own unwanted behavior in a non-violent way with just a few minutes of positive training that we learned from Bo. He gives you the tools to create an amazing bond with your pet. His methods become part of your every day life that before you know it, you aren’t taking 15 minutes here and there to teach. He helps you to interact with you pet that the positive reinforcement training becomes part of daily life. Before you know it, you and your pet are happily living together. I just can not express how wonderful our time with Bo has been. I’m looking forward to taking Odin to Puppy Gym and watching the magic happen again. Best decision we made for us and Odin. I recommend spending time with Bo to everyone!
Our puppy became a whole new dog with Bo's help!
We just had our first training session with Bo. HE IS AMAZING! Teddy's first test came shortly after Bo left, when a visitor came to the door. One quick bark, no growling! WOW!
Nathaniel S. (Skype Client)
We have worked with Bo over the past few months for treating severe separation anxiety in our 7-year old Siberian Husky. I can't say enough wonderful things about Bo and his methods. My dog had been through hell over the prior 18 months with one health issue after another. It got to the point where it almost impossible to leave him alone for 15 seconds before he was terrorizing our belongings and he had even become aggressive when he used to be the most gentle soul I knew. Within 4 sessions of working with Bo over Skype our dog had done a complete 180 and returned to the dog I knew. I was extremely hesitant of how successful dog training could be over Skype, but Bo sure changed my opinion on that. I now recommend Bo to all my friends with dogs. Give him a shot and I promise he won't let you down. Thanks for everything, Bo!
Bo is amazing! He is full of information. He was able to work with our puppy who is leash reactive, and get her to happily meet another dog is less than 40 minutes! So awesome! I am so thankful I found him to help us, especially since other trainers told us they couldn't.
Bo is a great trainer. He has been working with Ryder and I have seen a improvement beyond belief. Ryder is 6 months old now and is doing great on his training with Bo. Bo is very good at explaining things to us and makes it very easy to understand. If you need help with your Puppy I highly recommend Bo to help you. He not only trains your Pup he also trains you to be a better dog owner. It is nice to have a well behaved dog. Thank you Bo for helping us with Ryder!
We're convinced that Bo is magic. We highly recommend him and so does our pup. :
Arnold is a 9 month old yellow lab mixed with husky. His energy is endless! 4 months ago I was getting complaints about my pup barking. 2 months ago I received behavior notes from Arnold’s day care. Since we started training with Bo we haven’t received any noise complaints and Arnold is able to go to two days at day care now. I’ve learned a lot from Bo. Arnold and I have a better bond now than we have before. I still have a lot of work to do but I have all of the tools I need thanks to Bo!
We had our fist class with Bo a few days after we brought Gytha home at 10 weeks. At 5 months, we're doing Bo's group class, and we're doing really well! Bo is an amazing trainer — sure, he's great with the dogs (he's their best friend, I'm not even chopped liver), but he's also great with people.
If you're on the fence, just do it. As long as you put in the work, you and your dog will flourish with Bo's guidance.
All dog owners will greatly benefit from the beginner classes. The teaching method was easy to understand, non-abusive, and was fun for us and for our dogs. Our relationship with our dogs strengthened greatly due to the trust built through these exercises. Bo was an amazing instructor. He was motivated, respectful, and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended to both new and old dog owners who want to create a stronger bond with their pets and would like to have a better understanding of how to properly learn with them without physical punishment.
Mallory L. (Skype Client)
I have a husky who was rescued as a stray... Meaning we had to start at "hasn't even been trained how to sit". Not only did I feel valued and understood by the trainer, but the services here have helped me and my doggie bond and develop a mutual respect for each other too. The prices are definitely fair and scheduling is made easy. I used services for beginning/obedience-type sessions as well as kennel training/separation anxiety. You can't go wrong here for any of your training needs!! I can't say that enough. 🙂
Bo is fantastic with our two puppies. He's patient, kind and reads them very well. Most importantly, he has taught us. If you want a positive, force-free trainer with a true affinity for dogs, Bo's your guy!
Vernon was wonderful with my two rescued, frightened Chihuahuas! He explained some of their behaviors to me which I did not understand, and was gentle and patient. Full of information! I would trust my sweet puppies to him without a second thought, and that’s saying a lot! I now have an empty nest, so these are my little girls; they are not pets if you know what I mean. He has a way with dogs, that’s for sure! I would not worry at all if Vernon is taking care of my girls. Thank you!!
Megan S. (Skype Client)
It is my pleasure to recommend Bo McGuffee as dog trainer. He is a very patient and compassionate trainer and maintains that the dog is his number one priority, not the owner or leader. Mr. McGuffee strives to help the owners obtain success by positively motivating the dog. Mr. McGuffee teaches tone, body language, and counter-conditioning. These are delivered calmly with love and affection; or enthusiasm and excitement, whichever is appropriate to achieve the desired outcome. These lessons convey the dedication, devotion and commitment you have for your canine companion.With our case, we adopted two Siberian huskies who were extremely attached. They were believed to be a mother and daughter pair and had never been separated before. Before adopting them, we learned that one of our girls had cancer and was only estimated a year at most to live. We adopted the pair because for us, there was no other dog or dogs. These were our girls and it was quite literally love at first sight. God granted us one year and one month with our wonderful Issa. Simply some of the happiest times of our lives. Our baby Storm was suffering from extreme separation anxiety. She had never been by herself and had lost the only companion she ever really knew.With the help of Mr. McGuffee we have been training our dog and have slowly been improving her separation anxiety. We have learned so much from him and in our time of need, and he has gone above and beyond to help us. He has been a mentor, an informant, and a friend and there simply aren’t enough words to express how much he has done for us and how grateful we are to be working with him. He is simply the best trainer there is out there, and we wouldn’t pick anyone else, to help us with this time in our lives. We will always be eternally grateful.