Right from the start Rich was on top with behavioral training with me and Brice. He showed me how to take a calm and assertive role. He can read the dog in ways I have not seen before and is always a few steps ahead of my Brice.
It was wonderful! My dogs were very excited to see me but were very responsive … for the first time ever I did not get jumped on by two overly excited dogs! Thank you for working with them!
In just minute Lola was obedient and acting like a total different dog. Kudos to you both! We have not had any luck with other trainers. I highly recommend Misguided Mutts.
The poor girl was depressed, had never walked on a leash, and was content lying in her own filth. Rich and Christina immediately took charge, wouldn't allow the dog to mope around, and had her walking around the block in one visit.
The two of them accomplished more with her in 30 minutes than I had in three days. They not only helped out my foster dog by getting her on her feet, but gave me the skills and confidence that I needed to be a good foster mom.
Our girl Cocoa put on quite a show, pulling, jumping, spinning, barking, all in mid-air, when she encountered a skateboarder, bikes, or other dogs. No matter what we did we could not break this behavior.
But in just an hour with Rich and Christina our Cocoa was sitting on the sidewalk, relaxed, while kids on skateboards were all around her! They turned our Cocoa into a true lady on the leash! We are forever grateful.
I just finished a nice relaxing walk with Tanner, Rowdy and Rachel, and then they did a 'down' right after the walk! We're making progress! Looking forward to more progress!
Rich & Christina did more for my dog in one session than I was able to accomplish in 6 years. Abby and I thank you!! We can't wait to learn more at our next session!!!
My new chihuahua, Lola Lolita chewed everything in site, tugged hard on her leash when walked, and doesn't follow directions. Richard taught me how to put her in 'place' where she will sit and wait to be called upon.
Now she is going GREAT. She waits patiently at the door and waits for the food to be given to her… no more going wild as she initially did. THANKS SO MUCH, RICHARD!
Christina and Rich worked tirelessly with one of my foster dogs who was extremely leash reactive. After a long weekend board and train with them, she came back bomb proof!
We need to make drastic changes for our family to keep our pack together. Thank goodness I found out about misguided mutts!!! My pack is together and has made great changes!
I would totally recommend this business for anyone that owns dogs. Whether it be small issues or big issues, they are there to guide you through it ! My dogs are happy dogs, thanks to misguided mutts!!!!
Rocco tended to pull a lot on the leash, and he was reactive when seeing other dogs. Rich and Christina not only taught us techniques to get Rocco to calm down, but they worked with us to help us understand what Rocco is thinking and why he might be behaving that way.
As first time dog owners, the education Rich and Christina provided was a HUGE help in building our relationship with Rocco.
Alfie displayed fear aggression when getting drops in his ears - our vet recommended a muzzle. He also was too excited when we had visitors, becoming very mouthy...and we didn't want any visitors screaming that a pit bull bit them!
We can now easily give Alfie ear drops and the place command has worked wonders for his excitement levels.
In the process, Remy learned how to walk better on the leash. Thank you so much, Rich and Christina!
We are so blessed for Rich and Christina! The best dog trainers ever!! We instantly saw results after meeting with Rich and Christina the first night!
We cannot thank them enough- we look forward to many years with our perfect, well-trained princess Willow:) thank you x a million!!!
Rich and Christina are fantastic! Gidget was very reactive to cars, and very territorial around the house and fence. The car issue is a work in progress, but we have made PROGRESS. They taught us some great techniques to use that we can continue to practice on our own.
For the first time, we have been able to talk to neighbors over the backyard fence without a lot of barking and snarling--she even sat quietly for awhile before wandering off, uninterested. This is huge!
Misguided Mutts is an excellent dog training team. They were able to guide my whole family from my husband and I, my kids ages 7 and 11, and my mom age 80+ toward being consistent and successful dog owners/handlers. They are always available to answer quick questions and their weekly pack walks and group class help dog owners stay active with their training for low or no cost.
With their guidance we have become confident about handling our dog at home and in the community.
Swagger is a lot to handle but we no longer dread taking him on walks, but enjoy them. I would absolutely recommend the services that Rich and Christina provide. They allowed me to see that no dog is to old to be trained and that there was hope for Swagger.
On top of all the great training they provide, they are also outstanding people that always provide encouragement and make you feel that you are never alone in the journey of training your dog.
Rich and Christina are the best trainers I have EVER had the pleasure of working with!
Avery would jump on them non stop, nibble fingers, and couldn't focus on anything else but that person. Misguided mutts came to the rescue. During the first visit I was able to walk both dogs like perfect ladies. Second visit Avery was doing great on place.
She stays on place when needed and her jumping is non existent. I highly recommend misguided mutts for all doggie training needs (the best is they genuinely love animals and donate their time to help shelter dogs)
I have seen the biggest changes in my Peanut & Dottie and the best part is that I can trust them as if my babies are with family when I am away for business, etc. They joined me on my journey with my rescue pups and I am so thankful as they are wonderful...and Rich was even able to calm my anxiety! If you know me, that is HUGE!
Before going to Rich and Christina I was a little nervous to bring Eddie around other dogs. They helped me relax and taught me a lot about dog behavior and things I should look for. I couldn't ask for better trainers and would recommend them to anyone! Thanks again guys, you both rock :) --Lauren and Eddie
I can honestly say that Misguided Mutts has changed our lives. I no longer feel anxious, but confident when I walk my dog. Not having that fear has been life changing. The fact that we are able to walk in downtown West Chester, past other dogs, loud cars etc. with ease is awesome. They devote their free time for client pack walks two weekends a month. If you have a reactive dog, try Misguided Mutts. They are AWESOME!
We came to Misguided Mutts because our Kona had made a bad choice with a stranger. Rich and Christina worked with both of our dogs, and us. They renewed our confidence in both dogs. We just had 7 strangers over for dinner and all of them left saying what a sweet and gentle dog Kona is. This was music to our ears, and we have you guys to thank!!
Being that Clyde is a Pitt Bull, I felt an extra responsibility to have a dog that was calm, gentle and well trained. Clyde is well on his way to being a great dog to be around and Rich makes the learning part easy. I'm so glad I made the choice to stick with them after the sessions were done through the dog rescue. If you need a trainer, Misguided Mutts is the place to go!
Rich and Tina are awesome! I drive over an hour to attend their training sessions and it is worth EVERY second. Both Boomer and I learn so much every time we meet - either individually or as part of a group class. Rich even traveled over 2 hours each way to help me introduce Boomer to my daughter's dog because it was so important for that introduction to go well. They go above and beyond!!!
We are so grateful for the individual classes, but also, and more importantly for us, the ongoing support. We took our first dog for training and adopted a second dog. We continue to receive support for both dogs. We also enjoy the group classes and the pack walks as this has given our dogs exposure to other dogs in a controlled environment.
Rich and Christina are amazing!! I have learned so much since working with them and my Lilly Bug has gained so much confidence. They are always willing to help, wether it is a quick response to an email, lending an extra leash, or coming to our home for a training session. You cannot go wrong working with them!
Rich and Christina were so patient with my Chuva and they were very helpful with helping my mom and me walk him better. The pack walks they have been hosting have been amazing for helping desensitize my dog aggressive dog which is a relief for my life. I definitely recommend them.
Rich and Christina are fun to work with. We learned a lot from them, and they obviously care a lot about dogs. Shadow is a better dog now and we are very grateful.
Effective training at its best! We sought Misguided Mutts help for our two bulldogs who were an absolute nightmare to walk as they were both extremely reactive to other dogs.
We were AMAZED (and pleasantly surprised) with the results after just the first session for proper leash training! We can't thank them enough for their help! Rosie and Bella are much happier too!
Rich and Christina are true professionals! They helped us with our dog Katie (a happy little Shiz-poo mix)! Katie was a little nippy and was not good at walks. After a few sessions with Rich and Christine, Katie is well behaved and walks are a pleasure. Thank you Misguided Mutts!
As the owner of a large 3yr old male Rottweiler that was becoming tough to handle; this team was my lifeline. I highly recommend :)
He had many issues with Cash. He was a very anxious dog. Rich and Christina gave us a really good suggestions and we began to see immediate results. With every lesson, we continue to see progress. Rich and Christina are so patient and make sure that everything makes sense to us so that we can continue to practice new skills. I highly recommend Misguided Mutts!
I liked my dog before. Now, everyone does! Thanks to Rich and Christina.
Rich and Christina were great at helping us to learn how to read our dog and suggesting how we can address and correct his bad behavior. We are very pleased. We are seeing improvement and gaining confidence. The pack walks and group classes that Rich and Christina offer are also great for reinforcing what we learned.
After just one two-hour training session with Rich and Christina I saw a dramatic difference in the walk!!! Rich and Christina are very knowledgeable and I highly recommend Misguided Mutts!!!
Penny had trouble with counter surfing, food stealing, and greeting people. They know just how to train both the dog and the human.
After just one session we were able to walk Penny with just one finger holding the leash....no more pulling! After our second session Penny was able to greet the UPS man, kids and any visitors at our front door in a calm manner. The best part is how much they love what they do....and they should, they rock!