Pawfection Dog Training
- KarenMar. 15, 2021So Impressed with even just one day of training.
I recently signed up my soon to be seven month old, 65 lb. golden doodle. He’s very smart and quick to learn and has the basics down but we both definitely need to up our game, especially with good walking skills and to be able to meet people, other dogs in a calm manner. I saw a great response with Max on day one. And not only is there obedience training but also agility which will be perfect for an energetic (big) puppy. I am so looking forward to the weeks to come.
- RoxannaOct. 30, 2018Best Dog Behaviorist and trainer in the Orlando Fl area
I contacted Pawfection dog training in June 2018 regarding my Lhasa Apso companion. He had been attacked by a pack of dogs two years prior, since the attack he had become very dog reactive. With the arrival of a new puppy to our household his demeanor had gotten much worse. Our companion was now aggressive and biting us. The final straw was when he bit my oldest son in the face for no apparent reason. Darryl came out to the house and spent over two hours teaching me how to rectify this unwanted behavior. Darryl worked with my Lhasa as well as with the new puppy, he once again restored peace and harmony to our home. Frankly he saved my Lhasa’s life and returned joy that had been lost back to his world. There is no magical cure, we did the work that Darryl instructed us to do but Pawfection provided the clear instruction and tools needed to move forward. I happily report that my companion no longer takes anti-anxiety medications, CBD oils and can go out into the public, behave appropriately and enjoy outings with us. Our puppy was enrolled in the puppy classes and is currently participating in her third session of agility and manners training. We are proud to be a part of the Pawfection family. Darryl, his wife Penny, and the other trainers are wonderful, talented and very accommodating. I am very pleased with the progress of both of our dogs. I have not only seen great progress in my dogs but in other dogs that attend the agility and manners trainings. Darryl is not your basic dog trainer, he truly is a behavioralist, his experience and knowledge provides insight and he does hold true to his slogan. He does train both ends of the leash. Pawfection has several training programs at different levels and I personally look forward to continuing our training with Pawfection.
- DianneMore than a year agoPawfection is Perfection!
Pawfection Dog Training advertises they can train your dog in one session. I was a skeptic, no way could this possibly be true and if it was, they must be talking about a low-key and much older dog. Well, I was wrong, Darryl was amazing! He was able to train my high energy lab puppy, Brylee, in one home session with no harm to her. In fact, our puppy became really fond of Darryl. He is so knowledgeable with years of training police dogs and it really shows. Don’t waste your money hiring anyone else that tells you, you need multiple sessions to modify behavior in your dog or puppy. Hire Darryl and you will see for yourself. It’s incredible! The old adage, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t, doesn’t apply with Pawfection. They can do what they advertise they can do. I highly recommend Darryl and Penny to anyone whose dog is in need of behavioral modification. Even puppies like mine, hyperactive and in desperate need of a professional dog trainer.
- StephanieMore than a year agoPawfection= Happy Owner & Happy Dog
Darryl offered us guidance from the day our family decided to get a German Shepherd puppy. He gave us a free phone consult prior to me even using his services just so I could have him answer some questions regarding the breed. Upon getting our puppy, we scheduled an in house consult which was so helpful. It's amazing how many problems he can solve in 2 hours! He has a wealth of knowledge, a genuine love for dogs, and a calm, patient demeanor. We have been taking our dog to group classes for 12 weeks. Darryl and his team provide you to tools to build a strong healthy relationship with your dog. It takes lots of time and work on the owner's part but Pawfection's methods work! I now have a puppy that is well socialized, confident, has a solid recall (even at the dog park or when he is playing with his favorite bone!), knows emergency stops, can walk well on the leash, can down- stay for 2 minutes even at Lake Eola's Farmers Market. Furthermore, Pawfection teaches you to have fun with your dog, laugh at yourself and your dog, and build a bond through mutual respect between you and your dog. I would highly recommend Darryl to any dog owner.
- PatMore than a year agoSaved by Pawfection
My vet handed me a card when I was entertaining the thought of re-homing my young dog. That card was Darryl Payne - Pawfection. He took time to listen and to see Japser's behavior for himself. His patience, expertise and recommendation to keep Jasper has made Jasper and I a happy dog mom and happy boy! We went to the classes and stayed for years just because Jasper loved them. Darryl, Penny, their children and staff were always friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. I can't thank them enough and Jasper and I now have 8 great years together. I can't thank them enough.
- MattMore than a year agoBest Balanced Trainers in Central Florida
Prior to meeting Darryl, our pit mix rescue was dog aggressive, disobedient, anxious, and dominant to the point where we had become concerned about our safety. The last straw came when, on a walk in the neighborhood, our dog bit another dog that approached us off-leash. We are experienced dog owners but had never encountered a dog with these issues. We were at our wit's end. After owning him for 2 years we seriously thought about rehoming him. But we did not want to give up on him. We did a ton of research and thank goodness we found Darryl. After one home visit there was a huge improvement. The biggest difference, however, has been through the weekly group training sessions. These sessions, and the homework that Darryl gives us, have been transformative. Our dog has gone from being insecure, dominant, dog aggressive, and borderline human aggressive to a confident, happy, obedient, and eager-to-please dog that is a joy to own. More importantly, our relationship has improved such that he and I have developed a very strong bond. Prior to meeting Darryl, I was not sure that we could have a happy dog and a safe, happy home. Darryl's group training has given me the tools and opportunity that not only saved our dog, but saved our home life as well. To succeed, you must put in the work at home. Also, you must use the proper training tools. If you are hesitant to use a prong collar and are against the proper and supervised use of an ecollar, then don't waste Darryl's time (or the training group's time, for that matter). If, however, you are willing to use the proper tools and do the work, your dog and your relationship with him will change in an immensely positive way.
- MauraMore than a year agoThank You!
Today my 9 month old German Shepherd and I ran errands together. We went to a few retail stores, the vet and ended at a dog park. At each stop people commented on how well mannered and behaved he is. Thank you Pawfection for making my day so enjoyable. The group classes are perfectly managed to simulate real life situations. So, today when we found ourselves in a crowded, loud and rambunctious situation Ecko was not even fazed. Also, I bring my 4 year old Australian Shepherd who is a registered therapy dog to class. He was a great dog before but now thanks to Pawfection he is pretty close to perfect. My dogs and I thank you for giving us a great way to start our weekend.
- LindaMore than a year agoPawfection is the best!
I am shocked by the bad reviews. I wish they would have gone into detail. I have been going to group classes for three and a half years and I am confused by the accusations. My dog is a completely different animal because of the excellent training he has received from Darryl Payne. The group classes are enjoyed by the owners and their dogs and it is something we all look forward to on Saturday's. Beware of one sentence bad reviews with no information to consider.
- MarkMore than a year agoChanged Our Lives
I was stressing out over my 7 month old yellow lab and shepard mix. She was generally a good dog, but I think we accidentally re-enforced some bad behavior and she was killing me with the biting, chewing and general puppy bad behavior. Darryl, gave us the knowledge and tools to handle the puppy issues and left us after only 2 short hours with a changed puppy. I can't begin to tell you the weight that was lifted off my shoulders. My whole family is so much happier now, including my puppy. I haven't been able to stop talking about how great Pawfection is and how much I recommend their services.
- BrennaMore than a year agoMy pup and I couldn't be happier!
I started bringing my now almost 10 month old golden retriever to the group training at just 12 weeks old. I assumed I would go for the 6 weeks I had initially signed up for and that would be it because honestly, I was not really sold on the idea of 'giving up' part of my Saturday's for any longer than that. I was wrong! Now almost 7 months later, I am still attending the group training every Saturday and we love every minute of it. The trainers are very knowledgeable, encouraging and have hearts of gold. The training environment is fun, safe and engaging. I love being able to train my dog myself with the guidance of professionals. We've met many wonderful owners and canines over the last 7 months - zero regrets!! I highly recommend Pawfection Dog training - both group training and in-home. You won't be disappointed.
- AmandaMore than a year agoHighly Recommended!!
I had enlisted Darryl's help with my pit bull mix. He had shown aggression with other dogs (never to people) in the past and my fiancé and his 4 year old son were about to move into my house. I wanted a professional opinion of whether or not that dog aggression could ever transfer to a person. My dog is very protective of me and is sensitive to excitement, which of course my house was about to be full of with a child around! I had worked with other trainers in the past (different dog and different issue), and ended up getting yelled at and my Buster was treated like a prop rather that my buddy. I was apprehensive at first, but after speaking to Pennie and seeing so many positive reviews, I felt good about my decision. Turns out, it was the best decision ever! Darryl was kind and professional, and he treated me, my family, and my dog with respect. He didn't have a blanket approach for every dog. He really spent time to learn my situation and get to know our family dynamic. Now my Buster is care free, my fiancé and I are happy, and our 4 year old has found a new best friend in Buster. All this with one visit and a very reasonable price. Not to mention, most importantly, techniques that are gentle and effective to my pup. I know Darryl really understood my relationship with my dog and how much he means to me. I couldn't be more thankful for that. My Buster has literally saved my life before and he is family! I would HIGHLY recommend Darryl and Pawfection for any training needs. Thanks again!
- MackMore than a year agoKnowledgeable and Caring
Without Darryl and Pennie I'm not sure where I'd be with my Aussie Mix - who was a mess when I rescued her. Darryl's one on one not only solved an immediate problem but also gave me tons of information on how to handle her differently from my other dog - this made all the difference. The subsequent obedience training did as much for my confidence as it did for hers. Recommend highly.
- BrandyMore than a year agoWe only use pawfection!
Darryl has been revolutionary helping me train both of my German Shepherds that have two completely different personalities. He's not only helped my gods become better model citizens, he's made me a better owner giving me the tools to have the confidence to deal with any situation. I've seen first hand rehabilitation of any size dog of any breed pure or mixed. Pawfection is the best!
- JaneMore than a year agoThey know their stuff!
I had one private session at my home, to help me with my barking dog. I learned tons about why she barks, and was able to see a marked improvement by the end of the session. No second session was required!
- SteveMore than a year agoMr
My GSD and I have been coming to class for 10 months and have learn a lot from Darryl and his staff. Darryl is so knowledgeable in the field
- RobinMore than a year agoLake Eola Fall Fiesta
We stumbled on the Lake Eola Fall Fiesta today. What started out as a Sunday afternoon outing to take a little stroll with our 140lb Boerboel ended up in a densely packed festival with all kinds of attractions, adults, children and dogs and dogs and dogs. EVERYTHING came in all shapes and sizes!. Who ever decided to leave negative reviews about Pawfection Dog Training must have no clue what it takes to truly train a well behaved dog in all circumstances. Our boy was the talk of the lake today. His size , confidence and most of all, his behavior. Good breeding, certainly. But most of all, a knowledgeable trainer and training sessions to make something like this possible. Not only for my family but all those people we work with weekly. If you are serious about a professional trainer, there are a few around but I highly doubt a true professional would encourage anyone to voice unfounded, slanderous comments about anyone in the profession. SO by all means, buyer beware and come take a look at Pawfection on any given Saturday in Central Winds Park...we will be there along with 100 other members of the Pawfection Fsmily
- SidneyMore than a year agoAwesome
I truly cannot thank pawfection training enough for everything they have done for my dog and I. I brought my shepherd Mix to them when she was 2 and she is now 3 years old. We did in home training and go to classes every week. Darryl and all the trainers have such amazing knowledge under their belt. I couldn't name a better place to take your dog.
- KacieMore than a year agoOnly trainer I would ever use or recommend!!!
We adopted our dog 6 years ago. He had fear aggression so bad we thought our only option was going to be putting our dog to sleep. I tried one last hope and called Darryl. We were skeptics for sure. After our 2 hour home session we already saw changes in our dog for the better. We then started going to the Saturday group training classes and in just a couple weeks we had a different dog. One who was confident and comfortable and no signs of fear aggression. And even 4 years later we have no issues. Darryl made me a believer and proved you can teach an old new tricks. As our Dog was 5 at the time of training and he responded well and quickly to his new found freedom and confidence. Thank you Pawfection for giving us the dog we always wanted!!!! We love being part of the family!!!
- DeniseMore than a year agoBEST TRAINERS EVER
I have to laugh at the negative reviews. They were either written by competing trainers (which there are none) or they have the wrong trainers. I have a 10 month old lab who was trained by Darryl when she was 9 weeks old. We are CONSTANTLY getting compliments about how well behaved she is. It is because of DARRYL! I have referred people to him and they all come away feeling the same thing. HE IS THE BEST!
- TeriMore than a year agoBest trainers in Florida
We have been taking our two maltipoos(Chloe and Zozo) to Pawfection since they were 4 months old. They are now 2 years old and very well adjusted and happy dogs. They love their Saturday class and we couldn't be happier with Pawfection.Darryll and his crew are all top notch.
- CarrieMore than a year agoThe BEST
Our dog was a rescue and after using another trainer who did not help we didn't know what to do. Darryl of Pawfection saved us! Our 85 lb German Shepherd has grown to be a strong confident and obedient dog. We learned so much as fur baby parents. Our lives have changed so much for the better and we can now take him anywhere!
- JudyMore than a year agoGreat Training
Pawfection has a wonderful approach to puppy and dog training. My puppy started with puppy classes at 12 weeks and has just about completed her second 6-week session. The trainers have been very helpful in socializing the dogs and giving helpful hints. Having early experience with agility equipment is wonderful. The trainers welcome specific questions about my dog and help find a solution. Wonderful experience for both puppy and owner!!!
- KathyMore than a year agoWill never use anyone else
My daughter introduced me to Pawfection Dog Training after she used them to help with her pit mix rescue dog. I have a dog aggressive GSD. Darryl was amazing in working with my GSD. He is patient, understanding and worked well with my dog but especially with me to help break my bad habits. I will never go to anyone else and when we get a new puppy, this is where we will go for training!
- KarenAnnMore than a year ago-
We and our two Newfoundlands boys have been with the Pawfection Family for over 2 years. They have been nothing but professional, helpful and informing. We travel 35 minutes every Saturday morning at 7am to attend classes with our boys. We can say without any doubts that these Saturday morning training classes have enabled us to bring our two well behaved 130lbs boys wherever they allow dogs. You will not find better trainers than the Pawfection Family.
- AngelaMore than a year agoPawfecion Dog Training
They are one of the best in Central Florida and come to the home if need be. Darryl helped us with our two dogs, and I highly recommend him to anyone. I hope to get my girls in some classes on Saturdays for agility training with him.
- KathyMore than a year agoLove it!
Our GSD is loving the agility and obedience training! He is learning how to interact with all breeds and really responds to the training we are both getting on how to bring out the best in him. The Pawfection family takes the time to answer any questions I have and are so friendly! Highly recommend!
- Dali StiresMore than a year agoMs.
I don't know who you are the people who,are posting negative reviews but we have been been taking our puppy to Pawfectin since she was 10"weeks old. She is almost 11 months old. We have powerful breed. We have learned how to control her, We are thankful for all that we are have and are learning at Pawfection. Thank,you Darryl, Jesse, Nicole and Penny,for being the best trainers in Central Florida.
- LisaMore than a year agoKnowledgeable & Caring
We started taking our puppy to the group classes when we first got him at 3 months old. He is now 7 months and we are still going! It has been the best experience for both our puppy and our family. Just the first week of our puppy arriving he fell down a flight of stairs, and we could not help him use the stairs. Darryl came to our home and helped not only our puppy, but he also showed us techniques so we could better serve our dog. Before the night was over our little baby was cruising up and down the stairs! Just recently my husband had back surgery, and we were afraid that between a 7 month old puppy and 3 cats one of them would be tripping my husband. The training we have received since moving up from the puppy class to obedience training has served us well. Our pup waits at the bottom of the stairs, for my husband, and walks behind him most times on his own but if needed upon command he will stop and wait. Darryl, Pennie and the rest of the Pawfection staff, are very caring of our pets and human families as if we were their own. I wish we had a service like this for our previous dog and cannot imagine going forward without having them be a part of Winston's life!
- GLORIA J HOLLOWAYMore than a year agoTHE BEST OF THE BEST
I adopted a high energy rescue Border Collie/Lab and took him to Pawfection as a pup, for obedience training. I have been to other training classes in my area with other furbabies through the years and can say there is NONE better than Darryl, Penney, and their staff. The care, compassion, and knowledge these fine folks share is indeed top of the line. I cannot imagine allowing anyone else to handle my dogs. I also used Darryl's in home training because I was having issues with Sunny's insistence to jump on folks when they came in the house, with a couple of other minor behaviors I wanted to nip in the bud before they became an issue. In ONE visit - the problem was solved, and I was happy to be the one who was educated as well. These folks are so knowledgeable, not just about the training, but total care of your pet as well. They are welcoming, friendly and love what they do. Don't waste your money on other training! They are the best!
- Robin CantrellMore than a year agoProven Experience
After using BringFido to find pet friendly beaches, hotels an restaurants I thought I would write about my experience with our families dog trainer. Pawfection Dog Training has been nothing short of a blessing to our family. We have the unique privilege of owning a rare breed and Darryl, Pennie and family have welcomed us to the Pawfection family. Saturday's for training are fun days. Training is fun. The trainers are knowledgeable and every week my dog and I are pushed to do something new. What may seem as repetition to some is a skill that could be a life saver for others. In addition to weekly classes we had Darryl Payne come to our home for a private visit. This way he could see some of the issues our 10 month old 130lb dog was having. The people training takes a bit longer than the actual dog training and with a few bits of correction placed at the correct time, our big boy is now moving through the difficult teenage years a lot better!. We take our dog everywhere. We even took him on a boating vacation when he was 7 months old and only 115lbs. We could do this because of the training we receive weekly and the support the Pawfection family gives to each other. Darryl and Pennie are training all sorts of people to help their dogs be the very best they can be. My dog knows how to sit,stay, down, and come to me when called. Is that all I want from this animal? NO! I want my dog to enjoy new people, new dogs or animals and new situations and be confident in the experience. This is what Pawfection training has done for us. This is why we will continue to sweat on hot Saturday mornings and stand in the rain and wash a stinky dog that found mud on the way to the car. You will not find a better or more committed training situation for your family than Pawfection!
- Kelly D.More than a year agoBEWARE
Frauds & despicable people.
- JessicaMore than a year agoExtraordinary Service
My boyfriend and I are so grateful to have found Darryl, Penne and there staff. The training was not only for my dog but for us also. The combination of Pawfection, our dog and us created an outstanding team. Our dog has become confident and much happier. Thank you so much!!!!!
- KerryMore than a year agoNobody comes close!
The only TRULY experienced dog trainers in central Florida - they have REAL qualifications and provide real results - nobody comes close!!!
- PawfectionMore than a year agoFALSE REVIEW
The above review is comply false we never even trained this lady. Dog training companies are frighted and feel threatened by our Knowledge experience and qualifications, and so feel the need to post false reviews check out Angie's list for real reviews or come see us in winter springs dog park to judge for yourself.
- DebbyMore than a year agosierra and pixi agree!!
Growing up in a family of pet lovers does not guarantee success with your first puppy! My daughter.Sierra and puppy Pixi have learned so much and feel so confident in their skills!!
- TinaMore than a year agoPawfection Dog Training
Pawfection is the best dog training in Orlando! I just signed up for a 2nd round of 6 week agility/socialization/obedience training for my 5 month old puggle pup and we couldn't be happier! Great fun for both me and doggie :) there is so much for me to learn about raising a happy and well balanced canine - thank goodness for the patience, skill and years of experience of the Pawfection team, I know for sure I'm in the right place. . The British humor is a total added bonus - love these guys!
- SharonMore than a year agoHappy Dog
Totally enjoy the group classes. Very happy & confident little dog now! Thanks Pawfection!!
- Betty monroeMore than a year agoPet owner
Arrogant, pushy and rude! They lie to everyone and present false information. Beware!!!