Tega K9 Dog Daycare & Training
- AshleyApr. 6, 2019My dog and I love the place
Have always had a great experience with my dog who’s been attending daycare for more than three years. When she was a puppy we took training classes (Jennel was our trainer), we learned a lot and had fun! I recommend and trust my dog in their care
- SarahMore than a year agoWorst trainer I have even experienced!
Tega K9 was a waste of money and time! I would never bring my dog there again.
1. You cannot start the class until the puppy is 12 weeks, which compares to starting when a child is almost 2 years old.
2. The only time she communicates with you is for payment. After you have paid, you will not receive emails or phone calls back.
3. She mandates that you not teach your dog how to walk on the leash until it is 6 month old (3 human years old).
4. The goal for the class is to make your dog sit for 2 minutes to receive treats. What about heel, sit, or stay?
5. The dog should only do its business in a 6 foot circle and in the same spot every time. How do I take it to the park or the store? When will it learn to walk?
6. The dog should only be in the play pen or cage whenever in the house. That is just inhuman and cruel!
7. Her suggestion is to feed your dog kibble by kibble until they are done. It could take up to 4-5 hours! The reason for this is unknown.
8. The trainer's response to any issue is to have you take more classes (aka pay more money). If she was not giving her sales pitch, she would lecture you about the way you treat your dog.
9. The only way to reward the dog is through "high quality" treats. High quality treats = hot dogs and cheese. What is wrong with dog treats or love!
10. The trainer cannot and will not modify the class for the demands of the dog.
11. She suggests that the dogs tumble and play. Even if a dog looses a tooth or bleeds. She encourages the dog to fight play with other dogs. They stand and have their jaws locked. I know that I don't want my dog playing with other dogs like that!
The worst and most ridiculous: the dogs come to the class and play for 30 minutes, then teach for 10 minutes, and then go back to playing for 20 minutes. Imagine taking your child to the park with their friends. They play together for half an hour, then you make them sit to do math homework at the park with the knowledge that they will get to play in 10 minutes. How well do you think they will do their homework?
- With the teaching only 10 minutes (2 minutes is the "treat test"), what are we learning?
I suggest almost any one else! I feel awful for any dogs that have gone through her class! I have taken my dog to another trainer. In 5 days she has learned sit, stay, heel, lay down, no, and come. I can always go back to that trainer for no additional cost. I hope you find someone just as good!! I know that you cannot find that at Tega K9!