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Dog Gone Amazing Education Center
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Mikaelyn Marie Klein
Mikaelyn Marie Klein
2020-10-22T16:02:52+0000
I messaged this company to ask for help with my dog and his nerves. My dog used to love going hiking, to the dog park, even spent a whole 4 days once at a dog boarding house that let the dogs play all day together while I was on a business trip. He LOVED being around other dogs. Last year we moved and I moved him into a new house. One day while playing outside the neighbor’s dog came into our yard unexpectedly and tried to attack me. I told my dog to stay back as I held this dog back and tried to get him back in his yard, but the neighbor dog got away from me and went to bite my arm. My dog ran to my side and pinned the other dog down, without actually biting or harming the other dog, and when they neighbor came to get their dog it bit my dog’s face and caused him injury. Now my sweet baby can only be around other dogs if I’m not there. He can’t go on hikes anymore with me, he can’t go to the dog park anymore if I’m the one taking him, and he can’t even be around me if I play with another dog because if that dog playfully growls while playing tug-o-war my dog will lose him mind. I have fostered dogs and taken classes to learn to rehabilitate them, but training a dog to not protect me is something I need help with. I just want him to feel safe again so that I don’t have to hear him cry and howl while I take the other dogs places without him...I want him to have the things he used to love back. Is that so wrong?Well apparently it is to whomever I spoke to from this company. They were rude, condescending, and pretty much said it was ME that needed trained, not him. And that my dog may just not like other dogs and that I needed to come to training to learn how to keep them away. Well, that’s not so easy when people don’t keep their dogs on leashes around where I live...It’s only when I’m around and I just want to help from someone to show my dog that I have his back, that he doesn’t have to protect me. He was originally be trained to be my service dog because I have a condition that causes blackouts and a couple of times, seizures. But he ended up not passing his class after this incident. But the staff member at this company was extremely rude and implied that maybe I was just a bad owner...I have screenshots of the messages if anyone would like proof and I gave them a piece of my mind. And all the while they were telling me that I was a problem for my dog they still ended up offering me a package...so obviously care more about the money than the dogs. I just wanted to help my dog get his life back, but they didn’t even care to hear the whole story or why I need help. Just chose to call me a bad owner and be rude.
Mindy Falk
Mindy Falk
2020-04-19T02:48:09+0000
Thank you dog gone amazing! We been taking our guy on lots of walks and hikes and he is amazing. He doesn’t fret if a unleashed dog comes up to him even if our six year old is walking him! He is amazing on a leash!
Aislinn Rochester
Aislinn Rochester
2020-03-20T20:34:39+0000
We signed Ham up for the 20 day board and train and LOVED it. He is doing so well and loved his time there and the trainers!
Cathy Johannsen
Cathy Johannsen
2020-03-04T19:52:51+0000
I am so grateful that Malaika and her team were able to care for our sweet Louie while we focused on a family emergency. Knowing that he was safe and happy allowed us to be out of the area when needed.
Ja-Non Barber
Ja-Non Barber
2019-09-09T21:53:25+0000
DGA was so helpful with my Sheepadoodle 7month puppy who was afraid of everything! Our first session I coulld hardly get him in the door. By the 3 session, I couldn’t get the door open fast enough! Before DGA, Leo would exhibit his scared behavior by lunging and barking at every dog, car or person! Leo was impossible tho take on walks. I purchased the 4 lesson advanced package and after the first 2 lessons, Leo was loving his walks and everyone he came in contact with. After 4 sessions and A little more practice, Leo will be walking off leash before he knows it! Sally was amazing and Leo adores her! I highly recommend them!
Ann Cazalot
Ann Cazalot
2019-08-02T15:21:06+0000
Our puppy and I needed serious training. Malaika and her team were patient and kind with both of us. We left being more in control and confident. We can’t wait to take Duke for day car/ adventures and boarding. Thanks DGA!!!
Debbie Luster
Debbie Luster
2019-06-27T22:25:04+0000
Malaika has worked wonders with me and my adopted cattle dog. I just finished my 4th session, and Scrappy is responding so well to everything she's worked with us on. I highly recommend this center for the dog that needs some manners, and their owners that don't know how to teach them those manners!
Tracy Horton
Tracy Horton
2019-06-19T23:46:58+0000
My rescue pup completed the 10 day Advanced Board & Train and made huge progress with her fear of people. Highly recommend
Sergio Santos
Sergio Santos
2019-05-27T17:07:39+0000
We took our 10 month Lab for the 10 day board and train, Archie is very active and friendly with other people and dogs and would get distracted by everything, after his training he is a totally different pup and is a pleasure to take him out in public without him wanting to jump on everything he sees, he also does very well on hikes now and comes when called. Thank you Malaika, Emma and rest of staff.
Valerie Livingston
Valerie Livingston
2019-03-10T03:45:02+0000
Finn learned so much! Came home happy and healthy and super smart.
Carrie Stormer Wendt
Carrie Stormer Wendt
2018-11-27T18:38:32+0000
DGA truly is amazing, from the time you first walk in...dogs are well-behaved or quickly given a command and obeyed. Talia the Anatolian is our 4 yr old rescue, true to her breed is stubborn and free-spirit. We opted for a custom 15 day board and train. Talia loves the interaction with other dogs, daily hikes, and her trainer Sarah. Talia came home a different dog!...to Come on command is amazing. To have her Wait without being told melts my heart. We wish we could move DGA to Montana with us!
Brenda Smith
Brenda Smith
2018-10-17T02:14:49+0000
My dog Max loves playing and learning from the DGA team.
Jennifer Randal Luna
Jennifer Randal Luna
2018-09-17T19:42:45+0000
Our dog Bree went through the training and she did so well! We are so happy with how she behaves. We will continue to bring her for boarding!
John Lynch
John Lynch
2018-08-28T17:29:04+0000
Dog Gone Amazing helped train us and our German Shepard Hunter! Great staff. Hunter loves his twice a month Trek and Trains.
Johanna Marshall-McClain
Johanna Marshall-McClain
2018-03-02T02:52:52+0000
Kali has so much fun with her 2 legged and 4 legged BFF’s � DGA.
EZ Dossier
EZ Dossier
2017-08-08T01:06:35+0000
These guys are excellent. No babying of dogs or customers, and they really take their work seriously. Foley loves going to day care and classes. Thanks, Malaika and co!
Deborah Weber Wilson
Deborah Weber Wilson
2017-07-17T22:06:56+0000
Pyper and I had our first session on Sunday and she already has stopped some of the behaviors. I can't wait for my continued work with her as well as working with out personal trainer at Dog Gone Amazing!!! It is mo way well spent!
Sarah Archibald
Sarah Archibald
2017-05-21T16:49:07+0000
Nikolett Fouassier
Nikolett Fouassier
2017-04-13T06:47:53+0000
Kelsey Shade
Kelsey Shade
2016-07-05T18:54:40+0000
Gail Cram
Gail Cram
2015-08-12T04:48:27+0000
Love, love, love it. Most importantly Juno our almost one year old Red lab loves it. Malaika and staff love the dogs like they are their own. Best training, best day care and best boarding.
Pamela Benedict
Pamela Benedict
2015-07-30T03:17:52+0000
Wow what a difference in my Bubba! Well worth the money!
Sparrow Malvino-Moreland
Sparrow Malvino-Moreland
2015-06-10T00:10:54+0000
Charlotte Gates-Eckmeyer
Charlotte Gates-Eckmeyer
2015-03-10T22:53:47+0000
Malaika gave my 15 year old dog top daycare treatment, I'm sure she drove everyone nuts with her hyperactivity! Thanks Dog Gone Amazing!
Jacob Wolter
Jacob Wolter
2014-11-03T21:09:01+0000
Anual Sunsets
Anual Sunsets
2014-05-04T02:50:51+0000
Zenda Buenafe Ignacio
Zenda Buenafe Ignacio
2014-04-18T14:46:00+0000
Joanne Yoon Kots
Joanne Yoon Kots
2014-01-10T06:42:19+0000
Annette Bilyeu
Annette Bilyeu
2013-11-22T04:53:16+0000
Alissa Surges
Alissa Surges
2013-11-19T21:00:57+0000
Stephanie Bergh
Stephanie Bergh
2013-11-12T07:52:32+0000
Marilyn Harper
Marilyn Harper
2013-10-30T00:23:38+0000
Crystal Schellenbarg
Crystal Schellenbarg
2013-10-28T10:47:25+0000
Malaika and Dog Gone Amazing are terrific. They helped us not only learn how to get our two boys to behave, but why they did the behaviors to begin with. When one possible solution wouldn't work they worked hard to find another that would. Our one pit bull we rescued we thought may be dog aggressive, to find out it wasn't aggression just over excitedness when he would see other dogs. Malaika and Dog Gone Amazing taught us great techniques to help him when we would see other dogs and today he is doing wonderful. I can't say enough good things: )
Chuck Fortin
Chuck Fortin
2013-10-15T23:55:52+0000
Lily Helzer Savidge
Lily Helzer Savidge
2013-09-27T22:58:53+0000
Carol Morgan
Carol Morgan
2013-09-26T13:40:26+0000
Jessica Campbell
Jessica Campbell
2013-09-19T16:18:05+0000
Jeff Saari
Jeff Saari
2013-08-19T21:07:35+0000
Debbie Hampton Rooker
Debbie Hampton Rooker
2013-08-06T23:52:56+0000
Albert Lewis
Albert Lewis
2013-07-16T23:21:14+0000
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GOOGLE REVIEWS

We found Dog Gone Amazing through our breeder who actually lives in California. We have a 90 pound English Lab and we needed some extra help with leash pulling and just some behavior training. We got Enzo into the 10 day board and train and we are so happy we did. Throughout the Board and Train, they texted us photos and updates of how he was doing and we loved that. They have helped us so much!!! The last day of the training, my husband and I went there so they could train us. We still using the training everyday. It has helped us so much. Because Enzo is an only dog, we now take him to their Trek & Train along with boarding him there when we go on vacation. I like how it's a smaller company so we actually know everyone that works there by name and they are all extremely friendly. Thanks to everyone there, Enzo now is a very social and happy boy. When we leave on vacation, I never have to worry because he is in great hands. Attached are some of the photos they have sent me during his Trek & Train excursions. He loves the hiking and playing with the other dogs. We are so happy that we have found them.
Chris Puch
Chris Puch
17:01 31 Jul 18
Dog Gone Amazing found the best tools and techniques to match each of my dogs and QUICKLY handled problem behaviors and taught them new skills. I now have the coolest relationship with my dogs that I never thoughts possible! We go on hikes and I can let them off leash and have 100% worry-free adventures. I am amazed!
Ali Alden
Ali Alden
20:33 18 Apr 18
Malaika and her crew are incredible. They have been working with my special needs dog for over a year. He has improved in so many ways. They really care about helping people and dogs. I highly recommend them.
Sparrow Malvino
Sparrow Malvino
19:48 25 Aug 16
Malaika and all her staff are responsive and fun to be around. They are truly devoted to the dogs in their care and know how to use the right tools for the right jobs. My dog always comes home from day care exhausted and happy, and he's getting better and better in his behavior at home, too. Three cheers for DGA!
EZ Dee
EZ Dee
21:03 02 Apr 16
Superb experience with DGA and the owner, Malaika. We took our 4-year old dobie for the 10day advanced board and train just to tune up some foundational skills, etc. Not only did they provide an exceptional training experience but they were very accommodating with our pup's food requirements and they also sent us videos or pictures everyday! We plan on using them in the future for their day-treks and further training.
Calvin Reuter
Calvin Reuter
16:53 09 Feb 19
We brought our dog (10lb jackapoo) to Dog Gone Amazing for a 7 day board and train visit. The staff was so friendly and the sent us video and picture updates everyday! We could tell that our dog loved it there and the staff. He has been so well behaved since he has been home! So happy with our experience! Thanks Dog Gone Amazing Crew!!
Zachary Vernal
Zachary Vernal
00:27 11 Apr 19
Absolutely the best place, our dog has been going there for over 4 years. Very professional and caring.
gail cram
gail cram
23:57 19 Apr 19
Helped with my 12.5 year old dog and my 4 month old puppy. Great service and friendly folks.
Tammy Phelps
Tammy Phelps
18:52 05 Aug 19
Our dog Bowie loves DGA. We did the training, daycare once a week, and board him too. It is very safe and controlled and they limit the dogs in daycare. We used to have him at another place where although I liked the staff and owner there were just way too many dogs and it was not a controlled environment like DGA. Our dog Bowie loves the DGA treks. When we leave him boarded at DGA we know he is safe. It is pricey but you get what you pay for at DGA. I highly recommend it.
Lisa Cooper
Lisa Cooper
03:45 10 Aug 19
Absolutely the best place, our dog has been going there for over 4 years. Very professional and caring.
gail cram
gail cram
23:57 19 Apr 19
Superb experience with DGA and the owner, Malaika. We took our 4-year old dobie for the 10day advanced board and train just to tune up some foundational skills, etc. Not only did they provide an exceptional training experience but they were very accommodating with our pup's food requirements and they also sent us videos or pictures everyday! We plan on using them in the future for their day-treks and further training.
Calvin Reuter
Calvin Reuter
16:53 09 Feb 19
Excellent facility, great people. Our Newfoundland looks forward to going to "school". Couldn't have found a better fit for my dog.
Karen Kucharski
Karen Kucharski
01:31 18 Mar 20
**UPDATE: Aug. 31, 2018: My husband and I wanted to take our dog hiking off leash and we never did it before. So we scheduled a One On One session with Malaika and we met her at a hiking trail with our dog and with a few of hers. After an hour we learned so much! We now can bring Enzo hiking without worrying about him running away! **We are so thrilled! We found Dog Gone Amazing through our breeder who actually lives in California. We have a 90 pound English Lab and we needed some extra help with leash pulling and just some behavior training. We got Enzo into the 10 day board and train and we are so happy we did. Throughout the Board and Train, they texted us photos and updates of how he was doing and we loved that. They have helped us so much!!! The last day of the training, my husband and I went there so they could train us. We still using the training everyday. It has helped us so much. Because Enzo is an only dog, we now take him to their Trek & Train along with boarding him there when we go on vacation. I like how it's a smaller company so we actually know everyone that works there by name and they are all extremely friendly. Thanks to everyone there, Enzo now is a very social and happy boy. When we leave on vacation, I never have to worry because he is in great hands. Attached are some of the photos they have sent me during his Trek & Train excursions. He loves the hiking and playing with the other dogs. We are so happy that we have found them.
CM SIL
CM SIL
14:19 01 Sep 18

YELP REVIEWS

Dog Gone Amazing
4.5
Based on 28 Reviews
Thais M.
Thais M.
2020-06-26 12:22:15
This is THE place to go for training and boarding in Reno. They have it totally dialed and your pets comfort and happiness is the top priority!
Clint P.
Clint P.
2019-12-05 09:29:43
What can my family say!?!? This place proves it's professionalism as a high quality training center! The entire staff is very thorough and showed care to...
Taylor C.
Taylor C.
2019-11-03 14:20:26
The girls at dog gone amazing are exactly as the name says, AMAZING! We took both of our dogs for the 10 day board and train and have taken them back...
Lauryn P.
Lauryn P.
2019-10-28 11:12:32
We have 2 Shiba Inus. Our 8 year old girl mysteriously got her face ripped into awhile back. We really don't think our 18 month pup did it, but we have an...
BestStuff R.
BestStuff R.
2019-10-15 07:22:52
My Akita has attended this school for many years. About three. My Akita needs constant positive training or he wants to have this own way, especially around...
Ada C.
Ada C.
2019-09-29 18:35:51
We had a great experience with Sally at Dog Gone Amazing! We were very nervous to introduce the training tools to our 5 month old pup and she was very...
Julia D.
Julia D.
2019-08-27 09:04:30
I took my dog Axel to DGA for the 10 day training. Axel is an only dog and he was anxious around other dogs. He came out of training and now he can easily...
Teri C.
Teri C.
2019-07-07 18:53:15
I have finished four training sessions with my 2 year old standard poodle and looking forward to applying some great learning techniques. Sally was...
Allan P.
Allan P.
2019-04-06 14:08:21
We have taken our Chocolate lab there twice now for boarding and training (while boarding). The first time we were anxious as there was separation anxiety...
Glennis B.
Glennis B.
2019-02-18 11:17:10
Malaika and her staff are dog gone amazing! We took our 7 month old lab pup to Dog Gone Amazing for the advanced board and train. He is so much better...
Calvin R.
Calvin R.
2019-02-09 08:51:55
Superb experience with DGA and the owner, Malaika. We took our 4-year old dobie for the 10day advanced board and train just to tune up some foundational...
Kathrine B.
Kathrine B.
2019-01-20 06:41:32
I cannot say enough good things about Dog Gone Amazing. Mailika and her crew are caring and experienced. Bella came back from the 10 day training program...
Johanna H.
Johanna H.
2019-01-10 04:30:10
Malaika and the team truly changed our lives with our dogs! After some behavior incidents, she trained us and also trained the dogs to live happily and...
Stephanie E.
Stephanie E.
2019-01-09 20:48:35
I have always believed that dogs are the best judges of human character. When I tell my dogs they are "going to Malaika's," AKA Dog Gone Amazing training...
Jillian B.
Jillian B.
2018-09-22 10:53:26
They take dogs on hikes every day!!!!!! That's awesome! My dogs name is Tiger and she always comes home happy and smelling good. I LOCE THESE PEOPLE!!!!!!!
Melissa K.
Melissa K.
2018-09-09 12:37:32
Absolutely great experience using DGA for our training needs. We put our Goldendoodle in their 21 day board and train and though I missed him, it was well...
Brittany W.
Brittany W.
2018-07-22 20:12:03
We made the best decision taking our chocolate lab here! They treated him as if he was one of their own and every time we stepped in the facility we were...
Christine S.
Christine S.
2018-06-26 06:26:24
We love this place! We brought our 100 pound, 1 year old English lab there for leash training. We chose the 10 day board and train and we are so happy with...
J B.
J B.
2016-04-01 08:24:56
Dog Gone Amazing is truly AMAZING. Their kind and knowledgable staff take care of my dog like no other place in town. When my dog attends daycare or boards...

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Thank you and the entire DGA staff for running such a stellar facility and taking such great care of Lulu and Django!  When Nikki and I were introduced to DGA we were researching daycare and training centers that would maintain a consistent structure while providing diverse day-to-day fun and activities with a knowledgeable and caring staff.  Nikki and I found exactly what we were looking for at DGA!  The board and train package is a fantastic combo for our “energizer” dogs and gives us piece of mind Lulu and Django are having a fun and active time while being required to maintain manners and discipline.  We love the hikes, the social interaction, and the home grown TLC our dogs are exposed to daily.

Thank you all!  Josh and Nikki

My puppy Boo has been at DGA since March 2018.  She has done a 10 day board and train and now participated in the trek and train.  Malaika, Sally, Emma and Lauren are all awesome!  Boo has come a long way in a short period of time.  I would highly recommend DGA to anyone looking to socialize and train their puppies/dog!

– Kat Walker

Castro (German Shepherd Dog) and Mmm’s (French Bull Dog) have been going to Dog Gone Amazing since they were pups.  They’ve learned all the pertinent lessons; how to be a great dog amongst dogs and how to be a great dog amongst people!  Our dogs are our babies and they treat our babies like they would their own.  We appreciate all they’ve done to make our babies AMAZING!!  Veterinarian approved…honest…I’m writing this 🙂

– Juleanne Crumley

Our pack loves DGA! Training care reinforces their commands and they come home tired and happy every time. When our dogs board at DGA, we feel safe and secure because they care for our dogs as if they were their own. Malaika and her team have helped us create a more harmonious, calm, and safe home with our rescue pack. We can’t thank you enough!

– Mary Dini

DGA has been a life saver!  We rescued a two year old shepherd about 10 months ago.  We immediately fell in love with him, but he had some pretty big issues we were struggling with.  Sarge has done some private lessons, boarding, and the Trek & Train packages. In just a few lessons at DGA we felt like we had such a better understanding of what our dog needed and how to work with him.  The facility is always calm and under control.  The team is knowledgeable, patient when we ask questions and need help, communicative, and just so great to work with.   We love getting videos and updates while Sarge is there.  In 8 months we had never seen our dog as happy as he was on his first hike at DGA!!  I’m a bit of a worrier by nature, and I can say without hesitation we trust DGA completely… our dog is happy and well taken care of when he is there.

– Stephanie Stratton

We have taken our two labs to Malaika and the Dog Gone Amazing team since they were puppies. Knowing that with two puppies from the same litter we would have our hands full, we did private training and loved every second of it. We have since been going to Dog Gone Amazing for over two and a half years ! We have used Daycare for extra training and amazing hikes. Boarding for long weekends and vacations. We can whole heartedly say we seriously LOVE all the team members of Dog Gone Amazing ! They are always professional, clean and happy! We have a very hectic work schedule and know that beyond a doubt that we would not be able to have pets if it wasn’t for Malaika and the entire team. THANK YOU ALL!

– Whitney, Josh, Dylan + Mousse & Hyde

Meet Duke, our socially challenged rescue!  With the love and patience and exceptional training provided by Malaika and the staff at Dog Gone Amazing, Duke now has a younger sister, Daisy, and group hikes every week with the group!  I am most thankful for the guidance they provided to me that enables me to help Duke be more social. Duke completed the 10 Day Board and Train!

– Jeni S.

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