• Dear Barbara,
There aren’t words
to properly thank you enough for the miraculous difference you made in my dog,
Rosie. As you well know, when I first called you I was certain my hopes of
helping her were lost. You were so kind and understanding I decided to give it
another try. All I wanted was a happy dog that wasn’t frightened of her own
shadow, wanted to go for walks and would simply leave the house!
first time you
came to our home, as was typically the case whenever we had guests,
Rosie hid under a chair, was scared to death and would not come out from
under. You devised
a plan and let me know it was going to take time. I’ll never forget how
it; “First we have to teach her how to be “bad,” then we’ll teach her
how to be
“good!” Thing is, teaching her how to be “bad” is going to take more
You were so right.
When you arrived
for our third session she flew to the door (she had never done that in her
life). I’ll never forget how happy you were to see this but we still had work
to do. While it did take a bit of time, she began venturing outside further
and further from the house. Before long she became confident and loved going
for her walks so much, she began pulling on the leash! Now we could teach her
how to be “GOOD!” Just as you said, that was a piece of cake. Everything you
said, everything you did and everything you taught us was right on target. Your
patience, your compassion and your knowledge are unsurpassed. Rosie is the
happiest dog on earth and I am the happiest woman. (Consequently, Al is the
happiest husband! ;)
It is said things
happen for a reason. Rosie brought you into our lives. Not only did you give her
the help she needed, we are blessed to have gained you and Tess as very dear
Thank you, Barbara.
We hope life holds only the very best for you.
Love, Gloria, Al
and Rosie Greenstein
• I love Barbara
and so do my dogs!!!!!!!! She is the best trainer around. She is
excellent with animals; her style is very positive! Not only is she
knowledgeable regarding how to train dogs, it doesn't hurt that she is
patient with pet owners as well ;) Two big thumbs up! I highly recommend
her to help you with your dogs behavior problems. We now call her
Auntie Barb! She is great :)
Thank you from Francy J.
chihuahua Maybe-line would always bolt outside whenever l opened my
doors. I was so afraid I would lose her or she would get hurt! Barbara
solved this problem for us very quickly! Maybe-line no longer bolts and
is actually better, she stays by my side. Thanks to Barbara, her trainer.
• Hi Barbara,
just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed taking your Basic
Obedience Class with Tank. Over the years I have attended other classes
through Parks and Recreation and PetSmart. Your class, by far, has been
the best. I am looking forward to the Intermediate class.
Raising K9's Barbara Adler is the best trainer I
have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have trained many dogs over
the last 50 years and Barbara is the most informed trainer out there. She
knows dogs and her techniques work!!
wanted to let you know that Gracie and I received our conformation
letter from the Delta Society for registered therapy dog. We are now "ready for action!" Just waiting for our badges........We
will be in the Paws for Healing program which will allow Gracie to work
her magic for folks (especially kids) who are in the hospital and are
in need of an emotional lift. Thank you for showing me the correct way
to train my dog. Your training program was always fun, easy going, to
the point, and Gracie loved it. If
you need a reference, please don't hesitate to give me a call. Having
an obedient, loving companion is such a joy and the results of your
program in just 6 months was truly amazing!! Take care and please let us
know about any upcoming dog parties!
Jerry Newman & Gracie
• Hi Barb:
I just wanted to let you know that Molly passed
her Delta evaluation today with a score of 38 out of 40. Thank you for
all of your knowledge and help with getting Molly ready for her
evaluation. I think the best and most important thing that helped me
handle her is the "Focus" command. It gets her right on cue with me.
Everyone is impressed with that command! Anyway, I did not want you to
think I disappeared and was not appreciative. I have just been very
busy and just continued to reinforce what you have taught Molly and me.
Once again, thanks.
Gracie and I will begin our animal
assisted therapy volunteer program at UCI Medical Center on Jan. 5 2011.
We want to thank you for the training that we both received and the
information on how to proceed with the registration/evaluation process
for therapy dogs.
I called you in April 2010 to inquire about
training Gracie the basic commands needed for pet therapy work. We
followed your training techniques step by step. In August 2010, we
passed our test for the Delta Society Pet Partners program.
Now, we have been accepted for the UCI Tails program!
you ever need a referral, please don't hesitate to call. The training
for doing therapy dog work was fun. Now the real fun is about to begin!
Jerry Newman & Gracie
• Guess what!? I had Lilo on the
couch and did not want to move her because she was comfortable... got up
to go to the bathroom and did a stay hand at Cheeto so he wouldn't move
and make Lilo move and it worked! Even though I haven't been totally
consistent with the kids! Amazing! So, moral of the story... you ...are a
superb trainer who has made my dogs and myself happier!!!!!
• Thank you for a great class. Roxy and I enjoyed learning from you.
and I want you to know how much we've enjoyed the classes. We can see
improvement already though we know with a Lab, it's a long term project!
Thanks for the extra week as well. We're glad to have found you and
look forward to a long term relationship.
Kathy and Joe Roah
• After the loss
of our 16 year old retriever; my husband brought home Kobe, a 6 week old
lab mix. He had been
abandoned and abused. The idea of a puppy in the house and all the
training issues to come made my head spin!
Kobe was a handful with
endless energy!! I by chance stopped in a Petco Store and inquired
about training classes. Then we found Barbara!!
Adler is extremely knowledgeable and totally dedicated to her
profession. Barbara demonstrated her training techniques with each pup
and owner individually as well as observing the “students” try it on
their own. In addition to the lesson at hand Barbara would always
explain why it was necessary to do things a certain way (often from a
dogs’ point of view). This offered the owners a better understanding
of their pups’ behavior and in turn helped to develop a deeper bond.
boarded Kobe for us for 5 days while we were out of town. Kobe became
part of the family right away! Tess, her chocolate lab and Kobe soon
were best buddies. Kobe slept on his own bed in Barbara’s home along
side Tess and Casper the cat. Barbara encouraged me to
call her anytime if I had any concerns about Kobe’s stay. She even
prepared a “diary” from Kobe describing his daily new adventures. I
have never felt better about leaving a pet behind.
highly recommend Barbara Adler as a professional trainer and
behaviorist. Dogs are her passion and it shows. If anyone wishes to
contact me regarding her expertise; Barbara has my permission to give
out my phone number.
Greg, Chris and Kobe