Testimonials

What people are saying

quote open   Melissa is a life saver and has worked wonders with our pup! I contacted Pawsome Dogs after previously working with a different trainer who I felt didn't genuinely care about my concerns or the needs of my dog and thank god I did!


Melissa dedicates her time to you and your dog, genuinely cares and goes above and beyond in every lesson we have had with her - I have never once felt rushed by her and she has always taken the time to answer our questions.


Our dog had some major issues going on including resource guarding the couch, being afraid of strangers, fearful aggression, etc... I started to see positive results after just a few sessions with Melissa. We have done in home lessons, met at dog parks, in busy shopping areas and has even met us at a doggie daycare to ensure we felt comfortable leaving our pup in a strange place. She cares about each individual dogs needs and will tailor your lessons to work on things that are important to you and your dog.   quote close

- Erika A.

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quote open   Melissa is amazing! She's currently helping us train our 2 year old, rescue, Boston Terrier named Bosley. He was shuffled around a lot before we adopted him and had some trust and anxiety issues. He would lunge at people on walks and did not like it when people left or entered our house. Melissa has helped us learn the correct techniques to walk him, including great tips on products to buy. She has also worked with him on meeting new people. Bosley loves his training sessions and Melissa. He is eager to learn from her and so are we. He is so much better behaved after only a few lessons and we couldn't be happier!   quote close

- Jillian A. & Shaun G.

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quote open   Melissa is a fantastic trainer! You can tell she really loves animals and her job. She's a great teacher and very professional. Our German Shepherd loves her and listens very well with her! We highly recommend Melissa at Pawsome Dogs!   quote close

- Steph K.

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quote open   Melissa is the BEST! I just moved into the city with my 1 yr old labradoodle who was terrified of everything in Chicago; she was so fearful and reactive on our walks and it got to the point where I dreaded walking her. Melissa did an evaluation of my pup and then after just a few lessons, helped me to manage her behaviors. I can now walk and even run with my dog without worrying about her barking and lunging at everything we cross paths with! Melissa was always prompt and professional and provided me with written instructions of everything we covered during our lessons. I would highly recommend Melissa for all of your dog behavior and training needs!   quote close

- Caitie R.

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quote open   Melissa knows her stuff! My dog loved her and responded to her immediately, I'll admit it, I was jealous that she could make my dog listen and I couldn't! Haha! She is professional, patient, and brings with her an arsenal of dog goodies so you have lots of options to figure out what works for your pooch. Our pup showed immense improvement from day one. My only regret is not hiring her sooner, I feel like we could have saved our couch and 3 office chairs from the wrath of our hyper active dog who has separation anxiety. We haven't lost any more furniture since Melissa came into our lives. She's worth every penny, we had her for 5 private sessions, she left us feeling confident that we could continue ' practicing all that we learned with her and get our dog to his best.   quote close

- Casey M.

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quote open   Melissa is an amazing trainer who is committed to success with her clients! We enrolled Margaux in her beyond basics class after attending a beginners class with another popular trainer in Lincoln Park - we felt that Melissa's class and overall approach was more effective, and Margaux has learned and solidified so many commands. She even learned a few tricks! We will definitely be using Melissa to continue her training in the future.   quote close

- Laura J.

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