Rena is the ultimate dog trainer. She has unlimited understanding and brings out the best in all the dogs lucky enough to be under heir tutorage.
Thanks to her varied training techniques, Daisy is now a therapy dog visiting a hospital-affiliated children’s program and being read to by many children including two classes of very low-functioning children in a public school setting.
Under her guidance, Daisy has also mastered several tricks to help entertain the children. Rena, thank you for making this all possible.
Judie, Vic & Daisy
Annie is our wonderful, loving and comical addition to our family.
She is a rescue dog with some issues which needed to be addressed:
Hooray for Rena! After observing Annie and me, she made the following suggestions.
Rena, you will be glad to know that Annie is not the first one to go out the door any more. She sits by the door and upon command comes out after us. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We are so glad we found you! You are THE BEST!
Dee from Baldwin
We are owners of a 12 year old female German Shepherd Dog and purchased a female GSD from a breeder at 9 weeks of age. Our new puppy settled in well with our family and the older dog, but was really nervous and would bark, growl and show her teeth when she encountered a person or dog she did not know. We had tried “positive puppy training sessions” which taught her basic commands and tricks, but did not correct the reactive behavior. We have always had German Shepherd dogs, and know they are very intelligent, can be protective over their family, and may even be nervous - but her behavior was extreme for a puppy. We were recommended to Rena by a mutual acquaintance. It did not take long for our puppy to get accustomed to Rena and her methods. We were able to develop techniques to properly train our dog to listen to our direction and correct the unnecessary reactive behavior. By example, giving her a task such as carrying a stick in her mouth while on a walk improved her listening and attention and decreased unwanted reactive behavior. It provided her with a “job” and boosted her confidence. Using Rena’s techniques, we are able to walk our dog without incident, and have increased her ability to be in social situations. Rena is a professional trainer with many years of experience. She is extremely knowledgeable of all breeds and temperaments and is dedicated to the success of her clients and their dogs. She has a true love for what she does and is a pleasure to work with.
Valerie D – Baldwin, NY
Hi I'm Janet from Glen Head. Rena knew in five minutes that the harness Chica was wearing was creating her aggressive problem when walking. We changed to a choker collar, began using a clicker and treats to reward appropriate walking behavior, and magically we have a new dog! Now we're working with Rena's help to get Chica to tell us when she needs to go to the bathroom outside. Thanks Rena!
Rena is a top trainer. If you looking for your dog to be trained or to be trained for level where you can compete, RENA is a perfect trainer. Having a trainer that has passion & the ability to relate to every single customer is exactly what you get with RENA as trainer...Honest & candid RENA gets you to have your pet trained. Having many dogs with many that are difficult to train, RENA would be my choice for all my dogs to hire her to train.
--MIKE F., Massapequa, NY
Rena has trained both of my dogs and I don't know what I would have done without her. Clancy who is a golden retriever alpha male was a problem as soon as I brought him home. At 7 weeks he tried to intimidate my 7 year old golden and me. As he grew so did his behavior go from bad to worse. I had gotten a dog trainer but for 8 weeks he had not stopped him from biting, ripping my clothes, cornering me as I tried to walk and lunging at me. At the end of the 8 weeks of home training he told me to use the citronella spray collar on him for bad behavior which of course did not work as Clancy thought this was fun. I was going to work black and blue and bitten and did not know what to do. My vet suggested Rena so I called her and she came to my home. Rena evaluated him that night and stopped him from going after me. I do not know what she did but after she left Clancy was a different dog. This was in one session! As she continued to work with Clancy he became a wonderful dog and she also told me what to do as I never had a dog like him. Clancy would have ended up in the pound if I did not have him and I had 4 goldens prior to getting him so I knew what I was doing but he was an exceptionally hard to handle dog. Clancy is now almost 7 and is doing great. I adopted Mary - a rescue Newfoundland puppy four years ago and Rena also trained Mary. She did not have any issues but because of her size - 130 pounds - she needed training. Rena was great with Mary as well.
Rena is a superior dog trainer and I would highly recommend her to train all dogs from small to large and any disposition. If she had not come to my rescue I may not be writing this testimonial today as Clancy may have done away with me!
--Denise M., Baldwin, NY
Rena has successfully helped us train two dogs with two totally different personalities. Our first dog, Sunny, a golden retriever, was very shy and nervous. Rena worked closely with us to help her become more social and less fearful. She helped us transform a dog that started out scared of everyone new and helped her become a wonderful calm dog our family could trust and live comfortably with. After our dog passed away Rena helped us train our new puppy, Chip, a chocolate lab, who was extremely friendly but very strong willed and rambunctious. She helped us learn to set limits and taught us how to manage a dog who clearly wanted to run our house! For every difficult behavior our dog engaged in she had a strategy for. In between lessons we were able to text or call her when something new came up and she always knew what to do. Because of Rena we we able to transform two difficult to raise dogs into wonderful pets for our family.
--Stacy Z., Roslyn, NY
I would like to thank Rena for all the hard work she did working with my three terriers. She has trained me how to train them and to respect me while working with them. I love my dogs but she knew I "humanized" them as children and helped me to correct that problem. I also want Rena to know that without her assistance, Charlie would have never have won the dog show and come home with ribbons and a picture with the judge and breeder. Thank you for everything.
--Vicki C. from Treat Your Pet, Island Park, NY
We took our lessons in the evenings at the Rockville Center Recreation Center where Rena is the dog trainer. We enrolled in the puppy class and were joined by other young pups and pet owners. Tessa got off to a good start. As it was a family affair we continued lessons weekly. Both my husband and I had a lot of fun. Tessa got a good foundation in Rena’s classes. She sits waits, rolls over and best of all heels. Our little girl is still a work in progress. Rena is professional; she understands what my pet needs and knows how to get us there. I look forward to many more training sessions! Thank you, Rena.
--Billy and Stacy P., Bellmore, NY