I started using Rachel's services to help me train my dog in town, since we live in the country and don't easily get those experiences. I am hoping that my dog will be suitable to work as a therapy dog eventually. Rachel was perfect for us since she'd had experience with therapy dog training. She is also very perceptive (reminding me to breathe!), encouraging, and kindly thorough with reminders (it's easy for us to forget to do things... or not do things). My dog was moving ahead in her training so much more quickly with regular work with Rachel. For me, it was very reassuring to have Rachel with me when we had to work on entering a store calmly or walking around calmly inside a store (shout out to Canadian Tire, thanks for being dog friendly). I would have felt like a fool and likely failed without Rachel.
I was so impressed with what Rachel was accomplishing with my young dog and me that I asked if she'd help me work with both dogs out near my place. My 7 year old sometimes-reactive rescue dog didn't get enough training when he was young. Rachel came out and worked with me and both dogs on leaving the house calmly, double-walking leash work, sitting calmly as cars pass, meeting people without over-reacting. I am amazed at how much my older dog is learning so quickly. It's making him a much less stressed and reactive dog. I highly recommend Rachel's work as a trainer. She is dependable, knowledgeable, and has great attention to detail.
- Catherine Orfald
We got our puppy in December 2021 after not having a puppy for 10 years. Our vet clinic recommended Rachel as a trainer for both Zena and myself. I am absolutely thrilled with the support and training we received from Rachel.
She came to our home and worked with us in our home, in our fields off leash and on walks in our park. Rachel is very knowledgeable and very flexible, ensuring that the training method "fits" for the dog and us, offering different approaches to achieve the goal. She taught Zena a safety stay which has been very important in a couple of situations. Zena absolutely adores Rachel and was not only quick to learn a skill but she retains it. We would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend Rachel to work with you and your dog.
- Lori Wylie
Rachel is incredible! Her positive attitude and training fit so well with both of my dogs that she worked with. She provided us with tips and tools that have given us more control in our home, and allowed for our dogs to be happier and more comfortable. She gave us the ability to feel confident when working with our dogs, and they are responding so well! We can’t thank her enough.
- Kylie Olson
Our puppy Rosie first met and fell in love with Rachel at obedience class. So when Rachel came to her house to train her, Rosie was out of her mind with joy. This is how we knew we had FINALLY found the right trainer! Rachel has been Rosie’s trainer for almost a year. But she also been OUR trainer for almost a year! Because it’s not just Rosie who has learned how to do new things. We have learned how to work better with Rosie by seeing WHAT Rachel does and HOW she does it. For us, the biggest learning has been seeing how many times and how patiently Rachel will repeat an activity when she wants Rosie to learn a new skill. We will never forget doing about 10 repetitions of Rachel knocking on the door and getting Rosie to finally sit and stay!
- Louise Wood and Amanda Meenahan
Rachel Johnson (Endless Pawtential) is truly amazing. I am a senior with a six month old pup, Molly. I needed help and Rachel came to my rescue. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, professional and compassionate. She has a clear, encouraging method of positive reinforcement training. Rachel provided notes and homework and even a training/exercise schedule which helped me tremendously. I highly recommend Rachel for your dog’s training/behavioural issues. She’s the best!!
- Pat Fletcher
From the moment our Chocolate Lab, Angus met Rachel, he loved her! It wasn’t just the pouch of doggie treats she carried; It was her energy and enthusiasm. This girl genuinely loves her job! After obtaining a detailed history and noting our concerns about our pup, Rachel helped us control behaviours through simple commands, tones and gestures. She took the time to observe and assess each issue we had about our pet. We were amazed by her ability to resolve those issues so quickly!
Rachel is experienced and excels at her job as a dog trainer. We highly recommend her for your pet needs!
- Dan and Marianne Mciver
We had adopted a puppy (Wally) and Knew that we were going to need some guidance and training for ourselves (it had been 14 years since we’d had a puppy).
Right from the beginning we learned a lot from Rachel, most of all to be patient and consistent. It may sound easy and simple, but trust me it is such a hard lesson to learn.
I know that we’ve got the foundation built for a long wonderful relationship with our pup and we owe it to having a wonderful patient trainer! We wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to anyone looking for basic training or more challenging (stubborn) pups!
- Kathleen and Kent Cassell
We have the most interesting Pup ( well to us she is) . At 14 Weeks, Georgia Lovey was quiet, kind and very quick to learn new things. At 5-6 months, her alter ego took over ( mostly due to our lack of consistency and our failure to "tough love"). We knew she was highly intelligent but had concerns that she might go astray with her shenanigans. We called Rachel to help. Rachel worked her charms with Georgia Lovey and taught us the foundations we need to get Georgia back on track . We are amazed every day by our little Airehead (Airedale) but we are truly amazed and grateful for the guidance we have received from Rachel. We still have some work to do, but thanks to Rachel, we are on track to keep our Georgia Lovey even more interesting.
Thanks So Much
- Georgia Lovey, Robin and Dennis Langlois .
So happy we found Rachel's number. Amazing results with our rescue dog, our goal was to decrease our dogs anxiety plus leash training. Rachel did all that and can do so much more! Oh and BONUS our dog ended up shedding a few needed pounds. Best decision of our family, recommend to everyone.