We’ve had the pleasure of training and working with many different breeds. We’re passionate about integrating your mutt into your daily lifestyle, so that you can enjoy a full life together with your Mannered Mutt. We’d love to hear about your training experience.
From High to Low Maintenance
We adopted our Dixie from the shelter when she was 10 years old. She was very sick and very docile when we first brought her home. As she regained her health, she began showing extremely aggressive behavior towards other people, dogs, moving vehicles, and even a plastic bag caught in a tree. We did the best we could, but soon realized that we were in over our heads. There was a point we believed that we weren’t capable of keeping her (at the time we lived in an apartment complex). We were exhausted, so Paulina came to our rescue! After working with Dixie for just a few weeks, we learned more about what she needed from us and how to communicate in a way she understands. She is a completely different dog! I couldn’t believe the videos Paulina would send me of her calmly walking down the street, next to another dog….cars passing, then alongside a soccer field! I really didn’t think it could be done. Then it was our turn. Though, I have to say, we probably needed more training than Dixie did. She went from being extremely high maintenance to extremely low maintenance. If we face additional challenges, or have any training needs we will always count on The Mannered Mutt!!!
From Puppy to Adult, I’ve got a Mannered Mutt!
Paulina has been helping me with my pup since he was 8 weeks old! She is never too busy to help me with ANY kind of problem I encounter along his growth, including potty training problems, chewing, and other puppy nuisances! We did a board-and-train with her, and she was great about keeping me posted via text and email with progress pics and updates. I will continue to train with her as long as she is training and look forward to see how mannered my mutt can get! I would definitely recommend her to anyone with pups of all ages!
Thank you Paulina!
We have two wonderful dogs, Jasmine and Sage. They are siblings, now almost 3 years old, German shepherd and lab mix. One of the reasons they are such a joy is that Paulina was heavily involved in their upbringing. . To us, Paulina is like our local version of the famous dog whisperer Cesar Milan with TV fame, and like he, she did as much to train us, dog owners, as she did the dogs. In fact, we, especially Frans, probably needed more training than either Jasmine or Sage. Paulina’s knowledge and quiet authority calmed our dogs down during puppyhood and also calmed us and gave us the confidence that all would be fine, and that yes, they would learn. She helped us see them through the eyes of the dogs. In fact, try to get the best dog book ever written “Be the Dog” – it will increase your understanding of how dogs act and think and why. We have seen Paulina in action during training sessions with multiple dogs, as many as a dozen at a time, and it is amazing how when they all start barking and acting up, when one begins this, a simple, quiet command from her shuts down all of them, and they eagerly await her next instruction. Walking on the leash without pulling, sitting automatically when we stop, coming when called, sitting at the door, all of these things Jasmine and Sage learned quickly and happily. And of course, if we mention, or even whisper Paulina’s name at home, both Sage and Jasmine get so excited, because they, like we love her. We have happy, smart, well mannered dogs largely due to Paulina’s influence.
Frans & Claire Kopp
Paulina is excellent!
Our 4 month old Corso can sit, stay, lie down, come & is potty trained after a two week session. He stays put until we ‘free’ him and as he grows we look forward to more intense training with the best trainer in Montgomery county! Paulina always goes above & beyond to please families and their pets & exceeds my expectations in training every time. We have had the privilege of training two dogs w this very gifted young lady. She’s excellent!