My wife and I took our beagle mix Bella to Wolf Moon Dogs ahead of leaving for our anniversary trip on a recommendation from a friend, knowing our beloved pup would be in capable hands while we were away. Alana regularly provided us with updates on Bella’s progress: pictures to help us connect with her while we were away and videos of her showing us how much she’d learned! We expected to return to a well-behaved dog but didn’t realize how much of a confidence boost the two weeks with Alana would be for her. When we picked Bella up to take her home Alana was thorough in explaining the commands and how to use them effectively with our dog. Since returning home, Bella has shown us how responsive she can be to our commands---something she definitely was not prior to spending time with Alana. Our walks around the neighborhood and along heavily trafficked areas are no longer sources of stress and anxiety for Bella. She’s so happy! Thanks, Wolf Moon Dogs!
Before boarding our dog Lucy with Alana, we interviewed several local trainers and boarding facilities. Alana was so positive and patient with all of our questions and concerns associated with leaving our 6 month old rescue pup with her for training while we went on vacation. She learned so much in that time with her and we have had a lot of fun teaching her all of her good girl ways. Alana was awesome at communicating with us while we were away giving us updates on how Lucy was doing and sending us pictures of her “at school”. We have since built on Lucy’s skills and worked with Alana on e-collar training. Lucy goes to work with my husband and is super confident and well-behaved. We joke that she is Alana’s business card because so many people have stopped to ask about her good behavior. Lucy LOVES Alana and is quick to bust out her best behavior when she sees her at our door. We also love Alana and are so glad that she has worked her magic with our girl. We are grateful for her upbeat personality, flexibility and her willingness to compromise or talk us off of the ledge when we have been nervous to implement new rules (can’t let those human emotions take over!). Training can be hard work but it doesn’t feel like it because we know we always have Alana in our corner.
We took our 8 month old golden retriever, Lacy, to Alana for a two week board and train and couldn't be happier with the results! Since Alana's training (on Lacy, and us as owners) were able to thoroughly enjoy our pup more than we did before training. Everyone raves about Lacy's training and her amazing listening skills. I would recommend Alana over and over. She's simply the best trainer around!
My pup Millie had high separation anxiety and lacked a lot of confidence. She absolutely hated her crate and her behavior was becoming destructive and even dangerous. Millie was also very distracted and stressed out on walks, pulling all over the place. Alana exudes confidence and truly understands all of the ins and outs about dogs. I felt like she was able to pin point exactly what Millie's issues were and how to fix them just by a few minutes of interacting with her. Alana was very informative and gave me several options on how she could help Millie. I felt extremely comfortable and confident leaving Millie with her and her dogs and knew she was in safe and caring hands while she was training. I could see the transformation progress throughout the week and watch Millie build more and more confidence. When I got Millie back it was still a lot of work and reinforcement of the new rules but Alana gave us the foundation and tools we needed to make the world a less scary place for Millie. Alana is now our personal dog whisperer and has helped Millie and I tremendously. I would recommend her again and again. If you’re hesitant just talk to her and she will sell you in minutes with her calm and knowledgeable presence.
Alana is fantastic, and we would recommend her to anyone who is committed to training their dog. She is warm and friendly, and also knowledgeable and serious about making positive and lasting changes for you and your dog. We were hesitant at first about the training tools, but she made us feel confident and prepared to implement everything after the board and train. It’s hard to remember life before our pup went to training with Alana because so much has changed. We are able to have guests over without drama and go for walks without being dragged down the street. It’s a work in progress, but we feel like we got a super solid foundation from Alana and resources to help us continue working on our goals. Very grateful to her!
I did a board and train with Wolf Moon Dogs for my Dachshund, Goose! And it was absolutely amazing! A lot of people think that small dogs don't need to be trained. Which is completely false. From Goose attending his board train he now has so much more freedom and less anxiety at home and in life. He is able to run around now at the beach off leash, which is possibly his favorite thing to do in the world. Additionally, I feel more comfortable bringing him to my friend's houses because of his mastery of the place command or simply being able to kennel him. If you are considering training your dog with Alana I highly recommend it! It has truly made incorporating Goose into my daily life so much easier. Goose so much calmer and happier, I truly can't imagine him without the tools Alana has taught him.
I would highly recommend Alana to anyone seeking training for their dog. She's extremely knowledgeable and it's clear that she has a genuine love for dogs. She worked with our dog Bodhi a couple years ago and when we were looking for someone again, we were very excited to see that she had started her own business. She was able to give so much useful information in making our lives with Bodhi easier and we have seen great changes in him from the 2 weeks he spent with Alana.
Alana has truly made a huge impact on the lives of myself, my husband and our two dogs! We first worked with Alana when we only had our black lab, Joey, that we had adopted a few years previously. Joey was reactive on the leash and overall didn't have the structure and boundaries that he needed to be a less anxious dog. Alana turned that around during our one-on-one sessions where we learned SO much about how to create a better environment for our pup. She eventually helped train Joey, and us, on e-collar training as well. Joey's progress and overall state-of-mind changes helped us to feel confident bringing another dog into our home. This past spring we adopted a golden retriever puppy, Beaux, and immediately planned training sessions with Alana. Her training techniques and tips made puppy life so easy for us!! Beaux did great with potty training and sleeping through the night almost immediately. Even though he was doing great with the training Alana had taught us, we scheduled a board and train for Beaux at 6 months old. It was the best decision. Beaux came home from his time with Alana a confident, happy and relaxed dog, who had perfected his commands. We are still in shock over how much he learned in three weeks! Alana kept us updated the entire time, sending pictures, and even bringing Joey into her home to work on training with both of them. Overall, we are so thankful to have the opportunity to work with Alana. She is so knowledgeable and truly cares about the mind space of your dogs, not just their behaviors. I have, and will continue to, recommend her to everyone I know!