I have been taking private agility lessons and various classes from Alison for the past couple of years. She is an excellent coach with an exceptional eye who tailors exercises and courses to meet the individual needs of me and my dog. Hers is not a cookie-cutter approach. Her focus on foundation training has greatly improved my dog’s understanding of his job and my understanding of how best to handle him in various situations we will encounter when running a course. She is patient and thorough in her explanations and she pushes us to excel. I highly recommend Alison to anyone looking for an agility coach. We are lucky to have her in the Aiken-Columbia area.
– Teri, Winnie & Jag
– Karen & Brite
I moved to NC from the Seattle area and was amazed at the lack of agility trainers. I had recently gotten a new puppy to train and was at a loss of how to proceed with this very fast prospect so different from any other dog I had trained. And then, I met Alison. What a delight it has been to work with her. She has always been able to give me the tips I needed to keep us progressing forward in a positive fashion. She has always been able to figure out what we needed in each stage of our journey. At close to three years of age, my young dog is turning into a strong partner and a joy to run. Alison always has a new challenge for us when we train but it is presented in a way we are able to work through it in no time. I highly recommend her to others. You won’t be disappointed.
– Mary & Bolt
I have been running agility for several years with my dog Murray. During this time I watched Alison run her dogs. When the opportunity to take a class from her came available, we were there! Our class was not your “regular” class of agility dogs. No Border Collies for sure! My “agility” Otterhound, a Great Pyrenees, a German Shepard and a Sheltie! Alison tailored each training session toward the teams skill level making sure our dogs succeeded using only positive methods of training
– Alison & Adler
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