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Montreal’s Dog Trainer & Behaviour Modification Expert for over 25 years!

Meet Nick Zevgolis – Montreal’s Leading Dog Training Expert. Professional help in all aspects of Dog Training:

  • Puppy selection
  • Successfully raising a well balanced puppy
  • Puppy training
  • Obedience training
  • Help with obedience issues
  • Help with dogs that trainers and methods failed with.
  • Consultations for canine
  • Courses for Confidence building
  • Socialization
  • Behavioural problems such as:
  • Reactivity
  • Fear Aggression/Avoidance
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Soiling in the house
  • Excessive Barking

Proudly helping Humans and their K9’s for over 2 decades!  Using scientific, proven and humane dog training methods. 

 

Montreal Dog Trainer Nick Zevgolis of Family K9 Dog Training

Montreal Dog Trainer Nick Zevgolis of Family K9 Dog Training

Help Your Dog Today!

Have a well behaved dog!

Montreal Dog trainer –  Family K9 Dog Training – Has been providing professional dog training services to Montreal Dog Owners dog owners  for over 25 years!  Nick is often called upon by dog owners who have already tried to train their dogs with other dog trainers and not been able to achieve quality results.

In home dog training, one on one private dog training courses at the kennel and in kennel boarding and training options are available.

Professional Dog Training Services Montreal

Referred by Veterinarians, Dog Trainers, Groomers and of course, Dog Owners.

Nick is a big believer in providing the highest level of service to his clients and their dogs. He enjoys relationships with many clients that have spanned over the course working with of multiple dogs.  Family K9 Dog Training guarantees its training programs (except for Puppy Pre School since this is just the very beginning of raising an obedient dog).

Building Human / Canine relationships

Through training, communication and understanding.


Family K9  has proudly earned it’s reputation the old fashioned way.  By providing Montreal area dog owners with the best dog training available for over 25 years. Attention to detail , professionalism  and treating  clients and their dogs with the utmost caring and respect. Backing all this up with a  guarantee.

In the 25 plus years that Family K9 Dog Training has been in business there have been a proliferation of new dog trainers that crop up each year.  Anyone can claim to be a dog trainer – please make sure you are working with a professional who has a long standing track record of success in canine training.

Nick is sought after in the training of from across Canada, the US and abroad as well.  See the Dogs trained across Canada and USA page for details.

Obedience Training, Behavioural Modification and Dog Training Consultations

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Jason Wolofsky
Jason Wolofsky
2023-11-02
Max, our 3.5-year-old, 70-pound golden doodle, is a gentle giant who's wonderful with kids and not at all aggressive. However, his needy behavior when people come over, his penchant for pulling during walks due to his incredible strength, and his selective hearing when it comes to commands without food were starting to pose some challenges. That's when we decided to seek the expertise of Max Dog Trainer Nick. After a three-week training program, Max returned as a completely transformed dog. While he's still very needy, we now have the tools to correct this behavior. Walking with him has become much more manageable, and when he gets hyper, we can put him in his designated "place." We've heard great things about Nick from friends who've used his services, and the hype is real! We're thrilled with Max's progress, though the real work is ongoing once you're back home. Nonetheless, Nick has armed us with all the right tools, and he's been incredibly responsive via email for any questions or concerns. We couldn't be happier with the results.
beverley
beverley
2023-10-29
After having tried another dog trainer and gotten nowhere I really hesitated to try working with someone else. I was so pleasantly surprised and impressed with Nick and the results that he got from our puppy. He really cares about the dogs and understands how they think and how to get the most from them. He sets up realistic goals and teaches the owners how to use his training in every day situations and they have made the biggest difference to the way that we feel when we are with our dog. We gave Nick a puppy that we were having a lot of trouble with and we picked up a dog that was so well behaved and pleasant to be around. He’s a completely different dog
.its incredible that Nick was able to achieve this in a few weeks! We are enjoying and loving every second with our dog and owe this completely to the time that he spent with Nick. Nick truly is wonderful and was a real life saver for us 🙂
Luc Richer
Luc Richer
2023-10-28
Great experience and highly recommended
Joane Osei Owusu
Joane Osei Owusu
2023-10-20
If you are hesitating about whether to have your dog trained by Nick, the answer is simple: just do it. The results are phenomenal! My dog Luna is a 3-year-old Labrador who is very reactive and nervous. During walks, she used to lunge and bark excessively at other dogs, cars, trucks, skateboards, school buses, motorcycles—you name it. I've even memorized my neighborhood's schedule to avoid encountering these triggers. I dreaded walking her because it was not only stressful for me but also for her. Additionally, she weighs 60 pounds and is a strong puller. I've tried front harnesses, back harnesses, gentle leaders, but nothing worked. She often walked me instead of the other way around. Luna was also fearful at home, only trusting me, my brothers, and my dad. Strangely, she was afraid of my mom, which led to her biting my mom several times. My mom gave me an ultimatum: either Luna goes to a shelter or sees a dog behaviorist to get better. Giving her up was not an option as I love my dog with all my heart, but I also wanted a peaceful home dynamic. Both my mom and Luna deserve to feel safe and comfortable. I had previously seen three trainers. One used a shock collar for "discipline," another used hotdogs to distract her, and the third yelled at her. Clearly, none of these methods worked and only made her condition worse. I decided to take the plunge and reach out to Nick. We started with a consultation to discuss our expectations and assess Luna. During the consultation, he took the time to answer all my questions and educate me about Luna's body language. I didn't realize that my dog was giving me signs of discomfort in certain situations. With this new information, I decided that the best option was to send Luna for the 3-week kennel training. Nick kept me updated on Luna's progress, sending pictures and videos. I could see that Luna had bonded with him and was genuinely happy, which put me at ease. During the transfer lesson, Nick took the time to teach my brother and me how to communicate with Luna and how to properly walk her. Luna trusted Nick, and I could see their interactions; to me, that's a true "leader." When we went home, Luna was a completely different dog. She was confident and no longer barked at school buses during our walks, which was a huge success. Now, she even walks up to my mom to be petted in the morning. He even emails me from time to time to ask how Luna is doing. He truly cares about the job he does. I can't thank Nick enough for everything he has done. Luna is truly happy, our family is at peace, our walks are so much more enjoyable, and I can walk her at any time of the day. That's all I could ask for.
Luca Xavier
Luca Xavier
2023-10-13
If you are hesitating in working with Nick, maybe I can help you make what is ultimately a really big decision easier. I booked a consultation with Nick for my 1.5 year old Kangal x Caucasian Shepherd girl. Within 15 minutes I knew I would be working with Nick in the future. The consultation let me know that my girl was in good hands and she would make strides in her training to make both our lives easier. After 3 weeks with Nick in the board and train program, I had tons of questions which were answered in both the follow up sessions and online. Already my dog and I live a better life because of the foundation we have built. I feel like I myself have become an amateur dog trainer in what Nick has taught me. I have the tools and confidence now to continue working with my dog. I look forward to doing some advanced training with Nick in the future and so does my girl.
Mark Goren
Mark Goren
2023-09-21
Our experience with Nick could not have been more positive. Firstly, Nick is a tremendous person. Second, he really understands how to make his message stick while teaching us how to train our two dogs. Other trainers base their methods on rewarding your dog with treats. Nick gets to the psychology of the dog, helping you understand what dogs need from their families, and how to make your dog feel safe when with you. That’s the key. We couldn’t recommend Nick more.
L-P Therrien
L-P Therrien
2023-09-20
Can’t recommend enough!!!! I sent my 3 y/o boxer (Tucker) for a 3 week board and train with Nick and I could not believe the results when I got him back. I can finally enjoy my walks with my dog, I am not worried about him running around and barking when people knock on my door. He was always soooo excited/distracted by everything. He had no impulse control. He can finally relax and rely on my commands to know what is expected of him. The work still has to be put in at home to maintain the work Nick did but the rules are so clear now. I am forever grateful that Nick allowed me to have this peaceful and trusting relationship with my dog.
Ann DĂ©ry
Ann DĂ©ry
2023-09-18
We just finished dog obedience classes with Nick. It is difficult to put into a few words the positive and exceptional experience we had with Nick. We are a couple in our 50s with an 18 year old boy and Kobe is our first dog ever. We took puppy pre school and obedience classes with Nick from family K9 dog training. Firstly, Nick has an undeniable understanding of canine psychology, he has a way of explaining each technique to us with simplicity and clarity and with each practice the results were there. Kobe is a goldendoodle who is anxious and reactive towards other dogs. We were discouraged at times because we do a lot of outdoor sports and each time we became nervous about our dog's reaction. With the training, Nick was able to give us the confidence and teaching necessary to better understand Kobe's behavior and manage his reactivity. Throughout the training there was a feeling of care, support and we were guided with good techniques to improve Kobe's behavior. Our meetings with Nick were always friendly, informative and everything took place with a mixture of humor, which calmed our nervousness. I recommend Nick to anyone looking for a qualified trainer who is an expert in his field and who provides excellent personalized support to his clients! Today, thanks to our training, we are able to help Kobe manage his nervousness and reactivity, which makes our outings more enjoyable! A big thank you to Nick for everything! Ann and Patrick
Tamara Arbeiter
Tamara Arbeiter
2023-09-11
Nick is simply excellent. We came to him nervous and anxious after our 2yo Bernese Roxy began to show some signs of situational aggression. At the same time we wanted to work on other things - walking, place, leaving food etc. Training was as much, if not more, for us. Nick not only reassured us that Roxy is an amazing dog, but that she is extremely trainable and a pleasure to work with. He was patient, kind, direct and probably the best trainer for our dog. He got right on her level and she adores him. Highly highly recommend!!!
Maryvonne Robert
Maryvonne Robert
2023-08-22
Je ne peux que dire merci Ă  Nick pour le support et la confiance qu’il nous a donnĂ© envers notre chien Trotsky. Quand nous avons amenĂ© Trotsky pour son Ă©valuation, Nick nous a donnĂ© l’heure juste sur ce que nous pouvions nous attendre d’un entraĂźnement, avec les dĂ©fis de Trotsky. Par contre, il nous a bien dit que tous les chiens peuvent s’amĂ©liorer. Pour la petite histoire de Trotsky, nous l’avons eu pendant la COVID. DĂšs son arrivĂ©, Trotsky rĂ©agissait Ă  TOUT ce qu’il rencontrait pendant les marches et TOUT ce que nous pouvions dĂ©placer ou ajouter dans la maison incluant de nouveaux humains en visite! Nous avons vu un vĂ©tĂ©rinaire en comportement canin, une entraĂźneuse qui est venue Ă  la maison pour finalement commencer une mĂ©dication mais aucun changement ou amĂ©lioration. En fĂ©vrier 2022, mon conjoint et dĂ©cĂ©dĂ© et nous nous sommes retrouvĂ©s, les enfants et moi avec notre Trotsky, qui est un amour dans la maison, quand nous sommes seuls avec lui, Ă  nous organiser dans notre nouvelle vie. Les enfants avaient peur de sortir Trotsky parce qu’ils n’arrivaient pas Ă  le contrĂŽler. Comme il Ă©tait hors de question de nous sĂ©parer de lui, nous sommes allĂ© voir Nick et maintenant, 1 mois plus tard, Trotsky de retour Ă  la maison, la vie est plus facile. Trotsky arrive Ă  marcher plus longtemps, Ă  garder le focus et Ă  Ă©couter les commandements. Est-ce qu’il rĂ©agit encore? Oui, mais beaucoup moins et il arrivera avec de l’entraĂźnement et notre constance, Ă  ĂȘtre un chien plus calme, moins anxieux et agrĂ©able Ă  marcher . Trotsky est avec nous pour longtemps et un merci du fond du cƓur Ă  Nick pour l’énergie qu’il a mis envers Trotsky et ainsi permettre Ă  notre famille d’avoir de beaux moments avec notre chien Ă  l’extĂ©rieur de la maison. Et, on peut maintenant recevoir des gens Ă  la maison 😁 Thank

Book Your Dog’s Training or Consultation Today!

Get help for your dog’s behaviour.


Training for you and your puppy to get started in a positive direction!

Puppies love to learn and teaching them good habits is much easier than correcting bad ones later on.  This course is designed to help people with puppies aged between 8-16 weeks old get started on the right track . 
Topics covered:

  • Crate training
  • Socialization
  • Housebreaking
  • How to properly play with your puppy. The most effective ways to do this to promote good habits, motivation, bonding and avoid problematic behaviour.
  • Avoiding separation anxiety
  • Teaching manners  such as not jumping, not nipping and not chewing or destroying items.
  • Light obedience
  • And much much more
 

Hands on training with you, your K9 buddy and Nick @ your home or at the kennel!

This course is designed for the owner who would like to have solid, obedience & control of their dog. Commands such as: sit, heel, come, place, leave it & off. Obedience as well as house manners are addressed and the course is taught in six 1-hour lessons.

All dogs should have good manners. Learning not to jump up on people and furniture, not to chew and destroy things which could be dangerous for your dog, not to bark excessively etc ..

Want to refine or take your dogs training to the next level?

Private obedience, coaching to help with your dogs’ existing training can be a very useful way to ameliorate your skill set.

Family K9’s most comprehensive dog training package!

Three weeks to a happy and obedient companion that you can confidently take anywhere. Your dog will receive daily lessons and playtime with the other dog as well as tons of TLC.

At the end of the dog’s training, Nick will teach you how to properly maintain your dog’s training for the rest of his/her life.

Nick’s methods are gentle and encouraging & help to strengthen the bond between human and dog. Family K9 is so confident in this service that it is backed it with a Lifetime guarantee.

This training package is in high demand with limited space available. Advanced reservations are required.

Nick & Boss – German Shepherd Dog in Training

In certain cases a consultation can prove very useful when we need to asses a dog’s behaviour prior to training. Or for those who live very far away a phone consultation is the next best thing to training together in a hands on fashion.

Montreal dog trainer videos

Dog training videos. Covering a wide range of dog breeds and mixes, temperaments, drives. With a focus on helping owners of canine companions meet their needs and goals.

Indy – Border Collie Mix. Trained Fall 2022. 

No more pulling on leash

Focused heeling, communication and cooperation.

From playful dogs who pull on leash to get everywhere quicker to dog reactive dogs.

Dog Training for special needs dogs

Dogs possess very impressive adaptability

Teaching canine manners

Teaching dogs not to jump up, not to bite or bark excessively or steal/destroy  items

Reactive dog Training

Dog Training with an expert who has been providing dog training solutions for 3 decades!  

Help improve your dog’s behaviour today!

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Jason Wolofsky
Jason Wolofsky
2023-11-02T03:17:28+0000
Max, our 3.5-year-old, 70-pound golden doodle, is a gentle giant who's wonderful with kids and not at all aggressive.... However, his needy behavior when people come over, his penchant for pulling during walks due to his incredible strength, and his selective hearing when it comes to commands without food were starting to pose some challenges. That's when we decided to seek the expertise of Max Dog Trainer Nick. After a three-week training program, Max returned as a completely transformed dog. While he's still a very needy, we now have the tools to correct this behavior. Walking with him has become much more manageable, and when he gets hyper, we can put him in his designated "place." We've heard great things about Nick from friends who've used his services, and the hype is real! We're thrilled with Max's progress, though the real work is ongoing once you're back home. Nonetheless, Nick has armed us with all the right tools, and he's been incredibly responsive via email for any questions or concerns. We couldn't be happier with the results.read more
Kimberly Camacho
Kimberly Camacho
2023-05-15T16:49:23+0000
We enrolled our 2-year-old Shiba Inu, Mochi, in a 3-week in-kennel training program due to her serious degrees dog... agression and reactivity. Nick, demonstrated exceptional skills in handling her while also helping us understand and respect her boundaries. Not only did Nick bring about a significant improvement in Mochi’s behaviour and leash walking within just a few weeks, but he also proved to be incredibly reliable. He was always available to answer any questions or concerns along the way and provided tailored options that suited Mochi’s specific needs. We wholeheartedly recommend Nick to anyone in need of a trainer. He is truly blessed and gifted in what he does, and we are forever grateful for the strengthened bond he helped us build with Mochi.read more
Moose Murphy
Moose Murphy
2019-10-12T12:07:33+0000
Nick’s commitment to teaching Shiloh and educating us was unparalleled. Our puppy came home confident, calm, attentive... and happy. Knowing that Nick’s dedication to support and guide us as Shiloh progresses is a testament to his passion in training. We are so fortunate to have had such a rewarding experience and beyond grateful. đŸŸShiloh and family💚read more
Maroussia Ramo
Maroussia Ramo
2019-06-26T15:14:09+0000
Nick first of all we want to say thank you! We sent our girl Shelby a german shepherd with SEVERE fear agression for... the 3 week in kennel training... and it was simply the BEST decision we made!Let me tell you Shelby was a piece of work for us before... we were stressed out to take her out because she would just explode at the sight of a dog or person (bark, lunge, growl). We tried about 3-4 personal trainers.. with absolutely NO success... When we found Family K9 we were at our last resort and were ready to do anything to help out our girl and ourselves live better lives !When we got there she went crazy barking, growling and all that.... but Nick built such and incredible bond with our dog and she just loved him!Nick did MIRACLES for our dog! In 3 weeks she came back to us a different dog, still fearful because that's just how she is but so much more trusting of us and controlled when faced with a stress factor! We crossed dogs, we had people over only a day after going to get her and we had NO reaction from her !! she looked more relaxed and that made us all so much more relaxed!Nick took the time to explain to us every detail of our dog's "Psychology" and gave us SO many tools that work wonders !We would recommend Family K9 any day! What he did for us and for our big girl Shelby is a miracle and we could never say thank you enough!read more
Catherine Groulx
Catherine Groulx
2019-01-22T15:44:48+0000
J'Ă©cris ce commentaire en toute modestie parce que je pense qu'il peut vous aider si vous ĂȘtes dans la mĂȘme situation... que moi.Voici l'histoire de Mako. Mako est un Cane Corso/Grand Danois X Redbone Coonhound/Malinois de 2 ans. Donc, un chien ayant Ă©normĂ©ment d'Ă©nergie tout en Ă©tant gigantesque.Mako a bĂ©nĂ©ficiĂ© du service "board and train" de 3 semaines avec Nick. Malheureusement pour moi, Mako porte trĂšs bien son nom. Depuis, qu'il est tout petit, il mord, saute sur les gens, vole des objets interdits, ouvre les portes et se sauve etc. Tous les comportements nĂ©gatifs qu'un chien peut avoir, Mako les avait. J'avais honte de mon chien et honte de mes capacitĂ©s en tant que maĂźtre. Mes consultations avec des entraĂźneurs en renforcements positifs n'ont jamais eu les rĂ©sultats prĂ©vus pour contrer les mauvais comportements et mon chien me considĂ©rait comme une distributrice de gĂąteries. Je suis la propriĂ©taire d'un chien tellement "hyper" qu'il a mangĂ© 3 cages et un mur pour ne pas faire son "temps de punition". Vous voyez le genre? Bref, mon chien Ă©tait devenu un adulte de 125lbs et il Ă©tait dangereux. Il a envoyĂ© 3 personnes Ă  l'hĂŽpital parce qu'il Ă©tait trop excitĂ©. J'ai pris mes responsabilitĂ©s mĂȘme si cela reprĂ©sente un investissement d'argent important. Mako est revenu transformĂ©. Il est plus calme dans la maison. Il ne cherche plus Ă  voler des objets pour me faire rĂ©agir. Je peux vider et remplir le lave-vaisselle sans crainte. Il ne charge plus la fenĂȘtre en grognant si quelqu'un passe devant chez moi. Je peux avoir des invitĂ©s et Mako reste Ă  sa place si je lui demande. Nous pouvons souper en paix. Il a tellement de focus que je peux jouer Ă  tirer et faire de l'obĂ©issance avancĂ©e avec lui. Il Ă©coute mes commandes! J'ai mĂȘme pu lui apprendre Ă  mettre sa museliĂšre et Ă  entrer dans sa cage sans crise. En laisse, il ne tire plus Ă  moins de voir un Ă©cureuil ou un autre chien et je n'ai qu'Ă  le rappeler Ă  l'ordre pour qu'il reprenne sa place derriĂšre moi. C'est incroyable! Il a un comportement exemplaire dans la maison, dans la cour et en laisse au pied. J'en suis maintenant au point de faire des exercices en longe avec distractions. Mon seul problĂšme est son agressivitĂ© envers les autres chiens sans laisse et nous y travaillons trĂšs fort. Qu'on se comprenne bien, votre chien reviendra probablement complĂštement obĂ©issant en laisse et sans laisse. Par contre, si vous avez un chien de travail trĂšs exigeant, vous devrez continuer Ă  maintenir les commandes quotidiennement. J'ai maintenant beaucoup de plaisir avec mon chien. Je peux mieux communiquer avec lui. Il me respecte. L'investissement en valait la peine et je n'hĂ©siterai pas Ă  confier un autre chien Ă  Nick lorsque le moment sera venu. Pensez-y, cela reprĂ©sente peut-ĂȘtre beaucoup d'argent sur le coup mais combien peut vous coĂ»ter une poursuite si votre chien blesse quelqu'un ou un autre chien? J'espĂšre que mon commentaire vous a aidĂ© Ă  prendre une dĂ©cision et je remercie Nick pour sa persĂ©vĂ©rance avec Mako. Il a sauvĂ© mon chien d'une euthanasie certaine. Merci! Hey Nick! Thank you for your time with Mako. He is now a perfect gentleman inside. I can walk him without his halti. I am training him for competition heeling, sit, down, stand with 50 feet long leash JUST FOR FUN! I can't believe it! He loves to work! He mastered the "out" command so I can play tug with him now. Now I see the amazing working dog he is! Thanks to you! You told me that I had a F1 and I didn't know how to drive. Thank you for telling me the truth. I'm now a better handler and Mako and I enjoy working together. Thanks! See you in a few months for the "refresh" class. You wouldn't believe how far we've come!read more
Martine Labelle
Martine Labelle
2018-02-01T17:22:01+0000
Spooky est une chienne de 5 ans avec un comportement trÚs craintif. Nick a su lui apprendre à résorber sa peur et... faire d'elle un chien beaucoup plus flexible. Les résultats sont époustouflants, j'ai tellement aimé que lundi prochain, Nick passera prendre mon chiot pour l'entrainer elle aussi!Encore milles merci Nick tu es mon sauveur.read more
Julie Munro
Julie Munro
2017-05-16T00:37:22+0000
Nick, Thank you so much for the time spent and energy spent training my dog Mali. After a few weeks back home, I can... tell you how still impressed I am to see the changes in her behaviour. Before the training, I could tell that my dog was stressed and reactive in a lot of situations, especially at home. Now, I can tell that she is more relaxed and laid back, she is very attentive and focus on our commands and she enjoys life around the house so much more, and so do we. I recommend you and your services to anyone who has some issues with their dogs, whatever the issue is! Thanks again!! 🙂read more
Peter Labetis
Peter Labetis
2017-05-09T20:53:32+0000
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2017-03-24T15:50:26+0000
We could not have asked for a better outcome. Nick was patient and thorough with us and Stella, our 6 month old Black... Lab. We cannot put into words how grateful we are to have had Nick train Stella for her puppy class and intensive obedience class. We will definitely be recommending him to every dog owner we know and will be using him for all future dogs.read more
Lorna Peters
Lorna Peters
2017-01-26T01:39:44+0000
After only 3 sessions with you, Razor has done exceptionally well with his training. I've had many people comment on... how well behaved he is & have referred you to many. Today while walking, someone stopped their car to compliment me on how well behaved he is .. amazing feeling.Thank you Nick!!read more
Francine Goldberg
Francine Goldberg
2016-09-15T15:17:40+0000
Nick is not even 5 stars, he is 10 stars. He is the best trainer in Montreal. Nothing is too daunting for him,... nothing is too difficult . He can handle the most complicated issues. I have a medical clinic and his training with Finn is almost miraculous. Words fail me to express how thrilled we are.read more
Chris Katsa
Chris Katsa
2016-07-30T13:13:14+0000
Too often we let good deeds and good people get pushed aside in the swirl of the day-to-day activities of life. While... understandable, we believe that a general lack of acknowledgement faintly supports the idea that positive interactions are no different than negative interactions.With that in mind, we wanted to share our experiences working with Nick Zevgolis owner of FamilyK9.As parents of a severely autistic boy, we wanted to ensure our dogs transition in the family unit, would be a happy, healthy and balanced experience that would not disrupt (only assist and support) the inherent delicate life dynamics of a household with a handicapped kid.We enrolled in Nick’s private intensive In Home Obedience – On and Off Leash training course hoping he could teach us how to work with our dog as well as help guide and train our young Shiloh Shepherd named Angel for our complicated lifestyle.From our very first training session, we’ve been amazed at how professional, knowledgeable, caring and discreet Nick has been with all of us. Throughout the training course, we’ve become quite fond of Nick as has Angel. He has treated us as something other than just a customer and he has given Angel a steady dose of love and effective training.Nick has been honest, forthright, kind and professional with us, in every interaction we’ve had with him.We would highly recommend Nick to anyone who is looking for a dog trainer; he is hands down one of the best out there!In closing we would like express our gratitude to Nick and let him know that our support goes beyond kind words, the whole experience from beginning to end was truly enriching, enlightening and always fun.The family of Angel the Shiloh Shepherdread more
Joy Kucer
Joy Kucer
2015-11-02T04:01:35+0000
Nick is a gentle man who cares about his people and their dogs. His results are outstanding! Thank you Nick,Bobby,Joy... and Dan.read more
Ellen Doyle Sullivan
Ellen Doyle Sullivan
2015-08-27T19:24:29+0000
I have had 2 dogs trained through Nick - I drove them up from Cape Cod and it was well worth the trips !! He is a... great trainer and 12 years later, Skyla and Hanzee are both wonderful, well mannered dogs!! I would travel to Montreal again for training if we ever get another dog ( or when).read more
Vicky Arghiriu
Vicky Arghiriu
2015-04-07T19:24:25+0000
You will never be able to find someone as dedicated as Nick. He is presently training our Cane Corso Porsha and we know... she is in the best of hands. 10Years ago he also trained our German Shepard and til today Vulcan has been such an amazing dog!!!Thanks for everything!!read more
Jonathan Levitt
Jonathan Levitt
2015-04-02T20:13:52+0000
Stephanie Margaret Cochrane
Stephanie Margaret Cochrane
2015-02-26T19:24:33+0000
We could not be happier with the training program, along with the quality of service,support and results!!!
Peter Elikann
Peter Elikann
2014-10-27T02:07:41+0000
I’m not one who usually endorses businesses, but I am so motivated to write this and, at the same time, not sound like... some kind of giddy fan.We sent two incorrigible Dobermans to Nick and their transformation was nothing short of a miracle. It was an 11-hour round-trip drive from where we live in Boston, Massachusetts which I, initially, thought was a bit extreme on our part. Yet I discovered that we, by no means, would win any awards for traveling so far to use Nick as others have, apparently, flown in from all over the United States and the world.The thing that shines through more than anything is Nick Zevgolis’s over-riding love for dogs. I think if I, personally, worked with dogs around the clock, I would get a bit jaded and blasĂ© about them and start to look at them as a job that I had to get through. But Nick, remarkably, remains enamored of each new one as he seems to delight in their individual personalities, quirks, and idiosyncrasies and appears to look at each dog as a challenge to win over and make that dog’s life that much better. So the irony is that Nick seems to be, simultaneously, a no-nonsense firm instructor with a tough self-confidence that will not be out-willed by a dog . . . while also being the most affectionate dog-lover. Ultimately, this forceful taskmaster is successful partially because the dogs just love him. The other piece seems to be (and I know the phrase “dog whisperer” tends to be popularly bandied about too much lately) that he does uncannily get into their heads and intuitively “get” them. Nick is also just a pleasure to work with. We were in the area for several days when our dogs’ training came to an end and he insisted we work with him and the dogs together even though they had already been trained. He was available to us almost around the clock and, even though it was a weekend, made it clear that he would stay with us from the crack of dawn until very late at night helping us work with our dogs if we wanted to. None of this was an extra charge. It wasn’t just a financial generosity, but, more importantly, a generosity of spirit. I have the definite impression that, when it comes to Nick, the money part of things is almost a secondary afterthought. I truly worry about this guy who seems like, if he could afford to, he would give away all his time to making happier the lives of his beloved dogs. But all this nice guy, dog-loving aspect that I write about wouldn’t count if what he does did not work. Nick Zevgolis is the singular most effective results-oriented dog trainer bar none.read more
Rosie Sacks
Rosie Sacks
2014-09-21T04:32:35+0000
Nick is the only one I would ever entrust my dog, Chloe, with...his love and compassion for his dogs is evident at... first meeting him...he considers all the dogs he trains as family, and treats them as such....he excels in his ability as a trainer and goes above and beyond...Chloe loves him and considers it a treat to spend time with him...Thank you, Nick!!!read more
Herta Laporte
Herta Laporte
2014-07-13T12:47:50+0000
MY ROTTI KELLY WAS HARD TO HANDLE ,HE TOOK ME FOR WALKS,CHASED EVERY THING THAT MOVED,HE WEIGHS 120 POUNDS.------THANKS... TO NICK,HE IS NOW THE BEST BEHAVED DOG ,HE IS OFF LEACH MOST OF THE TIME IN OUR LITTLE FARM,HE FOLLOWS US AROUND AND DOES NOT CHASE ANYTHING.THANKS AGAIN NICK.read more
Rick Gioia
Rick Gioia
2014-02-21T02:42:31+0000
I hate to admit this - but - Lola is in much better hands with Nick than she is with me.
Maria Hamakiotis
Maria Hamakiotis
2014-02-20T22:58:44+0000
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