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Canada / US Dog Training

Over the years, Nick has had the pleasure of working with dog owners from across Canada and the USA.

It’s been a wonderful and interesting ride.  A very flattering one at that. Especially when considering how many dog trainers exist between the starting point where the owner lives, and Nick being hundreds of kilometres away. 

From the Maritimes to the West Coast of Canada as well as the Eastern Seaboard of the US to LA and everywhere in between – here is just a small sample of some of the folks who have sought out Family K9 Dog Training & Nick Zevgolis to help with their dogs training.  

I am touched and grateful to have been a  part of the relationship with your dogs.

Nick Zevgolis

 

Kim with 2 Boxers From Niagara Falls, Ontario

Kim & 2 boxers from Niagara Falls, Ontario 2004

“I was told by my real estate agent that they are the best behaved dogs she has ever met – and they’re still pups!! We sat at the kitchen table sorting through an offer that came through and they were great. She forgot they were even sitting there. “

-Kim Komer

Leslie and Peter from Boston, Massachusetts with 3 Dobermans

Leslie & Peter with 3 Dobermans from Boston 2003-2014

“It was an 11-hour round-trip drive from where we live in Boston, Massachusetts … The thing that shines through more than anything is Nick Zevgolis’s over-riding love for dogs. Nick is also just a pleasure to work with… he insisted we work with him and the dogs together even though they had already been trained. Nick Zevgolis is the singular most effective results-oriented dog trainer bar none.”

-Peter Elikann

Ellen with 2 Dutch Shepherds From Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Ellen from Cape Cod, Massachusetts with 2 Dutch Shepherds 2006/7/8

“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).”

-Ellen Sullivan

Archer from Kansas with 2 Dutch Shepherds

Archer from Kansas City with 2 Dutch Shepherds 2003

Just a short message to let you know how much I enjoyed Nitro and Ida after you worked with them.

I thought that you should know because you did such a fine job with both of them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

-Archer Lewis

Michael with Tino – a rescue   from Los Angeles, California

Michael From Los Angeles, Ca with Tino 2018


Tino’s Owner Michael Konyves is a renowned film and TV writer & producer. Michael Konyves is the Executive Producer/Showrunner of the Netflix drama Bad Blood, for which he won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Drama Writing, and the series was twice nominated for Best Drama Series (taken from IMDB). Michael is an animal lover and a really nice person who also trained his previous dog named Cheese with Nick.

Paddy from Kingston, Ontario & Parker a rescued Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Paddy from Kingston, Ontario with Parker a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

“Hi Nick,  I hope that you can use this as a letter of reference…it comes from the heart.” Just a note to say all is going very well with Parker.  I am very grateful that a friend referred me to you…had she not I am sure I would have had to re-home Parker.

My wish is to pass this message on to other people who might be having difficulties with their new or old dogs.  .. so here is Parker to tell them all about you and what you have done for him. I just think it will sound better coming from him.

Things weren’t going very well for me or my new family.  I desperately wanted to belong here and be happy… but I didn’t know how.  I know my new family were very disappointed and stressed because I heard them talkingabout possibly having to make other arrangements for me.   My Vet told them that I had missed the very important socialization period and that it would take a lot of hard work and patience to help me.    Lucky for me they found out from one of their friends about you Nick and Family K9… I think I was at your kennel within a week.

Things weren’t going very well for me or my new family.  I desperately wanted to belong here and be happy… but I didn’t know how.  I know my new family were very disappointed and stressed because I heard them talkingabout possibly having to make other arrangements for me.   My Vet told them that I had missed the very important socialization period and that it would take a lot of hard work and patience to help me.    Lucky for me they found out from one of their friends about you Nick and Family K9… I think I was at your kennel within a week.

You made me feel secure….my family too.  I still don’t know for sure how you did it but I’m not afraid on walks…. the noises in the backyard don’t make me bark and if something scares me one of my family can put me at ease with the command (Leave it).  I still start to bark when someone comes to the door but I am quickly in my place and quiet until I am invited to come and say hello… which I like to do because I am really starting to like people .

One of the people in my family is small and he likes to play ball with me… I can’t believe that I barked and growled at him just a month or so ago…I just love him now.  This might sound a bit like I am bragging but people comment about how attentive and well mannered on am on the leash..  Oh!! last thing when I hear ” Parker come” like a flash I am there…I get lots of points for that.  I know my family thinks I have become a pretty good dog and if they keep doing what you told them to do  I will keep getting better!!.

I am eternally grateful to you Nick …I only  wish I lived nearby so that I could come and stay with you when my family goes away without me.”

Paddy Crossman Kingston, Ontario


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