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Alpha Dog Academy offered no cost training for the dogs in our rescue. I loved that each dog's individual traits were identified first and then the group was taught to work together as team. It is so much fun to get training and socialization all in one. The dogs have a great time and their minds get quite the work out. To describe the trainer Rayfield in one word - PATIENT. Wow, I wish I had even half of his patience. Professional and fun!
Rayfield Baisley is a knowledgeable and caring dog behavior consultant. He generously volunteered his time and talents to help establish Canine Assisted Therapy, and is the content creator of the B.A.R.K. program we utilize today within our pack readers program. It was with his insightful evaluations of many of our therapy dog programs that we were always able to help ensure we had teams serving in a facility that is befitting of the dogs temperament and personality. He coached our therapy dog handlers on reading canine body language and ways to ensure the therapy experiences were always beneficial for the patients they are visiting, and for the dogs and handlers as well. Canine Assisted Therapy is fortunate to have worked so long with Rayfield and thanks him for being a fellow rescue advocate.
I recommend Alpha Dog Academy almost daily to people who need assistance with their pets. Rayfield is a life saver ... literally! When the public comes to me, they’re often at their wits end and ready to relinquish their dog to a shelter. After I calm them down and tell them that Rayfield is on his way, the real magic happens. He’s been able to put peace back into homes and keep families together. That is critical in our line of work. Rayfield jumps at the chance to help any animal, even if he’s not going to be compensated. He’s constantly helping animals in need. You can call him day or night and he’s there to help! His primary concern is to have a happy pet in a happy home. I’m thrilled Rayfield is out there in the trenches helping animals in our community and beyond. We (and they) need him!
Rayfield is a very special dog trainer- most intuitive and knowledgeable in an area taken for granted these days. He has been instrumental in helping us find dogs homes, and most of all, KEEPING dogs in their homes. We are very grateful to his support of us, and the many dogs whose futures would be very different without his intervention. I am proud to recommend and endorse Alpha Dog Academy.
Rayfield is worth his weight in gold. Not only does he respond immediately to any plea for help, but he will also travel long-distances to do in-home visits to work with the dogs that are perilously close to losing their homes usually due to human error.Sitting in on a recent three hour session with him in Tampa made me a firm believer that he knows what he is doing and, most importantly, the dogs respond to and respect him. Rayfield also follows up and maintains close ties with those that he has worked with to ensure continued success.Florida Boxer Rescue is fortunate to have the benefit of his experience and we are looking forward to many, many years of working together to ensure our Boxers are given the best chance possible for successful, happy lives.
Rayfield trained two of my dogs during the past decade; Oreo and Roxie. I've owned dogs all of my life and have worked with many trainers. Rayfield tops the list hands-down. His technique of working with the dogs' behavior and making them understand new commands is outstanding. Once the dogs learn the commands, then he trains the owner and the owners' behavior and attitude. Astonishing results on all counts. Aside from being a sensational dog trainer, Rayfield is a person whom I admire, trust and respect. He's been an asset to my dogs as well as an asset to me.
Rayfield works very diligently with dogs, and uses his keen doggy sense to actually fix the underlining issues, not just mask them. Excellent advice is given by the bundle. He is a true dog lover and does his best to improve the dog-dog relationship and human-dog relationship. He works around your schedule, always answers questions and provides great insight into what works best. He is a breath of fresh air. I highly recommend Rayfield.
Rayfield is incredibly personable and understanding. He listened to our concerns and really worked with us to reinforce what our dogs were learning during training. We saw a noticeable difference in our dogs’ behavior after just one session. Strongly recommend! Rayfield’s knowledge, skills & positive training style is so very effective & he creates a wonderful learning environment. Loved the sessions! I have a new understanding about my dogs and myself.
Rayfield's positive techniques and advice have been sanity saving for our family. Most importantly, they work. He has trained us as much as the dog. After being kicked out of puppy class, I didn't have much hope for our rescue dog Jackson. Rayfield was recommended to us and in one lesson had him walking with another dog. When our family situation changed and the dog was not adjusting well, he came right over to help us. He is very accessible via phone, text, etc and answers any questions you have. His positive attitude and interactions with dogs has made working with him a wonderful experience.
Thank you, Rayfield and Alpha Dog Academy, for the informative behavior phone consultation today. I can't believe how my dogs responded to your simple, yet effective suggestions. I look forward to learning more, now that I have booked an in-home training session. I can't wait for you to meet my dogs!
Rayfield is a trainer unlike any other. He genuinely CARES about you and your dog with obvious passion and understanding. His training methods are enriching, bringing you understanding of your dog to a whole new level. His generosity with time, knowledge and good spirit showed me he's got the heart of a canine!