Nicole, Michael & Franklin


We could not recommend At Attention Dog Training enough to puppy parents! Our dog, Franklin was our first puppy and we were a little (extremely) lost when it came to training. The Puppy BootCamp program at Attention Dog Training was a game changer for both us and our dog. During the 6 week program, we learned invaluable skills that we use daily. Our trainer Katherine, was patient, knowledgeable and the puppies absolutely love her! She helped arm us with good techniques and tips for dealing with behaviors that we needed to correct at home. In addition to our classes, the program also allowed for a home visit/ personal training session. Our home visit with Lesley was a huge help to us! She was able to see Franklin in his element and assist us with issues that we were having at home that wouldn't necessarily be addressed at class. As first time puppy parents, she also introduced us to great puzzle toys, snack mats, busy feeders, and things we wouldn't have known about that have become part of our daily routine. Thank you AADT for helping us and Franklin!! We love you guys!

Vania, Chris & Vincent


Why we love At Attention Dog Training.

From the moment I posted on Facebook until today, Lesley has been the best support a new puppy momma can have. She guided me with choosing our Vincent and together with her husband Dave took me on a shopping trip to get everything we needed to welcome Vincent home.

We completed our puppy Boot Camp with flying colors and I couldn’t be happier with how much Vincent learned. He is such a well-behaved puppy in public and loves every living thing thanks to the importance of socialization that Lesley kept stressing early on. We are so grateful for all the dedication and hard work Lesley and her husband put into creating the best learning environment for all their clients.

Thank you so much,

Chris and Vania

Paola, Jeff & Kali

We love how effective from day one At Attention Dog Training was, from subtle changes in a leash to a Dog routine can make a big difference in the way you want to approach your training and with all his knowledge David Shade provided that and more. With Positive reinforcement and without the use of punitive tools, he is able to get to you and your dog to speak Dog language and be on the same page! I absolutely recommended to any Dog owner but specially first dog owners if you really want to get your dog on the right track FOR LIFE!

Chris and Maximus

Having had a lifetime of different Spaniel breeds as family members over my lifetime, I didn't know what to expect when allowing the most handsomest American Bully into our family. Maximus is full of energy. We brought him home and he fit right in, but like I said was full of energy. Looking around for some training, I found At Attention and Dave. Dave and Leslie showed up and Maximus took an immediate liking to them. Dave's Attention to detail and knowing what type of training Maximus needed was a quick relief.
In the 5 training sessions we have had, Maximus went from a sweet puppy full of energy running all over the house and not "knowing" what we wanted of him, to sitting and staying at corners while on walks. He knows when I call him, to come running and "touch" my hand. Dave made it seem easy. I truly enjoyed working with Dave to teach and guide Maximus into his full potential. Thank you from my family for helping us get the most out of Maximus!
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Bettina and Blanche

This is my five-year old pitbull mix Blanche. I took her on a walk yesterday and we cruised right by another dog without so much as a whimper. That is a huge improvement - it used to be that walking her anywhere near another dog would cause her to go ballistic! And that change is thanks to David Shade! Blanche has been through training before, but not until David did she respond like she has. She is a far more confident dog, which makes me a more confident owner! If you have a pup with behavior problems, or you need to know how to handle your dog, call David. His training methodology is excellent, and his care and respect for dogs is evident in the way he handles them.