This was one of the best decisions our family ever made! We wanted our puppy to have obedience and structure and we knew with having two young kids and working full time we couldn’t do it on our own. I did so much research prior to meeting with Joey and I cannot thank him & his team enough! Luna went to the board and train program when she was just 6 months old and now she is a little over 9 months and doing AWESOME! She listens so well to us, places on command, leaves just about anything the second we call her, loves sleeping her cage, and so much more. The support we have received days and weeks after the training have been so comforting. We highly recommend!
Me and my fiancé took our 8 month old American water spaniel (Odie) to Joey Luke for a board and train program. I was at my wits end with our puppy. Odie had some serious resource guarding issue. He would growl at anyone who came to areas of the house he claimed as his own, he would lunge and bite if you tried taking away his food bowl after eating, and he would guard his bones, bed and basically anything he thought was his (including the Christmas tree over the holidays). Bottom line he was just a terrible unsafe dog.
I’m glad we found Joey Luke because Odie is a completely different dog! He not only was taught basic obedience but also how to deal with his guarding issues. I can now pick up his bowl, close him in his crate, take him for walks , and basically enjoy my dog again with out having to worry about being bit.
I’m so glad Joey put in hard work with Odie and taught us how to continue working with him.
Joey just left from our last follow up lesson for board and train. Our German Shepherd was a crazy, wild child until she went through training with him and his team. Everyone who knows her has noticed a huge improvement in her behavior. We can take her on walks without her chasing after squirrels and other dogs, all while being off her leash. She no longer bites or humps people either which is a huge improvement! Thank you so much Joey and team! We are so grateful!
I took my Norwegian Elkhound , Reykr for a three week board and train. The dog I received back was completely different than the one I left. Before the team had Reykr, he had terrible manners, and would bark incessantly. After the training, he is well behaved, manageable, quiet, and obedient. I can’t say enough about the work they did for him.
Joey is phenomenal. I cannot speak highly enough of him and his work. We signed our 2 year-old mastiff/husky up for the 3 week board and train. Our dog was showing signs of aggression towards both people and dogs. Being over 100lbs, he was getting difficult for us to handle. The tools Joey included in his board and train turned out to be exactly what we needed.
Our dog has been home for a few weeks now and is so calm, listening well, and has been able to have positive interactions with both people and dogs. He walks loose-leash by our side and has been able to go on many more adventures with us. We work with our dog everyday and are much happier as a family. You will not find better bang for your buck out there, I promise. Joey is an expert. What impresses me most about him is his dedication to the dogs in his program. They stay in his house, he works with every one of them, and he follows up multiples times in the weeks following. That is incredible and shows how much he truly cares. We will never be able to thank him enough for what he has done for our family. If you are in need of a dog trainer, look no further, Joey is the one.
Preacher is a very high drive, high energy, soon-to-be working dog. When we brought him to Joey Luke’s at six months old Preacher was wild. We just couldn’t get a handle on his drive, he wouldn’t listen without a treat, and he tried, overbearingly, to run the house. After a month at Joey Luke’s he is nothing less than the perfect dog… and he’s only 7 months. It is a night and day difference. He is eager to please and work without being overbearing. He follows every command without pushing. Not only that, Joey Luke gave me the tools I needed to approach Preachers training in a constructive way and direct his drive. I could not recommend them more! We appreciate the love you have for Preacher and your investment in his continued training with us!
Taking Piper to Joey’s 3 week board and train program was the best decision we could have made for her. Before her program, Piper was extremely disobedient. On walks all she wanted to do was jump up and bite the leash obsessively and bite at my arms. She followed NO commands and thought everything was a game even after two rounds of PetSmart training classes. She counter surfed, destroyed EVERYTHING, jumped on people, stole items… basically anything naughty, she was doing it. Oh and even at 10 months old, Piper was only 50% potty trained when she left. Stubborn as hell!
When Piper came home it was such a change. 98% of her problem behaviors had just disappeared! It was like Joey and his team taught her the essence of “calm”. She looks to me for direction and what to do instead of running the show at home. She walks perfectly on a leash, waits in doorways and follows my commands. I finally feel in control! Our home is finally at peace and in the short month since she has been home we have bonded more than the 6 months prior to training. I am so happy to have the knowledge and tools to keep working with piper as she grows into an amazing dog! Thank you guys. You’ve definitely changed our lives.
Making the decision to send Gunner to Joey’s training was the best decision I could have made for him and myself! My first meeting with Joey was wonderful and he calmed all my fears and answered all my questions. I enjoyed watching Gunner’s progress over the 3 weeks he was away and am enjoying how we continue to bond now that we both have the training we needed! Chelsea has been out twice now to do his follow up home visits and I cannot brag enough how great she is!! I would highly recommend Joey and all of his trainers to anyone struggling with their fur babies.
Aaron and Michaela
My wife and I put our two dogs into Joey’s board and train program. We had a few areas we wanted Joey to work on; walking on leash, listening to commands, and no jumping.
The week we went to pick up the dogs we were wildly surprised! The dogs understood place commands, no jumping, walking on leash, walking off leash, coming when called, and basic obedience.
Stephanie and Ryan
Joey did a board and train with our 10 (now 11) month old puppy, Stella!
We rescued her from the Humane Society at 8 months. Stella was so stubborn on walks by pulling on the leash, reacting towards other dogs on walks, and not coming when called. We felt like we never could take her on walks because it was embarrassing and it became very frustrating. Stella needed to learn some manners!
We received Joey’s name from our neighbors who used him and only had great things to say. Joey came out to our house for a training, and we ended up doing a month board & train.
My little One had some problems with other dogs and new people( not only he me too) .
Elmo spent 2 weeks at Joey’s home and I am so happy,he was a little nightmare on walks and new situations.
He came back today and I had the first awesome walk since a long time:) He did a awesome job! Elmo is more relaxed and I am able to manage stressful situations much better:)
Thanks so much for the help
Asa and Bill
Spencer has gone from a growling, aggressive, anxious beast to a well-behaved (well, most of the time) fur friend in a matter of 6 weeks. Joey is so perceptive when it comes to animal and human behavior. He quickly and accurately identified Spencer’s issues, connected them to our reactions and was able to guide us, patiently and positively, to modify our behavior. Spencer also had issues with passing people and dogs in the park.
Having Joey along on our walks was an invaluable way to learn how to allay Spencer’s anxiety with other dogs. Joey has taught us the importance of being a strong pack leader and has given us the tools to become that leader. His passion for dogs is obvious. He loves helping people build a positive relationship with their dog. He’s a wonderful guy. I was sorry to see our sessions come to an end but when you train with Joey, he’s always just a phone call away.
We have a 7 y/o lab/poodle mix. She is anxious and very protective of her family. This caused her to develop some bad habits like barking at the window, barking at people and barking and lunging at other dogs when on a walk.
We’ve had 2 training session/walks with Joey so far and the confidence I feel and my dog’s relaxation on our walks now is amazing. We used to avoid walking by certain houses because the dogs in the yard would go crazy. On our second walk with Joey we purposely went by one of those houses! I was a bit nervous,but in just minutes Joey had my dog sitting calmly on the sidewalk and the 2 crazy dogs also sitting in their yard and listening to him! My dog and I can now walk by that house with confidence!
Joey trained my 1-year-old dog, Oliver. Oliver is very hyper and would pull on the leash during our walks, reacting, jumping, and barking at everything that moved. Joey trained Oliver in his two week board and train program and the results are incredible!
Oliver is still his rambunctious self but responds to commands, is much more focused on me on our walks, and seems like a much happier, healthy dog. What’s more, I personally feel much more comfortable, educated, and in control thanks to Joey! Joey was very communicative while he had Oliver and continues to be supportive now. He is very positive, knowledgeable, and assured me that I could call anytime in the future if I needed more support.
Thanks for everything, Joey!