We absolutely loved Tim! He is an amazing trainer and our dog had a great time. My favorite thing about Tim is that he truly loves animals and is great with them. I am a total dog freak so it made me worry leaving my animals but I fully trusted him. He trained our German shorthair named Trax and she had a fabulous time. She is used to sleeping in bed with us but every time we went and saw her, she loved working with Tim. He is a great trainer and I have nothing but great things to say about him.
I live in Reno and was referred to Tim through my brother in law, a Reno veterinarian and avid chukar hunter. It is a long drive to Tim’s place from Reno, but it was well worth it. Tim is very professional and very good at what he does. My German Shorthair went from a wild-eyed puppy to well-trained in no time. I was very pleased with Tim’s manner with the dogs (firm, but pleasant and not rough).
I would highly recommend his program and would have no reservations about leaving a puppy or adult dog there for any length of time. I must admit I don’t work with my dog nearly as much as I should, yet her retention and “trainability” seems very high. I hope to have Sammie for a long time, but I’ll definitely take my next hunting dog to Tim as well.
Tim has trained two of our labs and three of our GSPs over the years. At one point we had two teams of Lab/GSP combined, that hunted together. When the GSPs went on point, the labs were trained to sit until released to retrieve. It was an absolutely beautiful thing to see and hunt over. One of the GSPs that Tim trained from 6 months old, went on to become a Field Champion.
I can recommend Tim’s Training Program as not only successful, but clearly customized to each dog’s strengths and weaknesses. Whether you are field trialing or hunting over birds on the weekend and still want a family dog, I doubt you will find a more skilled or experienced trainer in the Western United States. I certainly have confidence in Tim and you will not be disappointed.