"We were very excited. After long deliberation, we decided to bring home a puppy. Little did we know that our nice, tranquil home was about to be turned upside down by our new little four-legged terror. As cute as she was, we suspect that she may have been possessed. We tried to train her on our own but that led to frustration and failure. It didn’t take long to realize that we needed professional help. We interviewed several training facilities but the search stopped when Dillon from Full Potential K-9, Inc. walked through our door. The first thing he did was snap a lead on our unholy terror. While telling us about his program, he managed to begin the training process, within three minutes of his arrival. He reviewed our dog and we discussed the best means of turning her into a pleasant pet. Interestingly, after he left, our dog was much better behaved. There had clearly been a quantum shift in her behavior after a very short period of working with Dillon. Later that evening, Dillon returned to pick up our monster. The paperwork was quick and easy and he took care of all of our veterinary issues. During the training, we received astonishing videos of our dog actually behaving herself and following a myriad of commands. Beyond training our dog, we were trained as well. We have determined that our dog is now much better behaved, and likely smarter, than our ten year old boy. Full Potential K-9, Inc. did wonders for our family. Considering what they were able to do with the disaster we foisted upon them, I suspect that they could teach a normal dog to read Tolstoy. We were regularly impressed by their efforts and if you have brought, or are contemplating bringing, a new four-legged ball of joy into your family, we wholeheartedly suggest calling Full Potential K-9, Inc."
"Before finding Full Potential K9, I was incredibly stressed out about training my dog, Jameson. He would bark so much while I ate that I actually would dread dinner time. He would jump up on countertops, pull on the leash while on walks, and whine/ bark nonstop in the crate. Since I was about to start law school, I knew I had to resolve the continuous circle of stress I was going through with Jameson, as I would try and teach him and nothing would stick. After I reached out to Full Potential K9, Dillon was extremely professional and eager to begin working with Jamo. Right away he asked what problem areas Jameson had and we scheduled a consultation. I cannot stress enough how shocked my mom and I were within ten minutes of Dillon working with Jameson during the consultation. He was completely relaxed, not jumping, and actually just laid down because he was so mentally drained from just a few minutes of training- clearly I was doing it wrong before!! Dillon came and picked Jameson up and I felt entirely comfortable knowing that he was going to be well taken care of for the duration of his three week training program. I was able to see pictures and videos on Full Potential K9's Instagram, as well as text Dillon directly for updates, of which he sent plenty. Dillon provides a one-on-one lesson before pickup and patiently walks through everything he taught your dog. It was evident right away how well he did with Jameson. Jameson was in "place" and didn't move off even after seeing me for the first time in weeks! (I promise he loves me!) I walked around the backyard with Jameson on a leash to work through the "Let's go" command, practiced using the training collar, and got a full download of what I need to do in order to ensure Jameson's awesome behavior continues at home. After getting home, I did just as Dillon instructed and so far am enjoying my dog so much more than I was before. Dillon has also checked in multiple times to make sure the transition went smoothly. I'm able to sit with him outside and not worry about him pulling/jumping/barking. I actually moved into a new apartment building while he was at training and Jameson makes me proud every time we walk around! People have commented on how well behaved he is while we're on the elevator! All in all, I cannot recommend Full Potential K9 enough. 100% worth the investment for both you and your dog so that you can enjoy life together more!"
"Upon contacting and speaking with Dylan he scheduled our consultation quickly and I signed a contract with him that day. He’s very professional and it’s obvious the love he has for dogs as well as their families. My son is currently in an emotional support dog training program with Dylan. After speaking with Dylan and expressing the concerns and needs I have for my son he was so supportive and highly recommended getting my son a support dog. The time my son is spending with Dylan and his dog has already made a big difference in my sons life. He looks forward to going and being with Dylan and his dog. I highly recommend Dylan to anyone looking for a professional trainer as well as a dedicated caring person. I am confident that because of Dylan and his amazing training program along with his genuine care for people that my son will be in a better place in life when he finishes."
"Three weeks into his board and training, I'm impressed with Jack, our two year old sweet but impulsive, border collie - mix's significant improvement. Known to retreat and hide from several trainers, from the initial assessment, Dillon differentiated himself and took the time to gain Jack's trust, as well as mine. With Jack happily responding to Dillon, I knew FullpotentialK9 was the right decision for us. Under Dillon's and the team's guidance Jack is learning to temper his behavior, be a more confident dog and I'm learning to be a better pet parent. The home setting and multiple training trips in public are invaluable to Jack learning to behave in a real world environment. Dillon has impressive training knowledge, is an attentive listener, and effective communicator. He provides useful and practical solutions and treats both Jack and myself with kindness. Entrusting someone with your family pet is not an easy decision. Dillon and the K9 team have made it a positive experience. Jack is treated with care and compassion, and afforded plenty of attention while learning new skills. I look forward to having Jack home knowing we will both be in a better place as a result of Dillon's efforts."
“Before we met Dillon @ Full Potential K9 our rescue German Shepherd dog Luna was skittish and afraid of people. She had attacked our other dogs in our house and showed severe aggression towards people when they came in our home. She wouldn’t pay attention to me and wouldn’t listen to any commands. We hired Dillon for a half hour 3x a week for private lessons for 3 months. Dillon provided us with research on proper collars and a place bed we should use and purchase. I can now take her places and she will mind me very well. We thank you Dillon for helping us have a dog that will listen and not bark at everyone she sees.”
“My husband brought a German Shepherd puppy home at 6 months of age and she did not get along with the other dogs in our home. Anytime they were around she would try to attack them. She had anxiety and this forced me to move my 2 doxies and chihuahua into my bedroom and live that way (separated) for over a year. Finally, we contacted Dillon and with his training, we can now have all the dogs together In one room. He taught us how to teach her how to ignore the other dogs and focus on us and coexist peacefully. I cannot recommend Dillon highly enough for the difference he has made in our home.”
“Hi, I rescued a German Shepherd/Husky mix. My husband is a cop so I went to the police station and talked to the local police department for help finding a trainer. One of the k9 officers recommended Dillon. I met Dillon and the k9 officer at their competition practice Tuesday evening and Dillon evaluated my dog right there on the spot. We ended up signing up for private lessons and started meeting 3x a week for a half hour each. During this time I decided it would be best due to my work schedule to do a 2 month board and train. Dillon took Max everywhere with him. Through his training I can see his fear of men becoming less and less. As a rescued dog, I was not sure how he was treated prior to becoming part of our family. Max had no boundaries or rules. Dillon has helped the transition process with helping Max learn in such a short period of time. Dillon is always answering all of my questions and has even provided articles and videos. We still see Dillon at his local public group classes that he holds twice a week. I recommend Dillon to my friends and family.”
“Hi, my wife and I purchased a German Shepherd puppy from Dillon. Dillon’s involvement with our dog from sourcing to training has produced an amazing pet and companion. I have had dogs all my life that have had different levels of training but nothing close to the dog that came from and was trained by Dillon. He is a pro at what he does and my wife and I constantly look to him for his advice and opinion. He no longer lives in Los Angeles any more and we still reach out to him and he always responds. We will continue to utilize him and look to him for his expertise, warm friendship and demeanor. We more than recommend him.”
“Dillon trained our dog Blue, a blue healer. He was very flexible and even took Blue to the vet. I was busy working and my wife was on crutches due to a knee replacement so his pick up and drop off service was a life saver for us. Dillon did a 3-week board and train with Blue, he then helped us purchase the right training tools and equipment than trained us on how to maintain Blues training. Thank you so much for making blue a great dog!”
“Dillon is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced dog trainer. We’ve already seen positive results with our 2 dogs after one session. We have hired him for private lessons 3x a week for 5 weeks! Dillon took a great deal of time answering all of our questions and concerns. He’s currently working with both of our dogs. Maggie a 3-year, old English sheep dog, and Bowie a 9-week-old English sheep dog. He is working 30 minutes with each dog. My wife and I are very pleased with his professionalism and valuable insights in order to achieve our goals and objectives.”
“We’ve started group public group class lessons about a month ago and have received exceptional training through full potential k9. Dillon is very attentive and gives clear instructions. It’s been a great way for us to build a better relationship with our dog and shape him into the perfect pet. We did twice a week group classes because of our financial situation and feel we made a great choice. 10/10 would recommend.”
“We have a 9-month-old Golden doodle who was basically running our house. We had taken her for lessons at other corporate places but when she would get home she would go right back to her old ways. We needed help with training at our home. Within a few short weeks of full potential k9 coming to our home and teaching us how to train her she is like a whole new dog. They also offer group classes twice a week that we will be going to in order to keep up on her training. We highly recommend Full Potential K9.”
“So thankful for Full Potential k9. My dog Rogue wasn’t like any dog I’ve had before. She was extremely hard headed when it came to anything. Constantly would jump on people and pull on the leash when I would walk her. I did a month-long board and train with Dillon and I couldn’t be happier with the results. She no longer jumps on strangers, taking her to the park and the vet where there were always a lot of other dogs is now a breeze. Since he started group classes I’ve also been able to keep up with her training and receive tips and tricks on how to best handle my pup in public places. Dillon has completely transformed my dog.”
“Dillon is doing a great job training our dog Buddy. Buddy is making great progress in his training. We are an older couple of 73 so having Dillon handle buddy our 10 week old blue healer puppy was a huge relief. Dillon is informative and personable. He keeps us up to date with Buddy’s progress, sends photos, and seems to take great care of him. He even handles trips to the vet for us! Thanks Dillon!”
“Hi Dillon, After conferring with Nicholas, I can confidently give the following opinion of the effect of your training: We adopted a 4 year old Doberman from our local animal shelter, where he was described as “smiling" and not aggressive with other shelter dogs. Within a few weeks in our house his true personality emerged; while he was happy to go on walks, he was very aggressive with approaching dogs. Three times he snapped at a family member who came into my son's room or approached my son unexpectedly. He also bit me twice resulting in stitches. The veterinarian recommended returning him to the animal shelter, having him euthanized or administering a high dose of a sedative daily. At that point, I contacted Dillon of Full Potential K-9 to come to my son's apartment and do a behavioral evaluation. The "smiling" trait, he said, was actually an aggressive expression in certain cases, but he felt that the Doberman was one he could work with. Dillon picked the dog up at my son's apartment and worked with him for 4 weeks in a board and train situation. During that time, Dillon sent texts, pictures, and videos to describe progress and lingering problems. Now the dog is off sedatives, much friendlier to visitors, and obeys commands well on walks and in public. Dillon was realistic, though, about the Doberman needing to be my son's only dog. So, in summary, Dillon has an accurate eye for evaluating and correcting canine behavior and is honest in telling us what problems still remain. The photos of our dog at Dillon's home look like he is having fun there and is treated as a member of the family, so I would definitely send our dog back for further training or boarding as needed.”
"I was looking for a trainer for my dogs that had serious reactive issues so I had my 2 year old Australian Shepherd board + train with Full Potential K9 and I am so happy that I went with them. They were very helpful in also teaching us what she’s learned during her time there, and Luna has been doing so much better! Can’t wait to get my other puppy training with them soon too!"
"Dillion is one heck of a trainer. He is professional and the quality of his work is top notch. Our American Bulldog YaYa went to him at 8weeks old and did the 6 week boarding program. He also trained us on how to maintain her work. She came back to us a brand new dog, which was amazing. I never thought it would be possible, but Full Potential proved me wrong. They are extremely good and I highly recommend their services!!!!"
"I was very nervous about bringing a big dog into our family. I have only had small dogs and had no idea about training or feeding or anything. For German Shepard’s. Full Potential K9 has given us the tools to teach and learn as a family with out new German Shepard. I am comfortable and confident that we will have a successful, happy new BIG dog in our family. I would recommend Dillon 100%"
"Dillon responded quickly to our need of training our 5 month old Dalmatian. He did an evaluation and accepted him into his next session of classes. We picked our puppy up after 2 weeks of training. He was able to stay or “place” really well. He is better with potty training now. He can walk on a leash and before he was a very stubborn walker. I notice different improvements every day. I have only had my dog back for 3 whole days so we are still training and enforcing his new behaviors every day."
"I was a little hesitant to sign up 4 year old English Staffy for the 2 week onboarding training with Dillon. Now my only regret is not doing sooner! Dillon is amazing with dogs and cares for them as his own. He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of patience. My dog came home obedient and playful with improved manners! I’m very pleased."
"We recently adopted a 2 year old American Stafford Terrier. She is a very rambunctious 50 lb girl. When visitors would come over she would jump all over them and we couldn’t stop her. We reached out to Dillon at Full Potential K9 for help. Dillon came to our home to assess our girl and it was amazing. He had her listening to him immediately. We initially signed up for a 2 week board and train. After the 2 weeks Dillon brought her home to show us her progress. He did wonders with her and we agreed that she needed an additional week to solidify her training. He brought her home after the 3 weeks and she was a different dog obedient wise. We had a family member come over and visit before Dillon left to see how she would react. He gave a command for her to stay on her bed and when they came in the door she didn’t move but you could see that she was happy to see the person, tail wagging. They went over and greeted her and she remained on her bed. He explained the continued work that will be necessary. Dillon is very professional and knowledgeable about training and you can see that he cares about the dogs. We appreciate all the help he has given us and highly recommend his service."
"We were looking for a trainer for our eight week old Cavalier King Charles spaniel. When we contacted Dylan he was responsive he took his time to really listen to what our needs and concerns were. Dylan actually even helped us through our first night because we had never crate trained a dog before and the information he gave us was invaluable our dog needed to be in the crate for safety and for training purposes It was initially stressful with the puppy crying and We really didn’t know how to handle that and I credit Dylan for giving us some very helpful tips which greatly lessened the stress on us as well as the puppy. I like to say he provided us with training so that we could train our dog he was patient and extremely knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for dogs. I also like that he contacted us via text so that he could set up specific times for us to have the phone call he was prompt. Our 10 week old dog is housebroken listens to commands walks on a leash With the tools Dylan provided us we are able to continually work with our puppy throughout the week and will be able to continue throughout his life so that our rambunctious puppy will become a well mannered dog. The private lessons were extremely helpful with our dog but we look forward to group lessons as well to continue the education that has been so beneficial for our puppy as well as us. Dylan was extremely punctual if he was going to be five minutes or 10 minutes early he advised us or if he was going to be five or 10 minutes late he advised us. Dylan was professional and courteous and was very honest about the work we would have to put in an order for this to be successful which we greatly appreciated. I would recommend Dylan and his service to anybody who has a dog or a puppy and is looking for a top notch trainer Who takes their work seriously is punctual and professional"
"Dillon is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced dog trainer. We've already seen positive results with our dogs after only one session! Dillon took a great deal of time answering all of our questions and concerns. He's currently working with both of our dogs; A three year Old English Sheepdog as well as a 9 week old Sheepdog. In our case we have hired Dillon for private lessons and he is working 30 mins with each dog. My wife and I are very pleased with his professionalism and valuable insights in order to achieve our goals and objectives."
I used Full Potential for my 8 month old Havanese puppy. She was barking, jumping and did not know right from wrong. Nothing we did seem to work. My mother used Dylan for her sheepdog puppy, so I gave him a call. Luna went and stayed for 4 weeks. I was able to see her and was they were in contact with ne regarding her traing status And updates. When I picked her up after the 4 weeks, I was amazed by the progress! Luna was able to sit and stay, did not bark in our faces and was so much more manageable. They taught me what to do at home to maintain her training. I couldn't be happier.
I was really nervous and hesitant to sign up my 6 month old puppy for the 2 week board and train program, but Full Potential K9 explained everything thoroughly and made me feel at ease. My puppy responded quickly and I felt like he was in great hands! The staff is friendly and personable and Dillon responded to all my questions via text message so quickly. My pup Beau is now at home and I can see a drastic difference in his behavior and ability to listen. We are so very thankful!
I have been a dog owner for most of my life and have had a few breeds, from Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Tibetan terrier , long haired Dachshund to Brussels Griffons; all mellow, cuddly lap dogs. After losing my "heart dog" during the holidays I decided that it was time to have a French Bull Dog puppy. To me, they are the cutest, most adorable, funny looking dogs out there today. I found my perfect puppy to take home, to love and to shower with attention. Within the first few days of having my most adorable 8 week, 4 lb. puppy, she started showing some signs of aggression that I have never seen before! She had a voice that was telling me that she was the one in charge! Being completely baffled and shocked that my adorable puppy didn't want to sit with me on the couch and cuddle, but rather lunge at me and tell me she was not interested and that she was not a Golden Retriever, but a French bull dog, a breed that I had no idea how to handle and what I got myself into, I consulted with my veterinarian who suggested I get ahold of the situation as soon as possible and gave me a few recommendations to explore. After doing my research, I decided to go with Full Potential K9. The owner Dillon was accessible to me immediately and made an appointment to come to see me, wearing a mask of course, to evaluate my new puppy Fiona, or should I say the Tasmanian Devil! Dillion suggested that he take her for 3 weeks of training. Of course I was hesitant to give my new puppy away and especially for 3 long weeks, but I needed to do everything I could to make this work Dillion kept me apprised of her progress every couple of days which included videos and pictures so that I could see her in action. We also followed him om Instagram @fullpotentialk9 where we could see Fiona at work. This was very comforting since we truly did miss her. He was on top of her health issues from the very beginning and gave her all her daily medications that she needed and even picked up medication at the veterinarian when we needed a refill. Dillon was available 24/7 for my questions, concerns and answered my texts immediately. He bathed her, cut her nails and put her in real life situations so that she could be acclimated and feel comfortable with in the "real world" when she returned home to us. We came for several one on one training lessons where we learned the skills that they used during their training sessions and Dillon made sure he was available to us for training until we felt completely comfortable. After three longs weeks it was time to take Fiona back home. Once she came home, she was a new dog ! Dillon and his team worked their magic on Fiona. Dillon is a skilled professional with an abundance of patience and understanding and because of his experience and commitment to training animals he is an expert in his field. Fiona now walks by our side on a leash, heals wherever we go, she sits and comes and knows how to get on "place". This is amazing for a three month old puppy. We are so delighted with Fiona's new skill set. The training was worth every penny and we are excited to continue with follow-up training with Dillion...after all it does come down to the owner and their commitment to their dog, which we all have.. I highly recommend FULL POTENTIAL K9 for all of your dogs' needs! I know you and your dog will be thrilled.
Dillon is a great dog trainer. We have a giant breed that had become very difficult for us to handle. We chose to do private lessons and the second Dillon came to our house we could tell he knew his stuff. Our dog instantly respected him. We will continue to follow his advice! Practice is key!
Where do I begin. My husband works for a company based in Florida but runs the Boston office, we are back and forth a bit and wanted to take our French bulldog, bear (his name) with us. Bear was trained with a sit command but that is really where it ended with his discipline. I wanted a dog I felt comfortable flying with. We did a bunch of research and came across Full potential K9 inc. After reading through their webpage we set up an appointment with the owner. He came to our home, met us, met Bear and did a bit of an evaluation. We settled on a customized board and train program. The next day, with a huge lump in my throat I dropped bear off to The owner/founder/head trainer Dillon. He was very kind and respectful of the fact that it was really hard for us and that for me particularly hard. Bear is an emotional support dog for me and Dillon was going to start the process of getting him to service dog status. Within days of Dillon having our dog, we all discovered a bunch more about Bear, good and bad that needed work and extra attention. Bear was a bit slow to learn as Dillon had to first work on behavior modifications such as crate and sometimes people reactivity. The constant communication we had with Dillon whether it was a quick text, video or phone call was vital for us in getting through giving up our dog for what would end up being almost ten weeks. Dillon as well as his whole staff, was available when ever we needed anything. They also went above and beyond with vet visits, filling prescriptions and respecting Bear’s need to be on very specific dog food. After a few weeks of training my husband and I had a long FaceTime chat with the staff (we were back in Boston at the time) about Bear’s progress, and difficulties. The honesty, detail, love and compassion the whole staff had for Bear was evident. We as a group decided to extend Bear’s training and really dive into a bunch of commands and boundaries we all knew would be best for both bear and his owners (myself, my husband and our two children). WHAT A GREAT CHOICE!! The leaps and bounds he has make with listening and following a bunch of commands is unreal. Bear is now home with us but it is unbelievable how much he has learned and how much we have all learned. Dillon went the extra mile by meeting me several times in high traffic areas like Home Depot so that Bear and I could be tested and perhaps occasionally fail. Dillon was right there, to get us back on track. The other piece of this perfect puzzle known as full potential K9 is their care and detail in teaching the owners. I really didn’t appreciate my role in keeping Bear safe, happy and successful as a well mannered animal. I think at the end of training we all agree .. the owners are the harder ones to train;) so THANK YOU TO THE WHOLE STAFF AND a special thanks to Dillon and Emma for giving me back my dog with all these amazing tools to be his best self! When you leave the training facility and the loving staff you know you have a new, extended family in them. They made it clear and have checked in often to let us know they are one phone call or visit away if we ever need anything! Don’t walk.. run to Full potential K9. If dogs could talk they would thank you for that;)
I cannot recommend Full Potential K9 enough! Before Dillion our Labrador Retriever was uncontrollable on the leash constantly pulling, chasing things and made walks very difficult for us as you can imagine with a 65 pound puppy! Dillion has totally changed him on the leash to heal properly and now he is even off leash healing perfectly! He is also finally listening to our commands, we can’t thank Dillion enough! We could tell our puppy was totally happy there always a high waging tail! Thank you for taking care of our boy! 100% worth the investment to have a trained, well behaved dog, no more stress!!
Coco Chanel joined our family when she was seven weeks old. She was very cute and cuddly. But as the weeks went on and our walks got longer it became a major problem. She would not walk by my side, only crossing in front of me going side to side. It became very stressful but most of all dangerous. She was tripping me constantly. After a few weeks and not getting better, I decided I needed help. I researched trainers on the Internet until I found Dillon at Full Potential K9. I was impressed by all the great reviews and the five star rating. I had Dillon come to evaluate Coco right away. We talked as he studied Coco‘s behavior. I felt very comfortable when watching Dillon’s demeanor when handling Coco. I agreed on a three week training program at his facility. I didn’t want to wait any longer so I handed him Coco and anyway they went. During her training sessions I received updates and videos of her progress. After a couple of weeks I went to see Coco. She was walking amazingly well with Dillon. While there I was given a training lesson too. I needed to know how to keep her on track when she comes home. She also learned how to stay in place on a platform until she is released. Little did I know the command “place” would become the most favorite word in my vocabulary for some peaceful time for both of us. After Coco’s three weeks were up and she progressed so well, I decided to let Dillon keep her for two more weeks. Thanks to Dillon we now enjoy our daily walks without any worries. Coco will be back for some advanced training. If you are looking for a trainer, look no further, you will not be disappointed. Thank you so much Dillon, you are the best,
My dog had a baseline foundation of commands; however, he struggled to perform these commands at will and sometimes seemed disinterested. That is where Dillon came in. After working with Dillon, there is now a consistency. My dog is willing to perform commands when asked, walks at my side without pulling whatsoever and is focused on me when walking at my side and can perform a heel. He also now enjoys being on his “place” and will hold commands until being told he is free to do so. Dillon is flexible, easy to reach, and really wants to see the dogs he works with and the families he works with succeed after reintegrating the dog into the home. Dillon was available to answer all questions we had. We cannot recommend Dillon enough! He is professional and responsive.
Our family would highly recommended Full Potential K9. Our puppy did the 4 week program, and came back completely obedient. You don't need to worry about personality change because our pup is still the same goofball--without the puppy biting and barking! Dillon was great at communicating and sending pictures. Definitely a 10/10 experience!