10/22/2013Provided by YP.com
I cannot even begin to thank the Pet Athletic Club and their head trainer Scott Nordgren enough for helping make a dream of mine come true! A little over a year and a half ago I brought Daisy Mae, an eight week old cockapoo, home and welcomed her into my life. I bought Daisy with a very important plan in mind; I wanted to train her to be a therapy dog. I have seen firsthand after volunteering in a hospital how much joy a dog can bring to people and their lives; patient faces that usually showed no expression or hope would light up when the doggie brigade arrived. After witnessing this, I knew that Daisy could have a bigger role than just being my pet. I enrolled Daisy in puppy classes and we began working with a trainer right away. However, after several months of lessons and a board and train, that cost $1,500 dollars, Daisy was only performing sit, down, and her stay command was touch and go. In addition, she had a hard time settling down around strangers and was pulling on her leash. The trainer let me know he did not think she was therapy dog material and I had pretty much given up on the dream I had once yearned for…. that was until I went to the PAC and Scott. After meeting with him for an evaluation, I decided I needed to give Daisy one last shot and signed her up for the board and train. That is the best decision I ever made! The PAC’s board and train is night and day compared to the other I had taken her to. Daisy came out knowing 14 commands and able to work off her leash. In addition, Scott, knowing I wanted her to be a therapy dog, had gotten crutches, a wheel chair and walker to help get her familiar with the elements that would be part of the test. At the Monday classes that followed, he made sure all my questions were answered and provided valuable tips. I will admit I was probably one of Scott’s worst clients, the training and commands did not come easy to me. Scott was so patient and once I finally started following all the rules Daisy flourished. I am so proud and ecstatic to say Daisy and I took our therapy test on Sunday Oct. 13, 2013 and she passed with flying colors. I truly believe this is a testament to Scott, the PAC and the values/dedication both of them have for the work they do.
07/27/2010Provided by Citysearch
I have been a client with the PAC since November I attend the protection/ obedience classes weekly and I have used the grooming service as well. The staff has always worked well with my dog that can be combative during grooming they made her feel at ease and we managed to get through it with nobody getting bit. As for the protection and obedience work I have faced some issues with myself and my dog since I waited until she was much older than you would typically start a dog for this type of work the guys have helped me adjust my training and handling style and in doing so I have seen a great deal of progress. The trainers and staff at the PAC have provided me with enough good experiences that I reccommend that anyone use their services.
06/04/2010Provided by YP.com
I began taking my dog to the PAC in Jan. 2010 and have had nothing but positive experiences with them.They are very professional and truly have the BEST trainers I have found anywhere. I immediately saw progress with my dog after each training session. In the past I had taken my dog to multiple other trainers without success. Scott and Mic established a strong foundation of obedience in my high energy dog and also have done an outstanding job creating a protection dog that happily interacts with people and other animals. Most importantly they have taught me how to work with my dog and showed me that with following their methods and training schedule I too can maintain my dogs training. Their training is top notch, and their professionalism can not be topped.
I have even seen and talked to other clients who have had the exact same experience as I have and have seen their dogs grow and develop into very obedient well trained dogs.
I would never recommend another place to take your dog for training or boarding and look forward to being able to go out of town and leave my dog with such amazing people and know I would not have to worry at all.
Thank you guys so much! You are AMAZING!
06/01/2010Provided by YP.com
We attended a very impressive but yet misleading demonstration at the Pet Athletic Club on 3/2/10. The tactics and strategy they used were misleading and falsely advertised. They won our confidence and trust by demonstrating a 4 year old trained dog, and Mic Foster the owner told me they could train my dog in a 35 day board and train program to perform as well as the demonstration dog. They required that all moneys ($5300.00) be paid upfront prior to training my dog. There was no written contract supplied to me only a verbal agreement and a guarantee that my dog would perform as well as the demonstration dog. My dog does not perform anything like the demonstration dog and I did not receive the guarantee or agreement made with the owner Mic Foster and Scott Nordgren of the Pet Athletic Club. Even though their advertisement states all training is nonrefundable, I feel the money should be refunded due to the dog not being trained to the guarantee of the program we paid for. BE CAREFUL WHAT PROGRAMS YOU SELECT AND PAY FOR. YOUR DOG WILL NOT TURN OUT ANYTHING LIKE CEASAR. THAT DOG IS PHENOMENAL AND CAN NEVER BE CLONED OR REPRODUCED!!!! THEY DO NOT OFFER ANY WRITTEN CONTRACTS, SO THAT WAY THEY THINK THEY CAN'T BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR SERVICES. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE CHOOSING PET ATHLETIC CLUB, WE WISH WE WOULD OF!!!!!
06/01/2010Provided by Citysearch
We attended a very impressive but yet misleading demonstration at the Pet Athletic Club on 3/2/10. The tactics and strategy they used were misleading and falsely advertised. They won our confidence and trust by demonstrating a 4 plus year trained dog, and Mic Foster the owner told me they could train my dog in a 35 day board and train program to perform as well as the demonstration dog. They required that all moneys ($5300.00) be paid upfront prior to training my dog. There was no written contract supplied to me only a verbal agreement and a guarantee that my dog would perform as well as the demonstration dog. My dog does not perform anything like the demonstration dog and I did not receive the guarantee or agreement made with the owner Mic Foster and Scott Nordgren of the Pet Athletic Club. Even though their advertisement states all training is nonrefundable, I feel the money should be refunded due to the dog not being trained to the guarantee of the program we paid for. After filing complaints with BBB, THE PET ATHLETIC CLUB DELETED THEIR WEBSITE. YOU WILL NOTICE THEIR WEBSITE HAS BEEN DELETED!! MAKE SURE YOU DONT OVERPAY DEARLY FOR TRAINING LIKE WE DID!!!!! THE END RESULTS ARE NOT THE SAME AS DEMONSTRATION DOG!!
01/14/2010Provided by Citysearch
Our Wire Fox Terrier, Madeline, came out looking like a wire fox terrier. (That's doesn't always happen.) In addition, she wasn't stressed out, because they only do one dog a time. Great job! Madeline will be back.
09/08/2009Provided by Citysearch
We've been taking our doberman to PAC since she was a wee pup and she loves it there. They helped us take her through several rounds of training which has made her an ideal family dog.
We use their daycare service weekly to give our dog more exercise when our busy schedules will not allow for extra play time at home. It has also been very helpful in socializing her to other dogs.
Can't say enough about PAC. We love their service.
09/17/2008Provided by YP.com
The Pet Athletic Club is offering a free obedience and personal protection demonstration on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm. Bring the family and enjoy the show. Trainers will be available after the demo to answer any questions you may have. Come see the best training available for yourself!
We will demo:
Personal Protection: Send on attacker, attack on handler, and a call off
Obedience: On leash, Off leash
Please give us a call to let us know you are coming.
Phone: 513-621-1300 Ext. 1
Location: 818 Reedy St.
Cincinnati, Oh 45202
06/10/2008Provided by Citysearch
The customer below (Alicia Lott) committed a crime.
Our policies are as follows:
Monday through Friday we are open for daycare from 6:30am to 6:30pm. The dogs that are boarding are out playing together from 6:00am until 9:30pm.
At 9:30pm the dogs are crated in crates identical to what they would have at home. They sleep soundly, and then are woken up at 6:00am for breakfast and playtime.
The weekends are a little different because we are not open for daycare.
We still offer the option of boarding. Clients can pick up or drop off their dogs between 7am-9am or 7pm-9pm both Saturday and Sunday. During these times the dogs are given exercise, food, and water, (and have sporadic playtimes throughout the day) but are otherwise crated. They do not have water in their crates (as they spill it everywhere and then lay in water all day - they have access to water for 6 hours of the day).
We have 16 webcams that allow our clients to see their dogs 24 hours a day. This way, our clients can be confident that their dogs are being treated well, and are having a good time.
Alicia Lott forced open the back door of our building (our surveillance cameras show it took her over two minutes to get the door open), and stole her dog. By doing this she put herself and every other dog in the building in substantial danger.
Alicia Lott committed a crime.
1) Criminal Trespass - Trespass on the lands or premises of another occurs when the subject knowingly enters an area that he does not have the privilege to enter. (It is no defense to a charge under this section that the land or premises involved was owned, controlled, or in custody of a commercial business.)
We care greatly about our clients dogs, and want to make it clear to Alicia Lott and anyone else considering putting the dogs in jeopardy, that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly ? 513-621-1300
04/28/2008Provided by Citysearch
This is the last of several incidents I've had with PAC: PAC used to offer cage-free boarding, but in January they sent a letter stating that they would be using cages. After four months, I of course do not still have the letter, nor did I memorize it. I assumed (wrongly) that the dogs were only crated at night and that during the day there would be someone there. I left my dog there this past Saturday, and told the person there, ""I'll be back tomorrow afternoon to pick her up,"" and he said okay. When I returned at 1:00 Sunday afternoon, there was no one there. I knocked on the door, called, etc. There were business hours for Sunday posted on the door (which were difficult to read and understand). BUT at the bottom it said, ""Evenings and weekends by appointment only."" Huh? Upset, I went around to knock on the back door. But the door wasn't closed all the way, so I gave it a firm shove and walked right in. The dogs were being kept in small, unlit rooms, without water. My dog was in a cage that was large enough for her to stand up in but not much else. I freed her and we left less than a minute later. If I hadn't called PAC and told them what happened, would they have even noticed my dog was missing? What if someone else had found the open door and stolen my dog or someone else's? When I spoke to the owners of PAC, they said that they crate the dogs in the afternoon and kept referring to the letter from January--I told them that yes I received the letter, but a CLEARLY-WRITTEN reminder of pick-up and crating times would have been nice! I never got a sincere apology from them. Mic Foster had an excuse or hostile response for EVERYTHING (the back door warps when the weather changes, he said), and said I should be lucky he didn't call the police on me for ""breaking and entering."" There's not a thing he can do to me. I DIDN'T break in--the door was open--and only went in because I felt my dog was being neglected. Think twice about PAC!!
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