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DognPooch is amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 9, 2018

Mark Lipes is truly great at what he does. I strongly recommend anyone with a dog in their family take time to send their puppy/dog to Mark’s training. His service is truly priceless.

Before choosing Mark at DognPooch to care for our little one I called many, many training facilities within about 200 miles of our town. Not only was DognPooch well priced and close by, Mark was the first person willing to speak with me personally and to send videos and references without me even asking. He answered my many, many questions with grace and authority.

We dropped our puppy off with Mark (though I think he might do pick-ups, too) and were pleased and amazed to find the training space not only warm and inviting but also spotless. This is huge and helped us feel great about leaving her there.

Throughout the two weeks that Puppy was in training Mark sent us videos and updates about her progress. She was trained with other dogs, cats, birds, people, in the park, on the sidewalk, in stores, and so so much more! When we picked her up she was happy to see us but also sad to say goodbye- another great sign that the training Mark does he does with kindness and a love of animals.

Mark showed us what to do and how to reinforce her training at home. He took time to practice with us and was able to tell us where we might need to try a bit harder or what might work best for us with her.

So, what does all of this mean now that we have her home? Our dog is AMAZING! She is such a joy to have around. She sits, stays, comes, heels, knows her place (which can be anything I designate as a place), listens for noises we make (pays attention to us) and so so much more. She no longer chases our cats or goes running around when asked to come, she doesn’t budge even when food is dropped on the floor near her. New training we’ve introduced also sticks extremely well.

Before DognPooch our puppy was what most would call a pretty good puppy- not too much biting, not too much jumping, regular potty training issues, in fact, my mother-in-law thought we were nuts for paying for training for ‘such a good dog’.

Now, our dog is a phenomenal dog! She can meet new people, sit with us at restaurants, stay on her place even in the garage (near loud machinery) or outside near squirrels and cars…I could go on and on. If you’re questioning the worth of such a service, please, please do it for yourself and your family!


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Rated 5 out of 5
March 15, 2023

Our 9 month German Shepherd did amazing here! I loved the daily videos updating her progress. She was well taken care of and came home a different dog! Mark did an amazing job and has been there to answer all of my questions after the training was completed

Aimee Highins


Rated 5 out of 5
January 13, 2023

At 4 months old, our adorable Labrador puppy was becoming our worst “NIGHTMARE”! She was barking, jumping, nipping and biting at us until we were bruised and bloody! None of the training and socialization with food or treats we were using was working at all. I could not take her on a walk for fear that she would knock me down, and my husband would come back from a walk angry and frustrated. Our vet even mentioned medication to help calm her!

We were desperate for help and a better answer! After many Internet searches and watching countless videos, I called “DognPooch.” To my surprise Mark answered the call personally, and he calmly listened to our concerns about our “out-of-control” puppy. When Mark said that his training would help our dog, I was still skeptical!

Mark sent us many videos of his actual training methods and references without being asked for them. We took the leap and decided to give Mark’s training a try, even though we didn’t think anything would work with this wild puppy!

After one day with Mark’s training, we could not believe she was the same puppy on the many videos he sent us!

After one week with Mark, and many very helpful videos of Mark’s training methods, tools, and philosophy of dog training, we met with Mark to pick up our puppy. Mark handed us her leash and we walked around the park, then he showed us how to walk with her off leash and left us to walk with her on our own. It was so beautiful to walk with an adorable, calm, attentive puppy! Thank You Mark so very, very much!!

No more “Nightmare Puppy”! Now we have our “DREAM DOG”!!!

Marty & Jody Wisen & Brandy

Response from DognPooch

Thank you for using our dog training service! We are so pleased with the results and that you are happy dog owners! Enjoy your pup!

It was so worth it!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 1, 2022

I did not realize how out of control my Dog truly was and how ignorant I was regarding her need and desire for discipline. I was very happy with the results Mark created in her and what he taught me as a responsible pet owner. I was primarily concerned about safety…Even though I was cognizant of the fact that my dog did as she pleased I also did not truly appreciate her need and desire to please…This is such a remarkable difference in her understanding of who she is and what is expected of her…yes in our relationship….She is glued to me..listens to me and is wanting to do exactly what I ask of her…I am really so happy …a small miracle that has made a huge difference in my life…Thank you Mark for the time and attention you gave to her..I feel gratitude…

Claire Severa

Outstanding DognPooch Trainer!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 1, 2022

Our puppy, Jules, is a good boy, but he needed some training. We hired a training to come to the house one day a week, and that worked somewhat; however, we needed something more…then we found MARK! Mark worked a miracle – he helped train Jules to not jump on people, to walk beside us, to stay when asked, and to come when directed. In less than 1 week, we have a well-behaved dog. He is effective in his techniques, ethical in his treatment of his dog clients, kind, and keeps you (the dog parents) always informed of what is happening during the training with lots of videos – it is an educational experience for your dog and for you. We highly recommend Mark as a dog trainer. (Now, we wish he could train our cat…Willie Nelson!)

Vanessa Tasso