I thought that I could figure out how to train our puppy on my own, but after a couple of weeks I realized how mistaken I was! I jumped right into Baxter and Bella when Yadi was 10 weeks old and it has been the single best choice we could have made. This program has greatly decreased the stress of new puppy training! Amy has been super responsive to any issues we have had and I feel so much more in control as we add this new family member. I would highly recommend this program to any dog owner!
This site is amazing. The amount of information and the different ways it's presented is incredible. I read a section that tells me how to perform a certain Training Method, and then I can go watch the Training Method being done in the video archives along with the embedded video included in the training section. I had very little confidence in-training my dog, but with all the information provided in this site I'm feeling good and confident that I will have a well-trained dog.
I was having trouble submitting a question through the website on my phone so I sent an email explaining my issue. Within a couple minutes I received a personal phone call from Amy's husband Scott asking for clarification on the issue I was having. After I got done explaining it to him we talked for nearly another 20 minutes regarding questions that I had with dog training. Scott promptly corrected the issue I was having with the website
and sent me a message notifying me that it had been corrected. When I sent the message my expectation was that I would likely get an automatic computer response, receiving this personal service really blew me away.
This program is amazing! I am not a "Dog Person" but fell in love with my little pup anyway, so it has been of most importance to me that she is well trained. Everyday when I get on the Baxter and Bella website I find answers. I have used the chat portal many times for quick answers to issues I am facing with my dog in the exact moment that they are happening. I have also found answers after a quick search in the Ask the Trainer tab. And the best part so far has been signing up for a video chat with Amy. She listened well and helped us address behaviors tailored exactly to our situation. The help that is available here is never ending and personalized! My dog has quickly become a well loved member of the family. Would highly recommend to all dog owners!
I found Amy through her podcast and am so grateful I did. Her materials are extensive and informative. I love that she offers zoom video one on one appointments to address specific issues and concerns as each puppy presents unique issues/questions. She has great ideas and is super approachable. The one on one call was just like having her at my home.
Can't Imagine Raising a Puppy Without This! So Much to Learn I was Unaware of!
I'm so grateful that I happened upon Amy’s podcast several months ago. I was trying to find some podcasts to listen to in preparation for bringing a new puppy home to join our family. Amy’s Baxter and Bella podcast was by far the best one I heard, and I quickly became a devoted listener! Her training is so systematic, clear, and practically explained and written. After listening to her podcasts, and exploring her website, Amy quickly gained my admiration, respect and trust. She has high expectations of what owners and their beloved pets can achieve through the use of effective positive training, and her love for animals is clearly evident in her training practices. The Baxter and Bella phrase of “becoming best friends through love and learning” could not sum it up any better! Now, we are just a couple of weeks away from bringing our sweet puppy home, and I feel so much less overwhelmed then before. I am SO excited to have Amy’s program in place to work through starting right when we get home, and not be wandering aimlessly, trying to figure out what to do from a few books I read, while I wait for a puppy class to start. Amy has filled an incredible void with her program! With online layouts for each lesson, checklists, videos, question/answer pages, live coaching, and numerous other resources, there is an answer for everything. Best of all, if you cannot find an answer, Amy is right there to answer any questions or concerns! Amy, and the Baxter and Bella program, have already made such an impact in our lives with how we’ll raise our puppy, and we don’t even have our puppy yet! It’s an amazing program, and Amy is beyond dedicated to helping you and your puppy build a successful, rewarding relationship! You will not regret joining!!
So happy to have discovered Amy at a Baxter and Bella. Definitely worth the investment. I like that I can read the sessions or watch the video by topic! Also, the one to one video coaching is so helpful and convenient. I highly recommend it!
Having Amy as our ‘go to’ resource for training our new puppy, Grace, has proven invaluable! She has an extensive library of videos and step by step ‘how to’ instructions, as well as day to day personal access to help you with all phases of training. We have used her several times for one on one training sessions with behavioral issues, as they came up. Having Amy’s guidance is like having a personal trainer with you at all times.
Don’t hesitate to become a member! It’s the best gift you’ll ever give your sweet furbaby and YOU!! Thanks, Amy!!!
I can't say enough good things about Baxter and Bella
We are first time puppy owners and I was excited and anxious about having a puppy in our home. I had high expectations about how I did AND didn't want our puppy to act. Baxter and Bella has been an incredible resource for all of our training. The lessons have allowed the entire family to be on the same page with training and has gotten our kids excited and accountable. I have participated in several of the LIVE training classes, which have all been really informative and allowed hands on training during the class. Finally, last week I had my first one on one video call where my questions were answered well and I was able to work on some behaviors with the dog during the call. Thank you, Baxter and Bella for your excellent program!
Amy's (BAXTER & Bella) training materials have been a lifesaver for me with my new puppy. We ran into roadblocks as we progressed with our pup and got on a video call with Amy. She was so helpful to re-invigorate our training plan and approach and help us as a family understand how to recognize play, stop nipping, and stay on course!
Oddly enough, I found Baxter and Bella from a podcast search for puppy training. She was one of the few that popped up and I started to listen and liked her right away. I had just gotten my golden doodle a few days before and completely forgot about how stressful puppy training could be. I have had a whirlwind of experiences lately, just moving into a new home, my daughter starting back up at school, returning from a weeklong vacation and picking up Toby the next day. I had all the "stuff" but didn't know how to structure my day. One of the things Amy said was that she wanted to go to the gym and have someone just tell her what to do. ding ding ding! That was totally me and exactly what I wanted with to do with this puppy-please, someone just lay out the formula and I will follow it to a T (or to the best of my ability). In my few short days as part of the member's only community, Amy has answered each e-mail/inquiry promptly and thoroughly-even created a video for my question on a Sunday morning, within less than an hour of my question. Amazing! I cannot recommend her more and the member's only option is the only way to go for all the support you could possibly need or want. I'm so happy that I found her :)
Wish I could shout from the "wooftops" how amazing this training is!
I met Amy about two and a half years ago while helping a friend with Puppy evaluations. I watched Amy work with the puppies and knew she was someone I needed to get to know. Shortly after I met her, I bought a Goldendoodle named Mika. I wanted to use Amy's online training but my sweet husband put a cap on my spending and suggested I read some books instead...I wouldn't give up, so I got on you tube at Amy's suggestion and I watched faithfully as she trained Chili. I did everything I could to train Mika without the full online training. Mika turned out ok but she could have been so much better...today I am a proud member of Amy's group of followers that KNOW that following this program will help you not only train your puppy right, but you will LOVE your dog so much more when it all comes together and you have an AMAZING well trained pup and family! She covers everything and the cost is so worth it that I have offered a discount on my puppies if the family will sign up for Baxter and Bella Online Puppy Training. I love this program!!!
This is my first puppy and with it, at first, came a good deal of anxiety. I was referred to the program by my breeder and have found it to be an incredible resource. With the support of Amy and her thoughtfully laid-out website, I now feel prepared for these critical first months. The videos are just what's needed and the other resources super helpful. And one's questions are thoughtfully, personally, and quickly answered -- which is a rarity. Amy is a gem!
I highly recommend Baxter & Bella to every dog owner! I am a first time dog owner, but the resources are excellent for any dog owner at any age. When we got our cavapoo puppy we decided to enroll at the local pet store for training classes. The classes were good, but Baxter & Bella has been so much better!! The curriculum is both more in-depth and broad. We also considered hiring a personal dog trainer, but Baxter & Bella is much more affordable, long-term, and based on my schedule. I love the videos because I can watch them over again by myself or with my children. You can’t do that at the pet store. The LIVE! Office hours were amazing! I asked all my individualized questions and received answers and encouragement I needed, including links to her videos. The range of services available is excellent, for times when I want to go in-depth or when I need a quick answer using the Search feature. I feel 100% supported in training my puppy now and for years to come. I do not think I could receive better service anywhere else. Thank you!
I cannot say enough good about this program! I am a first time dog owner and had no idea where to begin. This program gave me the direction I needed. It told me what to expect, showed me where to begin and how to train a puppy. I feel like this program would work for every type of dog owner. There is detailed written information, checklists, how-to videos and the option to email personal questions anytime. On several occasions I considered returning our puppy. Every time I became unsure or frustrated I was able to reference the program or contact Amy with my concerns. She gave me the educational support with her program and more importantly her emotional support with her encouraging advice. I honestly would not have been to keep our puppy without her help! We have used the program for 4 months and our puppy is now 6 months old. I am frequently getting compliments from family, friends, pet care professionals, and strangers about how well behaved our dog is for being a puppy. We have a great dog, but I would not say that he was one of those “natural angel” dogs, he had his set of issues. I have seen other programs used by friends (and was slightly tempted) that include shock or prong collars and the effects they have had on their dogs. Although they may get fast results there seems to be a sense of fear or aggression when the collars are not in use. I truly believe the Baxter and Bella program shapes a puppy into who they become forever and they are consistent in positive interactions with everyone, as opposed to other programs that create a forced behavior by dogs with shock collars that only respond to their owners who control the collar. I am glad that after putting forth effort with the Baxter and Bella program, I have a sweet dog that I can trust- because that is now what he has become. Thank you Baxter and Bella and Amy!!!
Baxter & Bella came highly recommended to me when I was looking to buy a new puppy. I was so overwhelmed and am I so grateful that I chose to use them to help me through! I have gotten so many tips that have made the process of training a puppy fun instead of scary.
Baxter and Bella is an awesome online program to do at your home. Amy is awesome and she will answer any questions. I had no idea how to train our puppy but with the program it is easy to follow along the steps on training a puppy.
I participated in the LIVE! Office hours with Amy today, which is a free call to talk with her about all things dog training. I LOVED IT and really appreciated the opportunity to ask questions regarding our new puppy without first having to pay money. In fact, we didn't pay any money at all and have some great ideas of what to do next. Admittedly I was skeptical at first, as more often than not if they seem too good to be true, then they probably are, but not this, it was definitely better than good, it was GREAT - Thank you Amy at Baxter and Bella!