I would highly recommend Bob's Pet Stop for your dog training needs. We used him for our 2 1/2 year old yellow lab (Libby) and it really made an immediate difference in her behavior. As we advanced through our lessons Libby has responded beautifully. With a little patience and Bob's guidance we were able to train her to respond to commands and walk without pulling. My wife Lynn could never walk her because she pulled constantly. Now she can walk her with no problem. Bob also gives you an understanding of dog behavior which helps you to train your dog. As many here have already stated, we wish we would've started with Bob earlier but as we found out it is never too late!Jim & Lynn
Hello Bob. We wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with your training program for our dog Lenny. As you are aware, we were aware when we adopted Lenny that he had behavioral issues as a result of a prior abusive situation. You developed a training program for Lenny which combined treats and praise and was designed to address his problems. Your program made the training a positive experience for Lenny and for us so that Lenny was eager to learn. You trained not only Lenny but also trained us so that we knew how to manage and correct Lenny's problems. This is something that Lenny's prior trainer was not able to do. Your videotapes of the training sessions allowed us to view as often as needed the correct manner of training. As a result, we have seen a remarkable improvement in Lenny's behavior and feel much more confident in helping Lenny to overcome his abusive past. We are looking forward to continue to work with you with regard to Lenny's further training. Lee & Joan
It was a great lesson! It all makes sense to me, and there is such a big change in Dillon already. He is now such a pleasure to walk on the leash. He has not tried to jump on the furniture or on people. Even getting him in the crate has been easier. He gets upset when left, but he has to learn that it's ok to be alone. Also, he isn't clinging to me like he used to. He will go lay down or play in another room. I don't have to be in constant sight now! I am amazed and proud of Dillon. Chris
When Malcolm and I brought, Roman, our 8 week golden doodle puppy home we were committed to properly training him so that one day we would have a well behaved dog. After reading a ton of books on training puppies, I was thoroughly confused as they seemed to contradict each other, so I decided to sign up for a ‘puppy class’ at a chain pet store. After diligently applying the techniques I was being taught, I had a 4 monthly old puppy who was basically ‘running the show’ at home and now starting to growl at us. I was thoroughly exhausted by it all.
Then, we met Bob, an true dog training expert, and we realized that most of what we read and what we were doing was totally wrong and we were causing our puppy to be confused and anxious. Bob showed us how to start to train Roman in ways that were simple for us to understand and apply – we saw positive results immediately. When I had questions in-between sessions, Bob was always accessible via email or phone and willing to help talk me through any issues I was having. With each session with Bob our confidence and our ability to train our puppy grew tremendously.
From the moment we met Bob, we have been incredibly impressed with him. Bob is knowledgeable, competent, compassionate and a real pleasure to be around. I cannot imagine properly training our puppy without Bob’s guidance and expertise. James Family
Let me just start with “I wished I had found you sooner”. You are the best! Thank goodness there is someone to turn to for guidance who really loves dogs. The computer/internet can be a wonderful search and find tool when used correctly. Don’t look any further than Bobs Pet Stop. Bob in my eyes is the best in Bucks County. Bob has many years of experience and explains each technique in an easy gentle way that you will understand. He provides practical advice and is very flexible to your unique situation. I cannot express enough how impressed I was by his skills and most of all by his kindness in helping me train my loving, well-mannered German Shepherd who was just set in her ways. I highly recommend Bob to anyone who is second guessing “am I working/training my dog the correct way”. I was getting frustrated. I found Bob and so glad I made that call to him. Kathy - Bensalem
Hi Bob, Just wanted to let you know that in just two visits you have turned our crazy household into an enjoyable home for our family and pets. Your teaching methods make so much sense and are done with so much kindness. It is a pleasure working with you! Anne
I just would like to share a little of my weekend with you. My grand daughter, Scarlet(3yrs.), came to visit on Friday. The excitement got the best of 'Miss Gracie' and her little devil horns popped out, she was out of control, jumping and biting. I kept pressure on her leash and pulled her down with the dominant down keeping her controlled. Scarlet was afraid of her and I was very concerned, so I keep them apart as much as possible. The next morning Gracie was surprisingly calm and laid back, almost like an adult bulldog, not a 5 month old. About mid morning, Scarlet ask to play with her and I agreed with some trepidation. Well, Scarlet took the leash and was off down the driveway with Gracie in tow. They had a blast all day, up and down the drive, by the end of the day Gracie was so tired she went to her crate an hour before her regular bed time. I want to thank you for teaching me (and Gracie) how to control a situation which could have been a disaster. So now, Scarlet and Gracie will be life long friends, instead of Gracie being the out of control little 'devil', Scarlet would be afraid of. Bill
Dear Bob, We want to thank you for all of the expertise that you have shared with us. We are confident that we have the tools to train our puppy as he grows into a well behaved and obedient dog. This training experience has been invaluable, and the perfect investment to help our family and new pup to live happily together for many years. L Rumer
It was great working with Bob as he provided us with safe, effective and positive training techniques to better communicate with our dogs. He truly enjoys teaching and is patient when demonstrating and reviewing the various steps and strategies.
Bob has extensive experience working with a variety of dogs and temperaments. He is able to correct the identified behavioral issues and concerns. Bob genuinely enjoys helping people better understand how to handle challenging behaviors and build trust with our pets.He truly has enriched and enhanced therelationship we have with our dogs. We are grateful for the relevant and practical techniques that we received. I recommend Bob to anyone who needs dog training and is looking for results to stop problem behaviors.
Thank you!!! Sincerely, Laurie and Daniel (Sammy, Foxy, and Bella)
Hi Bob, Let me just start with “I wished I had found you sooner”. You are the best! Thank goodness there is someone to turn to for guidance who really loves dogs.
The computer/internet can be a wonderful search and find tool when used correctly. Don’t look any further than Bobs Pet Stop. Bob in my eyes is the best in Bucks County. Bob has many years of experience and explains each technique in an easy gentle way that you will understand. He provides practical advice and is very flexible to your unique situation. I cannot express enough how impressed I was by his skills and most of all by his kindness in helping me train my loving, well-mannered German Shepherd who was just set in her ways.
I highly recommend Bob to anyone who is second guessing “am I working/training my dog the correct way”. I was getting frustrated. I found Bob and so glad I made that call to him.
Kathy of Bensalem
Hello Mr. Bob, I am ecstatic to be writing this email! One month ago, I moved into a new community that not only allows dogs, it has a private dog park and poop bag stations (the management company supplies poop bags in handy pull-out stations situated all over the property). Obviously, there are many dogs who live here.
Given Charlie's history, I was VERY nervous about suddenly subjecting him to sooo many dogs at once. However, as per your advice, I gave my neighbors a heads-up about Charlie's history and they have - as you said most dog owners would - volunteered their dogs asparticipants in Charlie's learning.
Tonight, Charlie "reconnected" with his new friend Riley and then not only met four new dogs within 15 minutes, he hung with them and Riley for another 30 minutes without causing a fight. Granted, he snipped when meeting two of the dogs, but we (myself and my new neighbors) were all prepared for it. Thank you so much for giving Charlie (and me) the chance to make new friends.Lynne Gibson
My husband and I hired Bob to come and help us train our new puppy, Spartan. I, who have never had a dog, was very interested in learning the best way to train our dog. Bob showed us all the proper ways on how to crate train our dog, walk on the lease, proper playtime and how to keep our pet safe. Our end result was amazing, and friends and family couldn't get over how well behaved our dog was and how well he listened and followed directions. We, unfortunately, suffered the loss of our puppy due to a tumor on his brain at a very young age. My husband and I adopted a new puppy, and because of his traits he was tougher to train using all the instructions Bob had given us. I contacted Bob, and had many conversations with him on our new puppy, the issues we were facing. Bob came out and we did a whole new training session with our new puppy, Max. Bob was great in helping to train us and how to train our defiant dog. He recommended for Max that we use a Sportdog training collar, and thanks to Bob's techniques and the training collar, Max is a good boy now. I would absolutely recommend Bob to family or friends. Bob is also great, if you have any questions, sending him an email or a quick call, he is willing to help you in any way he can! I am happy that we were recommended Bob thru our Vet, and can't be more thankful for him and showing us how easy it is to have a great dog and enjoy everything that comes withSam and Brian Allridge
Hey Bob! I just wanted to give you an update on Tucker. Christmas morning I had my whole family over which includes lots of kids, so I kept Tuck in his crate but uncovered so he could watch everyone interact. He whined like he wanted to come out and play the whole time. The week between Christmas and New Year’s, my parents had a lot of people over and he did very well with everyone out of his crate. Then on New Year’s Day, the whole family came over again and I felt confident that he would be fine with the kids. He stayed at my feet for awhile and then began to stray away and lay quietly next to the children and everyone else. Then yesterday, my sister’s boys (2 and 6) came over and he was great with them. He was snuggling with them on the couch, licking their faces; laying on their laps…it was incredible. He was begging for their attention. He has really become a great dog. Just wanted to update you and say thanks for everything!Brittney Barndt
Bob Staples is without a doubt the go-to trainer in the Bucks county area. I am the founder of Lulu's Rescue and we have consulted with Bob for many of our dogs; dogs needing everything from the remedial puppy training [including potty training] to helping dogs suffering from separation anxiety to dogs exhibiting fear based aggression. Bob's almost 30 years in the dog training arena [as a full time trainer not a part time, on the side trainer], and the hundreds of families he has helped, makes him the de facto expert in dogs and their training. Bob creates a solid foundation for the family and the dog to build their lives together upon and flourish with his training methodology. Bob works from the premise of training the family as equally as training the dog. Bob has helped us keep many dogs in their forever families giving their human guardians the tools they need to teach their pooches with positive reinforcement, authority, trust, and love. We can't say enough fantastic things about Bob Staples; he is absolutely 5 stars all the way around. Michele & Jane, LuLu's Rescue
I just wanted to tell you about my love this weekend! I took him to a friends house in NJ Saturday for the night which was his first real interaction with people since bobs training and another rescue pup was there and he was outstanding! No aggression at all. Everyone could pet him and he loved playing with the other dog. Definitely still timid and nervous but our bond is so amazing I helped him through it! I couldn't be happier right now! He makes me so happy and I just can't get enough of him. I am so glad I gave him this second chance. :) And Thanks Mr. Bob of Bob’s Pet Stop for all your help and support!!!
Mr. Bob helped us immensely when we adopted our 1-year-old dog, Maya. He first interviewed us to see what kind of relationship we wanted with Maya. He then designed specific goals for each of our training sessions, teaching us how to give commands and how to react when they weren't obeyed. I think this one-on-one training is so much better than dog training classes because Bob adapted the sessions according to Maya's strengths and weaknesses. Bob really taught how to to be pack leaders with Maya. We are happier with her, and she knows she can depend on us.Ray and Jonathan
Bob first started working with my rescue dog, Bella, in early 2009. I found Bella at the SPCA and she was a bit out of control. Bob achieved wonders in a short period of time and Bella is now my constant companion and friend. Bella and I both benefited from Bob's training session - I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve or change behavior patterns in their canine friends! Vick and Bella
Mr. Bob from Bobs Pet Stop worked well with us and our two dogs, who had very different personalities, one with a particularly difficult issue. He showed a depth of understanding of the dogs and was great to work with--We had a lot of confidence in his work with them--and they liked him, too! Barbara C.
Bob was recommended by family members. Bob was always on time, courteous and a lot of fun to be around not only for myself but for my wife and kids as well, Bob kept everyone involved with the training, he is very informative and is an expert in dog training/behavior. I would highly recommend only Bob's Pet Stop to anyone looking to train their Dog. He was exceptional !!!! Great Value, on time & creative, personable. Jeff, Oreland, Pa
Bob is remarkable. I decided to change course on a long history of raising black labs and try something a little different - a bluetick coonhound. Oh no. I couldn't have picked a more intelligent and stubborn breed. That's where Bob comes in. Bob came highly recommended so we quickly secured his services. What a blessing!
Bob knows every breed of dog and has trained thousands...and the dogs trainers as well. So, he's quite skilled at training both dog and dog owner. Within two sessions we had made incredible strides both us and our stubborn addition. Its quite interesting how easily and quickly Bob establishes a rapport and respect with your dog - in an authoritative fashion yet very warm and affectionate with the dog. Never seen anything quite like this. From there, training sessions are well defined, simple and easy enough for ongoing training sessions once Bob has left.
We had instant and continued results. There were a number of behavioral challenges which needed to be addressed. Bob approached them one at a time and together we have achieved incredible and lasting results with our coonhound. Bob's training not only produces the desired behavior but allows the personality of your dog to express itself and be enjoyed.
I highly endorse Bob for any dog and any situation. If the answer is not apparent - which it should be - Bob will easily figure it out. He is quite talented, a real pleasure to work with, punctual, supportive and an overall real gentleman. You'll end up 'loving Bob' as much as you will your dog! Michael and Family Bucks County, Pa
Bob was instrumental in helping me curtail several unwanted behaviors that my four year old Havanese [Colin] was exhibiting --- pulling behavior, excessive barking. We met for a consultation and set up several appointments to work on the targeted behavior. Bob was great to work with, Colin responded well to the training sessions, and I was greatly relieved. I will hire Bob again, should the need arise. He was terrific! Mindy From Jenkintown
My wife and I hired Bob in August of 2010 to train our yellow Labrador puppy Tucker. Our experience with Bob has been tremendous. He took the time to understand our specific situation and what our priorities were in terms of training Tucker. He then provided an easy to understand and easy to execute overall training framework. After that, we have worked on something different each visit and our confidence in being able to train Tucker has continued to grow. Bob's strengths are his extensive experience and his ability to explain techniques in an easy to understand way. He provides practical advice and is very flexible to your unique situation. Tucker has responded extremely well to Bob's methods and the results have been spectacular!! In summary, if you have pet training needs, I would highly recommend bringing in Mr. Bob's Pet Stop!
Dear Bob, I just cannot thank you enough for all the help you’ve given me with my dog, Blaze. After going to several different dog trainers, I finally found someone who made my dog livable and my life calm. Blaze is a Portuguese Water Dog. He’s a strong, dominant alpha type. We brought him home at 9 weeks old, and since that day, he’s been love-biting everyone. We have 2 young boys and an adult daughter and a busy household. Blaze loves to be in the middle of everything, barking, biting, kissing and generally “running the show.” He would constantly bite all the kids – not meanly, but out of love and playfulness, but still, this was inappropriate and annoying. I’d been seeking help from all the professionals with nothing working. I was told to squirt him with water – he loved it; shake a can – he lunged at the can; give him “time out” in his crate – he didn’t even connect the two; yell, “No,” then praise – didn’t work. Finally, Bob, you taught me how dogs learn and behave so I could be an “effective teacher.” By using a collar and leash tug associated with a loud, “No,” I was able to duplicate the mother dog’s bite and bark. “Voila!” A humbled dog! I’m still amazed at how fast this worked. That was just one area you helped me in. The list goes on and on. I now have a loveable, obedient, 1 year old Portuguese Water Dog who fits in our family without all the unmanageable behaviors. I am forever in your debt. Besides all of this, you’re a great guy and I’m honored that our paths have crossed. Thanks again! Robin
Bob, We cannot tell you how impressed we were by your skills and most of all by your kindness in helping us to train two loving and wonderful dogs who just needed the proper guidance. They are doing excellent and now we can all enjoy each other in ways we never would have without you. We will be recommending you as often as we can. Thank you! Amy, Donna and Ralph
Dear Bob, We have seen a vast improvement in Sasha's behavior since our sessions with you. The gentle leader is by far a much better way to control her. She still has issues with other dogs while out walking, but it's just a matter of redirecting her and continuing on without giving her much chance to misbehave. Hopefully in time she will get beyond that, but it's not so much of a problem now. The advice you gave us to have people ignore her, and do not just pet her, has worked out very well, and she is starting to accept more and more people as part of her trusted group of friends. Overall she seems to be getting happier week by week. We're sure it was a huge adjustment for her to go from her previous life to ours, but overall she seems happy and content; she wags her tail more and more, and just seems happy to curl up in her bed and sleep. She is a rescue success story so far, and the whole family loves her dearly and shows her lots of affection and praise. Thank you for your insight and common sense approach. What was a struggle is now a matter of routine and precautions. Adjusting our behavior was easier and got better results than trying to make her do things she didn't understand. Thanks again for your expertise and insight. Robin & John
Hi Bob! We thought we would include a note to let you know how well Brady is doing. We are really happy with his progress. We constantly receive compliments on how well-behaved he is – especially since “he is just a puppy.” We recently had a big family reunion and Brady did awesome! He stayed on his mat, even when people were eating around him – and he didn’t jump on anyone even in all the excitement to see each new person arrive! We rarely use his collar now because he responds so well to his name, “No” and “Come.” We are having a great time with Brady – especially in the snow. He loves the snow! Of course we still have our regressive moments and there are many skills that we need to practice – but we feel like you have given us the knowledge and know-how to get to the results we are looking for. Thank you so much for all of your help! Please feel free to use us as a reference. Carol, John, Michael... and Brady
Good morning, Bob! Just a quick note to let you know that Rocky is a very good student. He loves to “work.” We are using the word, “work” (“Rocky, let’s do some work”) when we do the crate and mat training. We’ve been surprised and delighted at how well he is doing. It’s even more rewarding to see how happy and proud he is when he does a good job. So just want to say, “Thank You,” for all you have done to help us get Rocky started on the right track. Elaine
Hi Bob, Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how awesome Zena is doing. We have our sweet girl back and even better than before! We can't thank you enough for all of your help in getting us back on track. It is amazing what a tune-up can do. I am happy to report she did awesome with our recent house guest; she was the life of the party. She was happy and playful. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. We so appreciate all you do and how you do it. It's a true gift you have and we are spreading the word every chance we get! Sincerely, Bob, Mary, Keith & Zena
Dear Bob, I wanted to say thank you for all your help with our Weimaraner, Emilee. Your help has been invaluable. The training techniques were very easy to learn for us and our puppy in your puppy program. Emilee responded to all the training amazingly fast. She now is going on six months and our friends who laughed about us hiring you are now amazed at the finished results. We can't thank you enough, it was money well spent! If you ever need a reference, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks again! Miguel & Amy
Dear Bob, Thanks for everything. We have a great puppy, thanks to you. I've really appreciated your wisdom (both dog-wise and people-wise). We wish you all the best. We will recommend you to all that need doggie behavior help. Bless you, Susan, AJ & kids
Bob, Thanks so much for all of your help with Sonny. He is really starting to shape up! He has a special bond with my younger son (the one he used to attack!) Thanks again. Kim (from Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic)
Hi Bob, I want to thank you for your help with Corduroy. He is doing so much better, and much calmer, too. He hasn’t gone crazy when we leave or at the fence. I am using the remote trainer only occasionally. My voice has so much more power, he really made the association quickly. He wears the collar on “non-interactive” mode most of the time, so I am feeling quite good. Carol (from Lower Bucks Dog Training)
Hey Bob! I wanted to thank you for coming over last night. Because of what you told me I had my first peaceful night’s sleep in weeks. You have no idea how scared I was that I would hear, “Maybe you need to find a new home for one of them.” What a load off my mind now!!! The “girls” and I have started anew. They’re not up on any furniture anymore. I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that we can ALL live together peacefully. Again, thanks for your training last night. It was much appreciated. I’m sure I’ll be in touch again. After we learn how to behave and live together in peace, I would love to work on some other issues. Maybe a few commands? I want to impress everyone with my dogs and their new found manners/knowledge!! Jenn
Hi Bob, I am writing you to let you know that I recommend you to anyone and everyone I know that is having issues with their dogs – because you helped us tremendously in many, many ways. My vet recommends you based on my comments. My vet is Beth, who works at Delaware Valley Animal Hospital. Once again, thanks for your help. Beth, Chris and Zoe
Dear Bob, Many thanks for the enjoyable and entertaining afternoon you provided for the Senior Citizens group at Immaculate Conception Church in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. It was an extremely interesting and educational program and demonstration. Your dogs are beautiful, and so well-behaved. Thanks again for your time. Mrs. Spencer
I really liked your approach in that it's the dog and family that are in training. You explained from an evaluation what's going on in Jazz' head. That it's a game and we need to use a combination of tools )which you have taught us) to change the game. Moreover, you demonstrated the techniques on Jazz successfully and then taught us step by step and made us demonstrate our proficiency (or lack thereof)! Also, when you run over the hour session as you frequently do, you don't just stop abruptly. You've built in time for questions, repetition, etc. Pat W.
Bob has done a great job working with us to correct our dog's behavioral issues and to lay out a plan for an Pet Safe fence system. Both strategies have worked great.
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