Our success stories say it all – dogs and people love the results they get from training their dogs with us!
These success stores are from online verified reviews, emails, and texts are clients have sent us.
German Shepherd in home manner’s training
“Deb was great with my little pup, Pippa! When we started she having accidents whenever she was excited or feeling submissive. She was also a bit stubborn when working on commands. Deb helped us to get training back on the right path and showed us that training can also be really fun! Pippa has flourished ever since we started working with Deb and we are very much looking forward to our Tricks, Fun, Games, and Confidence Building class!
Caitie and Pippa rocked their lessons with us! Pippa now listens to Caitie, follows commands, and loves to do training! Great job guys – see you in Tricks class!Posted by Pepper's Paws on Monday, March 26, 2018
Caitie, Pippa’s Mom
In home manner’s training, West Chester PA
“Deb is fantastic! Before I adopted, I used her Perfect Match service, and she helped me understand what to look for in a dog and different scenarios to consider. This was extremely helpful for when I was meeting several rescues as potential new family members. Once I adopted, she had an instant rapport with my dog Zeus, and was able to show me how to work with him and communicate with him. I now have a happy dog — and he has a happy owner! I definitely recommend her.”
Mike B, Zeus’ dad in home manners training for rescue dog
Chester Springs, PA
“My wife and I recently rescued a young dog who was found as a stray. She understandably was overly cautious of new things and had quite a few fears that we needed to overcome with patience and persistence. Deb was recommended by the shelter and in just 4 sessions she helped our dog blossom! The amount of progress in only a couple months is remarkable. We’d highly recommend Deb!”
John P, Ruby’s dad
Fear Free in home training
“We had our first training session last Wednesday 3/7/18 with Deb from Peppers Paws for our Bulldog Archie. The session was great and met all of our expectations. Bulldogs can be challenging but Deb worked well with him as well as teaching us about training a Bullie. Looking forward to our next session.”
Gerrie, Archie’s mom
Fearful dog training, Exton PA
“Deb was amazing with our Frenchie and with our family. Our Frenchie responded to the training very well. And Deb left us with so many great tools and resources to continue the training. As a first time dog owner, I definitely would recommend Deb. Her training has taught us how to help our dog and everyone is happier because of it.”
Colleen, Roxy’s mom
French bulldog in home training
“My experience with Pepper’s Paws Dog Training was fantastic! Deb Murray is by far the best trainer I have ever worked with. I adopted a 6 yr old Beagle/Border Collie, named Max, from To Love A Canine Rescue in August. We tried another training class before signing up for Level 1 Manners with Deb. Deb’s positive reinforcement methods worked much better for Max. Her classes really focus on being positive, happy, and having fun, which builds a great relationship with your dog. I also liked how Deb has several assistant trainers to help as well. This way everyone is able to get one on one help if needed. Max came with some anxiety issues, especially when faced with unfamiliar situations. So I jumped at the chance to attend the “Tricks, Fun, Games, and Confidence Building” class. This class was just amazing and Max absolutely loved it too! I would highly recommend Pepper’s Paws training to everyone!! I cannot wait to attend more classes both with Max and my other dog Blue!”
Becky, Max’s mom
Adult rescue dog training
“Deb is amazing and welcome into our house any time. We have the perfect golden doodle puppy that is even more lovable and obedient after only a couple sessions with Deb. This was necessary as we also have young toddlers in the home. I didn’t know I could love our dog even more but she brought peace and guidance into our raising of the perfect dog. (I am mostly amazed that our dogs pees on command). Her services are worth every penny and we could not have asked for more!”
Jennifer, Louie’s mom, goldendoodle
In home puppy training
West Chester, PA
Charlotte is my first dog so I reached out for training help when she was still a young pup. Deb came out to my apartment and not only helped get Charlotte started on the basics, she had a long conversation with me about the crate I had, the space that was set up, food, and bathroom training. She evaluated Charlotte before approving her for Puppy class.
Class was informative for me and my dog; Not only does she teach basic commands but she explains the ‘why’ and ‘how’ certain things work so that it’s easy to keep building on the basics. Knowing the care Deb took in accepting clients made the off leash play time fun without stress.
My number one goal was to have a dog that people welcomed into their homes and didn’t resent me bringing her along. Charlotte was only 5 months old and had *just* graduated Puppy STAR class when we first went to visit family for a crowded long weekend. She was fantastic, even loose leash walking with strangers and quickly able to figure out how to ask to be let out in the yard.
Over the past 2 years I’ve gone to a few more of Pepper’s Paws classes, and participated in the community walks – it’s been fantastic and I couldn’t be happier with everything. Charlotte is welcome at outdoor restaurants, and while my sister’s dog is not allowed on the furniture at my parent’s house, Charlotte is because she’s proven herself to be so well behaved. Searching for a new apartment I was able to convince a ‘no dogs’ landlord to accept us after being able to demonstrate how well behaved and trained Charlotte is.
I credit Deb and her team with the positive relationship I have with my dog and strongly recommend them to anyone looking for training and activities.”
Courtney, Charlotte’s mom
Rescue In Home Puppy Training, Puppy Class, Basic Manners, Advanced Manners, Tricks Class
West Chester, PA
“My husband and I adopted a Dachshund rescue in December. Since he had some behavioral issues, after researching trainers, we decided to go with Deb. Both Deb and Maike were very responsive in making Rocky’s transition a good and positive one. We learned so much and gained great progress with in-home training. Deb and Maike brought their dogs to complement the training.
Materials and follow-up were excellent and we highly recommend Pepper’s Paws.”
Debbie, Rocky’s mom
Fear Free Training
“We just completed 4 weeks of training with Deb at Pepper’s Paws for our 10 month old cockapoo. This was the second round of training we completed, after doing 4 weeks at a very young age to establish basic behaviors. The time we spent with Deb was well worth it and our pup really made great strides. Before beginning, she asked lots of questions so that she could understand any issues and what we expected to get from training. Once that was complete, we jumped right in and Deb carefully demonstrated everything and then allowed us to model the same behavior. She provided feedback and helped us master the technique before moving on. This allowed us to feel confident to repeat the training throughout the remainder of the week and because of this, our puppy really grasped each concept.
In addition to the training techniques, Deb offered great advice and demonstrated unlimited patience with our questions. Knowing that we are first time dog owners, she made us feel comfortable by telling us that we could ask anything – there are no stupid questions.
I would highly recommend Pepper’s Paws. The training is effective and Deb’s teaching skills are tremendous. She clearly loves what she does and that translates into productive sessions for puppy and puppy parents.”
Sandra, Bear’s mom
Obedience training, Downingtown PA
“My husband and I adopted 2 rescue puppies in 2017. Both needed more attention and training than what we could provide ourselves. A friend at work highly recommended Pepper’s Paws in Exton,PA… we reached out to the owner, Deb, and arranged a 4 visit session. Both rescue puppies have lots of fear issues/ anxiety, so Deb was able to identify this immediately. She took the time to assess each dog individually and develop a plan to have us work on their behaviors. Each session showed great improvement with both dogs, so we continued to build off of that! We were so proud of our dogs and the training built their self esteem to a level we never thought was possible. We owe so much to Deb. She is so easy to work. Deb is a true professional with a wealth of knowledge that she willingly shares. We would highly recommend Pepper’s Paws with Deb and her staff for all your canine training needs! Thank you so much Deb…our boys are so much happier and less fearful of their surroundings!”
Debbie, Dez & Sammy’s mom
Obedience training, fearful dog training
“Pepper’s Paws has done an amazing job helping us with our dog Lilly. Deb has such a thorough knowledge of dog behavior and is able to help us humans understand why our dog is doing what she’s doing. How to add desirable behaviors to her repertoire while managing/changing/understanding some of her more challenging behaviors. Deb has gone out of her way to help facilitate continued training for approprite leash walking with other clients in our neighborhood and the results have been wonderful!”
Cassy, Lucy’s mom (terrier mix)
Obedience training, reactive dog training Chester Springs, PA
“When we decided to adopt our rescue black lab /pit bull mix pup, I was a little nervous. I knew he was going to grow into a large dog and I wanted to be sure I would be able to handle him. I also needed someone who knew about rescue dogs and could appreciate the needs and behaviors that come along with a rescue dog. I was referred to Deb by another family who has used her training services and was extremely pleased with the results. I called Deb and she responded the SAME DAY! When I first met Deb, she instantly put me at ease. She was able to assess our puppy right in our home to be sure he was going to thrive in our family. Her knowledge about dog behavior is extensive and she made very astute and helpful observations about how our new puppy was adjusting and getting along. Deb made the seemingly overwhelming task of training our puppy, VERY DOABLE! She broke down her instruction into bite sized bits of information, and made it easy for me to remember and carry out. Our puppy was completing basic commands after our first session. Deb is thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with. I look forward to our training sessions and so does our puppy. Deb loves what she does, it is obvious in how she works with families and their dogs and most importantly, how dogs respond to Deb. They can sense her love and they love her! Deb is fabulous and I am so glad I was able to connect with her.”
Christy C, Winston (pit mix) and Buddy (golden doodle) mom
Obedience training, fear free training Exton PA
“Hi Deb, Bruno is doing well and behaving for the most part! Thank you for everything you worked on with us. He get lots of compliments on his behavior, and you saved me from being completely overwhelmed and frustrated.
Thank you, thank you!”
Libby, Bruno (greater Swiss Mountain dog) mom
Puppy training, Malvern PA
Oct 2017 – Deb was very helpful and knowledgeable! She really took the time to get to know our situation and offered much comfort and many tips. Our puppy made so much progress in just one month. Her heart is in the right place!
Amanda, Winston’s (sheltie/collie) mom
Reactive Dog training Malvern PA
UPDATE – Dec 2017:
Deb was without a doubt the best dog trainer we could have wished for. Within minutes of our first training session, Deb immediately captured JoJo’s attention. It was shocking to see our over active anxious puppy calm and responsive to the training. Deb’s knowledge, patience and determination made me eager for each lesson. If you are looking for an outstanding dog trainer, Deb is worth the time and money. Deb has a gift for working with dogs and a passion for working with people. I highly recommend her to everyone I know.
Terri- JoJo’s mom. Exton PA