Testimonials

  • We have never had a dog or a puppy before so we were looking to have our little one trained early. We started working with Marilyn a week after bringing our Goldendoodle Macy home and she learned very quickly the commands and even how to walk and stay with you when she is on a lead. Also love the fact that Marilyn is very flexible and will come to your home which is awesome as this is where things happen. Thank you again, Marilyn, and we will definitely be phoning you if we need help in the future.
    Jane & “Macy” Cunnington
  • Wonderful puppy school and daycare. Marilyn is very sweet with the puppies and is exceptionally skilled and knowledgable about training. She has a knack for helping you figure out what your puppy is feeling and thinking and how to shape their behaviour without frustrating or discouraging them. The classes flow nicely so that you get lots of helpful information but the puppies also have a good time. Would definitely recommend!
    Julie & "Rosie"
  • One Leg Up Dog daycare has been incredible for our barbet Jude! He loves spending the day there, he is always so excited when we drop him off in the morning. We know he is in amazing hands here and has been going for almost a year now. He comes home tired and happy and as an added bonus they even work on his training while he is there too. We could not ask for a better daycare for Jude when we are gone at work. We are so happy we found One Leg Up Dog Daycare and that we don't have to leave him home alone all day.
    Matt, Rose & "Jude"
  • Marilyn's puppy training class was great for our new puppy, Finn and for us as we are essentially new Dog owners. It instilled confidence that we were doing the right thing when we noticed how our puppy responded to the method. Marilyn's knowledge and demeanor is one that invokes confidence in both dog and people. I have already recommended these classes to a Colleague and will be going back to continue my dogs training this fall. Finn can't wait to see her again.
    Mike, Stephanie and "Finn"
  • Being first time dog owners, Marilyn saved our lives :) She trained me on how to train the dog and made me feel so much more confident about being a dog owner. She is extremely patient and loving. Very knowledgeable about anything I asked her and is very accommodating. "Buddy" was so happy to see her every time she appeared at our door, and its not only because she is the "treat lady"...lol...but because she loves your dog as if it were her own. Having the training in house allows for you to work at your own pace and to train your puppy in its own home where it will be spending most of its time! Marilyn never rushed us and always revisited anything we felt unsure about. She made herself available to me through email at all times and overall we have had an amazing experience. well worth the fee and time and I would not have changed a thing! Thanks Marilyn your great at what you do :)
    Maria Traetto & “Buddy”
  • As a sales performance coach I deliver workshops, seminars and coaching to high performing salespeople and teams. One of the main topics I talk about is how to add value. In the competitive marketplace there will always be someone who can do “it” (whatever that service is) cheaper, and the only way you can really differentiate yourself is to add value. Marilyn has done that for me in spades, and as a result, she has created loyalty in me as a client and it means I will go out of my way to refer her to others. Marilyn understands how important our dog Charlie is to us (that is her business but more importantly it’s her personal passion and it drives everything she does) and because Marilyn understands that, she went out of her way to quickly solve the concerns regarding our dog when I was out of the country on business. It is wonderful that Marilyn has a team of people who have the same level of commitment and passion for what they do. We are thankful for the tremendous efforts that Marilyn made to add value—to go above and beyond.
    Catherine & “Charlie” Kerr
  • My husband and I absolutely loved working with Marilyn. She has a wealth of knowledge, patience and great listening skills that made dog training enjoyable! Our excited rambunctious puppy calmed down within just a few weeks. It's been a process as any puppy is but Marilyn gave us lots of information that we had forgotten or not even known about when we had trained our first dog. We highly recommend Marilyn!
    Franca Seah & “Emma”
  • We just finished the adult training classes at One Leg Up. We learned so many skills and tips for training our 6-month-old puppy, Oscar. Oscar also went to the puppy socializing class and had a great time! Marilyn is extremely experienced and takes the time to find solutions to any issue you may be having. We highly recommend One Leg Up!
    Tiffany & "Oscar"
  • Reese graduated from Puppy Socialization Class Dec 8th. As new puppy parents, we were very much impressed with the class and learned a lot of information. Marilyn was so patient and caring with each and every student, we thoroughly enjoyed every class!
    John, Carol & "Reese"
  • This is something I'd recommend to everyone with a dog, learning how to work with your dog and their personalities, emotions and reactions is invaluable. This our fourth dog over nearly 20 years and we are still learning with Marilyn. Thanks for all the help!
    Dawn, Andrew & "Mossy"
  • The training is great! Oakley is starting to become such a wonderful dog. Her walking is getting better and she's almost stopped biting and jumping up altogether! Thanks for everything!
    Angela, Scott & “Oakley”
  • I wanted to write a referral for the amazing training Marilyn has given to me and my pup Norman. She has been incredibly patient with my little ball of energy. She has taught us skills I didn't know existed and corrected problems I would have never been able to do on my own. The in-home training has let Norman learn skills in the environment he lives in everyday. Thank you Marilyn, you are awesome!
    Brittney, Tyler & “Norman” Hoover
  • We had the wonderful opportunity of working with Marilyn this summer. We brought home our puppy, Emmy on June 30th. Under Marilyn's guidance we enrolled Emmy in the puppy program. Emmy has gone from a feisty, energetic, unruly Cockapoo to a fun loving, sweet, calm, behaved valuable member of our family. Marilyn taught Emmy how to learn using various tools and taught us how to interact with Emmy on her level. Marilyn is truly a godsend! Not sure where we would be without her support and reassurance. Our many emails to her containing frustrations & questions of Emmy's behaviour did not go unanswered. She patiently responded very swiftly with instructions and advice to get us through until we met up again. We would highly recommend Marilyn to anyone. Emmy misses her already, as do we! Thanks again Marilyn, for everything!
    Lisa, Rich, & “Emmy” Lovelace

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