Client Testimonials

We reached out to Amanda since she was referred to us by our veterinarian and we were looking for training for jumping/nipping for our dog Max. We have done 4 training sessions with her, kept up with homework and see a world of difference in Max. His patience level has increased, and we have learned how to control his jumping. Amanda was wonderful with him and great to work with. She was always on time and willing to answer any questions we had. Would highly recommend.

– Karin

Compassionate Companions is the perfect name for this organization! The owner Amanda is not only compassionate, kind and patient with the animals she works with but also with the human clientele. As a first time dog person, There were a few times when I was unsure and Amanda was reassuring and patient. Our dog Finnley just adores Amanda and was eager and open to each training session due to her warm demeanor with him. We learned many great techniques from her that have made huge improvements in our home life with Finnley!! We feel we understand him more and he appreciates that! We continue to use what we’ve learned from Amanda and actually may have her return for some further training to give Finnley more mental engagement. He enjoys learning and especially enjoys it with Amanda. I very much recommend Compassionate Companions!

Christina Guercio Amherst, NY 

Highly recommend if you are looking to not only train your pet, but to create a strong bond. My pup Loki LOVES trainer Amanda. She’s is very knowledgeable. Her ability to recognize what you and your pet need to help build a long lasting relationship makes her lessons fun and enjoyable, but also educational. Also she knows not every pet is the same and will adjust the lessons until she find what does work. She is constantly working to improve her teaching skills through research and training. Her hard work, dedication, and big heart is what keeps me coming back. She provides all the tools you need to succeed and I can’t wait to continue our journey in level 3. Will also be signing my new pup up for private lessons to help build her confidence.

Ashley Hoffman