Thank you Copilot Academy, LLC! Life changing! The day I called you, I was at my wits end with our beloved 3 under 3 kids and dog. He never listened would bolt and pull constantly on the leash. He ruled our house with his hyperactive chewing and running around. He was such a stressor, not a joy for me at all. After just 4 lessons his improvement is really unreal. The Copilot Academy program is for any mom who thinks they won't have the time, or it's not possible. The amazing Natalie would hold my baby Emmalynn during lessons or her sweet assistant. They recognized I needed help! I'm extremely busy, but the investment of money and what time I can set aside has been such a game changer for us and our dog Jack! I love having him around now and enjoy our time on walks. Our kids have always loved him, but I can tell they enjoy him more too!
Natalie is the best! There are so many wonderful things I could say...she is just awesome! Our shepherd/chocolate lab, Lennon came to her as a 10 month old puppy with a slew of bad behaviors such as nipping, jumping, pulling/biting the leash, dog/human reactivity and basically had no structure whatsoever. My husband and I knew we wanted a well behaved dog who was pleasant to be around, but we had no idea how to go about training him! Needless to say, Natalie trained us and together we shaped Lennon's behavior into the dog we desired to have! In the beginning I didn't think any of the things he was going to be learning were possible for Lennon to do, but with his private lessons and dedication at home, Lennon is now our loyal, well behaved boy we always wanted! Natalie makes the private lessons custom to you and your dog, and keeps them FUN and engaging! Every time we brought Lennon to his lesson, he could pick Natalie out of the crowd because He was so excited to see her! Thank you Natalie for teaching us how to transform our chocolate man!! We are forever grateful ❤️
I want to thank Natalie and Karin for the time and attention you gave Aria. I remember the day we dropped her off for your 14 day program, I kept thinking there is no way Aria is going to change because she is very defiant and high drive.... Lots of energy. Well watching the video's and pic's Natalie and Karin share daily I could see how Aria matured. The day we picked her up, Natalie and Karin took 4 1/2 hours to train us on what Aria has learned and how to transition from camp to coming home. I have to say the first week has been a challenge, but as the days go by Aria is doing good and listening. I am very impressed on what Copilot Academy, LLC
Natalie and Karin have made a big difference in our baby girl. We recommend Copilot Academy.....you will not be disappointed. I give them 5 stars!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Copilot Academy! Natalie, Karin, and Rebbeckah, have been absolutely fantastic.
After the loss of our first dog, we decided to open our home and hearts again. We fell head over heals in love with a massive 90lb shepherd, Loki. He is absolutely gorgeous, but at 11 months it appeared no one had even attempted to train him. He still had a lot of the annoying puppy behaviors like mouthing and talking back, in addition to counter surfing (because the counters are at his nose level), door bolting, cat chasing, and a total lack of any leash manners (we could not take him on walks because he would pull too hard). We signed up with Natalie for six private sessions. We have only completed 4 sessions, but the difference is already night and day. We have learned how to teach the commands, re-enforce them in a number of situations, and work through our unique challenges. The second lesson on leash manners solved so many issues that stemmed from not being able to give Loki the exercise he desperately needed.
During our training it became apparent that Loki also has some dog reactivity issues. Natalie recommended we attend the group classes where we can expose him to other dogs who are also in training so he will gradually become less reactive. We have only done four group classes, but again the difference from the first class to the most recent is visible.
The private lessons and group classes have been well worth the time and financial investment. Private lessons have given us the tools and techniques to get the behaviors we were seeking and the group classes have not only helped us to direct our training, but have also given us a good environment to socialize Loki and help him become a great dog.
These ladies are incredibly knowledgeable and are ready and willing to help no matter the issue. I recommend them to anyone who needs help training their pups.
Natalie and Karin are absolutely incredible. My husband and I made the decision to add a german shepherd puppy to our family, and boy were we in for it. Our sweet girl was SO very stubborn! She was very scared of other people and dogs, didn't listen to commands, biting/nipping, poor leash manners, etc. We heard rave reviews about Natalie and Copilot Academy and we decided to do the 28-day board & train program. I can't say enough how wonderful Natalie and her team were. Incredibly professional, answered our phone calls/texts day or night, and understood how hard it was for us to leave our pup for a month! We received countless pictures and videos each day keeping us updated on our dog's progress. Our girl is a totally different dog now, in a great way! Same sweet spirit and spunky personality, but is so confident in herself and actually listens to us. The team at Co Pilot loved on our sweet girl like she was their own, and created an amazing foundation for us to have a well-rounded GSD for our family for years to come.
Grateful is an understatement!!!
I have been using Copilot Academy's services for about one year. My GSD, Kaiser, showed sings of reactivity to both dogs and people as early as 5 months old. His lack of confidence was getting out of control, but Natalie was wonderful at teaching me how to train Kaiser, according to his needs, through private lessons. Once he achieved his Advance Obedience certificate, I also decided to enroll him in group lessons, which I love because to me training is always a work-in-progress and I have noticed great improvement in Kaiser's behavior when introducing him to strangers, along with his willingness to work in an environment with many distractions (mainly other canines). Through dog training lessons I learned about my dog's limitations and how to address them, plus Kaiser constantly receives compliments on how well behaved he is. I see Copilot Academy's services as a successful investment and Natalie as a caring, reliable, and honest dog trainer.
I really like the methods that Natalie has taught me and my guy Parker. She is positive and practical. By using her methods and approach I am mostly praising my guy but still correcting him when it is needed. She listens to any concerns I have and is quick to offer help and suggestions to me and she is able to quickly incorporate that into the lessons she has already prepared for that day. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a way to teach their furkid some respect and manners. ~ Penny K.
We recently moved to Fort Hood and were anxious to find someone to help train both our very sweet, but rambunctious and manner-less rescue pups! We were so grateful to have found Natalie. She did not have any hesitation that our dogs would be able to succeed even after our first meeting where our 90 lb dog, named Bear, jumped on her and literally gave her a bear hug. Not only did our dogs progress wonderfully, but my wife and I did as well. We gained invaluable knowledge on how to be a leader for our dogs. Natalie is very dedicated, passionate, and organized. If we could, we would give her 6 stars. Thank you Natalie!! Copilot Academy is simply the best.