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.
Natalie was incredible with our dog. We came to her with dwindling hope for our shy, fearful girl. Natalie talked us through everything and was really up front about the whole process. She was incredibly professional and I would not hesitate to work with her again, or recommend her to our friends. Anyone who has a dog with behavior issues, or a puppy that needs to learn boundaries, Natalie is the right person for the job! Our dog is not a young pup, she is older, stubborn, and stuck in her ways, but Natalie taught us how to handle her and how to teach her. 5 stars, best experience ever.
Natalie was such a joy to work with throughout our training sessions. She provided personalized training information for our puppy and family, and we have been amazed at the results. She is organized, prompt and concise, and provides a training folder with all the information covered in the sessions. I highly recommend Copilot Academy to anyone interested in living with a happy well trained dog!
Natalie loves what she does and it shows. She loves the dogs and trains them with respect. She is professional in how she runs the business end and communicates effectively with clients. I am amazed at the change in my dog. He has been taught manners without damaging his spirit. Natalie is as good with training people to manage their dogs as she is with training the dogs. She is very patient! We have had a combination of private and group lessons depending on what the dog needed. Anytime someone comments on how polite my huge Doberman is, I tell them about Copilot Academy. I highly recommend this business.
I looked for a trainer and read many reviews. I was not impressed with the ones I found until I met Natalie. She had complete confidence that my sassy, defiant..wild pup could learn and be a service dog.
I have recommend Copilot Academy to my friends!! I am thankful that Natalie and Karin came into our lives. We did the 28 Board & Train. I was amazed at the transformation! She still is my sassy outgoing pup that I love, but her self Control and confidence is remarkable. We continue to do group training to socialize and learn. I can not say enough about Natalie and the wonderful Copilot Academy team!!
Natalie did a better job than I could have dreamed of for my dog. She took her to gun ranges, water parks, fire stations and many more places to work with Hunter. Noise desensitization was a big issue for me as I shoot guns on the weekends and like my dog with me. She goes above and beyond to find out what your needs are (as the owner) and works very hard to make those happen. My dog will now respond to my commands and she is a much happier part of the family. As soon as Hunter arrived at the house we could all see an immediate change and we owe it all to Natalie. She checks in with us to see how things are going even after Hunter’s training was completed. If you want your pet trained right, TAKE THEM TO NATALIE.
In March of 2015 my husband and I sent our 2 year old, German Shepherd Dog Riley to Copilot. Natalie is amazing! Where do I begin? Riley was just like the dog from Marley and Me, he has a .5 second attention spam and wouldn’t listen for all the treats in China! If we (my husband and I) tried to take him for a walk, our walk would turn into a sprint while being dragged across streets, sidewalks, yards, parks.. It was horrible! We decided enough was enough and had a consultation with Natalie, owner of Copilot and within the first 2 minutes, I was hooked on her methods, her dedication and love for animals. We entered Riley in the one month board and train. When we picked up Riley at the end of his training all I could say was wow! He went from such a head ache, a hazard, a mess, to such a wonderful and respectful dog! Natalie will work with you one on one and takes times to understand your needs and wishes. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. It is now a joy to bring Riley places and receive compliments on how well behaved he is! Check the link below to see how amazing the transformation is! https://youtu.be/bjl9qTz58Dc
Our 10 month German Shepherd just finished a 28 day board and train with Natalie, Copilot Academy. Natalie has to be one of the best trainers around. We received updates daily along with pictures and videos. Natalie is very patient and loves working with dogs. Because of the destination training Natalie did with our Mardi we are now able to take her on outings. Our German Shepherd came home more obedient and confident after training with Natalie. Our baby was well taken care of while in Natalie's care. If I ever need a trainer for another pup I will be a repeat customer with Natalie and we highly recommend her services. Natalie you are amazing and Mardi Gras loved being your pupil.
Natalie is by far the best dog trainer we have ever seen. I sent my 10 month old German Shepherd, Miranda, to her for reactivity issues with dogs and people/kids. I couldn’t take Miranda out in public and walks were a nightmare. With us expecting our first child, I was scared and stressed beyond belief of dealing with both Miranda’s issues and caring for a new baby. I have been to several trainers and had consultations with several more. Natalie by far has the most EFFECTIVE METHOD of training and my dog took to it very well. Copilot’s board and train program increased Miranda’s confidence as well as MY confidence in her. Natalie came highly recommended to me, and I highly recommend her to anyone else struggling with similar issues. One thing to understand is that most of the work still falls on us as the owners. Natalie is there to provide a solid framework to build upon, not just an immediate fix.
Now that we are home, Miranda seems noticeably happier and more confident. I am able to take her on walks and out in public without causing a scene. Natalie took great care of my dog during the month she was gone and I received several video updates and pictures daily. One thing that stands out about Natalie is her discipline and dedication to her work. She works long hours and makes sure to give your dog several quality hours of training per day.
We would definitely be willing to speak with anyone considering using copilot academy for their dog training needs.
I contacted Natalie at Copilot Academy when I needed some help training my 8 month old Golden Retriever/Spaniel mix, Radley. After discussing our goals, we decided on the six private lesson package. I could not have found a better trainer! Natalie is wonderful at both training your dog herself, and involving you in the process so you can continue the training at home. However, I am most impressed at how effective her training methods are at teaching your pup better manners, while also maintaining their spirit. Radley is still my silly, fun puppy, he is just a well behaved version of himself! We even reached our goal of becoming Canine Good Citizen certified! I cannot recommend Natalie at Copilot Academy enough.
I took my one year old Belgian Malinois , Leda, to train with Natalie at Copilot Academy. I had originally gotten Leda as a puppy in hopes of doing protection training with her. As she grew older she became the most fearful dog of people and her surroundings I had ever seen, much less owned. I work from home so Leda wasn’t lacking in the attention department, loved me, but would run and hide or hunker under furniture anytime visitors came over. She was so fearful of the world that having her off leash was no problem. It looked as though I had done extensive off leash obedience with her since she always stayed by my side, but in reality she feared everything. A friend referred me to Natalie to help rehabilitate Leda. Many diligent weeks later Natalie brought Leda back fully capable of being greeted and touched by others when approached. She was much calmer and confident and no longer went in “shut down pancake to the floor mode” when introduced to new surroundings. Leda still has more rehabilitating to work through, but I am so glad my friend told me about Natalie. She has helped give my dog more confidence than I ever thought possible.
Copilot Academy exceeded our expectations. Thor (4 month old GSD) was placed in Natalie’s care on February 10. When he started his boarding, he was a puppy that was pretty much out of control. But when he returned to our house 30 days later, he was a perfect gentleman. We left him and his big brother home alone when we went to work and came back to a perfect house. He listens to us, waits to be fed, and goes outside if he needs to do his business.. Nothing better than coming back home and not having to clean up Poo and Pee all over the place and not finding your bathroom chewed up.. The best part is that whenever we have a question Natalie is always willing to get back to us really fast and answer all of them. The best part of it all is that Thor learned all his manners with just positive reinforcement. No shock collars were used. Thank you so much Natalie for all the love that you have shown our furry son.
I can’t express enough how impressed I have been with the miracles Natalie has performed!! I sent her my very jealous and poorly socialized 1 year old Poodle/Shih-Tzu mix, as well as my 3 month old German Shepherd. At the initial consultation she was very professional and took the time to get a clear idea of my goals for training with each dog. She spent a significant amount of time showing me the environment the dogs would be in, as well as going through her training philosophies. Given that I live 3 hours away, she asked how frequently I would like to be updated on their progress. She was absolutely amazing with her daily pictures and videos so that I actually felt involved in the process. At the end of the training she provided a very professional video documenting their growth and achievement of training goals. I now am the proud owner of a happy, well-socialized Poodle/Shih-Tzu and a quickly growing very well behaved 4 month old German Shepherd!! I would give the entire experience a 10+ and highly recommend Copilot Academy!
I have paid for dog training before through another company, but was not satisfied with the results or training methods. I researched other trainers, but could never find what I was looking for until I met Natalie. Hardworking, diligent, patient, consistent and effective are just a few words to describe Natalie’s work ethic. She came to my house to train new commands to Jax my one year old German Shepherd, mobility service dog. I liked that Natalie used fun interactive games to help keep Jax engaged in learning. She communicated effectively throughout the private lessons to help educate me throughout each step of the training process. She even took him to different places I couldn’t go to help desensitize his desires to chase cats, squirrels and ducks. I love that she was able to teach him to come when called without hesitation. Total life saver! I highly recommend her for any of your training needs.
Natalie is one of the best animal handlers we’ve ever met. She has trained both of our dogs exceptionally well. They are both more obedient, confident, and well-behaved after spending time at Copilot Academy. I recommend her services 110%. What sets her apart from other trainers is her dedication and discipline.
My two older dogs Hercules and Bella were sent to Copilot Academy’s board and train program, and man was that the best decision! I was skeptical about the success rate of training older dogs since I have always heard that, “you can’t train an old dog new tricks,” but that saying could not be further from the truth with Natalie’s help. Upon the return of both dogs Natalie worked with me, my kids and the dogs outside to show what they had learned. At one point she told me to put my dog in a sit, drop the leash and continue to walk forward. I had anxiety as previously my dog’s would have bolted down the street. I trusted in her training and could not be happier with the results. My dog’s listened and performed every command the first time I requested. Having two well behaved dogs in the house has made my family’s life so much easier. We enjoy taking our dogs on walks now in the evenings without being pulled down the street. We are so thankful we found Natalie!
Natalie is by far the best dog trainer we have ever seen. I sent my 10 month old GSD to her for reactivity issues with dogs and people/kids. I couldn't take my dog out in public and walks were a nightmare. I have been to several trainers and had consultations with several more. Natalie by far has the most EFFECTIVE METHOD of training and my dog took to it very well. Copilot's board and train program increased my dog's confidence as well as MY confidence in my dog. Natalie came highly recommended to me, and I highly recommend her to anyone else struggling with similar issues. One thing to understand is that most of the work still falls on us as the owners. Natalie is there to provide a solid framework to build upon, not just an immediate fix.
Copilot Academy has completely changed the relationship between me and my dog. I sent Sylene, my 10 month old lab, for the one month training camp. Natalie worked closely with myself to establish goals for Sylene’s behavior. She sent me detailed weekly updates on Sylene’s progress. What I really liked, was the day to day pictures and on the spot reports. Natalie also provided me with advice on how to proceed after Sylene’s training was over. Even now, I can text or call her for advice on how to handle situations. If you are looking for a dog training service, I recommend Copilot Academy.
I have been to other trainers and none of them could connect with my dog and I like Natalie did at Copilot Academy! She took time to answer all my questions and patiently worked with my husband and I to help train our energetic Boxer mix, Sugar. Now Sugar listens to us, follows commands promptly and walks beautifully on a leash! A true life saver! Thank You!
We knew our dog, Button, would be a challenge for any trainer as she is a hyperactive social butterfly when meeting new people. Natalie took time to listen to all of our training goals and was able to suggest the perfect training package for us.
Over the course of training with Natalie, Button became much calmer. Button was taught several commands that helped make greeting people at the door much less chaotic. Natalie even conducted a training lesson at our house during an in home party to reinforce Button’s greeting manners with our friends. Success! We got so many compliments on her behavior. If you are looking for someone to work wonders on your dog, then look no further. Very satisfied with Button’s results!
I took my puppy Peaches to train with Natalie at Copilot Academy. I was impressed that Natalie took the time each week to update me with progress reports detailing what training had been conducted as well as her plan for the next week’s training schedule. After training was over Natalie brought Peaches back and spent time going over the 11 commands Peaches had learned. It was like she was a different dog! I couldn’t believe a 6 month old puppy could be so well behaved off leash outside. Natalie took time to answer all of my family’s questions and was able to clearly communicate steps for the future to help keep us active in Peaches training. Natalie even gave my young daughter training game ideas for her to interact with Peaches at home. I could not be happier with the progress Peaches made during her board and train program. Thank you for caring so much about our puppy and going above and beyond to train her!
I sent my Shepherd puppy to Copilot Academy for training and could not be happier with the results! I was impressed with Natalie's natural ability to teach my dog many commands throughout our training session. I couldn't believe how well behaved my dog became after the training was complete. I'm excited because now I can take my dog more places!
Professional. Effective. Great Investment. I adopted my dog last year and he had several issues that needed to be addressed. I contacted Copilot Academy and Natalie came to my rescue! She helped Buddy get over his separation anxiety, destructive chewing and fear of kids. I can now leave him at home with peace of mind that my house will still be there when I return. If you're looking for an excellent trainer, then look no further!