“We couldn’t be more thrilled with our baby border collie’s new BFFs! Our Thurber adores Erica and her merry band of gentle, playful children and dogs–so much that we make visits with her a weekly event to supplement the excellent training we have enjoyed both one on one and in group classes with Erica. At her home and wherever she takes him, Thurber is happy, safe and actively, enjoyably learning what he needs to grow from a great puppy to a great dog. Thurber loves Erica and so do we!”
—Sy and Howard M. Hancock NH
“It’s rare to come across someone as both talented and dedicated as Erica. I had the pleasure of having her help me with puppy training for my dog, Murphy. Not only did she answer my endless questions from a first time dog owner, she also took the time to follow up with me via email whenever I had another question (did I mention I ask a lot of questions?). She is a consummate professional who is committed to her craft, and continues to learn about new theories, tools and resources to help with both new and seasoned dog owners alike. And where she gets her boundless energy to keep up with the pups I’ll never know! I would recommend Erica to any human looking to improve their dog training skills, and any dog who wants to feel loved and encouraged while learning.”
—Joanna B. Watertown MA.
“Unlike other trainers we’ve worked with, Erica treats your canine companion as the individual that they are. She takes the time to get to know her clients, both four legged and two legged, and structures her classes so that everyone is successful. We’ve worked with her in both private and class settings with our shy and fearful rescued dog. We’ve also started our puppy in classes with Erica and have been so pleased. She has never disappointed! Her love of her work shines through in everything she does.”
—Maryann H. Rindge, NH
“Erica is a supportive, kind, relaxed, intuitive trainer who has a gift of anticipating the needs and requirements of both the dogs and their people. She constantly renews her research and knowledge – and her techniques are scientific, modern, and progressive. Featuring positive reinforcement, her advice and training methods are trustworthy and humane…and they work. Erica makes training a joy and a fun challenge. Audrey, my dog, and I, both love her classes. We have both done group classes and Dog About Town classes, the latter of which we greatly enjoy, and look forward to each year, when the weather allows us to get outdoors and work with, and enjoy the company, of both Erica, and her other students. We’ve reaped the benefits, and it’s great to have a well -trained dog who can go everywhere they are allowed, including public places. Erica and her rescued dog Sadie were also fellow students with us in a recall clinic, where it was fun to see her work on the same challenges that we all do. It has been wonderful to have Audrey grow and thrive, and to enjoy the bond we have from training. I feel that Erica gets the same rewards and happiness from watching her dog students evolve. She has true understanding and empathy, and her classes provide all the tools needed for the right behavior – and self-confidence for both people and dogs. We highly recommend Erica and her Wicked Good Dog Training!
—- Karen Nadeau and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Audrey, Greenfield, NH
“We took our young pup to Erica’s basic manners class and we benefited from her tips and great ideas as much as our pup did. She understands not only dogs but also their guardians, and she’s patient with both. We look forward to taking another class in the future.”
—Elaine and Dave A.,Peterborough, NH
“We found Erica at Wicked Good Dog Training while searching for a trainer who specialized in positive behavior. She worked with our 1 1/2-year-old pit bull, Winston, who we had recently rescued from a shelter in NY prior to moving to New Hampshire. Erica worked privately in our home for a few months and was excellent at showing us how to understand various behaviors and providing solid techniques for training Winston on everyday commands. She left us with printouts of everything she taught us and followed up to see how things were going after.
Recently, Erica has been walking Winston on days when my husband and I need to work longer hours. Winston is always excited to see her and is definitely a happier and more polite dog since we started working with Wicked Good Dog Training.”
—Cassandra S., Peterborough, NH
“When I adopted a rescue last year, she came with many problems. I’ve had dogs before and been through training classes, but the training problems I was having this time were stubborn. Erica came to the rescue. I loved that she came to our home and gave us her complete attention. Each time there were handouts with suggestions and a reminder of what we’d already covered. She also organized a class for reactive dogs, and my dog, for the first time, learned to be in the presence of other dogs without being terrified. We have made great strides with Erica’s help.”
—Meredith R. Peterborough NH