Alden's is by far the best training facility we have been to. The grounds and training area are fabulous...large field for protection and agility along with huge in-door training facility. The owners are friendly and helpful.
Ashley & Carlos' basic agility class is very organized and informative. Love the "controlled" environment especially in regards to the "gated" jumps. This is a great asset for keeping frisky dogs (mine included) who like running around sometimes & causing disturbances in check. I also appreciate the trainer's reference to dog behavior up front, "No nose to nose, no nose to butt, be aware of eyeballing". This ensures keeping your dog focused on you and that you as a trainer are there to learn also.
Carlos' protection classes are very informative and creative. He uses both me and my husband for different scenarios on how to control & handle our dogs when in a dangerous situation. He demonstrates alot of patience and calmness in his teaching methods which I like.
It is so easy to become frazzled and nervous when learning, but both Ashley and Carlos show great skills in teaching us calmness in reference to training our dogs.