Testimonials

Lisa W., Honolulu, HI

Dogs were always part of my life while growing up, but they all lacked discipline. I have vowed to get a dog that is properly trained. That is when I came across Talk Dog Hawaii and Scott Argus. I cannot believe that I can actually speak in a language that my dog, Kailan can understand! Recently, for some odd reason Kailan has lost her potty training skills and began to potty everywhere in the house!! I have decided to call Scott and Scott provided prompt answers to my problem. Everything Scott has told me worked like a charm.

Susan and Lt. General Keith Stalder, Commander, U. S. Marine Forces, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, HI. , Honolulu, HI

We have two dogs that are very cute, but...they had many annoying behaviors that made walking with them and having people over a nightmare. We were amazed that after one session, the problem behaviors were either fixed, or on the way to being fixed. We also learned that all of the behaviors are linked and that many of the same techniques work to correct all. Who knew??? Our only regret was that we didn't call Talk Dog Hawaii sooner. Scott Argus is a great teacher!

Koa, 'Oka & Moo, Honolulu, HI
Koa, 'Oka & Moo, Honolulu, HI

Our problem child 'Oka (standard dachshund) was an absolute nightmare to walk. On the leash, other dogs, people, skateboarders, motorcycles and bicycles made her crazy; she would lunge, bark and try to bite them. She actually bit a beagle one time when the other owner thought it would be cute for them to "meet." After just one session with Scott, she is a perfect angel; it's incredible. I just took her out for a walk—FORTY runners passed us on the sidewalk, and she sat quietly, and a couple of the runners said, "What a good dog." A week ago, that would have been a catastrophe. Thanks Scott!

Zillah Nelson, Honolulu, HI
Zillah Nelson, Honolulu, HI

My Rottweiler/pit bull, Jo-Jo, was extremely difficult to take on walks. He had been attacked by three dogs in the past year and [became] uncontrollable. He is ninety pounds and was very aggressive towards other people and dogs. I didn't know what I was going to do. After the first lesson, I was able to walk fear free and beside another large dog with no problems. I can't thank you enough for what you've done for me and my family. Thank you!

Russ Kattengell, , HI

Just wanted to let you know that Powder is doing GREAT! Actually, I am still in awe of the change. With Powder's aggression, walking him was a nightmare. I was in constant fear that he would bite someone -- it just wasn't fun anymore. There is no more pulling or dragging me down the sidewalk to the next tree. Now, we walk together with pride, and I AM IN CONTROL! I would have never thought this could happen on the first day. This is the first time in 4 years I was able to actually enjoy my walk. After the education you gave us, it all makes perfect sense. A big mahalo from our happy family.

Denise Degener, Kailua, HI
Denise Degener, Kailua, HI

I can't thank Scott enough for helping me calm down and control my 2 dogs. My 2-year-old golden retriever, Zoe, was just about out of control! Even after 3 classes and 9 months of obedience training she still wouldn't heel. Walks were a torture and the constant barking was driving us crazy!! Her cocky and dominant attitude became so bad, it caused a pit bull to attack her at the park. In addition, my older dog, Daisy, listened only to my husband, totally ignored me. In three hours, Scott was able to totally turn things around. Walks are great...barking under control.

Lianne & Anthony, Honolulu, HI

We have lived with our Basenji/Terrier mix named Pickles for a little over a month now and she was slowly taking over the house. About two weeks ago, she fractured her toes because she was jumping up, trying to get food off the kitchen counter (one reason why we needed Talk Dog Hawaii!). Anyway, we gave Scott a call and set up an appointment for Pickles. Scott was very friendly and informative and after just one session, there was a huge difference in Pickles.

Donna Lynch, Honolulu, HI
Donna Lynch, Honolulu, HI

I cohabit with a 15-month-old Chihuahua/Dachshund female named Izzy. She is the love of my life on four legs. I almost had to give her away because she barked and howled for hours when I left her home alone. She peed on my down comforter, chewed the doorstop off of the door. You get the picture. I needed help! I went on the Internet and found Scott Argus. In two hours, Scott changed our lives. Izzy no longer barks at anything. Scott taught me how to be the Alpha Dog so now all Izzy has to do is eat, sleep and play. Thank you Scott Argus and Talk Dog Hawaii you saved my life!

Teresa Eakin, Kailua, HI

Oh my gosh, where do I even start! We have two dogs. Sadie and Brute. They were okay, would listen to my husband but not to me. We had problems with them digging and being escape artists out the fence. But after ONE training session, they are both much calmer and more relaxed. Both dogs responded so well to the training! They are so eager to please! Scott was a wonderful trainer and made sure that we understood all the information before he left. He was an absolute godsend! If you are even thinking about getting a trainer, YOU MUST choose Talk Dog Hawaii. They are wonderful! A++++

Carolyn Brethour, Kailua, HI
Carolyn Brethour, Kailua, HI

When I first heard about Talk Dog Hawaii, I was skeptical at first having had a bad experience with another company. However, I made an appointment and we met trainer, Scott Argus. He explained the program and was very patient with my many questions. Within the first 2 hours of our session, both dogs responded beautifully. I have an 7-year-old male and a 6-mo-old dominant male puppy. The techniques were simple, easy to follow and most importantly, made sense. I have called Scott a couple of times since then and he was more than happy to offer helpful suggestions.