Client Reviews

Happy Tales From Happy Tails
My wife and I first heard about Casey Ray from one of our hospital’s clients.  As with anyone, when you are in the same line of work, you seek the best in the field.  Our dog “Rossi” was very protective of my pregnant wife and would not let strangers approach her.  After having a consultation with Casey we knew that he would be in caring and competent hands.  After staying with Casey for 2 weeks he was a different dog.  He would sit next to her and allow strangers to approach without scaring them.  It was amazing.

After seeing the work that Casey had done with our dog and some of our clients’ dogs; we approached Casey and suggested that he start training in County Animal Hospitals basement.  After a few weeks of planning and construction, Casey Ray’s training facility was finished.

Daily I visit the facility and talk to staff and am continually amazed with the progress that all the dogs undergo while in his care.  I never once see mistreatment or unsanitary conditions.  After all, I exclusively recommend him and that my clients seek a consultation with him before going anywhere else.

Drs. Michael and Jennifer Vitucci,
Thanks to Casey, Tony, Juan, and the entire Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers team for a great experience at the AKC CGC test last night. It was a squeaker with that “loose lead” thing, but we are very proud that Roxie passed! Looking forward to seeing you all soon in group class.
Gidget Hall,
Hey! Duke is doing amazing. I leave his crate door open and he loves taking naps in it. We’ve been doing about 10-20 minutes of obedience training everyday and he and Riley have never been better. They play well and when it gets too rough I am able to tell Duke when it’s enough and he stops. He likes his “place” command, too. I feel like I have complete control of him and he always looks to me for direction He’s much happier now. Thank you again for everything

Tiffany Armstrong – Madison, WI,
I don’t know how he does it but he is so good with any dog he comes in contact with. My hard-headed (yes, by nature of the beast) was so attentive and responsive to the training and the positive re-enforcement that Casey always stresses to the owners. We have a collar for our pup but it really isn’t needed – he responds to the positive training methods that Casey has taught us and we’re looking forward to starting to bring him into the larger group sessions that they host. They are so patient and understanding of the dogs’ individual needs and they are able to get the owner in tune with their animal to help strengthen the human-canine bond as well as to establish clear boundaries with regards to the “Pack” and “Pack Leaders”. I would highly recommend Casey and his team to ANY and EVERY dog owner that I know of. Reasonably priced for the high level of expertise! I love watching Ezra perform and so does everyone who witnesses the amazing things Ezra and Casey can do together!

Victoria and Titan – Arnold, MO,
You are the dog whisperer of the Midwest, to be sure! I wouldn’t have believed how well your techniques work if I had not seen them with my own eyes.

Jennifer Rigdon – St. Charles,
I believe in Team Dog! St. Louis and their excellent training methods and approach. They customize based on the needs of every individual dog and owner. This is not cookie cutter dog training! Even if you have tried other methods with no success, Casey and team will help you succeed and lead a happy, stress-free life with your dog.

Kelly – Belleville, IL,
We had both our dogs trained by STL TEAM DOG. Each dog had an individual program structured to their specific needs. One needed a remote collar and the other did not. I have referred many people to STL. TEAM DOG and have only wonderful things to say about the trainers, CASEY and SHELLY RAY. I plan to take any future dogs to them and will continue to rank them as the #1 trainers in St. Louis

Beth – Pacific, MO,
After speaking with several trainers about our dog, Samson’s, aggression, Casey was the only one who reassured us he could overcome his problem. And he did. Team Dog came highly recommended by a friend, and now we have now recommended them to several of our friends. Casey and his wife, Shelly, worked with Samson over the course of 3 weeks with remote collar training. I had just delivered our first baby when we came to pick him up and was nervous about introducing him to our newborn. This couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Thanks to Team Dog, the transition went better than I could have imagined. And now, my husband and I are able to walk Samson (and his sister, Delilah) off leash in our neighborhood. The neighbors are beyond impressed, and the dogs love their new “leash less” freedom. Team Dog has a Lifetime Guarantee. They offer free follow up training several times a week at various locations for your convenience – what a great thing that has been for us!

Matt & Megan Hawkins – Maryland Heights, MO,
You guys rock! Shelly did such a great job with Baxter. He is like a new dog! So, I just wanted to say thanks. I think he’s really getting it and is eager to please. Thanks so much!

Abby Groves – O’Fallon, MO,
Connie and I walked around Old Town St. Charles Saturday after class. She was perfectly behaved. I am really proud of how she has developed.
Thanks for doing such a good job training her.
Jan Browne,
Casey & Shelly! THANK YOU! Oh, my gosh! I can’t believe the difference in Dixie (my Foster Puppy, gone bad!) I know that I told you, I have had a lot of dogs…. Rotts, Dobes, Shepherds.. all large dogs. I had never had a dog that I could NOT train before this Malamute/Shepherd mix. You only had her ONE WEEK and accomplished everything (AND MORE!) that I have been trying to work on since I got her, four months ago! The biggest surprise!!!! She actually listens and obeys my commands… Before, she listened, but then went the other way. Her hearing only worked if I had a treat in my hand! We just went for our walk around the neighborhood and for the first time, I wasn’t exhausted when we got back… she was! We also did the sit/stay practice out in the circle and with the distractions of my little Tabby, Homer, she just sat there until I released her. I can’t believe it! She is tired, happy and laying at my feet! WE will be at all of the Out & About events we can make, so we can keep up the training! I cannot say it enough… Thank you, again! This has been the best investment I have ever made for my dog! (and… for ME!)Absolutely and sincerely!

Sherrie Hill,
CASEY, I AM STILL NOT SURE YOU GAVE ME THE RIGHT DOG BACK. I AM JUST TOTALLY AMAZED. TYLER IS SO DIFFERENT…I WENT OUT THIS MORNING AND WORKED WITH HIM AND HE DID EVERYTHING. I ACTUALLY GOT OUT THE DOORS FIRST. HE ACTS LIKE HE LOOKS AT ME FOR CUES. I KINDA MIXED THINGS UP SO IT IS NOT JUST A PATTEREN. AFTER I WAS DONE WORKING WITH HIM I LET THE LEASH OUT WERE HE COULD JUST ROME AROUND. I KEEP MY THUMB IN MY POCKET AS YOU SAID AND THAT WENT WELL. I HAVE NOT HAD TO HANG ON FOR DEAR LIFE.(YET). THIS MORNING WE JUST WALKED AROUND THE YARD AND I WAS NOT SO TENSE. BEFORE THE TRAINING MY SON WOULD GET UP AND IT WAS JUST BARK BARK BARK AND HE WOULD JUST PRANCE. THIS MORNING BILLY GETS UP HE BARKED I SAID QUIET AND THAT WAS IT. BILLY ACTUALLY GOT TO PET HIM. I AM TOTALLY HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. I DID NOT THINK IT WAS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU SO MUCH!AGAIN, THANK YOU!

GARY,REGINA AND OF COURSE TYLER,
Casey, as I shared with you earlier, when a friend mentioned that she had noticed your Team Dog truck in our area, I immediately went to your website and contacted you. My husband and I were at our wits-end with our big boy, Buster…a 3 year old, 110 lb rescue boxer mix we adopted 16 months earlier. We’ve always had dogs in our family, but never one this large or strong. His fear issues caused from his suspected earlier mistreatment and neglect manifested in frightful aggression and dominant behavior…especially toward men. Frankly, since he joined our family, it seemed we constantly lived in fear of how he would react to anyone who came into our home. Would he be the big teddy bear he was with us or would he aggressively protect us against “those strangers” at any cost or deed? We never knew; and because we strive to be responsible and accountable pet owners, that unpredictable behavior was very disconcerting and emotionally taxing…day after day. We had previously worked with a couple of trainers, but nothing seemed to be a permanent or consistent fix…for Buster or us!

Casey to the rescue! We signed up for the ultimate 2 week boot camp in your home…just praying that you wouldn’t call us the day after his arrival to advise that he was a hopeless case! Much to our delight, you reported throughout the training that he was not only doing well but thriving! He has been home two weeks now and we continue to work with him as you instructed. My husband just keeps gleefully commenting, “he’s a different dog!” His overall demeanor is simply more relaxed and trusting. He responds well to all his commands and understands he does not have to be in charge of us…or the rest of his world! He’s even more handsome without that worried/ furrowed brow he always had before. While we recognize the training is not magically over when our pups leave your camp, we do understand that they return to us well-trained and with clear comprehension of what is expected of them. It’s then the responsibility of we sometimes, harder to train, humans to consistently and properly “lead” our canine friends!! We sincerely thank you for all your time and expertise in giving our big boy a new beginning. We are committed to continue to build on his Team Dog success! Thanks also to Shelly and your daughter, Megan for their patient and caring assist during his stay.

Ellen and Robert Robinson WOW !!!!!!!!,
Casey, I wanted to thank you for your time and patience with both myself and Autumn. I feel that the training was really worth it.

Mary Ann Shelpman,
Casey’s understanding and ability to work with many dogs and owners was evident when I attended his group training class with my then young puppy. I saw him work with both small and large dogs and meek and strong willed dogs with all different types of owners. All who learned in a very short time to obey (Casey) and their owners. He was never “overzealous” with his corrections. And he never spoke down to the owners. His calm and clear commands were all that was needed. I went on to take private training lessons with Casey to learn to use the remote training collar with my strong willed pointer lab mix, Molly. This tool and his guidance have provided a wonderful safe way for she and I to enjoy our outdoor walks, bike rides and play with other dogs daily.
Thanks Casey!
Vivienne Topping,
I own 3 dogs, each of which I thought were well-behaved. Well-behaved by my standards, meaning always being on a leash and listening most of the time. My standards changed when I met Casey Ray of Team Dog! Casey is helping with my 7 year old dog that had started showing aggression along with constant barking at neighbors and every miscellaneous noise following our recent relocation. After one session and a few at-home workouts on my own, Liberty is calmer, quickly responding to commands-no matter what the distraction, and barking much less. I can only imagine what the end result will be. Thanks, Casey! Casey of Team Dog! STL has made multiple dog ownership a pleasure again! I was beginning to doubt my decision of having more than one dog, regardless of how much I love them. Having three large dogs all on leashes pulling and jumping in different directions while I tried to get my son out of his car seat and hold onto him was a disaster. Going hiking with all 3 dogs, taking them to the lake or even to the vet was a dreaded event. I am so excited to know that I can have well-behaved, off-leash reliable dogs regardless of the situation or distraction. I look at my dogs with a new and encouraging perspective and there are no limits to where we can go.
Thank you so much, Casey.

Josh and Leslie Dunn,
I have an American Bulldog that quite honestly I thought was too dumb to train. When I let him out he would bolt and not listen to me. I knew if I didn’t do something soon he would end up attacking another dog or worse he could get hit by a car. I have tried many different trainers for other dogs I have had and none of them worked! I saw Casey’s ad and money back guarantee and thought what the heck. In our first meeting I even told him be prepared to give me my money back. I took my dog to Casey and by the time his training was done he was a different dog. I had many misconceptions about E-Collar training but looking back there is not a safer more humane way to train a dog. My dog gets excited to put his collar on! By having my dog trained it enabled me to bond with him and everywhere I go I have people giving me complements on how well behaved my dog is. You can’t put a price on the bond that me and my dog now have.
Thanks again Casey,
Todd Williford – Belleville IL.,
Our dog Jasper, a high energy, lab-border collie mix, was a terror before we contacted Team Dog and enlisted the help of Casey Ray. Jasper jumped our fence, played aggressively with my husband and I, and had gotten so bad he was biting me on our walks whenever he saw another dog. We tried walking him with a Halti and a choke chain, but nothing slowed him down. We finally contacted Casey after he had bit me twice and got free from the tie-out and attacked a small neighbor dog. When we got the vet bill, we decided we had had enough. Our families told us we needed to get rid of him but we knew he wouldn’t be adopted b/c of his aggression and energy level. We also had grown attached to him and he was a great indoor dog, with the exception of attacking the windows when a dog passed by. We had never owned “bad dogs” before and we felt like we had no control over our dog. He was getting 3 walks a day but it wasn’t helping. When we first met with Casey we were hesitant about using the Dogtra collar. We had never used anything like the collar before and we were nervous that it was harmful or that Jasper wouldn’t respond to the training.

We decided to send him away to “boot camp” with Casey for 1 week. Our dog is so smart and stubborn that we knew a couple hours once a week wasn’t going to give us results. After one week with Casey and Shelly, Jasper came back to us happier and calmer. Casey taught us how to use the collar and trained my husband and I aggressively with us and he actually listens to us. He no longer attacks the front window and WE are now in charge, not him. We are at the point now that we don’t have to correct him as much on his walks, and he is a sweetie. I went from strongly disliking our dog to being proud of having such a well-trained pet. My husband and I talk sometimes about how much Casey changed our lives. Jasper is now happier and he gets longer walks now since he doesn’t try to hurt us or pull. We recently took him to a softball game and to a parade. He is great in the car and because he is calmer, he gets to have the attention of kids more (he loves kids). We cannot thank Team Dog enough, I don’t know what we would have done if we hadn’t sent Jasper there when we did–We strongly recommend using Team Dog for all of your training needs. If Casey can “fix” our dog, he can fix any dog.

Andrea Kroll,
My wife and I got a boxer puppy and for a year and a half we tried our best to raise him right…fed him good food, loved him and took him to obedience training. The problem in my opinion in traditional obedience training is “treat” motivation means you have to have a pocket full of treats all the time. However when our dog has something on his mind like another dog…treats don’t do anything. Although the basic commands are similar and necessary you must take the next step. Namely TEAM DOG! Team Dog’s procedure lets you communicate on the dog’s level, no matter where you are, no matter the distractions since the stimulation can be increased as needed…even at a distance. Our dog knows exactly what we want. Thanks Casey and family and Team Dog!

Bo and Daisy Matthews of 92.3 WIL / St. Louis,
Thank you! We are having so much fun with our well behaved dog! THANKS SO MUCH! I actually enjoy taking her out to go to the bathroom now!
Deb,
Boone went to Kennelwood’s day training for a week when he was a year old, so he knew the basic commands, but only listened when he felt like it. Kennelwood does the pinch collar training, so unless I had a leash and collar on him it was hard to get and keep his attention. He was also a nightmare to walk – way to much strength and energy – I could barely control him even with the pinch collar. If he got away from me, he would run off and not come back….typical husky. He was also aggressive to other dogs on walks, at the dog park, etc. Casey came out to do a demo with Boone before we committed, so I had the chance to see what just 15 minutes could do. When I picked Boone up after the 2 weeks, he was completely off-leash trained with all the bad behavior issues under control. I can walk him with or without a leash and he stays right by my side, he comes and stays on command even at places like the dog park where there are tons of distractions, and the aggression issues have disappeared…..he loves all dogs and people now. Casey came out to our house a few days after we got Boone home and spent several hours “training” us. Casey is always available via phone or will meet us at the park for on-going training and he does “out and about” days for dogs and people who have been through the training…..it’s a good chance to work on reinforcing the training both for us and Boone.
Danette Bader,
I’m not sure I can verbalize how much you have helped Basta and I. His behavior on and off the leash, is improving daily with the techniques that you have taught us and I highly recommend you to everyone I come in contact with. The one-on-one attention with private lessons is great. The patience and personal interest you have shown with Basta-and his relations with my other dogs-have paid great dividends that have resulted in marked improvements in his temperament and behavior. You’ve definitely improved our family dynamics and made Basta the fun little man he is supposed to be. I can’t thank you enough and best wishes for continued success,
Tia Rutledge,
I wanted to start by saying thank you for all you have taught us through obedience training. Not only has it helped our dog (Riley), it has helped us learn how to manage such a big animal in our home. You have shown the utmost respect and patience dealing with us through this process. Riley has been trained in a very safe, clean facility as well as shown a great deal of respect from you as his trainer. It would be very difficult to have him in our home without your training. You have treated us not only as clients, but as friends. Thank you for this experience.
Jason & Heather Klein,
Casey is the best of the best. I will always be grateful for everything he has done for my dog Bentley and I. You will always find me spreading Casey’s name around hoping that other dogs can finally get the training that they deserve.
Lisa Berry,
Greatest Dog Trainer in Missouri! Casey Ray-St. Louis Dog trainer
Missy Duran,
Awesome trainer! My 4 month old GSP was obedience trained in no time!!
Christophe Farnault,
Casey has done an outstanding job of educating ME to get what I want from my dog. I have a very energetic boxer with a mind of her own but when we go into the training class she is very obedient and does everything that I ask of her. Casey is able to quickly identify handler inconsistencies that may confuse the dog and gives us all of the tools that we need to succeed. We have worked hard both inside and outside of the training environment. I try to find new environments with different distractions to challenge my dog. We continue to have a few little issues but I’m sure with patience on my part, and repetition for the dog, we will accomplish all of my training goals. Thanks Casey
Marsha B.,
Gave us all the tools we so desperately needed. Helped so much! More than likely be back for further training!
Laurie Thompson-Ermold,
Casey and his wife run a great business. The worse the problem you might be having with your dog the more they like it.i have taken my 2 shepherds and 1 malinois and couldn’t be happier
Barb S.,
We had tried a couple of different training programs with my dog before we found Casey, and wow, what a difference! Other programs were okay when it comes to basic obedience but were merely adequate.

Unlike other programs that teach you and your dog the basics and then end, Casey’s classes lay the foundation for obedience and then go beyond, proofing and reinforcing the behavior so that your dog will listen every time, no matter what distractions are around. The classes are fun and they are a great way to bond with your dog! And after spending hundreds of dollars on a few months of “good enough” training we were ecstatic to find that we could pay one fee and have training for the rest of my dog’s life.

We love the difference we’ve seen in our dog and the new confidence he has. He is a happier, more well-adjusted dog and we can’t go out of the house without someone commenting on how well behaved he is. Every dog with get will be taken to Casey for training, we are now customers for life!

Megan P.,
Working with Casey has been a truly wonderful experience. He is an amazing trainer. Not only for dogs but for us as we’ll. teaching is how to train out dogs and teaching us how to have a relationship with our dogs. He is a great mentor and a great person. Him and his other staff members are a wonderful team and I am grateful to be a part of this journey. Thank you Casey.
Danny H.,
I rescued my dog when she was 5 months old and full of energy. After her training with casey , she is still very energetic but I can now control her energy in a more positive way. Casey has always been available and able to provide his clients with tips based on their needs. She has received obedience training and is now in the off leash classes which she loves going to.
Chris M.,
I had my dog Bentley do a two week board and train with Casey and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It only took Casey two weeks to transform Bentley into a completely different dog. Since Bentley has been home, Casey is always prompt about answering any questions I have. We also added on lifetime training and have really enjoyed socializing with the other dogs and building my training confidence with Bentley. In the future, I will bring every dog I own to Casey. He is the best of the best and truly cares about your animal. I am so grateful for what he has done for Bentley and I. If you are looking for high quality training, Casey is the guy to go to!
lisa,
Casey Ray is prior military and it shows. I am currently a Sergeant in the Army and I feel he carries himself in a very professional manner. Casey takes the time, which in my opinion is huge! He doesn t rush you along or push you out the door. He is thorough and is comfortable working with large high caliber breeds all the way to the small breeds too. I own an Italian Cane Corso Mastiff and I have been training with Casey since my pup was 8 weeks old. Briggs (my pup) is now 11 months old (over 110 pounds) and is very well trained. I can put Briggs in a place on anything he can fit on: a stair, box, large cooler, rug, dog bed, regular, etc. you know he will do it. Not only will he do it, but he will hold the place for as long as I want him to stay there. What I usually do is let him greet my guest ( he never jumps up on people and doesn t get on the furniture, thank you Casey ) and then after they are done petting him and want to watch tv/ hang out I will put Briggs in a place and he remains there until I release him. My guest love it and are amazed by it. They frequently say, I can t believe he will just stay there as long as you want! I always will throw them his favorite toy and tell them to throw it a foot past his face and to their amazement he doesn t break his place. When I bring groceries in from the store I put him in a place and walk in and out of the house leaving the front door wide open knowing he will not move off where I have placed him. This is just one of the many things that has been mastered. We are great at heeling, sitting, laying down, placing, sit from a down, down from a stand and sit, etc. This is what you can have if you go with Casey, no doubt about it. Listen to what he says and execute it the same and consistently every time. You will be successful. Thanks for everything Casey!
A Yahoo Local user,
Our dog is so much better after just a few classes its fantastic! She has really changed! We look forward to further training!
Laurie E.,
I started out working with another trainer when Libby was a puppy. I just wasn t getting the results that I wanted. With an energetic boxer puppy, I knew that I needed to establish myself as the leader. I did my research and read all of the reviews that I could find on Casey. I m happy to say, that each and every review out there is true! Casey is truly a master at what he does. He is patient with the dogs and owners. He probably spends more time training the owners than the dogs. We started out with the private lessons and the lifetime group classes. Libby has done extremely well. The only problem that I was having was outside of class when trying to walk Libby in my neighborhood. She would pull, lunge, bark and growl at other dogs. I was beside myself trying to get control of the situation. I spoke to Casey and he volunteered to come by the house, observe and help correct the situation. To my amazement, he had the situation corrected in about 10 minutes. The rest of the time, he made sure that I recognized the signals and was prepared to correct before she got out of hand. I am ecstatic with the results. It s been two days now since he helped us, and I am amazed at the difference. Last evening, Libby walked in the heel position, without requiring a single correction from me. I couldn t be happier with the results! I couldn t begin to imagine ever being able to walk her off leash…but now I see that it is a very likely possibility. Casey is so successful at what he does because he has a great understanding of dog behavior. He has such a passion for dogs and it shows in everything he does. You won t go wrong if you go to Casey to train your best friend! It is worth every penny and more!
Marsha,
I m so glad I found Casey Ray! Harvey, my wheaten terrier, was the first dog I had ever owned on my own. He could come to work with me but I was nervous in doing so. He would pull on leash towards other dogs and carry on barking at them. He would also bark at any dog that walked past my cube at work. We went to Casey and learned a simple place and heel command that easily fixed these issues. Harvey loves coming to work with me and now I have no worries in bringing him. I did the training with Casey and the lifetime classes. Harvey loves going to group class and other owners always comment that his tail never stops wagging. Harv is a new dog thanks to Casey!
Carrie,
We had tried a couple of different training programs with my dog before we found Casey and we are so grateful we found him! Other programs were okay when it comes to basic obedience, that’s where they ended. The other trainers were satisfied if your dog knew the command, even if he didn’t perform it every time. Unlike other programs that teach you and your dog the basics and then end, Casey’s classes lay the foundation for obedience and then go beyond, proofing and reinforcing the behavior so that your dog will listen every time, no matter what distractions are around. The classes are laid back and fun and they are a great way to bond with your dog! And after spending hundreds of dollars on just a few months of “good enough” training we were ecstatic to find that we could pay one fee and have training for the rest of my dog’s life.

Other obedience programs we tried were based on levels and had a checklist of commands your dog had to know before he could move on. This is okay, but as soon as the trainer saw him do the command once he was passed through. Before you knew it, we finished their Advanced Obedience classes, and my dog wasn’t at the level I wanted to be at. And interaction between people and dogs was very limited so there weren’t many distractions. With Casey’s classes, you will not only learn the command but you will perfect it. There are dogs from every level of training and it’s a more open environment so your dog will learn to listen no matter what distractions there are.

Casey also does amazing work with dogs with “issues”. Many of his clients come in with aggression issues and through his guidance and training can correct it. We love the difference we’ve seen in our dog and the new confidence he has. He is a happier, more well-adjusted dog and we can’t go out of the house without someone commenting on how well behaved he is. In fact, I haven’t needed a leash on our walks for months now!

Every dog we get from here on out will be taken to Casey for training. We are customers for life!

Jeff Phelan – Florissant, MO,
Today went very well. Place, sit, and down commands went well for Takoda,s first class. Also Casey had me stay for part of another class to correct Takoda from barking at people and other dogs. It was very. Helpful for me.
Cindy Aldridge,
I consider myself pretty good on dog behavior. I was able to help a few friends with typical dog problems. However, my own dog was nit your typical mischievous dog. I own a 120 pounds Alaskan Malamute, if the dictionary could include a picture of the word “dominant” my dog would be perfect for it.

I’m not throwing the word dominant carelessly. You might find here and there dogs that are dominant toward other dogs. You rarely find dogs that are truly dominant towards people. My dog had it all. He started biting me and drawing blood since he was 3 months old. I was having a new scar either in my hands, arms or feet every 4-5 months. As he grew older her confidence did too. He started biting all other family members and neighborhood kids. He didnt want to be touched by strangers or show any type of submissive behavior. I stop counting my bite scars after 10, once you get more annoyed by the fact that you have to take care of the wound more than the actual bite you know you have been bitten too much.

I tried to use all my knowledge to get rid of the behavior but my Malamute was above all that, any other dog would have given up a long time ago. not Chuck, he had the confidence to take on whatever i could do. If i was walking him outside and another dog was too Chuck’s dominance kicked in, once that happened there was nothing to stop him, it was him and the other dog only, everything around “disappeared” in his mind.

I used several methods, clicker training, leash corrections, etc. He was willing to endure it all because his final goal of dominance over other dogs was worth it.

I finally decided that i needed help from other people and other dogs to fix this. I could not just use my friends and my friends dogs because they all were going to freak out if my 120 lbs Malamute was going to attack them. I knew there was not going to be a lot of trainers that could really help so I really did my homework. Nobody has money to waste if a trainer decides he\she cant help.

I definitely was not going to waste my money for someone to tell me i needed to put my dog down. I knew it could be fixed, i just needed the right person.

I found Casey and we set up a meeting. I asked him if he wanted to trigger my dog’s aggressive behavior to have an idea how far could he go. I put a muzzle on Chuck, Casey used a tug rope to just place it on top of Chuck’s head, needless to say Chuck wanted to rip Casey’s arm off while i was holding him from his leash.

We got to work. Casey told me what to do and through obedience we were inserting little by little some effective good behavior. I went to dog class every single week. On the second class Chuck was not happy to have arrived to the place were he actually needs to listen to me and he bit me when i was taking him out of the car. That was not going to stop me and literally i was bleeding from my hand while doing the class.

After each class we worked on Chuck allowing other people to pet him, he always had a muzzle on so it was pretty safe.

We started the training in December, by February Chuck didn’t have any problem with people petting him, by April he was able to be certified and a Canine Good Citizen by the American Kennel Club; in my particular situation it took us four and a half months to get rid of Chuck aggression. That was only the beginning, we kept working and working and today my dog has learned to behave around other dogs, I can walk Chuck off leash on a busy street, he sits and stays outside in the street no matter what’s around him.

My wife and I recently had a baby, Chuck respects our baby’s personal space and is always checking where the baby is to see were he can lay down without being too close to the baby. Once the baby starts to talk we will ask him to give some commands to Chuck to build that respectful relationship as well.

My dog was an extreme case, if i was not his owner and Casey not his trainer Chuck would have been put down a long time ago, today Chuck is probably better behaved than 90% of the dogs out there. You have to consider that most likely how much dedication you put into changing your dog’s behavior is what it will do the trick. Casey will show you how easy it is and you will do the rest.

Do yourself a favor, don’t risk or waste your money someplace else, Casey will get you results. Go to his website and read his credentials, you will be glad you made the right decision to train with him.

Juan Escandon,
We had used a trainer previously and had some basic obedience but could not continue with him as our schedules no longer coincided. I went and interviewed with three different trainers and felt this was the right fit. Between the 3 pricing was similar but they each had different packages / services available. One other item that set them apart is that their group classes were one hour whereas the another only lasted a half hour – which meant you spent more time traveling to and from than in class.

In our first private lesson we learned a new command of “place” where the dog is supposed to get on a cot and is not allowed to leave until told it is ok to do so. I believe they use this as their first lesson with all students.

Our second lesson revisited the heel command which our dog had the concept of but needed some more work on it.

Since then we have been in the group classes and working on “distraction proofing” our dog. Where she will obey commands around other dogs, people, toys, and various other distractions. We have now graduated to an intermediate level where we do many things without the leash in hand.

In the different classes we have seen other owners and their dogs with a variety of training methods. That is one thing that I liked about Casey as he is not a one method fits all trainer. Some people use a purely positive approach rewarding the desired behavior, while some have remote collars or a pinch collar that will correct an undesired behavior. I am sure there are other methods that I am leaving out but the main emphasis is that each owner and dog are different and what works for one may not work for another. Casey will work with you in determining which method you are comfortable with.

Lastly you will get out of it what you put into it. The commands and lessons learned need to be reinforced outside of the classroom.

Mark Becker – Ballwin, MO,
I have had Oso to two other trainers and was unhappy with their service Casey and his team have taken Oso and made a completely different dog. I knew many things about training and Casey not only fine tuned my dog but he fine tuned my abilities too. Although I live in Kansas I will be sending dogs for the stay and learn in the future. I would recommend Casey to everyone wanting commitment and excellence in training. He is truly the Saint Louis dog whisperer

Nancy Lara,
Since I started working with Casey and staff, my dog has exceeded all of my expectations. I took a very active boxer puppy (6 mo. old) to training and now have an attentive adult boxer who follows commands and looks to me for direction. She has actually progressed to the point where she is working “off leash”! She still has those puppy impulse moves that come out every now and then, however I am able to watch her body language and anticipate her impulsiveness and give her an appropriate command to distract her. This takes practice and commitment as an owner and has indirectly brought us (my dog and I) closer as a “team”. There were certainly times where I was frustrated and didn’t think I’d ever have the dog that I dreamed of…but Casey was always there with a training tip or recommendation to keep us moving in a positive direction. I purchased the lifetime training package and I have not regretted it for a moment.

Marsha Bock,
Casey and Shelly are wonderful trainers. I bought a German Shepherd back in December and was instantly overwhelmed and distraught. I called Casey and Minka and I went in for a visit, within 10 minutes of her sniffing around, she was asleep at Casey’s feet. I knew we had found our trainer!

Casey is assertive yet kind, he will always explain what he is doing before he shows the command to the dog so you can learn right there with the pup. Casey, Shelly and I have exchanged numerous emails, texts and phone calls and they always make themselves available to their clients. They will even come to your house for in home training which is wonderful for people with busy or crazy schedules like mine!
I couldn’t ask for a better person/trainer to help me learn what my dog needs and what she still has to learn from Casey, its worth every penny!! Go check him out, you won’t be sorry!

Shirley F. – Saint Louis, MO,
I have just recently began training with Casey with my two great danes. I have one great dane that had training with a different trainer, and though this great dane knew all the commands, Casey has allowed to me further my training with him and in only two group classes I am able to walk him without a leash and complete an entire group class off leash. My five month old great dane did a stay and learn with Casey and in just a little over a week, she knew all the commands and executed them beyond my expectations, as she is so young. He is there for you when you have questions and will arrange for extra help if you need it. I can truly say that I will continue all my further training with Casey with all my dogs in the future.
Donna S. – Saint Louis, MO,
A Huge Thank You, had 2 workmen here today over 5 hours. Krieger was WONDERFUL! Thank You for working Her through , building Her Confidence… Many Thanks…

Charlotte Payette,
I met Casey when we worked together for a kennel, loved him and respected his training methods! I would encourage anyone to use his team for all their training needs
Danielle Austin Winkeljohn,
Dear staff,
When I rescued Gus from the Monroe, Ill. shelter he was totally out of control. He had spent the last year of his life in a crate or a kennel, and before that we have no idea what his life was like. But everyone that came in contact with him said what a GREAT dog he was. So I decided to give this awesome dog a chance. I brought him home to find out this awesome dog had no manners, listened to no one, loved to counter surf, etc. I knew I needed help, but that proved harder than I thought. Gus is a pit bull and finding a trainer that will take this breed was a challenge until I found Casey & Casey Ray. If I had all the money in the world I could not have bought – paid for better training. They took him for 2 weeks, and when I went to pick him up, I was convinced they gave me the wrong dog back. He is now a super well behaved dog. I wish you could see the way he does anything and everything you ask him to do. He sits, heels, stays ,whatever, totally off leash. I love taking him places to show off how well he behaves. Thank you seems so inadequate for all you have done for me and Gus. I would recommend Casey & Casey Ray to anyone that needs help with their dog. They are #1 with me, THANK YOU,
THANK YOU CASEY RAY. You are AWESOME!!!!
Your #1 fans,

Debbie & Gus,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I was able to take Pietra to the park yesterday (on a 20ft training lead) and play ball with her! Two dogs walked by, I had her sit, she whimpered and whined but did not freak out!! We are on our way to having a balanced dog~very nice indeed!

Kerri Warren,
As a family we decided to enroll our German Shepherd puppy “Judge” in the board and train program offered by “Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers”. It will be impossible to express through words the rewards and satisfaction we have derived from this experience.

I could never have predicted the wonderful outcome and our level of satisfaction. The commitment that we received as a family is truly amazing. Right from the initial in-home consultation, we knew that we had made the right choice! Tom and Casey have proven time and time again that they are true professionals. Tom’s individualized, comprehensive approach to training has brought about immediate and impressive results.

The approach utilized by Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers has allowed us to communicate with Judge. We are able to achieve results that we did not think possible. Our trainer has taken the time to make himself available for both in-home and telephone consultations for continuous support. The training has taught us how to gain control of Judge and take leadership. This will make him even more of a joyful loyal friend. Judge has and will continue to develop into a keen, well-disciplined companion. Thanks to the positive, rewarding experiences of training with Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers, we have been provided the tools that are necessary for lifelong learning and development. The commitment to own, care for, and raise a dog is a tremendous responsibility. Without a doubt your service is an integral part in helping us fulfill those commitments, and has enriched the experience immensely.

We will continue to train with Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers and would recommend anyone seeking this type of experience for their dog to do the same.
Sincerely,

Shelly, Keith, Katie and Judge,
I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your help with our rescue, Riley, the troubled Dachshund. He was certainly acting out with that aggression and I feared that we’d have to have him put to sleep. Remembering what Cesar Millan said, “When you have a dog that is seriously aggressive, seek help from a professional.” All I can say is, Casey I’m so thankful we found You. Not only did you help us to resolve poor Riley’s problem with that aggression, you have literally lifted a weight off his little doggy shoulders! At last he is acting like he should be, like a dog.

He is romping and having FUN, it makes me cry to see him actually having such a fun time with all the others. He NEVER did that before. He was too preoccupied with, “being protective” of me. Now he can just be himself. I just can’t thank you enough, Casey, what you did for Riley was beyond my expectations, and in only one session! I never expected that. You’re just remarkable. I have shared your name with a few people I’ve met along the way. If anyone has a dog with a problem they can’t handle, they should go to see you, and I hope they do. If they’re not doing it for themselves, they should do it for their beloved companion. Aggression is very stressful for our furry friends. It’s not funny, or cute, and the animals shouldn’t be doted upon when they’re in an unstable frame of mind. Never reward a dog for an undesired behavior.
I learned a lot the day we brought Riley to see you. Thanks again for all you’ve done. Your work with these beautiful creatures is more than a reward for the dog’s human parents, it’s a reward for the dog as well.
I love my dogs so much, I’m always trying to find a way to do good things for my pups. The best gift I could have ever given Riley, was You.

Thanks.

Diane W. in St. Louis, MO.,
Polly and I rescued 2 malamutes. The primary issue was that Hawkeye wanted to be alpha and we had several fights that resulted in bloodshed. Enter Team Dog who we heard about on KMOX. Casey stressed that WE had to be the alpha. After 4 sessions at our home, we and the dogs were trained. Casey’s Out & About sessions for all his trainees fosters socialization and reinforced training, all for free. We use the remote collars because you often have to communicate with malamutes at range. Since we are now the alpha, the need for the collars is less and less. We highly recommend Casey and Team Dog for your training needs.

Jerry & Polly Wagner – Chesterfield, MO,
I DID go out to Team Dog today — with Barb, Mindy (a first-time foster mom for Vet Pet) and two foster dogs, Malcolm and Bennett. Very nice people, very nice place, and extremely competent. I was REALLY IMPRESSED!! For Barb and Mindy it was their first experience with a dog trainer. I believe this was the fourth, and BY FAR the BEST, experience I’ve had with a dog trainer. Brought along two dogs with two different issues and Casey (with his wife assisting) was able to apply ‘corrections’ for each dog which immediately modified or completely corrected behavior by the second or third try. With Malcolm, he tried techniques using a regular collar, choke chain, pinch collar, then had the foster mom try applying them. Determined that Malcolm is a smart and attentive boy who has had 7 years of an unacceptable behavior (extreme leash tugging and over interest in — and perhaps some aggression toward — other dogs) and happens to be a BIG, STRONG guy so he will need a pinch collar to be controlled. However, there was NO yipin’ or yelpin’ by Malcolm, which helped Mindy (and me!!) get past the idea that pinch collars are kind of barbaric. And, of course, the proof was in the results!! A well-behaved, controlled, but still HAPPY dog……

And Bennett — he was there because he is so freakin’ hyper, per his foster mom. Jumps on everybody, plays too rough with foster mom’s other dogs, overreacts to the vacuum, etc. Has to be crated while foster mom is at work because he is out of control. Casey did not even need to use a corrective collar for him — just let a leashed Bennett approach one of us, jump, get correction from Casey, and repeat. Bennett got it on like the second try — and Barb just stared at me, jaw dropped. She called the foster mom shortly thereafter and was like “you will not believe this…..” Yes, Bennett regressed when the treats showed up and jumped up on us again, but only once or twice, then quickly off and to a sit so he could get praised, petted and maybe a yummy! And he didn’t love the vacuum, but in just a few moments Casey had him reluctantly taking treats right off the vacuum itself — while it was turned on! Absolutely no barking or anything!

Okay, so I know you weren’t looking for a novel here, but Casey and his wife REALLY DID IMPRESS BARB AND I! As of today, Vet Pet will be promoting his service and Barb bought two gift certificates from TEAM DOG. We are discussing trying to raise extra funds for Vet Pet to provide a 1-hour training session as need with certain dog adoptions (like the two who were there today). Not only was he REALLY GOOD at getting these behaviors modified, he was so upbeat and I never, not even for one minute, got a sense that either dog was stressed or feeling particular dominated. No cowering, no yelping, Casey did not ‘leash pull’ or raise his voice. Just a firm ‘no’ or ‘off’ and a quick tug on the leash, then try again, succeed, and get praised. The dogs actually appeared to be having FUN!! That was my favorite part, as that has not been my previous experience with dog training. We took flyers, business cards, the whole works…

Carolyn Pisarkiewicz – Chesterfield, MO,
Casey… I can’t thank you enough for the work and faith you put in to Nala (and me)! For over 2 1/2 years, I have not been able to attend any “doggie outings” for fear that I couldn’t control my 130 pound “Saint” Bernard (who didn’t act very saintly when she saw other dogs). After getting her back from a week of boot camp, attending your Out & About classes, and practicing your easy leadership exercises with her I finally felt ready to tackle the doggie parade in Soulard. I was determined to go to the parade but prepared myself for the reality that I may only get within 2 blocks of the other dogs. I walked Nala towards the mob and watched for her stress signals… WELL… she was quite the show off today!! Not only did we stay for 2 hours, but I enjoyed a drink while she layed calmly on the sidewalk!! I was absolutely amazed at her ability to listen to me regardless of the thousands of distractions!! If she was staring at a dog and beginning to show signs of stress, a simple “off” command was all she needed for her to look the other direction?

Sarah and Nala – February 2009,
My husband decided our one-year-old Shih Tzu, Maxwell, needed obedience training. Having had dogs all my life, I felt capable of training Maxwell myself and quite honestly, didn’t think he needed any special training. In my book, he already was a special angel. Well, my husband won and we left Maxwell with TeamDog! for over a week. It felt more like months to me. Finally, the day came for Maxwell to return home. He greeted me with kisses and tail wags – a real love fest. Then Casey showed us what Maxwell had learned. I truly was amazed. Now I am proud to show off my beautiful and “smart” little boy who listens to his Mom. It was a very good decision sending him to TeamDog.

Susan Solovic – CEO, SBTV.com,
Casey, Since Sailor has been through your program, I am now able to safely take her for a walk! She heels even when I give her a release command! It has been wonderful especially since she is a 70 pound golden retriever – believe me when I say I have been nose-to-nose with the ground with other big dogs I have owned, and I was determined to never re-experience face plants again. Also, we also have 42 acres and have let her off-lead. She is an explorer but it never fails that when I give her the “come” command, she comes running! We are also working with our Lab and have seen similar results with him. Scout has never been through your program and he is a bit more of a challenge at 90 pounds and five years; thus, he is on “my list” to attend camp with you in the future. The money is well worth it because it gives us, the owners, years of companionship with our dogs without the worry of bad behavior. The program has also reinforces the fact that consistency with commands is vital and that ALL members of the family have to follow the program for good behavior to be ingrained.

Dee Dickinson,
A two year old German Shepherd with an extremely dominant personality… was ruling my life I adopted a two year old German Shepherd with an extremely dominant personality and no training. Although I was devoted to her, her bad behavior was ruling my life. I was becoming discouraged after investing in several training programs and devices with minimal results. Then I found Casey and TeamDog. After one week with Casey, her behavior was not only greatly improved, but I now have the confidence and tools I need to be the ‘pack leader’. Big thanks to Casey and TeamDog for our now happy home!

Mary Gaston – St. Louis,
My husband and I adopted a 9 month old puppy last October. Amali is a high spirited, high energy and happy-go-lucky Rhodesian Ridgeback. She was an owner surrender, to which I certainly understood once we got her home and the “true” Amali came forward. The sad part is Amali’s previous owners provided excellent care for their dog except for one very most important thing….. Obedience. There just was none. I began working with her, but progress just was not moving forward as I had hoped and planned. I found myself becoming frustrated; it began to create issues as home, etc.

I found Casey (Team Dog) through an acquaintance who belongs to the same dog park that we do. I sent an inquiry to, and met with Casey, and before I even left from our meeting, I knew that Casey and his training methods would be the answer to my prayers… that being able to bring Amali under “our” control; and to let her know that –we the humans – are the pack leaders. I signed Amali up for a “board and train” program. I felt that the board and train would be the most beneficial and expedient method to bring Amali under control. After all, she was nearing 10 months and 80 pounds. One of my main goals was to be able to walk both dogs together; under my control and without incident. Two weeks seemed like a life time, but when Amali came back home, she was a completely different dog. She was still “Amali”, but she was this wonderfully obedient puppy. I knew immediately in my heart that I had made the right & the best decision; not only for her, but for our entire family, including her sister Zari.

I can now walk both of my girls together (that’s 170 pounds of dogs) with confidence. Just a couple of weeks ago, I sent an e-mail to Casey to brag about our walk to the park. I was walking both girls, and we passed two other people walking their large breed dogs. Both of these owners moved from the walk path, and had all they could do to keep their dog under control as my girls continued to walk by without incident. Without Casey’s training, Amali would have been just as out of control and bouncing all over. What I have learned from Casey with Amali’s training enables me to also work with Zari. I try to work with Amali & Zari on a daily basis, however there are some days that we don’t. However, it does not mean that they just forget. Don’t get me wrong.. Amali is a pup and occasionally she will try to test… but remembers very quickly who her pack leader is. In closing, I can only say that I highly recommend Casey for training. The reward of an obedient dog is truly worth the cost of any training. It’s not only about “obedience”, but also about “control for the safety” of both you and your pet.

Debbie Dayton – Fenton, MO,
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT STARTING TRAINING. We WERE REALLY AMAZED LAST WEEKEND WATCHING THE DOGS in your class AT JEFFERSON BARRACKS PARK. PEOPLE WERE TELLING US HOW THEIR DOGS WERE ACTING UNTIL THEY CAME TO YOU……AND TO SEE THEM LAST WEEKEND, THEY WERE ALL WELL BEHAVED AND HAVING A LOT OF FUN…..I FINALLY HAVE HOPE FOR OUR DOG TYLER.
Regina, Gary & Tyler,
It’s amazing what can be done when you learn the proper way to do it! I’m now teaching my wife what you taught Sugar and me, and Sugar is responding to her as well. Again, thanks for all your help!
Jason Robertson,
Arizona, our Siberian Husky “Snow Dog” came into our life in January 2004. A more beautiful puppy you can’t imagine. Loving, playful, and active, she’s brought an immense amount of joy into our lives. However, Huskies are very smart, excellent escape artists, full of energy and downright stubborn at times. So, when she reached 6 months of age, it was time for some serious, professional training for her (and us!).

That’s when we met Casey. At our first meeting, Casey explained his training philosophy, immediately formed a bond with Arizona and we were off training. It was amazing how quickly Arizona responded. By the end of the first lesson she was walking at the “heel” with “sit” upon stop. Plus, Casey worked with us, explaining the training process and ensuring we could properly work with Arizona between lessons. Casey is an excellent, professional trainer who has an obvious love for dogs and knows how to train them and educate their owners, an area too often neglected in my previous experience with group training programs. Individual attention to your dog and its personality is the key in my opinion. You get that with Casey. If you love your dog and want to enhance the joy of the human-dog relationship, Casey’s the trainer you should see.

Robert & Vicky Cole,
Casey has a golden touch with animals. I was really pleased with the training Nick and I got from him. He not only trains your dog but trains you too.
Thanks again Casey,
Nick & Marlene Smith,
Our puppy seemed very incorrigible and hyper and wouldn’t listen to our commands so we were at wit’s end. We felt that she needed the residential program and Casey did not let us down. He is a very knowledgeable, professional trainer and spelled out exactly what our dog needed. He worked great with Roxie to get her to settle down and listen to commands. The training was worth every penny and I highly recommend Casey’s services.
Diane Burris,
Maisey is the most intelligent and most hyperactive dog my wife and I had ever seen. We attempted training her ourselves. We also tried the training program at Petsmart. Unfortunately, we just were not getting it. Deb found an ad for this training. We called and after talking to Casey we enrolled Maisey in the residency training program. The first time I saw Maisey with Casey after the training, I couldn’t believe she was our dog. She was perfect with Casey. Next, Casey began showing me how to work with Maisey. The transformation not only worked with Casey, she was great with me too. Then he did the same with Deb. It was amazing! When we wanted her to behave she did. When we let her relax, she was still the same playful Maisey we loved so much!
Rich Copeland & Deb Lafferty,
I want to thank you, Casey, for all the help you’ve given Sammi and I. Although Sammi knew basic commands she would only listen if she was in the mood, or there were treats involved. Learning ways to stay consistent in dealing with Sammi has made my life so very much easier. After the very first lesson, I knew I had made the right decision. She is the same sweet loving dog but BETTER! I have a lot more fun with her now since I have no reason to get frustrated and cut a walk or outing short.
Thanks again
Gina Krieger,
After trying many different avenues with the training of our Husky, Jasper, we found Casey. He has taught us to be confident and in return Jasper has become more confident. We love Casey’s positive way of training and we will take our future pets no place else. Anyone and everyone that has known Jasper for a time can not believe the change in him and how mush better he is. He is a joy for everyone to be around and we are now able to take him anywhere and everywhere. We have just started our second dog with Casey and the training is going great. It is amazing to watch the changes in both of our pets that Casey is working with. I give his information to everyone I pass with a dog and will continue to. In this families opinion there is no one better to help us with our four legged family members but Casey.
Patty,
Casey was able to help with Baileys issues, bot indoors and outdoors. Because of his instruction, Bailey know EXACTLY what I want, even in a crowded environment. Thanks for all your help Casey!! I’ll pass your information on to everyone I know.
mimibebe,
Casey was wonderful with our Malamute, Max. We tried several different training options that had mediocre results. Casey provided a training style that not only worked well with Max but was easy for our whole family to follow and remain consistent. Keeping all of us happy. People are surprised he can be walked with a simple collar rather than a pinch collar. We happily give Casey’s contact info to other dog owners and those thinking of getting a dog. We’ll certainly have Casey help us choose and train our next dog.
kbzada,
Casey Ray is one of the best dog trainers in St Louis. I love his dog Ezra. He does an amazing job with working with dogs of different temperaments.
Jamal W. – Saint Louis, MO,
Apart from my childhood purebred Beagle, I have only ever had rescue dogs — and for some reason, always the “aloof” breeds, heavy emphasis on Dobies, German Shepherds and shepherd mixes. Meaning, “cute as a puppy”, but way too often abandoned when their families realized what they’d gotten themselves into.

When we adopted our current girl, we were her third family in her first year of life, but I had confidence that I could figure this girl out as I had the others. Hmmm. Not so much … Thanks to the magic of dog DNA testing, come to find out, my new rescue was quite the protective breed cocktail — GSD, Belgian Malinois, and Rottweiler. (The rottie mix finally explained the ears …) Two familes that walked away from her combined with that high-energy-protect-the-family-at-all-costs lineage meant she was more than I’d ever handled in 40+ years of being a dog mom. I decided we needed some expert help and found Casey and his crew. Fast forward to today and I wouldn’t go to anyone else in the St. Louis metro area at all. Or anywhere, for that matter. If I ever move away, I’m travelling to see Casey. He not only GETS dogs, he also quickly understood how much I wanted to be her main handler as well as what else I needed to learn to fill that role effectively.
Today, my Roxie is a happy, healthy, balanced member of our home. If you are looking for someone who understands dogs and those of us who love them, go to Casey. Don’t go anywhere else and then find him later as you’re about to give up hope because “training” didn’t work. Seriously, just give your dog the best right away and go to Casey and crew first.

G. H. – Chesterfield, MO,
Casey, Thanks for the fantastic work you performed on our dog. We went to Dirk’s Fund to adopt a rescued golden retreiver that was housetrained and out of the puppy stage. Instead, we fell for a 1 year old mutt that had spent most of his life in a shelter. Carlos is a beautiful dog with a great personality. However, teaching him how to live in a home and have some manners was a big challenge. You took a wild and crazy dog from us and a week later gave us back a dog that sits inside the open door until I call him, sits patiently in the lobby of the vet’s office despite the other dogs and walks on a leash like a dream. The work you have done with Carlos makes us enjoy taking him places. You would be proud to see him get excited but remain in a sit while little kids come up to pet him in Petsmart. We can’t wait to start the “Out & About” classes to make sure Carlos (and his owners) strengthens these new skills. Again, we can’t thank you enough.

Ervin and Jan O’Neal,
Casey, We would like to thank you for your expertise in dog training. Our German Shorthaired Pointer, Fawkes, is a totally new and improved dog. We would have never imagined Fawkes obeying off leash in such a short period of time. We are now confident that Fawkes will be an excellent hunting dog for many years to come. You are a very professional and knowledgeable dog trainer. We have and will recommend you to anyone interested in professional dog training.
Thank you again!
Josh, Amanda & Fawkes Coggins,
Casey,
Thank you so much for your patience and professionalism while helping train my golden retriever puppy, McGee, and more importantly, myself. I truly appreciate the knowledge and respect you showed us. After finishing an 8 week group course at Petsmart and working with him daily, he did not seem to be much better than when we started. After only one lesson with you, I could already see a huge difference. I will definitely recommend you to others and want to thank you again for all your assistance. We will miss you and Ezra.
Dr. Jill Johnston & McGee,
As a family we decided to enroll our German Shepherd puppy “Judge” in the board and train program offered by “Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers”. It will be impossible to express through words the rewards and satisfaction we have derived from this experience.

I could never have predicted the wonderful outcome and our level of satisfaction. The commitment that we received as a family is truly amazing. Right from the initial in-home consultation, we knew that we had made the right choice! Tom and Casey have proven time and time again that they are true professionals. Tom’s individualized, comprehensive approach to training has brought about immediate and impressive results.

The approach utilized by Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers has allowed us to communicate with Judge. We are able to achieve results that we did not think possible. Our trainer has taken the time to make himself available for both in-home and telephone consultations for continuous support. The training has taught us how to gain control of Judge and take leadership. This will make him even more of a joyful loyal friend.

Judge has and will continue to develop into a keen, well-disciplined companion. Thanks to the positive, rewarding experiences of training with Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers, we have been provided the tools that are necessary for lifelong learning and development.

The commitment to own, care for, and raise a dog is a tremendous responsibility. Without a doubt your service is an integral part in helping us fulfill those commitments, and has enriched the experience immensely.

We will continue to train with Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers and would recommend anyone seeking this type of experience for their dog to do the same.

Shelly, Keith, Katie and Judge – St.Charles, MO,
I had to walk thru tons of people with our dogs this weekend. They did perfect. We’re very pleased with your training!
Chad Davis,
Mack is doing so great! You guys are the best. He is the biggest sweetheart. He is definatly a mommas boy. He’s doing all of his commands great!
Summer Maulden – St. Louis, MO,
I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your help with our rescue, Riley, the troubled Dachshund. He was certainly acting out with that aggression and I feared that we’d have to have him put to sleep. Remembering what Cesar Millan said, “When you have a dog that is seriously aggressive, seek help from a professional.” All I can say is, Casey I’m so thankful we found You. Not only did you help us to resolve poor Riley’s problem with that aggression, you have literally lifted a weight off his little doggy shoulders! At last he is acting like he should be, like a dog. He is romping and having FUN, it makes me cry to see him actually having such a fun time with all the others. He NEVER did that before. He was too preoccupied with, “being protective” of me. Now he can just be himself. I just can’t thank you enough, Casey, what you did for Riley was beyond my expectations, and in only one session! I never expected that. You’re just remarkable. I have shared your name with a few people I’ve met along the way. If anyone has a dog with a problem they can’t handle, they should go to see you, and I hope they do. If they’re not doing it for themselves, they should do it for their beloved companion. Aggression is very stressful for our furry friends. It’s not funny, or cute, and the animals shouldn’t be doted upon when they’re in an unstable frame of mind. Never reward a dog for an undesired behavior. I learned a lot the day we brought Riley to see you. Thanks again for all you’ve done.

Your work with these beautiful creatures is more than a reward for the dog’s human parents, it’s a reward for the dog as well. I love my dogs so much, I’m always trying to find a way to do good things for my pups. The best gift I could have ever given Riley, was You.
Thanks.

Diane W. – St. Louis, MO.,
Casey at Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers is the BEST! I recently adopted a 3 year old puppy mill dog and quickly realized she needed some serious training. Enter Casey and Shelly Ray into the picture – things turned around immediately. His professionalism and extensive education and training lead me to believe he knows what the dog is going to do before the dog knows! The training experience continues to exceed all my expectations, and he was so gracious as to tailor it strictly to her many needs. She is quickly blooming into a happy, well-mannered and great dog, speedily learning the commands, and even socializing well with other people and other animals. Casey and Shelly treat dogs with the utmost care and respect. Highly, highly recommend all dogs have the opportunity for this great training experience with Casey. By far the best investment I’ve made to date.
Sue King – Mascoutah, IL,
Our experience has been nothing short of wonderful. You all took the time to make sure I understood how everything worked when you brought Gavin home from a board and train and continue to teach us new and helpful things during group class. You are always available to answer questions we may have. It is wonderful to see just how much Gavin has changed and the confidence he has gained through training. I would recommend you all to anyone.
Jennifer Berquist – Belleville, IL,
My sincere thanks to Casey Ray at Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers Dog Training. Thanks to your patience and expertise I’m convinced that my dog, Whiteside Willy, will be able to get his certification as a therapy dog. The difference in Willy’s behavior in such a short time is amazing.
Nick, Jean & John Hasenstab – Millstadt, IL,
Our family brought home a 3 year old lab mix, Daisy, and the next day she bolted out the door and ran to the highway. Within a month we were working with Casey Ray and Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers. After a few weeks of working with Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers, I was able to start taking her off the leash without a fear of her running off again. Daisy loves visiting her friends each week at group class and it keeps us active with her commands. We’re now working on training our lab puppy… with Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers, of course!
Shari Reese – Mascoutah, IL,
Casey,
Just thought you’d like to know that when I took Beau to the vet earlier this week the receptionist told me he’s the best trained Boxer they see. And the photographer that came to the house Wednesday was so impressed by how he listened that she took his pictures too. ”
Suzie Perrie – Belleville, IL,
Casey and Shelly have made a tremendous impact on training our Jack Russell Terrier(5) and Australian Shepherd mix(4). In preparation for our move to Switzerland we knew we had a lot of work to do. Casey and Shelly worked with us one on one and helped to train our dogs on and off the leash. People are amazed at how well behaved our dogs are and how well they listen to us. One important thing I learned from Casey and Shelly is it’s not all about training your dog it’s also about training you. Put forth the effort and have fun with the training and it will come back to you ten fold. We have two well-behaved and happy companions for life.
Thanks Casey and Shelly!
Allison and Dan Przybeck,
Before we took Lexi, our 7 month old lab puppy, to Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers we had no control of her in or out of the house. She would ignore our commands and was in control. After spending a week with Casey and Shelly she is a totally different puppy. She behaves better around other dogs and comes on command. It was the best thing we have done to make life better for both Lexi and us.
Tim Isaak – Carlyle IL,
Casey,
Thank you and Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers for the excellent training you have provided for Wally.
The in home lessons have been great for the family and your flexibility with scheduling is great. We would recommend you to anyone who wants quality training for their dog.

The Gersteneckers,
I admit that I was very skeptical about sending my dog away for two weeks to be trained. I did not know much about dog training but when I tried it myself, I was not confident and did not see the results I wanted. I looked around and stumbled across Casey Ray. He gave me all the information I needed and assured me that I was in good hands. I decided to send Bentley to stay with Casey for two weeks while he trained him. Casey sent me frequent updates and pictures of how well Bentley was doing. I was truly AMAZED by how well Bentley was when I got him back. Casey met every request that I had for Bentley. I was so pleased. Casey did a great job demonstrating how I should continue to work with Bentley to build up my confidence and his skills. We also signed up for lifetime group classes which are amazing. We go once a week as much as we can and we get to interact with other dogs and work on our skills. My friends and strangers at the dog park always ask where Bentley was trained. It is awesome to get that feedback from people. I HIGHLY recommend Casey Ray to everyone. I have had a few referrals go to Casey Ray and I always share his information with my friends and people we meet. Every dog that I will own, I will always take them to Casey. He knows exactly what he is doing and is very helpful at tailoring your every need. It was worth every penny and I would do it over and over again. Bentley is my dream dog and I owe it all to Casey Ray.
Lisa Berry,
I rescued a pit bull that was 1 1/2 years old and WILD. He loved to counter surf whenever he was hungry, thought the house was a race track, and listened to no one. I needed help and quick. I called Casey and he promised he could help me and Gus. I left Gus with him for 2 weeks, and when I went to pick him up, I could not believe it was the same dog. He was not jumping, pulling on his leash, etc. He was AWSOME. No matter what comand I gave him, in the blink of any eye he did what I told him. We are now about 1 1/2 years from the training session and he still does just what I ask of him, and I owe my very well behaved dog to Casey Ray.
He is #1 with me and always will be.
Debbie C. – St. Charles, MO,
We were on the verge of getting rid of our dog before we hired Casey. Our dog had taken over the house. She would jump up on the kitchen counters and eat our food, chew up anything left on the floor, and could break out of her crate. After just one training session with Casey, there was a huge difference. Now, after all the sessions, our dog is like a new dog. We are amazed!
Teresa R. – Clarendon Hills, IL,
Great Dog Trainer! Very Knowledgable!
Mike G. – Mascoutah, IL,
one of the best trainer i have worked with
Dave S. – Ballwin, MO,
Quick results and knowledgeable trainers!
Sydney Woehler Rvt,
He is the best I have ever worked with.
Donna Sorden,

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