Dr. Roy and Kathy Autry
“For anyone who is serious about training their dog, Evan Dunbar is clearly the best trainer In Atlanta. I have owned German Shepherds for the 35 years I’ve lived here and have used five different trainers, utilizing board and train, weekly group classes and private one on one lessons. Each of these methods resulted in a dog with basic obedience training.
A year and half ago I started working with Evan to train an 11-month-old German Shepherd that I had bought from a breeder out of state ( Big Mistake on my part ). When I got her, the dog had social problems and training. Evan trained the dog to overcome her social fears and taught her obedience. Under his guidance, she’s become a wonderful and obedient companion.
Evan uses a variety of training methods: puppy imprinting, praise, food and leash handling, just to mention a few. But the psychology of how he applies these methods to both the dog and handler is where the bar has been raised to a much higher level than I have ever experienced.
After working with the 11-month-old pup, I decided that I wanted another dog. We discussed the qualities I wanted in a new dog and the environment the dog would be living in ( I have three grandchildren and needed a dog that would be great around small children). Most importantly, we discussed how much drive I would be able to handle. I ended up asking for a high-drive working dog.
Evan “ handpicked” a five-week old puppy for me that came from an amazing Pohranicni Straze bloodline. At eight months old, Ziggy is a fantastically balanced dog . Evan taught me how to imprint the dog starting when he was six weeks old. We have progressed to bite development and are now preparing Ziggy to become a family security dog. My goal is for Ziggy to become a solid protection dog and family companion in one.
Evan works with his clients to bring out the “top working ability” that your dog possesses.
Two dogs and 1 ½ years later, I can tell you, Evan Dunbar is the best of the best to train your dog.”
Dr. Roy and Kathy Autry
“Evan at Full Contact K-9 was more than accommodating in selecting the puppy that best met our needs. He is extremely knowledgable and was always available to answer any questions or concerns we had. Full Contact K-9 made the process of welcoming a canine into our lives seamless and worry-free. And, when we started obedience training with Full Contact K-9, we were further impressed by Evan’s professionalism and the effectiveness of his training protocol.
Put simply, I could not recommend a more professional and knowledgable obedience and protection company than Full Contact K-9. Whether you’re looking for a dog or you’re interested in obedience and/or protection training, Full Contact K-9 can without a doubt accommodate all of these needs.”
“Working with Evan at Full Contact K-9 has been such a wonderful experience for me and my six-month-old Golden Retriever. I met Evan and was so impressed at not only how well his dogs behaved, but how knowledgable Evan was about the training process. I knew I was in good hands. Evan’s program provides confidence for both the dog and owner.
It is amazing how much of a transformation my dog and I have made so far in our training. Evan helps you build your relationship with your dog and teaches both of you how to respect and communicate with each other. Passing up an experience to train with Evan would be a mistake. Take advantage of the opportunity to make your dog obedient and even more enjoyable than before!
The entire experience was extremely helpful and worthwhile. I would recommend Full Contact K-9 to everyone, especially for new puppy owners. Stella is a great companion already, but with Evan’s help, she became an even better dog on and off the leash.”
“I’ve had my German Shepherd, Maverick, since he was about 5 1/2 weeks old. I am a first-time dog owner who had a great fear of dogs. Evan selected the perfect dog for me and has been a valuable asset since day one. Even before training began, he encouraged me to contact him with any questions or concerns I had which I did and still do quite often. Maverick is a very smart but stubborn dog. Evan has worked to increase the confidence in both Maverick and me and make him a more obedient dog. Evan is very knowledgeable in the individual behavior of dogs and applies it to his training. I am very pleased with the results I have seen so far and look forward to watching Maverick grow as we continue to work with Evan.”
“Thanks to Evan, life with my Boxer, Reacher, is much more enjoyable. From the beginning, Reacher refused to acknowledge the word “no.” But once we started training that changed. In just a few months, Reacher has become a different dog. He’s still full of personality, but is now eager to follow commands and is willing to accept corrections. Reacher is proof that Evan’s philosophy of positive reinforcement, repetition, consistency, leadership and clear communication gets results.
Recently, I added Vega, a German Shepherd, to the family. While she came to me with basic obedience training, Vega and I are now working on protection training as well. As always, Evan is working with us to meet our individual needs.
In addition, Evan has taught me that managing two large dogs isn’t as hard as it might seem. I now work Reacher and Vega together, walk them together and more importantly, handle them with confidence.
Whatever your training goals, I highly recommend Full Contact K9. Evan clearly has a passion for his work. You won’t find another trainer with the unique combination of professional experience, a proven track record, knowledge, commitment and integrity than Evan Dunbar has to offer.”
Liz Schuetz – Two Dogs Plus A Lady
Corey and Callie Wachman
“When we were searching for dog trainers for our 3-month old german shepherd, we found most trainers used the same methods for all dogs, no matter the temperament or type of dog. We knew that German Shepherd’s were unique and required specific training for their temperament and abilities and wanted to find a trainer who could teach both us and our dog to maximize his potential. This is how we found Evan. Evan invited us, along with our new puppy, to a training session with a protection dog. We were immediately impressed with the mutual respect we saw between Evan and the dogs he works with. It was very apparent that he approaches each dog differently and with different methods based on the dog. He is an expert in understanding the dogs behavior and how to modify those behaviors to suit the needs of the client.
We’ve been training with Evan for almost 5 months now and are extremely happy with Siler’s progress. This was my wife’s first experience in dog ownership and Evan has done a great job at building her confidence, as well as educating the both of us. We have also enjoyed having Evan for advice and direction outside of the training session. Evan is always quick to respond to any concerns or issues that arise throughout the week.
We highly recommend Evan and Full Contact K9 for his consistency, honesty and straightforward training approach ”
Corey and Callie Wachman