Dog Trainer Reviews

Dog Trainer Reviews

Dear Keri,
Thank you so much for the Puppy Kindergarten Class. Even though I had read quite a bit on puppy training before the class, the classroom situation and your instruction were invaluable in demonstrating and practicing these techniques. You also answered individual concerns of the class and were so encouraging which gave me a lot of confidence! There was plenty of puppy play time that made the class so much fun for dogs and owners. Kirby and I look forward to the next level of instruction.

– Gina


We loved training class with Keri! Keri combines the right amount of laughter, praise and firmness. …and the result is she talks (dog-speak)! She’s amazing!

Our dog loved going to the classes to hang out with his school friends and together with him we were both able to learn so much from her and the techniques and suggestions she taught us.

– Wendy


Keri is the Mary Poppins of the dog world. My puppy Bailey and I took class every Sunday and loved every minute of it. It was the one thing I looked foward to every week. Bailey loves keri and so do I. She has a way of treating the dogs like they are royalty, but can get them to do anything she wants. She is patient, kind and practically perfect. I would recommend Keri to anyone and will always use her. She has great suggestions for ways to get your dog on the right path. The most important is its all done through kindness and positive behavior.

– Ann Ney


Keri had a positive impact on our family. Our dog was rapidly growing out of control, especially with our eight-year-old daughter. Keri didn’t just train the dog, she coached our daughter and taught us all the skills we need to handle a high-energy puppy. I recommend Keri HIGHLY, especially if your family includes children as well as dogs.


We have been using Unleashed Abilities for over a year, and are extremely pleased with the professional care and attention that Keri Putonen has provided Ginger, our high spirited Irish Red and White Setter. Although we’re seldom at home when Keri comes by, our neighbors frequently comment about how happy Ginger is going out with Keri, and we see how excited Ginger is to see Keri when we occasionally happen to cross paths on the bike trail. We had struck up an acquaintance with Keri on the trail a number of years ago, and were very happy to learn that she had decided to pursue her dream of working with dogs. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, very affectionate with Ginger, and always has great advice about how to help Ginger be the best dog she can be. Keri has the key to our house, and our full confidence in her judgment on what’s best for Ginger.

– Jim and Janice Sandlin, and Ginger


Puppy Kindergarten was the perfect introduction to other puppies for Paddington. He had been around many other adult dogs and I was shocked when he decided to sit under my chair and act like he was scared of all the other pups for the first class. By class two he was running around socializing with all of the other puppies. Keri was a wonderful instructor with many helpful tips. Paddington and I can’t wait for other classes!

– Jennilyn & Paddington