What People Say About Nancy


Nancy is a fantastic trainer. She’s so calming and patient and she had an incredible way with my adopted lab Missy. Never thought Missy would learn anything but Nancy made it happen but more importantly, she gave me the tools and confidence I needed to manage my fears to keep both me and Missy safe on our walks!!! What an incredible experience!
Emily D

Just had to let you know that I just came back from a walk with Molly, we walked past a house with five small dogs in the yard who went nuts barking and barking at her. She started barking back in response but I got her to focus and settle and keep right on walking. I'm so proud of her!!!! Yesterday's session really helped me. Thank you!
(Coastal Point/Ocean View, DE):  Letter to the Editor

Hello Patricia,
We would like to take this opportunity to offer praise for the work
that Nancy La Fontaine at K-10 Dog Training is doing.
We have a nice active lab puppy and have been taking her to class with Nancy
and have seen a dramatic improvement in her behavior since starting the classes.
Nancy provides an excellent service and we are very happy with the
We would like to see if you can publish it in your paper at
an appropriate time.

Best Regards,
      John and Janice R.
Letter to the Editor

Dear Ms. V...:

We are writing about a dog trainer we found through an advertisement in the Cape Gazette.  We hired Nancy LaFontaine of K-10 Dog Training to help us with our dog, Mardi, a shelter rescue.

Even though we had several trainers for the six dogs we had through the years, Mardi is a challenge.  She was born in a shelter and thus, has fear and anxiety issues with other dogs and with meeting new people.  In just two private lessons in which Nancy came to our home, Mardi has made tremendous progress.  Nancy has taught the leadership skills to make Mardi more confident and less stressed.  Nancy even worked with our 11 year old Yorkie who was feeding into Mardi's issues.  We are looking forward to more sessions.

We are so happy to have found Nancy and her training program.  Based on our experiences, one of her individual training sessions at our home is more valuable than six weeks of group lessons elsewhere.  K-10 has done much to enhance our relationship with our dogs.  Thanks also to the Cape Gazette for providing a place to find good local businesses.


Dan G and Anne H

We were very pleased with your class for "aggressive' dogs. Having an  
organized approach to introducing aggressive and ways to focus attention on  
us gave us confidence in our ability to control our one aggressive dog when  
approaching others. There was a reduction in aggression from day one when   
all the dogs were separated by 20 feet to the last day when we were able to  
conduct controlled walks within 5 feet of other dogs. Even our second more  
socialized dog benefited from the same class. Thank you so much.  

 Stan and Marcia

Dear Nancy,

Thank you so very much for your kindness and wonderful instruction.  You made the CGC test a relaxed and fun experience.

Polly and I have enjoyed your classes and have learned so much.  I feel very lucky to have you as my instructor.

Ann and Polly


Hey Nancy!  How's it going?  Buster is such a good dog!  He really listens to me now and it's amazing how much he's matured and settled in after his first year.  You really helped give me the confidence as a new dog owner.  Thank you.
Hi Nancy,
We are finally settled in our new home....  Dexter is doing great!  Lots of dogs (and rabbits) in the neighborhood!  I am so pleased that Dexter gets along great with other dogs!!  He is such a good boy!   We really appreciate your training!!  Dexter would not be who he is without it!  And more importantly, I learned so much!!
Thanks for everything!!
Kay and Dexter
Thanks to K-10 Dog Training
By Gail Partridge | Jun 14, 2014

My dog and I had many difficulties with her training until Nancy La Fontaine of K-10 Dog Training came into our lives.
We are now making great progress. Thank you Nancy for your patience and expertise.
Gail Partridge

 I've been to 2 other Basic Obedience classes with my 2 other dogs and your class is the best and 'you are by far more personal'.  Connie and Dennis

Thank you for all of the advise and all of your help with Brutus.  You have no idea how much I appreciate it!!!
Amanda & Brutus!

Thank you, Nancy.  It was a great pleasure meeting you - I am so very impressed with your capabilities!  Rosie and I are looking forward to classes. 

Nancy is a wonderful trainer and I am so glad we found her. Not only is she excellent with the dogs, but the owners too! I highly recommend K-10 Dog Training! The class was a wonderful experience!
I am so glad Lizzie and me have found you!!! Your instruction has already made a world of difference in our lives!!! Lizzie has been listening to me and responding to her commands.  It's almost as if she is waiting for further instruction from me!! We can't wait to be part of your class.

 Thanks, your the best, (really I've known many dog trainers. Keep up the good work.)
Stand by for recommendations of every canine I meet!
Sincerely, S. & N. & Zeke
Hi, Nancy.  I'm glad to hear you're still going strong with your animal training business. You're the best!
... You did so much for so many of our dogs and, thanks to you, not only did the dogs find great homes, but you brought much happiness and positivity to the program. 
We usually use ... Kennels but you have come highly recommended and we wanted someone closer and we wanted to put more hands on training with the dogs ourselves this time ...Bev
Sharon wrote: "We could not make it such a sucess without you!!!! Nancy you are the best trainer in the world. The patients you have shown not only the guys in the program but with me is amazing. I am glad you are a part of such a wonderful program."
When I tell people about you and what you have done for us I tell them you use Positive Reinforcement methods. You made a difference for us when you taught me new methods and I enjoyed the classes because they were small and very positive. The methods do and did work.   KERRIN
... We believe that our training standard equips trainers such as yourself with a ready-made 'high bar' that you can use to guide your training efforts.   I applaud you for trying something new.   We need more trainers like you!

 Hey Nancy.  The boys are doing REALLY well. I'm amazed at how quickly the alterations you put in place the other night have helped calm them down on their walks.  Hardly any barking now and when they do cut loose, I'm able to shut it down pretty fast.  AMAZING.  Thanks!  Melanie

hi nancy!
i just wanted to touch base with you to let you know that once again, you've provided me with information i have found not only helpful, but relevant....
 thanks for the forewarning -- you know your stuff.

hi nancy,

i'm glad to know we're on the right track! ...

i am a very satisfied client of K10 .... i feel, having met you, that you represent the entire package -- a trainer who shares with me the tools to properly address my dog's behaviors, who shows me how to use them, and -- in my case, most importantly -- will be candid about the realities of what the dog will need from me. i do not exaggerate when i say that your talk, which asked me to seriously consider bella's unique set of needs, probably saved roscoe's life and helped us avoid a potential disaster with a family member or friend. i know that sounds melodramatic, but bruce and i are both convinced that is the case.

...you have the continued courage to address this concern in the face of the negative publicity it could bring K10 (let me clarify that statement, however. if there is a misplaced sense that you, as a trainer, are convincing new adopters that if they are not equipped or willing to address the dog's needs, then they should not keep the dog, ... so it is not as if you benefit somehow by it. it seems to me that quite the opposite would be true -- you lose a potential long-term client, who no longer has the dog. yet, the chance remains that K10 can suffer from the perception that you are somehow getting in the way of adoptions.)

but i think that is a short term consideration. because i believe you are doing the right thing. you, as the professional, have a far better sense of a dog's demeanor and behavioral cues than most average dog adopters. you are noticing minutiae that you know will need to be addressed in the best interest of the new pet/adopter relationship. your entire focus is how to make it a lasting commitment.

in closing, i believe you to be a true advocate for the animals in our community. i believe advocacy means looking at the big picture. a dog needs to exist in our world, and as such, they need to learn, and abide by, certain protocols which will gain them access to enjoyable human companionship experiences. ... you are offering them a tool to help make that burden a little lighter, and i commend your commitment.


... Your help was invaluable -- I'm sure we'll need more
Hi Nancy,

    Thanks so much for coming to work with us yesterday.  We took our dog for three more walks this weekend and she is getting so much better.  She calms down right away when she barks at a dog or person and my daughter re-directs her right away and she calms down.  It is so much more pleasant to take her outside!!  I am sure with repeated practice, she will eventually get to the point where she won't bark.
  Thanks again!!!  Oh, we were able to get an Easy Walk harness...  It is a much better harness.


Nancy is wonderful with all the dogs.

As you know, she has worked with Madison training her to get into her carrier bag. While Madison bonds with and loves everyone, she developed a very special one on one bond with Nancy! I was very impressed with the results! In addition to getting into her carrier bag, Madison also learned a few new beneficial behaviors such as, focus and leave it. And during the process, Nancy was also very nice, accommodating and considerate to me. She was very thorough -outlining the expectations, what she needed and how she planned to train Madison. And then explained the details and expectations of the follow up process.

With love and barks,

Karen & Madison


 The next testimony is from a volunteer at the Georgetown SPCA in Delaware:

I attended the dog training sessions with Nancy the last two Sundays.  I just wanted to let you know I found it very helpful and useful.  It really helped me to work with the dogs when I go visit them and take them out.  Any issues I had with any of the dogs, she helped me address them and taught me how to handle them in the future. 
If you have any future sessions, I would like to be included.  Thank you!



Heya Nancy,
  It is excellent to see that we have a great trainer with the threshold and knowledge that you have. Together we can really give the thoroughness and the detailed commands and information that the client needs and will appreciate. …
  I want to congratulate you on your first week of classes and can’t wait to see you tuesday, if not sooner.

Yours truly,


Thanks to Nancy and the staff for all of the encouragement and help with Merlin.  I look forward to continuing our training sessions and seeing further improvement.  He's come a long way already!  Thanks for making graduation so much fun, too.  I appreciate all you do for doggies and their owners at the beach!
Dianne and Merlin




1.                 Do you feel that you and your dog had a positive experience with this Basic Dog Obedience Course  


 2.                 Are you happy with the exercises you and your dog were given?  

Very happy.


3.                 Were your goals met in this training course?    

We had excellent goal attainment.


4.                 Did you find the curriculum booklet useful?  Was it clearly written? 

The curriculum booklet was helpful.


5.                 What was the most valuable thing you experienced in this training course? 

We felt as though our dog finally was able to understand how to focus and listen to what was expected of her.


6.                 Was the interaction between the instructor, you and your dog a positive experience? 

The instructor was very accepting of each dog and its temperament.  It was a very calm atmosphere despite differences with each dog's personality.


7.                 What did you like the best in this training course? 

I liked the instructor's approach and the small class size.  She was able to spend an appropriate amount of time with each dog.


8.                 What would you like to learn in your advanced course? 

How to even better help my dog to listen.  We still need help keeping our dog calm in the parks when we go for walks.


9.                 Do you have any suggestions that would improve the experience of our clients?

No.  We were very happy with the class.

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