Kris is so knowledgeable! I could not believe how much Hudson learned in one day of training. Kris took time to explain and listened to to my concerns. Great experience and looking forward to our next lesson. – Melinda, March 2022

We are so pleased to have such a nice facility in which to board Buddy – we know that he is in good hands with you folks. – Mira & Marc, March 2022

I can’t speak highly enough of the staff, they are always friendly and as anxious to see Sophia as she is to see them. The best day care in the area. – Myrdith, February 2022

Buddy is happy and healthy after his stay with you. We are always relaxed about his well-being when we are away; confident that you are taking great care of him. Thank you! – James and Terri Ann, February 2022

Hugo slept well all afternoon and night. Great exercise! – Jon, January 2022

Best place ever! Dogs come home happy and healthy and we know Rosanne and Kris as well as the staff give them all the attention they need! They go way above and beyond! The 2.5 hour ride to Athens is worth every dime! – Sara, January 2022

The Calm Companion is always so wonderful! We are always so grateful for Rosanne and Kris. In fact, we drove from 5 hours away to have our pups enjoy a nice time away while we were visiting Athens. We have two dogs with very different needs and the trainers can adjust training styles and educate us owners with ease. We have been to several different training facilities and nothing compares to the compassion and knowledge that Rosanne and Kris bring. – Ciara, November 2021

The Calm Companion staff is top notch. They care about my dogs and are invested in providing a superior service. I am so glad this business exists in our town! – Cindy, October 2021

Joni has attended obedience classes, dog walks and daycare since she was a pup. I’ve owned dogs all my life, loved them dearly but accepted some behaviors (digging in the yard, overzealous greeting) as behaviors dog owners didn’t really like but accepted because well, they’re dogs. After a year with Calm Companion, our Joni is a daily joy. She walks beside us on the leash, no tugging, and I know how to manage undesired behaviors in an effective and consistent way. Joni is a happy addition to our family. – Susan, October 2021

Sage is always so excited on Wednesday morning waiting for me to get the car keys and head to Daycare. She’s always tired when she gets home. Daycare gets her socialization and training. It’s awesome. – Joanne, September 2021

I’ve already booked 3 more stays for him. He’s in your training classes and we love you guys! 10/10 or 1000/1000 whatever your scale. – Jasmine, September 2021

Best thing for my Myles. Wonderful staff. So courteous.  Myles enjoys going there. – Jade, August 2021

“We are very pleased with the training Kris provided for Lily and for us! Kris explained everything she was doing and why, which helped us understand how to help Lily learn.  We would have no hesitation in bringing Lily back for more training or boarding.  Very impressed with The Calm Companion and their love, concern and dedication to the care and training of dogs.” – Kathy, August 2021

“This facility took amazing care of my dog. They sent me updates and quickly responded to my messages. They have outdoor play areas and give a lot of opportunities for socializing outside of their kennel. Their center is clean and tidy and the workers are very knowledgeable in their field. I would recommend this to anyone looking to board their dog and will definitely be returning.”
– Rachel, July 2021

“The Calm Companion staff are very organized and friendly! So easy to work with. They took great care of my dog on the Fourth of July, and he’s terrified of fireworks. I fully trust them.”
– Judd, July 2021

My dog is always so excited when we arrive. I know she is getting the best care available in Athens. I trust everyone, and everyone is extremely nice and knowledgeable.”
– Joanne, July 2021

“The Training with Kris went very well and left us with results beyond our greatest expectations. We are looking forward to the next day of training.”
– Tom, June 2021

“Bossanova has been super well-behaved since we got back from vacation. She’s been more comfortable being outside by herself, barking less, and jumping less when she greets people. Her boarding stay was like a really positive mental reset. Thank you so much!
– Kate, June 2021

“Very impressed by how far Otis came in one day. Looking forward to the next two sessions.”
– Karen, June 2021

“Thank you for taking such great care of my little baby!!!! You are always so sweet and caring. :)”
– Emilia, June 2021

“We’re only beginning, and I can already see hope for Misty. Rosanne is perfect in every way. She’s so patient. She has clearly explained every step of the process. This has been a totally positive experience for us. Thank you all so much! Worth every penny.”
– Tere, May 2021

“I love the trainer, Kris. Very knowledgeable and doing a great job.”
– Darrell, May 2021

“We love The Calm Companion!”
– Traci, April 2021

“Best thing we’ve done for our dogs and our family. Rosanne and Kris are so knowledgeable! They also trained us so we can continue to reinforce what the dogs learned at Board & Train, which has really empowered us to keep our dogs on track. I would recommend The Calm Companion to anyone who loves their pup. Well worth the investment! So excited to enjoy our dogs!!
– Sara, April 2021

“Kris is amazing, patient, and explains everything in detail. She is gentle but firm as a role model, and I appreciate the help and the care.”
– Sue and Tom, March 2021

“Maggie was again tuckered out when she came home. So glad she is getting to spend time with y’all.
– Katie Beth, March 2021

“My dog, Madsen, loves staying at The Calm Companion. As soon as we pull in the drive, he gets excited to be there. He is very tired when he comes home. I can see how much he loves being there and the staff!”
– Dorie, February 2021

“I love everyone at The Calm Companion! Rosanne and Kris are fantastic – super professional, knowledgeable, and caring. The whole team is wonderful! I know that Sati is in the best hands whenever she is there. :)”
– Emilia, February 2021

“Piper absolutely loves daycare! And I love it so much because I know she’s having a blast while I’m at work, and then I come home to a sleepy puppy. Thank you!!!”
– Megan, January 2021

“I really appreciate all the staff at The Calm Companion; your kindness and responsiveness and genuine desire to help owners be the best they can be in setting their dogs up for success.”
– Katie Beth, January 2021

“We have seen incredible changes in Frederick. Life changing improvements! Thank you so much!”
– Valerie, December 2020

“Ruger acted like he wanted to stay and play long! This is a huge difference from when he first started going and was so nervous. :)”
– Danita, December 2020

“We have noticed a big difference in how Bandit walks on the leash and has reacted to some dogs after just the evaluation! He did so good trying to work with my husband with the leash, and as we walked past a house while dogs were barking, he didn’t pay any attention to them. My husband and I are very happy with the progress he has already made, and we look forward to working with you more!
– Hillary, November 2020

“I can never say enough nice things about The Calm Companion. Their staff is caring and wonderful! They go above and beyond. Thank you so much for Finn’s special care!
– Traci, October 2020

“Thank you, Calm Companion! Tankie’s behavior is much improved when encountering other people and dogs. You all have worked wonders with him!”
– LuAnne, October 2020

“Chloe loves doggy daycare! It has been a game changer for her, socializing with the staff and other dogs. Being a COVID baby, this has been a great opportunity for her to get what she needs to adjust to the outside world. Thanks for all you do for her! She gets so excited when I tell her where she’s going.”
– Renee, October 2020

“I hadn’t had Lily, our Bernedoodle, go to Doggy Daycare since the start of the COVID stay-home in March. She had always loved it, and the training for our new puppy was great! Last week, I decided she needed to visit again, as she needed puppy play time. Our other dog is much older. Driving over, Lily was very quiet, not knowing where we were going. When we got to the top of the driveway and the door was opened, her tail started wagging a mile a minute. She knew she was back and was very excited. When I picked her up at 4, she was exhausted. I recommend The Calm Companion very highly for training, daycare, and boarding. The staff is wonderful and caring.”
– Pandy, September 2020

“We appreciate all the staff’s teamwork and effort at The Calm Companion. Our boy, Ralphie, loves his daycare visits, and we are glad to have the opportunity to have quite a few days scheduled. We look forward to those days, as he comes home tired. We are VERY glad he is getting the stimulation he needs. Again, thanks for all you do – it’s very much appreciated!”
– Rob, September 2020

“Such peace of mind knowing our babies are safe and well cared for in our absence. Thanks for everything!!!”
– Vivian, August 2020

“I love this place. I trust them to care for my dog. I feel like my puppy likes it there better than home. Thank you, Calm Companion.”
– Dorie, July 2020

“Daycare is amazing. Sage is so excited to see everyone and is always worn out at the end of the day. Having daycare has definitely made her a better and happier dog.”
– Joanne N, June 2020

The staff at Calm Companion are wonderful people. They give our Aussie pup a fun and safe place to spend her days, which permits us to work. We are grateful for The Calm Companion. “
– Jim P, May 2020

“You guys are fantastic. We especially appreciate you continuing to provide care for our big boy during these tough times.”
– Cathy B, April 2020

“Paya LOVES his daycare days and it is simply because of the staff at The Calm Companion. They have helped tremendously with his shyness, and he loves every single one of them.” 

I know I am leaving my boy in good hands when he greets them in the mornings with a ears down-tail a-wagging-happy dance. They have been pivotal to Paya’s training, and every time someone comments on his good manners, I make sure they know it’s because of The Calm Companion.”

-Ellie E, March 2020

“Our dog is so loved on during her boarding stays, we drive an hour for her to go there.  We initially did a Board & Train, and we are grateful for Rosanne and Kris for all of their knowledge and skill.  We were able to pick up and continue their methods for our gentle giant.”

-Laura, February 2020

“The facility was clean and the dogs there seemed relaxed and calm. The staff have gotten to know my dog, and the trainer, Kris, was really knowledgeable and thorough. She really knows dogs! She understands how to work with their different types and personalities. We are very pleased with the care our dogs receive there.

-Sue, January 2020

“The transformation into a happy dog is truly amazing. The Calm Companion helped me transform my unruly dog into a very happy dog. Many thanks.”

-Eric, April 2019

“Our puppy lab was a hot mess and didn’t listen or follow any instruction, and hated his leash. The puppy training class made such a difference in his behavior. Can’t wait to use The Calm Companion for boarding and future training!”

-Ana, March 2019

“We picked our lab, Zeke, up from training and we were pleasantly surprised and very impressed with all he had learned! He had achieved learning everything we hoped for and more! Rosanne and Kris are very good trainers with years of experience and such a great love and compassion for animals! We recommend them highly and give them 5 starts with no hesitation!”

-Tom and Julie, Feb 2019

“From a family with three large dogs and child, our family was looking for improved obedience, appropriate boundaries and calm consistency with our pups. Rosanne with The Calm Companion was just the woman for this job. She treated our dogs as her own while giving them the love but structured support they needed. Even after the first training session we were able to notice a difference in the interaction of our entire pack. Rosanne is highly educated in this field and ALWAYS takes the time to explain the ‘why” behind her training with the pet owner. This truly solidifies the training relationship between you and your dog! I cannot say enough good about our experience with Rosanne/The Calm Companion and are happy to report a new high level of confidence in myself as a pet owner. “

-R, April 2018

“Rosanne did an amazing job with my dog, Beef. He had some boundary issues, as well as issues with another dog. After several months of training, I’ve noticed a dramatic change in his behavior and how well he socializes with my other dogs. She did an amazing job working around our schedule and put out a great amount of effort working with him. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing training with their dog.”

-Matt, Feb 2017

“Rosanne is a brilliant and compassionate trainer. She introduced a calming discipline to our relationship with our two dogs and taught us the skills to continue her methods long after her program was completed. She really changed our life, and we will be forever grateful.”

-Tom, Feb 2017

“We have 2 chihuahua mix female dogs, that were very stubborn! We were expecting a baby when Rosanne started working with us! Our dogs were the center of attention and ran our house for 4 years! Rosanne taught us to be the pack leader and taught them expectations! It was definitely challenging to change their behavior but we’ve stuck with her teachings and have seen great results!  We were worried about how they would react when we brought the baby home. She gave us suggestions for when this would take place and it made for an extremely smooth and calm transition! We are very pleased with the results and would highly recommend her!”

-Sarah W.

“Rosanne is the perfect trainer! She is great at explaining what she is doing and why so that you understand what you need to do at home to keep up the progress. She adapts to your personal situation when working with the dog. We loved all the positive reinforcement. Her love for dogs shows, because our dog who is not usually comfortable with strangers loved her right away.” .

-Kait, Sept 2016