Kim is a total pup pro! She has been such a source of wisdom as I’ve navigated life in the big city with my rescue pup.
Kim is brilliant. I’ve been taking my dog to her for the last three years and she always comes back super happy and healthy. I never have to worry when she goes to stay with Kim. Super friendly, professional and relaxed – I know Maggie is in good hands.
Kim is absolutely brillaint! She is extremely knowledgeable and resourceful and there is nobosy else we trust Cheddar with so completely. He has been going there since he was a small puppy and Kim has been instrumental to his socialisation. easiest 5 stars given ever!
City Sit Stay is such an amazing service. I adore the way Kim teaches and is such a positive influence. She never thinks that any question is silly and always takes the time and effort to explain the best way to do something, and why it’s important. City Sit Stay has been so wonderful to harmonise our household with our new puppy.
Kim has been great looking after my doggo, taking him for walks, day care and over nights. He always has a great day with Kim and the other doggies for the day/days.
Kim has been a total life saver as I got my puppy during lockdown and knowing I could arrange sessions flexibly to fit with his development and schedule was great. Kim has taken the time to get to know me and my puppy so that training is really positive, fun and productive and I have seen great results.
So our little seven-month-old puppy Luna began to develop an undesirable behaviour, random barking of an evening. This went on for two weeks, it was distressing for us as owners and also distressing for our puppy as we couldn’t work out why she was barking. I had searched around online for trainers/behaviourists for dogs, but the market is flooded with people saying they are experts. I had heard Kim is a natural with Pomeranian’s and had been recommended her by others, so decided we would try Kim. It is obvious that she is so passionate about her work and wanting to teach us as owners how to react and how to distract with Luna during one of her episodes! immediately we saw results and I can’t thank Kim enough. Don’t waste your time scouring the internet, go direct.
Kim is so amazing with our rescue dog Mila. She treats her like one of her own and Mila comes back from staying with her better behaved than when we dropped her off. Mila can be a little tricky at times and Kim is so patient and understanding with her. We have been using Kim since the day we got Mila 3 years ago and feel so lucky to have found her. We always miss Mila when we are away but it is so much easier knowing she is having a great time with Kim and her pups! We love all the videos and photos she sends us and can’t recommend Kim enough.
We have used Kim’s services for nearly a year now (since our puppy was still quite small) and we absolutely love it! We have a baby Frenchie who can be a big bundle of energy and I swear she comes back better behaved after each stay! We have used Kim for both long stays and short stays depending on our needs. Our pup has so much fun with other dogs -she simply loves it. Over long stays Kim sends updates and pictures, so you can see what they have been up to. Kim is wonderful and she absolutely adores dogs. I never doubt her professionalism and responsibility towards my pup. Could not recommend enough.
My two little chihuahuas absolutely love City Sit Stay, I’ve been using this service for about almost two years and I am 100% sure that when I have to work, travel they will be looked after as part of a family. They love the socialisation and the activities with other dogs, they always come back home extremely happy. Kim is highly experienced and extremely professional and reliable. She can accommodate and understands each puppies needs.I’m extremely satisfied and referring her to all my neighbours and colleagues, a real live saver.
Kim is highly qualified in training and caring for dogs. We’ve had our two Pomeranians stayed with for two weeks and she’s put our minds at ease as she’s licensed and first aid trained. She also offered behavioral advice and kept them well-groomed during their stay at her home. My dogs were happy and that’s all that matters.
I found Kim when I first got my dog Gizmo. I hand-picked her because she got brilliant reviews, is a dog trainer (and my dog hadn’t been a pet before) and she has lots of dogs of the same breed herself, most of them rescues. She was great with Gizmo and still trains him. She’s a treasure trove of knowledge on dogs (she in fact has a podcast called the City Dog Expert!) and has helped Gizmo and I no end. A super find!
City Sit Stay (aka Kim) is a wonderful dog service. We have used their services from when our puppy was just 3 months old, he’s now 10 months old. Max our Frenchie loves day care and boarding. Leaving him with Kim when he was 3 months old while we were on holiday gave him great socialisation exposure to her dogs and others that she was looking after. Kim provides updates if he’s boarding on a daily basis, and even during day care if he’s being crazy Max! Pictures, videos and text updates are very valuable to relieve the stress of the working day (day care) or if you’re thousands of miles away on holiday. Kim also offers training classes and lots of general guidance from her vast experience. Highly recommend City Sit Stay.
Kimberly Freeman is a superb puppy/dog trainer whom I highly recommend. She is knowledgeable, friendly, patient, caring, and she puts her heart is in all that she does, especially when she is working with dogs – and it shows. And equally important. she cares about, and works a great deal with, you. What I love about Kimberly’s style is that she doesn’t just apply text book theories to her training and work. She considers the puppy/caregivers’/ lifestyle (ie, work/sleep hours, etc.,) in devising a realistic approach and plan that will best work for your family and pup. We worked with Kimberly in our home, and we also used her fabulous board and train service, from which my puppy (and therefore I) GREATLY benefited. My puppy suffers from severe separation anxiety and used to have massive meltdowns when I would walk just 3 feet away from her, or when left alone in her crate. After spending a week with Kimberly, there was a MAJOR change and improvement in my puppy’s separation anxiety! During the board and stay, Kimberly sent me pictures and always made herself available to me by phone or text. Kimberly is THE go-to trainer for your puppy/dog and you can feel 100% comfortable leaving your “baby” for boarding and/or training. I trust Kimberly, her work, and advice. I can’t say enough positive things about Kimberly, her training, and our wonderful experience working with her.
Kimberly was an absolute Godsend. We moved from the country in Santa Fe to the big city and one of our dogs had a meltdown over all the street noise, trucks, people, etc. and refused to go outside. Â Thanks to Kimberly she is doing amazing and we were able to help her with her fears and get both dogs on track with being better behaved “city dogs”. Â We still have a little ways to go (stubborn terriers) but they both have turned into such great pets and they are enjoying their new life here. Â Kimberly has such a great positive attitude, great trainging techniques and is a pleasure to be around. Â We look forward to continuing to work with her.
I wanted to thank you once more for helping us with Bijou during your puppy class, we really appreciate it! We weren’t sure if puppy classes were the right move for us considering it’s not our first puppy, but you certainly proved that this was the right decision. We’ve learned so much, and will continue to build on the basics that you taught us.
Jasper wanted to send you a note to thank you for your adolescent obedience class. He LOVED it and so did we! He enjoyed it so much that he was flying upstairs every time, eager to start and learn. (The abundance of treats helped too, of course. :))
I’m delighted to say that Mike & I can now enjoy our dinner (even at our very low coffee table!) while Jasper is quietly sitting at our feet without any attempt to get to our food. Need I say more? 🙂
The “graduation” was awesome, how sweet of you to have sourced a little cap! Thank you so much for everything you have done. We are hoping to learn from you again!
It was a small class and Kimberly guided each dog through at their own pace. As we had been training for a long time, our dog was ahead of everyone else so we had a lot of separate exercises and were pushed in a different way. The weekly prizes for tasks completed were really motivating and I loved the graduation cap and certificate when we finished our 6 weeks. Kimberly was a true dog lover and I really look forward to more advanced classes that we could do with her.
We have a very energetic staffordshire terrier puppy who needs a lot of training. We took the puppy class and have recently done private training and the adolescent/adult class. We have seen such a difference in our puppy. Even people in our building who wouldn’t ride the elevator with us a few months ago now comment on how good she is. While we still have work to do, with Kimberly we know our puppy will grow up to be a well trained dog.
We took a puppy class for 6 weeks this fall which was taught by Kimberly Freeman. Over the six week class, our puppy (a miniature poodle) learned many new commands and behaviors, including impulse control, “sit,” “down,” “stand,” and many more. Also, our puppy really wasn’t housebroken when class started and Kimberly taught us how to properly crate train him. Her teaching style was very effective: She would teach us something new, use one of the puppies to demonstrate, and then all of the owners/puppies would practice as she walked around the room giving feedback. We even had weekly homework that reinforced what Kimberly taught us in class. When he graduated after six weeks, our puppy was much more well behaved and disciplined. We look forward to taking the adolescent class this Spring, with Kimberly of course! Highly recommend.
I have a 4.5 month old terrier mix that is an incredible ball of energy and fun… but was in need of some help learning manners! We recently completed the puppy class with Kimberly, which truly helped. Having an 8.5 year old dog already, I was a bit skeptical about taking a puppy class… what would I really learn? I was completely proven wrong. I learned how to structure and build upon the training in an effective way so that my puppy could learn the basics, install verbal commands on top of gestures and start to learn impulse control. It definitely takes commitment on our part to consistency train her throughout the week, but I can really say that this class helped our easily distracted puppy start to learn how to behave and focus. I think Kimberly was the real key to the success of this class, it’s obvious that she loves dogs and what she does… making a huge difference. We’ll continue to work with her as our puppy gets older and our training needs change.
Our dog Ruby needed some training and, let’s face it, so did we. We met a Trainer called Kimberly. She was amazing. She did a great job teaching all three of us. The class was small enough where each puppy had Kimberly’s undivided attention. She was wonderful with all of the dogs and you can tell she truly loves what she does. After class there was puppy socialization time. The best thing for a puppy after an hour of training. Ruby made a whole bunch of new friends and looked forward to training every week knowing there was playtime afterwards. Kimberly’s supervision, making sure all the puppies played well together, was superb. If you want your puppy trained and socialized, introduce her to Kimberly. You won’t be sorry. And even though Ruby has finished her training, we still make the trip to see Kimberly so Ruby can play with her new found friends. Thank you Kimberly. A big ‘woof’ to you from Ruby.
OMG I would be in such trouble if it weren’t for Kimberly. She has helped me with not only one but two dogs. Little did we know the rules were different for each dog. Her patience with us and our puppies led us to have 2 wonderful puppies who are very eel trained!
Thanks so much kim!!!!