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Erin Hildebrand
Erin Hildebrand

Tuxedo's has made such a difference in our lives. I work long hours and having a safe place for Silas to run around makes being away so much easier. Super grateful for this place!

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Tisa Zito
Tisa Zito

I can't say enough good things about K9 Tuxedo Training Camp and Mark the owner. We took Sprocket when she was a wee pup and got her trained. Mark has always treated her like one of her own and Sprocket loved going in. Your dog will also …

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Mo Money
Mo Money

We started out sending our Rocco to another Doggie Day on the west side. After a few months we were told Rocco needed training because he wouldn’t stay in time out. He’s literally a 90 pound puppy and LOVES TO PLAY!!! So we decided to try …

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Mary Kleehamer
Mary Kleehamer

Mark is wonderful. He knows what he is doing and is wonderful with the dogs. My dog who isn't a good listener...pays attention to Mark. I would recommend taking your dog for training or boarding to Mark (Tuxedo's K9 Training Camp).

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Glenn Clement Burkhart
Glenn Clement Burkhart

We love daycare and boarding at Tuxedo’s! It is the best knowing that my fur babies will be so well cared for when we go out of town. We are so grateful for Mark and his team!

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Brian Milot Sr
Brian Milot Sr

Took great care of my 2 Bichons for 3 days of boarding. Highly recommend!

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Kashidoodles
Kashidoodles

I love this facility as a daycare, the trainers here are very knowledgeable. I found that the training classes weren't for me, which isn't to say they were bad, I just prefer different methods. I had taken a dog here for their reactivity …

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Thank You for the feedback. I wish you mentioned it during the class because I do offer a refresher for those that feel their dog needs extra time. Not every human or dog can learn in the same pace. I do try to cater to their speed of learning.

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sphillips501
sphillips501

I loved training with my dog at Tuxedo’s! it was like date night with my dog! We had so much fun and Mark, the owner, is great. He catered the training to our specific needs. I highly suggest!

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benjamin peters
benjamin peters

Mark and his staff are extremely attentive to the individual needs of every dog. He is passionate about what he does and this infectious enthusiasm rubs off on his staff as well. We recently boarded our elderly black lab at Tuxedo's K9 and…

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Abby Bradford
Abby Bradford

We have boarded our two pups at Tuxedo's several times. Our first experience was within a few weeks of moving to Rochester, when my husband's mother passed away. Tuxedo's was able to accommodate a very late-notice request and the woman who …

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Janelle Batiste
Janelle Batiste

Had a great experience. My dog couldn't even see another dog across the street without barking and being aggressive. However, during this class, she was up close with other dogs and was gentle and calm. I would recommend!

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Bryan Cole
Bryan Cole

We had a great experience with the training class. Mark was very helpful and responded to each dog's individual needs.

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Morgan Dryer
Morgan Dryer

We can’t say enough about Mark and Tuxedos K9....he is absolutely fabulous. He loves and cares for the dogs in his programs like they are his own. It is his heart, passion and expertise that sets him apart from the rest!

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Elaine Eggebrecht
Elaine Eggebrecht

My dog comes home happy and tired after staying here. The staff is loving and will do most anything to make sure your pet is save and happy. I wouldn’t go anyplace else.

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Vincent Epping
Vincent Epping

We have been using Tuxedo's K9 for over two years now. We have a 130 pound Yellow Lab who thinks he is a lap dog with plenty of energy. Mark and the team, especially Carol are always awesome with him, even when he gets the yips. I'm pretty …

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Terry Fiorica
Terry Fiorica

I have boarded my dogs here a few times, they love it! I love it since I can check in periodically to see my dogs playing with other dogs. It’s super clean and the employees are very attentive.

I have also worked with the owner mark at my…

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Sherley Flores
Sherley Flores

Zeo has been going to Tuxedo K9 for over 2 years. The staff show their excitement when he arrives. Mark is so responsive too. Anytime I have a concern, he responds within seconds.

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Shawn Danek
Shawn Danek

Staff is excellent with my dog and goes above and beyond for his needs. My dog has own little issues getting to know other new dogs and meet new people and the staff at Tuxedo always knows how to work with him and make him feel comforted …

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Alyssa Stevenson
Alyssa Stevenson

Friendly and patient with the dogs! A great experience all around. My dog gets so excited to go to “school”

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Thank You for sharing your thoughts with us. We always enjoy when our clients are excited about learning.

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Jessica Furner
Jessica Furner

Mark is the best dog trainer I've ever worked with. He uses positive reinforcement and real-life scenarios. He offers advanced training in different locations to really help your dog learn to listen to you in distracting environments.

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Paula Harris
Paula Harris

Very helpful and considerate when I needed to board due to a medical issue. Very accommodating to my needs and my dog's needs. Wouldn't board Ody anywhere else.

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Jason Maloney
Jason Maloney

A welcoming and friendly staff. They care about your pet, they are knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend their services.

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Thank You for your kind words. They are so much appreciated.

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Carolyn Nail
Carolyn Nail

A friend of mine recommended Mark. He is very knowledgeable, professional and kind.

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Thank You, we appreciate your kind words.

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Derek Oniell Molinary Godén
Derek Oniell Molinary Godén

(Translated by Google) Excellent work team!

(Original)

Excelente equipo de trabajo!

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Nancy Rosenberg
Nancy Rosenberg

Mark always responds to my text/emails promptly and is very accommodating. Rosie loves Tuxedo K9 and is treated like one of the family. I highly recommend Tuxedo K9.

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Thank You! We love Rosie!!!

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Susan Regnosky
Susan Regnosky

I have been taking Max to Tuxedo K9 for about three years. We use Daycare and Boarding. Since the beginning we have not had any complaints. Mark and Staff are wonderful! GREAT PLACE!

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Anne Marie Baliva
Anne Marie Baliva

My dog has bad anxiety if left in a small confined area and left alone for too long. TK9 goes above and beyond to keep him content and comfortable and give him the attention he needs. I can't praise Mark and his staff enough!

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Lori Dambaugh
Lori Dambaugh

We boarded our puppy Willie last week. The staff was excellent when we brought him in and made us feel comfortable leaving him. Appreciate having the cameras to check in on him. Great local business !! Thank you!

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Cindy R
Cindy R

Mark is great with my puppy!

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Liz Thompson
Liz Thompson

I have boarded my dog Sasha Rose here several times. It has always been a wonderful experience from the moment we arrived until I pick Sasha up days or a week later. Sasha is happy to arrive but is always ready to come home with me.

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Ben S
Ben S

Mark is fantastic! We put our rescue puppy through both the basic and intermediate obedience classes and it was better than we ever hoped. Everyone at Tuxedo's clearly cares about the dogs and owners and want people to have the best …

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Thank You so much for the kind words. It was great having you in class. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Mark

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Candace Shira
Candace Shira

Can’t imagine leaving Cody with anyone else when we have to be out of town!! He is always happy to go to Tuxedo...and happy when he gets home.

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Thank You and we are always happy to see Cody and his ball arrive. See You Soon Cody!

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Bri L
Bri L

We have been taking our pup for 4 years now and she has truly blossomed from the timid little puppy she was. The earlier opening and later pick up times are very convenient for our work schedules as well.

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Brenda Cain
Brenda Cain

Thoroughly enjoyed training my reactive Riley here! I love their positive reinforcement style training methods and explanations of how to reduce the dog's fear. They help both the doggie parents and the dogs create a calm, relaxing and …

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Lindalee Osowski
Lindalee Osowski

Mark Patrick and Tuxedo’s K9 Boarding was a blessing for me and Bella Marie this past weekend. She is a rescue from the South, skittish, fearful dog. The facility is amazing and I was at ease leaving her there in their care. Mark went …

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Kate A
Kate A

Above and beyond care for dogs, there is no where else I would ever leave my dog for boarding and daycare. We have been trusting Mark and his staff with our highly anxious rescue dog for years, they are simply the best. Our dog comes home …

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Theresa Goodman
Theresa Goodman

Safe place to board your pet, the staff is very kind to your dog.

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Stacie Downs
Stacie Downs

Mark is amazing! We rescued a two year old pup, as the months went on we noticed he was becoming very protective over us and our house, growling at any noises outside, people we would pass on walks and when people would come over. Tuxedo’s …

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Jan K
Jan K

Morgan loves it! Sleeps like a baby when he gets home. Not stressed out when we arrive. That's a good sign he likes it.

Lisa U
Lisa U

We have always had a great experience. I feel very comfortable when we drop Fiona off. Fiona is a our little princess, so it helps that we trust Mark and his employees to take care of her. Thank you K-9.

Jon S
Jon S

Tucker always loves staying at Tuxedo K9.

He has some special needs and they are more then willing to make sure the environment meets his needs!

Melissa/Randy H
Melissa/Randy H

Bella loves going to Mr. Mark’s to play with her friends. The staff is awesome and truly love the dogs. Tuxedo’s K9 is the best!!

Tracy B
Tracy B

Your all awesome and my dog leaves there happy and tired..!! Thank you for all you do..💙

Judy W
Judy W

My Lily loves it there ! Gets to play with all her friends!😃

Lois W
Lois W

Bentley goes once a week for daycare and comes home happy and very tired . We also use the boarding service which is fantastic , love the fact that there is someone there 24/7.

Jennifer R
Jennifer R

Balthazar absolutely loves his days and boarding time spent here! The staff truley looks after him and cares for him.as if he were their own!! We feels so comfortable to have found a home away from home for him when we travel!

Arieal B
Arieal B

Always a great experience. Mark and his team are always welcoming and take excellent care of our dogs.

Joanne L
Joanne L

Mark and his staff are excellent. My dogs love Tuxedo’s K9. Best place for them.

Hilary S
Hilary S

Love the staff and facility here!! My dog loves it here!

Margaret P
Margaret P

Absolutely! All I have to say to my dog is "you're going to daycare" and he gets so excited. I feel very comfortable leaving him at Tuxedo K9.

Roseann S
Roseann S

I definitely recommend your services to friends. Leila was happy and exhausted after her stay yesterday. with her energy, that's a good thing!

Joyce D
Joyce D

Love this place. Carol is fabulous and treats Wrigley like he is her own.

Julie S
Julie S

My dog loves going to daycare and the staff are always great.

I Hit The Jackpot!

I met Mark in the Fall of 2011 when I adopted a new terrier. I had not trained a dog in many years and wanted the new dog to get a good start with us. I hit the jackpot! Mark is a true professional. He cares about the dog to be trained and what its place will be in its new family. He has a patient and quiet manner. He is very knowledgeable about various breeds and canine behavior. He worked with me and the new dog in our home, and I plan on continuing my dog’s training with Mark in a class with other dogs soon.

Colleen A.

January 26, 2012

He Worked His Magic

Our beautiful and misbehaved dog was a rescue, although we are not sure what we resuced him from. He was so Alpha, his Alpha had Alpha. Mark came just in time. He worked his magic and our beloved dog is a wonderful part of our family! We were concerned that if we trained ourselves and our dog,he would loose his freedom and exuberance.As Mark said, with freedom comes responsibility and we could not be happier with the results. Our dog is as happy today as the day we got him and we could not be happier! Thank you Mark for changing our lives for the better!!!

Deb and John D.

Jan 22, 2013

He Cares Very Much About Your Dog And You

I have taken other dogs to training classes, but Mark is by far the best trainer I have had the pleasure to work with. He cares very much about your dog and you and wants both to succeed. My dog made tremendous strides in just 2 weeks. He had never gone to a training class prior to this and went into the intermediate class because the time worked out best. Mark did not send him back to the basic level and continued to encourage myself and Jack to keep trying. My husband and family (who did not attend the classes) are very impressed with how far Jack came in 6 weeks. I hope to take a good citizen canine class from Mark in the future. I want to add that Mark’s assistant Michelle was a tremendous help as well.

Judy S.

October 25, 2012

He is truly my “Buddy” now!

When I first met Buddy he jumped all over me… pawing me… mauling me… nipping my hands and legs and arms (ow!). Buddy loves to jump – but is was keeping anyone from getting close to him, including me.

Mark Patrick, Tuxedo’s K9 Dog Trainer, has effectively changed Buddy’s behavior from “out-of-control” to a handsome, POLITE young dog who is a pleasure for anyone to meet and greet. If you tell Buddy to SIT – he SITS, WAIT – he WAITS, etc… He still trembles all over with excitement about your visit – but now he sits trembling, waiting for your greeting.

Mark is the most patient trainer I have ever seen in action. He is also CONSISTENT with his training – no matter how many times he has to repeat his instructions to Buddy, he does so in a calm and controlled manner. He goes the extra mile to insure that everyone involved with his canine client is aware of how THEY should behave and what they need to do, in order to help in the behavioral adjustment of his trainee. Mark is aware of every detail that may be hindering his client’s progress – and always an advocate for his canine client’s safety and best interests. Mark is truly your dog’s best friend… because he enables your dog to bond with YOU. Thank you, Mark, for enabling me to get closer to Buddy.

Marlene G.

Aug 31, 2010

Mark’s Ability To Connect With animals Is Uncanny!!

We adopted Sassy from a lady who was forced to undergo knee replacement surgery and could no longer care for her. She had some emotional issues due to interaction with other dogs. Mark’s kind, caring and supportive instruction benefited Sassy AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, MY FAMILY, more than words could ever describe. Mark is an outstanding human being and his ability to immediately connect with animals is uncanny.

Derrick S.

October 4, 2011

With 2 Young boys and A Puppy, Mark Turned Our Crazy House Around!!

I cannot thank Mark enough for his help with our Golden Retriever Daisy. Mark was a great help in turning our crazy house around as we have 2 young boys and a year old retriever. Mark came to our house every Sunday for 6 weeks and with his patience and training techniques turned Daisy into a wonderful part of our family. He took the time to work with all of us including the boys to help train us in training Daisy. Daisy has improved her behavior tremendously and the boys have overcome their fear of her with Mark’s help. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of training. We all miss his weekly visits!!!!

The McCann Family

He Gives Everyone an Opportunity to Share

Three levels of experience in our family attended training with Mark: new pet owner, seasoned pet owner who never had formal training and relatively pet owner with some obedience training class attendance. We each brought in a different breed to train. Mark is very knowledgeable! I waited awhile to get in a class because I wanted a trainer who appreciated the relationship between animal and human not just someone who knew how to train an animal. While he teaches the simple fundamentals of obedience training, he also addresses issues and avoids potential issues as he gives everyone an opportunity to share “what’s going on.” We, humans as well as dog, benefited greatly through Mark’s instruction and commitment. Thank you Mark!

Deborah L.

April 28, 2012

Mark’s Suggestions Were Clear And Concise… And They Worked, Sometimes Instantly!

We bought Moses spur of the moment. We weren’t really looking for a dog, but he found us. He was bright, loving and a smart little man, none of which comes without challenges because he was smart. I first called Mark over a potty training issue. His suggestions worked instantly! We quickly found out that we needed a bit more assistance in training Moses. We set up time for Mark to come out and EVERY lesson Moses shined! Mark’s suggestions and directions were clear and concise. We were able to get specific training for us and Moses for the particular issues that were going on. Each lesson Moses mastered a trick. Mark’s firm but patient and quiet way had Moses’ attention from the time Mark walked through the door (knowing Mark carried a treat pouch helped). Mark helped us adjust our responses and behavior to get the desired responses from Moses. Mark was always available to help our ‘family’ and help us adjust to each other. We respect Mark for his knowledge and willingness to find and answer for us if he did not know. Mark loves his work and it is evident in how he conducts his business and responds to his clients. We are grateful for all Mark’s help and glad to know he is there should any situation arise in the future.

Cindy S.

December 27, 2010

He Took A Hard To Manage Dog & Turned Him Into a Well Mannered Family Member!

Mark is extremely knowledgeable about dogs and how to handle them with patience and care. His soft spoken voice begged Dexter’s undivided attention and he could get him to do anything with a simple command – verbally or with a hand gesture. He helped us take Dexter from a hard to manage dog to a well mannered and well behaved dog by teaching us to recognize the good behaviors instead of the bad. As Mark says, “he trains people not dogs”. Mark came to our home and worked with us to set the boundries for Dexter within the environment he would be living. He worked on the things that we felt needed to be done, reviewed what was tried, and then answered questions or helped with problems if we had any. I highly recommend Mark to anyone who is thinking about training their dog.

Marcia C.

December 26, 2010

I Love The Positive Reinforcement Approach!

My 2 year old Miniature Schnauzer Lexi & I just finished our 6 week training with Mark at Tuxedos K9 Training Camp. I was so impressed by the way Mark teaches his students (both the dogs and their owners). Mark has a gentle approach towards training, which I really like. Mark is very patient and knowledgeable. I love the positive reinforcement approach that is taught, as it truly creates a strong bond for the owner and his/her dog. Mark works with each client, discussing their individual needs and wants. Mark was very attentive while listening to each client and offering suggestions or showing each of us how to handle unwanted behaviors with our pets. He was a HUGE help to me, with explaining what I needed to do to help Lexi (and me) achieve our goals. Lexi and I had so much fun attending Mark’s training classes. I will now take all that I learned from Mark and continue to reinforce these skills on a daily basis. I would highly recommend Tuxedo K9 Training Camp to all of my friends and family.

Dureen S.

April 17, 2012

“Working With Mark Was Great”

Working with Mark was great! He helped our family adjust to having a new chocolate lab puppy. He was very professional, knowledgeable, down to earth and flexible with his time. We would highly recommend Mark for in home dog training.

Brenda S.

April 25, 2012

Mark Is Very Passionate With Dogs

Mark is very passionate with dogs. My dog Max was a rescue-he was found abandoned in an apartment for 3-4 days and because of that it made Max have aggressive issues. He bit my boyfriend 3 times and didn’t listen to us. We weren’t sure if we would be able to keep him. I asked around work to see what dog trainers were out there and my friend from work recommended her dog trainer-Mark. My bf and I decided to sign Max up for his class. I went to the informational meeting and just going to that really impressed me. I went home and told my boyfriend that our dog trainer is a dog whisperer. Mark asked everyone about their dogs-what kinda food we feed what kinda toys they have and from that he could tell us what they need to get off of and what we need to change that could cause their behavior. Max was the most disobedient dog in the very first class-jumping on the couch, barking, biting, and growling. There were times when I had to call or email Mark to find out what I could do because Max was chewing on his bed or max was doing this. Mark will take a call or email anytime of the day and be more than happy to help you with your dogs behavior if they’re getting out of hand. By the end of 6 weeks, max was sitting by non-speaking command, laying down, walking beside us on walks and no longer being aggressive. Mark does an amazing job turning an aggressive dog into a sweet well behaved dog. He’s great with any type of dog and can turn a shy dog into an outgoing dog as well. Mark is a dog whisperer and I highly recommend him to anyone.

Christina T.

October 27, 2012

He Trained Our Little Barking Machine

Mark, I just wanted to drop you a quick note and tell you that what you did Wednesday night was nothing short of amazing, in fact it’s right up there with the parting of the Red Sea… We arrived with Molly and I thought for sure you were going to toss us out based on all the noise coming out of our little bark machine. You didn’t, and by the end of the night Molly and I were parading around the room, simply walking past the same dogs that she was so excited about earlier. I knew from the first time we met you that you were the guy!

Paul S.

November 29, 2012