Testimonials from Our Happy Clients

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Emily Jean
Emily Jean

we just finished the Good citizens canine class with our boy Andy. Mark is fantastic with our crazy boy! He is very professional and taught us how to help him be a better boy!

We will definitely be signing up for the next class in the …

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Maria Oliveira
Maria Oliveira

Best place for your little doggies. Friendly and professional as always

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Michele D
Michele D

Maggie was smiling ang nicely tired after her 2 nights with pals at Tuxedo k9 boarding. Great staff!

Jodi Atkin
Jodi Atkin

Great caring place!

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Melissa Hutto
Melissa Hutto

The staff at Tuxedos is great!

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Farrell Cooke
Farrell Cooke

Our puppy Eastman has been going here for a few months. We chose Mark & Tuxedos based on reviews and we couldn't be happier! We have used the boarding and day care services and are thoroughly impressed with the care and dedication provided …

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Thank You!!! For your support. We all love our water boy! His little silliness keeps us entertained and amused. He is always welcomed at Tuxedo’s K9. See you soon

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marilyn lipsitz
marilyn lipsitz

My two dogs were well taken care of very happy I didn’t worry for one minute. Absolutely have the greatest confidence in tuxedo K9 And Mark and his staff

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The girls had an awesome time and got lots of love and attention from the staff. They even played with a few of the dogs which was great to see. Thank You!!!

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Trisha Coccia
Trisha Coccia

Mark and the staff are amazing! They are compassionate, caring and attentive towards our pup and we love taking him there. Highly recommend for both daycare and boarding!

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Thank You!!! For the continued support.

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Rachel Burger
Rachel Burger

Tuxedo has been our doggy daycare/boarding of choice for almost 3 years now. Our dog loves going there and is always well taken care of. Mark is an amazing business owner who is more the accommodating to our needs. I recently had a baby and…

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It is always nice to see Bella and her friends at Day Care and Congratulations on Bella’s new human brother.

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Janay Bell
Janay Bell

My dog can be shy around new people, but the people at Tuxedo got him to comfortable leave my side. He had fun. I will use them again.

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Janay, Thank You, we really enjoyed having your pup stay with us. He loved to play once he found his friends. He sure does love the human friends too. We look forward to seeing him again soon.

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Jaime Richey
Jaime Richey

We absolutely LOVE Tuxedo K9. We started working with Mark right after we got our puppy. She’s currently still going through his training program. She is my second fur baby and I will say his training is top notch! (You have to be willing …

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Response from business owner

Thank You!!! For your kind words. We try to accommodate as many as we can but for us it is about safety and not packing the dogs in here. Our staff works diligently to ensure a clean, safe and friendly facility staffed 24/7.

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Zachariah Erickson
Zachariah Erickson

Mark is a fantastic trainer. Our dog really did change so much over the training sessions we had. She went from being very anxious and demanding to happy and calm. The training sessions are educational for both you and your dog. I would …

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Response from business owner

Zach, Thank You for your feedback. I enjoyed watching your dog develop in an amazing dog from the anxious backing to being able to relax and enjoy her walks and taking new adventures. You did an amazing job and this is where teamwork paid off and everyone is a little bit less anxious. Don’t forget to keep her supplied with tennis balls. 🙂

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Daniel OBrien
Daniel OBrien

We have entrusted Mark and his staff since Penny came home with us and in every instance Tuxedo has done a great job and always meeting or exceeding our needs and expectations! We have had occasion to use Mark as a trainer. Tuxedo as …

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Monia Cox
Monia Cox

I have used Tuxedo K9 for 15 years. My dog always comes home happy and heathy after an extended stay. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. I would never take my pup anywhere else.

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Chessa Zimmerman
Chessa Zimmerman

This is Q's third year taking his vacation at Tuxedo K9 Camp while we go away and we love it. Q can be a tough cookie and they are so great with him! He even met some fellow old man friends this time around! It's so much easier to travel …

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Once he finds his friends. He loves to hang out take naps and snuggle with friends.

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Alexa Scott-Flaherty
Alexa Scott-Flaherty

This was out first time leaving our dog while we traveled out of town and he was so well cared for and even showed some impulse control improvements upon his return! Thanks to the great staff!

Response from business owner

We are happy to hear from our clients. If we can be of service again please reach out to us.

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Lori Palmer
Lori Palmer

My baby was treated very well at this facility. The only thing I would change is to have more input from the staff as to how she did while being boarded. If she ate well, had any diarrhea issues, etc. Just so I know what her week was …

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Andrew Pitoniak
Andrew Pitoniak

Amazing friendly staff. Very responsive to questions and able to provide good feedback. Great for your boarding or daycare needs

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Jessica
Jessica

The owner Mark is amazing. The staff is wonderful. My dog absolutely loves daycare. I feel good knowing I can watch him on camera and feel confident that he has a safe and fun place to stay if I go out of town.

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Tracy Sullivan
Tracy Sullivan

Great place, online scheduling, payment and reminders make it easy, plus I know my puppy is being taken care of by people who take it seriously which is most important!!

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Jennifer Spryn
Jennifer Spryn

Mark is fantastic and our dogs love him!

Response from business owner

Thank You!!! So much appreciated.

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Chelsea Bartolotta
Chelsea Bartolotta

Knowing my dog is safe and as happy as she can be away from home is huge! She has boarded here a few times now and each time I pick her up she is clean, happy, and safe. They do a wonderful job with instructions for food and behavior needs …

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Martha Spiegel
Martha Spiegel

We were nervous about leaving our very anxious dog, but after we left he settled in and did great. He can't mix with the other dogs at present, but the staff played with him and took great care of him. We'll be bringing him back for sure.

Response from business owner

We look forward to seeing him again soon. The staff was excited to see him on the calendar again soon.

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Pat Quinn Brooks
Pat Quinn Brooks

We just finished the basic obedience class with Mark. Bailey is 2 but we both needed a refresher course. Mark is very knowledgeable and patient. He takes time to work on individual issues with every dog. Very reasonable and we would …

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Hello Bailey! I hope to see you again soon.

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Lori Diver
Lori Diver

Mark Patrick came highly recommended by two of our friends who have been through his classes with his pups. We have a 5 1/2 month old German Shepherd pup who was rescued from Alabama through Big Buddy GSD Rescue outside of Utica, NY. Our …

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Hello Koda, keep up the good work.

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Dodge Phommala
Dodge Phommala

Great people and very easy to work with. First time for my dog and she had a great time!

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Kate Copeland
Kate Copeland

My dog always comes home happy and tired after spending time at Tuxedo's K9. I feel very secure knowing he's being taken care of there. Rates are reasonable – just make sure to plan your boarding in advance, because they do book up fast for…

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Jennifer Bruno
Jennifer Bruno

Tuxedos is the only place we have boarded our dog since adopting him 5 years ago. Mark and his staff are very friendly and make our dog feel very special. I love that they send me pictures throughout his stay.

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Jessica Fehringer
Jessica Fehringer

My husband and I hired Mark in 2018 after getting a rambunctious puppy that was terrorizing our other dog. Mark has been phenomenal ever since. He drove over 40 minutes to help us train both of our dogs on numerous occasions. Our dogs love …

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Response from business owner

Jessica, this means the world to us. As animal lovers, there's nothing we love more than helping the families in and around Rochester with their dog training. We'll always do our best to accommodate last minute boarding, so don't worry about calling us when those things come up. Congratulations on welcoming your firstborn! We're excited for this new chapter in your family's life and can't wait to hear all about it. If there's anything you need, our staff is on standby to answer all of your questions and make room. -Mark P.

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Kathy Burton
Kathy Burton

Tuxedos K9 is a wonderful place to bring your dogs. The staff is very friendly, and the daycare is very clean. The owner, Mark, is very knowledgeable about animals. I would definitely recommend this facility to everyone I meet.

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John Maurer
John Maurer

This place is great. You can’t go wrong here.

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Lisa Jacobi
Lisa Jacobi

They are wonderful there and my dogs love going!

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Julia Daley
Julia Daley

Mark and his team at Tuxedo's k9 are great! They have welcomed our Kenzie into their Daycare family and I couldn't be more thrilled. I have struggled with having to leave our pup at home while at work. Tuxedo's has provided her a safe …

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Andrew Neary
Andrew Neary

Mark, Matt and everyone at Tuxedos K-9 are wonderful with our dog and always very communicative. Thank y’all so much!

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Kaylee Mitchell
Kaylee Mitchell

We recently took a class with Mark and I can’t recommend him enough! Our first dog (a rescue) Benny was very apprehensive in public settings and since completing training, we’ve seen a huge improvement! Mark is super knowledgeable and was …

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Oh Benny and the Jets!!! I look forward to seeing my buddy again soon. Give Benny a hug for me!!!

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Keri Shepler
Keri Shepler

They are wonderful, and take great care of your pet during boarding. We are also starting some training this week!

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Jeannine Tantalo
Jeannine Tantalo

Always a great place for our dogs. Been going there for years and have utmost trust ours dogs are safe and having fun! 🥰

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Jordan Nucci
Jordan Nucci

Mark and his staff at Tuxedo's are top notch. I recently boarded my pit mix Gino who is almost 10 years old and has only been boarded once in his life. As soon as I arrived with Gino, the staff walked me through the care he would receive …

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Maxine Polanco
Maxine Polanco

Our Shepard Bruno is a very spoiled baby who is used to sleeping with mommy and daddy in his king size bed. Our first time leaving him in boarding was very scary. We were assured that he would be taken care of. It took a couple days but …

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chris ditch
chris ditch

Mark and his staff are the best!

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Renee C
Renee C

I cannot recommend Mark and his team enough at Tuxedo K9! We were nervous leaving our 3 year old mastiff for a week, but after my first meeting with Mark and getting a tour, I knew our Griffin would be well cared for and safe. He can …

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Jordan
Jordan

My dog had a lovely time there. He was there for just under a week and was returned to me happy and healthy.

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Brenda Gilasso
Brenda Gilasso

We met Mark Forrest Patrick owner of Tuxedo’s K-9 when we were looking for a highly recommended trainer for our new rescue puppy. He was perfect for our new rescue who was so frightened of everything and everyone. We had to unexpectedly …

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Response from business owner

Thank You!!! For those kind words. Penny is a special girl to all of us at Tuxedo’s K9. We love those special needs dogs that just need a little bit more love and attention to understand the human being.

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Heather Sterner
Heather Sterner

We have been boarding our dogs at K9 Tuxedo for a few years now and it’s the only place I trust with our pups! It’s always hard to leave your dogs and ours get some separation anxiety which made it even more difficult to find a place I …

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Thank You!!! We love having Milo and Gracie.

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Irina Pryjmak
Irina Pryjmak

Highly recommend Mark and his staff. They took care of our two miniature Schnauzers with loving care while we attended my mom's funeral. Thank you for all you do.

Response from business owner

Thank You, we enjoyed having your Schnauzers visit us during this difficult time. If you visit Rochester again, please keep us in mind.

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Leanne Reimer McGuinness
Leanne Reimer McGuinness

We hired Mark to do one on one training with our rescue dog Amos. Amos is a two year old Havanese/Bichon mix who was 2 years old when we adopted him. He is a great dog, but was very reactive to strangers, other dogs and bicycles. He …

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Luv you Amos!!! Come see me!!!

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Katie Glagolev
Katie Glagolev

We loved the class and Mark! We are very interested in the intermediate level class. The class kept us on a schedule of training at home and Zonie learned so much!

Response from business owner

Thank You it was great having you in class. See you in the Intermediate Class.

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Thomas Lamora
Thomas Lamora

Super Friendly staff that seems to love animals. We have boarded and trained our dog here and it's working out well.

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Molly Clancy
Molly Clancy

Mark is fantastic! Very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about his work. My 4 year old rescue pit-mix and I have been through his basic and intermediate training classes and the progress my dog has made is incredible. Mark is …

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jacqueline vonahnen
jacqueline vonahnen

The classes were great ! Mark is so nice to work with and really cares about your pets . Can’t wait to sign up for the next one

Highly recommend k9 tuxedo for classes and boarding

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Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson

We've done group training, daycare, boarding, and individual lessons with Mark/Tuxedo for our young puppy and have been very satisfied with all the services. It's clear that Mark cares deeply about each dog's development and is a great …

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Thank You and it has been a pleasure to watch Loki learn and develop into a happy well manner puppy. Look forward to seeing him often.

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Jen Centola
Jen Centola

My big boy Baxter (95 pound Pit mix) absolutely LOVES to board there. And the owner and staff love him, despite all the face licking he gives them. 💖

He gets very excited and barrels into the center as soon as we open the car door.

He has …

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Response from business owner

Baxter is our lovable teddy bear! He really thinks he is a small boy if he only knew how truly big and goofy he is. Baxter we love you!!

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Lisa J
Lisa J

Love this place

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Thank You!!!

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Jennifer Nardone
Jennifer Nardone

A great trainer and location. Always referring clients to him because I know they will be in good hands. Mark always goes above and beyond for his furry clients. He is professional, caring and knowledgeable!

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Elizabeth Thompson
Elizabeth Thompson

My dog was happy to go there & happy to come home.

They take wonderful care of her!!

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Hunter Ekberg
Hunter Ekberg

Mark is a fantastic, empathetic, dog-centered trainer who also trains us as owners (half the battle). I couldn't recommend his classes more. My pup loved her class there – can't wait to take more!

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Rachael Ferris
Rachael Ferris

Mark has a way with dogs of any age and size! He gets my Jasper to do things I’d have never thought possible! We’re still working with him currently and I definitely recommend him to everyone I know! He’s a true dog whisperer!

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Rachael Buttery
Rachael Buttery

Mark has a way with dogs of any age and size! He gets my Jasper to do things I’d have never thought possible! We’re still working with him currently and I definitely recommend him to everyone I know! He’s a true dog whisperer!

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Thank you so much 😊

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James Burns
James Burns

Attended 2 of Mark's training classes. Excellent training and tips. Great interaction with all the pups regardless of their disposition.

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Thank you so much! ❤️

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Jon Matt
Jon Matt

Mark is fantastic and can see the good in every dog! Very thorough and great with the animals, highly recommend for anyone looking for a good experience for their dog!

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B and C
B and C

We attended the dog obedience classes in Webster. Mark is an excellent trainer. Dogs really connected with him. Classes were well structured and informative.

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Grace Turpin
Grace Turpin

Mark is so good at training and instructions for our puppy. He also loves going to school, almost as much as going to their doggy day care day to play. ☺️☺️

Response from business owner

Grace, it's always a great day when we get to see your pup! Not only is training helpful, it's fun too. We hope you're doing well — let us know if you need anything. -Mark P.

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Gretchen Reed
Gretchen Reed

I'm so impressed with Mark – his connection, care and love for dogs and his experience and knowledge of training so many different kinds with such different personalities, ages and circumstances. He's very thorough in his trainings, helping…

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Hannah Chinelli
Hannah Chinelli

We brought our 2yr old rescue for obedience class. Mark was very helpful with giving us techniques to calm down and redirect our dog's energy.

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Millie Hernandez
Millie Hernandez

Great Trainer + Obedient Dog=Happy Family!

That's what this place will do for you, Mark will give you that peace of mind that your four legged family member will be a pleasure to have and be around.

Mark is very knowledgeable, caring, and …

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Tra Natale
Tra Natale

If you are looking for a man who truly loves your puppy, Mark is absolutely amazing! Whether you have a puppy or a dog that has fear, or a dog who can not walk properly while leashed, within minutes Mark has them walking beside you. I can …

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Response from business owner

Tra, thank you so much! I appreciate your thoughts and i hope to see you in class again very soon. Keep up with the Positive Reinforcement training. :).

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Julie C
Julie C

We worked briefly with Mark on training with a rescue in the past and the knowledge he had was incredibly helpful! Now we have a puppy and as soon as she’s ready we will be going back for puppy classes and day care. It’s obvious that Tuxedo…

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Congratulations on your new puppy. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Keep up the great work.

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Jaime Keefe
Jaime Keefe

I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my puppy. Tuxedos is THE best. Truffle loves going there for daycare! She runs through the door when we arrive and I get to watch her have fun all day with all her doggo friends on the cameras. We also use …

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Buse Calik Kenar
Buse Calik Kenar

I boarded my puppy there over 3 weeks and I couldn’t be happier! Mark is an amazing guy! I can’t recommend Tuxedo K9 enough.

Response from business owner

Thank You for your support. I hope we will see you again soon. Be safe!

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Buse Calik
Buse Calik

I boarded my puppy there over 3 weeks and I couldn’t be happier! Mark is an amazing guy! I can’t recommend Tuxedo K9 enough.

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Thank You for your support. I hope we will see you again soon. Be safe!

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Roseann Jacobi Smith
Roseann Jacobi Smith

Mark is an excellent trainer, the facility is excellent for boarding and daycare needs as well. I would definitely use their facilities again to care for my beloved pet Leila.

Response from business owner

Roseann, it's always a pleasure when we get to take care of Leila! You can trust that she's in good hands whenever she's with us. Hopefully we'll see you both again soon. -Mark P.

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Novelty Phal
Novelty Phal

Tuxedo's K9 Training Camp provided excellent training to my little guy Finn who suffered from severe fear aggression. Their training approach was positive reinforcement with no punishment. Finn thrived on this approach. They also provided …

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Carol Seelman
Carol Seelman

Tuxedo's K9 Training Camp provided excellent training to my little guy Finn who suffered from severe fear aggression. Their training approach was positive reinforcement with no punishment. Finn thrived on this approach. They also provided …

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Alexis Donahue
Alexis Donahue

We are looking forward to attending basic obedience classes!

Mark was quick to reply via emails answering any questions we had.

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Jack Woods
Jack Woods

It was a good experience for my dog Kelly to go to Tuxedo K9 when I first brought her home from the rescue at about 7 month. She learned some fundamentals of good dog behavior and saw other dogs doing what she was doing.

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Tracy Hamilton
Tracy Hamilton

Training camp at K-9 is terrific! I have been to other training camps with my other dogs and K-9 is my favorite. They do not use a "military" approach, rather they use positive reinforcement and encouragement, to which my dog responds well.

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Shelly Roberts
Shelly Roberts

We had a lot of work to do with our rescue Phoebe and Mark gave us the tools to turn around some of her negative behavior so that we could enjoy her. We would highly recommend him to anyone that is interested in training their dog! ~…

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Jon Swartz
Jon Swartz

Mark and his staff do an awesome job with the dogs. Highly recommend Tuxedo's K9.

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Chris thibault
Chris thibault

Helped me and my dog tremendously everyone should give them a try !

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Dana Vernetti
Dana Vernetti

I cannot recommend Tuxedo’s K9 enough! I was nervous and anxious to leave our 10 month old puppy at boarding for the first time for a full week while we were on vacation. But my worries were unfounded, because Mark and the team at Tuxedo …

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Dana Vernetti
Dana Vernetti

I can not recommend Tuxedo’s K9 enough! I was nervous and anxious to leave our 10 month old puppy at boarding for the first time for a full week while we were on vacation. But my worries were unfounded, because Mark and the team at Tuxedo …

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Pat Hammond
Pat Hammond

Tuxedo K9 takes such good care of Eddie. When I go out of town, I feel very comfortable knowing that he loves it there because I can watch him run around and play with the other dogs via their webcam. An extra benefit...when he comes …

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Pat, we love whenever we get to see Eddie! You can always count on us to take great care of him. He loves hanging out with his friends here. We hope you're doing well! -Mark P.

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Bill Laffin
Bill Laffin

We were referred to K9 by the rescue shelter from where we adopted our 3.5 year old black lab. We were not told at the time of the adoption that excluding the shelter, we were the dogs 4th owner. Obviously, the poor dog had some issues. …

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Candace Ann
Candace Ann

Tuxedo’s K9 is the only boarding or training facility I will my ‘difficult’ terrier to! Simply wonderful!

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Candace, we love being your go-to boarding and training facility. We'll always go above and beyond for you guys. -Mark P.

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Sara Tone
Sara Tone

Mark and his team take amazing care of our golden retriever and great to work with. We took our golden here for puppy training and now 5 years later he’s a regular at their daycare 😊

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Frank J
Frank J

Tuxedo's K9 is by far above and beyond the best Training Center in Rochester. Mark is the "Dog Whisperer". He has a wealth of knowledge that only comes years of experience. Mark takes the time to understand what we're looking for and …

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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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Mark Palumbo
Mark Palumbo

We have a happy 90 pound Shepard/Hound mix and he loves to play. This was a perfect fit for him. The employees are trained to handle all types of dogs. It’s professional and you can watch them on a webcam. Mark also trained Rocco to walk …

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Mark, we love whenever we get to see and play with Rocco. Everyone on our staff is well-equipped to handle dogs of all breeds and sizes, so you never have to worry about him during this stay with us. We're looking forward to seeing you both again soon. -Mark P.

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Mark P
Mark P

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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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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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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Bonny Helm
Bonny Helm

Marks expertise and knowledge was invaluable to us working with our dog.

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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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Sharon Hilton
Sharon Hilton

Good supervision. Mark has knowledge & kindness for everyone’s dogs. He is helpful.

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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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Response from business owner

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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Siobhan Umsu
Siobhan Umsu

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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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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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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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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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