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avatarDear Summer,

Please share this with everyone!

 I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all you’ve done for our little family. As you know, I love to run and be outdoors. It was hard to always have to leave my dogs behind because they couldn’t walk nicely on a leash. It scared me to know they could pull me down and possibly endanger themselves too.

My husband and I are overjoyed with the results of our training sessions. Not only can I take my dogs for long walks, but I can take them both at the same time! My dogs trust me and I TRUST THEM. For my husband, it was really important to teach our dogs not to jump up on people (especially since his colleagues and their small children come over for football games and dinner). We also like that they stay wherever “place” we tell them to (sitting or lying down).  Our dogs learned these commands so quickly we were shocked!

You are a gifted dog trainer and I appreciate and admire your respect, patience and love for dogs. It was an amazing experience.  I look forward to seeing you again at group class and other dog social eventsMy pups will be eager to show you how much they improve their skills each day. J


Vena, Cava,  Janna & Dane C.

Vena, Cava, Janna & Dane C. - Denton Texas
"Summer, thank you so much for all your help in training our Maggie! You are amazing!! We were at wits end in knowing how to deal with a new puppy that had a lot of bad habits. She was the equivalent of having a naughty toddler!
The difference in Maggie since you have worked with her is astonishing! Maggie has much better manners and continues to improve everyday! Thank you so much and I will see you in class!"

Linda Coltrain & Maggie - Sanger TX
avatarSummer Milroy has done an amazing job with our little shelter puppy, Izzy.  Izzy is a very high energy dog.  He was running, jumping, and nipping so much that we could not integrate him into our family with our older dogs and grandchildren.  After K9 Camp we have been able to allow Izzy to play with the older dogs and run and play with the children.  His behavior has improved at least 95 per cent.  We are trying to keep up with consistent instruction and are using the follow-up visits to help us with the continued training.  Summer's instruction and guidance has allowed us to integrate this little guy into our family life.  He still tests me every day, but I now have the skills to deal with his behavior. We highly recommend this training program and taking advantage of the follow-up visits.  Thanks so much, Summer.

Phyllis and Maris Kalnins & Izzy - Lake Kiowa Texas

Summer is the best! Our Boxer Zoey spent a week boarding with her.  Before Zoey's stay, it was an odyssey taking her out for walks.  Zoey is notorious for jumping all over people - not to bite, just play.  She gets excited easily.  She reacts to everything around her and rarely stands still - lawn mowers, motorcycles, people and/or animals, would cause her to go wild.  The first day with Summer, she took Zoey to the park and sent us a picture of Zoey laying down, posing for the camera by herself.  Then came Office Max, and more trips out in public.  There was Zoey, behaving remarkably well - even posing for pictures with other dogs and not going crazy.  Summer sent us pictures and videos everyday and kept us abreast of the progress - which I appreciated very much.  Zoey had great fun running around playing with Modi and others.  Upon our return, Summer talked to us about what she observed and gave us tips on how to get the behavior corrected.  We have greatly benefited from this experience.  Zoey is now a lady and we are much better parents to her.  All because of Summer!

Thanks for all your help and for being there for all of us.

Coulter, Karina & Zoey - Corinth Texas
avatarEvening Summer,
Tess has been home from k9 camp now for two solid days and I just wanted to send you a big hug, thanking you for your professionalism in keeping my girls spirit happy and comfortable with the adaption of her remote collar.
I knew after much research on the Internet you were the one for us!
We have had our usual off leash long walks around the lake and trails and I must tell you I feel sooo much more comfortable with her off leash. Approaching three she was good with following commands but as you know they grow a bit more independent and I was feeling about 75 percent confident in her listening to me.  The remote collar has filled in the gap and I am so excited knowing she is safer and our walks are now very comfortable as her recalls are getting stronger "already", she drops things from her mouth the first time, and she seems more attentive to me.
Thanks for answering the phone today and answering my question, just let's me know you really are the real deal!
Thank you again for teaching me the right way and making this transition a pleasurable one for both of us.  It has changed our life for the better.

Gloria Hasten & Tess - Pottsboro TX
avatar"Summer is fabulous!  Our dog, Val, spent two weeks with Summer as part of the board and train program or “finishing school” as we like to call it.  At two years old, Val knew basic commands but walking her was becoming a chore due to excessive pulling and an abundance of energy.  She was emotionally unstable and lacked confidence in new situations which caused her to become overexcited or extremely nervous.  We recognized the need to mentally and physically challenge her more often in order to have a more mutually enjoyable relationship; however, we didn’t know where to begin.  That’s where Summer came in. She not only taught Val the correct way to walk on a leash, she taught us as well!  Walks have become a relaxing event that we look forward to.  Summer even worked with us several times after the two week program, helping us to become more effective leaders and trainers.  Val is much calmer now and can perform feats such as staying in one place with a lot of distractions... something we never thought possible.  She is gaining confidence every day and we are having a lot of fun learning new tricks.  The remote control collar allows us to effectively communicate and makes interaction so much more fun and effective.  We wish we had known of Summer when Val was younger, and would recommend her to anybody wanting a better relationship with their dog."

Morgan, Traci and Val - Flower Mound Texas

Jason & Sarah Ryburn & Harlow - Denton Texas
"Having had dogs for most of 45 years it was my impression that I just might really know a thing or two about training.  Summer has very patiently 'trained' me to realize a lot of my knowledge needed tuning.  Not just fine tuning but sometimes coarse training tuning.  Meaning I was out of whack on some issues.  Now I am working a very high drive dog that honestly keeps me on my toes.  Without Summers very patient encouragement Kyra and I might have had a few wrong paths. 

Summer I fully realize that your biggest hurtles with Kyra and myself are mine.  I appreciate the direction, knowledge, and correction.  Professional dog trainer you are.  Without reservation I recommend your program to others.  Kyra and I look forward to the various classes you will offer in the future.  Thanks for the patience.  For goodness save thanks for introducing us to Modi the wonder dog."

Mike Shelton & Kyra - Denton Texas

Just a short note to thank you for providing Ezra with desperately needed behavioral guidance.

We are very appreciative for the opportunity to meet you and have Ezra experience your tutelage. Her behavior is improved to the point we are no longer reluctant to expose her to new environments and people. She has become the companion we all hoped for and as a result enriched our lives.

Please feel free to us us as a reference for those uncertain about the benefits of your training methods.  We can freely recommend you and your abilities as an educator without any reservation whatsoever.

Thank you again and kind regards.

Steve & Kim Harrell - Abilene Texas
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avatar"I have had good results training multiple dogs using clicker training. However only one of these dogs had a recall that was reliable enough to allow her to accompany me off leash on our six acre property. I want all the dogs to be able to participate in off leash walks and activities outside the confines of our fenced backyard.  This is where Summer and remote training entered the picture. Summer taught me how to use the remote collar in a humane way to teach my dogs Gus and Blue Moon to stay close, come when called, and ignore the multiple distractions available outside their fenced world. The dogs are now able to walk with me off leash on our property. They love it and I love it!

In addition to great recalls, Summer taught me how to use the remote collars to improve their doggy manners around other dogs and people too. Blue Moon is much less mouthy towards people, and Gus is much less reactive towards other dogs. The remote collar training has allowed my dogs a greater degree of freedom than they had previously. We even take them to Denton with us to dine at some of the patio restaurants. While I still use clicker training, the remote collar is a very valuable tool in the training and managing of my dogs also. 

Summer is an incredible trainer and understands both how to use and how to teach you to use the remote collar."


Janet Johnson, Gus, & Blue Moon - Sanger Texas
avatar"My dog Ruby, a Labradoodle, began remote collar training when she was eight months old.  It was by far, the best thing we could have done for her, aside from proper veterinarian care, and nutrition.  It was also one of the best things we could have done for our family as well.  When Ruby began training, she was very "mouthy" and jumped on everyone. She was also very difficult to take on walks, as she pulled constantly.  After her two week training, she was a new puppy!  The best part is, she gets better each day!  Her puppy manners went from minimal to none, to a very well behaved dog, in such a short amount of time.  One thing that I found to be the most beneficial for us as a family, is that we finally had some sort of control with our dog.  Before her training, I felt like there was nothing we could do to make her cooperate with us.  After her training, and with the use of the remote collar, we don't have to settle for that.  She is now such a joy to take on walks, and a balanced part of our family.  I highly recommend remote collar training and the continued use of a remote collar, to anyone who wants a happy, balanced dog, who will be an asset to your life and family."

Terra Caswell "Ruby's Mom" - Denton Texas
avatarRemote collar: "I was initially hesitant about the remote collar until I held one and was able to feel the sensation that they emit.  It is a non-threatening, non- painful sensation similar to a TENs unit used for adult muscle stimulation.  My small dog's (7 pounds) response to training with the collar was incredible.  She runs to me and is excited when I put the collar on her in the mornings.  After just two weeks, I have a dog that is responsive, noticeably better behaved and is a joy to walk on leash.  I am now a believer!"
Training: "After just two weeks with Summer, I have a noticeably better behaved dog.  Caddie comes when called, is extremely responsive, walks calmly on a leash, and most surprisingly, stays in place and doesn't bother us when eating!  She thoroughly enjoyed her time with Summer, as is evidenced by her extreme excitement when Summer comes to visit.  I too, have learned the tools needed to continue to work with my dog.  What a wonderful investment!"

Rebecca and Troy Turner & Caddie - Denton Texas
avatar"In January of 2010, we adopted a new family member, Dewey the dog. While we loved our new, rescued, 1 year old Goldendoodle, we knew that we had to get his impulsive and hyper behavior under control if we were going to be good, responsible pet owners.  I had to get our giant fur ball some serious help.   After taking him out to our local dog wash and grooming store and him being absolutely out of control, I was gently coaxed by the shop owner right then and there that it might be, "a good idea to have him trained".  The owner offered me a business card for On The Ball K9 and I immediately called!  At this point, I was utterly frustrated and was at the verge of tears.  Not only had others noticed his "bad" behavior, my own Mother-In-Law told us that she wouldn't come visit us anymore if we couldn't get Dewey to stop jumping on her. 

As the phone rang, I just prayed that this would be the answer to our problem-we LOVED our dog, but did NOT love his behavior.   So when this sweet voice answered at the other end, I knew we were going to be in good hands.  Summer offered a free demo in our home, and from almost the moment she opened her mouth, I was SOLD.  We purchased the "Major Learning" Package, and began lessons the following week.  The difference was IMMEDIATE.  Dewey became aware instantly that while we loved him to pieces, that he had to obey our commands and obey them correctly and consistently.  As Summer says, "Practice makes permanent".  Summer is so patient and kind with Dewey.  She loves him in a way that I have never seen with other dog trainers.  She has this amazing ability to love dogs where they are at.  Summer works with us during our lessons and reviews issues from previous weeks.  If Summer has patience for animals, she has 10 times more for the humans she is also teaching.  One day I think I had 15 questions to ask her, and she went over every single one of them.  WIth Summer, you get the best of both worlds-someone who genuinely cares about our dog, and someone who genuinely cares about the humans!

All this to say that as I write this, it is our last training session with Summer.  Dewey has come around 180 degrees and is a different dog than when we began.  He's very obedient at home and is really working on being obedient in public.  Us, on the other hand, have gained a confidence only fueled by Summer's continued assurance that "You can do this.  Relax and show him you are in control."  We have really enjoyed working with Summer and may even get another Goldendoodle just so we can work with her again!  And for the best news of all, my Mother-In-Law's two visits have been wonderful.  Dewey didn't jump on her, and for what it's worth, she calls him her "Granddog".  I think we're on our way.  THANKS, SUMMER!!!!!!"

Kim Lahart & Dewey - Denton Texas
avatarNovember 10, 2010

To whom it concerns,

The purpose of this writing is to applaud Summer and On the Ball K9 Training! I had found them only after a very highly regarded training facility in McKinney let me down with dismal results. My pup Ziggy was in the previous Board and Train facility for 6 weeks and I never had such a bad experience with anyone and only pray that he was treated in a humane fashion.

The problems I had with the other facility were that they used choke and pinch collars which are very inhumane especially if used improperly. (At the time, I didn’t understand that there was and is an alternative to that type of training. That Electronic Collars could be used and their benefits when properly used in training dogs were highly rewarding.) I was assured that they knew what they were doing only to find out that that was not the case at all. The other facility also always made up excuses as to why no one would be there if I came by to visit Ziggy and it was like pulling teeth to get any updates or pictures of him while in the facility. Remember, Ziggy was there for 6 weeks and frankly came back to me worse than when he went in.

Two weeks later I found On the Ball K9 Training and wish that I would have done so in the very beginning! It almost would appear that all I was concerned with the first go round was my convenience and not so much the quality of Ziggy’s training and handler. Believe me, nothing could be further from the truth but what is one to do when they are a novice at this. You make a mistake and the pup you love so much pays the price. Nuts!!

The good news in all of this is that Ziggy and I have not only found a quality facility but also an owner and handler that we now call…friend! Summer, is my version of the Dog Whisperer! The animals love her and she makes a conscious effort to make sure that the dog is treated properly, gets the right nutrition and puts you at ease every step of the way. Including contacting you on every decision made with your dogs training, exercise, health care and owner education. She posts videos of their progress and field trips for not only you to see but for everyone on the internet to see as well. Nothing to hide, superb training and communicative ability.

Further, being somewhat timid of how animals are treated since our previous experience I was not sure of the use of the Electronic Collar. Let me tell you that the results are and were nothing less than amazing. All the dogs were and are at ease. It doesn’t hurt them in the least and I am convinced that it is the most human way to train any dog of any size or breed. I would NEVER have another dog trained in any other fashion.

Ziggy again was in the Board and Train program, much the same as the other facility. But the difference is startling! He is happy, looks forward to working with me and taking direction on or off the leash. You see Ziggy used to dive for the door when it was time to go out or when someone would get ready to leave my home. He would bark at anything and you couldn’t get him to stop. He would drag you everywhere and now he walks nice on the leash and even without one. He waits at the door behind me rather than running me over. And his overall temperament and attitude are so much better. It’s like one dog left and a completely different dog came home.

Summer and On the Ball K9 Training…Thank you so very very much

Vince Cuellar & Ziggy - McKinney Texas
Summer works patiently with the dog and the dog’s parent.  She devotes considerable effort to patiently training the owner as well as the dog.  Her technique differs from what one would expect.  She continually updates herself on new knowledge and ideas from her professional community.  We enjoy her regular updates on the web and look forward to group classes as well as other classes that she will offer in the future.  We were very pleased with Summer’s training methods for our Calhoun and would definitely recommend her to others! 

Sheri & Jeff Sager & Calhoun- Aubrey Texas
avatar"In April of 2009 we lost a member of our family (Ranger a 4 yr old lab), he was hit by a car when he ran out in the street. Shortly after losing Ranger we brought our current lab (Champ) home to help fill the void left by losing our very good friend.  I’ve owned dogs all my life and was quite confident in my skill of training, but come to find out I had NO idea what I was doing. 

Currently we have 2 dogs, Mikko a 3 yr old pit bull mix and Champ a 16 month old Chocolate lab, and prior to Summers training walking both dogs at the same time or leaving them out when company came over was COMPLETELY out of the question! We also had to institute a rule to where the front door was never used, we would come and go through the garage so the dogs did not bolt out the door. 

One evening my wife was walking Mikko and I was walking Champ.  Champ pulled free from his collar and Mikko pulled my wife down, and down the street both dogs ran with me running and yelling behind them and all I could think about was what happed to Ranger happening to either one or both of these two; I’m still not sure how I got them back but eventually I did.  As soon as I got home I began searching for trainers.

I chose Summer because she seemed very nice and was willing to train Champ in our environment, I am proud to say I am 100% positive I made the right choice.  Summer would not only show us how to correct the negative behavior but she would also explain to us WHY/HOW the negative behavior began, which is priceless in my book.

After the 1st lesson there was an IMMEDIATE difference!  As the lessons continued so did BOTH dogs improvement, there were SO many different aspects to training that I had never considered.

Now that the lessons are over, walking both dogs at the same time is no problem whatsoever, we have had multiple gatherings at the house in which the dogs could have cared less what was going on… IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I have taken Champs leash off a few times while in a field (away from traffic) and he does exactly as I ask him to.  Not that I will make a habit of that (due to what happened to Ranger) but it’s nice to know I can break his attention and get him back to me if I need to.

I HIGHLY recommend Summer and her program, it has completely changed our lives!"


-Jesse Keene and Champ, Lewisville, Texas
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avatarBefore we started training with Summer and On the Ball, we had a wonderful yet rambunctious 75lb Golden Retriever. On the Ball training was not our first training program. We tried two other programs with unsuccessful results. Though it takes a lot of work keeping up with the training (as in any training program) we noticed a change in our dog’s behavior fairly quickly. He’s still the same wonderful 75lb Golden Retriever, but with much better manners. Some of the issues that have been corrected were: jumping (sometimes even humping) on guests, lunging and pulling while on walk, and getting WAY TOO excited when crossing paths of other dogs. After 8 weeks of training: jumping is no longer an issue, walking is no longer a chore, and his manners with other dogs have improved dramatically. We are very happy with the results and Beau is much happier, as now he understands that he no longer needs to pull on walks. We wanted a dog we could take out in public and enjoy being outdoors with. Thanks to On the Ball Training and Summer, we have achieved our goal.
Thank You Summer!

-Wes, Vivi and Beau, Denton, Texas
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