HI! My name is Joel Diaz and together with my wife Luisa, we are the owners of Sally’s Way Dog Services. Thank you for stoping by! Now let us tell you our story ...
Sally’s Way Dog Services provides their customers with excellent service. My family and I were very impressed and pleased with the training they provided for our little bichon, Teddy. Joel came and not only walked him, but also taught us some techniques to use so Teddy wouldn’t tear up the mail or bark every time someone comes to the door. He is very professional and his demeanor and energy with our dog was impressive. Teddy knew who was the boss! He didn’t pull, as he usually does when Joel walked him. If you are looking for a dog walker/trainer, you should give Sally’s Way a call. You will be happy you did.
I could not recommend Sally's Way Dog Services enough. Joel is 100% committed to training, walking, and creating a connection with your loved one. I have watched this business grow from when it first started until now. I had the honor of meeting his first client (who was a crazed puppy) and have seen her grow into a well behaved dog; you wouldn't believe it. It takes a certain type of person to hold this job. Joel is patient, welcoming, and fair. If you're feeling at your wits end, or just don't have the time to give your loved one the attention s/he needs, then please do not hesitate to give Joel a call. Joel will not disappoint!
At first I was hesitant to see how the training sessions would go (our previous trainer was focused on avoidance and unfortunately did not help improve my dog's behavior). I was pleased that Joel had a completely different approach, and was more hands-on throughout the process. We have only completed two training sessions, but I can already see big improvements! I am so happy and grateful we could find a trainer that is really passionate and diligent! Joel also took the time to demonstrate and thoroughly show us how to best handle different situations, which I greatly appreciate. The one hour drive I make to Alexandria is totally worth it!
Joel loves what he does and you can tell from the moment you meet him! He has a great personality and very knowledgeable in dog training. My pup and I learned so much in the first session! Give him a call and have him come over and I promise you'll call him back!
Great service, I would recommend to anyone, highly professional!!!
We were SO fortunate to meet them when our two littermate puppies were young! Good advice for us, great training for the pups, and regular dog walking practice set expectations for well-behaved dogs from the get-go. My anxiety as a new owner was allayed and we developed a great relationship with the team. Don’t want to work with anyone else!
We adopted a poodle that had so many fear and trust issues that we didn't even know where to begin to rehabilitate him. We called Joel, he came to our house and made an assessment of our dog, Prince, and he took him with him for training with his pack for three weeks. He kept us updated on Prince's progress every step of the way with texts, pictures and videos. When he brought him back, he went over everything we needed to know to help Prince to be successful in his new home. That support has continued since then. I can text Joel with a question whenever I have one and he will get back to me. Prince is much much better since the time he spent with Joel and I would not hesitate to recommend Joel or use his services again.
Joel is truly a dog whisperer! I thought there was no remedy to Bruno until Joel came along. He was able to teach us so much and fix our mistakes. He is able to go into your own home and teach everyone (family). He is very knowledgeable and professional! Bruno also learned so much and started to learn whats the wrong and bad. I totally and sincerely recommend Joel and his knowledge to anyone that is in need to training!!
My husband and I met Joel for the first time yesterday - He was referred to us by a good friend. We have a 9 month old husky who is full of energy and after 6 months of caring for her, I was almost ready to give her up. She is a very smart girl but super stubborn and we needed help redirecting her energy and correcting her behavior. After about 30 minutes with Joel, I could already see the difference in her behavior and since he left us - so far so good! I would definitely recommend Joel to anyone!
We recently adopted a chihuahua from a rescue. We were told upfront that he didn’t do well with other dogs or with children and that it would be best to avoid bringing him around them. I was upset after hearing this because I wanted to be able to bring Nugget around my nephew and take him to the dog parks. While going on walks he would growl and try to nip at other dogs. He also almost bit my nephew when he tried to pet him. I’ve known Joel for a couple of years and had followed his company on instagram. I didn’t hesitate to contact him and let him know my situation. Within 2 days, we met up and he took Nugget with him for his in-home training for a week. It was the best decision we could have made for Nugget. Throughout the process, Joel and Luisa kept us updated with videos, texts, and pictures. We always looked forward to seeing him in their instagram stories. Within a couple of days we saw how calm he was walking around other dogs. It was amazing to see how quickly he made progress! Joel and Luisa went over everything we needed to know to keep the routine and structure he had with them. They answered all the questions we had and sent us a detailed email with everything we needed to know. We have seen such a big change with Nugget since he trained with Sallys Way. We would recommend it to anyone! Their service is unmatched and the passion they have is seen in the work they do.