Colleen Douglas | Kenai, Alaska
I had phoned many breeders in Alaska, Canada, Oregon, the east coast, California and mid-west about German Shepherd puppies for sale. Finally, referred to I-Guard , I decided to call. I spoke with Nick, and as odd as it seems, I knew immediately this man is educated in the health, history, breeding, training, and I was wanted to buy a German Shepherd puppy from him! He asked me a lot of questions to determine what type of personality would fit with my lifestyle the best. When I hung up, I must admit, I was firmly convinced!!
This Nick at I-Guard International was extremely and passionately schooled in dogs, especially German Shepherd dogs. He did not waste my time, he answered my concerns clearly and precisely as I felt I had covered the globe in my search for my perfect German Shepherd dog. So, after a couple more conversations, I decided to fly to Spokane, Washington to check out their kennel.
I am disabled so, I needed a trained companion. When I got there, I was very impressed as I-Guard’s kennels were immaculate. His dogs are the happiest German Shepherd dogs I’ve ever seen and I’ve had German Shepherd’s all my life.
Nick has and still does, via long distance, teach and helps me!! My girl is 1 ½ yrs old, and has helped me from not falling on ice at Wal-Mart the other day. Actually stepped in front of me and balanced me. Flying to Spokane, Washington to meet Nick, was the best choice I made and I would do it again in a heartbeat! If you are interested in a German Shepherd puppy or adult dog, talk to I-Guard International – it is the right choice!
Thank you, Nick, for your hard work and dedication to you German Shepherd dogs.
Mike & Deborah Norton | Sandpoint, Idaho
Just wanted to drop a line to you, Nick, to let you know Ruger is doing great and we are loving this great German Shepherd Dog. He has impressed us not just with being intelligent but his concern for us. Two days after we brought Ruger home I took a fall from the deck, Ruger was at my side trying to help me up and sat with me to make sure I was ok, very impressive for a puppy with no training.
This morning while out for our morning walk I stop to get some pictures of the snow and I was taking my time to get them just right. Ruger thought I was stuck and started to dig my feet out from the snow, it is funny but also knowing he will be there to assist is really cool. Thank you for the time, effort and expense you and your family have put into these German Shepherd dogs, they are truly amazing.
Shawn & Peggy Audie | Spokane, WA
Shawn & I would like to extend out sincerest appreciation to Nick Lungu at I-Guard International for all he has done for us by sharing his time & knowledge prior to our purchase of Angus and through his first year and a half. Oh, let’s get real, probably the rest of his life!
We would like to share our experience with others who may be interested in working with Nick as a trainer or purchasing one of his dogs.
Nick has such amazing talent when it comes to training. He was there for us without hesitation when we realized we needed help in understanding and training our German Shepherd dog, Angus.
I have to admit if it wasn’t for Nick’s help in working with Angus and us (me mostly), it very well might have been a scenario of “It’s Me or the Dog”. When Angus was about 10 or 11 months old he tweaked out on me one night when I was home alone wrapping Christmas presents to be mailed using the thick mailing tape. He started jumping & barking all over the kitchen and it scared me enough that I called my husband in a panic; this was a new reaction. We decided immediately it was time to get me some help.
Nick came over to our house, we talked, and he did an assessment of Angus. What Nick surmised of the situation the night he tweaked, Angus had a fear of the sound of the clear mailing tape as it was coming off of the dispenser. Nick helped me understand it and how to deal with Angus. During the assessment we agreed there was additional training that Angus needed, so Nick took Angus and worked with him for a week and a half. When he came home we almost didn’t recognize him as the same dog we dropped off just a short time before. I swear Nick is a “dog whisperer” or maybe he’s just down right gifted with animals.
Angus came back to us disciplined; listening, and responsive to commands. Nick then began his training with us. To be honest it was more with me than my husband. It brought me more confidence, trust and consistency in discipline and praise with Angus. He came home a happier dog and we were happier because Nick taught us useable tools in training our dog. We worked hard with Angus in between our training sessions and have come to understand that consistency is an every day commitment and our love and bond has become much stronger for it. We love our dog from Nick Lungu!!
We know Nick will always be there for us. He is an honest man with integrity, morals, is passionate, and committed to ensuring the dogs and owners are happy.
We are hugely appreciative of what Nick has done for us; and for that we’d like to say, Thank you for being there for us always.”
With warmest appreciation,
Shawn & Peggy Audie & Angus too!
Lea Shields | Missoula, Montana
My boyfriend and I brought our then 10-month-old Great Dane puppy Remy to see Nick at I-Guard International because he had started to become increasingly fear aggressive towards strangers and we need Remy to be dog trained. Nick was even kind enough to accommodate our move out of state by squeezing us in on short notice, despite his extremely busy schedule.
After a 2 week stay at I-Guard International and subsequent visits I saw a huge improvement in Remy’s confidence and reliability around new people. Not only did Nick help lay a foundation for good behavior for our dog, he gave us the tools and information we needed to continue to help him become more sociable with people. With Nick’s help and working with him afterwards, Remy went from being fearful, lunging, and barking at people who approached us on walks to sniffing curiously and allowing them to pet him.
Training a dog is a process that is still not over, but Nick’s expertise was invaluable in helping us overcome the issues we were having. It is obvious that Nick Lungu is very knowledgeable and dedicated to the work he does and did everything he could to help us in our individual situation. We are very grateful for his services.