Mike and crinel J

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Fraud liar horrible person

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This guy has no training center or kennel he lives out of his car and lies about having a kennel. Reports online in sacramento and LA about hurting dogs, arrests, spousal battery. Angry vindictive and hates lgbtq. Look online for Bronx dog sacramento stolen. Many complaints. Threatens any complaints. Beware!!! Dont associate!
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Loss:
$1800
Cons:
  • Vicious vindictive

Preferred solution: Full refund

Anonymous
map-marker Colfax, California

You suck

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You treat women like 2nd class citizens and you said you would move. You didnt move FAR enough I wouldn't trust my dog, a mouse nothing with you. Get out of if the state like you promised. *** you
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User's recommendation: Never go to this guy

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Guest

Read he stole a prized pit bull named Bronx in sacramento. Google Bronx pit bull stolen and you will read what he did.

Stole their dog and starved him.

He died. Piece of ***

Guest

He has warrants in Sacramento for spousal abuse. He hit his kids.

Wife had to go in hiding. He’s a bi sexual that has std bad.

Lives in so cal hiding. Google him in sac he stole dogs and ripped off many people.

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Anonymous

LOST OR KILLED BRONX

Kevin Salem Dog Trainer - LOST OR KILLED BRONX
DO NOT USE THIS FRAUD!! #JUSTICEFORBRONX! Claims he was taken from him on 5-5-19 DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN!!!
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Guest

That dog in buried in the ground at his Sac home.

Gustav Fbx
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Kevin is a fraud. Rips all people off.

Fakes his reviews. Lives in his car and meets people at dog kennels and says he works there. Beware. Fraud!!!

Google “ Kevin Salem stolen puppy Bronx sacramento” beware!!

Evil. Face of evil.

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js Twa
map-marker Winston Salem, North Carolina

Never never never leave a dog with Kevin

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This guy destroys dogs! I had adopted a dog that the previous owner was unable to take her over-seas.

This owner paid allot of money for Kevin to train and rehome her along with any future training that would arise. Kevin told me on the phone that the dog was completely trained by him and is great on and off the leash. WELL....... this poor dog was so scared of everything, the poor thing couldn't even walk down the street like a normal happy girl.

Instead she was so scared of everything including being petted. While I was at Kevin's house I noticed him being very harsh to a dog that wasn't doing anything wrong! No way ever again will I believe this guy.

He takes a nice dog and kills their spirit in order to make himself important. Strange and abusive person.

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Loss:
$5500
Cons:
  • Abusive dog trainer
Reason of review:
Bad quality
1 comment
Guest

He’s a drunk. Is under investigation for an Uber sexual assault. Dangerous.

Anonymous
map-marker San Francisco, California

Will steal your deposit

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We arranged to send our dog to bootcamp, but changed our minds. I had mailed the required $500 deposit, which he cashed immediately.

When I asked for a refund, he refused and said he held our slot open; however, he had left a phone message saying he had "openings" (plural). I kindly asked for a refund again, with no response. I told him I would take him to small claims court, if necessary, and he replied, "do what you have to do." I wouldn't trust him with an insect let alone a dog. In researching him further, I have learned there are several other people who have had negative experiences.

Buyer beware!

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Loss:
$500
Reason of review:
Problems with payment

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1 comment
Guest

A deposit is an agreement to guarantee availability on the part of the service provider. If there was an opening or not, the spot was still guaranteed that it belonged to you.

Deposits are generally not refundable.

Mr. Salem did nothing wrong.

Carmilla Ysi

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| map-marker Sacramento, California

Kevin salem saved our dogs life

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We have two pitbulls who are rescue dogs. One of them has been to multiple trainers.

The problem is that he was bred to be a fighting dog, and was rescued as a newborn puppy. We took him to two different trainers, the first one said she couldn't handle him. The second said he could train our dog, but he couldn't. Then our dog killed our cat.

Not knowing what to do, we went to our vet who recommended killing the dog. A friend recommended kevin salem. Kevin said it would take two weeks to train the dog and gave us a price. Six weeks later kevin said our dog was trained.

We only paid the agreed upon price. It is now 4 years later. Our dog is obedient, and affectionate. He ignores our other cat.

The two dogs and the cat typically will be together In the living room. To us, Kevin Salem walks on water.

We don't know what Kevin did to our dog. We do know he saved his life. We saw what the second trainer we tried did to our dog.

It wasn't pleasant, but it didn't work. We are pretty sure our dog went through a difficult experience with Kevin. The bottom line is that our dog is alive, and is happy, and loved.

It is like going to a hospital for surgery. The process is grisly and a percentage of people do not survive.But most people are better off.

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  • Results and the price
Reason of review:
Good quality
Anonymous
map-marker Sacramento, California

Kevin Salem Dog Trainer Cruel To Animals

Kevin killed our dog and will not give back our money. We went to pick it up from his house and its neck was broken.

He said he is not responsible and threatened to kill my wife when she went to the police after calling her a "***." I hit him in the face and then he told me he would kill me too. Since that time, about two months ago, he has been regularly parked outside our house at night. We looked online and saw other people with similar complaints about this guy.

If you love your dog and do not want it to die PLEASE DO NOT USE KEVIN SALEM. There are a lot of dog trainers.

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11 comments
Guest

Can you please contact me. Gtomas@***.net

Guest

I actually HAD TO contact them before hiring him and non of them ever had ANY complaints about Kevin nor his style of training. I'm sure you'd want proof. Here are all the local numbers of Sac's Animal Control and the SPCA. (That's where Kevin operates from)

Sac Animal Care and regulation (916) 808-****

Bradshaw Animal Control (916) 368-****

Sac SPCA (916) 383-****

This site could do good or damage someone's image. We couldn't imagine how our dog would turn out if it wasn't for Kevin.

He truly saved chaos in our house. Couldn't be any happier. Please call those numbers. You'll see they are real but this review is totally fake.

Guest
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Kevin is absolutely NOT affiliated with the SPCA or animal control agencies. Please, DO contact the Sacramento SPCA for a list of reports they have received, including injury to dogs, poor housing conditions, mistreatment of clients, etc.

Guest

These are ALLLL big lies and bogus posts. I've known Kevin many years.

These lies are all spread by other dog trainer to damage his reputation.

Kevin truly cares for dogs and people and if you truly read his book, his website and met or even talked to him in person, you'll know that Im telling the truth. Please don't just judge him by these.

Jeovanni Znh
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No, these are not lies. Contact your local animal control and/or check on convictions.

They are true. He uses archaic methods that have been proven to be very detrimental to dog behavior and, obviously, health. I'm aware of one dog that was lucky and when returned to the family was only limping.

The X-rays later showed fractured femur. The dog was only with this "trainer" (abuser is more fitting) for one day.

Guest
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BS -he injured my dog 5 years ago. Shame on you for trying to cover up for a man who has done such horrific things.

Guest
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Bunch of bull…

Guest

Kevin salem from dogsecrets abused my dog my dog acts scared like he had a nerves break down.He is scared of everone now like someones gonna hit him.This man kevin belongs in jail someone needs to report him to animal cotrol?.

Shame on you You'll get judged one day by someone more important highter up!.Kevin does not treat the dogs well when he thnks someones watching *** be nice to your dog;.When he has your dog alone he's a monster".

He will smack kick and punch your dog;.If you love your animal you won't take him to kevin ;.You can see how he curses bad words to his other review:.This man has a nasty temper!.Keep your dog safe and go to another trainer.

Jeovanni Znh
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I'm sorry you found out about this *** the hard way. Please, if this was recent, report everything you know to your local animal control.

The address where the activity occurred (where the abuse he thinks is training occurred) is the address that matters when reporting to the correct jurisdiction.

Please, also consider contacting UC Davis for a consult w/ your dog. Having notes from them may even help w/ a future case (or at least a civil case) - not to mention that it may also help your dog - which is far more important.

Guest
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Yes, u are absolutely correct.

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Anonymous
map-marker Yucaipa, California

Conflicting consumer reports

In checking backgrounds (recommendations) on Kevin Salem and David Baron for the purpose of dog training - I found - there appears to be a vendetta between them where reputations are being damaged. I was going to go with Kevin until he treated me rudely when subject was approached.

They (whoever) are wrecking their businesses on the internet web information being distributed. Can not talk to either without being suspected of being sent by the other.

Unfortunate as private references were excellent - Kevins personal suspicious are lacking. No matter how good of a trainer - his over inflated ego will lose him clients.

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Guest

:( Kevin salem abused my dog my dog acts scared like he had a nerves break down.He is scared of everone now like someones gonna hit him.This man kevin belongs in jail someone needs to report him to animal cotrol?.

Shame on you You'll get judged one day by someone more important highter up!.Kevin does not treat the dogs well when he thnks someones watching *** be nice to your dog;.When he has your dog alone he's a monster".

He will smack kick and punch your dog;.If you love your animal you won't take him to kevin ;.You can see how he curses bad words to his other review:.This man has a nasty temper!.Keep your dog safe and go to another trainer.

Guest

Kevin Salem from dogsecrets.com killed our dog and will not give back our money for training or the cost of our dog.His website says he doesnt use any choke chains but the vet said that the bruise on our poor dog's neck is clearly from being hung.

He kept saying to look at all the dogs' faces on his website and look at his own dogs and that's why we went with him and we are now so sorry. Our poor dog just needed obedience. Not a pit bull but just labradoodle.

My kids are crying day and night and all because of our poor decision. Please, please watch out for this monster.

Guest

My apologies - this should not have been printed as I deleted it before sending. Not fair of me to post without the full story being known to those who read it. Kevin and I just did not agree.

Guest

This comment should not have been printed. I deleted it before publishing when I realized how childish I was being by following suit.

You do not know the complete background and therefore I shoulod not have written this even though it is my sentiments. I am sure Kevin is an excellent trainer as his references state but this conflict he is going theough is causing him to lose business.

Guest

THATS WHY *** LIKE YOU END UP WITH A PIECE OF *** DOG TRAINER!!!

I OWN KEVIN SALEM AND HIS BUSINESS. YOU CAN GO SPY ON SOMEONE ELSE, YOU P.I. WANNABE.

Kevin is a rapist and you must have been raped too by him.

Guest

Now you sound like you got a personal vendetta against him. We used Kevin and we can't stop raving about our dog.

He does have an ego but definitely delivers. I honestly didn't want to go with a wishy washy trainer that lacked confidence.

Plus, if you REALLY want to see ego and someone rude as *** call Uncle Matty.

He put my poor wife to tears.

Sorry, we used Kevin and couldn't be happier. He's funny, direct, gifted and offers lifetime support.

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AnimalRay
map-marker Washington, District Of Columbia

Kevin Salem the Dog Trainer Sacramento Operates in Violation of and Injunction

Kevin Salem aka Kevin Salem, Kawian R. Salem has been ordered by the Superior Court in Sacramento to no board dogs without a license. He has no license to board dogs and violates an Injunction against him by Judge Eugene Balanon in September 2006 every time he accepts a new client and boards their dog.

Every customer who has had their dog boarded by Kevin Salem since September 2006 may have been defrauded and potentially entitled to a full refund if Mr. Salem did not advise them that he was operating illegally.

If you think you may have been a victim call Kurtis Ming at CBS 13 in Sacramento.

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Guest

:( Kevin salam abused my dog my dog acts scared like he had a nerves break down.He is scared of everone now like someones gonna hit him.This man kevin belongs in jail someone needs to report him to animal cotrol?.

Shame on you You'll get judged one day by someone more important highter up!.Kevin does not treat the dogs well when he thnks someones watching *** be nice to your dog;.When he has your dog alone he's a monster".

He will smack kick and punch your dog;.If you love your animal you won't take him to kevin ;.You can see how he curses bad words to his other review:.This man has a nasty temper!.Keep your dog safe and go to another trainer.

Guest

Kevin Salem from dogsecrets.com killed our dog and will not give back our money for training or the cost of our dog.His website says he doesnt use any choke chains but the vet said that the bruise on our poor dog's neck is clearly from being hung.

He kept saying to look at all the dogs' faces on his website and look at his own dogs and that's why we went with him and we are now so sorry. Our poor dog just needed obedience. Not a pit bull but just labradoodle.

My kids are crying day and night and all because of our poor decision. Please, please watch out for this monster.

Guest

Kevin Salem is a sexist, hateful, abusive *** who cheats on his girlfriend (he's not married to the loyal, dedicated mother of his beautiful childrwn) & spends all his time talking about how amazing he is & talking *** about people. He forces his entire family to listen to HIS music (heavy metal) & is one of the most hateful abusive ignorant men in this world. Why anyone would bring their dog to him is beyond my comprehension.

Guest

David, your accusations don't sound like Kevin, you must have a real beef with Kevin, but your language is liable, and you sound like your 8 years old.

We had a great experience with Kevin and have referred others to him.

Guest

I wrote this review and you can call me at (916) 927-**** if you need me to prove it to you.

Kevin also rapes his children and even the dogs on a daily basis. Look at how *** his web site is.

Guest

Oh puh-leeze! Like a Judge is going to come on here to refute this and in such poor language.

Kevin, give it up. You've been found to run an illegal kennel before and you're still in trouble for it.

I don't even know you, except through what others have told me, and I'm still finding it funny to watch you flail about. :grin

Guest

I have never issued such order. The law allows up to four dogs per household and you are welcome to watch anyone's dog for 4 weeks.

After that, they need to be licensed by the Sac county.

Please research the law.

Ultimately, it is up to the animal control and neighbors to monitor such activities. We deal with much more serious issues here.

Guest

This is excellent news. Thank you for posting this!

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Anonymous
map-marker Farmington, Michigan

Kevin salam better known as dog poo trainer

Kevin salam abused my dog my dog acts scared like he had a nerves break down.He is scared of everone now like someones gonna hit him. This man kevin belongs in jail someone needs to report him to animal cotrol.

Shame on you You'll get judged one day by someone more important highter up.Kevin does not treat the dogs well when he thnks someones watching *** be nice to your dog.When he has your dog alone he's a monster.

He will smack kick and punch your dog.If you love your animal you won't take him to kevin .You can see how he curses bad words to his other review. This man has a nasty temper.Keep your dog safe and go to another trainer.

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Guest

Kevin Salem from dogsecrets.com killed our dog and will not give back our money for training or the cost of our dog.His website says he doesnt use any choke chains but the vet said that the bruise on our poor dog's neck is clearly from being hung.

He kept saying to look at all the dogs' faces on his website and look at his own dogs and that's why we went with him and we are now so sorry. Our poor dog just needed obedience. Not a pit bull but just labradoodle.

My kids are crying day and night and all because of our poor decision. Please, please watch out for this monster.

Guest

Dog poo trainer? Really?

This clearly shows the validity of this web site.

As you read the review you can't help it to notice how immature he sounds. It's full of typos and poor punctuation.

My cat can write better than that. Well, we used Kevin and couldn't find anyone more loving and qualified than him in entire Sac.

Guest
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What are you the grammar police? Animals are being beaten and killed, look at the bigger picture.

Even though you haven’t experienced it, many other people have.

Have some compassion and be glad. It could have been you.

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