Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Most families have simple obedience issues like: having the dog return on command, submissive urination, running away, uncontrollable barking. When pet owners have these issues, there tends to be more underlying issues then just the ones that grab our attention. The 6 weeks obedience course is my most common class given.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. When shopping for dog trainers, find some one that can show you what they know with their own dog. Any dog trainer that uses force far above the level of temperment of the dog should be AVOIDED at all cost, unless you are prepared to have an unstable and unhappy dog.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I train dogs to listen to their (established) pack leader through respect of the leader and not FEAR the leader. I am experienced in dog aggression, behavior modification, and obedience. I have studied numerous methods of training so there is always a way to get your dog to comply with the rules of the pack. I certify service dogs. I also know American Sign Language so I am able to communicate with the Deaf community so that i may train their dogs as well. I am certified through the American Kennel Club as a Canine Good Citizen evaluator.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. The most awarding part of my job is to see the owners face when they are convinced their dog is not able to perform certain task and I prove to them that their dog is FULLY capable.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Q. What is your rate?
A. Depending on breed of the dog and training desired. It can range from $60-$80 hr
Q. Are you sure you can help me with my dog?
A. As long as you remain consistent with the training you will see improvement.
Q. Where do you train at?
A. I train anywhere the client wants to. I mostly train at the home of the dog.
Q. What happens if i need to cancel an appointment?
A. We will make up that training session the following session.
Q. What is your schedule?
A. I am very flexible. What is your availability? I can usually adjust my time to meet the needs of the client
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. It doesn't matter how much you know about dog training, as long as you follow The Cherry Pit cpr's, you will get results; negative and/or positive
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Yes, I am constantly reading new material and attending seminars. There are always new and improved methods of maintaining a healthy and obedient dog/s. Continuing education in the my field is important to keep up with new techniques.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My greatest strength is the ability to accomplish an objective without giving up. There are trainers out there that will not train dogs due to certain behaviors. I will never reject a dog for aggression or any other type of adverse behavior. If there is a question that I do not know, then I have the resources to get the answer. There is no job that is too small and no job that is too great. Consistency, patience and repetition are key factors in maintaining a healthy and positive relationship with you k-9 companion.