Hired 16 times
(Eastern Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Jul - Dec
Ryker LOVES Mark. I've seen such a huge improvement pertaining to many of Ryker's behavioral issues since we started working with Mark and am looking forward to seeing many more. I'd previously done a bit of training with Ryker, but never got these types of results. Extremely happy with his service and would recommend 100%!!!!Feb 6, 2018Verified
Great experience working with Mr. B! Patient with both my dog and myself, collaborative and professional. Highly recommend!Nov 3, 2017
We hired Mark to train our female Rescue 5 year old Rotty/lab mix. This rescue was very snappy, nipped a neighbor & didn’t walk, but ran on leach. We’re still at the beginning of training but so far Mark has trained us to walk slowly, directing our dog and we already can touch & love up our girl. I made a connection with my dog that I didn’t have before Mark. She trusts me more & is looking at me for guidance. We were ready to give her back to the pound because no non-kills would take her with her anxiety. Thank you Mark for giving our rescue a stable home! Xoxoxo!!!!!! 💜🤗💜🤗🤗🤗Oct 19, 2017Verified
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Jenny B.Oct 29, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Though I do have a base rate, I provide discounts based on the number of sessions booked and paid for in advance. Call or email for more info on how I can provide excellent value for my services!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?It all starts with an open & honest dialog with the customer. I provide a FREE initial consultation so that I can evaluate the client's needs and expectations. This also gives me an opportunity to evaluate the dog's temperament, learning abilities, environmental factors etc. Based on my evaluation and discussion with the client I will offer a training plan that is specifically tailored to the client & their dog.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I attended the Volhard School For Canine Instructors. I have also participated in numerous seminars on many aspects of canine behavior and training and have studied my craft with some of the world's best trainers/handlers. I have also earned top placements in national K9 events with multiple dogs.