Dogwood K9 Training Experience
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We are so grateful for finding Dogwood K9 Training Experience and working with Ron. Our rescue dog, Jackson, was a stray with no prior training and some behavioral issues that we couldn’t address on our own. Jackson had human aggression towards males, did not listen to commands, jumped on furniture, nipping, chasing our cats, incessant barking, anxiety, the list goes on. By working with Ron we have learned how to address all of these issues through behavior modification training. The best part of working with Ron is that he makes it fun for the dog by using games as a primary means of training. Jackson loves going to Ron’s classes and surprisingly isn’t aggressive towards him in any way, probably due to Ron’s sweet and caring nature towards dogs that Jackson can sense. Ron’s training method starts with the basics and then we build upon the foundation using baby steps so that the dog progressively works up the full commands, while truly understanding them. Our dog’s behavior has done a 180 since we started training and he shows respect for us now. This is after a different trainer told us we should probably take our dog to the shelter because he is going to be too hard train (a lost cause, as they say). Ron’s ultra-positive attitude towards Jackson helped us see that although he is not a perfect dog, he is the perfect dog for us. Ron is a truly exceptional dog trainer. Don’t expect magic; it takes hard work to counter-condition a dog with bad habits like Jackson, but Ron’s expertise will equip you with all of the tools that you need to work with your dog. What I like about the classes is that Ron is training ME to work with my dog so that I can continue to use his tactics long after our classes end. Through his guidance I am creating a long-lasting bond with my dog based on respect, but mostly based on FUN! We love Dogwood!Aug 10, 2017Verified
Great experience with DogWood K9!!! Ron has helped us train our German shepherd puppy so well! She walks without pulling, doesn't jump, doesn't bite, is well behaved around other dogs and can walk without a leash taking voice commands from us! Couldn't be happier!! Thank you Dogwood K9 training!!!May 1, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?It is solely based on the clients training objectives and what they can afford. Dogwood k9 believes that dog training should be affordable to every one regardless of their income. Dogwood offers discounts to all RESCUE DOGS AND the MILITARY.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My process is what will work best for the person in building the best relationship with their dog ( based on the persons training objectives ) .This way, the parent ( dog owner) will have a dog WHO WANTS to LISTEN not because the DOG HAS TO.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a Certified Dog Trainer. I graduated from California State University at Long Beach with B A degree. I am a certified evaluator for BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL THERAPY DOGS. I was granted this title because of my knowledge of working with many breeds of dogs. EVALUATOR for AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB Member of ASSOCIATION of PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINERS I was full time high school teacher for several years. My teaching background has help me to be a very good communicator in instructing people in dog training.