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We recently adopted a 2 year old rescue dog and enlisted the help of Annmarie and her Canine Curriculum to help us train him. Annmarie was prompt, professional and flexible. She provided us with a set curriculum of a basic training plan but was very responsive to modifying it to meet our needs. She wanted to make sure that our needs and the needs of our dog were met and wasn't constrained by a set plan. Each session she spent a few minutes discussing our progress from the previous time and then we went to work. She was helpful in trying to replicate situations where we were struggling and offered some creative solutions. She did not force a one size fits all mentality but rather worked to find strategies to help us with our particular issues. Her schedule was flexible and we used our 6 sessions over about 3 months. She worked well with myself and my children to make sure we were all able to provide a consistent training approach for our dog. We have made tremendous progress and feel Annmarie has given us the tools we need going forward. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a trainer.Mar 12, 2017Verified
I have been working with Ann Marie with the training of my 7 month old American Staffordshire Terrier. I find Ann Marie very easy to work with as well as she is very patient and understanding. She has worked on the things that I feel are important to the lifestyle I have with my pup Lani. She has given me the tools in which to work to continue the training for Lani as she grows. I would highly recommend Ann Marie and Canine Curriculum to anyone who is interested in having a well behaved dog. L.V. from Fairfax Va.Dec 29, 2016VerifiedAnnmarie S.'s reply
Lani is a sweetheart....thanks so much Lisa!
Annmarie from Canine Curriculum has been helping me train my pup, we both love her! My dog is an older guy who I recently adopted, and had some very aggressive barking/lunging habits with other dogs. I'd never done dog training, and she gave me lots of strategies to help him, and always explained why we teach a dog something. Annmarie is very flexible - she understands that some owners want dogs to be relaxed, and some want dogs that are mega obedient. She adjusts her training to accommodate MY goals, not just what she thinks a dog should act like. She checks to make sure that I understand how to best help my dog, and always gives him lots of love and discipline.Sep 14, 2016VerifiedAnnmarie S.'s reply
Thanks Stacey! You and Barney are doing great ! You should be very proud of your progress.
My pup responded well to her. When I could follow up on my homework, my pup was a champ. Annmarie's instructions were clear and she addressed issues that came up unexpectedly.Aug 8, 2016VerifiedAnnmarie S.'s reply
Thanks Brenda....Miss T is a smarty pants & is learning so quickly!
From start to finish a great experience. We have a new rescue, an adult dog who needed a manners fresh up. Annmarie, of Canine Curriculm responded to every detail in the initial request, had reasonable fees, and was accessible immediately to answer some questions. She met with us and designed a program specific to our concerns. The ability of Annmarie to customize the program has been key. We have all learned so much and have a happier home thanks to the tools we have learned. I would not hesitate to highly recommend her services to friends and family, as well as the Thumbtack community.Jun 29, 2016VerifiedAnnmarie S.'s reply
Thanks Maureen! It's been a pleasure working with you, Madonna & Mulligan :)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Evaluation / Consultation and sessions are $95 each. This is for private, customized, in home sessions.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Listening to learn exactly what my clients are looking for in order to give them the level of service necessary to meet their needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Certified, licensed, and insured. I received my certification from CATCH Canine Academy and have been training my own dogs for over 20 years.