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Helped me in my decision to adopt a particular dog by providing opinions, tips, and resources. Continued to provide books and opinions regarding any questions I had after adoption. Super personableMar 22, 2017
Kayla did a great job working with my pup, Ollie. She worked with us to design a plan that satisfied all of our trainings goals, was flexible with scheduling and was very punctual. Our Thursday training sessions became a highlight for Ollie and we are all a little bummed that our training time is over (even though this ultimately meant we had success!). I'd definitely recommend working with Kayla to any of my friends.Mar 20, 2017Verified
Wr have used Kayla for petsitting. Kayla is reliable and we appreciate the videos she sends of our pets. We would reccomend her.Jan 20, 2017Verified
Kayla, my wfe and I went over Lola's (our dog) issues as planned. We were able to speak in both English and Spanish - a great help to my wife. Kayla gave immedate help re: one of our issues. She was prompt and immedately able to bond with Lola. We have made a game plan on going forward and will contnue to work wth Kayla to get our dog to be able to go to the dog park and meet others.Nov 7, 2016Verified
Kayla did a great job helping me correct my dog Juniper's aggression issues. She taught me the basics of mat training, gave me some other great tips, and lent me some books to read so I could continue the training myself.Mar 22, 2017
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to do a quick survey prior to meeting, which gives me a chance to read over the owner's concerns and history with their pet. We then do a consultation, in which we'll start laying the foundation for our goals and processes. After that, we meet 2-8 times per month for training sessions. I set up a training plan and we do our best to follow it, but I'm also flexible in case of changing circumstances or fast/slow learning.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I was an assistant trainer at All Breed Rescue and Training and have attended International Association of Animal Behavior Consultant conferences. I have a degree in biology and a focus in animal behavior from Colorado College. I also worked at Denver Dumb Friends League on their behavior team as a behavioral technician.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I started as a student of biology and psychology, making money as a dogwalker. I started training the dogwalking clients in basic manners to make my job easier, and discovered that I LOVE training. Now, I'm a behavioral foster parent, work at a shelter in the behavior department, and spend lots of time training my dog, parrot, and cat!