Leather & Lace K9 Academy
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14 hires on Thumbtack
Noelle helped get us back on track and able to walk on a loose leash, without our dog reacting to every other dog that passes. We will continue to work with her regularly and keep to our training. Thanks so much for all the help and patience.Jan 7, 2018
Noelle is my third try at finding a trainer for my dog whom I've had for only a year and he's now 4 years old. When I got him the person giving him away never told me anything of his aggressions which I now know he has. Noelle has been to my home a number of times so far and I love her. She is very patient, listens to me and knows that it takes time to not only train my dog but I need to be trained as well. She has given me a number of things to do with my dog that when implemented is spot on. The best part of the trainings is the one on one, especially if you have issues with your dog. I would highly recommend her as a trainer.Jan 3, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Ask about our one time one lesson, reduced rate for rescue dogs. There is an eval fee which includes a 1-1.5 hour consult and individualized training plan to meet your personal and specific needs. Any purchase package of 5 or more lessons, or any board and train package, paid in full at time of evaluation, fee will be waived.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically I first meet and discuss with the client the needs and issues at hand. Then we do an in depth question and answer, which allows me to assess the situation. At this time, I will then meet your dog and develop a plan to move forward. Dogs and humans think differently. Often there is a misunderstanding which can be confusing. Helping both canine and handler have a different understanding of the issue, will at the very least, greatly improve every situation.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Having studied under some amazing trainers and instructors, at the largest comprehensive canine training facility in the world, as well as in a program designed to rehabilitate the most difficult of dogs. Having worked with rescues, rehabs and pet owners give to my personal training experience. I do have a degree and am a certified canine training and behavior specialist, which is the foundation to my training. However, education is constant in the field of dog training. New dogs present new troubles. Classes, seminars, and workshops are constantly part of my continued learning. There are many different styles and techniques, as well as different problems to be worked on. My approach is in balanced training and techniques. Clear communication and a strong bond are always my beginning steps to any case. Whether basic obedience, or advanced behavior modification, it all begins with the canine handler relationship.