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Giacomo has helped me train my lab pup since 4 months old. My dog runs to training, absolutely loves it! And since much is training is really training the person on the other side of the leash, (!) I’ve been taught well how to manage and raise a good canine citizen. Would highly recommend!Jan 11, 2018
Giacomo is a wonderful trainer! We got a rescue dog who was a stray and as first time dog owners he was very helpful in helping us train our pup (and train ourselves to be consistent!). Our dog, Wrigley also *loved* Giacomo and looked forward to his visit every week. Giacomo used only positive reinforcement training and was kind and patient. Highly recommend!Jan 19, 2018
I love my puppy Riley to the moon and back, but he really needed some discipline and structure. Working full time it was extremely difficult to focus on the training just by myself. Working with Giacomo provided the right environment for Riley to be trained and he still respond to every single command he learned with Giacomo. That being said, Giacomo is not a miracle worker, it is important that you practice what you have learned at the lesson with your dog at home, which will also give you quality time with him/her and a promote strong bonding.Jan 10, 2018
Giacomo understands dogs & people. He will teach you how to work with your dog to be a well-behaved companion. Giacomo's relaxed, positive attitude make training sessions a pleasure.Jan 9, 2018
Truly excellent teacher and trainer! Wonderful with animals and people - very fast at figuring out what could be helpful and very effective at communicating that and helping to achieve that! Helped lots of dogs and their people to overcome many issues and improve their relationships with each other! Highly recommend Giacomo to anyone who has an animal and wants to improve their training skills, whether in type of skill, speed at skill, or precision of skill in the animal. Also a very friendly and warm person - very fun to be around, and encouraging whenever it could have been stressful - something that is very valuable! You can tell that he really cares!Jan 9, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?First evaluation session $150 (about 1 hour and 15 minutes). Basic 4: $450 (4 hours of training). Complete 8: $800 (8 hours of training).
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to explain my methods of training. Of the 4 quadrants of dog training I like to use positive reinforcement and negative punishment with redirections. I ask many questions about the past of the dog and what are the goal to achieve with the dog.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Bachelor Degree in Biology from University of Parma (Italy). European license for dog training and vet assistance. AKC CGC Evaluator. Pet First Aid, CPR Certified. Animal Care and Handling Techniques Certification from Department of Health and Mental Hygiene of NYC.