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Todd was great to work with. He went over all the issues we had with our dog and helped us work towards a goal. He asked us what we wanted out of our training instead of telling us how it should be. We wanted someone that loved dogs and he proved it with all the positive reinforcement training and it was great to have someone show us different ways to help our dog in case he wasn't responsive to just one way.Apr 16, 2018Verified
We wanted a great trainer who would help us with our new Australian Shepard puppy. While we have trained other breeds before, an Aussie was a new experience. Todd was very knowledgeable and equally caring to our dog. We made great strides in the four session package and have the tools to continue to train our pup thanks to Todd. He asked leading questions about our progress and came prepared for each of our sessions. We are grateful for his help and feel a sigh of relief knowing we were on the right page with our dog. Thank you, Todd!Mar 30, 2018Verified
Highly recommended. Todd taught us positive, reward-based techniques to train our new pup...and they worked! We enjoyed working with Todd, and more importantly, so did Oliver.Aug 24, 2017Verified
We enjoyed the training as it was convenient (in the home training ). Very knowledgeable about what was needed. Could not have asked for a better trainer.Jun 19, 2017Verified
Excellent communication and very professional services. Taught me some essential skills so I can train my dog to heel like a pro. Thank you~Jan 3, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Generally, you should expect to have multiple lessons from me. Training should be methodical and in order to encourage my clients to reach a certain milestone in training, I offer multiple session discounts when they pay for at least 3 sessions up front. That way it discourages the client from quitting training too early. Both the client and the dog get cheated when training hasn't been perfected over the course of several weeks.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?1.Initial consultation and interview over the phone to get to know you and what your canine issues are and find out what’s causing the problem or what you want out of training. 2.Schedule weekly lessons teaching you to train your dog or give you tools that will help to rehabilitate your dog. Or set up a Doggie Home Schooling where I generally come over 3 days a week to train your dog for you and pass off the skills that your dog has learned on a 4th pass off day. 3. Build confidence in your dog so that you can enjoy your canine to the fullest.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Todd is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the independent certifying organization called the Certification Council For Professional Dog Trainers or CCPDT. It is the leading certifying organization not tied to any school or large corporation. Trainers who have passed this rigorous certification exam have demonstrated a mastery of humane and science based training methods. When you choose a CPDT-KA trainer, you can be assured that this person has received at least 300 hours of training experience and is also required to stay current with the latest in training research and trends through mandatory continuing education units. Todd is one of over 2000 certified trainers worldwide that maintains this mark of distinction. He is also a graduate of Animal Behavior College(ABC). ABC is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. The education consists of a ten-stage research based learning program covering animal behavior and training principals that concludes with an internship under an experienced, trained mentor. Outside of helping clients, Todd is a dedicated volunteer logging hundreds of hours socializing and training dogs at the Pet Alliance of Orlando, Houndhaven of Minneola, FL and Orange County Animal Services. He was also recently honored with the 2015 Orange County Citizen of the Year Award for his countless hours of volunteer work in his own community.