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Hired 64 times
5 years in business
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Theresa was a pleasure to work with. Within an hour I was already educated on how to have a better experience walking my dog. And today has proven that it was immensely helpful. We walked almost two miles without my dog stopping every 30 seconds to bury her head in the ground. Thanks so much Theresa and Brad.Sep 22, 2018VerifiedSanta Monica Paws's reply
You are welcome Jaime! We really enjoyed helping you. Hope to see you around in Santa Monica again soon.
Highly recommend! Theresa and Brad are basically Cesar Milan. In 15 minutes, they solved a problem we had been dealing with for over a year! Our 3-year-old, 50 lb greyhound/beagle/boxer mix was terrified of skateboards and would lunge and bark uncontrollably when she saw one. Within 15 minutes of getting to the Venice Beach Skatepark with Theresa and Brad, our pup was surrounded by skateboards and not making a peep! We can't thank them enoughJul 24, 2018Verified
Theresa was fantastic! By the end of our consultation, she had armed us with leadership exercises, taught us how to get our newly adopted shelter pup to enjoy his crate, and respect our boundaries while we eat. She recommended videos and other tools to help us be the best dog owners we can be. If this is what we got from a simple consultation, we will definitely hire her for full-on training!Aug 5, 2018VerifiedSanta Monica Paws's reply
Hello Michelle! Thank you for such a honest review! I'm glad I could help you. I'm looking forward to doing more training with you soon.
Theresa and Brad are absolutely the best! In just a few sessions My dog Missy (a 9 year old pit very set in her ways) was a a completely different well trained dog! Because the training went so well, I enrolled her in Santa Monica Paws Doggy Daycare and it's amazing!! Thank you Santa Monica Paws for being amazing, trustworthy and just all around THE BEST!!Jun 25, 2018VerifiedSanta Monica Paws's reply
Thank you Jessica for your wonderful review. We are so happy we met you and Missy and are always here for you to help whenever you need us.
i would recommend this service to prospective newnclientsApr 24, 2018VerifiedSanta Monica Paws's reply
Thank you for your honesty!
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer competitive pricing as a result of my education, expertise, and earned credentials
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We conduct a First time Training Evaluation and then proceed with training. To book a training session, you can book one on our website or call me personally. See Contact information above.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?2015 Alumni Graduate of Animal Behavior College and Syracuse University. Certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Trainer. Pet First Aid & CPR Certified by Animal Behavior College. Currently a Certified Dog/Animal Trainer, yet practiced as a Certified Recreation Therapist for 20 years where I have an extensive psychology background and a thorough education and real life experience conducting clinical trials and Cognitive Behavior Therapy Treatments on humans and Dogs.