4 Paws, LLC

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  • Julie L.

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    Karen did an amazing job figuring out our fearful "hoarder" rescue dog. Lefty is now traveling by car and going to the dog park - an entirely new experience for him - and he is stretching his horizons day by day. We are so excited to see that he might just be able to do normal dog things!!!

      Sep 20, 2016Verified
    • Rhonda M.

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      Karen was awesome. Did a great job with our dog and giving us tips on training.

      Jul 5, 2016Verified

    About this pro

    I excel at obedience training and can teach a dog to walk on a loose leash, by the owner's side, in less than 5 min. My obedience methods are extremely effective. I also work with dogs who have aggression and socialization issues. I take on cases that a lot of trainers are unsuccessful with because they don't have the type of training and experience that I have and they aren't willing to use the training tools necessary to rehabilitate dogs with severe behavior issues. Most of these dogs can be rehabilitated with the correct training tools and methods and owners who are willing to put in the time and effort to help their dog achieve balance. I have the knowledge which is backed by over 12 years of experience and I have completed nine hours of behavior modification college courses which is six hours more behavior education than veterinarians receive during their training. I enjoy helping people improve the behavior of their dogs. Many times I am the dog's last chance at life. Many times I am the one to create peace in the household. And when I see the dog start to become balanced and truly happy and I see the owners genuine appreciation for what I have taught them it makes it all worth while. It keeps me motivated to work hard every day to educate dog owners and to change the lives of problematic dogs. I just want to help people and their companion animals!!!

    Years in business

    6

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    25

    Number of employees

    1

    Location

    Stanwood, MI 49346

    Photos and Videos

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      Q & A

      • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
        It varies depending on distance and number of dogs being trained
      • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
        Educating the client on dog behavior and evaluation of the dog. Training begins afterwards. Client packets are given for further information on canine psychology and as a reminder for the training techniques used during the lessons.
      • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
        I am a professional member of IACP, which Cesar Millan also belongs to, and 8 months of training under Vladae Roytapel. Vladae's credentials can be seen on his website socaldogtraing.com. I have also completed 9 hours of behavior modification college courses and passed with a grade of 97%. I also train dogs for Invisible Fence and I'm certified in the Perfect Start system which was created by a panel of certified behaviorists and veterinarians.
      Coverage Area for 4 Paws, LLC is about 70+ miles of Stanwood, MI.