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I cannot say enough good things about our first meeting with Casey from Upward Hound. She is so knowledgeable as well as wise and supportive of new pet owners. She listened to our questions and has great ideas and advice. Best part is her obvious commitment and love of dogs!! I Highly recommend this service.Mar 4, 2017Verified
So far amazing! Casey has done a really fantastic job of answering our questions, explaining the process, and making us feel comfortable. It's slow progress, but I feel confident that we'll get there in the end. I am SO happy that we found her!Aug 13, 2016Verified
Awesome trainer. Very patient, always available to provide advice and discuss training tactics. Intelligent, pleasant to work with and achieves results.Aug 12, 2016Verified
Casey provided excellent training for our dog related to barking.Jul 28, 2016Verified
so far so good...she is a very caring and knowledgeable dog trainerJun 25, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Visit our website to learn more about our prices!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Casey McGee, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) is nationally accredited. Also a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, Casey studied with Malena DeMartini and is a graduate of her intensive training program—the only one of its kind to certify dog trainers to work with separation anxiety and isolation distress. Malena is the author of Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs and a widely-recognized authority in effective treatment protocols for the anxiety disorder that are based in scientific principles of behavior modification. Casey is also an honors graduate of Jean Donaldson's prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, where she earned her Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC). At the Academy, Casey developed a special interest in fear and aggression, and becoming proficient in the training methods with the best track record for improving fearful and aggressive dogs' quality of life.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Dog training is an unregulated industry. As a result, dog trainers have a varying degree of understanding of applied behavior analysis, or evidence-based training methods. Today it is still legal to choke, pinch, hit, shock, and swing a dog around by his collar until he passes out without getting permission from or even notifying the dog's owner. Look for transparency in training techniques. Ask you trainer for specific answers to these questions: * What will happen to my dog when he gets it right? * What will happen to my dog when he gets it wrong? * Is there any less coercive option?