Dog Gone Good Training, LLC

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, punctuality, and value.
  • Kate P.

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    We enjoyed the opportunity to introduce our puppy to other dogs, and appreciated the knowledge of the trainers.

    Jan 26, 2018
  • Jared J.

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    Anne is not only a great trainer, but she is also a great person to be around. Whether you have a problem dog or a brand new puppy, this would be the trainer to go to.

      Oct 11, 2016Verified

    About this pro

    My clients are continually impressed by how much work we can get done in just an hour. I know you're busy so I will use the most efficient and positive techniques that will ensure you're loving life with your dog! Dogs are really impressive creatures and humans are lucky to have them around. :) I love seeing the joy on owners' faces when their dog starts to understand what is being asked. There is no greater joy than a shy dog who is finally comfortable enough to play or a barky dog who finally can sit quietly while another dog passes by. Owners have repeatedly told me what a difference the training makes in their and their dog's lives. My clients can walk their dogs on leash without getting pulled around. My clients are no longer embarrassed to have people over because their dogs aren't jumping on guests.

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    65

    Number of employees

    2

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    Completed
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      Q & A

      • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
        The new client will fill out an intake form which will give me the base information needed to start assessing the dog. Then, during the first few minutes of our session, I will ask follow-up and clarifying questions to ensure I fully understand the problem. After that, the owners and I will set up a training plan based on the problems at hand. I will start working with the dogs to improve their behavior during the first session. Depending on the problem, follow-up lessons may be necessary.
      • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
        I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer which means I have sat for and passed an extensive certification exam. In order to sit for the exam, I had to have over 300 hours of teaching under my belt and three different written references - one from a vet, one from a clients, and one from a colleague. I am also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers which is an educational association that keeps me up-to-date on the newest science and studies pertaining to dog behavior, trainer, and ethics.
      • How did you get started doing this type of work?
        We first adopted a puppy and everything was easy and fun. When he was about 9 months old, we decided he needed a friend. We found a two year old malamute at the Humane Society. She had been tied up in her owner's back yard for the entire two years. She was extremely shy and fearful of everything under the sun. (It's amazing what a lack of socialization will do to a dog!) In order to help her, I began reading up on helping shy dogs and I just couldn't get enough. The training bug had bitten me! I knew that I wanted to help others with their dogs so I did an apprenticeship at a local, renowned dog training company. I worked there for over 6 years after my apprenticeship. I recently decided that I wanted to set my own schedule and have more direct contact with my clients so I opened my own training business.
      Coverage Area for Dog Gone Good Training, LLC is about 10+ miles of Tacoma, WA.