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Our Lucy is quite sweet but also a very rambunctious Australian Cattle dog. This combined with her stubbornness and physical strength, she was out of control. Thankfully I found Alex. He is great! Right from the start he had Lucy following his commands. Lucy now sits / stays and comes when I call her. We are working on walking without pulling on the leash. It’s wonderful to see the changes with her. He loves dogs and they love him. I highly recommend Alex. I can’t say it enough, he is great!Mar 4, 2017Verified
So very thankful for Alex and his knowledge about what was best for my dog Lucy. He gave me really workable, sound advice. Lucy is totally responding to his directions. I feel he gave us both tactics to go forward with. Given Lucy, is a high attention dog I am sure we will need him to come back!Sep 3, 2018Verified
We have met with Alex once, and have scheduled another session this week. He has such a calm and reassuring demeanor, and our dog responded very well to him! We've been implementing his advice in our training routine and have seen results already! Our energetic 1 year old puppy is jumping less, barking less, and listens to us more.Aug 29, 2018Verified
I was very specific with the issue I wanted addressed with our German Shepard and Alex did not fail to deliver! He gave us solid answers and suggestions and truly knows his way with dogs. I wound not hesitate to use him in the future and highly recommend him as a trainer.Jun 1, 2017Verified
I unfortunately had to reschedule and we were honest with him the whole time about our dogs. I told him we took another one one a small on compared to our 45 pound puppy. I was dog sitting on the night he scheduled to come over at 5 which actually was at 1 originally, I had it in my planner. So I went with what he said 5. Then I was telling him about my friend 62 pound 12 years old lab that she just lays around and that she may be here. He told me to go back and get trained at the store and then call him when I don’t have so many distractions!! A home with two teenagers and two dogs when will that happen?? Oops I lost his number... don’t bother he seems like he doesn’t care and even scolds you in texts messages. Thanks that’s what I have family for!Aug 20, 2018Verifiedthe Dog Sensei's reply
I am sorry that you felt as though I do not care or that I was rude. I did my best to try to work with you and I feel that the text messages from me might have been taken out of context. I wish you the best and hope your pup gets the training he needs.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My sessions are 200$ for 3 or 85$ per session and I come to you as far as 20 miles from South Tacoma or 59¢ per mile over 20 miles. Business hours 11- 7 or by special appointment. Dog sitting is 40$ a dog overnight. I only provide overnight stays Friday through Sunday and do not do weeks at a time. Any consultation, meet and greets and or visits has a charge of 25$.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Certified Professional dog trainer who uses the proven method of positive reinforcement training. I listen to your needs and try to work with you as closely as possible. I have 3 sessions that cover all the basics that you will need to get your pup on his/her way to being a well behaved and productive part of your pack. I do not specialize in fearful or aggressive dogs.I like to first get to know the client and get a sense of what it is that their dog really needs. 3 basic obedience sessions that will cover proper behavior and human to dog relationship building. Then we will get into the common cues such as sit, stay and focus and recall to name just a few. Lastly we will work on proper walking techniques and behavior.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a certified a Dog Trainer with a certification from the Animal Behavioral College. I also own two of my own dogs and have spent years helping friends and families. I volunteer at the Humane Society.