Life of Spot - Professional Dog Training
About this pro
3 years in business
3 hires on Thumbtack
He came to the house to work with our dog, Toby, and I. Toby is shy and wary of strangers, but Kyle was patient and won him over. Kyle gave me several pointers that have helped to address the issues that I had.Jan 20, 2016Verified
I've seen Kyle's work with dogs firsthand, and I feel 100% confident in recommending his services.Nov 11, 2015
Kyle personally trained our 1 year old lab "Daisy" to behave in the comfort of our own home. We never thought this was possible by the way she acted before training. She was disobedient, hyper, and just a pain to walk on a leash. We couldn't believe the progress we saw in the 8 week session. Kyle was so patient with Daisy, and made sure to educate us throughout the process. He was such a pleasure himself. Thanks so much to Life of Spot and Kyle himself for all of the time spent with our family. Daisy is continuing to mind, and now walks on a leash like a champ. We highly recommend him to anyone needing pet training. Totally worth the investment! Thanks Kyle.Oct 28, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing is based on how many private training sessions you would like. Pricing is discounted for larger quantities of sessions.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first step is to perform an in-home consultation to see the pup in his/her natural and comfortable environment. During this consultation, I'm able to get a preliminary feel for the dog, its behavior and personality, and discuss short and long term goals with the owner. After the owners and I have set goals and expectations for training, I outline a specific plan of action that is individually tailored to each client and pup. All training is private and done in the comfort or your own home. Training sessions are coordinated around your schedule, and we will work together until you are satisfied with your dog's performance! In addition to training your pup, I can also teach you techniques and tricks that will make managing your pup easier on an ongoing basis.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have done considerable work training dogs for disabled individuals. For these clients, sharp obedience is a must. Additionally, I have done extensive work with shaped behaviors for these same clients. Examples of shaped behaviors include turning on lights; retrieving all types of items from phones to toys to keys to magazines/newspapers to Kleenex boxes; opening a refrigerator and retrieving specific items; and wheelchair, cane and crutches training.