|Sunday||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Monday||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
Prescott K9 Academy
About this pro
27 years in business
50 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis L.Nov 29, 2017VerifiedDeborah and Michael C.'s reply
Thanks for stars Dennis. Can't wait to see you with the new pup!
Michael returned my request immediately. I decided to call Michael and he took my call on a Sunday and we talked about my new family member for awhile then Michael gave some rules on housebreaking which he really didn't need to do. Once again thank you for your kindness. I will be back in touch with you soon.Jul 31, 2017VerifiedDeborah and Michael C.'s reply
Thanks Jerry, we'll be here when you need us.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Board & Train: We don't simply accept a dog into a 2,3 or 4 week Board & Train Program. Instead, we get to understand the dog and listen carefully to the client in an Evaluation Session. From this Evaluation approximate timeframe, goals and price are known. Then, your dog is with us till the results are satisfying to everyone: our client, the dog and us. Pricing ranges from $1500 to $3500. Private Lessons: We provide the highest value in two prices ranges. First, full Private Lessons ($100 each) including a level of support that's uncommon in the profession. We email notes to our client from each session. And we're available 5 days a week for text, email and phone support so that our clients can remain productive, motivated and stress-free between Private Lessons. This is key to our high success rate for coaching clients and their dogs to reliable off-leash control and the resolution of problem behavior. Secondly, we offer Semi-Private Lessons ($50 each), when possible. These Lessons include 5 day a week support.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We start with an extra -long session; often up to an hour and a half. We use this time to listen carefully to the client, evaluate the dog's temperament and learning style and begin a few exercies. We write up the evaluation and training plan and send it via email. This serves as a guide to training for the client and as our promise to produce the results we outline.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Michael founded Prescott K9 Academy in 1991 with a psychology degree in Animal Learning and Motivation, and a Master Trainer Certificate from a live-in, state approved vocational school for professional dog trainers. Deborah began her apprenticeship with Michael in 1997 and worked exclusively as a support trainer for more than a decade before achieving the level of experience and skill required to accurately evaluate dogs and design training programs herself. We enjoy reading the latest research on canine behavior and spending time with other accomplished trainers.