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28 years in business
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Michael is an excellent trainer!! He takes the time to talk to you, explain everything in detail, and really cares for your animal and you!! I would highly recommended them for all your training dog needs!!May 2, 2017VerifiedPrescott K9 Academy's reply
Thanks for the kind words, Beth.
Very competent trainer(s), Michael and Deb Charlap. Our dog stayed with them for 3 weeks and came back very much well trained.Jan 3, 2015VerifiedPrescott K9 Academy's reply
Thank you, Joe! Riley is a great dog and you and Trish were a pleasure to train with!
my dog Maggie a 21/2 yr old german shepherd that had become aggressive to other dogs when walking on a leash was leaving me really frustrated she was very strong and hard to control although she loved people I was recommended to deb and Michael through a friend and working with him who was training me to relate to the dog in all we are much better and I am not afraid to take her out on a walk now Michael was very patient and I would recommend deb and Michael very highlyJul 24, 2014Prescott K9 Academy's reply
Thank you, Stevie! We loved training with you and Maggie.
We were house training our puppy and we had to leave the area for two weeks, he was very close to finishing so we left him with an ( expert ). When we got back it was worst than when we got him. We tried to go back to our original plan but it would't work. After getting very frustrated we called you. You gave us some recommendations, we change one of the items to fit our home and it worked the first time. We now have a very loving brown Schnauzer named Winston. Thank you so much for your help. Thanks, Bob & MarleneMay 3, 2017Verified
I am so grateful to be working with Debra. She is great. She is very patient and working with and Molly. I appreciate the hands on training and watching me do the training and tell me what I am doing right or wrong. Wonderful trainingJul 12, 2015VerifiedPrescott K9 Academy's reply
Thank you, Cheryl! Your hard work with Molly is really paying off. It's a joy to watch your success together in increasingly challenging environments!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Private Lessons: Private Lessons start at $100 each. Semi-Private Lessons are $60 each. Board & Train: We offer 2, 3 and 4 week Board & Train Programs. Prices range from $1750 to $3500. Exact cost is know after meeting for an Evaluation/Training Session. Pricing includes handling lessons for you. We're very good and patient people coaches too!
- 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 exercises. We write up the evaluation and training plan and send it via email. This serves as an initial guide to training in private lessons and as our promise to produce specific results in a Board & Train.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Michael founded Prescott K9 Academy in 1991 with a psychology degree concentrating on 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.