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Prescott K9 Academy
Prescott K9 Academy

Prescott K9 Academy

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Introduction: We ask more of you, ourselves and your dog. Often, this means patiently coaching you and your dogs through skill-building challenges. In addition to meeting with you in-person, we have developed a support strategy that produces a dynamic stress-free training experience. We deliver detailed session notes to your inbox after the lesson and we're available for support via text, email and phone 5 days a week. You no longer have to guess if you're doing it correctly. We have a different approach to training. We believe that a dog's emotional life is what drives his behavior, not "behavioral conditioning". This leads to a very satisfying training experience for both of you and positive changes that last. We can't wait to meet the next student and his people! We love the surprises, the challenges and being a part of the resolution of conflict and stress. But most of all, witnessing the development of an individual dog and the relationship with the owner, give us the most satisfaction. Sometimes it's enabling significant benefits from small, easily-made changes.
Overview

Hired 53 times

3 employees

30 years in business

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Beth F.

Dog Training

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!!
Prescott K9 Academy's reply
Thanks for the kind words, Beth.
May 2, 2017
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Joe Z.

Dog Training

Very competent trainer(s), Michael and Deb Charlap. Our dog stayed with them for 3 weeks and came back very much well trained.
Prescott K9 Academy's reply
Thank you, Joe! Riley is a great dog and you and Trish were a pleasure to train with!
Jan 3, 2015
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Bob h.

Dog Training

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 & Marlene
May 3, 2017
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Cheryl B.

Dog Training

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 training
Prescott 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!
Jul 12, 2015
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Lori M.

Dog Training

Deborah is very knowledgeable and awesome to work with. Titus started responding better immediately and I'm learning too! Would definitely recommend her! She was always on time and more than willing to answer my questions and help me, help my dog.
Prescott K9 Academy's reply
Lori, thank you again. It was a pleasure to train with you and Titus!
Jun 26, 2014
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Private Lessons: Private Lessons start at $110 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. The exact cost is known 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.

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