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10 years in business
8 hires on Thumbtack
Searching for a dog trainer is not easy, let alone if you have specific demands. This was my situation. Joyce was not quite capable of accommodating what I was requesting, but she has continued to reach out to me to try to source a solution for my specific situation. That alone, someone who didn't get my business, by no fault of her own, has repeatedly checked in seeing if she could still help some how some way speaks VOLUMES on her character. If my situation was a typical one, I can assure you I would have hired her.Sep 27, 2017VerifiedJoyce T.'s reply
Hey thanks, Malea! What a sweet review. I will follow up with you when I take my services back to Arizona.
Bought a purebred Dalmatian puppy. Never had one before, but I had heard that they can be very aggressive if they are not trained. But they can really be trained to be the signature, "The Firehouse Dog." She was raised very well:) All I can really say now is--- She is one heck of a dog! Thanks Joyce/Big Dogs!Jul 14, 2017VerifiedJoyce T.'s reply
Thank you for sharing our experience training Bella! Keep it up! Feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns :)
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Yes, I do. I am a pre-veterinary student and am always looking for the latest, most cutting-edge research and approaches to animal health and handling
- What types of customers have you worked with?obedience/training. Pet/House sitting, . I enjoy taking dogs for walks and provide runs/hikes for clients with larger-sized dogs that need the exercise I also provide overnight care, medication administration, behavior/obedience training, as well as any other special care your pet may need. I am not limited to dogs. All creatures are welcome :)
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?Contact authorities IMMEDIATELY if you suspect mistreatment, neglect, or animal abuse. There is a $5,000 for reporting dog fighting--you can find that tip-line with a simple google search. It is a good idea to get your dog/cat spayed/neutered if you don't intend on breeding, when a dog or cat is fixed, they are always on better behavior. ALWAYS leash your dog!! Microchip is recommended!! Do not hesitate to contact me if you find, see, or pick up a stray. I will also take emergency calls should come across a stray, an animal in distress, injured, hit by a car, etc. Please call my direct line for these emergencies. I will respond immediately and coordinate with the Animal Control Department in that area and we will do everything we can.