Everything Animals
Everything Animals

Everything Animals

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$250
starting cost


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Responds in about 1 hour

Introduction: I have been dog training 10 years now, am a proud pup parent, and it is something that I am very passionate about. I used to work at a vet clinic and treat each pet as if it’s my own. I don’t mind going the extra mile because it’s the right thing to do. Most people need one lesson
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Current Top Pro

Hired 194 times

Serves Alameda, CA

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1 employee

9 years in business

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Reviews

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

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Betty S.
2 weeks ago
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We hired Josie after a biting incident with our 5 yo cavapoo. Josie came over for one visit and helped us with making some corrections at home and when out walking. She also recommended that we use a new collar she provided in order to help reform our pooch. Josie was amazing in explaining everything and whenever I had questions. It’s been almost two weeks since our visit with Josie….Our walks with Jake are SO much more enjoyable. The collar has made a huge difference!! We’ve had way less incidents with the new collar Josie provided. As for the in home behaviors, we are always working on those daily. Josie has been very helpful in answering questions when I text her as issues come up. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing some one on one dog training!! Well worth it!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Biting • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Ernesto E.
4 weeks ago
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Excellent trainer. Provided a vast amount of Information specific to dogs traits. Answered all of my questions and concerns.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • House training • Biting • Crate training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Maggaly J.
1 month ago
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We loved Josie so much!! We were struggling with walking our 6 month old puppy around the neighborhood. He would constantly bark at people, at dogs, anything that passed by us. She helped us with his focus and teaching him who’s in charge at home as well. After our training his been able to control his barking on the streets, doesn’t bark at people, doesn’t pull on the leash! His doing amazing!! Thank you Josie! 💙

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • Barking • House training • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Helen K.
1 month ago
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Josie is ridiculously good!! Our newly adopted rescue dog had multiple problems including pulling on a leash, barking at other dogs, nipping when corrected, peeing on a couch etc. It took Josie only one (what I would call) “power game” to have my dog submit and pay attention to her cues. It was not even aggressive or traumatic!!! My husband was able to walk him my dog in peace within 20 min. of Josie’s arrival 😃. Josie also provided a lot of useful tips on how to crate train when my dog has super negative association with a crate + answers on bunch of questions we had. When Josie says one visit usually does the job…she really means it!!! We will continuously work with Thunder to master it but Josie set the ground for us so it will be a very easy work from now and on. She is really good 👍 and I recommend her for anyone looking for a good dog trainer!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Crate training • My home, venue, etc.

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Harold A.
May 28, 2022
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We needed some direction and help with our 16 month Labradoodle, Luna. After a telephone conversation with Josie, we scheduled a one hour session which included a training collar. Josie arrived on time, as scheduled, and was amazing! We were extremely impressed. She commanded respect and obedience from our dog. Within a few minutes Josie was able to assess Luna and Luna was very taken with her and very attached to her and wanted to obey her. Josie has a no-nonsense straight forward approach that resonated with us and was easy to understand. We finally feel like we have discovered the approach and method that will work with us, long term, to train and protect our dog from bad behaviors. After implementing a few practice sessions with Luna, on walks, in the house, in our back yard, and today at the dog park we are already making great strides and are seeing great results. We are so glad we chose Josie of Everything Animals. We have made a great investment in our dogs growth, happiness and safety, and have found the approach to make our dog more enjoyable for us. We have also discovered the quick and easy solution for the aggression that Luna had displayed a few times that we didn’t know how to deal with. Thank you, Josie!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Josephine Ragland

FAQs

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

    I only ever charge for the lesson and a one time charge($25) for the collar.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    My process working with a new customer is to learn about them and their animals. A phone call tends to work best to see what will meet their specific needs.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I used to work at a vet clinic and am familiar with all types of animal temperaments and giving medication. I have never been bitten and I have been training for 9 years.

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