Mel's Best Friend
Mel's Best Friend

Mel's Best Friend

Excellent 4.9(35)
Excellent 4.9(35)
Introduction: Hi! I'm Mel. I have been working with animals since 2012 and have been studying dog behavior and dog training since 2018. I focus on science based, positive reinforcement methods that rely on understanding how your dog thinks and learns. I have found that being empathetic and focusing on building a relationship with our dogs is the best way to train, because a happy and emotionally secure dog is willing to participate and learn!
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Current Top Pro

Hired 118 times

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1 employee

2 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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2021

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Specialties
Dog training type

Reviews

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

Excellent 4.9

35 reviews

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Naazgol k.
Jan 12, 2022
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Mel does a great job listening to any concerns and adapts the training the address challenges you may be facing with your pup. Mel always responds to texts and gives advice when needed. My pup loved Mel from the moment they met! I would recommend Mel to anyone who is looking to get their dog trained 😃

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • House training • Biting • Chewing • Destructive behavior • Crate training • Digging • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Aldea S.
Nov 22, 2021
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Mel has helped me work through issues with my dog Bella that is not properly trained. I cannot express enough how thankful I am to have found her. Her patience and willingness to enter into a true partnership with you is phenomenal. She is punctual. She is invested in your success which is something you really do not often find in the dog training community. Thank you Mel!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Elliot B.
Oct 27, 2021
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Our dog reacted so well! Right away. I was shocked. I can’t wait to continue training and see how well she responds. Thanks Mel!

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

Dog Training
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Donell M.
Jul 3, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Mel is great to work with. She’s flexible on scheduling and she’s really great at giving us tools to work with our puppy. She’s fun to work with and really understands dogs. I would recommend Mel to anyone who needs help with their pup.

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

Dog Training
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Pam S.
Jul 23, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Mel is a great trainer. Easy to work with, always on time and most importantly a loving trainer. She keeps us and our dog on track with skills that make our puppy a good responsive pet and companion. Highly recommend!

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

Dog Training
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Melissa Hunt

FAQs

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

    Dog training consultations: $60 Private Dog Training: $125/ session If you purchase a pack of 7 sessions you save $135 and if you purchase a pack of 14 sessions you save $350.

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

    The first thing I do with any new customer is set up an initial 30 minute consultation. The consultation gives us a moment to talk about your training goals, set up a training plan, and for you to ask general questions!

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

    I was certified through a larger pet store back in 2018, trained for two years, and then when I moved on I began to further my education through Animal Behavior College.

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