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Had my first training session with him and he was amazing with my dog and taught me so much valuable information! Can’t wait to keep training with himJan 17, 2020Verified
Brian has been training our puppy Bella (and her human family) for the past six weeks. I honestly did not expect much from our 4 month old puppy. From the first moment Brian met Bella, his knowledge of what works for dogs -- even puppies of her age -- had an immediate effect. Bella is a better dog for her early training with Brian and we look forward to continuing the great work he started with her. We are glad to have hired him! You won't regret it.Mar 1, 2019Verified
Brian has been a perfect fit for our family and puppy Willow. Not only is Willow a puppy but she was a shelter dog who is deaf and in her 4th home. Brian knew exactly what to do to help us with her training and our training as well and is quite experienced with deaf dogs. Our Willow has responded wonderfully and adores Brian. Brian is patient and very knowledgeable. I am so very pleased with our results so far and look forward to many more training sessions. Thanks Brian your training skills are unparalleled!Oct 25, 2018Verified
We selected Brian because he has a Bachelors degree in Canine Behaviors & we didn't want training for our dogs but behavior modification. We are so happy with Brian's knowledge and ability to work with our dogs. He leads by example and will allow us to watch him work with our dogs before he has us work with them. His reminders and training tips are valuable. After only 2 sessions, our dogs behavior has already improved tremendously.Sep 7, 2018Verified
Brian has been helping us with our two puppies for a few months now and we have seen a noticable difference in their behavior. He is an excellent trainer and seems to have a solution for every problem we throw at him. Our dogs are both excellent walkers now, never pull or get too far ahead, and do a long list of commands. We will continue to use him and recommend Brian to everyone we know.Oct 28, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$85 for a lesson, lessons last at least an hour and up to an hour and a half. Discounted rate of $425 for 6 private lessons if paid for in advance (6 lessons for the price of 5). ------------- Boarding $50 per dog per day I board dogs for one client at a time in my home where they live with me as if the were my pets. They have access to AC and a nice sized yard and have my well mannered young lab to play with. Please bring your own food and payment is due at drop off. Over night special $50 per dog If you want to have a night out of town i offer a one night boarding special if you drop off your dog after 5pm and pick up before 11am the next morning ------------- Board & Train Program $1000 10 days obedience and house rules package with the commands taught customized to your needs. Includes 2 private lessons, one before to assess the dog and discuss training goals, and one after to teach you how to use new commands and impliment corrections. The dogs are boarded at my home and live with me as if they were my pets. They receive multiple daily training sessions as well as real time corrections on behavior while we are hanging out. I only take on one boarding and training client at a time, so call for availability. *in cases where a dog has aggression I will not be able to board the dog because of the danger to my dog.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I'll set up an the initial training and consultation in their home where we identify problems and goals. In the consultation I work with the dog and owner and set time tables as best I can for how I think the training will progress and exercises that will need to be accomplished, which we begin immediately in that lesson. If the client would like we will then set up our future lesson dates at the end of the lesson. Most of the time after 6 lessons results are evident and the owner has enough skill to continue to strengthen what we worked on with out my help, or with just a bit of advice over the phone or through text.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?B.S. from Bergin University of Canine Studies. I' ve worked with 11 different trainers teaching me their methods. 150+ hours voulenteer training at Sonoma Humane society and Rohnert Park City pound I've personally helped more than 50 people learn how to use, or help them train their service dog As Puppy-Raiser-Manager I helped our many voulenteer puppy-raisers to train socialize and raise about 80 service dogs in training from puppy hood through the teenage phase till age of 18 months when the dogs were ready to begin final training. Experienced and accomplished trouble-shooting behavioral problems for pet dog owners.