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I wish I went to Duane first. He’s terrific. And he stresses that what starts with his training needs to be a consistent daily activity with your dog, for everything to be effective. I’ve already recommended Duane to friends.Jul 1, 2019Verified
So far, so good. My dog is still there, so I’ll come back to review after her board & train is over.Sep 9, 2019Verified
Wow! I've had dogs my entire life. Our new Puppy was so hyperactive to the point I did not know what to do ! Now she is the sweetest puppy and will stay in her crate when I'm gone and not bite anymore :) With Duane's help we are able to train her now. It is wonderful !Jun 5, 2017Verified
After the sudden loss of our 14 year old Shiba Inu my husband talked me into getting a puppy. I am not wired for puppies and travel for work and work from home when I am in town. Enter TANK. While adorable and sweet he tested me daily. Biting, jumping, pulling on walks, grabbing my shoes while they were on my feet, taking papers off my desk and running wild before eating them. We tried kennel training during the day but he would howl whenever he heard my voice making phone work out of the question. We also have a 15 year old healthy but arthritic pug that was also not ready for Tank. I wasn’t equipped for him and our home was starting to feel too small. After just one session with Duane, Tank became engaged and showed signs of focus. After 2 sessions I became engaged along with him. We had hired another trainer that was treat based which may work well for dogs who are not a Shiba Inu. When we left town for the holidays we didn’t want to have our regular dog sitters come stay with our boys as Tank would just be too out of control and restless so we thought we would try Duane’s overnight “boot camp”. Tank went for 2 weeks and the positive transformation is amazing. He has always been a good boy but now he is an absolute joy. He's playful and joyful but engaged and aware of his "boundaries". Friends of ours 10 year old daughter (Tank’s “Godmother”) even said he is more fun to play with and is a “better” Tank. I cannot explain my sense of relief. I knew I wasn't wired for a puppy but I now am so in love with this little guy and my heart is absolutely full!! Thank you thank you thank you, Duane, for everything you did for us! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!Jan 1, 2017Verified
Duane was outstanding. He really knows his trade. I needed help with a very anxious and aggressive German Shepherd. With in one session he had My dog corrected and he was the sweetest dog ever met. By session 2 and three he dog was playing in the dog park with other dogs and socializing. By session 4 I was able to take them to the restaurant where dog owners were allowed to bring their pets ...and I was so proud of as he was best behaved dog there. I was in fact even complimented on how well behaved my dog was. This would not of been possible without a great trainer. I was a little reluctant initially because his rate seemed a bit higher than his counterparts. But then again you get what you pay for. When you break it down on the hourly perspective he's not that much more expensive. I got a "Bentley" as opposed to a "Toyota Tercel"...thanks Duane you're awesome and not a hyped up television dog trainer...Its the real deal.Feb 7, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Board & Train Courses... Adults Dogs Over 6 months: 1 week: $1,600, 2 weeks: $2,700, 3 weeks: $3,800, 4 weeks: $4,900 Rescued Dogs Over 6 months & Rate For Seniors 65+, Students & Military: 1 week: $1,500, 2 weeks: $2,500, 3 weeks: $3,500, 4 weeks: $4,500 Puppies Under 6 months: 1 week: $1,400, 2 weeks: $2,300, 3 weeks: $3,200, 4 weeks: $4,100 Day Training Boot Camp (Currently unavailable during COVID-19 Pandemic) Adults Dogs Over 6 months: 1 week: $1,500, 2 weeks: $2,500, 3 weeks: $3,500, 4 weeks: $4,500 Puppies Under 6 months: 1 week: $1.400, 2 weeks: $2,300, 3 weeks: $3,200, 4 weeks: $4,100 Private Lesson Prices are by the hour $300 for the 1st lesson (1.5 to 2 hours) $150 for additional 1 hour lesson(s) 5 lessons in Granada Hills $800 (Save $100) I give 3% discount for paying cash on all programs
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?A phone call gets things rolling.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?40 years of intensive study and hands-on training with the best trainers around the world.