Majyk Paws Dog Training
Majyk Paws Dog Training

Majyk Paws Dog Training

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Introduction: My name is Maj Barkai and I’m a Certified Dog Obedience Trainer (Animal Behavior College Dog Obedience Trainer graduate-and honors recipient ABCDT) and behaviorist who uses positive reinforcement and the theory that setting a dog up for success results in a happier more engaged and eager training program. I’m experienced in behavior modification and integrating reactive dogs into a polite social lifestyle. I tailor every training program to the individual dog, family and lifestyle and the goals and challenges the family is experiencing. Any time I address an unwanted behavior, I always offer an appropriate choice that enables the dog to make the right decision themselves, resulting in a calmer, more stable and confident animal. Not to mention it generally quickens and deepens the lesson as it’s a self correcting technique. The most rewarding part of my work is to help the two and four legged members of a family unit to better communicate and to understand the needs and wants of each other. By learning basic obedience a dog can be kept safe by being under control and behaving appropriately. After working with rescue groups and shelters for decades and witnessing so many dogs being “surrendered “ (thrown away) simply because the guardians never took the time to teach the dog manners and appropriate behavior I dedicated myself to doing anything I could to help keep dogs in safe, loving homes. This gives my life meaning and I can’t think of a more heartwarming and fulfilling job.
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8 years in business

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

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Kevin H.
Jun 27, 2022
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Excellent, she explains everything that you need to know to have success with your dog

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Therapy or service dog training • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

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Brody R.
Sep 10, 2020
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Maj is the absolute greatest! She worked with my dog zeke and I for about 2 months (8 sessions) and I really cannot thank her enough for all that she’s done for us! As a first time dog owner, I knew what I was getting into and was well educated on positive reinforcement training...once Zeke became my reality, it seemed like everything I knew was thrown out the window. Puppies are high energy and require so much attention. Working a full-time job, I needed to find a way to balance both work and Zeke. Luckily, I found Maj! I have learned so so much about the correct way to train a puppy. She set me up for success and made our training sessions fun! This has translated to forming a strong bond with my 4-legged son :) I 100% would recommend Maj to anyone that is looking for dog training in 😊 her pricing is fair, she is always on time and communicative, provides homework to further progress and really cares about her clients! MAJ IS THE BEST!

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

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Jane J.
Jun 27, 2021
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Maj goes way over and above expectations to provide a first class , amazing, highest possible level of professional service . Highly knowledgeable yet warm & accessible. Best of the best for a challenging dog !

Details: 10 years or older • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Biting • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Mike W.
Jun 16, 2020
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Maj has a way with dogs. You see this within a few minutes of her interacting with your dog. She assesses, makes a connection, and starts training. All while she is talking with you about what she is doing. We have a 7 month old boxer collie. Maj zeroed in on areas he needs to improve such as being calm when interacting with strangers, coming on command, etc. She leaves you with a training plan which she assesses and builds on during the next visit. Highly recommend Maj!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • House training • Digging • Biting • My home, venue, etc.

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Travis L.
Jun 13, 2020
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Maj is an excellent canine behaviorist and trainer - full stop. She is brilliant, creative and fearless in her thinking and approach. It is a gift to benefit from her knowledge and expertise and she is kind, gentile and warm to humans and canines alike. Not all animal trainers are good with people and she stands above the rest for that as well. We rescued two Huskies in January 2020 and without her work with the dogs and her wise council about how to work with them on our own and understand them, we’re not sure where we’d be, but it would not be good. We wish every dog lover could benefit from Maj’s expertise. A heck of a lot more dogs would not have to be rehomed, etc if that were the case. Maj is the best decision we made for our dogs.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • House training • Leash pulling • Digging • Chewing • Destructive behavior • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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

    I have base rates for various training programs and issues that need addressing but being self employed I have the ability to modify my prices in order to make my services available to as many good hearted, committed dog guardians as possible. For example, elderly or disabled people on limited income who wholeheartedly desire to help their furbaby/furbabies, fire survivors waiting for Insurance claims etc. who have full and loving hearts but not as financially able to spend money that’s not budgeted for. If I can keep a lovely pup in a loving home by offering some of my time on me to solve the issues or struggles, that is worth more than a paycheck and makes my choice of profession is the most rewarding job I can think of.

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

    I generally offer a free phone consult to possible new clients if a text conversation hasn’t given the requesting person the info and confidence that I’m the right person to help teach them and their furbaby to better communicate, address unwanted behaviors while offering alternative choices enabling the dog to self correct which tends to lead to quicker and more solid learning and a more stable feeling dog due to their need to understand rules and expectations. Dogs thrive with structure and consistency and I’m more than happy to meet with the members of the household, discuss challenges, goals and techniques to arrive at the results you’re working towards.

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

    I’m a Certified Dog Obedience Trainer and behaviorist with over two decades of experience volunteering at shelters, rescue groups and fostering dogs who needed more help adjusting to their new environment and overcoming challenges their former life presented them. I also worked my way from entry level job to training and managing the daycare at a highly regarded kennel/ training facility in Santa Rosa due to my dedication, commitment and perfect safety record for all groups I supervised. I feel like working with 100-150 dogs/day has given me a broader overview and experience with a multitude of different dogs, breeds and living situations.

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