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She was great!! Very reasonably priced and my dog loved her. We hired her for one session to help with potty training my Rottweiler and my dog was fully trained with almost no issues within two days of her training session!Jan 31, 2020Verified
Look no further for a dog trainer, Mel is the best. She is passionate, patient, and excellent with animals. In the short time that we have used her we have seen results and a more disciplined dog. She cares so much about your animal that she is always available for consultation over the phone. She has boarded and trained our dog when my family went on vacation and sent follow up videos and photos of our puppy on our vacation. We look forward to a long term relationship with Mel and our adorable and well trained puppy.Apr 15, 2018Verified
I met with Mel for the first time last week and I'm very happy that I've decided to work with her. I've got an older dog that hasn't had much formal training, so I was worried that maybe there was no hope for her leash anxiety on walks. But Mel understands that both the dog and the person need training help, and I'm excited to learn alongside my dog Bella. We just might get to take a relaxing walk at the beach this summer!Jun 14, 2016VerifiedDogpanion, LLC's reply
Lisa, thank you very much for the review. I am happy I was able to reassure hope and helping Bella feel less anxious and more comfortable when leash walking.
Great trainer helped with a lot of my dogs issue and made training fun .Jun 14, 2016VerifiedDogpanion, LLC's reply
Thanks for the review Shawn. I had a nice time working with you and Flash giving you the tools and techniques needed for you to push forward with puppy training.
Working with Mel has been fantastic. She is a terrific trainer. She's patient and teaches training techniques in an accessible way that's easy for an inexperienced dog owner to understand and implement. Working with her has given me a lot of confidence with my dog. I would recommend her to anyone who's looking for one on one positive dog training.May 17, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Dogpanion offers a range of customized services based on how much time you have to work with your puppy or dog. Home School (Private Lessons where I come to your home), can be purchased individually or as a three or six session discount package. Our new Puppy Day School option combines training with daycare and is a 2-day a week program that starts with a one month commitment. Boarding School, where the dog stays in my home overnight, can be purchased in a 1 to 4 week package. All packages come with homework and free phone consultation.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I offer a free phone consultation for all new customers where we discuss your training goals and Dogpanion’s training philosophy. For clients interested in in Puppy Day School, Boarding School, in addition to a phone consult, I will also do a personal meet and greet at your home.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I believe that every good trainer should have a mix of experience and education, and I keep my knowledge in the field up to date by attending seminars and workshops taught by the industry’s leading dog trainers such as Karen Pryor and Emma Parsons. I am CPDT-KA certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (ccpdt.org), an AKC STAR Puppy and CGC Evaluator (akc.org), and a trained Service Dog Coach through Cooperative Paws (cooperativepaws.com). Also, I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (apdt.com).