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Introduction: My dog services are luxe. You and your dog are worth it. My aim is to bring out the best in your dog so that your dog can bring out the best in you. Yes at $200 a session, my services are expensive. My work is worth it. Most dogs that come for training need a lot more than just training to act their best. I have had special training to meet those needs and include services to meet those needs in most sessions. What you get for your money with me is an outstanding value. For most pups and dogs, basic training usually takes about 6 months. Like us each dog has things they excel at and things that are hard for them. My dog service sessions, my basic billing unit, usually includes: 1-day training, I come to your dog, we go out or stay in, work on your training plan, and work on issues that come up; this work is usually done in the context of an fun adventurous walk that includes restrained car rides to and from interesting locations like Davenport Landing, Henry Cowel, neighborhoods, shopping centers, Nisene Marks, Rio Del Mar and Sea Cliff, Manresa and Manresa Uplands, naming just a few favorite locations and include on leash sniffing, obedience training including loose leash walking, socialization to normalize new experiences, and body awareness exercises; my preferred equipment for sessions is a Balance Harness and or a Halti before transitioning to flat collar work; 2-socialization, normalizing experiences; 3-after walk enrichment, giving your dog appropriate things to get into and do, usually while unsupervised; 4-setting up enrichment for my days off making it easier to manage your dog; 5 & 6-setting up proactive behavioral wellness and management practices setting your dog up to succeed; 7-helping you habituate setting your dog up to succeed; 8 & 9-physical and mental exercise so your dog needs a nap to process the experiences; 10-coming to deeply know your dog; 11-noticing how your dog seems to be doing; 12-hands on checking for anything that seems concerning; 13 & 14-telling you if something concerns me and making solution recommendations; 15-toweling off your dog if she or he got messy; and, 16-texting or emailing you pithy, detailed session reports. I am also happy to use sessions to: 17-facilitate veterinary exams; 18-taxi dog appointments; and, 19-do dog errands. 20-I am almost always available by text, included. 21-As you and your dog progress thru my program, emotional and intellectual things tend to come up. I am usually available to help you process these things much like a life coach. I look forward to helping you!
3 years in business
(Pacific Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Buying sessions (my price structure) generally saves you money vs buying hours. $50 no show / minimum charge. Invoices due on receipt. Monthly advance payment appreciated.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Questionnaire establishing starting point, goals. Interview elaborating on questionnaire, setting goals, and making a training plan. Answer questions. Day training, coming to your dog, then taking them out into the world for a positive, educational adventure working the training plan and taking advantage of things that come up. Chances are, they will be tired after their sessions. It is important to let your pup or dog sleep after sessions to process session experience into learning! Focus is mostly jointly on socialization and training. Prepare enrichment activities such as frozen Kongs and rotating toys in and out of circulation. Daily text reports. What we did. Why it is important. What you need to know or might want to do. Including client in session weekly or as often as possible to transfer skills. Total visit usually 2-2.5 hours.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Former CPDT-KA 14 years of being mentored in evidence based dog training. Co-teaching classes and evaluating Delta Society Therapy Dogs. Pet Partner. Animal Assisted Crisis Response Handler. Countless theoretical, and hands on seminars and workshops. Several months teaching body language and loose leash walking workshops at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Several years as a Petsmart Certified Pet Trainer. 2 years with UnChained teaching kids in trouble to find hope And compassion training shelter dogs. 14 years applying theory to real dogs. Karen Pryor’s 2019 Clicker Expo I’ve had three very difficult dogs, one phobic and two dog reactive. Two BAs at UCSC focusing on interdisciplinary thinking.