The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training
The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training

The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training

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Introduction: I am a holistically minded canine behavioral expert specializing in training therapy dogs and all matters of basic obedience, including aggression, canine communication, separation anxiety, boundaries and rehabilitation. I have reasonable rates, and I get results! I don't just address the symptoms, I get to the root of the problem, which is where true healing begins. I have a gift of understanding dogs that I will share with you. It is my purpose in living to help the fractured relationship that we currently have with our animals.

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Holly K.

Dog Training

We got our Pomsky (a mixed breed of pomeranian and husky) when she was 12 weeks old and after a month, we were overwhelmed with puppy naughtiness . We learned that our little pup is mostly Siberian Husky and 1/8 pomeranian, and after some research, we found out that because huskies are so smart, they are harder to train because they can be willful and stubborn. So we sent our little ball of fire to Karen who is like a dog whisperer, a real natural who understands dogs on a deeper level. The alpha dog mentality. What we got back was a well trained and mostly obedient dog with her"independent" spirit totally in tact. No small feat. Exactly what we wanted. Unlike some dog boot camps which can have large groups of dogs together, Karen's boot camp is more like a "boutique" approach, one-on-one with your dog, who still gets plenty of in and outside socialization with other dogs, an integral part of a dog's life. It sort of is akin to sending your child to summer camp for a couple of weeks and getting back a happy, more mature kid who learned a lot of new skills and had a blast doing it. We couldn't recommend Karen more.
The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hi beautiful Holly! How is that little independent brat of yours..;)? I loved the challenge. I really enjoyed having Electra in my home for my one-on-one "Board and Train". The reason Electra is doing better now is because YOU truly understand that being the alpha or group leader is not at all being dominant, it is representing yourself as a lovingly, consisitant, calm and assertive authority figure. Now you know how important that is for Electra to feel safe, respect you and understand what is expected of her. Also, you now know, how to speak Electras' language, which is the language of the pack or group with a mothers touch.....;) Keep up the good work! Please let me know if there is ever anything else I can do for you and Electra! P.S. I really LOVE your analogy of my "Boot Camp"!!!
Apr 9, 2021
Tina l.

Dog Training

Karen is very friendly, she is very good at explaining the steps to follow for training my dog obedience commands. My dog was turned into shelter by previous owner for bitting issues. He was not trained to do anything. With help of Karen I learned and gained confidence in how to handle and train my dog. She has been very patient with me and always available on the phone for any questions I have. She gave me hope when I was completely hopeless and she helped me train my dog. I feel so confident and happy now with my dog. I honestly love her, and looking forward to her help for training my other dog.
The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hi Tina, wow, thank you for the great review! I had no idea how completely hopeless you were at the beginning. I am so happy that I have been able to bring you so much confidence, after all, that is exactly what Max needs from you. If YOU truly believe and have the confidence in yourself, then he will feel that from you and"understand". As a result he will continue to listen to you! Max just desperately needed some guide lines of behavior and a loving authority figure (as you are now) to look up to, respect and feel safe. Let me know if there is anything else I can ever do for you and little Max. Karen "The Bow Wow Woman" (covid hugs)
Dec 17, 2020
Debi a.

Dog Training

Karen was an excellent dog trainer, she taught me what to do with my dog after she left she watched what I did, and gave me suggestions. She was loving with my dog, and my little girl took to her so very easily it was very easy to follow what she was teaching us to do and easy to do after the fact. she was an excellent trainer, and I would highly recommend her. As a matter of fact I had a Computer guy here right after she finished with me and he was commenting on how well behaved my dog was. That’s all thanks to karen
The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hi Debi, Thank you! I am glad I could help you and your family of dogs. It was easy for you, because now you understand your dogs language, which is the "language of the pack". Keep up the good work and let me know if there is anything else I can do for you guys, like boarding, follow up or encouragement. Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"
Dec 16, 2020
Poppy P.

Karen was the support I needed when I got my puppy Lenny. When I first got him I was overwhelmed out of my mind and had no idea how to implement training methods or where to even begin. Karen provided me with the support I needed when training / raising a puppy. She was extremely helpful with figuring out tools but also training me to interact differently with my dog. I not only have learned extremely valuable methods that I will carry with me when interacting with dogs, but I have also learned how to set boundaries with other human beings (funny how that works). I strongly recommend Bow Wow method - So proud to see how far little Lenny has come!
The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hi Poppy, I love, love your review, because not only did you say that I helped you with Lenny, but you mentioned that I helped you with your own personal boundaries! It warms my heart to know that I have been able to help you above and beyond the confines of understanding and correcting Lennys behavior....;) And by the way, I am so happy that I get to see Lenny now and then when you need me to watch him for you. I really feel in love with him and so did Birdie, Kiki, Teva and Kimmy!
Jul 15, 2021
Hannah V.

My sister and I brought our 9 month old English Cocker Spaniels to Karen to tighten up their training. It was as if a magic wand was waved over both pups. They were so receptive to Karen’s training and techniques and we could both see a difference even after the first visit. The next two visits solidified all the tools we now use daily and both puppies are so excited to have learned and are eager to please. We all feel like a real pack! I couldn’t recommend Karen’s training any higher and have already told so many people in my neighborhood about this dog whisperer.
The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hey Hannah, thank you for the raving review!! I really enjoyed working you guys! How is everything going with Trucio and Scarlet? I would LOVE to get an update...:) Please stay in touch and let me know if there is ever anything else I can do for you guys. Give my loved to your four legged family members. Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"
Jul 3, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My fee is $90 an hour. It usually takes about 3 sessions, depending on your needs and your dogs issues. We spread the sessions out over a 2 to 3 week period. When YOU change, your dog will change, so the first session is the longest. I will be educating you so you can train you're own dog. The next sessions take only 1 to 2 hours. That is all you need to have the kind of dog you have always dreamt of having! But remember, I am extremely flexible and I work around your schedule and your budget.

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

    If you begin to implement the techniques with your dog that I walk you through step-by-step in the first session, you will see changes in your dog right away, which will give you the incentive to be consistent, follow through and mean it, until your dog relaxes, feels safe and respects you. Once a dog feels safe and respects you can get them to do what ever you want.

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

    I have an deep, innate understanding of dogs and all of their behavior that I will share with you. I have a background in psychology. My formal dog training was with "efils god training" which involved all matters of dog obedience, boundaries and how to communicate with dogs. Dogs communicate from their hearts and they need someone to respect. I will show you how to do that! I call it "No more somethin' for nothin'" and how to embody the "Pack Leader Mentality" (with a mothers' touch). I derive a lot of my methods for my mother, she was a child psychologist.

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