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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Jenna D.
4 weeks ago
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Karen helped train our 1 year old dog Bucky and we noticed a different after the first session! We did 3 sessions total and he is less aggressive with people and dogs. If you follow all of the advice Karen gives you, you will get amazing results! I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was also very reasonably priced and there is no question we got our moneys worth.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Biting • My home, venue, etc.

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Kenrika M.
May 29, 2022
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Karen was intentional about learning what our needs were with our dog and gave us many resources, tools, and exercises to aid in his training (or our training I should say). By taking her advice, we started to see improvements within days. We now know what we need to do to help our dog trust us and be more at ease. There was a lot of things we were doing wrong before Karen and she helped bring those to light so we could be better owners and love our dog in the way he needs and understands.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Biting • My home, venue, etc.

The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hi Kenrika, Thank you for the great review!! I am so happy I was able to help you with Pogba. You are so right, I train dogs, but the training does not stick unless YOU are trained too! I really train people...;) You now understand how important it is to set the boundaries and structure that Pogba so desperately needed to feel safe and respect you. I am glad you have allowed me to put Pogba on my new list of dogs to pick up and go to the dog park. I will always give you a few days notice. Keep up the good work that you are doing for him and remember that when you leave town, I also offer my services to board him in my home the you are gone. Keep in touch and feel free to call me anytime if you need any more help with Pogba. You now have me for the live of your dog for any help, assistance encouragement or follow ups! Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"
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Jon B.
May 22, 2022
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Karen is the consummate professional when it comes to dog training. In a short period of time she has brought us a good step closer to getting our dog to behave the way we need him to. She knows how dogs tick and communicated this to us extremely well. She struck the perfect balance between being a canine disciplinarian while showing them kindness. Highly recommend.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hi Jon, Thank you the great amazing review! I enjoyed working with you guys and Dakota. I am so happy that you took what I have to offer and made it work for your household. Yes, I showed you how to be the loving and assertive authority figure that Dakota needed, so he can relax into the boundaries that you have placed for him. I call it being the "Pack Leader" with a mothers touch! Please remember that you can call me anytime, because you now have me for the live of your dog for any help, encouragement, assistance of follow ups or even boarding when you leave town. I would love to have Dakota in my home for playtime....;) Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"
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Elena F.
Nov 17, 2021
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Karen helped a lot with our German Spitz Jane 1 year old. Karen told us a lot of info about dog’s behavior and helped to set up borders for Jane, teach her some rules and most important- with her behavior on the leash and with other dogs. Jane was very reactive and could not walk next to other dogs at all - she barked, pulled leash and became hysterical. Now her reaction to other dogs during the walk significantly reduced and we even bring her to the park to play with company. Thank you Karen for all your help!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • Destructive behavior • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hi Elena, thank you for the great review. I am so happy I was able to help you and Jane. Jane is not a bad dog, she just needed you to step up and explain to her in her language, which is the "Language of the Pack" that YOU are in charge and will protect her from those other dogs using positive reinforcement. She is now happy to listen to you and relax into her new loving and understandable boundaries. I call it "Being the Pack Leader with a Mothers Touch". Keep up the good work and remember that you still have me for the the entire life of Jane for any more help, reinforcement, encouragement, boarding or even play dates. Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"
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Nancy C.
Nov 8, 2021
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Karen is absolutely the BEST! We loved working with Karen. She turned my little Dennis the Menace, Kona, into a most well behaved puppy on the block!! She not only trained Kona, she also taught us how to train the dogs, which made a whole world of difference. Thank you, Karen!

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

The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hi Nancy and Morgan, ha ha ha "Dennis the Menace". She wasn't that bad! Kona just needed (as all dogs do) a loving, balanced, calm and assertive authority figure to feel safe with and respect. I call it "Being the Pack Leader with a Mothers Touch". You guys have a wonderful little dog there and BTW, one of the cutest I have ever worked with! She just needed a little fine tuning. I am looking forward to our appointment at the dog park. Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"
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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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