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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
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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
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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
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Juliana M.

Dog Training

If you are looking for a passionate, loving, EXTREMELY Knowledgeable trainer look no further!! Karen is it! I looked for years for the perfect trainer for our dog & I was losing all hope until I came across Karen’s profile! She’s a holistic, cruelty free trainer with raging reviews. It was everything I was looking for. Let me tell you all those reviews are absolutely right! We came to Karen with behavioral problems & an under socialized dog very prone to attack anything and everything! Karen was very clear from our consultation and with each individual training session. Karen truly cares about your dog and loves what she does. She has completely changed not only our dogs life but also ours. So many valuable lessons in a short amount of time. We saw change after just 1 training session. She has taught us to speak our dogs language and embody the alpha role. We have hit a huge milestones in a short period of time! For example- For the first time in 8 years we were able to go to the dog park off leash & our dog has not attacked any dog or human! She actually played with a dog for the first time ever yesterday!! Something we never thought would ever happen! We now have a happier, healthier, relaxed, & socialized doggy thanks to YOU! I can sit here and write incredible things forever. Again if you are looking for a trainer that knows what they are doing & you’re ready to commit and change your life BOOK THE BOW WOW METHOD NOW!! You will not regret it! Karen we just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! You have changed our life for the better in ways we never thought possible! You are so kind, caring, patient & knowledgeable. We will stay with you forever! We trust you blindly with our Kimmy & that’s something no one has ever gotten from us! We love you! You’re PAWSOME! Best Trainer EVER!!
The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hi beautiful Juliana, I am so touched by your raving review! It filled my heart to see Kimmy "smile" the other day. It truly makes me happy to hear that Kimmy is playing with other dogs...keep going to the dog park with her! The off leash dog parks are one of the few ways we have to allow are little four-legged family members to live out their essence as animal beings. I am thrilled that I was able to help you, Ruth and little Kimmy, but YOU guys did most of the work, thats why it worked!! Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"
Aug 10, 2020
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Paula D.

Dog Training

She’s a great trainer. Just not for a German Shepherd. Literally any other breed. She is very intuitive. She gets dogs. She understands them. German Shepherds need a special kind of trainer. A trainer that works purely with this breed. She’s a lovely lady. If we ever get a different breed, we will use her again.
The Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Dear Paula, It was great meeting you and your family. I know you welcomed Crash into your home with an open heart, knowing he had neurological problems. I understand what a hard decision it must have been to come the realization that you had to re-home him. I truly hope you found someone that will accept him with his disabilities. I have seen this kind of problem in all different breeds of dogs, not just German Shepherds. Sadly, I had to confirm to you that he was, in fact, a special needs dog. Please let me know when you decide to adopt another dog, because I would be more than happy to help you with any kind of dog you decide on. Best wishes, Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"
Feb 4, 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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