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Karen has been amazing for my dog and I. She’s got a great perspective that really helped me better understand dogs and their behavior. My heightened understanding has really helped me better communicate with and train my dog. His behavior is improving every day! I have a very stubborn dog and worked with a few different trainers before finding Karen. Teds improvement over the past month is exponentially better than anyone else we ever worked with. She’s really affordable and cares! 10/10 would recommend for anyone with all types of dogs!Jan 28, 2019VerifiedThe Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Thank you Olivia! What a great photo of Ted. Keep up the good work and please let me know if there is anything else I can ever do for you guys. Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"
This trainer was helpful and took a lot of time to explain to me why certain things were happening so that I could better understand my dog and what I was doing for him. She helped me understand and communicate me being the alpha for my dog and that has helped our family tremendously!Feb 26, 2019Verified
Great teacher! Positive and direct. She trained me to be the leader and Daisie to be a happy confident dog. Within one 3 hour session there was no more pulling or dragging. She pottys on command, we power walk. We know how to walk past other dogs and greet without anxiety. There is no more jumping up or barking at gardeners or the door. The hand outs and follow up call a professional bonus. I am continuing with BowWow to work on good dog park etiquette. I reccomend her highly.Feb 24, 2019VerifiedThe Bow Wow Method of Dog Training's reply
Hi Valerie, I am so happy things are going well for you guys! Please keep me informed of Daises' progress and call me anytime so we can set up that appointment at the Dog Park. Karen "The Bow Wow Woman"
Karen is awesome! She evaluates your dog and gives you guidance and support throughout the process of training your pooch.Mar 15, 2019Verified
Karen has been fantastic! Our rescue dog Maisie suffers from severe separation anxiety/isolation distress, and Karen helped us hone our communication skills with her, and ultimately more securely rule out our behavior as potentially anxiety-inducing. While we ultimately decided to medicate Maisie to help support our training and calm her compulsive behavior specifically, we have a better-adjusted companion overall, thanks to Karen, and so much more confidence in our parenting. Thank you (from Maisie, Malachai, and Eva) Karen!Feb 26, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My fee is $80 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.