Best Friends In Balance
Best Friends In Balance

Best Friends In Balance

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Introduction: Hi all, My name is Nate and I'm an in home dog trainer. I use Positive reinforcement methods with pack leadership training.. I can help teach you and your dog the skills that will give you and your pup the happy stress free life that you are looking for. my methods and Technics are highly effective for any dogs of any breed or any size.

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Molika L.

Dog Training

Nate is an excellent dog trainer. We started to see huge improvements in our dog’s behavior within 24 hours. He explained his rationale for all of the interventions really well so we understood why we were doing what we were doing. Most importantly he uses a behavioral method that is effective in teaching the dog new skills and behavior across all contexts, long term.
Sep 13, 2021
Kathryn S.

Dog Training

Nate was wonderful with both the people (us) and our puppy. His advice makes sense and method works great. He responded promptly to any of our requests for help. Our dog is progressing wonderfully as part of our family and I couldn’t be happier with Nate as a trainer. Best decision we’ve made since adopting our dog!
Aug 19, 2021
Lindsay B.

Dog Training

We have a new labradoodle puppy, and we needed help breaking some bad puppy habits that we did not want to carry over into adulthood. Ever since I first connected with Nate, he was very professional, prompt and responsive. The training so far has been focused on us, the owners. I needed a support mechanism for raising our new puppy and feel that we have that now with Nate. Our puppy is already making progress in just a few weeks...mouthing less, jumping less and respecting her owners. We are looking forward to our next training appointment to continue with more progress!
Sep 9, 2021
Daniel G.

We recently had 2 sessions with Nate to help us with our puppy. He gave us the tools and the guidance that we needed. It's not such a stressful situation to take our dog on a walk anymore lol. He is always there for any questions moving forward. We would definitely recommend Nate to anyone looking for some puppy training.
Aug 23, 2021
Maggie H.

Dog Training

My husband and I spent my first session with Nate of Sticks and Bones a little skeptical that it would help our Indy much. She’s a wonderful dog but agresses when I walk her. I didn’t realize I and my husband were being manipulated and we did everything on her timeline. Since Nate explained how to be alphas and do everything on our terms, life at home has been so different. She is definitely not top dog anymore. I’ve tried walking her daily, and this is a work in progress, but I think our next session with Nate will also reveal new strategies for correcting Indy’s aggressive behaviors when she encounters distractions.
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I'm so glad I was able to help you and your pup!
Jul 17, 2021
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Nathan Rhodes


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    my pricing is fair and competitive. on the first training if the client has more than one dog I do not charge for the extra dog.

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

    I always like to have a phone consultation before working with a new client so that I can answer any questions they might have and explain my process and methods to them so they know what to expect when I arrive

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

    i finished a one year course and became a certified dog trainer. I have worked with many different dogs and people since that time.

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