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Silver Lining Pet Services
Silver Lining Pet Services

Silver Lining Pet Services

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Introduction: We customize all of our services to the needs of our clients. And, we come to them. We provide written training plans to our dog training clients. We also provide written notes on your pets' experiences when you are not there.

Hired 43 times

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13 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.

Very good 4.6

16 reviews


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Joseph L.

Dog Training

Sue has been really great with our dog, Marley. She was able to give us clear instructions and steps to take in order to achieve our goals. We were able to see immediate improvement and we have been able to keep it going using the steps and advice that Sue has provided. Training has been for us as well as the pup and we have been able to learn and retain so much.
Sep 28, 2020
Kari t.

Dog Training

Only had one session. My dog listens and responds to her. My idol is already learning.
Nov 8, 2020
Krista K.

Dog Training

Silver Lining was really great, listened to everything we shared, was patient with all our questions, and really demonstrated a genuine interest in helping us train our dog.
Nov 30, 2018
Peter O.

Dog Training

Sue is amazing. She had our puppy sitting in the first evaluation visit. We cannot recommend her highly enough. First class.
Jun 26, 2020
Linda L.

Dog Training

I've had one session with Sue. She spent time learning about my dogs and then did some sands on training.
Mar 9, 2019
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Susan Skiff


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

    For dog training, I charge $125 for the initial session. The cost of each session after the fist session depends on the number of sessions agreed upon and the distance that I have to travel to get to the client They range from $80-$125. The more sessions agreed upon, the less I charge per session. My business is mainly based in central Contra Costa County, and since traveling outside of that area often means that I spend more time traveling to and from the job than I do actually on the job, I charge more than I do for people in my immediate area. I am happy to give discounts, for dog training, to senior citizens and disabled persons. For pet sitting, I charge $60 per overnights, $25 per day for one 1/2 hour visit per day, $20 for each additional 1/2-hour visit in the same 24-hour period, $40 for one 1-hour visit per day, and $35 for each additional 1-hour visit in the same 24-hour period. I give a 10% discount for 10 or more days of contracted services. Those days do not need to be consecutive. I also give discounts for repeat business.

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

    For dog training, I start with a 2-3 hour consultation / evaluation,, which includes asking questions, evaluating the dog, coming up with a plan, discussing the plan with the client, and giving initial instructions to the client. For pet sitting, I provide a free visit to learn about what the client needs. At this visit, a contract for services is filled out, which is then e-mailed to the client.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    In 1991, I acquired a dog who became aggressive towards everything. I loved him dearly, and wanted to help him. I found CW Meisterfeld (now deceased), a man who had been using positive reinforcement techniques to help dogs with behavior problems since the 1940's. He helped me to turn my dog around. Then, I wanted to help others with their dogs. I love working through behavior issues with dogs, esp aggression. After I started doing training and behavior consulting professionally, I decided to add pet sitting services, as well. The two services go together really well.

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