- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Initially I will try to understand my client’s everyday routine and concerns with their dog. I then come up with a plan that will be best suited for their schedule and lifestyle. My goal, essentially, is to teach my client to be their dog’s personal trainer. I also usually suggest for my clients to record the session so they can always look back on what they learned. I will then work with the dog to get a good foundation and explain how and why what I do, works and then have my client do it with my assistance.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Certified AKC evaluator. Certified in puppy basic/advanced, basic and advanced obedience.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
Years ago, I had a roommate who was a dog trainer and I helped her start her company. Through that process she became my mentor and is still to this day, my boss and dear friend.