Best Behaved Pups
Best Behaved Pups

Best Behaved Pups

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Introduction: If you are interested in talking about your dog and the goals you have, please feel free to give me a call. If you are just shopping prices please read further as it lays out all my prices below. We can do a FREE Phone Consultation! I'm here to answer your questions about your dog! The first thing I do is set up a 90 Minute Training Consultation (Price $175). I come to your home, assess the situation and go over a plan for you and your dog to be successful. I offer private training in your home ($150 per lesson for 1 dog) teaching you and your pup (or pups) to focus on you as their leader. All my training is permission based, teaching them manners and teaching you how to maintain control. I am not currently offering Board and Train Services. I love and adore dogs and it is so gratifying to see a well-behaved, confident and focused dog. I specialize in rescue dogs because a trained dog is a saved dog!!
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Hired 192 times

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7 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Reviews

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

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Suellen T.
May 9, 2022
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Honey was well trained by Karen. However, we spoiled her and didn’t continue her training. You must be constant.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Digging • Chewing • My home, venue, etc.

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Fran B.
May 9, 2020
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I adopted a dog from the human society and needed lots of help. Life is so much better now that Karyn has been training.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • House training • Biting • My home, venue, etc.

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Thank you so much!
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Rachel W.
Jan 11, 2020
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Karyn has been so amazing with my pup, Reagan! I could tell as soon as our first training session that this was going to turn things around. Reagan is extremely anxious and sometimes aggressive around strangers and other dogs. It’s only gotten worse as she continues to have bad experiences and I isolate her more and more. I originally tried another training service that kept the dogs boarded for a few weeks in a boot-camp setting. I was unhappy with the results, the place felt very punishment-based and didn’t actually address Reagan’s specific problems or give me any tools to address them. Fast forward to my first session with Karyn, she focused on giving me commands and activities to practice that fit into my everyday routine. She improved how I was correcting Reagan, and that has made all the difference. Karyn is thoughtful about the environment we’re in during training. Because Reagan needs practice around other dogs, we train outside of dog parks or walk with Karyn’s dogs. She always gives rationale about why Reagan is doing something and it’s given me confidence now to take Reagan out in public. I’ve seen tremendous progress after each session and am excited to continue working with her. I can’t recommend Karyn enough!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Autumn C.
Oct 30, 2019
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She works great with our dogs and very open on scheduling. She listens to your concerns and tailors training to issues that you have.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Thank you so much!
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Trish R.
Oct 26, 2019
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Karyn is easy going and great to work with. Her knowledge of all breeds and all ages of dogs proves her years of experience. If you’re looking for an excellent coach, trainer and cheerleader, call Karyn...she is all three!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • Chewing • My home, venue, etc.

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Karyn Dossenback

FAQs

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

    90 Minute Training Consultation $175 Private Lessons starting at: $150 for one dog $225 for two or more dogs Occasionally I offer group classes which start at $25 per dog.

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

    We set up a mutually agreeable time and place (preferably in your home) for us to have the 90 Minute Training Consultation which gives me the opportunity to assess you and your pup's needs and your schedule. Then we map out a plan for success. I go over a lot of information in the training consultation which gets you off to a good start in having better control of your dog. I am very flexible on scheduling times.

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

    I have trained shelter and rescue dogs on a volunteer basis for 10 years and became an AKC Certified Dog Trainer when I started at Petco. I am constantly training myself to become a better Dog Trainer. I've trained with other trainers such as Jeff Gellman of Solid K9 Training and Sean O'Shea of The Good Dog.

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