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10 years in business
132 hires on Thumbtack
Libby B.Oct 16, 2018Verified
Wendy is great. She has been so helpful with not only training my dog, Gunner, but with everything else too. She really cares about her clients and their dogs. I would highly recommend!Aug 6, 2017Verified
Wendy understands dogs and knows how to get the best behavior out of each individual dog (working with their needs and personality, and at their level). Not only were the classes straight forward with a positive approach but Wendy demonstrated time and time again she cares about dogs. My puppy was a rescue one and had a traumatic experience outside of class and Wendy went above and beyond to get Gemma back on track before the end of the puppy classes. She is personable and practical, and always willing to answer questions and provide help. This class has been a very positive experience, and I appreciate her care, knowledge and expertise with my Chihuahua. Nesira Baker, Gemma's ownerFeb 16, 2017VerifiedPuppy Dog Luv's reply
Thank you, Nesira, for your wonderful review. Gemma the sweetest pup I have ever met. Smart as she is, beginning training took just a few weeks. For her little girl, she has a big personality. Looking more like Bambi than a dog, she won me over quickly. The day she first understood "down", I practically danced from your house to my car. Please keep in touch. Updates on her & her sisters Tosca & Luna will keep me checking my texts.
It was our first lesson with Wendy today and so far so good..She worked with Faith & was teaching us how to approach this training & for it to work we must also do our part with implementing the lessons by practicing everyday with Faith..Faith is very smart so she will get the hang of all the commands fairly fast. It’s her semi-senile owners that have to remember what we’re being taught so we can teach her the right commands...ha ha. Thank you Wendy!Aug 24, 2018Verified
Bella and I had our first lesson today. Our next one is Monday. We continued with Wendy and had a fabulous experience. She went beyond my expectations in every way. Thank you Wendy!Jun 14, 2018VerifiedPuppy Dog Luv's reply
Thank you for this magnificent review Catherine. I am sad that you are moving & that you've decided Bella's best life would be with someone else. Please let them know I'd be glad to work on any obedience work they may need with her. If course if she's not being trained as a service dog anymore will be faster.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?This varies from job to job, but is usually a 10 lesson package. But if they buy a package for more than one pup in their home, they get a discount. Most lessons last 60 mins. But if a bit more time is needed, it's fine. Especially in the beginning lessons, all questions will be answered to the satisfaction of the client.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We start with a free phone call consultation to discuss what they need assistance with regarding their pups. We speak about reasonable expectations if the pup is young. After being hired, a time/day for the first lesson is determined. Once that first lesson begins, I take a short time to get to know the pup while they're with their person & in their home. I do an assessment of the pup and their person's goals. This first lesson is a few simple steps and a verbal cue or two. We agree on what can be done in each lesson, their agreement to practice with their pup in between lessons and a schedule for the rest of the package is set.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am degreed in behavioral pyschology. Also certified as an animal behaviorist, trainer and in animal communication. I've been trained by 6 different trainers on how to train pups and have taken courses in various styles of teaching dogs & in dog communication, as well as canine psychology. Finally, I've been working with people and their pups for 30+ yrs. Real life training experience like this counts for a great deal, too.
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