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I learned more in one visit about dog behavior than I ever gained during years of classes at local dog training clubs. Absolutely a top notch, wonderful trainer. So thankful to have found Gentle Touch Dog Training.Aug 5, 2017Verified
Excellent training tips. Wonderful interaction with the dogs as well training us! 😄May 17, 2015Verified
Cynthia was awesome! Very knowledgable and I could tell she cared about our situation. We have a baby German Shepherd, a 2 year old pit/something else and a 9 year old puggle. The pit has been showing a degree of aggression which worried us and made us realize we need to train our dogs better to avoid future issues. In one session she has been a blessing.Sep 12, 2014Verified
My Golden puppy was abused in the breeder's kennel, which resulted in some behaviors that were resistant to standard training methods. Cynthia not only applied the gentle training methods he needed, but she was also able to explain his behavior in a way that allowed me to work with him compassionately. Understanding how an animal thinks makes all the difference, and Cynthia really excels at that. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs standard training, but also for dogs with special needs. Having a trainer who can also offer T-Touch was a real bonus too.Feb 25, 2014Verified
Cynthia did a great job! The dogs are responding really well to the initial training. She is knowledgeable, on-time and very well prepared. Cynthia leaves you very well prepared and focused on the specific training you need to do. I would highly recommend Cynthia for your dog training needs!Oct 31, 2013Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I have a basic pricing system for individual sessions, which may vary somewhat for the area serviced or the number of dogs.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When I schedule a new client's first session, I set aside an hour and half. This time concentrates on getting a full background on both the dog(s) and the family dynamics so that I may design a training plan to fit their schedules, abilities and desires. I will always leave the client with new training techniques to work on after the very first session.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I spent a number of years apprenticing as a classroom trainer, and then a private client behavior counselor. During this time, I did a two year study of Tellington TTouch and became a certified TTouch Practitioner. To add to this knowledge, I began studying in earnest for the Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) exam, the only psychometrically sound certification exam that is independent of any school or academy. Further, I continued to become a evaluator for AKC Canine Good Citizen program, and am currently one of a very exclusive group of trainers to be approved by Victoria Stilwell as a VSPDT (Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer).