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Excellent pet sitting for our two cats! She was dependable, responsive, attentive to our needs. Kept us updated on how things were going, pics included. Very happy we found Linda, definitely recommend and will use her services again.Sep 20, 2019Verified
Linda is a true professional. She is knowledgeable and quick to assess your dog’s needs and address them. She is very giving and you see that she loves what she does. Linda is very organized and will leave you with ample written resources so that you can work with you pets. This was our first meeting and I feel that we accomplished a great deal. I understand things that I have been doing wrong and hopefully I can correct. I would recommend Linda to anyone who wants to have their pets trained . It doesn’t matter what level of training or what problem they may have.May 10, 2019Verified
Linda is professional and personable. She knows a lot about animals and how to care for them. She is trustworthy and goes the extra mile to send pics and texts about each visit.Apr 3, 2018Verified
It was a great experienceDec 10, 2018Verified
I reached out to Linda regarding my dog's barking. She suggested we speak on the phone to discuss my concerns, etc. and just that little bit of tips she offered have already helped. Can't imagine once we set up a training date and she meets Ajax how much things will improve :-)Jan 23, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?All my private training is customized to the needs of each client, their dog & their family. I offer single private sessions as well as discounted prepaid multiple session packages that are structured to train your dog while educating you so you can easily live in happy companionship together. Get a free phone evaluation to discuss your dog & why you are looking for private training. Find more details about my training services & fees on my website.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I always start with a free phone evaluation. A discussion with a potential new client about their own & their pet's needs enables me to more accurately provide a fee quote. More importantly, this discussion also gives both of us a feel about how confidently we can work together. When the new client is ready, we simple schedule a mutually agreed appointment date & time.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a pet service & dog training professional with 30 years of experience of teaching dog owners how to train to live happily with their dogs. For over 20 years, I actively volunteered my expertise to the Miami Obedience Club as one of their group dog class instructors. Although I have not taught classes for MOC for the past few years, they still send me many referrals for dogs that need private training. I am a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers & of Pet Sitters International. I received my Certification as a Professional Dog Trainer from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, the only independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. I completed Cornell University's Certification Program: Solving Canine Behavior Problems. I completed several certification courses at Jack & Wendy Volhard's Dog Training Instructor School & Training Camp. Over the decades, I have taken numerous continuing eduction programs, workshops & seminars for: - dog obedience, tracking, confirmation & agility training - how to instruct & structure dog training classes - to specialize in dog behavior modification & solving dog behavior issues. I only use humane training methods & I am highly trained & skilled at using positive reinforcement training. I have undergraduate degrees in psychology, biology & the health sciences as well as a professional healthcare master's degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.