Benevolent Sun Dog Training
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Kim was great over the phone. She gave so much information and even followed up with video resources on things like biting and potty training my puppy. Her first session was about 2 hours at my home and was some training with my puppy but so much more informative and really educating my husband and me on how to train our furbaby and focus points. 10 out of 10. I highly recommend Kim and will continue to work with her for all our dog training needs.Aug 13, 2020Verified
Kim is awesome! We have seen big improvements in our dogs because of her. She is super knowledgeable, friendly, personable, and professional. She not only trained our dogs but she gave us the knowledge and tools to improve our dogs behavior as well. I highly recommend!Jul 15, 2020Verified
Let’s just say AMAZING!!! Our first session was considered an evaluation (received sooo much more) and I can’t even believe the amount of information and assistance we received! Kim makes what you feel impossible to be completely POSSIBLE and simple. My Pom has learned over 5 techniques in a matter of DAYS. With a little consistency, I’m positive we will master the homework Kim assigned and be ready for our next session which we cannot wait for. Kim is super passionate and genuinely cares about your fur baby and it really shows!Aug 25, 2020Verified
I have interviewed more trainers and animal behaviorists than I can count in order to address the issues my newly adopted girl is having. Kim and I have just started, but I was impressed at the time she took in evaluating my Zoey and that she will bring her own dog to address Zoey's fear aggression with other dogs. I look forward to the journey for Zoey to have a wonderful, happy, life in the future, instead of being fearful.Apr 25, 2017Verified
Looking forward to our next visit.Sep 4, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Just as you wouldn’t hire a doctor, contractor, or accountant without the proper education, certifications, references, or professional affiliations, neither should you skimp on the professional trainer for you and your best friend. I have worked very hard to achieve my level of professional success. My fees are $90 per private lesson, with a 10% discount for pre-paid packages of 4 or more. I also offer in-home day training, where I come to your house while you are gone, to work on obedience training, crate/potty training and puppy issues, loose leash walking skills and leash reactivity, and canine enrichment. I offer packages for day training in two and three week cycles (1-3 times per week) in conjunction with private lessons. A day training hour is “Way more than a Walk!”
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I have a standard questionnaire for potential clients to discuss with me over the phone to get a feel for the individual concerns and goals and to begin a treatment plan. Then in the first session, I meet with the clients in their home, where the dog is much more likely to be at ease. At this time I do an assessment, to determine energy, motivation levels, anxiety and frustration thresholds, appropriate exercise needs, socialization (dogs and humans) and bonding level to give me a more thorough picture of the dog's temperament and tendencies. Then I ask for the client's input to create a custom plan and follow up with tasks, goals, and homework on a weekly basis. I am always available between lessons by phone or text for ongoing support.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have over 5000 hands-on training hours, accumulated as the full time Director of Day Training at a large South Florida dog training center for over two years, combined with two more years as a trainer at a big box pet store chain, and ten years (part time) running my own operation. I have several thousand more hours of direct observation, research, consultations, webinars and seminars in the dog training field. I am a Professional Member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), The Pet Professionals Guild (PPG), and a Supporting Member of The International Association of Animal Behavioral Consultants (IAABC). I am Certified by the American Kennel Club as a Canine Good Citizen Instructor/Evaluator and also am Certified in Pet CPR/First Aid.