|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
About this pro
Ossie H.Jun 3, 2018Verified
Christine is awesome! She did a great job helping us train our 10 week old Brittany Spaniel puppy, Lola. She listened to what we wanted to work on each week and incorporated it into our training session. Rather than training your dog for you, Christine teaches you what to do so your dog will listen and follow your directions. She uses positive reinforcement so your dog is always happy. Lola is our pet but also a hunting dog every now and then. So, Christine learned how to train her for hunting purposes. She is incredibly knowledgeable and made the training sessions easy to understand, fun and enjoyable for Lola and us. She also followed up with additional information and tips after each session. Christine has also helped us during the day by coming over and taking Lola for walks. We always get cute pictures and an update when she leaves on how the walk went. I would highly recommend Christine to anyone looking for training, walking or sitting. We love Christine and so does Lola!Sep 26, 2016Verified
We have only met one time so far but the experience has been great so far. My dog is already starting to learn more and I am learning how to enhance my dog's behavior.May 16, 2018Verified
Great job with Kratos he's a 100lb germanshepered and he improved a lot. Nice helpful motivatingMar 3, 2016Verified
Christine worked with us & our German Shepherd puppy for 6 wks. She was always professional, punctual & very clear in her instructions. We saw a major improvement in our puppy's behaviorMar 3, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer two options for pricing: (A) pay-per-session or (B) purchase a program. The vast majority of my clients purchase a program because they like knowing exactly what results and benefits they will get out of training, and it affords them a discount off the per-session rate.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I offer a free phone or in-person consultation so that I can learn about the owner's goals for their dog and what they have tried so far. I also want to get a feel for how the dog is currently responding to his/her owner and identify where there are issues. We will discuss the dog's behavioral and medical history and the owner's concerns in detail. At that point, I will make a recommendation for which of our programs will be the best fit for the client and their dog, and design a customized training plan that fully addresses their needs and goals.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?The field of dog training is largely unregulated, meaning that anyone with a dog and a dream can technically call them self a trainer. That's why any trainer who is serious about their profession and their abilities will have some sort of certification or credentials - it's important to demonstrate to clients that you take your job seriously. I am Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). In order to receive this certification, I had to have at least 300 hours of dog training experience with clients, a professional recommendation, pass an extensive written exam and agree to abide by a strict code of ethics. In order to maintain my certification, I have to receive continuing education credits as well. The CCPDT has high standards for their trainers and promotes science-based training methods. I love to learn and read, so I'm always deepening my understanding of my craft. I read books, blogs, studies, watch videos, participate in forums and take classes and seminars online on a pretty much daily basis. You could say that I'm slightly obsessed ;-P