Dog Park Ready - Family Dog Training
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Scott is a professional, he is great at his craft. He had Raider eating out of his hand, and not just because he had chicken in it. He taught my wife, who is not dog savvy, dog behavior, which help her understand Raider. The session was a good refresher for me as Raider has me more trained more than I have him.Jan 30, 2020Verified
I have a German Shepherd that’s a year and a half old and he is the most stubborn thing! Scott came over and help me understand how to communicate with him in several different ways. Before we had training I struggled to walk Bosco due to his intense pulling. Scott provided me with a new collar and taught me how to communicate through it and gave me multiple tips. Now it’s a breeze walking him! Scott has also followed up with me on how he is doing. I can message him any time for tips with any struggles I may be having with Bosco. In all it was a great experience! Not only did he train my pup but trained me how to properly communicate and train Bosco. Scott is an amazing trainer and just one training session has changed my dog for the better! Thank you, Scott!Nov 18, 2019Verified
Scott is exceptional in his training tactics & made a huge impact in very little time with our 18 month old Sheepadoodle. We appreciated his methods and would definitely recommend to anyone looking to train their dog! Thanks again ScottNov 15, 2019Verified
All I can say is Wow! Dog Trainer to the rescue. My son's puppy had to come stay with me for a few days. My mother and I were very concern, because Morgan is so active, she would not stop play biting, crying in the cage, jumping on everything, and pulling my elderly mother all over the place when it was time to walk. Scott was able to train "me" up in only one session and now... I am on the way to having ... the part-time monthly visiting puppy of my dreams. Thank you for coming today on short notice and taking the time to help me get it right.Aug 27, 2019Verified
We have worked with Steve on one training session with our Enzo and hes already doing much better. Looking forward to further training.May 17, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Let me be honest, I have no idea of a clients's situation and what they can afford, but I do know if you're contacting me, you can use my help. For that reason I am happy to offer flexible rates starting at $90 for the first hour, depending on your location.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first step is a free phone consultation. During that call we will get a general background of your pup and what's going on and discuss your goals for training. At the end of the call we will arrange for our first session which will include an evaluation/assessment and discussion of your goals which will determine how training with proceed. During this first session I will also introduce some basic training groundwork and guidelines for moving forward. After that we'll likely meet once per week to review, troubleshoot, assess your goals and progress, and learn new skills. Training is a hands on activity on your part. You will be given homework each week that will sharpen your skills and build your relationship with your pup. In between sessions I am available by phone, text or video to answer questions and help if something's not working. Once we have reached your goals, I'll be available "on call" to help with any issues that arise.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I attended the Marin Humane Society's Academy for Dog Trainers and have attended seminars over the years...but it's the hands on real life experience that makes up the bulk of it.