Training with Heart, and Cookies!
Training with Heart, and Cookies!

Training with Heart, and Cookies!

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$90
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Introduction: I have over 20 years of experience in dog training and behavior modification. I teach owners how to help their dogs be the best companions they can be. I used only science based, positive training methods and am very flexible in finding the right training environment for my clients . I offer classes as well as private training. I also offer behavior modification training to help correct problem behaviors. I love to see owners' pride when they connect with their dogs and are able to accomplish the goals they have set, be it getting ready for a competition or managing a problem behavior. I work hard to teach dog owners how to train their dogs, and I love watching them succeed!
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Hired 35 times

18 similar jobs done near you

2 employees

30 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Austin M.
Sep 13, 2021
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Bernie is a fantastic trainer to work with. She's very responsive and understanding with dogs AND the owners :) She helps not only to train your dog, but also to explain why to train that way and how your dog thinks about things. She is also very helpful if you're having any specific problem areas to address with your dog. I'd absolutely recommend getting in touch with her for your training needs!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Valerie W.
Feb 22, 2021
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I am 150% totally pleased with Bernie. I have a 3lb Yorkie that is full of spunk. Training with Heart and Cookies not only trained my dog but trained me as well as to how to read and react to my dog. She is so knowledgeable and gentle with animals. It almost like she is a dog whisperer. She is worth every minute and penny.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • Leash pulling • Crate training • Chewing • My home, venue, etc.

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Julie N.
Sep 15, 2020
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Excellent training, very knowledgeable on how to work with my dog. Bernie is so good with him. She really made a big difference with us on how to handle a big dog. Highly recommend Training with Heart.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Chewing • At the pro’s location

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Angie K.
Jul 24, 2020
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Training with Heart and Cookies did a fabulous job with my dogs. They are two rambunctious Chiweenies that are my service dogs but were having some issues when they were not in jacket. She was not only able to see and identify these issues, she was able to teach them while training me of where the communication was getting lost. After 6 weeks, the difference in their responses and behaviors is are night and day!! I will use her again and she is well worth the time and investment.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Barking • Biting • My home, venue, etc.

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Retha A.
Mar 22, 2021
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Berni is amazing! She has already helped us make huge strides with our stubborn but lovable dog. We’re only halfway through our one on one sessions and I’m already over the moon! These sessions are worth every penny!!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Chewing • Digging • My home, venue, etc.

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Please note- all pricing is per dog, multi- dog discounts are available. I do not provide Board and Train services. However, I do offer Day training packages by request. Group classes are: $175.00 for the "Companion dog" classes- dogs over 6 months of age. ( 6 week program .) $175.00 for Puppy kindergarten- 6 week program Private training sessions: Private sessions are $90/ HR. discounts apply to 6 or 8 sessions packages. Puppy training- $486.00 for 6 sessions if pre-paid Basic Obedience packages General training- 8 session package $648 if pre-paid Basic obedience- skill specific ( leash training, etc...) 6 sessions- $486 if pre-paid. Private sessions: Behavior Modification : behavior assessment is required prior to providing an estimate /training plan. Behavioral consult- $90.00 Behavior packages are based on results rather than a set number of sessions. Pricing is quoted as such. Military discounts offered. Distance charge may apply for services provided out side of 15 miles (flat rate based on distance) Cancellation policy- 1 session may be rescheduled per package booked at no additional charge. If additional sessions are cancelled, those sessions count toward the total number of sessions booked. Clients may purchase an additional session for $90. Refund policy- Applies to both classes and private training packages. Once training has begun, no refunds will be given if the client cancels services.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to spend some time speaking with potential clients to get a good picture of what their concerns are, and what their expectations are for training. Then I can give them options for private training or group sessions based on what will give them the best result. If there is a behavior issue that needs attention, I work with both the client and their veterinarian to rule out medical concerns before beginning any course of training.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been training since 1994. I hold certification from Animal Behavior College, and am currently studying to obtain additional certification in behavior modification. I have been mentored by trainers in almost every area of training and have a broad knowledge of both mechanical training, and behavior modification.

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