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DNEA a is a very trusting and wonderful person . She helped me train my two Australian Shepherds and help relieve them of some anxiety and social issues as well as following basic commands. She is the only person I let keep my dogs when I'm away.May 10, 2014
DNea is a super patient trainer with the dogs. You can tell she loves them and loves working with them just be her attitude. We have boarded Doug with her on several occasions and he's reluctant to come home--he loves being with her and her family. When you board your pup with DNea, the whole family pitches in and it's not just a boarding experience. They treat your pup as if it were their own.May 11, 2014
DNea did a fabulous job helping us train our dog. She's got such a positive attitude and always helped as with any questions we had. Whenever we go our of town, we bring our dog to DNea because we know our dog will be safe and loved on while we are gone. We like knowing our dog isn't stuck in the kennel all day like she would be at the vet. DNea provides excellent services and is a pleasure to work with!May 10, 2014
Dnea has worked with and thought us how best to train our giant Dane puppy for the past year. Her patience, knowledge and love for all the animals is obvious. We've boarded both our dogs with her a number of times and they are always excited when we drop them off again, and in great spirits and well taken care of when we pick them up.May 11, 2014
I can't say enough about how great D'Nea is to work with for pup training.Her approach using POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT is fun for both dogs and owners. My Austailian Shepherd generally had the attention span of a gnat when she was a puppy. But D'Nea makes training fun and captivates the pups. I highly recommend her services!May 12, 2014
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?General Pricing: Boarding for vacations & business trips: $20.00 per night, per dog Short notice is fine usually! Private Training: $20.00 - Half Hour Private Session $40.00 - Full Hour Private Session Board and Train Programs: $40.00 per day for the Basic Manners Program - Two-week minimum stay. This also includes a training session with you and your family to help you understand how to continue on with the training your dog has received while here. $50.00 per day for Problem Solving Program - Two-week minimum stay. This also includes a training session with you and your family. All Board and Train Programs include phone/email support for the life of your dog!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I've been training dogs for over 25 years and am an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I began having an interest in dog training with my first dog as a teenager. I took classes with my lab, Raven, and she really struggled with it. It was often quite embarrassing in the class, but we hung in there! By the end, I developed a true love for the training process and amazingly, through our hard work (mine and Raven's!), she ended up earning a ribbon for second place in the class competition! A new love formed from the experience of that first training class and I knew this would be something always in my life. In my early 20's, I worked for a Vizsla and Doberman breeder, in north GA, who showed her dogs around the world. I ran her kennel at her home and was responsible for them all whenever she was out of town, which was frequent with the number of shows she did. My job was to do all the normal care for her large number of dogs, including feeding, exercising, medical care, cleaning up after, bathing and nail care, socialization, and training. This truly solidified my love for working with dogs and I went from working for others to working professionally for myself with clients. I also worked for around 5 years for a big box pet store in Macon as the lead dog trainer in the store before deciding to start up Praising Paws. Sharing my love for dogs is a dream come true for me and I look forward to meeting you and your dogs!