Pups to Pooches LLC
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Currently, prices are as follows: For All Virtual Offerings of the below, take 40 dollars off!!! 225.00 for Classes: Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning Life Skills, and more 135.00 hourly rate PACKAGE PRICING: 375.00 for purchase of package of 3 training sessions (dogs older than 6 months) 565.00 for purchase of package of 5 training sessions (dogs older than 6 months) ESPECIALLY FOR PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS AND FOR NEW SHELTER ADOPTIONS: 355.00 for Puppy Package of 3 one hour training sessions (first session is longer) 535.00 for Puppy Package of 5 one hour training sessions (first session is longer) 245.00 for Behavior Consultations (185 virtual) 185.00 for New Puppy Consultation (135.00 virtual) Training sessions last 1 hour. Behavior Consultations last 90 minutes. Any appointments located beyond a 10 mile radius from us: Add 2 dollars per mile (round trip)for additional travel. When purchasing packages, these are non-refundable and non-transferable. We have a 48 hour cancellation / re-schedule policy. We can also create a package customized to your dog's training needs.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
This totally depends on what the client is looking for and what the animal needs. For puppies, we offer Puppy Kindergarten OR a 3-5 week "Puppy Package" in which we address everything "puppy" from socialization to housebreaking to training some basic skills. From there, most customers on board with a "Puppy Package" will continue on for a second package of focusing on much more training. For owners who have dogs who need behavioral issues addressed, we begin with a Behavior Consultation. This may last from 1.5 up to 2 hours as we take information and observe the dog in order to get to the root of the problem(s). From here, we can then put together a Behavior Modification plan which includes management, training of specific skills needed, and behavioral modification (usually using desensitization and classical counter-conditioning techniques). Going forward, these clients may be on board with us anywhere from 6 sessions to several months depending on the nature and scope of the issues at hand. In general, I promote the concept that really, one is never "done" with training. It is a life long adventure and learning journey for you and your dog. So many owners think that if they just attend 1 class or have a few private lessons that they are "done"....that some how the dog will just then be "trained" when, in fact, they have only just begun the training process. I like to promote training as actually a life style after classes and going forward. Training is so so much more than "sit", "down", "stay", etc. Training a dog can be really fun, inspiring, and totally transformational if you embrace the journey and commit to the best for you and your dog.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Most importantly, I have fulfilled all the requirements of the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers in order to become a fully Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed: CPDT-KA. In addition, I am a graduate of CATCH Canine Trainers Academy based in and licensed by the state of New Jersey. Upon graduating, I earned the title CCDT: CATCH Certified Dog Trainer. Both of these certifications required apprenticeship with a reputable trainer here in Atlanta, hundreds of hours working hands on with dogs and their owners as well as regular volunteer work at local animal shelters. The final requirement of each certifying body was to pass exams: 1 standardized and 1 written final. In order to maintain my professional certification, I am required to regularly attend seminars and workshops in order to earn Continuing Education Credits (just like a certified school teacher).