Pups to Pooches LLC
Pups to Pooches LLC

Pups to Pooches LLC

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Introduction: At Pups to Pooches Dog Training, we are Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA, CCDT) with over 11 years of experience. We not only know how to train and get behavior but how to modify behavior as well. So, if you are dealing with a dog who has fear, separation anxiety, reactive or aggression issues, we are equipped with the knowledge, education, and experience to help you and your dog. Head trainer, Ann Lewis, is a graduate of Catch Canine Trainers Academy. In addition, she has met all of the requirements of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in order to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed. Most recently, Ann earned an additional certification as a Certified Pro Dog Trainer (PDT)from Absolute Dogs, based in the UK. Absolute Dogs is owned by Dr. Tom Mitchell, renowned Veterinary Behaviorist and Lauren Langman, one of the worlds top agility competitors. For more information on Absolute Dogs and Concept Training, visit Absolute Dogs online. This particular certification sets her apart from other trainers in that this is a new, cutting edge approach to training dogs that is not only relationship based but game based as well. It uses simple and fun 3 minute games to shape personality and to turn dog-human struggles into strengths. This training goes way beyond "sit" and "stay". This type of training is a true GAME CHANGER which produces real life results all through using games! In addition to being a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Ann is also a recently retired Certified Teaching Professional for French and ESOL. She has 26 years of experience teaching elementary school French in the public school system as well as plenty of experience working with children who have special needs. This makes her a perfect fit for families raising children and dogs together. At Pups to Pooches Dog Training, we offer in-home private lessons, behavior consultations as well as behavior modification, group classes (puppy kindergarten, basic manners, specialized classes and workshops), as well as AKC S.T.A.R Puppy and Canine Good Citizen evaluation. All classes are taught on the grounds of Pet Med Plus Veterinary Clinic. I enjoy working with animals, especially dogs. I enjoy watching them learn and grow as we teach them new skills and as we teach them how to make good choices. Our methods are reward based and force free. I enjoy working with people as well as with dogs. I have taught elementary school age children for 26 years. When it comes to kids and dogs, I love that "Ah-Ha" moment when they "get" what it is you are trying to teach them and why. And, that "Ah-Ha" moment sometimes happens with adults as well which is especially rewarding. It is rewarding to help humans build healthier relationships with their dogs. This lies at the very heart of being successful with training our dogs.
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Terrie S.

Dog Training

Ann has been working with us and out 4 month old German Shepherd female puppy. The initial training session consisted of very easy but effective tasks for us to establish a foundation for interactive training. We gave found Ann to be very focused and a joy to work with. She also has provided walking & training when my spouse was out of town for business. Ann took the time initially to assess our dog and then created a plan to bring all of us along for the training journey so that we have a well trained, confident and happy dog. Would highly encourage anyone that has a need (or even if you don't think you do) to meet with Ann. Terrie Sullivan
Jun 24, 2018
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Greta M.

Dog Training

Anne responded to us very quickly and came to our home to help us train our dog. After she left I felt much more cofident! She wrote up a summary for us to focus on the training we needed most, she gave us very specialized attention.
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thank you so much, Greta!
Sep 19, 2016
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Linda t.

Dog Training

Ann has done a great job training both me and my reactive Boston. I was doing a lot wrong and now she's turned me to be in the dominant position and it has really settled my dog down. Sometimes the fault is not always the dog but the owner.
Jun 8, 2016
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Patti B.

Dog Training

Anne provided great training for us and for our pup. She went well above our expectations in providing follow-up emails that summarized our lessons and gave additional tips. She is very patient and encouraging, professional, and passionate about her work. Strong recommend!
Oct 3, 2017
Deborah K.

Dog Training

No dog behaviors change overnight, but Ann gave us a great plan of action and we have already seen some improvement and less anxiety in our rescue pup.
Sep 26, 2017
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FAQs

  • 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).

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