Ross Walker
Ross Walker

Ross Walker

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Introduction
Ross is driven by his passion for dogs and dreams of establishing a remarkable dog training business right here in the city. By signing up for these free services, you not only give your furry companion the attention they deserve (and save your own sanity), but you also become an integral part of this incredible journey. Imagine the possibilities as you embark on this adventure together. With Ross's expertise and Fly's unwavering loyalty as a helper dog, your dog will experience transformative training that will bring joy and harmony to your household. The best part? It won't cost you a dime! We understand that trust is essential, especially when it comes to your beloved four-legged friend. That's why we're offering our services for free initially for a short time, allowing you to experience firsthand the exceptional care and dedication we bring to each training session. Join us now to become a part of something truly special. Let's forge a lasting bond with your dog, nurture their potential, and help shape this dream into a reality. We can't wait to meet you and your furry friend soon! Take the leap of faith, and together, we'll create a brighter future for dogs and their devoted owners.
Overview

Hired 5 times

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10 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, and Venmo.

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Reviews

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Elizabeth P.
Jun 12, 2024
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I waited my entire life for a furry friend, and got my pup from a local rescue. Leo was suffering from reactivity and separation anxiety, when Ross started working with us last summer 2023. From the beginning he was very professional and prepared , he never judged us and was patient. He has a calm demeanor and genuinely loves dogs. He is a very busy guy but took time to thoroughly take notes and spend time to get to know our story. Ross gives solid recommendations for everything first time dog parents need such as types of leashes collars toys bowls treats beds and beyond He really listened to our needs and personalized the lessons to our environment in the home, yard, park, around the block and school playground. Ross is a true dog whisperer and could relate to any dog no mater the circumstances. He is highly recommended and appreciated. We will never forget you Ross. From Leo and Elizabeth in North center.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Biting • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Denise C.
Oct 12, 2016
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Ross is fabulous! Maddox just adores him! I love that my dog gets to walk with other dogs and go to different places. I have noticed that Maddox has an extra spring in his step. I travel for a living and Maddox and I have been many places. I have used my fair share of dog walkers and Ross ranks as one of the best. He teaches Maddox good manners with walking along with other command like stay. Maddox thinks that means 5 seconds normally, but have found he does much better now. I also love that Ross set up a webpage for Maddox, so I can see his recent jaunts around the city!
Ross Walker's reply
Thank you, Denise! Maddox is really adjusting well and picking up on his expectations. He makes me laugh, and I love taking him out!
Dog Walking
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Jonna K.
Jun 14, 2016
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Ross is the perfect match for our Belgian Malinois. Ross has excellent communication skills and keeps us up to date and informed with all of Mojo's jaunts. Mojo even has his own Facebook page on Ross's website. It's great to be able to see what they did on their outings. We would highly recommend Ross for any dog walking or pet sitting needs.
Ross Walker's reply
Thanks so much, Jonna! Mojo is a great dog, and I always look forward to picking him up.
Dog Walking
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FAQs

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

    I offer a free 60-90 minute evaluation where I meet with the owner and their dog(s). This helps because: (1) It lets the owner ask me any questions they may have and decide whether they want to hire me without having to pay just to see me (2) It allows me to evaluate the dog. I need to make sure I am conscious of the dog's energy level and temperament (reactions to dogs and people, whether they're nervous or confident, etc.) in order to keep him or her safe. (3) It gives me a chance to interact with the owner, find out what their dog likes and doesn't like, maybe hear some stories, and make a connection. Dogs are an extension of their owner, and it's important not to forget that.

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

    I have worked with dogs for many years, including client, family, and friend's dogs as well as those at shelters and rescues. The shelter work is always my favorite because it gives me a chance to encounter a lot of extreme behaviors that resulted in people abandoning their pet. Seeing a dog transform from a F-150 pulling machine with no manners to a happy, obedient pup is by far the most rewarding aspect. I have probably worked with hundreds of dogs, and I have never met one I didn't like.

  • What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

    I think it's important to watch dog trainers in action and assess them for yourself. Do they work with the dog or against it? Do they get frustrated or remain calm? Does the dog respond well and listen to them? Does the dog seem to be getting better or worse? The only way to make sure you're comfortable to allow someone to handle your dog without your supervision is to watch and make sure you're happy with their approach before making any decisions.

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