- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I start new clients with a Training Evaluation. This can be at my location or in their home. The Training Evaluation is a time when we meet in person to talk about your dog, meet your dog and determine the best training option to help the client and their dog. The Training Evaluation is $45 at my location and $75 in the clients locations (within 30 minutes of our location in Minooka, IL). Further away clients can have a Training Evaluation in their home for a travel fee. If a client signs up for a training package or program at the Training Evaluation,
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend training workshops every year to continue my education in working with dogs and their owners. I also subscribe to many online options to also keep educating mysef. Workshops I've attended include: -Larry Krohn workshops in Tennessee, May 2016 & in Missouri, September 2017 -Difficult Dogs with Heather Beck in Utah, March 2018 -Training Between the Ears with Mark MaCabe in Ohio, May 2018 -Let Dogs Be Dogs with Marc Goldberg in Illinois, October 2018 -Diabetic Alert Dog Summit with Adam Gibson, in Texas, April 2019 -Level 2 Workshop on Loose Leash Walking and Conditioned Relaxation with Training Between the Ears July 2020 -Ecollar training with Training Between the Ears September 2020 -Targeting and Husbandry Group Class with Training Between the Ears February/March 2021 -Conditioned Relaxation focus class with Training Between the Ears March 2021 -Obedience group class with Training Between the Ears May/June 2021
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always liked working with animal and teaching. Now I get to do both. Teach owners how to have fun and enjoy time with their dogs and work with dogs.