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She has been most helpful with my mother's dog, not only walking her, but offering training and suggesting better ways to work with her newly adopted dog.Jul 16, 2017VerifiedChristy's Canine Care's reply
Thank u, they're a pleasure to work with 😊
We love Christy! We originally contacted Christy to help integrate my dog with my parents' cat. She massaged my dog and gave us tips on how to calm her while she was in the presence of my parents' cat. Christy also comes and walks my dog and is very responsive and flexible when we ask her for walks. My dog LOVES Christy and we trust her entirely!!Oct 26, 2018VerifiedChristy's Canine Care's reply
Thank u Tracy! It's been a pleasure working with u, ur family & Hazel! She's a super sweetheart 💗🐾!
Since beginning weekly walks with Christy my dogs are less wound up when I come home from work. They respond well to her especially the puppy who is thrilled to burn off some energy!May 21, 2017VerifiedChristy's Canine Care's reply
Christy was amazing!! I really value her attentiveness and expertise as a behaviorist in caring for my Husky during my 4 days in the Lake Forest area. I was staying at a dog-friendly hotel but had to be gone most of the day to work with a client. I loved Christy's interaction with my Husky -- which was far more than simply taking him for walks. She kept him engaged & mentally stimulated with behavior training, massage, meeting other dogs, car rides -- and especially with her 4-legged companion named Mazzei -- with whom my Husky bonded as his friend. :) I highly recommend Christy -- and will certainly request her expertise and loving companionship again for my next work trip to Lake Forest!Dec 2, 2016Verified
Christy is the best. When we were out of town for a couple of days, she came to the house 4 times a day. Walked and fed our dog and even gave her a massage! Our dog has not always been people friendly, but Christy understands dogs. No one else has ever been as good with her as Christy has.Jul 21, 2016Christy's Canine Care's reply
Thank u Holly....It's been my pleasure getting to know u, John & BEAUTIFUL Izzy! She's adorable ☺! Thank U for giving me the opportunity🐶
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My prices vary a bit from client to client. This is simply because I make up such a specialized, targeted program, set of goals & ways of achieving them for each individual case. It would be impossible to have a flat rate.....however, when you consider that your dog is not simply learning to obey a command, but learning to do SOOOO VERY MUCH MORE, like get THRU anything that may be blocking them from being the truly free spirited dog that dogs are meant to be~you, too will find yourself a much happier person & pet parent.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I always like to set up a face to face evaluation at NO CHARGE! to the potential client for several reasons. 1.) It gives them the chance to meet me & see first if they are comfortable with me. 2.) It gives both myself & the pet parents an opportunity to see how their dog [s] respond to me & my energy; with the ultimate goal of making them ALL more comfortable & relaxed! 3.) It also allows the pet parents to come up with any more in depth questions they may have. I feel this is an excruciatingly important first step to take!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have grown up working with dogs & horses on my Aunt's farm my whole life. However, after rescuing Jordan, [ whom I refer to as my first born-as I don't have children! ], he gave me the MOST BEAUTIFUL gift and I just knew it was my LIFE'S calling to share it. I immediately began training & massaging him, then took several classes. Shortly thereafter, I decided to go to Canine Massage School to become a Canine Massage Therapist as well as a Trainer & Behavioral Specialist. We studied Canine Behavior & body language in school, & the rest I learned by taking class after class, studying under other trainers, and working very many intern hours just to learn as much as I could. I even lived at a training/boarding/daycare facility for 4 months, 24 hours/day; just to study as much & as many canines as I could. I am continually taking online courses to keep up with my education as well.