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Chris was fantastic ! He’s a wealth of knowledge from experience. He’s a true dog “person” and helped not only train my almost five year old yorkie mix, he explained the positive impact the training and removing stress from my little guys life would have in him and the entire family. He’s responsive, punctual, kind and knowledgeable ; I highly recommend him !Feb 2, 2020VerifiedTakacs Dog Training LLC's reply
Thank you Bridgett for your very positive review. I really enjoyed working with you and Rocket. I appreciated the opportunity and I am glad that the training went so well for you.
Chris was great to work with and extremely knowledgeable. We had a lot of challenges when we brought a puppy into our household with our older dog. Chris helped us figure out ways to make them coexisting manageable. He also helped us get our new puppy off to a great start with basic training. I would definitely recommend Takacs Dog Training.Feb 5, 2019VerifiedTakacs Dog Training LLC's reply
Thank you Nicole for the very positive review. I had a great time working with all of you and I am glad I could make a difference.
Chris did a great job with my adolescent pup, Toast. He gave me all the tools I need to know how to manage and keep up her training. Would recommend to any new dog owner, especially those who have adopted dogs with quirky habits!Feb 7, 2019VerifiedTakacs Dog Training LLC's reply
Thank you Leah for the very positive review. I really enjoyed working with you and Toast. I am glad our work was so successful.
My dog suffered from separation anxiety as well as leash aggression with other dogs. I was hoping to find some methods to combat these issues, and I am beyond impressed on the progress we have made. Chris has incredible tactics that work so well and so quickly! I am to the point where I can take my pup anywhere without being nervous about her behavior. Her progress has been incredible - you can tell she has lots of confidence in herself now! Chris is wonderful and so easy to work with! I highly, highly recommend if you're looking for a dog trainer who wants to see you and your dog succeed as much as you do!Jun 11, 2019VerifiedTakacs Dog Training LLC's reply
Thank you Ally for your very positive review of my work with you and Noli. I really enjoyed myself and I am so glad that the training program was so successful. Noli is really a great dog and I appreciate you as well for the great work that you did with her. I thank you for the opportunity to work with you and for your support of my work. Have a great day!
I hired Chris to help me with Finley, my 9 year old corgi mix. I live downtown Chicago and Finn had high anxiety and a lack of obedience training, leash aggression, and socialization issues. Chris came to my apartment and walked us through positive reinforcement training with treats and commands. He was incredibly professional, thorough, and patient with us. Finley is now able to go on walks, knows his obedience commands, and is overall MUCH less anxious and seems so much happier! Chris will next work with us to fully socialize Finley with other dogs and we are excited! Five stars to chris and I would recommend him to everyone!Nov 25, 2018VerifiedTakacs Dog Training LLC's reply
Thank you Rebecca for the kind and positive review. I am so happy that Finley is doing so much better. I have really enjoyed working with both of you and I look forward to continuing to help you in making progress with Finley and helping him to have a calm and happy life.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I am now providing live remote training via teleconferencing as well as training that can be provided in your home. My single session fee for remote training is $80 and in the home it is $90. A four session Basic Obedience Program is $320 / $360. A five session Puppy Kindergarten Program or a five session Anxiety and Fear Program is $400 / $450. I will provide free training support via phone, text or email for the life of your dog. If you adopted your dog from a rescue or shelter a portion of your paid fees will be donated to that shelter.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I will first conduct a free phone consultation where I will learn all I can about your needs for you and your dog. This will allow me to provide a training program built specifically to you and your dog's needs. I will also provide you with all of the information that you feel you need to know about myself and my training methods which are force free and positive reinforcement. We will then decide together the type and length of training that will be best suited for your dog. We will then set up an appointment for your first training session in your home. Hopefully everyone in the home can attend this first session. The first session will begin by going back over the information that was gained in the phone consultation with everyone in attendance. This will ensure that all of us are on the same page. As I begin to work with your dog I will begin including everyone in attendance to participate as well. This will allow you to learn and be comfortable with the training homework that will be needed to achieve your desired behavior in your dog. Everyone's participation on a consistent basis is the key to a successful dog training program.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I received my training and certificate from the FernDog Trainer Academy. I am currently studying in the Ian Dunbar Academy Program. I also attend additional seminars and programs to pursue continuing education. I am a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.