Takacs In Home Dog Training
Takacs In Home Dog Training

Takacs In Home Dog Training

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Introduction: I have developed and am using proper social distancing protocols for at home in person training when considered equally appropriate between myself and the client. These protocols will be explained and provided to the client before the first training session. I am now also providing my full line of training programs via live virtual training via Zoom, Face Time or other mediums for those who would prefer that service. I will work with you to develop a successful and customized training program that will fit both you and your dog's needs. This will result in the kind of family life you and your dog desire. This is achieved through force free, reward based training that will have your dog finding value in behaving in the ways that you prefer. I will also make sure that you have the skills that you need to maintain those behaviors. I provide all of this in the comfort of your home. Takacs Dog Training LLC is also an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau. My dedicated client work, shelter training as well as my past and continuing education allows me to assist dogs and their families in achieving success in the face of their own challenges. I specialize in puppies, obedience training, behavioral modification as well as building a sound transitional program for your newly adopted rescue or shelter dog. If your dog is from a shelter or rescue I will make a financial donation to that rescue from your paid fees. I will also provide free support by phone, email or text for the lifetime of your dog after our training program is completed. I look forward to speaking with you today to begin providing the kind of home you and your dog deserve. The most rewarding part of this job is seeing the happiness that comes from a well behaved dog. Successful training is also about saving lives and creating a forever home for everyone involved. That is the most fulfilling part for me.
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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Jeremy T.
Nov 3, 2020
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Chris was very helpful in training our puppy german shepherd. He is very knowledgeable and gave us great information to continue training our dog. Thanks.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • House training • Barking • Digging • Biting • Chewing • Destructive behavior • Crate training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Takacs In Home Dog Training's reply
Thank you Jeremy for your very positive review. I had a great time working with all of you and Nahla and I thank you for the opportunity. I am glad that her training went so well. Please be sure to let me know if you need any further help. Take care and have a great day.
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Rebecca F.
Aug 25, 2020
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Chris was so great with Maya he showed patience, was very reliable, and got right to it. At first I thought my dog can not be trainable well in one day he showed so much and maya responded so well it was amazing. I had to continue as it took time and took in his advice did my homework Maya is better then ever. I have a better understanding of my puppy think it brought us closer together. I have a five year old and he enjoyed watching Chris train Maya, one day he wants to help out and be a trainer (he still loves playing the games and training his puppy) Chris set a great example. Thank you Chris you changed our house for the better she even gets a long better with Sky our cat 😁. Can’t wait to see what else you have to offer. Thank you Rebecca and Maya

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • House training • Crate training • Digging • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Takacs In Home Dog Training's reply
Thank you Rebecca for your very positive review. I really do appreciate it and I appreciated the opportunity to work with all of you. Maya is a great dog and I had a lot of fun working with her. Anytime you son is ready to begin learning how to train dogs I will be happy to help him. Take care and be sure to let me know if you need any further help.
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Max C.
Jun 20, 2020
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I contacted Chris on night 1 of getting my puppy while freaking out after our corgi had just gone to the bathroom in the house for the 4th time in a row. Chris got back to me that night and we connected and our dog has been better ever since. I couldnt be happier to have selected Chris to do puppy training with. After a few sessions our corgi can now sit, stay, come on command and is all around a calmer dog. He even knows the difference between blue and yellow! We live in Lakeview for anyone looking for a trainer down here. I highly recommend!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • My home, venue, etc.

Takacs In Home Dog Training's reply
Thank you very much Max for your very positive review. I really appreciate it. I had a great time working with you and Mandy and of course Gus. I love his personality. Please be sure to let me know if you ever need any further help.
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Lily g.
May 28, 2020
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I did puppy training with Chris and I am so glad I did! I was very stressed about being a single dog mom and no one in my family has ever had a dog. He was super helpful and responsive to my millions of questions I had throughout the day, and he is very patient. He knows his stuff and I would highly recommend.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Takacs In Home Dog Training's reply
Thank you Lily for your very positive review and kind words. I had a great time working with you and Augie. I am glad that his training went so well. Please be sure to let me know if you need any further help or have questions.
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Bridgett H.
Feb 2, 2020
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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 !

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

Takacs In Home Dog Training'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.
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I am now providing live virtual training as well as training that can be provided in your home using proper social distancing protocols. My single session fee is $100. A four session Obedience Program is $400. A five session Puppy Kindergarten Program or a five session Anxiety and Fear Program is $500. 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 also attend additional seminars and programs to pursue continuing education. I am a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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