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Manners PUPlease
Manners PUPlease

Manners PUPlease

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Introduction: I build a training foundation on science based techniques, dog langauge and the individual dog. Just like there is not one fits all diet and exercise plan for humans there is not one training way to train your dog. There are many different ways to train a dog and different levels of training. I work on the dogs level so the dog understands what I am asking. This is done with a series of games to keep training fun and exciting for you and you dog. Training should be fun for you and your dog and life with your dog should be a joy! I have been training on my own for 7 years and have 20 plus years of experience in the field. I started as a service dog trainer with a company and ventured out on my own. I watch and evaluate a dog, understand body language and look for the right method. I love that every dog is different and complex with a unique ways to learn. While each dog has its own set of issues and different learning styles, the communication between dogs is the same. I enjoy establishing the dog language from dog to dog and dog to humans. I work on a variety of skills per dog and I keep it fun. They have to learn to enjoy what I am asking so the shorter and rewarding a skill is the more likely they want to do as you ask.
Overview

Hired 51 times

Serves Tonganoxie, KS

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2 employees

6 years in business

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Dan M.

Dog Training

Melissa did a fantastic job we have a shih Tzu puppy and we could not get him house broken and she did it extremely well we haven't had any accidents in the house since and that was our main concern and she taught him not to jump which was also important to us and he came back a very sweet wonderful puppy and we are very grateful to her
Sep 1, 2020
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Stacey L.

Dog Training

Melissa took the time to come over and meet Bear and myself to answer questions and make us comfortable. When we came back, she could show us the progress they made and I was thrilled! We’re 2 weeks out and his behavior has stayed consistent. I’ve been incredibly pleased and would recommend Melissa to anyone considering training and/or boarding with her.
Jul 4, 2018
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Rebeca M.

Pet Boarding

Melissa was amazing with Frank our Boxer mix. She help train and board him for 3 days while we went out of town. I was very nervous to leave Frank as he didn't appear to do well with other humans or dogs. He was very responsive to Melissa and did exceptionally well while we were gone. Melissa helped train him some with jumping up on kitchen counters, but he definitely could use more time with her. We will surely use Melissa again!!
Jun 19, 2017
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Melissa M.

Dog Training - Board and Train

Melissa went above and beyond to help us with our puppy! She even picked up and dropped off our pet and stayed to work with us at the end of the week, on how to continue our dog's training. I like that Melissa works with your dog in her home to train them on manners that you will need in the household. She was very patient, positive, and effective. We now have a much better mannered pooch, thanks to Melissa!
Dec 25, 2016
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Megan S.

Dog Training

I have the most beautiful dog, Penny, who just so happens to be terrified of everything because a previous owner treated her in a horrible manner. When she's scared she barks and since she's a mastiff mix she scares all my neighbors around us (even though we know she wouldn't hurt them, they don't know that). I finally decided it was time for her to start getting over these fears. I hired Melissa with Manners PuPlease. We've seen her 3 times so far (once was a consultation and 2 in-home sessions) and we can already see a HUGE difference in our sweet Penny. She's still not perfect and Melissa is planning on doing some boarding/training for Penny to help her continue to get over these fears. My boyfriend was more than skeptical at first because Melissa is SUPER affordable, but the second we met her and she met Penny he knew we had made the right decision. I can not wait to see how much more Melissa can do with Penny. I can't say enough great things about Melissa. I'm very very pleased!
Manners PUPlease's reply
I really enjoyed working with you and Penny!
Nov 19, 2015
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Melissa Witt

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Basic summary of services. Not all dogs learn the same and time frames are estimations. Dog Board and Train services include: o Obedience training levels o Service dog skill set o Puppy Training o Transportation pick up and drop off o Boarding Boarding Only While your away let your dog enjoy the comfort of home life.

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

    Consultation either over the phone or a meeting at the person's house with the dog. We discuss availability, pick up, drop off and go over training concerns. I have them fill out paper work . All dogs are required to have up to date shots and Bordetella (kennel Cough) within the last 6 months. must have a vet approved flea and tick prevention.

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

    I worked with a program CHAMP for service dogs, as well as training for dogs to achieve good citizen award for being behaved. I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers as well as an elevator for Therapy pets unlimited and Canine Good Citizen. I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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