HappypawsNTails
HappypawsNTails

HappypawsNTails

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Introduction: I am a certified professional dog/cat trainer. I will partner with you to show you how to navigate the potential challenges of life with your dog/cat by bringing out the best in them. I have been working with dogs and cats for over 15 years. I have two dogs of my own, a Doberman named Nitro and a Chihuahua named Honey. I also have 2 cats that I have had since 2 weeks of age that I fostered from a local shelter. My job is to help you make your pet a great member of your household. Our animals are God's creation and each one deserves to be loved and trained. I am skilled in identifying and managing problem behaviors using positive reinforcement methods. I am experienced in developing and leading group dog training classes. I have been mentoring with Susan Garrett a renowned world dog trainer. Whether you have a puppy, challenging adolescent, a newly adopted dog or cat or a dog or cat with behaviors that you would like changed, I am here to help. I also teach scent training as well as tricks. It is important to keep your dog or cat stimulated by using their mind also. It is my privilege to help you and your pet.
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Hired 93 times

Serves Indian Orchard, MA

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13 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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88 reviews

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Heather G.

Dog Training

so excited for our continued training with wilma! she came to our house today for our first session, and already we learned multiple games to begin our training. my dog was very trusting, and we even saw a little improvement as the session went on. definitely recommend!
HappypawsNTails's reply
Thank you for such high praise. You all were tremendous
May 8, 2021
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Veronica D.

Dog Training

Wilma is so helpful and sweet. She gave me tons of important information on how to properly socialize and train my rescue dog. My dog responded to her immediately and we’re already practicing all the training and games she showed us. Her visit encompassed so much it really is worth your money!
HappypawsNTails's reply
Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments
Apr 10, 2021
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Melissa O.

Dog Training

Wilma has been over twice so far to help us work with our 5 month old puppy Jackson. She is patient and answers all our questions and gives us tips and tricks to train him the way that works for us. She even helped to console me when I was seriously frustrated from lack of sleep due to our vocal puppy. I would definitely suggest Wilma to anyone! She's a great person and our dog loves her too ❤
HappypawsNTails's reply
Melissa you and your family and of course Jackson are a blessing to work with. Thank you for such an inspiring review.
Mar 22, 2021
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Joseph l.

Dog Training

A great experience. Hoping that we will continue to work together. She provided awesome tips and things to work on at home. She is an excellent dog trainer. I highly recommend.
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Thank you Joe for the great review. Hope we work together soon.
Dec 19, 2020
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Jessica M.

Dog Training

Wilma was excellent! She came to our home and worked with our five-month-old puppy, Royce. We now have many tricks up our sleeves to help with training and we are excited at the prospect of having a well behaved dog.
Dec 6, 2020
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Wilma Turgeon

FAQs

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

    I charge lower than most pros because I want to make sure the dog stays with their family. The only time I charge more if I have to travel a long ways or if there is more than one dog.

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

    I like to ask the clients to write down from most important to least what they would like to accomplish. Discuss the goals and start a plan to make it happen.

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

    I went to the Animal Behavior College and am certified for dogs as well as cats. I have also gone to many classes on how to work with dogs and cats that are shy, aggressive, have chewing issues, toy or food possession issues, etc and have obtained certifications for these as well. I also am qualified to do scent training and have learned from my previous mentors to do trick classes.

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