Hired 134 times
5 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wed - Sat
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Ok, I am telling you guys that Sandy Nelson is the Mary Poppins of dog training. I can not believe how easy she made it to learn how to get Ruby, my Saint Bernard, to actually listen (Ruby will now sit for treats). Today was the first lesson for my new girl "Babs". Babs is a Bassett Hound and like all hounds she is pretty dopey. Her first lesson went fantastic. With Sandy's help I am going to have two well behaved pooches. I can NOT say enough good things about The Pawsitive Experience. I am so grateful to have found Sandy on here.Sep 29, 2017Verified
Sandy has been a great help to us and even though our Raylan is doing good he is still a puppy! Sandy is showing us the positive ways to reinforce good and bad behavior! Thanks Sandy for your time and " treats" !!Sep 20, 2016Verified
Great trainer.Jan 29, 2017Verified
Sandy is great and extremely reasonable with her prices. I’m glad I chose her and would highly recommend her to anyone!Jan 7, 2018Verified
Sandy was great with my dog and I look forward to working with herSep 27, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My prices are comparably lower than most. I also offer discounts for shelter/rescue dogs. I also offer 6 and 12 lesson packages at a substantial per lesson discount.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have attended seminars/workshops on a regular basis with world renowned trainers and behaviorists (My latest ones have been with Kathy Sdao and Patricia McConnell feel free to google them. They are impressive.)
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I was a restaurant manager for more than 20 years. I have a daughter and when she was young, I did the job for a steady income and benefits. She is grown now, so it was time for me to do for me. I have always loved dogs (I love all animals, but dogs are my favorite), so I took courses and became a certified trainer. I had adopted my dog and decided that's what I want my specialty to be. I then took continuing education lessons in shelter dogs (not just training them, but also how to handle their special needs. The biggest being anxiety). This is my passion.