Social Tailwaggers, LLC
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5 years in business
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Jody is an extremely knowledgeable and professional dog trainer and her guidance to us for our dog has been invaluable. She is expert in dog training and socialization techniques that will make all the difference in living with our puppy.Jul 21, 2019VerifiedSocial Tailwaggers, LLC's reply
Hi Chris! How is Gigi doing? Were you able to get into Sarah's puppy class? Thank you so much for the review. That was very kind of you and if it is ok with you I am going to post it on my website on my testimonials page (I only put your first name and initial of your last name.) Would you be ok with sending me a photo of Gigi that I can include with the testimonial? I hope to see all of you again in one of my classes in the future. It is always fun to see puppies as they are growing up! Take care! Jody
Jody came by to coach us through some issues we've been having with our puppy: nipping, barking, jumping, and leash pulling. Jody spent 1.5 hours teaching us techniques to work with our puppy, and managing our expectations so that we know what's normal puppy behavior. We're already seeing great results! Jody was very patient, knowledgeable, and helpful as we work to train our puppy to be the best dog she can be! All of her techniques are positive, and reinforced with treats. No awful choke collars, shock callers, or leash jerking necessary.Jul 12, 2016Verified
Jody came over for our first session last night and it was wonderful! She took all the time we needed to talk through a variety of dog behavioral topics, answering all our questions and giving us a lot of advice, including advice outside of the scope of basic training or what we had discussed initially. She brought interactive food dispensing toys to show us, gave us handouts of what we talked about, and showed us how to work on specific commands, coaching us through it. Jody also educated us on a lot of different ways to ensure our dog is safe, healthy, and mentally/physically stimulated - I really appreciated how we looked at how to care for and work with our dog on the whole, not simply to teach commands. The entire session was so helpful to us, and Jody was a pleasure to work with! We're excited for either more one-on-one sessions and/or a class with Social Tailwaggers!Apr 5, 2017Verified
I couldn't be happier with the training that we've received from Social Tailwaggers. Jodie, our trainer. is so patient and very knowledgeable. The first time we met, we discussed what training I was interested in and what goals we were trying to achieve for my dog, Cooper. Cooper was around 10-11 months old when we began our first training session. She immediately began to introduce new skills and commands to work on training Cooper. After each lesson, Jodie sends a detailed email outlining all of the skills we worked on and suggestions to help with practicing on my own. Jodie was also helpful with recommendations on types of toys and feeding bowls to help with the energy level of my dog. I would highly recommend Social Tailwaggers to anyone who needs help training a new puppy or an older dog. It is well worth the time, money and effort to have a well trained dog and not only are you going to have a well trained, better behaved dog, it's also a lot of fun time spent with your dog.Jan 19, 2017Verified
Jody came to our home for a puppy consultation. She was on time and was more than thorough about how we could make sure our new puppy was well taken care of in his new home. She also gave us tips to work on the relationship between our older dog and new puppy. She took the time to answer all of our questions and even explain to our children how to handle the different situations they were experiencing with our puppy. I felt that I received more than my monies worth and will be signing up for some of the group classes at Social Tailwaggers for my new puppy. I am extremely happy with our experience.Jun 10, 2019VerifiedSocial Tailwaggers, LLC's reply
Thank you so much for the nice review Mikkole. I enjoyed meeting you and your family and I'm looking forward to helping you with Rocket as he grows up. Jody
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We do not have a standard pricing system for our in-home/one-on-one services. Please contact us for pricing. Pricing for group classes can be found on our website.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Our in home teaching is customized to your dog’s needs. We start with a no charge telephone consultation or email to determine what you and your dog’s needs are. Whether he needs the basics such as sit, down, and leash walking or help with behavioral problems such as resource guarding and jumping we can help. Before the initial appointment, a client information sheet is emailed to gain further information about your pet. This information helps us to see if there are any additional behavioral needs which we feel need to be addressed. We service Maryland and parts of Washington DC.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?A six month course covering Operant and Classical Conditioning and Functional Behavior Analysis was completed. This course was taught at Humane Domain by a well known Certified Animal Behaviorist, Debbie Winkler. Further education was obtained by assisting Puppy K and Basic Training classes at Humane Domain for over two years. Although there is no licensing for dog trainers, there is a certification which can be obtained, Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Jody Broughton earned her certification in 2016 after obtaining over 300 hours of dog training experience and passing the CCPDT exam. We are also a member of The Professional Pet Guild and the International Association Of Animal Behavior Consultants; a Family Paws Parent Educator, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Please see our website for references.