Blair Finney- 810 K9 Academy
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Hired 12 times
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6 years in business
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I offer a 10% discount on services for military veterans, and a multi dog discount for board and train programs.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to get an initial consult from the owners via phone or email to go over the behaviors they are struggling with. That will enable me to give you a more definitive quote. Board and train services are a 4-week long commitment and which your dog stays at my home full-time. It includes a private lesson upon conclusion of the four week, as well as phone/text/email support.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I grew up around a variety of dogs, between my father being a K9 Officer for a number of years, and my mother breeding and showing Belgian Malanois. A few years back, I got dogs of my own. I started by showing my Mini Aussie and German Shepherd in a variety of AKC and UKC. About a year ago, I retired Violet and Raven and I added another wonderful German Shepherd to start training and competing in schutzhund/IPG, and then a few months ago, I added a puppy to the pack too. Working schutzhund dogs has given me a lot more clarity into the motivations behind canine aggression and defensiveness. I joined the training team at Canine Copilots in 2015, gaining valuable experience in working with a variety of dogs with a broad spectrum of training needs. I have since gone into business for myself and currently offer a board and train program. I believe that even as a professional, you never know enough to stop learning.