Big Furry Friends
Big Furry Friends

Big Furry Friends

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Introduction: I am a Karen Pryor Academy graduate and a certified Human-animal Intervention specialist, through Oakland University. My main focus of dog training is building a bond between the client and their dog. I use positive-based training methods along with understanding the bond that occurs between humans and animals, to create this wonderful relationship. I offer classes in both puppy and beginner levels, along with field trip training. Private lessons were I offer problem solving solutions or I can train canine basic behaviors for you. I can come to your home or at the training facility.

Hired 2 times

Serves Gobles, MI

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2 years in business

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3 reviews


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Keanah S.
May 2, 2022

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I had a great experience with Kim. She recognized what my giant dog needed and gave us real solutions to help him get better.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Extra large (70+ lbs) • Board and train at a facility • General obedience training • Barking • Crate training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Chelsea G.
Apr 23, 2022
My husband and I brought our two dogs to training with Kim and had absolutely the best possible time. The two dogs have totally opposite personalities and needs, and yet both came away from the class with a whole set of new skills, and overall improved behavior. Better yet, my husband and I understand them better, and we all have new tools to communicate with one another. Regardless of your goals with your canine buddy, I can't recommend Big Furry Friends highly enough. Kim is so incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and really uses all her skills to get results.
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Keith K.
Apr 24, 2022
Great experience working with Kim and learning the ins and outs of being a therapy dog team.
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Kimberly Marsh


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

    Prices are comparable to other local trainers.

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

    Phone consultation first.

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

    Karen Pryor Academy graduate- KPA- #27291 and a certified Human-animal interventionist specialist (CHAIS) through Oakland University. Have been directing a therapy dog team in the educational field since 2017. Have trained several emotinal support dogs and other animal therapy teams.

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