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Pooch Pointers
Pooch Pointers

Pooch Pointers

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Introduction: Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Pooch Pointers will cease training immediately. Sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for utilizing our services in the past. Pooch Pointers In-Home Dog Training specializing in: Basic Obedience, Advanced Obedience, Unsocialized and Untrained Dogs...all within YOUR home. Perfect for busy families who can’t make it to a regularly scheduled class or pooches who might be anxious in social situations and need some initial training before going into a class with other dogs. By us working together, I train YOU how to train your dog. Servicing Kalamazoo, MI and surrounding areas. A mileage fee of .75/mile is additional for homes beyond a 60 mile roundtrip from Portage. Typically, we will start with a consultation which last about a half hour to 45 minutes. The cost of this consultation is $150. This give the family a chance to see if they are comfortable with me and my training style and it gives me a chance to see if I can help. If we decide to part ways, no hurt feelings and I'm on my way. If you decide to continue with training, the cost for a basic obedience package, consisting of 4 - one and half hour in-home private lessons, is $450. The $150 consultation fee will be included in the $450. We will start training that day! Additional dogs within the same household are an additional $150 for the 4 lessons. For more pricing details, please feel free to check out my website poochpointers.com In-home Advanced Obedience and Beyond is $100 per lesson for one dog ($125 for 2 dogs). Typically these lessons last an hour and a half (about 2 hours for 2 dogs). Goals of these lessons will be discussed prior to scheduling. My goal is for you to be excited about communicating with your pooch. Once you understand one another your enjoyment and learning together could be limitless! Behavioral issues such as biting and aggression begin with the same $150 consulting fee however additional lessons are usually required beyond the initial four.
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Hired 17 times

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2 years in business

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

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Deborah T.

Dog Training

I have two 5 year old Havanese/Pomeranian siblings. I didn’t think they needed training, they’re just adorable lap dogs, right!? Well, Echo, the boy, has aggression issues when other dogs are anywhere near. Gypsy, the girl, loves everyone...a little too much. I searched for over a year hoping to find someone to come to my house versus going to a facility. Fortunately I found Becky! Her response was quick. She trained ME and the pups together... I needed a lot of re-training 😏. The 3 of us are on our way to a calmer and healthier relationship to our friends, family and new acquaintances both human and canine! Can’t thank you enough Becky 💕
Pooch Pointers's reply
Thank you for the review Deborah! I truly loved working with the three of you! You set them up with a great foundation to build upon. All of your hard work sure did show and those sweet babies sure do want to please you!
Nov 15, 2019
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Shaunie G.

Dog Training

My husband and I absolutely adored watching Becky interact with our dog Candi. We always felt like we completley understood what she was asking of us and of our dog. We love that she was committed to Candi succeeding. Thank you Becky! We are pleased with our well mannered girl.
Pooch Pointers's reply
Thank you SO much Shaunie!! You two worked with Candi and it showed! You two set your goal right at the beginning that you wanted a well mannered dog...I am THRILLED that you guys took the time and effort to make it happen!! Please give that precious baby a hug from me!
Nov 28, 2019
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Pat H.

I loved the transformation of my dog's behavior and of his and my relationship after spending four sessions with Becky. She was warm, positive, knowledgeable and fun. She had effective tips for handling specific issues I asked about (digging, front door behaviors, etc) and she helped me to train my pup to do things I didn't know he was capable of doing (or myself, for that matter). I highly recommend Becky for her expertise and ease in training. Alfie also loved it when she came to "visit". Thanks, Becky!!!
Pooch Pointers's reply
Thank you Pat! I LOVED working with you and Alfie! Such a sweet soul...both of you.
Aug 29, 2019
Beth W.

Dog Training

Becky started working with us for my fearful dog. She offered some hints and suggestions that worked to a point. Unfortunately my dog is very fearful and not quite ready for obedience.I'm still working on building trust and will contact Becky in the future.
Pooch Pointers's reply
Thanks for the review Beth, I appreciate it. Like I said to you, I believe YOU are the person who will be able to build that bridge of trust with Hope. She is SO lucky to have you and your experience with reading what body language tells us. I have not met many people that have your keen eye. While I've had great success building trust through weekly visits, I understand that with some pooches it takes more than that to overcome their terrors. I wish all of you only the best!
Nov 19, 2019
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Roberta R.

Dog Training

Becky is very affirming, positive, and understanding. We made great progress with a difficult, traumatized rescue. I recommend her without hesitation.
Pooch Pointers's reply
Thank you SO much Bobbi! I truly loved working with you guys!
Aug 28, 2019
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FAQs

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

    Prices can vary depending on the issues and goals for the pooch. A typical Beginner Obedience class consists of four 1 1/2 hour lessons for $450. Our first meeting will begin with a consultation to make sure all parties are comfortable moving forward with lessons. If so, we will begin training that day!

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

    Our first visit would consist of a consultation to determine where the pooch is with his/her training. We will discuss issues the family might be experiencing as well as short and long term goals. If the client would like to move forward with training, the $150 consultation fee will be wrapped into the $450 four lesson package and we will start training that same day. From there a personalized training plan will be created. This plan will be written out in detail for the family to refer back to.

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