Fetch Dog Training and Behavior
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Thomas G.Mar 19, 2015Verified
The experienced trainers at Fetch are just wonderful! We had a rather unruly young dog, who now may be well on his way to becoming a service dog. No dog is perfect, but we have great faith in his ability, thanks to Laska at Fetch.Mar 11, 2015Verified
Their method of BAT training has been the only thing to have any effect on my very stubborn and fearful bulldog. We are making great progress. Thank you so much for helping us make positive changes in Rocky's behavior!Feb 22, 2015Verified
I have used Katie quite a bit for puppy training my fosters. When I decided to adopt a puppy I knew right who I wanted to go to! Class was such a wonderful experience even though he was three times bigger than the rest she treated him the same. Class definitely proved to be a positive experience. I would go to Fetch over and over again. She is the place I recommend for anything! Thanks to puppy class he got socialization with little dogs (at one he is over 80 lbs) and knows how to play correctly! Three cheers for Fetch!Jul 23, 2014
Katie has been very instrumental as a training partner with Save-A-Bull Rescue. In addition to providing basic obedience classes to our foster dogs, she has also provided in-home advice and hosted enrichment seminars for our volunteers on topics such as separation anxiety, behavior adjustment training (BAT), and introductions into dog body language.Jul 20, 2014
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our in-home sessions are $120/hour. Training packages are sold in bundles, and price out to $100/hour. For dogs that need training, but do not have any behavior issues, we can offer our junior trainer (working toward CPDT-KA certification) at $65/hour and $200/4 hours. Semi-private BAT classes are $150/4 weeks. There are only two dogs per class in the beginning levels. Off-leash puppy classes are $165/6 weeks. Class sizes are kept small, to allow for individual attention and safe play.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Continuing education is crucial to being a great trainer. All of our trainers regularly attend local seminars (usually given by national speakers) and professional webinars, and attend national or international conferences when possible. We accrue Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain our professional certifications. Recently our puppy trainers attended Grisha Stewart's online course for puppy training. Last fall, our head trainer attended an equine world clicker conference in the UK, which included notable dog trainer Kay Laurence. Our reactive dog trainers keep current with Behavior Adjustment Training through in-person seminars as well as CEU-approved webinars. We keep current on new research and methods in applied animal behavior, and incorporate it into our training process.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My first dog, Petra, was a beautiful Belgian Malinois rescue. She was everything I wanted - but she also had serious aggression issues, due to lack of socialization and a genetic component. I studied very hard to learn what I could do to help Petra. I was angry that she got the "short end of the stick", and I wanted to help her, and dogs like her. I especially wanted to help prevent these issues in the first place.