Fetch Dog Training and Behavior
About this pro
Experience, Education, Creativity, and Ethics Experience: Our trainers have experience with a wide variety of breeds, ages, and issues. Our dogs are great teachers, and practical experience is mandatory. Education: We believe in progress. We believe in finding faster and safer training methods. We believe in making the learning process enjoyable for our student. Learning has no end, and our trainers keep current with new science and the changing landscape of animal training. When we're not working with your dog, we're working hard to make sure we can bring the best methods to our next session. Creativity: There's not always a book answer to your dog's behavior challenges. Creativity is a key skill that our trainers use to develop individual training and behavior plans, to help even the most difficult issue. Ethics: We strongly believe that the journey is just as important as the outcome. Our ethics guide our decision making. The emotional, mental, and physical health of the dog is always paramount. Within one hour, we are able to make a change between dog and person - either in how they understand each other, or how they can influence each other's behavior - and the result it magical. We love making people smile, and helping them see how great their dog can be.
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
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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.