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PawZup (Better Endings New Beginnings)
PawZup (Better Endings New Beginnings)

PawZup (Better Endings New Beginnings)

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Introduction: Better Endings New Beginnings, PawZup 4 Success program helps dogs and their families understand each other. For 35 years, a wagging tail and soft smile with a nuzzle says, "thank you for opening my mind for my family." I believe in continual education and growing my animal/human behavioral skills: Animal Behavior College - Level 2 certified, mentor training for ABC College students Fear Free Certified Dog Trainer AKC evaluator for Canine Good Citizen and Tricks Titles Ian Dunbar Sirius 4 Day Academy My goal is to have your family and your dog sharing smiles and laughter while learning obedience, self-control and leadership skills. We help you change your thinking from . . . "I don't like ___#!@$%$%$___" to "I need to work on ( name of behavior ) and this is how we can do it." I teach you and your dog what to do in calming, reinforcing methods with healthy human leadership. All training is positive, canine and human thought-based and progressive. Plus - I love dog training and working with people! • I love watching puppy's turn from huh? To Aha! • I love the diversity of the breeds and the many temperaments and personalities. • I love how dogs build deep friendships in my classes between people who would never have known each others beauty • I love watching dogs from hard places become vibrant and compatible members of their family. • I love seeing the light come back on in a senior's eyes when they have learned to help their old dog learn expressive new tricks. • I love working with families and children, with seniors and persons with life challenges. It is a joy to watch children become incredible team handlers with their canines and gain solid communication with their furry best friends.
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Hired 7 times

1 employee

35 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

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Deb R.

Jodee has done an amazing job working with my two teenage sons who have disabilities and their dogs. She is patient, kind and very youth-focused. Her classes help my boys work on executive function and social skills while teaching their dogs new skills. She has a strong understanding of the needs of both of my sons and helps train their dogs to assist them. We love Jodee!
PawZup (Better Endings New Beginnings)'s reply
Thanks Deb - it is a pleasure to train with your young men and their canines - I love the smiles and sparkling eyes
Nov 15, 2017
Brandi N.

Dog Training

Today we had our first session with JoDee. Lily loved her and we were excited about all the new games to try. She took the time to answer all our questions and gave us clues to look for. We are looking forward to trying one of her classes when we get back from vacation.
PawZup (Better Endings New Beginnings)'s reply
Thanks Brandi - we will have a good time getting through this - I always see behaviors and crazy dog hobbies as opportunities to give everyone a better life together - have a GREAT vacation!
Nov 14, 2017
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Richard M.

Working with Jodee has been a wonderful experience! I have learned so many different dog training styles and techniques from her classes. She is a very positive, patient and experienced trainer, the best part of working with her is that she is always having fun! Dogs absolutly love her because of her calm energy, no matter how hard or severe the problem is, she never gives up. I have been working with Jodee since 2015 and I have witnessed her success working with every type of situation from working with well balanced dogs to working with very anxious/aggressive dogs. I am very thankful I was able to apprentice under Jodee, if it wasn't for her I would not be the Trainer I am now. I highly recommend working with her!
PawZup (Better Endings New Beginnings)'s reply
Richard you will only continue to grow as a well-versed trainer. It is so essential for me to plant what I know into the trainers of your generation - you have a lifetime to make a difference in thousands of families and their canine members.
Nov 14, 2017
Brett P.

Dog Training

Jodee at PawZup was amazing from the minute she walked in the door and met our three pups until the minute she left. Very knowledgeable, patient, and kind. She clearly loves what she does! Our dogs, ages 1 to 14 took an immediate liking, better yet loving, to her. I would highly recommend!!
PawZup (Better Endings New Beginnings)'s reply
Thank you for the kind words - you have a great fur team and they are going to be fun to move ahead into new and exciting skills.
Jul 29, 2017
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John T.

Dog Training

Jodee was terrific. When she arrived and rang the doorbell - the dogs went ballistic (as usual). After the hour session, the dogs were well behaved. We're looking forward to her next visit.
PawZup (Better Endings New Beginnings)'s reply
Thank you John - Mr. Darcy, Spencer and Cooper are awesome dogs. It will be fun watch them grow.
Jan 13, 2017
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FAQs

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

    I am happy to meet with you and your canine before we decide to do business and that is FREE. I believe training is a partnership between families and their fur kids. After our initial meeting private in home training rates apply. Group classes are scheduled throughout the year and you can join our mailing list.

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

    I like to start with a free phone call and get to know you and your dog better. I will ask about what you love about your dog and what frustrates you. Then we will set up a time that works for both of us and I will travel to your home to work with your dog. In our conversation I will discover what motivates your dog as all the training I do is based on Positive Reinforcement. You will be surprised how much your fur friend can learn and change in just one lesson. After the first lesson, there will be no pressure to continue to on to a next lesson, but many times people love it so much and dogs have so much fun you will want to continue training.

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

    Since 1978, I have trained and raised Standard Poodles (mine are not the foofy kind, more like German Shepherds in muppet gear). I joined Dog Scouts in 2005 and began researching Positive Reinforcement, graduated from Animal Behavior College in 2008, and worked as the mentor/senior trainer for Petco Brooklyn Park from 2009-2016 training their dog trainers. In March 2016 I stepped out on my own to be able to do in home training.

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