Imagine Dog Training
Imagine Dog Training

Imagine Dog Training

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Introduction: I work with all shapes/sizes of dogs, and am very familiar with the special needs of rescue dogs. I've owned, fostered, and trained rescue dogs for multiple organizations. All dogs, no matter how old or whatever their previous situation can learn new things and adapt to new situations. I believe in leadership training which doesn't rely on buying good behavior with treats or forcing it through a shock collar and pain. Most people already have the skills they need, and only have to be shown how to apply them in a way their dog understands. I love helping dogs stay in their homes and achieve better relationships with their humans. Training dogs doesn't have to be all hard work. It can also be a lot of fun. Showing people how to have fun while making progress to their training goals is very rewarding.
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Hired 47 times

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7 years in business

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Reviews

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

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Michelle B.
Jul 15, 2020
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She wanted to know what was important to me to start with training and brought all her own supplies and treats for the dog, even though they didn’t agree with him. She was masked and very careful and respectful of my home. She had me practice the training techniques after she demonstrated them.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Shawna S.
Mar 14, 2020
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We loved our experience with Imagine Dog Training. She tailored her advice to perfectly address our circumstances and included the whole family. We’ve been able to implement everything we learned right away and will definitely use her services again!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • Therapy or service dog training • Leash pulling • Digging • My home, venue, etc.

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Shelby B.
Sep 2, 2019
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Paula was great about explaining her technique and helping each member of the family understand the process. We will continue to reach out to Paula for dog training tips and sessions as needed!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Robin A.
May 2, 2019
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The dog responded to her with almost every command she gave. Border collies are smart like that. It felt like more of a training session for the human. LOL But that's okay, because I know nothing about the type of dog I have and just thought you were supposed to love, play with and snuggle with your pet.

Details: 1 dog • 0 - 12 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private dog training lessons • Puppy training • Crate training • I travel to the dog trainer

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Darline J.
Mar 15, 2019
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Paula was wonderful with our dog Rocky, we received a lot of education and many of the training Tips are working already the next day. So happy we hired her. She understood our needs for Rocky right away and took her time to teach all of us. Would recommend her to anyone. D.

Details: 1 dog • 0 - 12 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private dog training lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • Biting • Chewing • The dog trainer travels to me

Imagine Dog Training's reply
Thank you for taking time to review and for the kind words! I'm glad to hear Rocky already has his paws on the right path. Please don't hesitate to call if you run into any problems.
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Paula Heubusch

FAQs

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

    $120/session for private consultations

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

    I usually discuss the issues over the phone with the client so I can ascertain the best way to address them. Then a time is scheduled to meet wherever the dog is having issues whether that is at home, the dog park, etc. I recommend most people start with a private lesson to see if that will solve the issues. If it does not, then we can discuss other ways to improve the pet's behavior.

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

    I've worked with hundreds of dogs, multiple rescue organizations, and several training companies. I'm trained in pet CPR, and have taught group classes. I find there is something new to learn every day. My goal is to take at least one new class every year to learn a new skill or technique.

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