Holland K9 Services
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I really like his truthfulness when it comes to training your dog, he was very respectful in any options you had and also made sure you understand everything he is going to have done to your dog training wise, I would definitely go back to him for any tune ups and also if we get other dog!Jun 16, 2020Verified
I miss john! I took a break from training with my 4 crazy dogs and feel like it's probably too late to go back, but it was fantastic! I would love to pick it back up. John is great at what he does, and he seems to invest himself into his employees.Apr 27, 2019Verified
We rescued our german shepherd Ritter when he was about 1 year old. He had come from an abusive past and was a bit of a mess. We engaged John shortly after we got Ritter and John helped us turn Ritter into the confident and well trained dog he is today. John is great reading dogs and knowing what it takes to reach their potential and knows what is too much. He trains interactively and it helped us so much but more importantly, it helped Ritter immensely. I cannot say enough good things about John. Many people compliment us on how well trained Ritter is and we always highly recommend John.Nov 1, 2018Verified
John is not only a trainer, but a valuable resource- makes himself available to do what it takes. We acquired our 3 yo GS from a kennel so he needed to be household/ young family trained- jumping up, command/response, dog aggression. John communicated our dog’s progress throughout his training and provided the training our dog needed. John also provides the opportunity for follow up and refresh to reinforce the initial training. This is key for my household as all our humans need to be in the same page, using the same vocabulary, as our GS was trained. Very pleased!Aug 1, 2018Verified
A very wonderful experience. I would highly recommend John. He is so knowledgeable and and a real pro. Wiggles did very well training with him and i learned so much. I recommend him highly.Nov 20, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Many trainers charge per session or for a package of training sessions. The problem with this model is that clients never know how much they will actually pay for training to meet their goals. This is a flawed strategy because there is no motivation for the trainer to actually meet the client's goals. Instead, it is in the trainers best interest to not meet the client's goals and as a result keep charging for more sessions. A better model is to charge based on meeting the client's goals for a flat fee regardless of how long it takes. That is why at Holland K9 Services we charge using this model. We will meet with the client, get a better understanding of their goals and write a contract with measurable goals clearly outlined. We will charge a flat fee based on those goals. Our pricing starts at $750.00 for advanced off leash obedience and unlimited sessions. For aggression and severe behavioral issues our pricing is $1,500.00 this fee also includes unlimited session and free follow-ups.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When we are contacted by a client we will begin with a phone consultation. During that consultation we get a general idea of what the client is trying to accomplish with their pet and answer any questions that the client may have. We make a valid effort to make sure that we are a good fit with the client. It is critical to set expectations during this initial contact about general pricing and what realistic goals can be accomplished through training. If the client wants to proceed with training we will either setup an in-person consultation to meet the dog and owner or create a contract and send it to the client. It isn't always necessary to meet with a client before starting training. For instance, if a client wants to begin training with a puppy that has typical behaviors, we can email a contract and schedule the training with the client. With more severe issues such as aggression or separation anxiety, we typically schedule an in-person consultation to make sure we feel confident that the behavior can be addressed through training. There is no universal method of training that will work with every dog in every situation. That is why at Holland K9 Services we build a comprehensive and tailored program for each of our dogs. This is a different approach than most training companies that only have one training program and if it doesn’t work with a particular dog than there is nothing they can do. All of our training is rooted in established animal behavior science. Not a gut feeling or some other non-qualified strategy. While a cookie cuter approach may work some of the time with some of the dogs , it will never build a dog that is consistent in every situation, every time regardless of the distraction.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a certified service dog trainer. I also have over 15 years experience working with a wide variety of breeds in competition level obedience, service dog training, and behavior modification. Before being a dog trainer, I was a corporate training manager with years of experience designing curriculums and delivering educational materials to adult learners. This experience has proven to be very beneficial when working with my clients.