|Sunday||10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Monday||10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Friday||10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight|
Lake Norman Natural Dog Training
About this pro
I learned so much in the first visit! Gave me homework and valuable tools ! I would highly recommend her!Apr 12, 2018Verified
We are looking forward to seeing the progress in our dog. Fran was very nice, professional and passionate about our puppy!Dec 8, 2016Verified
Fran is outstanding! She has a very calming method of training. And she has proved that you can teach an old (7) dog new tricks (commands)! Would highly recommend Fran!Oct 4, 2015Verified
Fran is extremely knowledgeable and was confident that she'd be able to help us.Jan 26, 2015Verified
Fran is terrific! My rescue, Buddy, loves her. She is Charlotte's "Dog Whisperer!"Nov 14, 2014Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing is competitive and a good value. Range of price is OFTEN determined by location of customers home and dogs specific training requirements. I do post my pricing on my website. Owners can expect to pay between $200 - $400 for a 3 - 6 session training package at their home (in my service area) for basic dog training or non-aggression behavior modification. I offer board/train services in my home as well which ranges in price from $400 - $600 per week depending on the issues and training required. If you wish to travel to my home for private lessons that is an option as well and pricing somewhat less than training provided in YOUR home, but may not be appropriate for all cases. Please ask and I am more than willing to discuss my pricing with you on the phone or via email.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I take online courses with CEU credits, as well as attending seminars and workshops by some of the best Animal Training and Behavior professionals such as Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Patricia McConnell, Trish King, Dr. Sophia Yin and more. Most recently I attended a 4 day workshop on treating dogs with aggression issues. I do not follow Cesar Milan -- I will get that out there right now!!-- feel free to ask and I will explain how what he is teaching (although his methods are SLOWLY changing) is actually detrimental to dogs and their owners and results in more issues and problems to be corrected. Many of my current and past clients are working to change issues that resulted from following advice and "television techniques." Most of my ongoing training and education is approved through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My first experiences with dogs were not what you would call positive! My earliest recollection as a child of 4, was being knocked down by a Great Dane, and having the dog drool on her face as he stood over her. Soon after that, I was bitten by a stray German Shepherd as I was petting him. This was followed by being chased by a pack of strays as I walked home from school. None of these experiences deterred me from loving anything with fur! Summers spent in the country allowed me to share time with cows, horses, dogs, cats and an assortment of farm animals. Working as a volunteer with several humane and rescue groups from the early 80's gave me the opportunity to work with a great number of dogs with behavioral issues. Being able to successfully change unwanted behaviors to keep dogs in their homes and helping to transition dogs into new homes became a hallmark of my work with animals.