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Sal focuses on really trying to make sure that the owners are equipped with the tools that we need to train the dog rather than multiple follow ups. In a short time I have already seen a difference in how our dog is on leash and he is listening to commands better than ever before.Jan 8, 2019VerifiedPaws for Applause's reply
Thanks for the wonderful review Josh. I really enjoyed our training session together. Call me if you need anything. Thanks, Sal
Sal seems to really like what he does and he does it well. He and Jaxson, my 11 mo. old Cavachon, got along marvelously. Sal taught Jaxson, as well as myself how to do a few commads, ie. sit, come, down, stay etc. With practice, I'm sure Jaxson will pick up the commands. If I have any problems with Jaxson, Sal will be back to help.Oct 8, 2018VerifiedPaws for Applause's reply
Thank you Jo for the beautiful review. I really enjoyed our training session with Jaxson. I will be in touch soon to set up a follow up appointment. Take care, Sal
Sal was a great wealth of information & demonstrated how to get our new addition to respond. We really learned a lot from our session with Sal & will happily call on him if & when needed.Sep 27, 2017VerifiedPaws for Applause's reply
Toni, thanks so much for the wonderful review. Sal
Sal was wonderful from the minute he arrived. He was patient and dedicated to training our puppy. He made training exciting and informative. We Thank him so much for his help and advice. He really does have such a passion for his profession.Sep 18, 2017VerifiedPaws for Applause's reply
Sarah, Thanks so much for the beautiful review. I look forward to continue working with all of you.
Can not say enough about how great Sal was. He came to our home and not only did he answered all our questions but gave us many many tips and tricks to train our Charlie. His love and passion for animals is priceless. Thank you Sal. We love you! Charlie, Zuly and JohnApr 29, 2019VerifiedPaws for Applause's reply
Zuly, I had a great time with you all. Thank you for the beautiful review. Give little Charlie a kiss for me. I hope to see you all again soon. Sal
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Fixed fee of $100 for first session which will last at least two hours. $75 for next session if necessary. If the customer wants a package of six private lessons the total would be $400 as I would give one free lesson.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I sit down at the table and talk about the dog and get to know the family. We discuss problems they are having and what they want to accomplish. I find out what the dogs eats, where he sleeps, what toys he has, etc. We then work on the problem areas first and then do some basic training. I always teach Sit, Down, Look at Me, Stay, Recall from a Stay and Leave it if necessary. By the time I leave the pup is ready for a long nap.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a BA with a Major in Psychology. Much of my training method is based on Skinnerian psychological principles. I also have my Certification as a Dog Trainer since 2005.