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Sal was spot on with his training and extremely professional. We learned some brand new tactics for handling our dogs chewing and basic obedience improvement. Would highly recommend to anyoneDec 1, 2019VerifiedPaws for Applause's reply
Thanks Ben. I enjoyed our training session. Please let me know if you need any help in the future. Sal
Sal was excellent. He offered really useful tools for our new pup. By the end of our session we had her sitting, laying down, staying, coming and heeling. He is a calming person and we all felt so comfortable learning from him. Sal is a great positive dog trainer.Feb 3, 2020VerifiedPaws for Applause's reply
Patti, Thank you for the wonderful review. I really enjoyed our training session with your wonderful family. Please let me know if you need any more training help. Sal
Sal is fantastic! He was an immense help improving the manners of our two 5 month old rescue puppies. Within an hour and half they were able to follow multiple important commands, and were on track to start leash training too. Sal brought effective techniques and lots of positive reinforcement to our session. It was easy to see that he has years of experience training and an obvious passion for dogs. Would definitely recommend!Aug 6, 2019VerifiedPaws for Applause's reply
Bea, I had a wonderful time training the boys and your wonderful family. Thank you for the wonderful review. Please let me know if you need anything. Sincerely, Sal
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 was great! On time and really shows he care about the relationship between you and your dog. He was very through and took the time to really make sure you and your pup connect with the training he provides. Definitely saw a positive difference in our American Bully by the end of the session! We highly recommend him!Jan 28, 2019VerifiedPaws for Applause's reply
Carissa, Thanks so much for the beautiful review. Please call me if you need anything. 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.