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The Canine Cure -Behavior Consultants and Trainers
The Canine Cure -Behavior Consultants and Trainers

The Canine Cure -Behavior Consultants and Trainers

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Introduction: We are highly educated science-based behavior professionals. We are not only trainers who train obedience, but are behavior consultants who work with the more difficult issues of fear, anxiety, and aggression. We haven't simply grown up with dogs and decided to train dogs, but we have years of schooling and credentials in dog behavior and are extremely proud of that. We are dependable, flexible, punctual, responsible, and caring. If you have a problem with your dog when you're not with us, CALL US OR EMAIL US. We want to be able to help you in between sessions. We LOVE training dogs, but even more, we love helping people and families understand what they can do to get the best relationship with their dog. A dog is supposed to be a pleasure not a frustration, so aiding owners to become more confident and relaxed in their approach is very rewarding. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR HELPFUL DOG TRAINING VIDEOS AND TIPS! SIMPLY GO TO YOUTUBE, TYPE THE CANINE CURE AND LOOK FOR OUR LOGO!

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Lisa P.

Dog Training

We had 3 sessions filled with training strategies. We liked Doug’s approach and are grateful we can reach out in the future. Doug was direct and to the point which was a great way for us to learn and stay in sync with our dog, Buster’s train of thought. We also received a written out recap of our sessions each time in case we forgot any of the important information since there was so much to remember. Knowing that was coming also helped us focus on the session rather than writing down our own notes. Doug understands dogs very well and seems to have a great deal of experience. I’ve already referred the Canine Cure to multiple friends who are getting puppies.
The Canine Cure -Behavior Consultants and Trainers's reply
Lisa, thank you so much for your kind words. Doug was so happy to help and guide you and Buster. We are here anytime you have questions. Please don't hesitate to reach out at any time. Stay well!
Feb 19, 2021
Barbara p.

Dog Training

Our dog loves his trainer Doug. He listens to our concerns and shows us methods to help fix them. Follow up e-mails are always sent out and a summary of the training session is given with things to work on. Highly recommend.
The Canine Cure -Behavior Consultants and Trainers's reply
Barbara, we're so happy to be working with you and helping you. Happy you're happy with the training! Keep up the great work and we're always here for your questions in the future.
Dec 16, 2020
Madeline T.

Dog Training

Amazing experience with Caitlin! Great training for myself and my pup, and extremely professional and passionate. 15/10 recommend!
The Canine Cure -Behavior Consultants and Trainers's reply
Thank you so much Madeline. We are so happy you had a great training experience. Remember to reach out anytime you have questions. We are here to help!
Apr 5, 2021
Lauren S.

Dog Training

It’s definitely been a journey putting my pup through training but after working with Doug, we’ve made significant strides! We’re going to look to continue our partnership. His calm demeanor and focused approach is just what was needed.
The Canine Cure -Behavior Consultants and Trainers's reply
Lauren, we're so happy to hear of the strides you have made - good job! Doug is thrilled also and we are here to answer any questions at any time.Let us know and thank you!
Mar 7, 2021
Valeria m.

Dog Training

I’m so happy I chose this company to work with my moody mastiff. Out of all the companies i reached out to, they were the only ones willing to work with my 210 pound mastiff that was a little less than friendly. They are extremely professional, knowledgeable, and kind. They answer any and every question. They send out emails (by a REAL PERSON, not a robot) that ask you sincerely how you feel about the training, anything they could improve on, and general comments and concerns. We’re always happy to work with Caitlyn and I’m glad we’ll always be able to reach out to them for help. Their techniques are kind and they use positive reinforcement which I love. To most of us, our dogs are our babies and I appreciate that they treat my dog respectfully. They truly go above and beyond for you and your pup. Xoxo
The Canine Cure -Behavior Consultants and Trainers's reply
Valeria, We are so happy to have had the opportunity to work with you and appreciate your kind words. We are willing to work with ANY dog who has a dedicated and caring owner like yourself! We love what we do and we care about our clients and helping them reach their goals and create a better relationship with their dog. I am so happy you feel your needs were met and yes, we will be here WHENEVER you have questions about anything. Thank you again for trusting in us.
Feb 28, 2020
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Mary Jean Alsina


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

    Our pricing is set according to our years of education, experience, certifications, and credentials. All our behavior consultants have been to school specifically for dog behavior, and are not simply self-taught, like many training companies out there. We can handle cases that many trainers won't touch or struggle to have success with. The years of education allow us to modify dog's behavior in ways that others have not been able to. We help YOU to understand what is going on with your dog and how to best help them. Our pricing is discounted for a larger package purchased upfront, so a single session is $160. A package of 6 sessions is $795 ($133 each) and a package of 3 sessions is $475 ($158 each). Every package comes with a detailed follow-up report after EVERY session, lifetime phone/text/email support (we'll be your personal Google for the dog's life). Due to our high demand, a single session non-refundable deposit of $160 is required to confirm your first appointment. We are very proud of our education and certifications and you know that you are getting the best when you choose to work with us. When you work with us, you will get exactly what many clients have received and continue to rave about-effective, humane, and fun dog training and behavior modification and top notch customer service. We won't work with you and then never stay in touch. Once a client, always a client and we will always be here to answer your questions.

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

    It is VERY easy to get started with us. Some simple forms are filled out prior, so we don't waste your time/money at the first appointment. Once forms and payment are submitted, we are good to go and training can begin.

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

    Mary Jean did continuing education at The Academy for Dog Trainers in San Francisco while Caitlin received her Masters of Science in Canine Life Sciences from the Bergin Institute for Canine Studies. We attend seminars and workshops, and read constantly. Mary Jean is certified through the PPAB as a PCT-A (Professional Canine Trainer-Accredited) and through the CCPDT as a CPDT-KA and must earn continuing education credits in order to stay certified. Tanya is certified through the CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) and Animal Behavior College and Doug is certified through Catch Canine Trainer's Academy where he completed the intensive Master's Track.

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