BesoMomma Dog Training and Behavior Management
BesoMomma Dog Training and Behavior Management

BesoMomma Dog Training and Behavior Management

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Introduction: I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, a Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College, and a volunteer Dog Trainer for the Animal Care Centers of New York. I offer customized dog training and behavior management primarily using reward-based, force-free methods in the comfort of your own home or through remote learning (live video calls). I take pride in teaching Recall (reliable come-when-called), alternative behaviors (e.g. dog rushing to a dog bed when the doorbell rings instead of charging at the door and barking incessantly), and Potty Training. The goal is for YOU to learn what training is all about so that (after you work with me) you would be able to train other dogs you may have in the future without necessarily having to hire another dog trainer. Although training sessions are usually held about a week apart, once you sign up, you may contact me 24/7 for questions or concerns that simply cannot wait till our next session. That's certainly one thing that sets me apart from other trainers.

Hired 74 times

Serves Westfield, NJ

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9 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Jessica C.

Dog Training

Everything about Karin is awesome! She is so knowledgeable and really is an amazing dog trainer and human coach! We were so worried about our new puppy but after just one at-home session, we felt on top of the world with confidence (I highly recommend purchasing the whole in-person package). She spends so much time with you and really shows that she truly cares and loves what she does. I strongly recommend Karin for all dogs of any age. I’m still blown away and counting down the days until our next visit. THANK YOU!
Jul 22, 2020
Keysha B.

Dog Training

Although we could not meet in person, Karin was great at explaining the process for getting my dog potty trained. She answered all of my questions and told me multiple times that I could call or text whenever and she would help me. Obviously she wants to get paid but it feels like she just loves helping pet owners with their needs. That's awesome!
Apr 20, 2020
Elodie e.

Dog Training

Karin is extremely knowledgeable and available. Her expertise goes beyond the technicalities of dog training: she just has the right gut feeling, and most likely, she’s delt with a dog like yours or knows of one. I trusted he at “Hi!”
BesoMomma Dog Training and Behavior Management's reply
Hi Elodie, thank you for our conversation and the two referrals so far. Means a lot!
Mar 31, 2020
Katie A.

Dog Training

Karin is THE best! She is patient, she is responsive and she is effective. We brought home a 9 week old Cavapoo during quarantine and couldn't have been more excited, fast forward one week and the puppy phase fully kicked in as he got more comfortable with us. My anxiety was level 10 feeling like we had no training options, Karin immediately calmed me down. She took the time to talk us through the basics and texted me in between calls to put me at ease. After a few virtual sessions, Karin came to our home and was so patient with Russell (and us humans too). Russell now knows 3 commands: come, sit, leave it. We still have more work to do but Karin gave us a good foundation for setting our pup up for success. Most importantly though, she gave my husband and I the confidence that training does work and gave us some tools to continue training as we go. Thanks Karin, we look forward to continuing to work with you and Russell can't wait to have you over again soon!
May 11, 2020
Lea M.

Dog Training

we recently got a new 3.5 month old frenchie who is just so adorable but had some habits set in, from her litter buddies. we contacted karin for help on where to begin and how to train our frenchie into the city lifestyle. our first meeting with karin, opened up our eyes on some bad habits that we didn’t know we were promoting with our puppy. karin was thorough in explaining puppy behavior and how our frenchie understands our body language. yesterday was our third meeting with karin and beau (our frenchie) is very much familiar with the emergency recall, sit, sit with stay, come, down, crate, walking on a loose leash, behaving appropriately with other dogs (our older frenchie) and potty training. also, karin has been available through text at all times during the day and night. she likes to know when beau has done something good or bad at the time it happens, so that any bad learning can be addressed immediately. we are so thankful for meeting karin and can’t wait for our next sessions.
Mar 26, 2018
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    FAMILY DOG - you train the dog with me (recommended) 2x Zoom sessions (Potty Training, Groundwork) 4x Home visits $594 FAMILY DOG PLUS - I train the dog then hand over commands to you at the end of each week 4x Zoom sessions (Potty Training, Groundwork, 2x check-ins) 6x Home visits (4 solo training, 2 turnover sessions) $792 PER SESSION Potty Training 101 (1+ hour - video call)...$75 Groundwork (1+ hour - video call)...$75 Remote Learning (30-90 mins - video call)...$50-$100 Home Visit (1.5+ hour)...$120 & up Socialization with Milan (1.5+ hour)...$150 & up DISCOUNTS -Getting a puppy in 30+ days? Sign up for any Package IN ADVANCE...additional 5% off -Residents of certain neighborhoods...inquire about rates -Multiple dog training / mini-group classes...inquire about rates

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

    1. Book a free 30-minute phone consultation or provide an email address so I can send a Proposal. It will have links to book classes (each class has a unique link leading to availability for that class specifically), breakdown of fees and/or discounts, and terms and conditions. 2. As soon as your reservation/s appear/s on my calendar, I will either call you (if you booked a phone consultation) or send a payment request on Venmo (if you booked class/es). If everything on the Proposal looks good, simply pay the Venmo request. If a revision needs to be made, please reach out. 3. When payment is received, I will send an Invoice to acknowledge receipt of your payment and your booked slot/s is confirmed!

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

    Bachelor of Science, major in Psychology (Ateneo de Manila University) Kinetic K9 (BetterDog Canine Behavior Center) Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

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