Ralph Clever Working Dogs & Rehabilitation, LLC
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Kirsten came to our house several times (without increasing her fee) because she is truly committed to getting us and our dogs behaving properly. She explains things clearly, demonstrates, and coaches my husband and me as we practice being pack leaders. We have four dogs - one a serious problem - and it hasn't been easy, but we are making progress, and we are very grateful for her guidance and support. We highly recommend her to anyone whose dog(s) have behavior problems such as being out-of-control, aggressive, demanding, or frightened.Sep 16, 2016Verified
Excellent instructions for how to manage a large doggie who was fearful of everything. I am grateful for all of the assistance so far and look forward to more training experience.Oct 22, 2015Verified
I have a very challenging dog with high energy, he's hard headed and tends to get overexcited. Working with Kirsten we have found ways to get through to him and reduce some of the frustrating behaviors. I have alot of work to do and she has set a great foundation for me to build from. I am grateful for her dedication to my dogs and our situation. I would recommend her to anyone! I am looking forward to the 'finished product' which will require more consistency on my part in using the tools she has given me but will bring more harmony and less frustration to our household!Aug 24, 2015Verified
Kirsten is an excellent teacher. She is very patient and knowledgeable. We are very happy we chose her to help our "pack" and grateful for all of her help.Jul 25, 2015Verified
Kirsten is such a great teacher when it comes to dogs! She was very patient when explaining things to us, and really delved into the history of dogs and their behavior. She's been so helpful in regards to training us too! She went above and beyond for us, and even came last minute when we needed her to, as she's very flexible! We sure are glad we chose Kirsten to help us with our dog training!Jun 11, 2015Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My prices are pretty simple, and are listed on my website. I do give a Military discount for service dog training.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We have a conversation about the client's dog(s) first, i.e. any problems they have, or what they like to teach the dog(s), their dog'(s)' history if available etc., then I will offer them solutions to fix the problems, or training options. After this, we make an appointment for the session(s).
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have done continuing education from the day I became a dog trainer, and will be doing this in the future. I have attended seminars, bought tons of books and DVD's, I attended school to get certified, and I help a shelter and rescue group to train dogs to be more adoptable. I have learned the most from my student dogs.