Arie's DogLand LLC
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I learned more from Arie in 60 minutes than I did in 6 weeks at another puppy training business. She understood my puppy and me, what I needed and what my puppy was into. She gave me helpful ideas and suggestions. I will sign up for one of her classes as soon as her business is up and running.Oct 26, 2014
Arie was great with me as well as my dog. She understood my frustration and gave me techniques to work with these frustrations. My dog loved Arie. I would all her again if I need extra help. Chris LittenDec 6, 2011Verified
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I've been training dogs technically since I was ten... when I had a dog-aggressive Labrador who needed behavioral training and general manners. I then started training dogs professionally in 2006, when I opened Arie's Dog Training. I was the head trainer at Jack & Rascal's on the Westside for two years, then worked for the Assistance Dogs of the West, training service dogs. I then was able to support myself entirely from my own training with Arie's Dog Training, and now am fully self-employed and do all of my own training, with private sessions, group classes, board-and-training, and more.
- What types of customers have you worked with?The most common types of behavior problems I work with with my clients are: - Jumping - Barking - Behavior around new dogs - Destructive behavior - Manner work - Fearful or aggressive behavior
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?1. Look for a positive trainer. Training should never be painful for the dog. 2. If the advice you've been given from a trainer doesn't seem right or seems aversive or painful to the dog, stop the training immediately and search for a new trainer. 3. Training methods and advice should be effective. If training advice you've been given isn't working for you and your dog, move on. 4. The dog trainer should be professional, personable, and have an obvious love of dogs, and be able to make a connection with the dog.