AKA Dog Obedience Training
AKA Dog Obedience Training

AKA Dog Obedience Training

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Introduction: My patience allows me to take however much time is necessary to listen and ask questions ensuring a full understanding of the expectations of all of my clients. This is so important because as no two people are the same...the same goes for dogs. I specify training sessions to your goals, and will give recommendations and suggestions to make the most of your experience with me. I do not have a "one size fits all" solution, but I do have the ability to create a "customized fit" suited especially for you. I truly love what I do and find great satisfaction in being able to help dogs, AND their humans. It is extremely gratifying for me teaching people how to better communicate with their canine companions!
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17 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Stacy K.
Jul 29, 2014
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Denise Kramer is an excellent dog trainer. I hired Denise to work with my 2 terrier mixes. They needed help with rushing the front door, walking appropriately on leashes and basic manners. I was immediately impressed with Denise. Her techniques are effective and quickly address the specific needs of each dog. I have a physical disability and Denise was able to adapt her training to help me be successful with my dogs. I couldn't be happier! The positive results after only one session were impressive. If you are looking for a friendly, reliable, honest and affordable dog trainer, hire Denise.
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Thank You Stacy! You and your fur babies were a pleasure to work with! And THANK YOU as you, Levi and Lily were my very first "Thumbtack" clients! I was a little skeptical to try this, but since you...I have been able to help many others as well as develop wonderful new relationships with dogs and their owners!
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Donna P.
Apr 21, 2015
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Even though I've been a dog owner for 40+ years this is the first time I've called upon a dog trainer for their EXPERTISE in raising my two pups. ..and even though it was just
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Thanks Donna! I see that you got cut off in mid-review, lol! But I feel like I know what was coming next :-) It was my pleasure to enlighten and help you and your pack through our brief meeting.
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Thelma B.
Jul 29, 2015
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Not only are my dogs better behaved but I was also trained to be the pack leader and everything else fell into place.Denise will focus on what is important for you and not on things that you already have down.I and my dogs are very happy at the results and knowledge we have received. I will gladly recommend her to anyone needing help being the pack leader as you will be happy with the results.
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Thank You! It was SO much fun working with you and your pups Thelma! Brady and Macy are certainly "personality plus" pups! And are lucky to have you as their calm and assertive Pack Leader :-) I appreciated how you embraced the process and came up with creative analogies that helped YOU relate and understand everything that I threw at you! Keep up the good work and take advantage of the weather changes coming our way in the Fall :-) I am sure that Brady especially will be happy! Denise
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Jess H.
Oct 4, 2016
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Denise REALLY KNOWS how to train both dogs and her owners. She did a fantastic job with our puppy. Use her, you won't regret it!
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Stephen M.
Mar 6, 2019
My husband and I rescued our precious little girl, Spot, in February of 2018. We had our first session with AKA Dog Obedience Training (Denise) within one week of the adoption. Through working with Denise, Spot was able learn her basic manners and gain confidence in just being a dog. Spot is now a certified Therapy dog and helps to spread so much love throughout the world! Denise was very responsive at any and all times we contacted her with even the smallest question. Denise was on time for all sessions, whether at our house or meeting us on location for a "field trip". Denise goes above and beyond to make sure that you understand all lessons learned in a given session and has an excellent quality of work! Denise is AMAZING!! I would highly recommend AKA Dog Obedience Training to anyone who is looking for help of any kind with their dog(s).
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FAQs

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

    I do not have a "one price fits all" system, but what I do have are options and flexibility for you to choose from. A client will choose from 3 to 8 sessions where I would come to them once a week or once every other week, and each of these "session packages" has a clear and unchanged price. What works for one, may not be a good option for another. I offer a fair range of pricing and packages for you to choose from. You can get started with a lower end range and add on later if this best suits your financial limitations and if there is a need for further instruction. From $270 and up to $720. The good news is that A LOT can be accomplished in a short period of time, and in most cases I work with clients from 4 to 6 sessions with great success in achieving their sought out goals. I do also offer a 2 week Board and Train Program.

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

    The most important part is setting up the consultation. Many people do not know what to expect and are nervous to take the step in seeking help. The consult allows us to get to know each other a little and take the edge off of going through such an unfamiliar process. I can assure you that you'll be nothing less than comfortable working with me :-) You will pleasantly enlightened with information about "pack Leadership" that you thought you already knew or better yet, things that you did not know were even relevant in your everyday life with your dog or pack.

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

    I started in 2003 by attending a program for dog trainers in Florida. I got a ton of hands on experience in the process. Once completing the program, I immediately started up my own business and learned very quickly that a lot of people needed and appreciated my help and expertise. The gratitude and appreciation for what I do is what motivates me to continue doing what I love so much and to always strive to do it even better! I try to stay on top of all information pertaining to my field of expertise. I never stop learning. My personal dogs have always been a big part of my continued education as well as the dogs and people I have as clients. While I specialize in teaching humans about "pack leadership," I have experience in many other areas such as -all levels of obedience - conformation and being in the show ring - rally obedience & agility - treadmill training - proper dog park etiquette - socialization and proper etiquette in public places - exposure to Schutzhund (though not a trainer in this area). - acclimating your dog to water (such as a pool), swimming for exercise And most recently, my personal dog (3.5 yr old Vizsla) has become certified as a Therapy Dog. We love getting out there and paying it forward! :-) Getting my associates degree (later in life) and studying Psychology has also been very helpful in doing what I love so much.

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