Bred For Life
Hired 48 times
6 years in business
Top Pro status
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Jul - Dec
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Dog training type
Board and train at a facility
She is wonderful with our dog. And she has a very clear methodology which makes it easy for us to train him when she’s not hereMay 20, 2020Verified
Joyce has been so amazing to work with! Her professionalism, knowledge of dogs (regardless of size and breed), teaching ability and kind-heartedness have continued to impress us each session. Our 6 month old yellow lab is extremely energetic and playful, often making obedience training difficult and frustrating; however Joyce has been able to effectively teach us the ways to handle her high energy and give her structure through which obedience will develop. Joyce's love and passion for her work is so clear and radiating, making the process of dog training fun and easy to understand. We'd give her 10 stars if we could!!!Jun 17, 2019Verified
LOVE LOVE LOVE Joyce!!! I can't say enough about how knowledgeable she is about dogs. At our consultation she gave us some tools to use until our first training session. We started to implement the tools immediately and our 2 1/2 yo Wheaten, Cooper was very responsive! Joyce is very patience and took the time to show me (over & over again) how to use the commands properly. Cooper's training was so noticeable that my neighbor called Joyce and they are currently in training with their Goldendoodle! I absolutely recommend Joyce, Bred for Life she was a life saver for us and Cooper. With her help, we now have a well behaved dog that we can take anywhere!May 27, 2017Verified
We got a young rescue dog Yasik, a lab mix with a dominance streak, a year ago. Joyce (Bred for Life) has guided us through a stepwise training method in weekly sessions in our house. Yasik turned gradually from a non-stop holy terror to a responsive member of the household. Amazing, impressive, real results. Joyce not only knows what she is doing but she is graced with solid communicative skills and an outgoig good nature. Thumbs up 100%, recommending strongly.Nov 8, 2016Verified
Joyce is fantastic!! My husband and I had a three-month old wheaten terrier puppy when we hired Joyce. We were looking for help with potty training, basic obedience, leashing walking and helping our little guy become a part of our family. We cannot say enough positive things about what Joyce and her training methods have done for us. Our puppy was at ease immediately with Joyce and loves his training sessions. He has come leaps and bounds in his training using her easy to follow methods and improves after every session. After a few short months, he follows commands, is almost house broken and actually listens to us now! Joyce is professional, flexible with scheduling, kind, and very affectionate with our puppy. It's obvious how much she is a natural with animals. We also use Joyce for boarding when traveling. We are confident that our puppy is in safe, capable and loving hands when he spends time at Joyce's house with her (and Corcega!). She'll even send photos, videos and multiple daily calls and texts with updates for you, the individual service she provides for your pup is so much better than doggie daycare. If you are looking for a dog trainer, dog walker or a happy place for your dog when you're away on vacation, we highly recommend Joyce and her services to any dog owner.Jan 13, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My rates are very reasonable and within industry standards. I offer discounted rates when lessons are purchased in packages of four. Individual training session prices may vary somewhat based on location.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My first step is to conduct a consultation/evaluation session that provides me with all the necessary information I need to customize an appropriate training plan to meet the goals of my clients. The type of information required provides me with insight to the pets home routines, the home environment, the number of individuals in the home, observed behaviors both positive and negative, type of corrective action taken, etc. The client is provided with critical educational information that will set their pet up for success as well as immediate action steps to be taken to begin the training process. These steps have been proven to show immediate results.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am certified in professional dog training.