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Board and train at a facility
I can’t thank Kathleen enough for her help. Our pup Mochi came home from the two week train and board a new dog! His jumping, nipping and overall stubborn attitude have changed dramatically and we are now able to cook, eat and watch tv without worry or bother. The biggest change is our daily walks. Mochi now stops and sits at all intersections and enjoys walking with me instead of dragging me everywhere and chasing everything that moves. I am grateful for this training which really has helped improve our relationship with our dog. Thanks!Nov 21, 2017Verified
Wonderful experience, she did an excellent job training our dog HarrisonJul 9, 2017
I am so pleased with my experience with the trainer. She is very skilled and her training methods are excellent. She loves her job and it shows in how she treats the dog she is working with and very positive and encouraging to the owner. She sends information home with you so you know what to do and to practice till the next training session. I highly recommend this service. She is a lovely lady.Aug 10, 2017VerifiedFamily Dog K9 Training's reply
Awe, thanks Candy! I have loved working with Gal and you and Tiffany have been great!
Kathleen did an awesome job training Marley! He goes in his kennel on command, walks so much better on the leash and stays in place when told to do so! The overall function of our house has massively improved thanks to Family Dog K9 Training!!Jun 13, 2017
Kathleen did an excellent job with both our dogs. They are now more enjoyable to walk.Sep 20, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I use packages for lessons as I feel that works best to provide the most consistent results. I also offer Boarding and Training designed for puppies and adult dogs alike. Board and Train can be a great choice for folks that don't have the desire or the time to do the repetitive work it takes to create reliable behaviors in your dog. I do all the repetitions and then transfer the knowledge to you, the owner.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I will typically set up an extensive phone call where you can describe in detail the things you are struggling with and your goals for you and your dog. We will get to know each other a little bit and I will talk with you about my training philosophy which is all about leadership and structure first, so you can enjoy your dog the way you always wanted to. I will listen to your needs and suggest the type of training structure that will fit the best for you.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a graduate of the T3 program with world renowned trainers, Jeff Gellman and Sean O'Shea. I attend workshops each year for continuing education and network with other training professionals on a daily basis. I am a constant student of dog behavior, studying many training approaches to be able to alter training programs for each individual dog.