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We have done 2 sessions with Susan and our dog is already showing tremendous progress! We are looking forward to continuing the training with Susan. Not only does she train your pet she also shows you all the techniques to train when she is not there. Thank you Susan! We will see you soon. Jeff, Julie and OskarNov 25, 2019Verified
She was on time and worked with my wife and I with our dog. She was very helpful and gave us some good ways to train our dog and help with problem correction.Aug 19, 2019Verified
Susan was very professional and knowledgable. She gave us all of the tools to continue training our dogs on our own. We were very pleased with the experience. Would recommend her services.Dec 22, 2019Verified
Susan was awesome! She responded very quickly! Very knowledgeable and explained my training for my dog in simple steps. Would absolutely hire her again!Jun 16, 2019VerifiedA Click in Time Pet Training's reply
Annette, Thanks to much for the wonderful review!! Keep me posted. Let me know if you have questions!!
Susan introduced a kind and effective training method. Our two dogs were very responsive to her and her training method. Would highly recommend.Aug 19, 2017VerifiedA Click in Time Pet Training's reply
Thank you, Mary! It was a pleasure to work you you as well!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I have a convenient hourly rate which prevents an enormous up-front investment. I also offer packages. I encourage clients to email or text updates and videos following our sessions. This allows me to keep track of progress, make adjustments to the training plan and determine if a followup appointment is necessary; all at no additional charge.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I first take a history of the issues you are having. I listen carefully to the description of your problems and what methods or techniques you have tried in the past. I also observe the body language of your pet and how he interacts with the various members of your family. And above all, I want everyone to have FUN! Training is so important but it shouldn't be a chore. I will introduce you to marker training and explain why marker training is the most ideal and scientifically sound. I do provide the clickers needed to get started. I will assist in training your dog but my goal is to help train you so we see lasting successful changes that you can maintain alone.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am certified through two organizations. I have been certified with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers since 2011. I'm listed here: ccpdt.org/dog-owners/how-to-choose-a-dog-trainer/ I achieved my certification with Karen Pryor Academy in 2017. KPA is a comprehensive training program that includes a series of tests combined with a series of workshops. Find me here, too: karenpryoracademy.com/ctp/choose-kpa-ctp/ Both organizations require continuing education to ensure I maintain my skills as an trainer. They also require a signed code of ethics stating I will use "training and behavior modification methods based on accurate scientific research, emphasizing positive relationships between people and dogs and using positive reinforcement-based techniques to the maximum extent possible. I will strive to provide for the safety of clients and animals in training programs and behavior consultations." I've been teaching group classses for over 25 years. I have competed and titled multiple dogs in AKC obedience, agility and herding as well as other organizations. I am a AKC CGC Evaluator. One of my dogs was certified as a therapy dog through Delta Society. I have also worked with a veterinary behaviorist.