Independent Trainer

Defiance, OH

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I have 40+ years of experience, and am flexible and willing to come to you for training. In addition to training the dog, I also educate the owners on the mechanics of training, as well as providing behavior modification when necessary.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I receive great satisfaction in seeing the dog-owner relationship transformed!


Defiance, OH 43512

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4 Reviews
  • Debbie S. Apr 8, 2016
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
  • Courtney H. Jul 9, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
    After just one hour of Cheryl working with my dog, he was behaving better than ever! His barking around my apartment building has decreased drastically, and he's improving every day thanks to the training she gave both him and me! Great experience!
  • Michele M. May 21, 2015
    Started working with Cheryl as a trainer for Aries Doberman Liberation Rescue. She has also trained my personal service dog. I have known and worked with Cheryl for over 3 yrs now and she igoes above and beyond what other trainers will do. She puts her hearts into it along with her knowledge
  • Brenda M. May 21, 2015
    Started working with Cheryl through Lifeline Service Dogs in 2010. The training she did with me and Shadow is professional and effective. My dog makes huge difference in keeping me independent--Great trainer.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began training dogs through the 4H program and realized that training dogs is a gift, given to me to make a difference.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common job I do is basic obedience with a new fur-baby. Advanced obedience and behavior modification are also available, as well as service dog training.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Invest the time to train your dog, and include the entire family. Your investment will pay off in a happy, well-adjusted member of your family!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
99% of the time, it is not the dog that has issues, it is lack of knowledge on the human's part... :-) Education is the key.