What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Continually reading newly published books on dog behavior and training techniques.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My love for and personal insight into dog behavior.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Early puppyhood learning.
Teenage doghood manners development.
Rescue dog behavior modification training.
Training with dogs for their social and mental stimulation.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A family contacted me because their home was ruined in a tornado. They had just gotten 2, 8 week old, Siberian Huskies. After 6 weeks in a hotel with the puppies it was clear that the option of keeping them was becoming more and more difficult. I took the puppies and kenneled and trained them during the most influential weeks of their life. I made sure the family members did the necessary visits, training, walking, and socializing with the puppies to continue to bond properly. When the puppies went home it was like they never had left. The family was intact and the development of the puppies wasn't disrupted by the disruption of the family moving around.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you are considering training your dog then you are on the right track. Don't be intimidated, you can accomplish more than you think. It will always improve your life with your pet.