Critters
Critters

Critters

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Introduction: I book weekday lessons 2-3 weeks out and Saturdays further. Changes also happen, so sessions can open sooner. It cost me $15 to reply to you questions...so I generally decline inquiries asking when am I available....Sorry, but this is to keep cost lower. Critterstraining.com Everyone needs something a little different from a dog trainer. I personalize lessons to meet your needs in your home and neighborhood. From an basic evaluation to one of my packages , your life just got easier. Each lesson is followed up with written material just for you. Have more than one dog? No Problem...Want the entire family to join in the training? You have your own private class! Need someone else to begin the training and then include you? I would love to help.Is your dog too reactive around others? Maybe nervous around others...or anxious when you leave them??? I specialize in difficult dogs. Maybe you have a new puppy and want to start them off correctly. This is my favorite type of training. I can help you both from creating bad habits, you have to retrain later. I began training as a youngster and now have decades of experience. I completed my Masters Degree in Behavioral Psychology and have worked with some of the best trainers in the World. I taught my first obedience class in 1980, pioneered doggie day care in my area, featured as a speaker at an APDT Conference ( Association of Pet Dog Trainers), managed other dog trainers, run group classes, private lessons, competition and canine sports, board and train, clicker training, aggression management,titled my own dogs and continue to compete and exhibit in tracking, obedience, agility, and herding. Based on positive behavioral techniques with balance and consideration. My lessons/packages never expire and I keep communication open to continue our training relationship for the life of your critter. Great prices, too. I want everyone to be able to afford positive and effective dog training. Making a difference in the lives of the many people and critters I get to work with. By establishing rules in the beginning, it allows so much freedom down the road. I can help show you how to build the foundation , so that you can communicate, train, engage and enjoy your dog now and in the years to come. I get to see this understanding take place from the human and the canine. Its magical to me and I never tire of seeing it.
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Teri H.
Aug 7, 2020
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Kari was excellent in training my border collie. Not to be left out my aussie wanted to be included and she learned a lot by watching. Kari does not believe in harsh training and she was wonderful to work with.

Details: 1 dog • 0 - 6 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private dog training lessons • Puppy training • Biting • Chewing • I travel to the dog trainer • The dog trainer travels to me

Dog Training
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Sally C.
Nov 16, 2018
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Kari knows dogs. Within the 1st few minutes she had helped understand my dogs behavior and find new ways of responding. She also taught my husband and me several little tricks to help our dog moving forward.

Details: 1 dog • 2 - 10 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private dog training lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • Chewing • The dog trainer travels to me

Dog Training
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Judy S.
Nov 2, 2018
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She wdas ready to start as she got here. Wanted to know about Bella & what our main concerns of training were. She followed up the next day. Gave me good idea's.

Details: 1 dog • 0 - 12 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private dog training lessons • General obedience training • Barking • Biting • Chewing • The dog trainer travels to me

Dog Training
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Wes M.
Oct 18, 2018
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We are the proud and happy parents to a 1 1/2 year old standard poodle named Blossom. Of course, anyone who has been lucky enough to live with a poodle knows how smart and intuitive they can be. We'll Miss Blossom is everything and more. However, after many puppy training classes there were a few lingering concerns we couldn't get over. Blossom would ankle bite, up and down stairs, when running and for no reason. We tried everything we knew to do ( and we've had 5 poodles). Then we called Kari at "Critter Training". Her credentials were excellent and we purchased the 3 lesson package. She met us at home and at various parks where she could see the behavior. Of course, skate boards and running children were a concern also. She gave us sound and logical suggestions that actually worked! I could see when I worked with her she really understood canine behavior. She offered a number of distraction techniques that were kind but firm. Probably the most valuable lesson we learned was when to reward behavior and when not to and it's ok, and if you let the behavior continue it will become obsessive. We wanted to break the cycle. After our sessions ended, Miss Blossom was on her way to success. We were consistent with what we learned from Kari and the ankle biting and chasing has stopped. Unfortunately, we have no control over squirrels! We thank Kari for her insights and would definitely recommend her for training your pooch to be his or her best!

Details: 1 dog • 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private dog training lessons • General obedience training • Biting • Chewing • The dog trainer travels to me

Dog Training
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Madeleine B.
Jun 10, 2018
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Kari is incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and overall just everything we hoped for in a trainer. We couldn't be happier to have found her!

Details: 1 dog • 0 - 12 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private dog training lessons • Therapy or service dog training • Leash pulling • Barking • I travel to the dog trainer • The dog trainer travels to me

Dog Training
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    single lesson is $80.00 3-pack is $210.00 10 pack is $600.00

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Email is the most common theses days. Schedule can make telephone chats difficult, but I'm happy to schedule a call. First session is typically at my client home or neighborhood. I will always remind you the day before we are scheduled to meet.. First lesson may run a little over an hour, subsequent lessons are approximately one hour.Typically the day after we meet, I will email you a written homework for review and other general reading. At that time, we schedule our next session.Entire household is welcome and encouraged to participate, including other dogs and cats. Payment full at the first session. Cash, plastic or checks.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    MA in Behavioral Psychology Taught my first group class in 1980 and have been training professionally since Teach in home private lessons and small group classes Board and train ( not currently offered ) Managed a premier doggie day care and training center with 8 trainers for 5 years Founded 3 Dog Training Schools Compete, exhibit and train others in canine dog sports

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