- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is based on the market place and what I provide in terms of services. Being a holder of two canine certifications, one Canine Behaviorist certification that only 342 people in the world hold (CBCC-KA). The other Professional Dog Trainer certification only about 4500 people in the world hold (CPDT-KA). This allows you to know you are going to get your money's worth plus much more. Being a canine behaviorist means I come from things from a multitude of directions and explain everything to you in the process. This is more than just training your dog, which will do. It's all about how we use that training in tandem with having a great relationship and knowing how to be companions to our dogs as much as they are for us.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We would start off with a free phone consultation to go over things in order to best able to decide what is needed for you and your pup. If you decide to allow me to work with you and your dog, you would head over to my website, where you will be able sign up, schedule your first session, pay, and answer all relevant questions. All in less than 10 minutes. After that I will meet you either in person or online at the time that you have chosen that works best for you! And start training. *For small issues and basic obedience no evaluation is needed (if it is a pup who has not had training previously) For behavior modification, it will vary depending on the issue being addressed, as some I can deal with remotely, some I can't like aggression as that always needs to be addressed in person. Even if I can't provide modification, I can offer advice, short term management, and help you find a trainer in your area that can help. If in my region, I will do a personal evaluation and determine from there how many estimated sessions are needed.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
CBCC-KA Certified Behavior Consultant Canine Knowledge Assessed (342 Worldwide) CPDT-KA Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed (4,500 Worldwide) Certified Therapy Dog Trainer American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Trainer & Evaluator American Red Cross Certified Canine First Aid 11 Years Overall Experience Working With Dogs Dog Behavior Expert 9700+ Recorded Training Hours 9700+ Hours Divided Into: shelter training & behavior modification, veterinary training & behavior modification, basic obedience group and private sessions (all levels). In-home services, doggie daycare and retail settings. Extensive canine evaluation experience Behavior Modification -- All issues from aggression to separation anxiety All ages; All issues Canine Behaviorist & Lead Trainer Valley Veterinary Hospital - 3 years Canine Behavior & Enrichment Coordinator ACCT Philly - Philadelphia Animal Shelter 2 years Group Training Experience Camp K9 - 2 years Valley Veterinary Hospital - 3 years PetSmart - 5 years Non - Resume Relevant Experience Deeply passionate about dogs, their behavior, and how to help them · Read hundreds of dog related books & thousands of realted articles · Studied countless hours of dog to dog interactions in person & video · Fostered dogs · Adopted dogs · Rescued dogs· Volunteered with dogs · Seen the worst people can do to dogs · Have seen the miracles that can come with working with dogs · Have watched humans & dogs adapt, overcome, and grow separately & together · Know through and through that this is what I was born to do · And have dedicated everything to helping these amazing gifts to our lives and society.