Happy Pets Training
Hired 313 times
8 years in business
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Jul - Dec
Dog training type
Board and train at a facility
Christine was fantastic and super helpful helping me with my puppy and making me feel hopeful that I can do this. I want to have a well trained dog and I know it starts with her training now and I am well on my way thanks to Christine!May 15, 2017Verified
Christine was very professional and kind. Very knowledgeable on the actions and reactions of dogs. We are putting her training into action and will follow up, with hopefully, positive results.Apr 13, 2017Verified
Christine drove across town to meet us in our home and was very helpful in helping us train our two dogs. We hired her to help us train our puppy and she recognized some of the puppy's behavior was the result of our older dog's actions. She helped us to focus on both dogs in our training and the results have been very beneficial.Oct 8, 2017Verified
We've met with Christine one time so far. She spent a fair bit of time asking questions and observing our dog so that she could provide the right recommendations. Following her advice, we went and bought more appropriate toys for a teething puppy, which has almost eliminated his destructive chewing. We are excited to continue to work on the additional techniques for potty training and responding to various verbal commands.Apr 19, 2017Verified
Christine really taught us techniques to deal with a jumpy, barky and nippy dog. Because of her, we feel more confident about how to properly continue to train our young pup. I highly recommend private training, especially from Christine. My family and me were very impressed with her ability to calm our dog and teach us humans. Word of advice to pet owners: Have an agenda ahead of time to really make the best of your time with the trainer. 1-3 high priority items will go along way toward getting your money's worth and helping the trainer be her best.Apr 29, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing is dependent on which services are requested. Discounts are available for individuals who are disabled or on a fixed income and veterans.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?In our first session, we will review your dog's behavioral history and create a plan to modify their behavior going forward. We will discuss where you got your dog, what training methods you've tried and the results, medical history, and most importantly, your goals for your dog. I will show you how to train your dog. If you have questions or concerns between sessions I am available via email and phone.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Christine completed a certificate course that contained both academic and hands-on practicums at Humane Domain taught by Debbie Winkler, who is the past vice president and past president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.