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Jill came to work with my corgi mix today and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Very patient and understanding with my puppy and with me! She was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain not only training techniques but also dog etiquette and understanding the body language your furry friend is trying to tell you. She is a great trainer choice for first time trainers and advanced trainers seeking the extra hand! A very pleasurable training experience!Dec 12, 2019VerifiedCoastal Canine Academy LLC's reply
Thanks. It was a great review. I appreciated the additional comment. Have a fantastic 2020 and ki et me know if I can further assist.
Very professional, provided training to us to help our dog. Definitely worth it. Amazing what your dog can do if the correct techniques are applied. Thank so much.Mar 20, 2019VerifiedCoastal Canine Academy LLC's reply
Thanks for taking the time to give me a great review. I appr eciate the training work you're doing. I'll see you at the club.
As soon as Jill walked in she knew what to do with my barking, aggressive dog. She was calm and patient with him. She had great recommendations and resources in addition to great training tips. Thanks for helping with Fisher and I!Jun 9, 2019Verified
Jill was very knowledgeable and began working right away. She taught me the basics I needed to continue with the training. It was a lot of information at first, but very informative and me and my dog have been working at it everyday since. Not only would I recommend Jill, but I would also use her again in the future and refer all my friends with fur babies to her.Mar 30, 2018VerifiedCoastal Canine Academy LLC's reply
Thanks a bunch for taking the time to write such an awesome review. I look forward to working with you again.
Jill was exceptional working with Isaac who is a mischievous 5 month old cattle dog. Jill provided the tools we needed in less than an hour to begin to be effective and consistent trainers for Isaac. I would highly recommend Jill to anyone looking for a dog trainer. Jill came to our home which was also super convenient. In the two days since Jill’s visit we have already made great progress with Isaac! Thanks Jill!Oct 25, 2017VerifiedCoastal Canine Academy LLC's reply
Thanks for the detailed review. Please post this information on other sites, such as Google! Keep me posted!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Since I believe in training and realize it's not always in a person's budget, I like to think out-of-the box and offer a variety of ways a make payment as doable as possible. In a private, home session, the cost is a flat fee (usually $90), regardless of the number of dogs, but could be more if mileage is excessive. Most of my clients pay with cash, check or PayPal, but I can accept credit cards. I will also consider payment plans for serious clients who need a little help. I can also offer training consultations over the phone for some situations.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?It's important for me to educate my clients not only how their dogs can be trained with positive, force-free methods, but also how to help keep them safer and healthier. I will explain the difference between a dog doing a command and learning. Many times, within the first session, I am able to significantly help the client. The first private session can last at least an hour and a half depending on the client's need. If other sessions are needed, we can decide whether to do private (in their home or another location) or class sessions.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have done competition obedience and volunteered with dog rally and agility trials, beginning over 25 yrs ago. I have taken the exclusive Karen Pryor Clicker Training Course and continually take courses through Professional Pet Guild and Association of Professional Dog Trainers. I have an associate degree in applied animal science and a college degree. l am an AKC Evaluator/instructor for puppy - adult dogs. I am President of the local, non-profit dog training club.