Murphdog & Company
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Hired 134 times
28 years in business
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Jenna is a pleasure to work with and she knows her stuff. Very caring ... communicated with me by text and phone between visits. Brought her in to train my new puppy and sHe helped tremendously with the puppy and my older dog as well Highly recommend her.May 24, 2020Verified
I would highly recommend jenna to anyone looking for a dog trainer. My dogs are so much easier to walk, and are better behaved because of her.Oct 15, 2018Verified
Jenna is very knowledgeable about dogs, she gave us the advice we needed. She will be training our dog further, very satisfied!Jun 20, 2016Verified
Jenna is very thorough with regard to teaching the owner how to gain control over negative situations. She truly understands dogs and their behavior. Can't wait to have her back this week to continue the training. We have already seen positive results.Sep 28, 2015Verified
NANCY & FRED M. JANUARY 2020 JENNA IS A REAL "DOG WHISPERER"!! WE ADOPTED A BEAUTIFUL TWO YEAR OLD GOLDEN RETRIEVER TWO WEEKS AGO. SHE WAS A BREEDER'S KENNEL DOG AND WAS NOT USED TO A HOME ENVIRONMENT. SHE WAS PETRIFIED OF NOISES AND QUICK MOTIONS AND HER TAIL WAS CONSTANTLY TUCKED BETWEEN HER LEGS. WE FORTUNATELY CALLED MURPHDOG & COMPANY AND JENNA CAME FOR A CONSULT. WITHIN A FEW MINUTES SHE WAS ABLE TO WIN OVER OUR DOG'S TRUST AND ALLEVIATE THE FEAR OF GOING THROUGH THE DOOR TO GO OUTSIDE. MY HUSBAND AND I CONTINUE TO EASILY TAKE HER OUT USING HER HELPFUL TIPS. WE HAD JENNA COME BACK FOR A LESSON TO HELP US WITH A FEW OTHER ISSUES. OUR DOG GREETED HER AT THE DOOR! JENNA ARRIVED WITH A SOFT PLAY TOY. OMG! OUR DOG'S TAIL WAGGED CONTINUOUSLY AND SHE PLAYED WITH THAT TOY LIKE IT WAS A LONG LOST FRIEND! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND MURPHDOG& COMPANY. IF OUR DOG COULD SPEAK, SHE WOULD TOO BUT, YOU CAN TELL JUST FROM HER TAIL WAGS WHEN JENNA ARRIVES, THAT SHE TRUSTS HER AND WE DO TOO. SHE IS AN INVALUABLE SOURCE OF DOG TRAINING TIPS. **SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION WITH MURPHDOG&COMPANY AND YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THIS "DOG WHISPERER" TOO!Jan 24, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer a fee per session and a package price, trying to make it affordable. Additionally, I offer an in-home consultation, evaluation. I also have a time-tested very successful method for house training that is available through private training or on my website at MURPHDOG MAGAZINE ONLINE TRAINER. Consultation/evaluation is $45 or no charge with a training package. I think it is more comfortable to charge per session, than by the hour but the package offers a better price and a greater commitment to training. If I need to work more with the pet parent or take time to answer questions, there is no pressure because of an hourly fee. Sessions are 1-hour minimum.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?A lot depends on what the pet parent is looking for as far as instruction and what issues the puppy or dog may have. I always start by listening carefully to why they decided to call a trainer and then explain how we can proceed, why I do what I do, the method used, why it works, etc. Then I will work with the dog and show the pet parent how to do exactly what I did. They will have a chance then to try working with their dog while I instruct them. When I leave, the pet parent has full understanding of what needs to be done so they can practice during the week.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In addition to running her own dog training business, I penned a pet advice column for a New York magazine, was asked to teach dog training at Long Island University, and has extensive experience in veterinary medicine, grooming, nutrition, rescue and commercial work. As a life-long animal lover, I have well established myself within the "dog community" as one who rescues dogs from homelessness, abuse, illness and abandonment. I developed a gold standard approach to training, philosophy and technique enriching the lives of dogs and their families, promoting a lifetime of commitment and love. I am constantly working and each job is different than the one before because each dog and each parent is different. I also write a column/blog and do extensive research. I work hard at finding comparisons between human behavior and canine behavior so that the families that I work with will have a better understanding as to why their dog does what he does and how to correct or modify that undesirable behavior.