Good Dog Training
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Rona went above and beyond. She gave valuable suggestions about sleeping, diet, reference material, toys and treats as well as how to train my first Havanese puppy. I already have her scheduled for another visit when puppy #2 arrives in two weeks. Thank you, Rona!Jul 8, 2020Verified
I cannot speak more highly of a person, let alone a trainer. I look forward to additional sessions. We have a good plan for our pups and ourselves. Thank you for your dedication and obvious devotion to the well being of our pets.Apr 19, 2020Verified
Rona started teaching my 8-month-old very energetic pit mix right away when she stepped in the door. She explained to me what she was doing and provided resources for me to learn about puppy exercise and nutrition. I planned to have her come back for 2 more sessions, but then COVID cases started climbing in Austin, and as my age puts me in the high-risk category I decided to postpone further training. Even so, Rona invited me to call her when I had questions. I’m looking forward to resuming our training with her.Jul 3, 2020Verified
Really enjoyed having Rona teach my pup (and me!) some key points on laying down the foundation for a proper training. Looking forward to working with her in the future!Jul 20, 2020Verified
We just started training our 9-month old rescue puppy with Rona yesterday and I wish we had found her sooner! In just the first session I learned so much about how to connect and change the relationship with not just my puppy but the lessons have also helped my 8-year old dog already! Our puppy has responded well to the training and I’m hopeful that we will have a happier household as a result of working a few sessions with Rona. She knows how to communicate with dogs in a respectful, vs punitive manner, and our puppy responded to her right away!Mar 20, 2020Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I work with you in your home, or in some cases I can do online sessions. I do not do board and train as it runs counter to the relationship-based training I do. Your relationship with your dog is the foundation for everything else. Sending them away, especially when they're puppies, breaks that trust and causes trauma. Please see your dog as family and make your home his home.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I was trained in a shelter environment by someone known in the industry for helping to pioneer programs that turn unadoptable dog’s with behavior issues into adoptable dogs that succeed in their new homes. I excelled at this and I am always reading and continue to work with, and be mentored by, other professionals with many many years of experience. I am currently completing a program in Holistic Dog Training that focuses on building the right relationship with your dog and healing trauma in dogs.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I was training dogs in a no-kill shelter, especially long-stay dogs with behavior issues. I found it incredibly rewarding to see these dogs got from difficult to darling, and realized they probably wouldn't have ended up in a shelter in the first place if their original owners had gotten some training. I want to help more dogs stay with their families by providing affordable, effective in-home training so owners can get the help they need.