- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing ranges from $95 to $2890. All dogs are encouraged to train on “Varsity”, which includes regular training sessions on a bi-monthly ($95/month), monthly ($190/month), or bi-weekly ($345/month) basis. Varsity membership also includes free training classes and workshops, access to boarding, and sponsorship of training for 5 shelter dogs every year whose behavior may prevent them from finding loving homes. To fast track your training, pick from our Tutoring ($1490), Homeschool ($2490), and Study Abroad ($2890) programs. Compare these programs on our website, linked in bio. All programs are individually tailored and customizable. Create a custom training plan with a trainer by scheduling a free phone consultation on our website.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Interested dog parents are encouraged to start with a free phone consultation with Mara, or they can directly sign up for Varsity on our website, then schedule a set-up call. You can select the best day and time for Mara to call you by clicking on our website on our profile. During the phone consultation, we'll create a custom training plan, talk through the training methods that may make sense for your dog, and send you an onboarding package if you opt to move forward. Once you've reviewed our training agreement, we'll set up training sessions according to your family's schedule.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I apprenticed under some of America's top horse trainers, including Olympic event trainers, National Chamption Hunter Jumper trainers, and Parelli 4-Star trainers, from 2010 to 2017. Later in 2017, I became employed at an exotic animal habitat training mountain lions, bears, elk, river otters, and bald eagles to willingly cooperate with veterinary procedures and teaching visitors about the animals. Our habitats were the first in America to successfully complete veterinary visits without the use of sedation. In 2019 I moved to Denver, Colorado to work at Colorado's top dog training company, where I completed their official training certification tests. I have continued learning through seminars and dog sports, and am now also an AKC CGC Evaluator, PSA member, protection sports handler, and have completed several movie animal jobs.