Traveling Dog Trainer

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Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, value, and responsiveness.
  • Rosalinda B.

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    She was very patient with all my questions. She demonstrated how to walk them. I am still trying to learn how to talk to my dogs. I look forward to our next meeting.

    Feb 23, 2018Verified
  • Lindsay W.

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    Great work so far! My lil monster is a 7 month old 38lb mystery mix (probably bull dog/boxer/pit/boston terrier) rescue who is great with dogs, but socially awkward with humans so we are working on her impulse control. Formerly I had to pull her off my mom non-stop and keep her on a leash in the house. She is behaving much better with my mom, and not jumping and nipping at her and now walking calmly on a leash! Excited to keep working on new things! Lauren has been a great help!

      Aug 24, 2017Verified

    About this pro

    I have an uncanny ability to read dogs. From the shyest to the most aggressive, they all respond favorably to me. Most importantly, I am a people person. The key to successful dog training is that the dogs' owners having the ability to replicate my interactions with the dogs in order to maintain the results they desire. Most trainers don't relate well to people since they're in it for the dogs. Getting inside the mind of problem dogs is fascinating for me, but my favorite has to be the opportunity to meet all the varied and fantastic people that own the dogs. It's always thrilling to build a rapport with the people so I know they will always call on me when they have problems with their pooch before any drastic decisions need to be made.

    Years in business

    13

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    700

    Number of employees

    1

    Background check

    Completed
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      Q & A

      • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
        My quote is always for one lesson so folks can learn my unique method of training and decide if we are a good fit to move forward with more training if that is necessary for their situation. The quoted lesson is lesson 1 of a package, and the remainder of a package is due at the end of the second lesson. Folks are always welcome to pay per lesson if they do decide the need lessons in addition to the original quote.
      • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
        I am always watching dogs interact with each other to learn any new nuances in their interactions I might have missed before. Also, I try I stay up on the latest training trends and medical breakthroughs as well as nutritional research via the Internet and independently published magazines such as Your Dog and The Whole Dog Journal. I also try to attend conferences when my schedule allows such as The Art & Science Of Animal Training Conference at UNT.
      • How did you get started doing this type of work?
        I've trained dogs since I was 7 years old though my parents had no knowledge of training to give me. Once I graduated from Texas A&M, all my friends & family said I was too good at helping them with their dogs for me to not go into training professionally. So, here I am, several hundred dogs trained later, and loving every minute of it!
      Coverage Area for Traveling Dog Trainer is about 80+ miles of Dallas, TX.