What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
For trainning basic obedience depending on where you live. $99.00-$199.00 this is a 2-3 hr. session where i come and teach you how to train your dog. It also includes one free follow up visit.
I also board at my house for two weeks to train $40-199.00 a day.
Aggression or phobia trainning at your house $149.00-199.00 this includes one free follow up visit.
Boarding my house atleast two weeks $59.00-$199 a day depending on size and issue.
Pet sitting starts at $30 a day and can go up depending on size trainning special needs requests etc. will be decided per dog per any request.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I will also look outside of the box from what I know to help any dog.
I watch shows read books talk with my vet and behavriolist anything to help a dog !
How did you get started doing this type of work?
By demand lol !
Rescue always gave me the worst cases.
Since everyone knows I love dogs I was constantly being asked about them.
Would I help them etc.
Oh and my weimaraner was MARLEY lol !
What types of customers have you worked with?
Trainning and rehabbing.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
You should never feel like your rushed no matter how many questions you have.
Pet sitters and trainers should always take time to make sure you and your dog are treated with dignity, courtesey and respect !
Always inspect where your leaving your dog, make sure you a sign a contract to give permission in the event of an accident of what treatment your dog recieves in case after hours and pet sitter can't get intouch with you or your vet.
Make sure your pet sitter provides or you provide a back up sitter if an emergancy comes up.
Nothing compares to having great peace of mind and being prepared when I have to leave my pets with someone.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
If they could walk a mile in my shoes trainning and rehabbing...
What would they have seen ?
How would it have changed them ?
The way I love and look at life now that I work with dogs has made me not only a better more patient person but a more spiritual as well.
I don't know of another species that works so hard and with their whole heart.
No matter how much we mess up as long as we love them and try to be better they will always forgive always trust they have hope and faith in us when we don't have any.
If dogs have taught me anything it's to strive to love like this.