Whiskers & Paws
Current Top Pro
Hired 42 times
5 years in business
Cash, Check, Zelle
Currently a Top Pro
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In a single hour Debra identified several methods we could utilize for our dogs and we began seeing results right away. Her knowledge and intuition for this work is clear. We will definitely use her again for both training and dog sitting.Apr 26, 2020Verified
We have used Debbie for a quick training session as well as dog walking and we are very happy with her work! She gives us updates each day of how our little pup is doing and even sends pictures :) We strongly recommend using Debbie for all of your pup’s needs!Sep 22, 2019Verified
I can’t thank Debbie enough for helping our family learn how to train our Shichon puppy. In just a few sessions, our pup can consistently follow 7 commands, has almost completely stopped nipping, and is learning to walk confidently on leash. Debbie is punctual, warm and friendly and great with our family and dog. We have always felt encouraged without judgement. I highly recommend her and her services!Feb 25, 2020Verified
We have an 8 month old Border Collie who is deaf. I had been looking all over for a trainer who has experience with deaf dogs. My intuition kept telling me to go back to Deb because of our conversation on the phone. Not only was she extremely friendly & professional, she did so much research on deaf dogs & the sign language required to train them properly, She has been very very successful with our puppy in just 3 meetings so far! And with us! We have to learn the signs as well so we can be successful as well. Deb will certainly be a friend for many years to come! Lacey is such a different dog since Deb has been in her life!!!!!!Aug 7, 2019Verified
We found Debbie on Thumbtack as a Dog Trainer. I reached out to her and asked for advice on potty training our 5 month old puppy Emma. We had already taken Emma to dog training classes for some issues but she couldn’t get the hang of going potty outside. So when I found Debbie she responded right away and we corresponded via Thumtack until this evening when we met her and she gave us some much needed help and advice. She spent 2 hours with us and explained everything in detail. We are now going to follow her advice and retrain Emma on potty training. We couldn’t have asked for a better Trainer and person to help our Emma. Thank you Debbie for caring!Mar 6, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge $20 - $25 a visit. I do not rush through my visits, I do not work by the clock. My concern is spending enough time with your pet to care for their needs, and to provide peace of mind for you knowing they are well cared for.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?For new clients, I request a meet & greet to give the new client and myself an opportunity to get to know each other, and an opportunity to meet your pet(s), to ensure a good fit for all.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have had dogs, and cats my entire life. I currently have a Rough Collie, and a cute black & white feline. I have trained my current dog through advanced training. We have completed the 3 levels of AKC certification. Canine Good Citizen (CGC), (CCGC), (UCCGC). Safety is my top concern. My goal is to provide a safe, fun, and caring experience for your pet. I treat your pet as one of my own.