Kimberly has tremendous knowledge and is she is extremely personable. She is very responsive to questions and giving of her expertise.Sep 24, 2018Verified
My little buddy Rhody is a highly energetic, loving puppy of about 7 months. However, since he came into my life at around 3 months, he suffered from a great amount of anxiety and fear of the outside world. The big, scary noises of city life didn’t bring him comfort, and it was difficult to get him the exercise and lifestyle he needed and deserved. After three weeks of Packfit’s Stay and Learn program, and thanks to Kimberly Artley’s dedication to my (and all) dog’s well-being and peace of mind, Rhody is now much calmer, more receptive to my leadership, and braver in his life outdoors. As Kimberly astutely teaches, this is where the journey begins: she shows us that the trust built in a relationship between person and pup is essential for continued growth and maturity. She’s not only helped Rhody, but me as well, find patience and peace of mind in our relationship, making our day-to-day life - including walks, playtime, mealtime, and ongoing training - much easier and enjoyable. Thank you, Kimberly and your wonderful pack, for helping Rhody and me build trust and respect between each other, and for giving us the tools to keep improving as we look forward to the next adventure!Nov 15, 2016Verified
PackFit was very knowledgeable and gave some good advice, not sure if it was worth the money, but I did take some of the advice and I believe it will help. Very passionate about her work and I would of liked to of worked further with her, just found it to be very costly.Aug 13, 2018VerifiedPackFit's reply
Thanks so much for your review and feedback, Linda/Jade. Training is heavily layered and contextual, and each package is 100% tailored and customized to meet the needs of each individual dog, scenario, and set of circumstances. "Dog training" and behavior modification is highly human dependent and interactive. What we offer is a multi-layered training approach founded upon years of experience, trial and error, and education (and our own financial investment of thousands and thousands of dollars). It's a combination of human psychology, canine psychology, nutrition, behavioral economics, obedience / brain training, technique, state of mind conditioning, and much more. Sadly, most aren't aware of this... including trainers. What many don't realize, is it's not just about showing up, giving how-to's, and we're done until the next time. It goes far above and beyond this, and our time doesn't stop there. We invest many hours outside of our time together creating informative pieces and recaps, PDF's, and other helpful resources which add to the training (as well as including the items in the Welcome Kit and enrollment in the comprehensive K9 Essentials Course). I'd also like to offer the perspective that this is just like any other job position where one's resume, education, and experience factor into the overall equation. Much like someone applying for a job and proposing a salary reflective of their education, training, and experience, I feel my prices are most fair given what I've invested in the training that's gotten me to this point, having trained with Cesar Millan ("The Dog Whisperer") and other notable, phenomenal trainers and behaviorists, certifications and degrees received, education and experience gained. Anyone who invests in a college degree, for example, would hope to attract a certain caliber of position, as would you, I'm sure. What we provide our clients is a life changing experience. We train dogs, empower people, and what's learned ripples out into every other aspect in life. "Dog training" is an every day event. A lifestyle. A manner of showing up, following through, practice, approach, and mindset. I'm always most willing to work with people get the help they need and come up with an alternative approach everyone feels comfortable with, but won't know if this is needed unless this is shared with me. All of this being said, I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to meet you all, and sincerely hope you get the help you all need. It's all about quality of life and peace of mind. Warmest, Kimberly A. Founder / PackFit www.packfit.net Author, "My Dog, My Buddha" Editor, Not A Bully.org
It was amazing I learned so much about my dog and dogs in general!Feb 21, 2018Verified
Kimberly is amazing. We learned so much from her during our initial meeting. Her insights and observations are spot-on. She is so passionate about her business and so engaging. Her book, My Dog, My Buddha, is going into everyone’s Christmas stocking this year. Such a wonderful read.Dec 15, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The gateway to working with us through what's called the IBAC (Initial Behavioral Consult and Assessment) which lasts approx. 2.5 hours in length. The information collected from this serves as the foundation from which our training approach is based. The IBAC is highly, highly detailed, quite thorough and extremely informative. During this, we're assessing and viewing all the contributing factors and ingredients playing into the dog's behavior, choices, and practices. We get the human side of the story, as well as the dog's. More often than not, the two are quite different. Immediately following the IBAC, a follow-up email is sent recapping and highlighting everything that was discussed during the IBAC for the client's records. While this is sent, note-taking is always encouraged. Our pricing is not generalized, as no dog and human-dog dynamic is the same nor is our approach for every client.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Please see above : )
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I've trained with some of the most incredible and notable people in the industry (to include the "Dog Whisperer" himself, Cesar Millan), and have also nurtured the natural gifts and instincts I was born with. Instinct and intuition is something that no book or human can teach.