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Kathryn isn’t the only dog trainer I’ve ever worked with, but she is ABSOLUTELY the best. I love the psychology behind her training and it is very easy for the dog and people to pick up.Dec 28, 2018Verified
I would highly recommend Perfect Poochies for dog training.Jul 12, 2018Verified
My family feels very fortunate to have connected with Kathryn! I think Kathryn is a dog whisperer. Our pup instantly took to Kathryn and she taught us so much in our first meeting. We all feel much better equipped and at ease with training our dog. Kathryn only uses positive reinforcement and is a really great listener and trainer. We signed up for more advanced training in the coming weeks and know we are finally getting the help we need to ensure our pup is well-trained and adjusted.Jun 30, 2018Verified
Kathryn was awesome with my *verrry nervous* four year old pit bull, Mac. He had trouble dealing with his mistrust of other dogs, and as a result, I was really on edge around them as well. Kathryn did an excellent job training BOTH of us to stay cool, calm and collected in new situations, and by the end of our lessons, Mac was an entirely new dog. I would recommend her to anyone!Feb 2, 2018Verified
Kathryn was everything we were looking for in a trainer, and more. Our dog now walks really nicely on a leash, lays on his bed instead of begging while we eat, and in general has learned to focus on us, not everything else around him. Most importantly, she gave us the tools and insights to be able to communicate better with him - I think she trained us as much as she trained him! She was incredibly responsive to questions and was willing to work us unexpectedly into her schedule when we were struggling to work with him effectively one week. I can't recommend Kathryn more - we'll definitely be working with her in the future!Feb 7, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Since Thumbtack has changed their platform I'd just like to add answers to commonly asked questions: Prices are $100/hr or $270 for a three lesson basic puppy/dog obedience package (each lesson is an hour). For Aggressive behavior modification the price is $150/hr or $405 for a 3-lesson package. All prices are subject to change based on your location (out of area surcharge may be added). For any scheduling or availability questions please text my cell number located in my profile. I only offer in-home (your home) lessons, I do not do group lessons or board and train options. Please keep in mind that this platform charges all professionals just to respond to questions, if you want to discuss anything prior to hiring its best to contact via phone, I will happily do a free phone consult if you have questions or communicate via text.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to speak with the client about what types of training they are looking for, and give a general time frame for how long the training will take. I am upfront about cost and there will be no hidden fees or extra costs for multiple dogs or even having a session with outside dogs or family members. After, I will schedule a first session at their convenience and get started right away on training!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?ABC Certified Dog Trainer. 6+ years experience working with dogs. ABC Training mentor.