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Hired 196 times
33 years in business
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martha is incredible ! i learned a lot and noticed a big difference in my relationship with my dog right away, based on what she taught me. very knowledgeable. my dog is reactive and resource guards with other dogs, she taught me information about my body language, responsiveness, mindset, and my own interpretation of dog behavior. she called me out on not being a strong leader, and gave me specific examples that she noticed just in our time together that made so much sense. i spend A LOT of time working with my dog, she knows many words and constantly gets comments on how well trained she is....but i’ve never been able to acquire the necessary knowledge that i learned from martha in conversations with other trainers and watching literally hundreds of hours of youtube videos. unlike other trainers she works with you at a lower rate for hours, to holistically help you. she taught me strategies to teach my dog a, “friend” cue to let her know that the approaching dog/human is not a threat. she also taught me the game of, “lose your dog” super valuable notion that at dog parks practice walking in the opposite direction of your dog, to teach them to chase YOU instead of people who constantly scream their dogs name until it loses meaning, chasing them with no avail. she also makes herself available to you via phone anytime afterwards, which is unheard of and completely invaluable. she actually cares about the well being of you and your dog as a team, most trainers are adamantly only informed by one approach, she has MANY years of experience (i believe she said 50!!) and is informed by many kinds of approaches, and seems to be open to new ones as well! i interviewed 5 trainers before i decided on martha. would recommend to anyone!Jan 17, 2019Verified
My husband and I are getting ready to sell our home and move. We realized that now would be a good time to work on our dog's (Ali) aggressive behavior and barking - before we get settled into our new home. Martha was incredibly thorough - from making suggestions about Ali's diet (to help with her allergies) to amazing tools to train and redirect Ali's behavior. We immediately saw results!Jul 29, 2018Verified
Working with Martha has been great. Our very lively puppy is quickly turning around. I now have the tools to help her be our perfect family dog.Jun 19, 2018Verified
Martha was so knowledgeable and really opened my eyes about a lot of things I was doing wrong in trying to train my dog. I just know my little dog Oakley will show everyone how smart and sweet he really is. We have a lot of work to do but with Martha's help we'll get there!Mar 9, 2017Verified
I have a 13 month old Sheltie who is very smart and knew all the tricks in the book, but he was a nightmare to ever take on walks as he would pull the lead and bark nonstop, try to attack cars as they past by, or bikes, or any animal, or kids, anyone in motion was a trigger. Jasper also has a lot of issues with barking at the house to every sound (even a bird chirping or a plane flying). I was pretty hopeless till I found Martha! She was very easy to work with scheduling wise, and she came to my house that was an hour away and she spent about 4 hours with us. Within the first hour my dog was already behaving better. Martha amazed me with her knowledge, she explained all aspects of dogs and how they communicate with us, and how we as humans affect them with our energy, and even the food that he eats and how that can relate to his problems. I learned so much about my dog and also about myself as a human. It's been only 5 days since Martha visited and my home is a more positive place, and my dog is completely a different dog already, we continue the training that was provided to us and the relationship with us and the dog has gotten so much better! BEST MONEY SPENT! Martha is worth ever penny, trust me.. Take the time and call Martha!Jun 13, 2018Verified
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- What types of customers have you worked with?Solving behavior, training and healing problems with dogs and cats
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Follow your heart
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?A majority of my clients have already worked with many other trainers or gone to lots of classes without getting the help they need to solve whatever problems are going on with their dogs. Often, I am the last resort.