Martha's Canine, Feline & All Creature Counseling
Martha's Canine, Feline & All Creature Counseling

Martha's Canine, Feline & All Creature Counseling

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Introduction: VIRUS ALERT: Just so you know, I am practicing all the current health and safety recommendations to keep myself and you safe. In some cases, I can work with you and get you the help you need by phone or FaceTime. In other cases, it is important for me to meet and work with your dog or dogs to get things under control for you. The beauty of how I works is that I only need to see you in person once, no need for weekly sessions etc and I only need to get close to the dog or dogs. We humans can maintain good social distancing during our session together. After that, I give you unlimited phone follow up and can easily coach you over the phone if needed. So, if you have a new puppy, a teenager, an adult or older dog or dogs that need help, call me as we can do this quickly and safely. I’d love to hear from you. Because I work differently than everyone else and usually only need to see you one time, I am very knowledgable and experienced and the problems are usually solved the day I see you. My clients are always amazed and so grateful.
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Parya T.
Jun 9, 2022
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We adopted a Chihuahua mix last year from Mexico, and we have been struggling to training him to be a calm and friendly dog. He barks a lot, scares of dogs and some people, and also he wasn't great on leash. Martha came over to our apartment and gave us so many valuable information about him. She is wonderful and we are so grateful to met her.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Martha's Canine, Feline & All Creature Counseling's reply
Thank you Parya! It was great working with all of you. Please check in soon to let me know how you are doing and immediately if you have questions or need more coaching. Joy, Martha
Dog Training
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David S.
Jun 1, 2022
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With over 45 years of experience, Martha was extremely knowledgeable and a very competent trainer. Her style is unorthodox due to primarily focusing on a deep-dive of information before tangible training. Make no mistake, this allowed us to truly learn and understand the fundamentals of dog psychology and training. She also touched on every item of our list of questions / inquiries. I absolutely recommend her services to anyone who is seriously interested in not only training four-legged friend, but also understanding them, too. She will prepare you to be successful. Thanks, Martha!

Details: 10 years or older • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • House training • Biting • Crate training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Martha's Canine, Feline & All Creature Counseling's reply
Hi David: Thank you so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review. Loved working with you both and Charles! I already have a whole page of notes of stuff I want to talk with you about so please call me when you can. Thanks, Martha
Dog Training
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Heather C.
May 11, 2022
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We just completed a full training session with Martha. I truly wish every dog owner could experience her services and benefit from her knowledge. We covered so much in our time together and learned so much from her. Martha is an excellent teacher and quickly demonstrated so many things for us, getting an immediate response from our dog, Maggie. I can’t recommend Martha’s services enough. For the value we received, she way undercharges!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

Martha's Canine, Feline & All Creature Counseling's reply
Hi Heather: Thank you so much for this great review! I appreciate you taking the time as I know how busy you are. Had a great time working with all of you and I am looking forward to your first report. Please keep me posted on how you are doing and especially if you need anything. Thanks so much, Martha
Dog Training
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David R.
Mar 29, 2022
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We adopted two doodle puppies. We needed someone to come help train our pups. We saw the reviews for Martha and decided to give her a call. She showed up and one of our pups for the first time jumped out of the playpen. Martha said let me go to my car, she returned with one of her training tools (although that was over two weeks ago) our dog has never jumped out of their playpen again. For me, Martha is more about training the owners than training the dogs. The dogs are looking for someone to be in charge so that they can just relax. I would recommend her to anyone considering training. We have lots of lessons to go through, but, we are hopeful that with aunt Martha‘s help we will have good our pups… Will be good citizens.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Martha's Canine, Feline & All Creature Counseling's reply
Hi David: Thank you so much for taking the time here as I really appreciate it. It was great working with all of you and I have enjoyed our follow up since. Keep me posted and call asap if you have questions. Thanks, Aunt Martha
Dog Training
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Brittnie E.
Mar 8, 2022
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Martha is amazing! I had to Lhasa Apso littermates that needed training due to aggression and barking. They are 3 so we were worried about the “can’t teach an old dog new tricks” but Martha embraced it. She came into our home, learned about our situation and went through in detail what we need to do to train them. Despite being older dogs, litter mates and stubborn Lhasa’s, her instruction was very informative and promising. Three days later, our boys have reacted to everything she taught us! We’re so excited to see the progression over just a few days and look forward to using Martha’s expert advice to keep the boys sharp! Thank you, Martha! We’re so glad we found you!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Biting • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Martha's Canine, Feline & All Creature Counseling's reply
Hi Brittnie: I am so glad you found me too! It was great working with you, your family and the boys. I am thrilled that we were able to accomplish so much with them and that all that aggressive stuff is under control now. Keep up the practice and continue to keep me informed, your report today was excellent and I look forward to hearing from you again soon. Thanks so much, Martha
Dog Training

FAQs

  • 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.

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