Riverside Dog Training
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8 years in business
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
--Private Lessons-- First lesson: 1.5-2 hours for $150 Follow ups: 1 hour for $100 (Service areas: Olympia, Tumwater, Dupont, Lakewood, Steilacoom, Puyallup, University Place, and Tacoma) I travel to your home and teach you the skills needed to set you and your dog up for success. We also learn to work through distractions in ways that build reliable understanding. Private Lessons can get you on the right track with: •Setting up a strong foundation for a puppy •Sensitive, shy, or reactive dogs •Growling over toys and bones •Coming when called from any distraction •Training that requires the entire household --Day Training-- We’ll do the training while you’re away at work. Programs are custom made and range from $800-$1,900. Sometimes the challenge is finding the amount of time your dog needs in your endeavor to a mannered companion. This blended program allows you to be hands on with weekly private lessons while your dog gets the support of consistent practice multiple times per week with a skilled trainer. The program is tailor made to suit your goals with your dog. A small handful of example sessions: •Barking and lunging on leash •Crate Training •Not bolting out the front door •Leaving the cat alone •Barking out of windows and fences •Aggression in multi-dog homes •Leash-walks around your neighborhood •Coming when called at your favorite parks We take trips to places like Petco, Capitol Lake, and Home Depot for socialization and distraction training. Half day field trips and hikes are also an option. (Day Training is available to the Olympia/Lacey/DuPont/Tumwater area.)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to listen to an owner and be sure I really understand what their goals are and then I create a plan of action with them. I am there every step of the way to troubleshoot their needs and celebrate their successes.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed.) It is a widely acknowledged exam delivered by a third-party council that ensures trainers are committed to continually developing their knowledge of scientific and positive training. I have also completed my KPA-CTP (Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner) This program was 7 months long and required me to travel 2 hours away several times to meet with my instructor to be evaluated on my knowledge and training skills. Both of my certifications require continual renewal by submitting proof of attendance to seminars, workshops, and classes to ensure my knowledge is always up to date.