Emerald Dog Training
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Evaluations are free, and the prices for all my programs are listed on my website. Recurring clients get 5% off their next training service(s). I train dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes. I offer 10-Day Puppy Board and Train, 3-Week Board and Train, and private lesson packages. My most popular program is my 3-Week Board and Train, an immersion training program where I work with your dog everyday for 21 days; there is limited space for this program. I only board and train two dogs a month to make sure my clients get the optimal training for their dollar. Clients can expect their dog's behavioral issues to be solved and manageable*, to hold a sit and down for 15 minutes, be on 'place' (the dog bed) for two hours, to heel and loose leash walk, come when called, and to be able to bring your dog wherever your family goes with a peace of mind knowing your dog will behave; after their board and train is complete. Your dog already knows some basic commands? That's awesome! I can make them more concrete and reliable wherever you travel with your dog and even teach them more advice obedience. My 3-week board and train comes with 6 private lessons, a free prong collar, and a free go-home packet filled with everything I've taught you, to ensure you have the confidence and knowledge to continue your dogs training after working with me. I'm also always available to answer my clients questions, even if it's been a year since you trained with me. *Please note there is no cure for aggression, reactivity, or separation anxiety but with training and structure I can teach you how to manage and prevent these behaviors from becoming worse and allowing your dog to still have an enriched quality of life.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I begin with a free eval to gather as much information I can on the dog. I typically ask questions, meet the dog, and if needed, go on a small walk. From there I will tell the client which of my program will provide the most success for them and their dog. Once my client fills out the appropriate paperwork and pay the deposit, I pick up their dog (or meet somewhere in the middle if I'm driving a long distance) and we schedule their first private lesson. My clients can choose to do a private lesson every week their dog is in the board and train program, or if they feel confident to wait, can use their private lessons after the B&T program.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Starmark Academy (Formerly Triple Crown Academy) Hutto, TX Certificate of Canine Training and Behavioral Specialist (18-Week Study) - 2012. Mentors: Rob Dunn & Jessy Gabriel *Mastered skill sets in: basic and advanced obedience training, basic and advanced behavior problems, agility, advanced clicker training, kennel management, scent discrimination, search and rescue, assistance dogs for the handicapped; and instructing and working with clients. *Learned multiple training methods, including relationship-based, balanced, clicker, and e-collar training, *Worked with rescue dogs of varying temperaments and adopted my rescue, Baloo, a Blue Doberman Pinscher. I continue my education through my current mentor in Seattle, communing with colleagues in the area, books, podcasts, and videos by respected dog trainers throughout the world, working with my personal dogs and trying new methods and techniques with them, and I sometimes foster to keep my craft from getting rusty. Currently I'm learning to train a service dog and Mondio sport.