Frequently Asked Questions

What should I know about your pricing?

My pricing is based on a one-hour session, once a week.  Package rates are available.

My board and train program pricing is based on 6 days of consecutive training.

What is your process for working with a new customer?

A one-hour to one-hour and 15-minute training session consists of an assessment of your dog and his skill level.  From there I will design a training program, that works well with the dog and your family schedule and lifestyle.  For basic obedience training, we will cover sit, down, stay, down stay, and how to stop biting and nipping

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been training dogs for over ten years but, I have just recently decided to train dogs professionally.  I attended the C.A.T.C.H Academy for dog training, a New Jersey licensed 10 phase course in dog behavior and training which includes hands-on instruction, behavior fieldwork, and a mentor trainer.  I am well versed in:

  • Safe and effective handling of dogs for shelters, daycare, and training sessions.
  • Dog development stages from puppyhood to adulthood.
  • Behavior evaluations and temperament testing.
  • Basic and advanced obedience training
  • Learning theory, classical and operant conditioning
  • Developing detailed training programs

How did you get started doing this type of work?

I have been training dogs for over ten years starting with Elvis a male Rottweiler. From there I started training dogs for family and friends.  once I realized I loved working with and training dogs I went to school and began my studies.

What types of customers have you worked with?

What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with all size dogs.  It’s kind of like Go Dogs Go. From toy breeds to large breed dogs.  My clients have all types of dog that need basic obedience to advance behavior modification.

Together I have worked on:

Leash pulling
Basic sit and stay
Chewing
Tugging and nipping
Recall (come when called)
Barking
Jumping
Drop/leave-it
And many other commands and behavior issues.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

Do your research.  I believe that training creates a strong bond between you and your best friend.  It is important that any trainer you hire communicates clearly and is receptive to the needs of you and your dog.

Ask lots of questions and make sure you and your dog are comfortable with the trainer.

What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

Please ask the following questions before hiring a dog trainer:

1 What type of training method do you use?
2 Do you believe in a positive reinforcement training method?
3 How long are the sessions?
4 how long will the training process take?

Describe a recent project

My most recent student was a Goldendoodle adolescent named Leia.  Leia was a student of my board and train program and came to me at the age of 1 and a half and had minimal training.  Leia was also not house or crate trained. I worked with Leia starting with the basics, sit, down, stay.  At the same time, I built her confidence to introduce her to the crate.  I started house training from the very beginning by following the Six Rules of Housetraining That Lead To Success and Leia was house trained in a few days with only one accident. At the end of the week, Leia was a well mannered adolescent dog ready to go home.