Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

My board and train program pricing is based on length of stay, from one to four weeks. I have several in-home and at our facility training packages.
My process with working with new clients and their dogs starts with a free assessment at our training facility, in-home, or over the phone to determine the best training program. From there, we decide if single lessons or a board and train program is best for your pup.
I attended the C.A.T.C.H Academy for dog training; a New Jersey licensed 10 phase course in dog behavior and training. The course included hands-on instruction, behavior fieldwork, and a mentor trainer. I am also a graduate of Dog Biz Dog Walking Academy. Additional Education:
  • C.A.T.C.H School of dog training: Master Class
  • DogTec Dog Walking Academy
  • Pat Miller: Aggressive Behavior Modification
  • C.A.T.C.H Working Behavior Cases Workshop
  • C.A.T.C.H Aggressive Behavior Modification Workshop
  • Ken Ramirez: Aggression Workshop
  • Pat Miller: Positive Solutions to Canine Aggression
  • Jeff Gellman Aggressive Dog Workshop
My first dog was a Rottweiler named Elvis; after going through a board and train program with him, I became fascinated with training dogs. Over the years, I trained my dogs and dogs for friends and family. After studying at C.A.T.C.H. School of dog training, I went to Buck's Dog Training for their mentorship program.
I have worked with all size dogs, breeds, and age dogs. It's kind of like Go Dogs Go. From toy breeds to large breed dogs. My clients have all types of dogs that need basic obedience training to advance behavior modification. Some of the behaviors I have worked with are:
  • Leash pulling
  • Basic obedience
  • Biting
  • Aggression
  • Chewing T
  • Tugging and nipping
  • Recall (come when called)
  • Barking
  • Jumping
  • drop/leave-it
Do your research. I believe that training creates a strong bond between you and your best friend. It is essential to make sure any trainer you hire asks lots of questions and understands your training goals. Ask lots of questions and make sure you and your dog are comfortable with the trainer.
Please ask the following questions before hiring a dog trainer:
  • What type of training method do you use?
  • Where did you learn to train dogs?
  • How long are the sessions?
  • How long will the training process take?
  • Do you recommend a board and train program or single lessons?
I recently trained a Bernedoodle named Bentley that came to me for a two-week board and train. Bentley was unfocused, had little impulse control, and had no recall. After two weeks of boot camp, Bentley went home a more focused, confident dog with a solid long-distance recall and excellent manners. Bentley is now a wonderful household companion. Aurora is a pit mix that had a bad temper when other dogs got real close to her face. After an assessment, I determined that Aurora had bite potential and that a three-week board and train program would be the best training direction. After three weeks and lots of structure and socialization, Aurora can run and play with other dogs without snapping at them.