Frequently Asked Questions
Below are several frequently asked questions about my services and working with me. If you do not see your questions answered here please don’t hesitate to contact me.
No, not at all! The dogs live and train in my home with me and my dogs. Real life situation where praise and corrections happen as real life happens in your home.
No I do NOT! I use leadership, patience and consistency to achieve real results with your dog. I want your dog to listen to you because they love/respect you. Not because you might shock them. Fear is no way to get a dogs love & attention.
Yes! I have trained many dogs with fear issues. It takes work and a calm presence by me and the owners but dogs CAN learn to move on if you are willing to do the work with them.
Yes! That’s part of my program where I differ from other training programs. I require you to meet with me and your dog 5 times during the training. You get to improve your dog handling skills while watching your dog blossom into a balanced dog. I work with you and your dog together so you can learn handle things with confidence when I’m gone.
No they are not. They are crated for meals, overnight and when I’m not home. When I am home they are out with us. I treat/love your dogs as if they were my own.
I’m your trainer for life (of the dog)! After I return your dog I do a follow up a week later to be sure there hasn’t been any backsliding. I may recommend taking a class to keep practicing your new skills. I am always available by phone/text and email to help you resolve issues as they arise. Even years later. I get to know you and your dog very well and have decades of experience to draw from. We will find a solution that works for you.
I work everyday with your dog. I will send pictures and emails telling you what I’m doing with your dog and why. I walk them twice a day (weather permitting) and take them on outings to parks, Lowe’s, pet stores, restaurants. I take them hiking, canoeing or wherever they need to go to work on their issues. “Follow me and we’ll have fun and learn good manners too!” It CAN’T be all work for the dog. They learn best when having fun too!
Hopefully yes! I have 5 dogs in a wide range of ages and energy levels. If your dog is friendly with other dogs, I will have a dog to play with them and teach them doggie etiquette. If your dog is fearful of other dogs, I have dogs that will ignore them and not make them afraid. I don’t want to make a bad situation worse but they can learn to relax and that not all dogs are scary.