What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My fee is $90 an hour. It usually takes about 3 sessions, depending on your needs and your dog's issues. We spread the sessions out over a 2 to 3 week period. When YOU change, your dog will change, so the first session is the longest. I will be educating you so you can train your own dog. The next sessions take only 1 to 2 hours. That is all you need to have the kind of dog you have always dreamt of having! But remember, I am extremely flexible and I work around your schedule and your budget.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
If you begin to implement the techniques with your dog that I walk you through step-by-step in the first session, you will see changes in your dog right away, which will give you the incentive to be consistent, follow through and mean it, until your dog relaxes, feels safe and respects you. Once a dog feels safe and respects you can get them to do whatever you want.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a deep, innate understanding of dogs and all of their behavior that I will share with you. I have a background in psychology. My formal dog training was with "efils god training" which involved all matters of dog obedience, boundaries, and how to communicate with dogs. Dogs communicate from their hearts and they need someone to respect. I will show you how to do that! I call it "No more somethin' for nothin'" and how to embody the "Pack Leader Mentality" (with a mothers' touch). I derive a lot of my methods for my mother, she was a child psychologist.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have a unique and special connection, a true understanding and respect for all animals. Because of this "gift", 20 yrs ago, dogs began to seek me out and "talk" to me. They were asking for my help. At first, I didn't understand, but now I know, this is the reason I am on the planet. It is my gift to share.... to help people have the best relationship possible with their dogs.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have and will work with any and all breeds of dogs and people with any and all kinds of issues of obedience, boundaries, aggression, and communication.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I love my work and all of my clients. My favorite projects are the ones when the clients are at their wit's end and we begin to see changes in the dog's behavior after the first session, which happens quite often!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be patient with yourselves and your dog. There is always a learning curve that should be respected and understood. I believe that there are no "bad" dogs, only those that don't understand what is expected of them and in desperate need of an authority figure to lovingly show them.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
There is no quick fix, no magic pill, but it is not as hard as you may think. Dogs are like children, they need boundaries. Your dog will begin to develop self-esteem as they safely explore within the boundaries that I will help you set up for them. If you are consistent, follow through and mean it, using my methods, you will have a calmer, more balanced and happier dog where everyone gets their needs met....;)