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  • What kind of training do you do?

I believe that training should be as fun as possible for both human and dog. I am a rewards based trainer where we will use rewards frequently with the dog to ensure that we are creating a trusting environment whether that is with toys, treats, or verbal praise I find what your dog is passionate about!

I also follow the LIMA model of dog training where punishment is last resort. My goal is not to create a dog who listens out of fear but one that wants to listen and chooses to make good decisions.

I am also an AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) evaluator! If you'd like someone to come out an evaluate your dog for this title I offer this service.

I also help train service dogs for disabled folks! Either by evaluating a pre-existing dog or by helping them source a puppy to train. I offer everything from monthly training plans to board and trains.

  • Are you Insured?

Yes I am insured by the Business Insurers of the Carolinas

  • Do you use prongs/e-collars/slip leads?

I will work with whatever the handler is comfortable with. My goal is always to treat dogs humanely and safely and work towards helping a handler to that goal. I will always work with a client regardless of what tool they choose to use on their dog but my goal will always be to eventually not need these tools.

  • Are you certified?

I currently hold a certification through Kim Brophy's L.E.G.S course as a Family Dog Mediator and a certfication through CCPDT.

  • What is a Family Dog Mediator (FDM)?

It's more than just dog training! My job is to help be the translator between you and your dog and help you understand why your dog does that and what we can do to benefit both parties. We take in genetics, environment, learning, and their own personal life events to shape training to be as effective and realistic as possible.

  • How long will it take?

Training is not 1+1=2 however we do take into consideration your timeline and will be realistic about your dogs capabilities. 

  • Will you train service dogs or emotional support animals?

Yes, I will be more than happy to help you train a dog to assist with a disability. However, every dog must be evaluated and pass a Canine Good Citizen test before working on service dog training. ESAs do not have to meet this requirement due to the fact they are not allowed in no pet policy stores.

  • How much does it cost to train a service dog?

We offer a comprehensive package of in home training that covers tasking and public access for up to two years. We also offer financing options for our local students through LendingUSA. To find out more about our program and the cost send us a message! 

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