FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: “ Do you guarantee results”?
A: I wish I could, but I would be lying if I told you “yes”. We are dealing with an animal. However, I can guarantee that if you have a potentially serious behavioral issue with your dog, and you do not take measures to correct this behavior, it will get worse.
Q: “ Can our children participate in the training”?
A: Absolutely. However, you are the best judge as to the maturity level of your children.
Some 8 year olds do better at helping than some 10 year olds. Those children that are truly interested in helping to train the dog, can contribute to the overall experience. And....I have met quite a few.
Q: “ How many times do you need to come to our house”?
A: I believe that I am somewhat unique in that I do not require my customers to commit to any additional visits after the first visit. However, I would say that the average is about 2-3 times. I let my customers decide. It really depends on the problems that confront you and perhaps even how well trained you want your dog.
Q: “When can I walk my dog off leash”?
A: I am asked this question quite frequently. And...to be honest I am not sure why. Maybe it looks “cool”. I do not know. My dogs are never walked off leash.
My dogs are trained but my neighbor’s dog may not be. Do not worry about off lead work. There are far more important things to concentrate on.
Q: “ How many times a day should I work with my do”?
A: I usually advise my customers to try and spend at least 10-15 minutes 3-4 times a day. Dogs learn by repetition and consistency.
Are you and your family considering getting a puppy or and older dog? To help you determine your readiness for a canine companion, ask yourself the following questions. I believe they will help your decision making process.
1. Do I (we) understand the financial responsibility?
2. Am I willing to devote the time that is necessary to raise a well behaved dog?
3. Is the entire family in agreement?
4.Are we willing to accept some lifestyle changes?
5.Have we done our homework regarding the breed we are considering? I CAN HELP
6.Are our children old enough to have a dog?
7.Why are we considering getting a dog?