FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING APPROACH?
Our approach is based on relationship-building and effective, clear communication. There are more aspects to training than simple "obedience". Our approach is well-rounded, focusing on the whole dog, and is highly personalized. There's more than meets the eye; and when it comes to behavior, we explore the underlying root causes in order to achieve the best results - addressing the daily habits and routines we practice that impact our dogs. Rather than relying on obedience commands, treats, or controlling with force, we focus on influencing a dog mentally and changing how they FEEL in their environment.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
The initial consultation is a standard rate of $100, each additional dog is $25 - this is because even if not the dog in question, every member of the family plays an essential role in behavior and therefore, is an important part of the consultation. A travel fee ($0.58/mile) will apply for consults that are more than 15 miles away from my office location in Virginia Beach (23451). All continuing private training packages are custom-tailored to speak to the individual dog/s, set of challenges, and specific scenario/s - more information on prices can be found here.
WHAT'S THE PROCESS OF WORKING TOGETHER?
We first conduct the initial consultation. Once this is done, you'll receive an email summarizing all that was discussed along with an outline of what we feel would be the best training approach for your situation. This will come in the form of a number of sessions and a price quote. Once this is agreed upon, you'll receive an invoice for training, due upon receipt.
WHY START WITH THE INITIAL CONSULTATION?
The initial consultation is conducted first for very specific reasons. During this time valuable information is shared from both ends of the leash (human & dog) that helps us in developing the most effective and appropriate training approach to address the issues at hand. The initial consult is incredibly informative and helps us to best understand your needs for your individual dog/s and scenario to help you accomplish your goals.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE MY PRIVATE TRAINING SESSIONS?
Each client has 6 months to complete their private training sessions. Certain situations may call for a certain number of sessions and may warrant a bit more time, but 6 months is our standard time limit.
IS YOUR WORK GUARANTEED AND DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
We are committed to providing our clients with the knowledge, tools, and skillsets needed to obtain the best results. The success of our training programs is highly dependent upon the dedication and follow through of our clients. This being said, we do not feel it's ethical to offer any guarantees or offer refunds.