Patrick knows dog behavior like no one I've ever met. He will give you and your dog 100% of his time, attention and compassion. No one better in my opinion when it comes to training your dog or helping with behavioral issues.— R.G.
As a first-time owner of a dog, I wasn't sure where to start but Patrick gave me all the necessary tools and tips to train Ethel to behave and learn a few other tricks besides sit...I would 100% recommend him as a dog trainer and I would gladly go back to him when I get Ethel certified as a good canine citizen and therapy dog— Stephanie P.
Patrick has been essential in the training of my rescue dog, Kira. I have called him in again and again as Kira's environment and necessities change, and Patrick is always all in to help. I would recommend him over any other trainer without reservations!— Roberto O.
Simply put, my approach to dog training is "positive reinforcement". Dogs learn best when their humans are positive, engaged and patient. The focus of training sessions is on both dog and owner. While I'm teaching the dog manners, helping to modify problem behaviors, overcome phobias, and to be an all around well-behaved dog, I'm also training their humans to effectively communicate and teach them long after our training has come to a close.
Most importantly, I teach humans the skills they will need to continue to teach their dogs using C.P.R. principles: Consistency. Patience. Repeat.
The Initial Meet & Greet: This is our chance to assess training needs and fit. Consultations fees are paid on the day we meet, whether or not we move ahead. If all six weeks of training are booked and paid for in advance, the consulatation fee can be waived.
For dogs up to 6 months old: Basic manners training, leash training, off-leash training, and any additional training goals we decide upon. Includes lesson plan, trouble-shooting, and weekly homework assignments. Each session is 60 minutes.
For dogs 6 months & up: Basic manners training, leash training, off-leash training, and any additional training goals we decide upon. Includes lesson plan, trouble-shooting, and homework assignments. Each session is 60 minutes.
Retraining problem behaviors: For dogs with potty problems, issues with chewing, aggression, phobias, or other behavior problems. Includes lesson plan, trouble-shooting, and homework assignments. Each session is 60 minutes.
Initial Consultation: This allows us to see if all components: dog, owners, and trainer are a good fit. The number of training sessions are scheduled during the initial consultation.
Training: Sessions are 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Each session involves a lesson plan, a review of the past week, troubleshooting, and homework assignments.