mel reichek, cpdt-ka

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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Training

Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?

  • Dog Obedience Training

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Dogs

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • under 20 lbs
  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs

Pet Certifications

  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA / CPDT-KSA)

Proud member of...

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 72 hours notice required

Without pet parents, Petmasters wouldn't exist. What discount do you offer our dedicated members? (e.g. 20% off their first session, etc.)

Petmasters deal: $10 off first session.

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

San Diego, CA

What year did you begin serving pets?

2016

How did you hone your craft?

Mel believes that every good trainer should have a mix of experience and education. She has numerous accreditations, and keeps her knowledge in the field up to date by attending seminars and workshops taught by the industry’s leading dog trainers such as Grisha Stewart, M.A. / CPDT-KA and Claudia Fugazza.

What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

Each dog is unique and responds differently to certain techniques and Mel customizes her training to fit the dog’s learning style.

What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!

Mel’s approach to training is to reinforce desired behaviors and not reinforce for undesired behaviors. Her canine training methods are based on an understanding of what motivates the dog and use of positive reinforcement to achieve the desired outcomes as inspired by Dr. Ian Dunbar and Victoria Stilwell. She operates under a “train-the-trainer” mentality, and aims to empower pet parents with the tools and techniques needed to continue training for the lifetime of the dog.