FairPlay Dog Services - Pepperell, MA
I am a relationship-based clicker trainer with over 20 years experience, and use classical and operant conditioning to help dogs and owners learn the sacred art of communication. I offer individual coaching and behavioral consultations - specializing in fear issues - to dog owners in their homes and/or neighborhoods. I provide training walks with or without owner accompaniment. I have decades of experience with dogs of all ages, and can help set the groundwork for a well-behaved canine family member.
In addition to the certifications noted here, I am also a Certified Nose Work Instructor, and offer classes in various 'real life' locations. I was lucky to be on the front edge of K9NW© and in 2011 was among the first on the east coast to graduate the rigorous certification program. While not certified in animal Reiki, I have attained Okuden Level II Reiki practice, and offer this service as well. I am also a member of the Pet Professional Guild, which is not listed here.
I also work with horse owners, offering Reiki, clicker training and behavioral services.
My rates range from $85 - $100 per hour, depending on the nature of the service. I do pro-rate.
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Pet Training
- Pet Meds Administration
- Dog Walking
Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?
- Dog Agility Training
- Pet Behavior Modification
- Dog Obedience Training
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
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
- 80+ lbs
- Advanced Animal Acupressurist and Massage Therapist (AAAMT)
- American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator (AKC CGC)
- Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
- Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI)
- Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA / CPDT-KSA)
- Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)
Proud member of...
- Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
- International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
- 24 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.)
For first time clients, I offer 10% off three 1-hour sessions, and 20% off six 1-hour sessions. Sessions must be paid for in full prior to first appointment. No refunds after start of first session.
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
Pepperell, MA and surrounding areas
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
Experience since childhood; Instructor Training Course - Basic and Behavioral; years of annual attendance of training and behavior conferences; years of attending seminars and workshops; graduation with distinction from Karen Pryor Academy; instructor certification program, National Association of Canine Scent Work; membership and participation in several on-line professional educational sites; teaching college-level courses in K9 learning and clinical animal behavior; Mentor, Animal Behavior College.
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
Relax. Play games. Be patient - with your animal and with yourself. Be kind. 'Bad' behavior doesn't mean an animal is 'bad'; often s/he just needs to learn that there's another way!
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
I love working with people who are committed to learning, and get as excited about behavior as I do!