What area do you serve for in-person
I will come to your home in the greater Des Moines metro area. I do add mileage charges if your home or training location is further than 15 miles from my office.
What are your goals and ethics as a dog trainer?
It is my goal as a trainer is to begin their behavior change plans with the least invasive and least aversive training protocols necessary to change the problematic behavior according to the most current scientific understanding of animal learning. I strive to be compassionate and humane.
What tools do you use for training?
I use positive reinforcement which might include a clicker or a positive "marker"and probably food treats. But reinforcers are not limited to food, and might include toys or puzzles. I also use no-pull harnesses and leashes, or collars that cause no discomfort to the dog. It is important to me that I follow science based best practices and for that reason, I do not use choke chains, pinch collars or e-collars for training.
Where do we meet for training my dog?
I usually meet you at your home, and neighborhood. You and your dog can apply our training to real life situations. Sometimes behavior challenges require us to meet at parks, or other public spaces.
Where are you located?
I am located in Windsor Heights, Iowa.
What is your cancellation policy?
No shows or canceled appointments with less than 24-hour notices may be charged 50% cost of one session.