What do you charge?
-Our prices are published on our SERVICES page.
How long are the lessons?
-Lessons are one hour each.
How often are lessons?
-Once a week in round one (lessons 1-3).
-Round two (lessons 4-6) and beyond are often every other week or more.
-We are always flexible with our client’s unique scheduling needs.
What methods do you use?
-We start with a lot of positive reinforcement (lots of food)!
-We are very balanced trainers and are extremely well versed in several different training techniques and styles.
-Each client and dog is different. Therefore, your training program will be customized.
-At Follow My Lead, we do not believe that a training program is “one size fits all.”
-You will never be forced to use a method you are uncomfortable with.
What if my dog isn’t food motivated?
-Don’t worry! We will work with you and find what works best for you and your dog!
What can I expect?
-Every Client comes to us with specific and individual goals...so everyone’s lessons will be a little bit different.
-Please read our wonderful reviews on Yelp to get an idea of actual client experiences-who came to us for a wide variety of reasons!
-Regardless of why you reach out to us, you can expect expert knowledge, passion to help you and your furry family member live the best life together, and to feel comfortable enough to ask any question without judgment.
What equipment do I need?
-Just a regular collar and leash!
-If we need anything “special” (ex: gentle leader, martingale, etc.) we will discuss this in our lessons.
-If you are already using extra equipment, feel free to use or bring it.
What do I bring to lessons?
-Once you register for lessons, you will receive an email with these details.
Have you worked with “this” before?
-If you are having an issue or challenge with your dog...rest assured, you are probably not the only one!
-We commonly work with new puppies, rescue dogs, and rehomed dogs just needing to learn basic manners and obedience.
-But we also very commonly work with dog reactivity, anxiety, fear, aggression, etc.
-We also get common issues like chasing cats, introducing new dogs to each other, aggression towards livestock, pool obsession, etc.
-We also have experience with many disabled dogs (deaf dogs, blind dogs, dogs with centronuclear myopathy, amputees, and much more)!
Have you worked with “my dog’s breed” before?
-Very likely, yes! After working with over 1,000 dogs we have likely worked with your breed.
Does my puppy/dog need to have all its vaccines to start lessons?
-Your puppy needs to be up to date on vaccines, but they do not have to be completed to start training. It is much more important to start training and socialization early!
Can you help with therapy dog preparation/testing?
-We can help with therapy test preparation
-We can also administer a trainer evaluation if needed for your organization (Lend a Heart is the most common one we perform).
Do you train service dogs?
-Wheelchair assistance dogs (pulling a wheelchair, retrieving dropped items, turning on/off light switches, opening/closing doors, and much more)
-Seizure assistance dogs (seizure response depending on client need, retrieval of medication, etc.)
-Diabetic alert dogs (alert to high and low blood sugar, retrieve supplies needed, etc.)
-PTSD assistance dogs (give space with block command in public, give peace of mind with watch command in public, nightmare interruption, and more)
-Autism assistance dogs (deep pressure therapy, interruption of repetitive behaviors, help aid in running behaviors of younger children, very client dependent tasks)
-Mobility assistance dogs (retrieving dropped items or medical equipment like canes or crutches, bracing on stairs, counterbalance, momentum pull, and more)
**This is an extremely rigorous program and not all clients are accepted or complete the program. Interested clients should set up a consultation with Jenn to see if we are all the appropriate fit.
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