I really like to use one-on-one evaluations to start any relationship with my client, with the one exception being puppies (though, who doesn’t love puppy breath?).
In these evaluations, I like to sit and talk with the owners to learn as much about them and their dog as I can. What makes their dog happiest? What makes the owners happiest with their dogs? What concerns the owner most about their dog’s behavior? What are their goals for their relationship with their dog?
While we talk, I like to observe how the dog is behaving in his own natural environment, and I’ll observe how the owner reacts to whatever the dog is doing. There’s no judgement, just observations to help determine comfort levels, any doubts, etc.
Once we’ve established the goals you’d like to accomplish, with me assisting you, we will come up with a game plan customized for you and your dog. We will work out a schedule together and plan for how we want to accomplish those goals.
If you’re interested in puppy classes, we’ll get right to work from the very beginning–puppies are always growing and always learning, so starting as early as possible can help build your partnership stronger than ever!