FAQ on our Dog Training Service
Updated: Mar 12, 2022
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions we get on our Dog Training Service.
Why should I train my dog?
There are many benefits to training your dog. They include:
Helps develop a strong bond with your dog by building trust and understanding.
It gives you the skills to communicate with your dog. In return, this gives you better control of your dog and helps build a base line for your dog on how to act in new situations.
It can save their life! The come and leave it commands are two very important commands.
Provides the mental stimulation that is needed. In most cases, training your dog for 15 minutes will tire them out more than playing with your dog for 15 minutes.
What training methods do you use?
We understand that not all dogs learn the same. A skilled trainer will have a "toolbox". They will adjust techniques and tools to the individual dog they are working with. Just like people, not all dogs learn the same.
We are a balance trainer which means we do not limit our training techniques to just one side of the training spectrum. We use all four quadrants of Operant Conditioning to help the dog to be the best that they can be.
What type of training do you offer?
We currently only offer private one-on-one training. During our sessions, we can go over a variety of problems you are having with your dog such as puppy problems (mouthing, house breaking, chewing, potty training, etc), obedience of all levels, walking on leash & more. On occasion, we host workshops on a variety of topics.
We are an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and can evaluate dogs for the Canine Good Citizen Program, Trick Dog Titles, and the new Virtual Home Manners Program. We also offer puppy temperament testing for breeders. Please contact us for more information.
What experience do you have?
I come from a very animal friendly house hold. Growing up, I was apart of 4-H for 11 years before aging out. I personally owned or currently own dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, hermit crabs, fish, frogs, and lizards. I was at one time or another, involved with the 4-H dog club, 4-H rabbit & small animal club, and 4-H exotic bird & poultry club. I currently lead three clubs as a 4-H Leader (animal community service, rabbit/small animal, & dog). I started to show dogs in 6th grade in 4-H shows and started to show Small Animals (hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbil) in 8th grade in 4-H shows. I continued to show in 4-H until I aged out my first year in college. I began showing dogs when I was a senior in high school and still do it today in AKC and UKC events.
I am a Certified Professional Trainer who has experience working as a bather in a grooming salon, a doggie day care attendant, care provider in a boarding kennel and as a dog trainer at a dog boarding kennel. I have attended multiple workshops and seminars on a wide range of animal topics (both as a 4-H'er and as an adult). I am also trained in Pet First Aid & CPR.
We are proud members of the following prof organizations:
IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals)
NK9DTA (National K-9 Dog Trainers Association)
ISAA (Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America)
Gloucester County 4-H Fair Association
What training have you completed?
Just to name a few...
I am a Certified Professional Trainer from National K9 School for Dog Trainers.
Trained in Pet First Aid & Pet CPR from Pet Tech, INC & Paws N Claws 911.
Covid-19 Certification from Pet Sitter International (PSI)
Attends pet health webinars every few months through Pet Poison Helpline
Attended Puppy Potential Workshop by Puppy Sense
Attended Training Between the Ears Level 1: Resolving Conflict in Human/Canine Relationships
Canine Nutrition Fundamentals presented by Lauren Turner of Ideal Dog Services
Dog Training Secrets Summit by Pet Summits
Holistic Dog Care Summit by Pet Summits
Do you work with aggression or reactive dog?
It depends on the situation. Please contact us for more information.
Do you train Service Dogs?
It's a case by case scenario. Please contact us for more information.
What is a consultation?
A consultation is basically a meet and greet. It lets everyone get to know each other, including the dog(s) we will be working with. This also allows us to see if we are the right fit for one another. We go over paperwork and any questions either of the parties have for one another. Consultations take approximately 45-60 minutes depending on the dogs involved.
How much are consultations?
Consultations are complimentary.
How long have you been in business?
All Jazzed Up Pet Services LLC legally formed in 2019. However, for years I have been watching and training friends, family members, neighbors and 4-H'er's pets.
How long have you been training dogs for?
I have been showing and training dogs since I was in 6th grade. I started to training dogs professionally in 2016 after graduating from National K9 School for Dog Trainers in Columbus Ohio.
Why did you want to be a dog trainer?
To help dogs keep their families.
Are you insured?
Yes, we are insured and we are also bonded. Proof provided upon request.
Can you provide references?
On request, we can provide references from some of our clients. Reviews can also be found on our Facebook page, Nextdoor, and Google.
What is your cancellation policy?
Consultation- There is no fee for the initial consultation, however, notifications of all cancellations should be given at least 48 hours before the initial consultation date. If Client wishes to reschedule the consultation and does not provide at least 48 hours’ notice of a cancellation, All Jazzed Up Pet Services LLC may charge Client a $20.00 rescheduling fee.
Services- All cancellations of Services must notify All Jazzed Up Pet Services LLC at least 48 hours before the first scheduled date. If at least 48 hours’ notice of cancellation is given before the first scheduled date, Client may request a full refund of the package fee paid by Client, or, alternatively, Client may reschedule the services to be provided, without penalty. A 48 hours cancellation notice is required before each session. No refund will be given once services begin. Rescheduling a session will be provided with 48 hours cancellation by Client. If less than 48 hours cancellation notice is given by Client, the cancelling session may be forfeited without refund and not made up.
How much notice is needed to schedule an appointment?
It all depends on the season. The sooner you inquire, the better. Especially, if you need to schedule a consultation.
Do you offer virtual training?
Kathlyn Lawrence of All Jazzed Up Pet Services LLC is a Certified Professional Trainer (CPT) with years of experience training dogs and working with animals. For more information please visit our website.