HOW MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HAVE YOU HAD AS A DOG TRAINER?
Marni has been running her own training business since 2012 and Mehak has been training professionally since 2016. They both decided to combine their knowledge and expertise and started Sensible Canine in 2022.
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF ANY DOG TRAINING CLUBS OR AFFILIATIONS?
We are proud members of the Colorado Dog Trainers Network. Marni holds a dog training certification from Animal Behavior College and Mehak holds a Certification in Professional Dog Training – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Counsel for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
First we schedule a free 15 minute inquiry phone call which can be done here. Before your call, we ask that you fill out a discovery questionnaire to give us more details. During our call, we’ll get to know you and determine how we can best help you with your training needs.
If you decide to move forward from there, we will schedule a 1 hour initial consultation.
IS THERE A BENEFIT TO SIGNING UP FOR A PACKAGE?
Packages are offered at a discounted rate. We’ve found that not much is accomplished in just one session as training requires consistency. Our manners package is 6 sessions and behavior package is 5 sessions. Both include the 1 hour initial consultation.
CAN I PAY FOR A SESSION INDIVIDUALLY?
Absolutely. This is a great option for those who would prefer to pay session by session rather than in a lump sum or if you are looking to do less sessions. We also offer a discounted rate for additional single sessions once a package is complete.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR MY FIRST SESSION?
We encourage you to have a variety of different treats that won’t upset your dog’s stomach and, ideally, a front-clip harness and a regular 6-8 foot leash for walks. We also recommend having a chew or treat toy that your dog loves to keep them distracted while we talk for parts of our initial consultation.
WHAT WILL BE COVERED IN THE FIRST SESSION?
To start off, we want to learn more about your dog’s personality, health and behavioral history and daily routine. We will discuss what you and your dog have concerns on and would like to improve on. We will go over the foundations of training with your dog including science behind learning, reading body language and communication between you and your and dog. Next, we will get to some hands-on work to help address concerns and start teaching skills.
CAN I ASK YOU QUESTIONS BETWEEN SESSIONS?
Definitely! For our training plan to succeed, consistency in between scheduled sessions is important for concepts to form. If you get stuck or have a question, feel free to email us or call/text and we will help you out.
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
Starting with the initial consultation, you will receive an invoice for $175. Following this first session, you have the choice to purchase the package and once we schedule our next session you will be invoiced for the remaining sessions of the package at $500. This includes 4 additional sessions for the behavior package and 5 for the manners package. Otherwise, individual behavior sessions can be purchased for $150/session and manners sessions for $125/session. All payments are due prior to the date of your next scheduled session. We accept Credit Card or ACH Payments through a secure online system. We also accept alternative methods of payment, as needed and if discussed.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT?
We understand that sometimes things come up and you cannot make your scheduled appointment. If this is the case, we ask for a 48-hour notice when canceling or rescheduling. Otherwise the session will be considered forfeited. Of course, we understand that emergencies happen i.e. car accidents, sicknesses, family emergencies, or inconducive weather. If any of these are the case, we will gladly work with you.
CAN I SEE A COPY OF YOUR CONTRACT?
Yes, check out our contract here.