What training methods do you use?
- I'm a Balanced dog trainer. What that means is that I use a balance of both positive reinforcement like food, affection, toys as well as correcting for unwanted behaviors like mouthing, barking and or barrier aggression. The methods I use vary from dog to dog as each dog is different and tailoring the training plan to each dog is essential to your dogs success.
Are you certified?
- Yes! I went to Starmark Academy located in Hutto, Texas to get certified as a Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Specialist. As soon as I was able to get a job and drive at the age of 16 I jumped into working with dogs! I worked in boarding and daycare facilities as well as other training facilities before I felt equipped enough to start my own business and provide the best care and instruction to my clients and their dogs. Dog training is my passion and I'm always learning and trying new things to help my clients be successful!
Are you a franchise?
Not at all! I'm a very small business with the only employee being me. I started Bailey's K9s last year on August 23, 2018 and I'm very proud to be the owner and only employee as it allows me to help my clients one on one without them going through a bunch of different trainers or employees that may not know the answer. I'm a born and raised Texan and can't be prouder to own my own business in such a great state! I may or may not have named my American Eskimo Riggins after Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights.... #Texasforever
What do I need to bring for my dogs Board and Train drop off?
I recommend bringing enough food for their stay (two or three weeks) plus a couple of days just to be safe. You will also need to bring vaccination records and any medications your dog will need during his or her stay. Food and water bowls will be provided as well as beds and foam mats for sleeping and comfort. You can bring toys if desired but most dogs enjoy sleeping in their run more than playing as most dogs play to their hearts content outside their run.
Is there any follow up after a Board and Train package?
Yes there is! Both Board and Train options come with a free follow up lesson to be used within the month of being picked up so that I can make sure everything going smoothly in your home! I let my clients contact me about when they want their follow up lesson done so that it works within in their schedule the best.
What dog breeds do you train?
All dog breeds! I train little dogs all the way up to the giant breeds. Everyone is welcome!
Do you train service dogs?
I personally don't train dogs for service work and instead specialize in off leash reliability and real world obedience and fixing problem behaviors.
Do you teach dog sports?
As much as I wish I did I don't provide these services at the moment. Some examples are Dock Diving, Disc work, Agility or Barn Hunt.
Are the packages listed the only services you provide?
The packages listed are a good guideline to what I teach but there is always room for personalization in each case so they're a better fit for you and you dog. Some examples are extending your dogs stay past the longest listed package of three weeks or not teaching a skill that you aren't going to use and replace it with something else more feasible for you.