Sheila McClain-Dog Training

Sheila McClain-Dog Training

1 employee
14 years in business

About this pro

Your pets will receive patience, kindness, love, personal attention, consistent lessons with positive praise and loving attention.

My joy of having my own dogs go way back to my childhood. I currently have two wonderful dogs, Julie (German Shepherd) and Cheyenne (Euro-Hound mix) who bring much joy into my life.

Working with other people's dogs is a rewarding experience for me because it is great to see other dog owners enjoying the loving relationships that I do with mine.

My enjoyment of watching a puppy/adult dog learn to socialize with other dogs and people is a wonderful feeling

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Stockton, CA 95212
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

The typical process is to schedule an appointment to meet with new customer and ask questions concerning their pet care/training needs or wants. Discuss goals and schedule training or sitting dates.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

My training consists of Certificate Empowerment Life Coach and Mediator. Attended basic, intermediate and advanced training courses with my personal pets in 1985. My personal time reading and viewing dog training methods.

I am a full-time student at National University working on a second Master's degree in Organizational Development and Leadership. I have completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Masters of Arts in Strategic Communication. I love to learn!

In addition to my love for animals, I am a Certified Total Control Motorcycle Training Instructor in California. Currently, I work at two locations: Eagle Nest Harley Davidson and Pacific Motorcycle Training. I provide coaching and instruction on how to confidently and safely ride a motorcycle.

The above education and experience help me to ask questions, listen and observe my clients to bring out the best in them- either humans or canine.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

The basic rate for training for 60 minutes is $85. Board and train will vary due to the length of time of training that is needed. Generally, the rate per day is $50 and the training is usually 4 weeks or more.

4 week: $1400 ($350 per week/ $50 a day).

How did you get started in this business?

Since my early childhood, I have enjoyed having dogs and cats as pets. My desire to have a quality relationship with my personal pets has and is very important to me. I would like to help other pet owners experience a healthy and quality relationship with their dog.

What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked with dog and cat owners. Families with multiple pets.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

What is your experience with dogs? Do you have references? What is your rates? Do we meet before the actual services are provided?