Wildside Unlimited

Wildside Unlimited

5.0 (1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
2 employees
27 years in business

About this pro

​Wildside Unlimited is a multi-award winning company, known for providing results.  Our hallmark is expert trainers,  competitive pricing, and educated customer service professionals that provide solutions that work.  

We provide solutions that work and are know throughout the community as a company that cares.  We strive to exceed everyone's expectations.  Whether we are training, petsitting, or dog walking, we aim to be the best in the business.

The harmony we provide in the homes of our clients is what we enjoy the most!

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Credentials

San Diego, CA 92111
Email verified
Phone verified

1 Review

5.0

  • Crystal Van Lom

    Wildside Unlimited is an EXCELLENT place to enjoy with your pet. This adorable shop offers everything you need including awesome, SAFE, skillful grooming. For those of us who take our pets seriously, there is no other place like Wildside.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

To listen.  Usually when people call us, they are searching for help.  

Step 1:  Listen

Step 2:  Let know they are going to be ok.  We have solutions.


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

Elaine Reiter is the Owner and Head Trainer of Wildside Unlimited.  She has been training and working with animals, domestic and exotic, for approx. 30 years.  

Elaine started in the animal training industry in the late 80's doing shows with dolphins, sealions and a killer whale. Next she expanded her show skills to include: Falcons, big cats and primates.  Eventually Elaine transferred her talents to working with animals in the film production industry.  Loving her original marine mammal work, on the side she quickly fell in love with the stranding industry, working with stranded whales and dolphins washed up on beaches.  

In 1994 Elaine started Wildside Unlimited.  It was created to help the public with their pets.  Elaine saw animals in shelters labeled "behavioral" and knew they needed help.  Many of the animals labeled "behavioral" are euthanized, when they simply need a trainer.  

Wildside today still trains family pets, but with the surprise option of registering your pet for film, photo and ad work in the Production industry.  Wildside Unlimited is often seen bringing highly talented animals on film sets, that were once labeled "untrainable."  Wildside also offers pet sitting for our members.  People can go on vacation or work late knowing their pet is in the hands of professionals that care and pamper.


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

Training: Pricing is transparent and listed on our website.  

Pet Sitting:  Please call.  Pricing depends on amount of pets.  

Pet Talent Registry:  Free


How did you get started in this business?

Saw animals in shelters scheduled to be euthanized that were adoptable.  People turn animals into shelters because they feel helpless and solving problems.  We save lives by showing owners how easy it is to work with your animals.  We restore harmony.


What types of customers have you worked with?

We have worked with celebrities, corporations, and the family pet.  Our members pets have "no borders".  We except all pets.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We are a team for the Humane Society Walk for the Animals event this May.  To sign up go to their website and join Team Wildside Unlimited


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

Wow,  I could go on and on.  Make certain that your trainer is educated in animal training.  They should not be using harsh methods with your pet.  I would also recommend that as difficult as it is to hear, don't look for the cheapest.  You don't want the least experienced person working with your pet.  It can lead to further behavior problems and solutions that don't work.  You may actually be throwing your money away.  

Do you your homework and research the people you are interviewing.  Make sure they are a good match for you and your pet.  They should not be pressuring you into a sale.  There work should be guaranteed customer happiness.  :)


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Is the "pro" listening when they are describing their needs?

Does the "pro" have the necessary experience?

Is there a refund policy or guarantee?

Does my pet LOVE the "pro"?

Do you feel relief when you are listening to their solutions?

Are they kind?