Due to the COVID19 pandemic, services have been modified for safety:
All new clients are required to complete an initial new client questionnaire and 60-minute online live consultation (via Zoom) before any in-person sessions will be scheduled. The cost of the initial online live consultation is $100.
After the initial online live consultation, Smiles Dog Training will create a customized training plan for you and your dog that may include a combination of online live sessions as well as in-person sessions.
Since the virus spreads most consistently in indoor spaces, all in-person appointments will need to take place outside. Options for appointments:
- If you live in my service area and your backyard has direct access (not through the house), we can hold the appointment in your backyard.
- Front yards are also an option, though distractions are often higher so keep that in mind.
- We can also meet at a local park. I have identified several parks in my service area that allow for training sessions to take place with medium level distractions and plenty of shade.
- I will not at any point be entering houses for any indoor behaviors that need work, we can go over technique while outside and use technology (via Zoom or video-sharing) to tackle these behaviors in real-time.
Due to the temperatures in Phoenix in the summer, in-person appointments are limited to morning hours at this time: 7:30am-10am.
Masks are required for all clients for all in-person appointments. If I arrive at an appointment and you do not have a mask or an accessible outdoor space for the appointment, we will need to reschedule and a $50 fee will be applied.
If you have any questions or concerns about any of these policies, please feel free to contact me.
If you are interested in getting started with me, click below to complete the new client questionnaire and I’ll be in touch to schedule our initial online consultation!