ABOUT THE COMPANY
Wishes and Wags, LLC was founded in 2017. The Company offers private dog obedience and problem solving training in the comfort of your home! There are many benefits of private training. One of the primary benefits is that basic obedience foundation skills can be easily applied to manage real life problem behaviors in the dog's own environment.
Clients can choose from a variety of packages. There are two training options available. The first option is traditional coaching. In this training option, the pet parent and their dog participate together throughout the process. In the second option, the trainer works one on one with the dog in the home while the pet parent is at work. When specific training milestones are reached, transfer sessions are conducted with the pet parent and the dog together so that knowledge and techniques can be transferred from trainer to pet parent.
Consultations are available via Skype. Skype sessions are very helpful for clients located outside of the Houston area or that need a quick refresh for certain issues/situations that do not require trainer observation and interaction.
In addition to obedience training, pet sitting services are available.
Please contact us for more information!
ABOUT THE OWNER
First let me say - I LOVE MY JOB! I started my life on a ranch. Animals of all shapes and sizes were an important part of my life. I spent many years in Corporate America. In 2017, I made the decision to change careers and work with animals full time. In 2018, I became a certified dog obedience trainer. I have designed the training program to take the basic obedience foundation skills taught in our program and apply them to problem solving strategies that pet parents experience in their day to day lives. One of the reasons I founded Wishes and Wags was to find ways to help families develop strong bonds with their pets and manage behaviors such as jumping, excessive barking, leash pulling, nipping, anxiety, and some types of aggression - such as fear aggression. Sadly, these behaviors are some of the primary reasons pets are abandoned or surrendered to shelters and rescues. I see that first hand. In my spare time, I volunteer at a wonderful shelter. I also work directly with a rescue in Texas.
Education is so important to me. I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. I am always searching for new techniques to use in my training program as well as new information to pass along to my clients.
If you are wondering where our name comes from - In 2011, my mother suffered a stroke. Her journey impacted my decision to found Wishes and Wags (as well as the name). Over the years, she told me many times how much she wished for a pet. Due to my long work hours, I was unable to grant my mother's wish. Many times, an assisted living resident is required to have the physical ability to care for a pet without assistance from staff. She was not able to care for a pet on her own. I hope I will have an opportunity to help a family member grant their loved one's wish by providing assistance when possible - whether through obedience training or pet sitting.