– private training
– Client’s home or public location
– basic training:
– Sit, Sit-Stay, Down, Down-Stay, Recall, Loose-Leash Walking, Heel, Leave-It, Drop-It
– problem solving:
– Play biting / playing too rough, jumping, excessive barking, stealing food / begging, eating too fast, possessiveness, digging, bolting, and MILD aggression.
My name is Kimberly Bretado. I am 34 years old and I am a wife of 10 years and a mother of a 5-yr-old daughter, a 3-yr-old son and a male, 4-yr-old Cannon/Lab mix.
I grew up with animals in my life – primarily dogs and cats. For the first four years in the military, I didn’t have the time, space or ability to have any pets. My husband and I adopted our first dog Zorra: an independent and sensitive, 2-yr-old Shiba Inu, while in Okinawa. Shortly after our first born joined the family, we adopted Kit: a confident and playful 3-mo-old Pomeranian, while in Oahu.
While I’ve always loved dogs, I didn’t always have the knowledge to care for them as I do now and I cringe when I remember the mistakes I’ve made in caring for my past dogs.
When we adopted our dog, Caleb, from a foster family when he was 3-yrs-old – almost two years after becoming a certified dog obedience trainer. He was an insecure and very quiet, submissive dog needing someone to give him a new life with more security, confidence and love. At first, he barely knew the Sit command and was very insecure about walking through hallways, doors and on tile, absolutely HATED his crate and didn’t trust most men. In less than a year I was able to teach him Sit, Sit-Stay, Down, Down-Stay and recall with his new name with minimum to moderate distraction. Since training my daughter to properly care for and train Caleb, he has gradually started listening to her more and will occasionally follow her away from me, which is an accomplishment in itself since he’s practically glued to me. His distrust trust in men have all but disappeared and now loves to get attention from anyone who visits. He still doesn’t trust small enclosed spaces like his crate but since there’s not a lot of need for it, I can continue to find a solution for his remaining insecurity without rushing him.