WHAT  I  DO

KAOS1If your dog needs training, or has a behavior problem, you’ve come to the right place.

My name is Cathy Daugaard and I work with families and individuals who need help with their dogs listening reliably at home and in public. I specialize in restoring calm to homes through a well behaved dog. Whether you’re wrangling a new puppy, an unruly adolescent, or learning that you can teach an old dog new tricks, I can teach you how to get your dog to respond. Is he too aggressive? A little scared? Does she not listen to you? Is this your first dog, or maybe your first dog of this breed? Every dog has his own personality and needs. Classes are OK for getting some of the basics down, but for real training that meets your needs and your dog’s needs, one-on-one time is needed and that’s what I do.

I have a very high success rate in helping Treasure Coast dog owners with problem behaviors such as not listening, aggression and anxiety. Clients that weren’t able to walk down the street without worrying what might happen if their dog met another dog or a child are able to gain the confidence it takes to go for a simple walk. Fearful, aggressive dogs become more relaxed and pushy dogs learn that the life is far more enjoyable when they cooperate with their owners.

Good behavior and manners are skills that even your dog can learn with practice – and learned much faster with the personal attention of a friendly, experienced behavior consultant and trainer. My methods will have your dog happily listening to every command, even around distractions, and you don’t need to be a skilled trainer yourself. That’s what I’m for!  Call me at 772-284-9011 for answers to all your dog training questions.

HOW  IT  WORKS

Traditionally, dog trainers charge clients an hourly fee or sell a package of sessions to deal with a behavior problem. When the consultant has finished working with the client, or the package has run out, the client is left without support and, in many cases, without a resolution to the dog’s behavior problem.

That’s NOT the way I do business.  You receive unlimited lessons to get your dog trained the way you want. All of the programs include a certain number of lessons as a minimum. So if it takes more lessons to train your dog and your family, there is no extra charge.  Within the confines of the class setting, I will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to help achieve your desire that your dog becomes an enjoyable pet. I am as serious as a heart attack–my reputation depends on your success.

GETTING  STARTED

I hope you will choose to work with me.  Behavior problems don’t get better on their own, they usually get worse and the more the dog practices bad behaviors, the harder it is to find solutions.  Correcting behavior problems requires not just training commands, but knowing the reason your dog is misbehaving in the first place.  I’m always amazed at how quickly dogs respond to correction programs that deal with the causes of behavior problems.

I am not a fly-by-night dog trainer (there are a lot of them, unfortunately) or moonlighting from my day job.  This is my everyday, all day job.  I am certified. licensed, & insured.  I recognize and appreciate the trust owners place in me and offer my clients the confidence of 28 years of experience and my commitment to work with them every step of the way.

Call me at 772-284-9011 for a short phone consultation to see how Pet Etiquette can help you and your dog. It never hurts to ask.

What Training Can Do For Your Dog

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  • Dr. XXXXXXXXXXXX
    We want to thank you for recommending Cathy Daugaard of  Pet Etiquette to train our 8 month old extremely energetic Boyken Spaniel. Cathy is very personable and began a series of training steps, (for the dog and us), that have greatly improved the dog’s behavior.  We are continuing training with Cathy and are very satisfied with the progress. Douglass and Patricia

    Douglass & Patricia
  • BUDDYBuddy slept through the night!!!!!  Thank you for all your help & guidance.  We will continue to practice what you taught me.  Thanks again!

     

    Carol
  • I called this provider regarding a refusal to get potty-trained 3 yo Yorkie schnauzer. They were most courteous, offered several different ideas and suggestions which we had not tried, charged nothing, and said they would be glad to help further if none of these ideas worked.
    I appreciated the phone time and professionalism and will certainly contact them again if we need to.
    Wonderful=very professional and courteous!
    James
  • “Its like Nanny 911”

    Hector
  • “I’m using the collar like you have and it has made all the difference in the  
    world. No more dislocated shoulders. Anyway, remembering your words, a tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog with a happy owner.”
    Kim
  • “Cathy, I can’t thank you enough for all your advice and help. I was desperate for help. I don’t know if you realize how frustrated and stressed out I was. Many times I would wake up in the middle of the night worrying about what to do”.
    Linda
  • He is responding well to most of the commands you initiated and he is a pleasure to have in our home.  We can’t thank you enough for all you did.
     
    Lorraine
  • “We are writing this to let you know how happy we are about your ability to train our dog Pepper.

    Mike
  • Thank you for doing such a great job taking care of my pets.  It is nice to know that you don’t have worry about them while on vacation.
    Bob & Pam