Wayne Dooley

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First Name: 
Wayne
Last Name: 
Dooley
Summary: 

It is our mission to bring pets and pet owners to a new level of trust and harmonious kinship through positively reinforced obedience and clear communication.

When these two elements enter into the bond between human and canine, the relationship can become a friendship. That friendship can carry those same qualities of love, respect, and trust that one would expect to flourish between human beings.

Bio: 

Wayne Dooley is a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Graduating with distinction from Karen Pryor Academy qualifies Wayne as a Certified Training Partner with KPA, an organization renowned for its force-free training methods in the world of animal training. Wayne is known for his positive approach, reinforcing behavioral cues through clicker training.

After two decades in a corporate setting Wayne followed his lifelong dream of working with animals. He is now working with dogs fulltime, as a trainer for clients and as a volunteer puppy-raiser.

In 2013, Wayne became a volunteer puppy-raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), a non-profit organization that provides service dogs for the visually impaired. There he focuses on building a healthy bond between dog and handler, on animal-socialization techniques, and on the establishment of all-around good manners for a canine companion—inside and outside of the home. These goals guide Wayne as he works and lives with a GDB Puppy-in-Training as well as in his work with his clients.

Recently, Wayne has partnered with the Animal Hospital of Rowlett to work as an on-site trainer whenever needed. He has known and worked with Dr. Downes in various capacities for more than 13 years. Wayne’s three Shetland sheepdogs have been longtime patients of Dr. Downes. More recently, Wayne and Dr. Downes have become fellow GDB volunteers.

It is Wayne’s mission to bring pets and pet owners to a new level of trust and harmonious kinship—through positively reinforced obedience and clear communication.

Services Offered: 

Base Price= $45 for a 30-minute training session

Initial Consultation= $120 (1 hour minimum, not to exceed 2 hours)

The goals of the initial consultation are to meet you and your pet in a relaxed setting, to observe your pet in his or her home setting exhibiting natural behavior, and to gain a shared vision of your conditioned pet upon completion of training—as well as a strategy for accomplishing this together.

Weekly Training Sessions (1-hour sessions recommended, $90 per session)

The number of sessions needed varies and is based on a number of factors: the needs and skills of the pet, the type and number of skills desired, and the consistency and accuracy with which the skill is reinforced by the pet owner between sessions.

Weekly training programs are geared toward the individual who wants to learn a training technique and then work with his/her pet throughout the week to reinforce that behavior. Ideally, “Sparky” or “Coco” is ready to progress to the next stage of training at the next week's session!

By taking an active role in your pup's training, you will build a stronger bond by developing a positive trainer/trainee relationship and a dynamic language through which to communicate. This type of interactive bond is very different than the parent/pet-child relationship that your pet is used to. While the relaxed parent/pet-time at home grows stronger with less frustration and more manageability, what also results is more fun time and a clearer communication at work. Your pet will learn the difference quickly between “play time” and when it is time to “work” for treats. Everyone is happier earning their way!

Bi-Weekly/Tri-Weekly Trainings (30-minute sessions, $45 per session, additional time prorated accordingly)

Bi-weekly/tri-weekly plans may be extended depending on the desired skill or based on client's needs. The number of sessions needed varies and is based on the needs and skills of the pet and the type and number of skills desired.

The bi-/tri-weekly programs are geared toward the individual who is available to meet 2-3 times throughout the week for quick 30-minute sessions. Wayne (the dog trainer guy) will both observe your pet in training and provide the reinforcement. As the pet owner observes these session, s/he is also learning the training techniques.

I recommend three weeks of bi-weekly or, better yet, tri-weekly sessions so that the pet develops a strong foundation for each desired skill. Once this foundation is established, we can reduce the sessions to once a week. At this stage, the pet owner works directly with his or her pet under Wayne's instruction to ensure proper clicker technique, accurate timing, and the honing of skills. Every animal is different, just as every pet owner is an individual; hence. Some more demanding pups will respond more readily to this strategy. So will the pet owner who wants to develop lifelong skills!

Services Offered Summary: 
Wayne Dooley (aka The Dog Trainer Guy) is thrilled to be a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). Wayne offers private in-home training in Dallas, TX, and surrounding cities. The Dog Trainer Guy has partnered with the Animal Hospital of Rowlett and Heath to offer Puppy Parenting Classes and Mental Stimulation for pets that are boarding.
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
+1 (972) 859-0737
Phone Number 2: 
+1 (972) 859-0737
Location: 
1318 E. Spring Valley Rd.
75081 Richardson , TX

History

Member for
3 years 5 months