the Philly Pack
The Philly Pack was created in 2006 with the goal of helping dog owners achieve harmony in their relationship with their dogs.
We often serve as troubleshooters for owners who are experiencing problematic behaviors from their dogs. Many difficulties encountered by dog owners are often symptoms of larger issues, such as fear, frustration and excitement. Our mission is to help you find solutions to address these challenges.
I consider myself to be a Dog Owner Advisor and Dog/Human Partnership Coach. My focus is on your relationship with your dog. I will evaluate the needs of both you and your dog so that we can come up with solutions to satisfy both of you. I tend to look at things from not only your perspective but also from the dog’s point of view, which allows me to identify what is commonly missed. My approach is designed to troubleshoot
relationship challenges, and address issues of aggression, fearfulness, insecurity and impulse control. This process allows me to examine your routine and study your dog’s behavior and body language so that you and your best friend achieve harmony together. I know this sounds kind of hokey, but after 22 years of studying and working with dogs, 15 years of training dogs, walking dogs, socializing dogs, and living with (mostly my own) dogs in a multi-species household, what I’ve come to realize is that what we struggle with most is understanding and communicating with our canine friends. This is where I can help you learn your dog’s language so that you can find comfort in knowing you are effectively communicating while building a trusting relationship with your dog.
We can address a variety of issues during an in-home session, such as household management, leash walking, and basic manners. Appointments usually run about an hour.
Within City Proper
$125 for the first session
$100 per follow-ups
Outside the City
$150 for the first session
$125 per follow-up
Walk on By $30 each
This class is designed to help dog owners learn to help their dog pass other dogs on leash peacefully. We will work on leash communication and assist in building your skills as a confident leader. This class occurs every other week. Event updates can be found on FaceBook. Attendees must have done previous training with The Philly Pack.
Be WITH your Dog $60 each
The goal for this class is for you to learn how to be with your dog in a way your dog understands. Most dog training asks dogs to adapt to our world, but we will be adapting to what is natural to dogs by traveling around with them and learning to use the world around you as a natural agility course. It’s an opportunity to work with your dog on leash in the company of other dogs. This will be an adventure class; it will require you to be active and ready to get dirty with your pup.
You and your dog will benefit from this program because you will become a better partnership, a better team and you’ll begin to understand each other in a whole new way. You will enjoy simple things together so that you can begin to include your dog in your life more often. Your dog will learn better manners and coping skills, which will open the door to inviting your dog more places. This program is about you learning how to communicate with your dog in a trustworthy and clear manner. Please watch FaceBook for event updates.
Pack Walks – FREE
WE offer pack walks for Philly Pack Clients to attend. Its an opportunity for owners to walk with their dogs in a group setting while giving them an chance to work with their dogs amongst other dogs and owners. Please watch FaceBook for event updates
Photo Walks $200
Krista Milito started her career with dogs behind a camera. This year she has decided to offer her photography once again. Krista will take your dog on a walk by herself and photograph him or her. You will receive 10-15 print quality photos sent directly to your phone or email.
This is a very premium service and Krista will only take a few appointments from Spring to Fall. Krista will not be available for holiday photos. Examples of Krista’s photography can be found throughout The Philly Pack Facebook page, Flickr, and Instagram.
Philly Pack Head Trainer
The Philly Pack head trainer, Krista Milito, is a graduate of Cabrini University. Her first real dog experience was in 1998 during her work in animal shelters, though she had been reading about dogs and studying canine behavior and training as long as she can remember.
Although dogs have always been her passion, Krista worked in the photography field, but knew that one day, dogs would be her destiny. She used photography to promote shelter animals and made a name for herself in the animal welfare scene by having fine art photography shows in Center City, Philadelphia. She sold many of her photos and raised money for the shelter to which she dedicated her time.
Krista continues her education in the world of canine behavior and training. She has traveled to achieve certifications, learn from and work with various accomplished trainers, such as Tyler Muto of Dogmanship & K9 Connection & Consider the Dog in Buffalo, New York, Chad Mackin of Pack to Basics in Batavia, Illinois, Heather Beck of K9 Lifeline in Draper, Utah, Jason Vasconi of Transform My Dog of Dickenson, Texas, Sarah Fulcher-Dixon of British Columbia and now NYC, New York, Jay Jack of GRC Dog Sports, Portland, Maine, George Cockrell of Companion Dog Training in Damascus, MD, Mark McCabe of TBTE training system in Maryland, Karen Laws of Ontario Dog Trainer of Ontario Canada.
Krista became a certified SATS Trainer in Perception Modification when she traveled in October 2014 to learn from world-renowned animal trainer Kayce Cover of Syn Alia Training Systems from Norfolk Virginia.
Krista is a student of renowned Dog Behaviorist/Wolf conservationist of Nelson Hodges of Canine Human Relationship Institute of Blue Ridge, Texas. Krista continues her education at the CHRI where she has successfully completed the third level courses.
Additionally, Krista Milito is a professional level member of The International Association of Canine Professionals. Krista attends the annual Educational Conference where she studies from many leaders and pioneers in the professional dog training industry.