This includes an initial questionnaire followed by a visit from me to your home. I will observe your dog, alone and working with you and perhaps work with the dog myself to see how they respond. It allows me to see the dog’s environment so I can make relevant suggestions. We also spend time just discussing positive reinforcement and how it works, so that you can ask any questions you might have. After that, I send you a written report which includes up to three management suggestions that gives you something to get started with right away. Most clients then continue on with a training package.
note- young puppies under 12 weeks can usually skip the evaluation and begin with training unless you would like an evaluation in order to meet me and see how I work.
$80 includes travel up to half hour from my home. See travel fees below for further distance.
A 6 week package of lessons (to be completed within 9 weeks). Lessons are scheduled for the same time each week and last one hour. This package includes foundational behaviors for basic manners, but because this is private training in your home, we can customize it for your life with your dog.
$360 includes travel up to half hour from my home. See travel fees below for further distance. Bonus for new clients is my equipment starter package!
Real Life Skills
Sometimes people want additional help transitioning the foundations into everyday life. Learning to walk on leash in the home is very different from walking politely on leash around around town or on hiking trails. Sitting for a treat in the kitchen is different from learning to settle quietly in the vet’s office. The Foundations package is a pre-requisite unless you already have a skill level with positive reinforcement training.
Fearful, reactive, shy, stubborn? These are all labels but they don’t help us help our dogs. Modifying behavior requires an understanding of learning theory which most dog people don’t have. I can help you with these problems, giving you the skills to help your dog. I will share as much or as little of the science of behavior as you like. I attend animal behavior workshops and seminars on a regular basis so that you will get the most current and scientifically sound coaching.
If you have more than one dog in your family, you may have unique challenges. These can include helping them get along with each other, managing different personalities or just daily life with more than one dog. The same foundational skills apply, and I can help you figure out what to do when to keep everyone safe and happy.
$75- Individual lesson
$190 – 3 lesson package
$360- 6 lesson package
$525- 9 lesson package
$30/hour billed in 15 min increments