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Dog and Puppy Training

Training using LIMA (least intrusive, minimally aversive) methods, AKA, Evidence-based/science-based, reward-based training

Dear Dog Owner…

  • Does your dog’s behavior embarrass you?
  • Is it next to impossible to walk your dog anywhere without pulling or lunging?
  • Do you avoid having friends and relatives over because your dog barks and jumps all over your guests?
  • Does your dog get aggressive and protective towards other dogs or humans, that get close to you?

If you answer “YES” to any of the questions…
Schedule your Dog’s Initial Consultation with the trainer.

Training your dog can ensure that you’ve got a lifelong companion! We all truly love our pets and want what is best for them. Uncontrollable and destructive behaviors in your home may cause waves in an otherwise great relationship you have with your dog. Dog training not only eliminates unwanted behaviors but also strengthens the bond between you and your dog. It’s a great way to improve your dog’s social skills, create realistic boundaries, and ensure that your bond will last a lifetime.

  • Our programs are about teaching you, not just training your dog.
  • Our programs are customized, not cookie-cutter plans. Each dog is unique just like your customized plan. We never give the same plan to every client.
  • We care about customization of your plan to get you to your goals, and that will look different for every dog, and every client.

The Initial Consultation

Why do we use Zoom for the Initial Consolation?

  • This keeps all parties comfortable and safe during COVID and beyond.
  • You and the trainer can ascertain whether it’s a good fit to keep working together (Is our method what you are looking for).
  • Your trainer can see what the in-home behavior of the dog is like without “stranger” interference.
  • Your trainer can gather enough information to make an informative training plan.
  • Our work is science-based, and we need to know all the variables and factors to your dog’s behavior.

Here’s the thing… It is possible…seriously!

We don’t want you to give up hope just yet! Imagine what your life would be like with a dog attentive to your every command. Your dog’s reward is knowing they will be loved and cared for forever.

We want to understand what is causing your dog’s behavior first so that we can create a clear plan of action and establish a relationship where your dog listens to your command but is also confident, social, and happy.

Specializing in Private In-Home Training from Puppies to Adult Dogs

Fearful/Reactive Dogs

Do you have a fearful/reactive dog and want to build his confidence? Do you want your dog to enjoy walks? Do you want to learn how to help your dog feel safer every day? Does this sound familiar? You need help with the daily struggle of making it from point A to point B without your dog exploding at someone or some dog.

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Adolescent/Adult Dogs

Do you have a dog that you wish your friends loved as much as you, but you know in your heart and soul that right now that your dog is a bulldozer with no regard for personal space? Your dog is the best kisser, but somehow your dog knows the right moment to tongue your friend right in the mouth! You have a 60 pound plus dog who thinks they are a Chihuahua and wants to sit in your lap when all you want to do is sit and relax on the sofa or your favorite chair.

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Puppies

We know there is so much information out there and you’re overwhelmed and overloaded. At this point, you don’t know where to begin. You find yourself on what you think is the perfect schedule for your pup by taking them out frequently, but they are still coming right back inside and peeing and pooping almost immediately? Your puppy is into everything, biting and chewing. You know they need socialization, but you’re wondering right now how to do that without screwing up your puppy.

We can give you the skills and the knowledge to better manage your dog. We specialize in Private In-Home Training from Puppies to Adult Dogs as well as Day Training, and helping you find the best dog for you with our Matchmaking service.

Dog Training Programs

 

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Initial Evaluation

During your 1 and 1/2 hour initial ZOOM evaluation appointment, a complete in-depth assessment is completed, and your goals are discussed and defined for your pet and a training plan developed. During the first portion of the evaluation, your pet is not present. The total time for this initial evaluation will last (1 ½ hrs) one hour and thirty minutes.

$ 155 – 1 Hour 30-minute Initial Evaluation Session

During your 2-hour initial ZOOM evaluation appointment includes the in-depth assessment, goals, training plan, as well as post-session support that will consist of (2) two short follow-up emails/texts or a 15-minute phone call.   

$ 175 – 2 Hour Initial Evaluation Session

Pay As You Go Single 1 Hour Session

Pay As You Go Single 1 Hour Session

Single Pay As You Go – $ 162.00

The Ultimate Dog Program – Private In-Home Sessions

The Ultimate Dog Program – Private In-Home Sessions

Imagine your dog walking right next to you on a loose lead, being calm and well-mannered around the house, and listening to your commands the first time you say them. Everyone learns to work as a team to teach self-control and good manners. Private training lessons are perfect for those with busy schedules or multiple dog households! We come to you.

We offer custom 60-minute coaching sessions in the comfort of your own home. Private training is perfect for one-on-one coaching for specific skills or to address behavioral issues. We follow current CDC guidelines. 

Post-session support: A maximum of 2 short follow-up Emails OR 15-minute Phone Calls are included.

$450  –   3 Weeks of Private One-One Customized Just For You and Your Dog

$576  –   4 Weeks of Private One-One Customized Just For You and Your Dog

$810  –   6 Weeks of Private One-One Customized Just For You and Your Dog

$1530  – 12 Weeks of Private One-One Customized Just For You and Your Dog

Puppy Perfection VIP Program

Puppy Perfection VIP Program (Puppies up to 4 months) – Private In-Home Sessions

Did you know that what your puppy learns in the first 4 months has a permanent effect on how they turn out as an adult dog? Let us get it right with the Puppy Perfection program. Sleep easy at night knowing that your puppy is not destroying your carpet or belongings. Solve common issues like jumping and biting, and importantly, socialize your puppy the correct way so that you can shape them into a well-mannered and confident dog. The initial evaluation lasts an hour and a half, every private training session after that is approximately an hour.

Post-session support: A maximum of 2 short follow-up Emails OR 15-minute Phone Calls are included.

$450 – 3 Weeks of Private One-One Customized Just For You and Your Dog

$576 – 4 Weeks of Private One-One Customized Just For You and Your Dog

$810  –   6 Weeks of Private One-One Customized Just For You and Your Dog

$1530  – 12 Weeks of Private One-One Customized Just For You and Your Dog

Day Training- Dog Training Page

Day Training – We will train your dog one-on-one while you’re at work or even if you’re working from your home office.

Are you a busy professional with no time to train your dog or life is just getting in the way or children or elder care just too demanding of your time? Day training is a great option. Our dog trainers will come to your home and work on a specific skill on set days during the week. We will teach you the necessary skills to maintain the training for the long haul. Our day-training program consists of an initial evaluation and then a set number of weeks in which the trainer sees the dog. 

Post-session follow-up usually includes 1 to 3 follow-up sessions which are scheduled as needed to ensure long-term success.

$162  – 1 Session

$450  – 3 Session Package

$810  – 6 Session Package

$1,530  – 12 Session Package

$576  – 4 Session Package

Matchmaker Services – help with finding your perfect dog

Matchmaker Services – help with finding your perfect dog

Do you need help finding the right dog for you or your family? Our dog trainers can create a “profile” of the dog you should be looking for based on your lifestyle and preferences. Our dog trainers have experience working or volunteering in shelters. Our dog trainers understand the reasons dogs keep being returned to the shelter. Our trainers can help you pick the dog that should thrive and fit with your personality and lifestyle 

With this, you will receive 90 minutes of pre-adoption counseling, one visit to the shelter,and (2) two 60-minute coaching sessions.

$330 Plus the cost of mileage (From the trainers location to the shelter and back to the trainers location.)

Training Fees, Terms, Policies, and Procedures

Homework & Training Programs

When your trainer meets with you, she will develop a training program specific to your dog and your goals. You as a student will be given homework assignments to work on between sessions. Your dog’s success is based on your ability to carry out the at-home program.

Training is a commitment that should be taken seriously. If you are unable to commit to working with your dog several times a week, and follow the guidelines given to you by your trainer, your dog’s program will not succeed.

If you have questions, do not understand or cannot do some of the things laid out by your trainer please discuss this immediately with your trainer so that they can accommodate you and help you carry out the homework as laid out. Your trainer is only there to make your program successful so that you may attain your goals. Therefore, any concerns or challenges need to be addressed immediately so that we may reach all your training goals.

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Service Fees, Refunds & Payments

Prices are typically given prior to the evaluation or the training session/package.

Payments of Services

You are required to pay for your training in full upfront. Services will not begin until payment is received.

Refunds

There are no refunds for any training services.

Scheduling, Cancellations & No-Shows

Scheduling

Single lessons must be scheduled and completed within 30 days of purchase. You have five months from the purchase of a package to complete all the lessons. If lessons are not completed in this time frame, then your lessons will be lost and no refund will be granted for unfinished lessons.

Cancellations

We require minimum of 24-hours’ notice prior to your scheduled lesson before canceling without incurring a late fee ($50). If a lesson is canceled in less than 24-hours, then the lesson time will be lost.

No-Shows

Should your trainer show up for a scheduled lesson and no one is home/available and has given no notice, it will be considered a lesson and the full lesson fee will apply for a single follow-up lesson ($175) or a lesson will be deducted from your pre-paid package if this applies.
My dog Lucky had a bad pulling issue when we’d go on walks. Anytime she saw a squirrel or another dog I felt awful because it was like I was having to choke her to keep her back. However, after a few sessions with Bambi, going on walks with Lucky is so much easier and less embarrassing for us both.
-Joshua E.

“I contacted Barbie after 2 different sitters quit while we were out of town due to my Murray’s increasing resource aggression issues. After a few sessions with Sathid (and medication!) his anxiety is significantly reduced, and he doesn’t guard his food for hours. Sathid also offered to petsit the next time we were out of town for the weekend to decrease MY anxiety level. Overall a great experience and company, we will probably work with Sathid with the puppy’s issues next!”
-Kayla C.

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