DOG Training Services

Behavior Evaluation

Behavior Evaluation

$95

During the Behavior Evaluation, I meet with you and your dog in or just outside of your home for approximately 1.5 hours. We discuss in detail your dog’s history and temperament, any behavioral issues, and goals for training. This meeting is a chance for us to get to know each other in a nonjudgmental setting so that we can decide whether to work together further. I will also make initial training recommendations during this time, and we may practice some basic training exercises as well.

During this time, we will discuss the basic elements of the recommended training program for you and your dog, and will also cover expectations for program participation. You can feel free to ask questions and express any concerns you may have about training. I will not handle your dog during our meeting, nor do I expect your dog to perform any particular behaviors at this time. Come as you are, and let’s get to know each other!

Basic Obedience | The Mindful

Mindful Dog

$897 For a 6-Lesson Package

The 6 lesson Basic Obedience program focuses on 5 core skills: “sit,” “down,” “come,” “place” (“go to your mat”), and loose-leash walking. If you wish, we can also add or substitute other skills, like fetch (time permitting). We may also address minor behavioral concerns or crate training during these lessons. Topics covered include dog body language, canine mental and physical enrichment, how dogs learn, and how to get your dog engaged in the training process.

Through mastering these 5 basic commands, your dog gains confidence and learns impulse control, and you end up with an improved relationship with your dog. Lessons are an hour long, one-on-one, and take place in or just outside of your home. Between-class support and access to the client learning portal is included with each lesson. For people who live far away or who would prefer it, we can do virtual meetings only, or a combination of in-person and virtual meetings.

6 lessons are recommended if you wish to cover all the topics listed above. However, if you are not interested in covering every topic, or wish to cover additional topics, we offer the purchasing options listed above.

Behavior Modification

Reframing Reactivity

$897 for 6 In-person lessons
$399 for online-only

Does your dog demonstrate behaviors that are significantly disruptive to your life? The Reframing Reactivity program is geared towards dogs who display one or more of the following issues:

  • Fearfulness
  • Barking/lunging while on leash
  • Aggression towards other dogs
  • Aggression towards humans
Puppy Lessons

Mindful Puppy 

$897 For a 6-Lesson Package

Puppy Lessons are for dogs who are under 6 months of age at the start of the first lesson who are not experiencing issues requiring significant behavior modification. Topics covered include how dogs learn, puppy development, socialization, jumping, chewing, mouthing, housetraining, crate training, handling, and basic commands (sit, down, come, and loose-leash walking).

6 lessons are recommended if you wish to cover all the topics listed above. However, if you are not interested in covering every topic, or wish to cover additional topics, we offer the purchasing options listed above.

North Shore Dog Training Services

Located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, The Mindful Dog offers thoughtful, effective training for a variety of behavioral issues.