Training Services

Training Services

Behavior Evaluation

$99

During the Behavior Consultation, I meet with you and your dog in or just outside of your home for approximately 1-1.5 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. There is no cost for the Phone Consultation.

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

$109 Per Private Lesson

The 6 lesson Basic Obedience program focuses on 6 core skills: “sit,” “down,” “come,” “stay,” “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 6 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. Written materials, videos, and between-class support  are 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, you are welcome to book more or fewer lessons, and pay at each lesson, rather than buying a 6-lesson package. 


Behavior Modification

$109 Per Private Lesson

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

  • Fearfulness
  • Guarding of food, toys, objects, or people
  • Barking/lunging while on leash
  • Aggression towards other dogs
  • Aggression towards humans
  • Destructiveness and/or prolonged barking/howling when alone

The number of lessons is determined by the severity and type of presenting issue(s). The minimum number of lessons recommended for a given issue will be discussed during the Behavior Evaluation. We may cover some of the same topics addressed in the Basic Obedience program, but lessons will be tailored to address specific behavioral concerns.

Lessons are an hour long, one-on-one, and take place in or just outside of your home. If it is helpful for a particular issue, we may meet up in the community to work on your dog’s triggers. Payment is per lesson (no bulk lesson purchase required), and will be due at each lesson. Written materials, videos, and between-class support are included with each lesson. For some issues, clients have the option of doing virtual meetings only, or a combination of in-person and virtual meetings; however, other issues will be addressed only in person.


Home School

$396 a week for a three week minimum

Looking for something different for your pup? The Home School program could be a perfect fit if any of the following situations describe you:

-You are a busy person with limited time to devote to training

-Your dog could benefit from intensive training provided by an expert, but you would also like one-on-one learning time for yourself

-You are reluctant to have your dog spend several weeks away from you with a trainer, but would like your dog to benefit from regular work with a trainer

-You’d like your dog to have something of interest to do while you are at work

The Home School program takes place Monday-Friday for 3+ weeks. I visit your home for an hour Monday-Thursday to provide personalized training for your dog while you are at work. On Fridays or Saturdays, you receive a private lesson, in the convenience of your home, over the training topics covered that week, with instructions on how best to maintain your pup’s training over the weekend. 

This program has several advantages:

-It allows me to get to know your dog more deeply, which means I can tailor the training program to address your pup’s exact needs. 

-It allows your dog’s behaviors to be reinforced and shaped more quickly, since your dog will receive training from me before you apply the training yourself. With intensive daily lessons, your dog has the potential to learn more, in a shorter amount of time, than with other training formats. 

-This program relies less heavily on your ability to train your dog, since I will be laying a training foundation while you are at work. On the weekends, you will be able to put into practice what you have learned in our end-of-the-week private lesson.

-With other training formats, your dog must translate what it has learned in one environment to the home environment. The Home School program allows your dog to learn in the environment where problem behaviors are occurring, which can help dogs more easily apply what they have learned. 

The Home School program is ideal for more serious behavioral issues, but is also a great fit for basic obedience and minor problem behaviors.


Puppy Lessons

$109 Per Private Lesson

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, you are welcome to book more or fewer lessons, and pay at each lesson, rather than buying a 6-lesson package. 


Online Lessons

$109 Per Lesson

How would you like to enjoy dog training lessons from the comfort of your own home? Our online training program enables you to do just that! Here’s how it works: 

-We’ll start with a free virtual behavior evaluation

-We’ll meet via FaceTime, Zoom, or Google Duo. 

-After you complete your behavior evaluation, each lesson is an hour long, and there are 6 of them. Either weekly or biweekly, we’ll meet virtually for a one-on-one training session. 

-Between lessons, you’ll complete homework assignments with your dog, with the option to video yourself so that I can provide feedback to help improve your skills. -You’ll receive detailed handouts, as well as between-lesson email, text, or phone call support. For visual learners, I’ll provide helpful videos of topics covered during lessons.


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