My Services.

The focus of my business is to create an optimal environment in which people can learn to train their dogs. I have a beautiful training facility which is fully matted for your dog’s comfort and traction.  It is warm in winter and cool in summer.

IT’S ALL BEHAVIOR.  Read More.

I work with many different people and dogs.  Some are raising a puppy, others may have serious behavioral problems with their dog, like aggression.  Changing dog behavior is complex and takes work.  Is it worth it?  Absolutely.

Every person is different and every dog is different.  Not everyone learns in the same way.  I tailor your lessons to you and your dog.  I want you and your dog to feel comfortable.

MY DAILY PRACTICE…click.

My goal is to give you the skills and information you need to be successful, for your dog to be successful, so that you can enjoy life together.  But you must participate!  I work hard for my clients.  The dog owners who are successful are the one’s who work hard in return.

I do travel to work with clients in their own homes if needed.  Otherwise, training takes place in my training building here in Westminster.  Sometimes it is a combination of the two.   Everyone’s needs are different. To get in touch just CLICK on the image below.

Training.

 

Remote Consultations and Training.

While I prefer to work in person, I do offer consultations and training via Zoom for those who are outside of my area.

If you are familiar with the Zoom platform and can take videos and post them to You-tube, then we can work together effectively, no matter where you are.  This can work very well.

Let me know that you are interested in working remotely and we can talk about this option.

 

Dog Trainer One.

New Clients start here.

The focus of my business is to create an optimal environment in which you and your dog can learn. All of my clients begin with this foundation series.

One session a week, 4 weeks, $420.0

Dog Trainer Two and Beyond.

For those who have completed my Dog Trainer One series, you can continue training privately with me, to strengthen and add to your tool-box of behaviors.  You are welcome to continue as long as you wish.

One session a week, 4 weeks, $420.00

 

The Basics.

Some of my clients are older or have limited time and resources.  Dog training is complex but it can be simplified.  In this course I teach five essential  behaviors plus leash walking skills.  That’s it!!  For some people this may be all they need.  As always,  success depends upon your participation and daily practice.

One session a week, 4 weeks, $420.00

 

Intensive Training.

This is a great option for people with any young, high drive dog, like German shepherds, Malinois, Rotweiller, Doberman, Labs, Goldens etc..that require advanced handling skills.  The owner needs to aquire these skills quickly to handle these breeds especially during the first year and a half.

You and your dog meet with me four days a week for four weeks.  Prepare to work hard!  This is one of my most popular models because it is so effective.

Four sessions a week, four weeks. $1,800.00

Puppy Prep. Get ready!

Over time we tend to forget how demanding a new puppy is. We remember the good stuff!
If you are thinking about a puppy or are waiting for your puppy then having a bit of a refresher consult is a great idea.

In person, on Zoom or on speaker phone.

Consultation, $120.00

Puppy Learns.

It is just amazing what we can do with young puppies using clicker training and puppy learning games. I generally advise clients to let the puppy settle in for a week or ten days and then we can get started. The earlier you start the better.

One session a week, 4 weeks, $420.00

Behavioral.

 

Behavioral Consultation.

If your dog is displaying aggression of any sort, or fear based behaviors like separation anxiety, or on-leash reactivity toward other dogs, these are serious problems and their resolution is more complex.  This is when I suggest a behavior consultation so I can identify the best course to take for your dog.  It is essentially an information gathering session.

You will receive a written document outlining the behavioral issues described, initial suggestions for safety, a prognosis and a plan for training and behavioral modification to change your dog’s behavior.

Please note that I work with domestic, pet dogs only. This excludes “working” livestock guarding dogs and protection trained dogs.

In person, on Zoom or on speaker phone.

One session.  $275.00

 

Behavioral Consultation and Training Package.

Any serious behavioral problem, including separation anxiety, reactivity, and any type of aggression, will take a minimum of six sessions to change.  My goal is to give you the skills that you need to continue the work on your own.  Training and management for these dogs is usually for life. 

This is the most economical option.

1 – One Behavioral Consultation, Five training sessions, Two follow-up phone consults.  $775.00

2 – Behavioral Consultation plus Intensive Training (read more under Intensive Training options on the left).

This package includes the Behavior Consultation and 16 training sessions,

3-4 sessions per week.  $2,125.00

Individual Training Sessions.

One size does not fit all.  Additional training sessions can be purchased on a case by case basis.

One hour session $120.00

 

Electives.

Small group class.  The main purpose for all my group classes, is to give your dog an opportunity to learn to work around other dogs..and keep his/her head on straight!

Tricks and Stays.

This a group class. We will work on shaping three tricks during the five weeks. We will also work on clarifying the concept of “stay” and how to use a release cue correctly.

Five weeks. $225.00 Dog Trainer One is prerequisite.  Saturdays at 11:00 and 1:00.

 

Heeling Foundations.

For dog sports or for fun, learning to heel with your dog is a blast!  When trained correctly, heeling should be dynamic and lots of fun for your dog.  They should love it!

Prerequisites are: having a solid understanding of clicker mechanics and a dog who is athletic, energetic and food motivated.  Lots of patience is a plus!

Private clients: Five weeks, one session a week, $520.00.

Small group: Five weeks, one session a week, $225.00

Cooperative Care for Veterinary and Grooming.

Will your dog hold a stationary position for grooming?  Can you examine their ears, eyes and teeth?  Can you hold a foot and isolate each toe?  Will your dog accept being examined by your vet?

One session a week, 4 weeks, $420.00

 

New for spring!

Small group class.  The main purpose for all my group classes, is to give your dog an opportunity to learn to work around other dogs..and keep his/her head on straight!

Loose Lease Walking.

Teach your dog to “yield” to collar pressure, not oppose it (the real deal).

Zen.  Impulse Control for impulsive dogs.

Teach your dog to patiently wait for something that is available and really, really tempting!

One session a week, 5 weeks, $225.00

Check for availability in March.

 

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