New Client Consult - In Person | $130
A consultation is required for all new private training clients. This allows me to record a detailed history of the dog's behavior, problem, discuss training principles and why your dog is behaving the way they are, then explain what training approach is best and collaborate to make it feasible for you. While there may be hands on demonstration, the main focus of a consult is information gathering and education. After our session you will get written handouts with applicable information as well as a personalized notes and the training steps we discuss.
Sometimes getting accurate info about dog behavior and training is all that is needed to make a huge difference in daily life or to start training at your own pace. Sometimes a little - or a lot of - help along the way is needed to ensure success. There are no quick fixes! While training is always a lifelong process, we’ll talk about your specific goals and how much estimated time or how many training sessions will be needed to accomplish them.
**Please have printed vaccination records ready or send them electronically before our session.
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Online, Virtual New Client Consultation | $110
Video conferencing technology gives us a way to help you and your dog achieve your goals regardless of barriers such as distance or health concerns! Using a program called Zoom, which requires no account or downloads on your end, we will meet and discuss your dog's problem behavior(s) just as we would in person. Often, online consults are a better fit for a dog scared of strangers.
If we're training specific behaviors, you'll want to have
your webcam or other streaming device overlook an
open area so I can coach your training mechanics in
real time. Just as with in person consults, follow up
materials and specific instructions will be provided
after our meeting.
Private Follow Up Training - In Person or Online
Private training sessions are in your home or in problem locations during follow up sessions. This is a requirement for most fear and aggression cases, a great option for new adoption transitions and a go-to for household manners. You will be an integral part of training and I will help coach you through your dog’s training plan one step at a time.
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Wait times for new private training clients are 1-2 months. Feel free to reach out for resources, referrals or alternative services that may help in the meantime.
Please give as much notice before cancellations as possible so someone else who needs help, can schedule in your place. Remember dog training is not my hobby, it is my livelihood. No shows and cancellations without 24 hours notice will be counted as a completed session without refund.
For help with Separation Anxiety, please reach out to a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer via Malena DeMartini or Julie Naismith's rigorous, specialized certification programs.
Reminder: I exclusively use rewards based training. I am happy to help you achieve your training goals even if you have used or are using aversive tools such as prong collars, choke chains or shock collars, with the understanding that we will be working together to transition away from their use. Such devices will hinder a rewards and trust based training approach even if used in separate contexts.
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