Dog Training

Imagine an attentive, responsive companion!

A dog who looks you in the eye, settles next to you, greets people and other dogs politely, and walks calmly on leash.
Your dog is built to behave-we’ll teach her how.

Does your dog…

  • Jump on people
  • Whine and bark
  • Ignore you when you call
  • Drag you down the sidewalk
  • Lunge at other dogs when on leash
  • Counter Surf
  • Chew on the things you care about

 

Would this be better?

  • Sit politely and wait for an intro
  • Calm herself
  • Eagerly come running
  • Walk nicely at your side
  • Check in with you instead
  • Keep four feet on the floor
  • Find and chew on their favorite toys

You choose the package that best meets your goals, and we’ll do the training

Our busy clients are passionate about what they do — both at work and play. That’s why we do the training for you. In a unique two-step program we’ll teach your dog first, then teach you how to get the same great behaviors.

Private Day Training Packages for Dogs

Each package:

  • Customized to meet your goals.
  • Tailored to each individual learner.
  • We train your dog first, and then train you

Includes:

  • Written Training Plan with training schedule, goals and expectations.
  • One-hour Training Sessions and Write-ups
  • One-hour Transfer Sessions and Directions
  • Follow-up Sessions to support and maintain learning
Basic Package
Two Weeks, 10 Sessions

Best for clients looking for a little extra help with basic training, and dogs without any type of behavioral issue.

An intro to relaxation protocols and foundational work including giving the handler attention, and very basic obedience behaviors. In this brief package you and your dog dip your toes in the shallow waters of what’s possible, while your dog learns how to learn.  Your package will be customized to your needs.

  • Total of eight 1-hour training sessions over two weeks, plus two additional follow-up meetings.

Weekly Training includes:

  • Three 1-hour Training Sessions with your dog.  We start training at your home, and range farther afield when your dog is ready.  Feel free to observe or go about your business.
  • One 1-hour Transfer Session with you and your dog.
  • Simple, effective, no-stress homework.

Follow-up Sessions:

  • Two one-hour sessions post training supports your new skills as you apply new knowledge in different situations.  Additional backup helps to ensure learning takes hold and maintain new behavior.</span
To Begin
Schedule an initial 90-minute in-home consultation. Cost $225.
Best Behavior Package
Three Weeks, 14 Sessions

Best for clients looking for a comprehensive approach to address a specific issue, and for dogs without significant behavioral issues.  

Address of a specific area of concern such as walking politely on leash, counter surfing, jumping up, getting into the garbage and a host of other common issues.

  • Total of Twelve 1- hour training sessions over three weeks, plus two additional follow-up meetings.

Weekly Training:

  • Three one-hour Training Sessions with your dog.  We start training at your home, and range farther afield when your dog is ready.  Feel free to observe or go about your business.
  • One one-hour Transfer Session with you and your dog to teach you how to ask her to do her new tricks and get her best behavior.
  • Simple, effective, no-stress homework.

Follow-up Sessions:

  • Two one-hour sessions post training supports your new skills as you apply new knowledge in different situations.  Additional backup helps to ensure learning takes hold and maintain new behavior.
To Begin
Schedule an initial 90-minute in-home consultation. Cost $225.
Extended Behavior Package
Five Weeks, 22 Sessions

Best for clients who prefer a little more hand-holding, and need some more time feeling confident handling their dog. This package adds on to our three week Best Behavior Package with an additional three weeks of skill-set strengthening and support.

  • Total of 20 1- hour training sessions over five weeks, plus two additional follow-up meetings.

Weekly Training:

  • Three one-hour Training Sessions with your dog. We start training at your home, and range farther afield when your dog is ready. Feel free to observe or go about your business.
  • One one-hour Transfer Session with you and your dog to teach you how to ask her to do her new tricks and get her best behavior.
  • Simple, effective, no-stress homework.

Follow-up Sessions:

  • Two one-hour sessions post training supports your new skills as you apply new knowledge in different situations. Additional backup helps to ensure learning takes hold and maintain new behavior.
To Begin
Schedule an initial 90-minute in-home consultation. Cost $225.

Meet your trainer.

I’m passionate about teaching your dog the desirable behaviors you dream of, and then showing you how to ask for and get those great behaviors.

Having witnessed the amazing capacity of dogs to learn via positive reinforcement and to happily offer desirable behavior time and time again has made a deep impression on me. Because of what I’ve observed, learned through study, and experienced during application in my own training sessions, I have committed to using reward-based, positive reinforcement methods.

My training is based on the exciting, paradigm shifting knowledge and science now available to us humans that allows us to change our lives with our animals without causing emotional or physical distress. I use no aversive or damaging equipment, nor do I borrow harsh, traditional, old-school training tactics from the past. Be assured that your dog’s emotional and physical well-being is my priority.

You may want to know that both my academic education and hands-on training has been rigorous and extensive, and that I’ve earned multiple credentials, which you can read about on the “Meet your Trainer” page. And more importantly, you may also want to know that my clients most appreciate their dog’s behavior change, and the harmony that results from having a dog who knows what to do and is happy to do it.

 

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