There is nothing that makes someone feel more powerless than asking for help and realizing no one can help you.
When I adopted my toy poodle, Phillip, he came with a variety of behavior problems. Despite working in the animal care field, I was unable to find a trainer who could help me with those problems. He was a very sweet dog who had a very bad start in life, he had some concerns and needed help.
The trainers I spoke to either couldn’t help, wouldn’t help, or believed that I simply needed to apply increasingly excessive amounts of force to make this work. I needed help, and I needed more information. I became the dog trainer I needed then. And ever since, I’ve tried to help other dog parents with their canines concernes.
Prices typically vary from case to case, as each class is tailored to the specific needs of the dog and their family.
Most clients start as an assessment, an hour and a half session at the owners home to discuss the dogs behavior history and training goals. The price varies $150-175, depending on travel.
Applied Obedience is where most dogs start, an obedience class designed specifically for your dog with an eye towards getting it right the first time. I work with you, the human, to help you understand your dogs body language, needs and drive. Most sessions happen once a week, and are about 40 minutes long. The average session price is around $100 depending on travel.
Anxiety and aggression cases are always unique to the dog experiencing them. Pricing for those cases is often dependent on the severity of the behavior, the bite risk involved, the owners goals, and a few other factors. I am happy to provide an estimate for those cases after an assessment.