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Training Services

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The perfect family pet

My basic level 1 package for puppies and adults includes 6 sessions for $450. After each session you will get an email detailing the homework to be done and all relevant professional handouts and videos. This package covers:

  • focus
  • sit
  • down
  • stay
  • touch
  • leave it
  • place
  • coming when called
  • simple behavior issues (leash walking, house training, nipping, etc.)


You want your dog to be a rock star

This package includes 10 sessions for $700. It covers everything listed above in level 1 while adding distance, duration, and distraction to the learned commands. All relevant handouts and videos included.


just some behavior & training polishing

Does your pup know all the basic commands rock solid but still needs some help with polishing leash manners or recall or maybe she still jumps when people come over? Then my three session package for $275 is perfect.

Day-Training In-Home Program

Why should you choose day-training? Because sometimes there just isn't enough time to train. And it's so much cheaper than a board and train! I come to your home 3 days a week for 3 weeks and train your pup while you're at work. You get daily training for your dog but none of the overnight boarding fees. The program includes 9 sessions (three a week for 3 weeks) with your pup in your home then one transfer session with you and your pup. Day-training covers:

  • focus
  • sit
  • stay
  • down
  • come
  • leash manners
  • leave it
  • touch
  • place

Plus, we work on distance, duration, and distraction to further proof the basic commands. In 9 sessions, your pup will be able to sit in place, come when called while blocking out tempting distractions, and much more. If appropriate, we'll take an outing to Home Depot or local green spaces to let your pup practice his new behaviors with the added distractions. The package includes all equipment, relevant professional handouts and videos, and lifetime email/text support. The full package is $800.


Canine good citizen title

The CGC Program is designed by the AKC to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. This is the perfect program for adult dogs. For puppies, the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training program. And just started in Spring 2017, the AKC is now awarding an AKC Trick Dog title to dogs and their owners who successfully perform the tricks required by the program guidelines.

As a certified evaluator, I can evaluate any dog and judge the required tests for your pup to earn his or her titles mentioned above. Contact me if you and your pup have learned the required skills for any of the AKC programs mentioned above and I will run the test and evaluate your performance. There is just a $25 fee for this. If your pup has gone through basic level 1 and level 2 obedience with me or another trainer, you can sign up for my 4 session CGC private lesson package for $400. This fee covers the sessions and the evaluation so your dog can earn the title.

 

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PACKAGES ARE PAID FOR IN FULL AT THE FIRST SESSION BY CASH, CHECK, OR CREDIT CARD. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS UNDER EXTREMELY EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES.

Our very willful and strong standard poodle was becoming a handful as he grew up. Heather was able to get him into shape in just a few weeks. We signed up for her family dog package and followed her lead as she taught our dog all the necessary behaviors needed to live peacefully with our family.
— Dominique D
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pet dog ambassador title

Similar to the AKC's Canine Good Citizen title and awards earned at other dog competitions, the Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) is a program for dog guardians to test their knowledge, skills and ability to manage their canine companion in real life settings. With five different levels, your puppy can enter the program at PDA1 or your adult dog can enter at PDA2 and earn a certificate and title for each stage through the last of PDA5 Champion. Or you can stop at any stage you want. Each builds on the last with added difficulty. The program's aim is to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that guardians and their dogs undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable and recognizes these efforts from a puppy’s very early training. The program aims to encourage guardians to continue training and developing new skills, abilities and knowledge.

As an instructor and assessor for the PDA program, I'm offering a 6-session private lesson package for PDA1 and PDA2 for $450, which includes the final assessment so your dog can earn his first title. If you decide to keep pursuing the titles, we will continue to have weekly sessions for $75 each until your pup is ready for the next assessment.

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