Private Dog Training
HOW TO GET STARTED
REGISTER: Click on the button next to the service you are interested in to complete and submit the corresponding online form.( If your dog has growled at or attempted to bite or bitten a dog or human please fill out the Behavior Form. )
FOLLOW-UP: After you submit the online form, I will receive it immediately and follow up with you via email to schedule an appointment time that works for both our schedules. We must receive a filled out form before we schedule an appointment.
PAYMENT: Payment is required at time of service. Please bring cash or check.
RATES & SESSIONS
New Dog or Basic Manners Consultation
Great for new puppies and adult dogs! Does your dog jump on visitors, drag you down the street, pee indoors, or ignore you when you call her name at the dog park? Whether you’ve recently acquired a dog or you’ve been putting training off, we can help! Applies to dogs/puppies within 2 months of adoption or purchase. We can work on teaching your dog a few select manners like how to:
Come when called
Walk on leash without pulling
Stop jumping on people
Stop barking for attention
Focus on you around distractions
$50 for 50 min
$30 for 30 min (for dogs under 16 weeks) Rate applies to basic training only. If a dog is fearful, growling, lunging at dogs, snapping or has bitten, a behavior consult is needed.
All training sessions focused on behavior concerns such as Feisty Fido issues (growling,hackels up, fearful ,barking at other dogs, people, bikes, resource guarding, attempted to bite or bitten etc) begin with a 90-minute consultation to review your dog’s history, to set management goals, and to discuss which training package is right for you. A letter to your Veterinarian is included if necessary. After the consult, different rates for ongoing sessions will be based on your dog's issues and assessment.
$100-$250 for 1.5-2 hrs
Consult form must be filled out and signed and received by SSC to schedule an appointment. If you do not have a computer we will mail a paper copy to be filled out and returned.
Feisty Fido Session
Does your dog bark at other dogs while on leash? Does he seem overly exuberant and out of control as you approach people, bikes, or skateboards? Don’t worry, we can help! Dogs like this need to learn how to:
Feel safe- Most dogs are barking at other dogs out of anxiety or excitement. We’ll figure out why your dog is barking and how to keep her more calm.
How to behave appropriately with distractions nearby- Instead of barking, we can teach your dog to look at you instead, walk calmly at your side, or interact appropriately with the other dog if appropriate.
Train with our teacher dogs in a safe, quiet environment.
Positive reinforcement, patience, and lots of practice is needed for success. You will become an expert at reading how dogs communicate through body language. Each dog is unique, so you’ll learn to be an advocate for your own dog’s special needs.
Initial consult, $100-$200 1.5-2hrs. Initial fee is determined by level of reactivity. Follow up training is required for success, fees discussed at initial session. Consult form must be filled out online or we can mail a paper copy before an appointment can be scheduled.
Tellington TTouch® Session
Ever wonder what your dog is thinking? Learn the best ways to problem solve and communicate with your dog in a fun and engaging way. Tellington TTouch® is a combination of gentle touch body work comprised of circular touches, lifts, and slides; and exercises that increase confidence, calmness, self-awareness, and mental and physical balance in your dog. Our goal will be to make your dog feel safe, and allow her to be a willing and active participant in training. Watch this video to learn more! This gentle method:
Is currently being used by animal owners, trainers, breeders, veterinarians, zoo personnel and shelter workers on four continents.
Teaches you how to become an expert at reading your dog’s body language and understanding the emotions and underlying reasons that cause your dog’s behavior.
$75 for 50 min
Private Training Policies
Your dog must be current on distemper, parvo, and rabies vaccines. You must present proof of Rabies Vaccine.
Pre-payment for initial behavior consults may be required. Mail us a check, the signed Liability Waiver, and proof of current vaccinations. Appointment date will be held for 5 days until payment is received. If payment is not received within 5 days, then your appointment will be cancelled.
Limited scholarships are available to qualified guardians.
Home visits have an additional travel charge.
Cancellations with a 72 hour notice are eligible for a full refund. Cancellation within 72 hours of your scheduled appointment is non-refundable or exchangeable. Emergency situations will be considered for a rescheduled appointment.
Owners are expected to maintain and reinforce training outside of our sessions.