I can start you out via Zoom or FaceTime with the introductions, instructional portion and training directives while I coach you virtually with your dog(s). This will then be carried out to completion when we are able to meet together in person at your home at a pro-rated price. I am currently taking Wisconsin clients at their homes for full in person sessions, but this virtual service will be an asset to those who are not ready to meet in person yet. We can do a complete session virtually from beginning to end, however, an in person session is suggested for optimum results.
The Virtual Behavioral Session will apply to:
1) Behavioral Help for Dogs!
2) Start 'em out Right ~ Puppies!
3) Matchmakers - Finding the Right Dog for You
...as described in the Training Services section below.
Cost if finishing with an in person session: $65 hour
Cost if only utilizing Virtual Behavioral Session: $80 hour
This is my most sought after service. Very effective!
Excessive barking, jumping up, separation anxiety, fearfulness, dog or human aggressive, car chasing, urinating in the house, hyper active, digging up the yard, overbearing, mouthing, charging past you at the door, not coming when called. The list can be endless.
If any of these symptoms depict your dog's behavior, then you are in the right place. The end goal is to successfully assist you in eradicating those unwanted behaviors and attain a more amicable relationship with your dog, restoring harmony to your family, home and neighborhood.
In this 4 hour session, you will glean a broad understanding of your dog’s innate make up and what makes them tick - (learning to treat your canine as a dog, which brings out the best in them and not as a human, which causes negative issues in the dog). Learning to treat your canine family member as an animal/dog allows them to respond appropriately to you, thus producing a more compliant dog who gives you the relationship with them that you are looking for.
Approximately 2 weeks after the first session, there is
a 2 hour Follow Through Session also at your home to review what you've learned, field areas that need trouble shooting and continue on with further instruction.
Price includes: Training session and 2 hour Follow Through session described above. There will be a 15 minute break half way through the first session. Also included: How to master the structured walk; Obedience commands; Full body dog massage; Curriculum w/answer key; Information packet; Phone and email follow up, initiated by you, for the lifetime of the dog. There is no charge for the initial phone interview.
Service cost: $960.
Photo Session (Optional): At the end of the Follow Through Session, I can extend our time by approximately 1 hour to capture professionally done images of your family and pets. You will receive the digitals of the finished images to do whatever printing with them you like.
Photo Session cost: $150
Only need the Obedience Commands for your canine? In this 3 hour Service, I will instruct you and your pup or adult dog in how it is done. No need to drag it out for weeks on end. When we are finished, you will have the skills to carry these exercises out with your dog(s) on a daily basis, which is optimum for the good behavior you are looking for from your dog back to you. I will be incorporating behavioral training (See Behavioral HELP for Dogs! Service description #1 above) during this service, but we the main emphasis of this Service will be on the Obedience Commands. You will be given an official certification award upon completion of the session.
Service cost: $480
Photo Session (Optional): At the end of this 3 hour Session, I can extend our time by approximately 1 hour to capture professionally done images of your family and pets. You will receive the digitals of the finished images to do whatever printing with them you like.
Photo Session cost: $150
In working with your family and new pup at your home, this 4 hour Service covers the A to Z's in raising a puppy: Basic Obedience Commands instruction; Preparing pup to be handled by the vet & groomer; correct collar and leash for you to use specific to your puppy at varying times in his/her life, potty training, crate training, conditioning exercises, the food event and sleeping arrangements. When I leave, you will have a good understanding of what to do during the first critical two weeks and beyond.
Also included: Behavioral HELP for Dogs! Training (Description #1 above). Don’t let that adorable ball of fur equipped with puppy breath fool you. Unwanted behaviors can and do arise if you are not prepared with this essential information in raising your puppy. That is why in this session, you will also learn the innate make-up of a dog. This will aid you in becoming your pup’s Leader, so those unwanted behaviors that they can take on without this important element do not present themselves in the years to come.
Price includes: Training session as described. Also covered: How to master the structured walk; "Innate make-up of a dog - what makes them tick"; Full body dog massage, Study Guide/Curriculum, Information Packet, phone/email contact initiated by you until your puppy is one year old. There is NO CHARGE for the initial phone interview or any overtime that we may need to utilize.
Service cost: $640.
Photo Session (Optional): I can extend our time by approximately 1 hour to capture professionally done images of your family and pets. You will receive the digitals of the finished images to do whatever printing with them you like.
Photo Session cost: $150
Finding that match made in heaven is the key to a harmonious relationship with your dog for all the years that it will be a member of your family.
In this service, I will accompany you through the entire process of bringing the family together to decide if you are ready to take on the responsibility of owning a dog,or adding multiple dogs to your pack. Once that is established through a series of strategic questions, we will move on to choosing your new dog, going to get it and bring it home. Whether it is a pup from a breeder or it is a dog from a shelter, rescue, or 2nd party, I will lead you through each phase of the process to make the transition into your home smoother for both you and your new dog.
(Watch video to the right for a more detailed service description).
Once at your home, I will do some immediate training with you and your new "arrival" even before bringing the dog in the house (unless temperatures are extreme). I will demonstrate the proper way to bring the dog into your home and acquaint it with your house and the family members. There will be portions from the "Behavioral HELP for Dogs!" Session (#1 above) also included in this service.
Also covered in this Service: Potty training, crate training, the food event and sleeping arrangements, as well as conditioning techniques that will prepare your pup or adult dog to be comfortable being handled at the vet and groomer. When I leave, you will have a good understanding of what to do during the first critical two weeks and beyond.
Whether it takes several days, weeks, or months, to locate and bring your new dog home, this service is not complete until the entire process is done.
There is no charge for the initial phone interview. Mileage fee will be calculated on a per situation basis when I am one the driving my vehicle. Service also includes a study guide, resource sheet and unlimited phone and email connection with me for the lifetime of the dog.
Service cost: $1500.
Photo Session (Optional): When it's all said and done, I can extend our time by approximately 1 hour to capture professionally done images of your family and pets. You will receive the digitals of the finished images to do whatever printing with them you like.
Photo Session cost: $150
In each 4 hour seminar, the all important structured walk is featured using live demo dogs; (depending on the location, you may be able to bring your own dog or pup to class); hands on experience; obedience commands; collar & leash training; understanding the innate make up of a dog - what makes them tick and how to treat them like an dog and not a human, thus bringing out the best in them; dog's issues & the appropriate corrections for them; what a day in the life of a dog should look like for your personal situation; trouble-shooting Q&A session.
You will leave this seminar enriched with a much broader understanding of your dog's relational and physical needs, as well as how to achieve the compliance and friendship you require from them. You will also take with you the understanding to eradicate any unwanted behaviors you may be experiencing from your dog. Each seminar is designed to give you the potential to achieve the harmony you desire in your home and your neighborhood with your canine friend for life.
Classroom fee: $80 person. Family price break: $50 person
Includes: refreshment break, study guide curriculum, information packet and phone or email follow-up initiated by you for any questions you may have or trouble shooting you may need. Discounted group rates available.