Time & Cost

Behavior Training for Dogs, offers several types of training services. These are: Family Companion Dog Training, Behavior Training, Confirmation Training, Service Dog Training and training for Dogs with a Bite History.

Training Types & Outlines

Behavior Training

This type of training is for families and dogs that have specific problems such as aggression, severe anxiety, and more. For this type of need, we will work in two-hour long appointments. The first appointment is normally used to assess the needs, develop a training plan and begin initial training. Subsequent sessions are scheduled as needed.

AKC Conformation Training

This training involves getting the dog and handler ready for the show ring. Topics covered include posing and presenting your dog for judging (stacking), moving your dog at the proper gait, ring patterns, etiquette, how to enter your dog in a show, understanding the "Standard of the Breed" for your dog, and more. Training does not include grooming. 

Assistance With House Training

We also offer training that assists with house training dogs, covering the basic training method behind proper house training, common problems and solutions, and more. 

Dogs With a Bite History

This type of behavior training is specially formatted for dogs that have a bite history. Each dog is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and trained appropriately for the particular situation.

Family Companion Dog Training

This type of training is designed to help the client develop a dog that has good manners and responds to the most frequently requested behaviors.  This program is broken down into four appointments, each lasting 2 hours and are scheduled in 1 to 2 week intervals. Training for your dog can begin at any age. The program is all positive reinforcement. 

Typical Training Outline for Family Companion Dog Training

Session Two

Audible cues, recall from play, heeling off leash, food bowl training.

Session One

Covers: Owner education regarding dogs, come when called, touch my hand, sit, lay down, no bite, handling and gentling. 

Session Four

Go to a spot and stay, door greeting part two, leave it, no jumping up, and random reinforcement,

Session Three

Heeling on leash, sitting when greeting people, correcting undesired behaviors, appropriate toys, dental health, and door greeting part one

Behavior Training for Dogs does NOT use Physical force or dominance training methods.

Cost

Fees for professional dog training are based on a per-hour basis. Each training session is 2 hours in length and  costs $150.00 dollars per session. Nothing is collected in advance, and training is done on a pay-as-you-go basis. There is no cost difference in price for each type of training, it is a flat rate. Note: Cost of training will increase to $160.00 per session starting on September 1, 2016.  The increase will be effective only for initial and subsequent appointments

There is a 10% discount for active duty or retired military, and senior citizens 65 or older.

Appointments

Appointments are Monday through Saturday. The available times for training appointments are 9:00 am, 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm. We normally stay booked about 2 to 4 weeks in advance. 

Ready to schedule an appointment? Contact us today!