This is pricing for private basic good manners taught in your family’s home. Everyone who will be interacting with the dog is encouraged to attend. Consistency is very important for achieving training goals.
Our approach is a little different. In addition to traditional cue training where you ask you dog to do something and they perform a behavior, we teach you something we call Choice Response Training. We work to teach the dog a collection of preferred behaviors and then we give them a choice as to want they want to do in order to get attention or earn a resource. We then instruct you around how to observe and respond to your dog so the behaviors you like happen more while the unwanted behaviors go away. Wouldn’t you love your dog to rest at your feet for attention instead of barking, jumping, or whining? Yeah, we thought you might.
Awesome for all ages, these plans are designed to help you understand the basics of dog learning, cue and choice training, and clicker training if you would like to, in order to teach your companion good manners. Practice can start as early as 8 weeks of age. In addition to the basics of sit, down, stay, and come, we include walking nicely, greeting manners, jumping up, patiently waiting for their food, and staying in a designated spot during meal time.
If you have a puppy we are sure to address house training, nipping, developmental milestones, socialization and any issues specific to your living environment. Other behaviors can be addressed as necessary.
These packages are designed to address manners and skills and do not include emotional-based behavioral issues. Feel free to read about our behavior change program and process. The following prices are for the single dog home. (Not all skills will be able to be addressed in a one-hour session or 3-session package.)
One Step At a Time Single sessions $90. per hour
Single sessions will cover one or two specific skills. We will also discuss how dogs learn and possibly how to use a clicker while teaching cues. Price includes session notes appropriate for what we cover in the visit. (Additional time beyond the hour is $25 per 15 minutes.) There is $5/hr. discount for rescues dogs in their first month of being home.
The Triple Play 3 sessions (1 hour each) $300.
The content of the sessions are customized to meet your particular training goals. Price includes the private sessions offered one-on-one in your home, session notes, support handouts, homework, a clicker & treat bag set, and free email follow-ups during our engagement. You will also get a $5 discount on a no-pull harness or head halter if needed. (These sessions are price protected. If we go a little over, it’s ok!) These sessions should be booked in advance in 3 consecutive weeks. Payment in full is due at the first visit. There is $25. package discount for rescues dogs in their first month of being home.
Everything But the Kitchen Sink 5 sessions (1 hour each) $500.
The program covers most basic commands or the sessions can be customized to meet your specific training goals. A basic package includes sit, down, come, stay, leave it, leash manners, emergency recall, settle/stay on a bed, and if there is time, some tricks. Price includes private sessions offered one-on-one in your home, session notes, support handouts, homework, a clicker & treat bag set, and free email follow-ups during our engagement. Appointments should be booked in 5 consecutive weeks unless there are special circumstances. Payment in full is due at the first visit. There is $50. package discount for rescues dogs in their first month of being home.
Leash Walking 3 45-minutes walks $250.*
Do you have a puller? Distracted? Walks like a fish on the end of line? No problem. We can help with a package of walks that includes setting up a successful walk, techniques to help your dog focus, and positive reinforcement to uncover your dog’s brilliance. Appointments should be booked in 3 consecutive weeks unless there are special circumstances. Payment in full is due at the first visit.
*Your dog may need some foundation training before he or she can take advantage of this package. This package does not include dogs that are reactive on leash. This would be a case for our Behavior Counseling process.
For the Multiple Dog Home
The above programs can be modified to accommodate multiple dog households. Additional fees apply. Please send us a note for a cost summary.
Travel: There is a travel fee for appointments outside of a 10 mile radius from East Providence, RI. It is $1.00 per mile, round trip.