About Our Prices
Thanks for visiting. We receive alot of emails asking about the cost of dog training. While we appreciate that everyone has budget concerns, we don’t have a set price list. Rather, training programs are geared to your dog, it’s age, particular issues, and the appropriate amount of training required. As an example, a training program for a enthusiastic, friendly but not trained puppy would be different than a program for a dog that just bit the neighbor, or say.. a dog with separation anxiety. You can see our point. That is why we want to talk to you and get information about your dog and your concerns before we quote a price.
Call today for a no obligation evaluation, our prices are fair and we gear our programs to your dog. There is no one size fits all. Just to give you a range of expectations, a puppy program for a small dog for an owner that never raised a puppy could run a few hundred dollars. A program for an aggressive dog could run well over a thousand dollars. A program for an outgoing, friendly but unruly larger dog would require more obedience than a small dog and could run several hundred dollars. It all depends on the dog, it’s behavior, and history.
Sometimes, in fact, you may not need a “program” per se, rather just a session or two.
If you are concerned about price and are considering group classes based on price, we should tell you that some owners get some results, but problem behaviors do not get addressed in a group setting. About 35% of our clients have been to a group class.
Group classes can’t , but private training can:
…Behaving with small children.
…. Help deal with destructive behavior.
…..Help treat Separation Anxiety, excessive barking, housetraining issues, chasing the cats, jumping on guests…
We can’t teach your dog not to run out the front door if we don’t have your front door !
Also – real life distractions, like visitors coming to your house.
If you are price shopping, consider the difference between inexpensive group classes and the quality and results private training can bring to you and your pet.
-How likely are you to follow through with months and months of classes anyway?
-Would your dog, and YOU, be more comfortable learning at home?
Yes, group classes are less expensive than private in home training, but there many misconceptions about group classes. Many new puppy owners read that they should “socialize” their dog. This is interpreted as “I must take my puppy to a puppy class to socialize”
Not so, your pup already knows what puppies are: He/she was born in a litter! Socializing means “being in Society”, it means “I have seen cars, kids on bikes, garbage trucks, motorcycles, people walk their dog” and I ( the dog ) can deal with all these things. Group classes are not appropriate for shy, unfriendly, or aggressive dogs.
Dogs often get stressed out in training classes. Group classes don’t work well for people with busy work schedules and high demands at home.
It makes more sense to train your dog at home and add distractions later.