Frequently Asked Questions
How does training work?
Our goal is to help you better understand your dogs' behavior as well as how to communicate more clearly and teach them effectively.
Your trainer will learn about you and your dog, map out an individual training plan, then coach you through implementing management strategies and teaching new behaviors. We'll build foundation skills first then work on applying these to real world situations.
All lessons include a written follow-up after your lesson with support via email and phone.
How much does training cost?
$185/hr(on site/remote) or $230/hr(in home)
How many appointments will I need?
Most clients meet with us 4 to 6 times in order to get a good grasp on how to understand and change their dogs' behavior.
This varies depending on the issues you're looking to address and the amount of handholding you prefer.
How often should I come?
Roughly every 2 to 3 weeks.
Each appointment builds on the last and you'll need time to practice in between lessons so you and your dog are ready to build on those skills.
Do you have a guarantee?
In the dog training industry, it is professionally unethical to guarantee training results. We do, however, guarantee that you will work with a highly qualified coach who will help you reach your training goals. What else can we guarantee? That training with us will be fun for you and your dog!
What do I need for my first session?
Your dog on a leash and regular collar/harness.
A wealth of your dog's favorite treats cut into tiny pieces.
We recommend that your pup is exercised (but not worn out) and a bit hungry when we meet with you.
Can aggression really be resolved through positive reinforcement?
Absolutely! Most aggression is caused by fear and discomfort. Traditional, heavy handed methods can stifle behavior but exacerbate fear. Instead we address the underlying cause of your dog's behavior by helping them feel safer and more relaxed as well as teach coping skills and how to make better choices.
Don't you need to see my dog behaving badly?
No! Our trainers know what jumping on people, barking at strangers, and lunging on the leash look like. We don't need or want your dog to get extra practice with these behaviors or cause them additional stress.
If there's any confusion about the motivation for your dog's behavior we can always have you get it on video.
How do I get started?
Call us at 720-727-1374 to schedule.