Positive reinforcement for pups & their people
OWNER COACHING/DOG TRAINING~
*Mandatory initial consult (1.5 hours) $135
- I will visit your home to meet your dog & all family members.
- I will learn about your situation, give you practical advice and potential strategies to manage any issues.
- For some people, this may be all they need.
- Future training sessions can be purchased individually.
- If you would like to change your dog's fearful responses, a training package may be recommended.
*Individual sessions (1 hour) $110
*Package of 5 sessions (1 hour each) $500
Training session options:
Owner coaching~ I do training sessions with you and your dog.
This gives you the tools to train and manage behavior, but it can take longer to achieve ideal results. (Personally, I prefer owner coaching, since you are the one living with the dog & are responsible for maintaining your dog's daily environment.)
Dog training~ I do training sessions with your dog, without you.
If we are trying to make some significant behavioral changes, this can take some pressure off you and speed up the process. Sometimes I may recommend that I do an individual session with your pup. (For example- if your pup is very leash reactive, this could be creating stress in you, which increases your dog's reactivity.)
SETTING THE BAR~ for past/current clients only
Eager to take your pup to the bar, but nervous how it will go?
Meet me for drinks at a local brewery. I will come with AMAZING treats from SFRAW, talk about dogs & help your pup settle & enjoy the scenery.
DETAILS TO CONSIDER~
Dog training is like learning a new language, musical instrument or sport:
- Just because I know the rules of playing basketball, doesn't mean I can play the game. And practice is necessary for even the most talented individuals.
- Dog training is often more complicated than people expect, and the timing is everything. There is a learning curve when training your dog, so be patient with the process. :)
- Training a dog is NOT like bringing a car to the mechanic. I can help your dog learn good social skills, but it is ultimately up to the family to maintain desired behavior.
- Dogs are individuals, so they have their own learning timeline. Some concepts may take more/less time to understand.
- Most importantly, consistent repetition with high value rewards will produce the strongest behaviors.
The first question people typically ask-- "How long will it take?"
Where you are in the process?
- Is this a puppy, who needs to build a foundation?
With puppies, the first 2 years is the crucial time to build the habits & behaviors that will last a lifetime. My belief is, "Go big, or go home." Take every class you can, take every opportunity to give your dog the tools to navigate your vibrant & exciting life in San Francisco.
- Is this a long term behavior that you want to modify?
I would expect it to take at least 3 months to change behavior & establish a new habit. I can help you assess the situation & identify strategies to either modify behavior or simply manage the situation better.