Positive reinforcement for pups & their people

SERVICES/RATES~

OWNER COACHING/DOG TRAINING~

*Mandatory consultation (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 your issues. 
  • For some people, this may be all they need!
  • Future training sessions can be purchased individually or in a package, depending on your needs. 

*Individual sessions (1 hour) $100

*Package of 5 sessions (1 hour each) $450

Availability:

~Tuesday-Friday evenings

~Wednesday-Friday afternoons

~Saturday daytime

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. 

$75+ beer 



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.