1. What style of training do you use?
2. How old does my dog have to be before it can start training?
Training can start at 8 weeks, when you first bring your new puppy home. Or it can start at 8 years old, with a newly acquired dog or a long time family pet who’s bad habits you can no longer live with. Dogs at any age can learn, you can get your puppy off to the right start and avoid future issues, but on the flip side you can also fix existing issues with an older dog.
3. How much does your training cost?
It can be difficult to accurately quote total training prices without actually seeing your dog and performing an evaluation of the dog and the issues you would like addressed. While this may sound vague, each dog and their family is a unique situation. Two owners may contact me with what sounds like the same type of situation, “My dog won’t come when called”, yet upon evaluation their situations, and the reasons for them, may be radically different. One dog may not come because it thinks “catch me if you can” is a great game to play, the other dog may not come because it is intent on chasing deer, cats, or other animals. While the solution to each situation sounds the same, teach the dog to come when called, how that is actually done will vary.
Consider a drain in your house that does not drain. It may be something as simple as a clog the plumber needs to remove with a snake, resulting in a short house call. It could also be something as serious as a pipe that has broken and needs to be dug up and completely replaced. Until the plumber can evaluate the situation, they can not give you an accurate estimate on the total time and parts needed for the work. The only price they can give you for sure is their hourly rate.
I offer a free no-obligation demonstration and consultation which allows me to get a clearer picture of the situation, your family’s needs, and your dogs current level of training and personality. This allows me to custom-build a training program to suit your family’s needs and unique situation.
My base rates are posted on the Services and Fees page.
4. Do you train the dog for me, or do I learn how to train my dog?
5. Do you offer house breaking?
I offer the following services:
- Obedience training
- Puppy foundation
- House breaking
- Behavior modification
- Proper Manners
- Custom training for your individual dog’s needs
- and much more!