Private Coaching

I teach you how to train your dog. 

We work together to train your dog, and you are closely involved in the process. During weekly coaching sessions, we explore the why and how behind clicker training techniques.  Your dog's attentiveness to you increases as you directly observe their learning style and preferences.


Latchkey Canines

I train your dog for you. 

I train your dog while you're at work, and pass on your dog's skills to you.  Latchkey Canines is an accelerated format, with twice as many sessions completed in half the time.  Hour-long training sessions are held three times per week, plus one 90-minute transfer session per week.


Training sessions last one hour, at the hourly rate of $70.00.  The diagnostic assessment may be purchased as a stand-alone session for $75.00.  A credit card payment plan is available for a processing fee of $25.00. Training packages include email support.

Foundation Skills

Whether your puppy or adult dog is a cozy couch potato or a high-energy go-getter, he will benefit enormously from learning the basics.  When your dog can readily demonstrate essential behaviors on cue, you gain an invaluable means of communication and daily routines become a breeze.  That means less hassle and more time for fun!

Imagine your dog...

  • Sits until being released to exit through a doorway.

  • Comes when you call him back into the house.

  • Waits politely by your side while you chat with a friend.


Continuing Skills

Complex training exercises provide your dog with mental and physical stimulation, which improves his confidence and manners.  Your dog will build upon basic cues to demonstrate a solid repertoire of behaviors.  I can help you and your dog prepare to take the Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, or TheraPets evaluations.  Continuing Skills is recommended for dogs who have completed a Foundation Skills package or equivalent.

Imagine your dog...

  • Holds a sit-stay or down-stay with increasing distance and duration.

  • Maintains a loose leash at a fast and slow pace, through crowds and distractions.

  • Performs functional tricks that channel his energy and showcase his natural abilities.

Skills Package: Latchkey Canines

  • Assessment, 9 Sessions, & 3 Transfer Sessions $1,015.00

  • Assessment, 12 Sessions, & 4 Transfer Sessions $1,330.00

Skills Package: Private Coaching

  • Assessment & 6 Sessions $490.00

  • Assessment & 9 Sessions $700.00

Behavior Solutions

Your dog is a complex creature, and you lead a busy life.  Plucky Paws is here to help when your beloved canine companion struggles with impulse control or problematic behaviors.  Behavior Solutions offers hands-on support and an individualized approach.  Rather than merely suppressing behavior, I work with your dog to identify and mitigate the triggers that cause the behavior, and teach them healthy alternatives. Plucky Paws determines the number of sessions needed based on the particular behavior challenge and the intensity of the behavior.

Imagine your dog...

  • Politely and calmly greets visitors to the house.

  • Settles down quietly while you cook or watch a movie.

  • Confidently enjoys people and places that used to frighten him.

     Behavior Package: Private Coaching

  • Assessment & 6 Sessions $490.00

  • Assessment & 9 Sessions $700.00

    Behavior Package: Latchkey Canines

  • Assessment, 9 Sessions, & 3 Transfer Sessions $1,015.00

  • Assessment, 12 Sessions, & 4 Transfer Sessions $1,330.00

New Pet Consultation

3 Sessions $210.00

If you're ready to start looking for a furry companion or want to choose a playmate for your current dog, I can help you prepare.  We'll cover topics such as reputable sources for acquiring your pet, the type of dog that's the best fit for your household and lifestyle, supplies and equipment, and getting your dog settled in their new home.  New Pet Consultation clients receive a 10% discount on a training package.

Training Package Discounts

  • Animal Science Students, Veterinary Students, Vet Techs, & Animal Welfare Employees: 10% Discount on a Training Package

  • New Puppy Parents: 10% Discount on a Training Package within 30 Days of Purchase from a Breeder

  • Foster Parents & New Adopters: 20% Discount on a Training Package for Foster Dogs or within 30 Days of Adoption