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.  Your dog's attentiveness to you increases as you directly observe their learning style and preferences, and explore the why and how behind the training techniques.  Sessions are held once per week.

 

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 in a transfer session.  Latchkey Canines yields faster results, with double the number of sessions completed in half the time.  Sessions are held three times per week, plus one transfer session per week.

 

 

Training sessions last one hour, at the hourly rate of $70.00.  A single diagnostic assessment session may be purchased for $75.00.  A four-part package payment plan is available.


Basic & Intermediate 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 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 while out on a walk.

 

Continuing Skills

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

Imagine your dog...

  • Holds a sit-stay or a down-stay with increasing distance and duration.
  • Maintains a loose leash at a fast and slow pace, through crowds and distractions.
  • Performs fun tricks that channel his energy and showcase his natural abilities.

Skills Package: Latchkey Canines

  • Assessment, 9 Sessions, & 3 Transfer Sessions $910.00
  • Assessment, 12 Sessions, & 4 Transfer Sessions $1,190.00

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 problematic behaviors.  Most unwanted behaviors are natural canine behaviors that need to be channeled and expressed though an appropriate outlet.  Behavior Solutions offers hands-on support and an individualized approach.  Rather than simply suppressing behavior, I work with your dog to identify and mitigate the stressor that caused the behavior in the first place, and teach them constructive 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 happily while you cook or watch a movie.
  • 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 $910.00
  • Assessment, 12 Sessions, & 4 Transfer Sessions $1,190.00

New Pet Consultation

3 Sessions $150.00

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