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.  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 package 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 payment plan option is available for a processing fee. All training packages include email support.


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.

 

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 C.L.A.S.S, CGC, 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 suppressing behavior, I work with your dog to identify and mitigate the trigger that caused the behavior in the first place, and teach them healthy alternative behaviors. Dogs experiencing behavior challenges must be provided with constructive opportunities to appropriately express natural canine behaviors like chewing and barking.  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.
  • 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 dog, the type of dog that's the best fit for your household, supplies and equipment, setting up your house and car, and getting your new dog comfortable at home.  New Pet Consultation clients receive a 10% discount on any training package.


Training Service 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
  • Adopters: 20% Discount on a Training Package within 30 Days of Adoption