Private

Training

I specialize in positive reinforcement training and pride myself in tailoring programs to meet the needs and goals of each client. Private training takes place in the convenience of your home, at veterinary clinics where you and your dog are most comfortable, where we can address environment-specific behaviors and where all members of the household can be involved. 

Each training program begins with a thorough consultation to discuss goals, areas of difficulty and to customize a training plan. Sessions are one hour long, and you will be provided with clear written instructions for each exercise so that you can practice confidently after each meeting. The 60-90 minute consultation fee is $100, which can be applied toward any training package described below. Multi-dog discounts provided. 

Proof of up-to-date vaccinations for all pets must be provided, and all pets should be healthy and free from parasites, vomiting or diarrhea in order to attend class.  Puppies must have had their first round of vaccinations ten days prior to attending a training session.

Serving Beaverton, Aloha, Tigard, West Hills, Bethany, West Portland, Lake Oswego  and surrounding areas. An additional fee will apply for locations exceeding fifteen miles of travel. 

Positive Puppy Package

Consultation + 5 sessions $500

Get your puppy off to the right start in life, before problems occur! Each session includes structured socialization and exposure exercises that will “vaccinate” your puppy against developing fears and problems later in life. Lessons are designed to promote lifelong skills such as self-control, focus, calmness, resiliency and confidence, while teaching beginning behaviors such as sit, down and come when called. Common issues such as mouthing and nipping, jumping and housetraining are addressed.

Positive Manners Foundations Package

Consultation + 5 sessions $500

Have the happy, well-behaved dog you envision with this course, which focuses on promoting clear human-dog communication while teaching behaviors such as sit, down, come when called, settle on a mat, wait at the door, loose-leash walking, and much more. You’ll learn how to reinforce the behaviors you want and manage and extinguish behaviors you don’t, in order to have a well-behaved dog. 

*This package is not appropriate for dogs who display over-reactive behavior, aggression or overly-fearful behaviors. Please refer to the Dogs with Issues training description. 

Out and About

4 sessions $350 

or add on to a training package for $300 

Are you ready to head outdoors and visit public places, knowing that you will have a calm, well-trained dog? This training package focuses on leash-walking, settling quietly in outdoor cafes, greeting people appropriately and building skills in distracting environments for dogs who have some basic training in place, but need help being able to take it outside of the home environment. 

*This package is not appropriate for dogs who display over-reactive behavior, aggression or overly-fearful behaviors. Please refer to the Dogs with Issues training description. 

Kids and Dogs Program 

This course is designed to help build that bond between children and pets by teaching appropriate ways to communicate and interact, fun games to train and play, and ways to solve problems such as jumping or play-biting, all while forming that lasting relationship together. This program is appropriate for children 6 yr. and older, and an adult must be present. 

4 sessions $350 

or add on to a training package for $300 

Dogs with Issues

$100/session

Does your dog display difficulties regulating behavior and emotions? Does your dog bark, lunge, guard items, cower, hide, or get overly-excited?  Does your dog have a difficult time being left at home alone? I will customize a program to help your dog relax, learn how to handle emotions differently and train alternative, safer and socially acceptable behaviors.

Better Vet Visits and Animal Care

$100/session 

If visits to the vet stress your pet out, or if performing routine care such as nail trims, brushing or administering medications causes anxiety and frustration for you and your pet, you are not alone. Ruff to Refined is here to help! You and your pet can relax as your pet learns to accept and even enjoy visiting the vet, being handled for procedures and doing all without fear, force or punishment. 

 

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Please give me a call 503-268-7177.

All training is customized to your needs and the goals you have for your dog!