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, your neighborhood or a mutually agreeable public space as it pertains to our training.
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 $110, which can be applied toward any training package described below. Multi-dog discounts provided, depending on each dog's specific needs.
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.
In-Person Training in Beaverton, Hillsboro, Aloha, Tigard, West Hills, Bethany, West Portland, Lake Oswego and surrounding areas. An additional fee will apply for locations exceeding twelve miles of travel. Online training Worldwide (English-speaking only)
Positive Puppy Package
Consultation + 5 sessions $540
Get your puppy off to the right start in life, before problems occur! Each session includes structured socialization and exposure exercises that will help “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 some beginning behaviors such as sit, down and come when called. Common issues such as mouthing and nipping, jumping and housetraining are addressed, and package may include two outings to socialize in public places.
Positive Manners Package
Consultation + 5 sessions $540
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 replace 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
Consultation + 3 sessions $380
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 different types of 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 Difficulties training description.
Dogs with Difficulties
Does your dog display difficulties regulating behavior and emotions? Does your dog bark, lunge, guard items, cower, hide, or get overly-excited? Do you find it impossible to leave your dog home without them panicking, vocalizing, soiling in the house or becoming destructive?
I will customize a program to help your dog relax, learn how to handle emotions differently and train alternative, safer and socially acceptable behaviors.
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All training is customized to your needs and the goals you have for your dog!