I am proud to offer a wide variety of offerings both for those unable to meet with me in person and for those who want the hands on component of in person private lessons. I have experience working with just about every behavioral problem that you find in dogs including: leash reactivity, barrier frustration, resource guarding, and more. In cases of true aggression, I will likely refer you to another trainer, in which case your consultation will be free.
If you are interested in dog sports, I have titled and trained my dogs in a wide variety of venues including: rally obedience, competition obedience, scentwork, barn hunt, trick dog, canine good citizen tests, conformation, agility, flyball, tracking, dock diving, and disc. I primarily do lessons in rally, scentwork, trick dog, and cgc prep and may refer you to another sports dog trainer if you are interested in other sports.
In Person Offerings
Now offered during the COVID-19 pandemic with limitations:
Masks are required
Outdoor only appointments
Social distancing required
Zoom Lesson - $60
This is the pandemic staple. We set up a video call, you set up your camera so I can see the dog and we work through some chosen behaviors and I help you troubleshoot and coach you through timing and how to help your dog understand better and perform the behaviors cleaner.
Simple Lesson - $20
This type of lesson is designed to work on a single specific behavior. Struggling with getting your dog in a down? Want to teach your dog how to wave? Perfect, this lesson is for you. Like a full lesson, you will receiver a demonstration video (this will be 5-10 minutes long rather than the typical length), written curriculum, and analysis of video that you submit of your dog performing the behavior.
Full Lesson - $30
This type of lesson is our standard online offering. It is customized to what you want to work on, though we have common requests that have a quick turnaround in production time. This is designed for someone who wants to work on a chain of behaviors or foundations for a specific dog sport. The lesson consists of a 10-30 minute demonstration video, a 2-6 page written curriculum, and up to 30 minutes of video analysis of your dog performing the behaviors. Popular topics include: introduction to scentwork (a four lesson series is available), introduction to rally obedience (a three lesson series is available), and reducing reactivity.
Foundations Lesson - $50
This type of lesson is a longer than a standard full private lesson. It is designed for puppies or newly homed dogs that need foundation. There are five lessons in the series: Learning to Learn & Focus while Stationary, Socialization, House Manners & Cooperative Care, Focus in Motion, and Advancing the Basics. The lesson consists of a 55-90 minute demonstration video, a 4-8 page written curriculum, and up to 60 minutes of video analysis of your dog performing the behaviors. These lessons cover: watch, sit, down, place, keep off, leave it, heel, come here, wait, and much more.
Foundations Series - $150
Buy four lessons, get the fifth free. This is a discount on the series of five foundation lessons when purchased all at the same time.
AKC Trick Dog Evaluation - $7
This offering will continue as long as AKC allows electronic video submissions. Information on the Trick Dog program is available here on the AKC website. You can submit videos anywhere from Novice to Elite Performer.
AKC Virtual Home Manners Evaluations - $15
This is an evaluation of your dog's manners at home. This is done via video submission. There are two different levels: Puppy and Adult.
Consultation (in person, phone, or Zoom) - $30
Typically an hour in length, we talk over your dog(s) and I get a feel for their needs and form a training plan. I will take consultations on any subject whether it be training or behavioral related. In the circumstance that I feel I need to refer you to another trainer, usually in cases of true aggression, you consultation price will be waived. I strongly believe in finding the correct fit for the dog in front of me and I won't charge if I feel I need to send you to a better equipped trainer.
Private Lesson - $75
This is my most common type of offering. Lessons can be on any topic from dog sports to basic training to behavior issues. Unless I already know your dog, I request that you do a consultation first so I can develop a training plan for your dog in advance. These lessons are completely flexible and we can do as many or as few together as you'd like.
Day Train - $75
I pick up your dog or we arrange a drop off (greater Seattle area only). I then work with your dog on pre-decided behaviors. The dog will get 3-5 individualized sessions while they are with me during a total of 5 hours, and then I will drop your dog back off or meet up with you. You'll receive an online log with your dog's progress for each session. If your dog is friendly with other dogs they will have the opportunity to play with my dogs and other training dogs a few times throughout the day.
Canine Good Citizen Test or UKC SPOT Test - $20 | Trick Dog Evaluation - $15
This test does not require you to do a consultation first. I am a CGC Evaluator and can evaluate any of the Canine Good Citizen, Canine Good Citizen Community Canine, and Canine Good Citizen Urban tests for you. I can also evaluate any trick dog level from Novice to Elite Performer. I will work with you to find an appropriate location for each of these tests.