Base Price= $45 for a 30-minute training session
Initial Consultation= $120 (1 hour minimum, not to exceed 2 hours)
The goals of the initial consultation are to meet you and your pet in a relaxed setting, to observe your pet in his or her home setting exhibiting natural behavior, and to gain a shared vision of your conditioned pet upon completion of training—as well as a strategy for accomplishing this together.
Weekly Training Sessions (1-hour sessions recommended, $90 per session)
The number of sessions needed varies and is based on a number of factors: the needs and skills of the pet, the type and number of skills desired, and the consistency and accuracy with which the skill is reinforced by the pet owner between sessions.
Weekly training programs are geared toward the individual who wants to learn a training technique and then work with his/her pet throughout the week to reinforce that behavior. Ideally, “Sparky” or “Coco” is ready to progress to the next stage of training at the next week's session!
By taking an active role in your pup's training, you will build a stronger bond by developing a positive trainer/trainee relationship and a dynamic language through which to communicate. This type of interactive bond is very different than the parent/pet-child relationship that your pet is used to. While the relaxed parent/pet-time at home grows stronger with less frustration and more manageability, what also results is more fun time and a clearer communication at work. Your pet will learn the difference quickly between “play time” and when it is time to “work” for treats. Everyone is happier earning their way!
Bi-Weekly/Tri-Weekly Trainings (30-minute sessions, $45 per session, additional time prorated accordingly)
Bi-weekly/tri-weekly plans may be extended depending on the desired skill or based on client's needs. The number of sessions needed varies and is based on the needs and skills of the pet and the type and number of skills desired.
The bi-/tri-weekly programs are geared toward the individual who is available to meet 2-3 times throughout the week for quick 30-minute sessions. Wayne (the dog trainer guy) will both observe your pet in training and provide the reinforcement. As the pet owner observes these session, s/he is also learning the training techniques.
I recommend three weeks of bi-weekly or, better yet, tri-weekly sessions so that the pet develops a strong foundation for each desired skill. Once this foundation is established, we can reduce the sessions to once a week. At this stage, the pet owner works directly with his or her pet under Wayne's instruction to ensure proper clicker technique, accurate timing, and the honing of skills. Every animal is different, just as every pet owner is an individual; hence. Some more demanding pups will respond more readily to this strategy. So will the pet owner who wants to develop lifelong skills!