Private Lessons – An education in advanced training
Private lessons are a great way to strengthen your
bond and gain control over your furry buddy. These one on one lessons are designed
to help you understand, communicate to, and train your dog yourself under my direct supervision. You will be amazed at how much you will learn! Training your
dog yourself is a far different experience than having your dog trained by me in the in-kennel program. When I train your dog myself, I must only teach you how to be a good dog handler. These private lesson programs will teach you to be your
dog’s handler and teacher – a far more rewarding experience.
A dog trained by you and K9-1:
Will not need a big bag of treats to be bribed into
Will not need to be spoken to sternly, yelled at,
intimated, or manhandled to listen.
Will not need a leash attached when you need obedience.
Will not need to be told twice to obey their owner.
WILL listen to one soft spoken command in any environment with the most difficult
distractions you can think of.
The best part is the training is humane, respectful,
and a bonding experience for you and your dog.
When comparing our training programs to others please don’t confuse K9-1 Specialized Dog Training
An ex police dog handler or military dog handler now working as a dog trainer.
A large dog training franchise with strange training
gimmicks… like barking back at your dog!
Someone who learned only through reading books,
online programs, or videos about dog training.
Someone who uses only outdated WW2 style “command
and jerk” choke collar techniques.
Someone who took a private certification test based
mainly on a multiple choice sit down exam.
A veterinary behaviorist that uses drugs or euthanasia
as the fix for most problems
Unfortunately, there are no government regulated
standards for dog training. Anyone can claim to be qualified or even certified.
Some even have elaborate web sites with lots to say but nothing to show. The wrong choice can cause your dog unnecessary stress,
limited results, and sometimes even a recommendation for euthanasia!
When choosing any professional you should be concerned
with their credentials, experience, and professional record. Also, see how their
clients’ dogs are performing not just their own demo dog.
are some of my private training options and prices. Keep in mind prices reflect
the overhead and cost of running a full service high standard business on a modest salary.
Compare to the professional labor prices of mechanics, electricians, etc.
Prices for training slots:
Training slots are a minimum of 2 hours and we only have a few
slots per day. Be advised that because of the combination of high demand for
service and a high percentage of “no show” or canceled appointments all training slots must be prepaid after a
confirmation of the available slot is made via email or telephone by a trainer. Training
appointments that are canceled with less than 1 week notice are non-refundable. Unfortunately,
we are unable to make exceptions. Please do not book a lesson, term, or package
unless you are 100% committed to use the service and time slot purchased.
Consult: 3-4 hours $300
consult is generally all that is required for someone who just needs some guidance and a custom plan to improve common behaviors
such as housebreaking issues, separation anxiety, excessive barking, destructive behavior, object stealing, etc.
consult is also slightly modified as an option for someone to get on the right track with a new puppy that doesn’t have
the time to attend weekly puppy classes. This is called a “puppy
most obedience and aggression problems follow up lessons will most likely be required.
consult generally lasts about 3 – 4 hours depending on the complexity of
your goals. You will be purchasing a 4 hour slot in our schedule.
Follow up lessons: 1 ½ - 2 hours $150
Follow up lessons generally last between 1 – 2 hours with the average lasting about 90 minutes. During these lessons we work on specific exercises that you will learn to practice
on your own that will bring you toward your training goals. You will be purchasing
a 2 hour time slot in our schedule.
Training term - $425 / 4 weekly 2 hour slots
This is an affordable way to book multiple lessons.
Aggression Support Group Classes - $45/month (currently meets
Saturday 4 – 5:30pm)
Available after fulfilling the prerequisites of control through
Personal Protection Group Training - $100/month
Available after completion of off-leash control in private training
and demonstration of reliable aggression control in aggression support group class.
Passing AKC Canine Good Citizen test or equivalent a must before admittance.
Ask about our In-kennel training packages – subject to
advanced control package - $5200
aggression rehab and management package - $6800
advanced obedience and personal protection package - $12500