- Issues can include: jumping up, pulling on a leash, rushing doors, chewing, digging, barking, reactivity (area of specialty), aggression towards strangers and/or other dogs, house training and more
- Obedience focuses can include: stay, sit, leave it, lay, come when called, and more
Your sessions will likely focus on a mixture of the above to accomplish our tasks.
Each training approach will require an initial consult + training session. At this initial session, I will discuss the behavioral concern(s) with you. We’ll discuss the history of your dog’s behavior(s), and I will share with you what I believe is motivating the behavior(s) and what we can do to improve your situation. In this first session, we will cover management techniques and the foundations of the training we will need to put into place. I will also recommend the number and type of sessions we’ll need to schedule to accomplish our goals.
This option offers you the more collaborative training approach. Each session involves you, your dog, and me. I will teach you and lay the training foundations with your dog, and you will do the majority of the training between our sessions.
In addition to in-person meetings, I now offer initial consults and private sessions as online meetings! Through video conferencing, I will discuss your case with you, answer questions, and demonstrate the verbal and physical training cues that are necessary to your training program. I will observe and coach your training approach with your dog. This may be accomplished in real time or through previously recorded video.
This option involves one-on-one training between your dog and me. Typically, I work with your dog 2-3 days a week for multiple weeks. On the last meeting of each week (or some variation per our mutual conclusion), you and I will discuss the cues and management necessary to support the training. This option is ideal for a dog parent who doesn’t have the time or desire to put in the majority of the training hours, themselves. Let me help you out!
|Included with all private sessions and day training:||Hands-on Training|
|Training Instruction and Demonstration|
|Behavior Management Handouts|
(number provided is dependent on selected training service)
|Follow-up||Phone and e-mail availability|
Training walks are an excellent option for dog parents to get their dogs out for exercise and training at the same time. This is, primarily, a good option for reactive dog clients, seeking exercise for their dog without sacrificing the training standards. It is also a good option for loose-leash walking clients that want to maintain or improve their dog’s positive walking behaviors.
- Offered to clients who have completed a training package with me and are within a limited service area.
Need an exercise option for your dog(s) while away for the day? My training education and level of care can help you rest easy, knowing your dog is getting out safely.
- Offered to clients within a limited service area.
|In-person||Virtual session||Held at training studio|
3-session package @ $375
Individual sessions @ $130
|Please note that almost all behaviors will require multiple sessions.
If I believe you require fewer than 3 sessions, each session will be priced at the individual session rate.
|Day training||Starting at 3 weeks/9 sessions @ $990|
|Training walks||30 min @ $50|
|Standard walks||25 min @ $25|
Come visit the Dances with Dogs training studio, located in Silver Spring, just north of the 495. For your convenience, Initial consults, Private sessions and Day training can be held here.