Services


Initial 90-minute Assessment

$175

We’ll discuss your dog’s behavior history, review your home setup, and create training goals. We will also jump-start management and training plans to get you and your dog on the right track. All new clients must complete an initial assessment.

After the initial assessment, I will send you customized recommendations for training, management, and enrichment.

If you’d like further training from me after the initial assessment, you can choose from two kinds of training: Mentoring or Tutoring. We will discuss which option is the best fit for your dog or puppy.

Little Abiders Puppy Program: This special Tutoring Package is for puppies who are less than six months old. I come to your home and train your puppy, and we’ll also work on socialization.


Mentoring (Dogs + People)

Are you interested in training your own dog, but would like some guidance? I will guide you and your dog as you train. You and your dog will work together as a team while I mentor you. We’ll focus on skills like timing, handling, and reinforcement delivery as we implement the training plans from our initial consultation. We can improve your training skills as you and your dog work together as a team.

Single Mentoring Sessions

1 hour — $100

Mentoring Packages

Three 1-hour Sessions — $285              

Six 1-hour Sessions — $540                   

Nine 1-hour Sessions — $765                

Twelve 1-hour Sessions — $960

Tutoring (Just the Dogs)

Would you like a private tutor to teach your dog or puppy the skills they need to fit in with your life? I will come to your home and train your dog. Then, I’ll show you what your dog has learned in a transfer session. As a professional trainer, I can get behaviors up and running quickly. I’ll create a customized plan and train a set of agreed-upon behaviors. We’ll meet after every three training sessions to transfer skills to you and your family.

Tutoring is a great way to provide enrichment and relieve boredom for your dog or puppy!

Tutoring Packages

Three 1-hour training sessions + one transfer session — $380            

Six 1-hour training sessions + two transfer sessions — $720                

Nine 1-hour training sessions + three transfer sessions — $1,020       

Twelve 1-hour training sessions + four transfer sessions — $1,280     

 

Little Abiders Puppy Program

Turn your “little biter” into a Little Abider! This is a special Tutoring Package is for puppies under six months old. I’ll come to your home and train your puppy, and we’ll also work on socialization. We’ll meet after every three training sessions to transfer skills to you and your family. I’ll train commonly desired behaviors like coming when called, sit, down, wait, leave it, walking on a leash, and go to a spot. And, I’ll also work on socializing your puppy to new things, being handled, and grooming. As a professional trainer, I can help introduce your puppy to a variety of experiences in the right way to set them up for success.

Little Abiders will get a Freedom harness, a rewards pouch and a certificate at the end of their program.

Little Abiders Packages

Six 1-hour training sessions + two transfer sessions — $720                

Nine 1-hour training sessions + three transfer sessions — $1,020  

Twelve 1-hour training sessions + four transfer sessions — $1,280

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Happy People and Happy Dogs

“Joan is a great teacher for pet parents and their dogs. She has a great way of explaining skills and helping you through the challenges you encounter along the way. She listens to your concerns and helps find ways to overcome them.”
— Joanne E.
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