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Private in home sessions are scheduled by appointment and prices vary.

Family Dog Smart Start

  • Baby and Toddler Smart Start

  • Private in-home Smart Start sessions are 2 to 2 ½ hour appointments.

    We utilize information from the Dogs & Storks® and Dog & Toddler® programs with practical application in your home.
    Some of the things we cover include: safe introductions, interaction dynamics based on your child’s developmental level, becoming “Dog-Aware™” recognizing stress in your dog, safety review, setting up success stations for the dog, kid-free zones… and much more.

    Private, in home Family Dog Smart Start sessions are priced as follows:

    $275 for a 2 hr appointment $375 for a 2 hr appointment plus 2 additional follow up sessions $550 for a 2 hr appointment plus 4 additional follow up sessions


  • Dogs and Kids: calming the chaos

  • Private in-home Smart Start sessions are 2 to 2 ½ hour appointments.

    kids and dogsWe utilize information from the Family Paws and Doggone Safe programs combined with decades of our own experience and expertise in addressing dog-child interactions in your home.
    Realistic, practical and fun strategies are presented. Your family is coached in practicing these. Some of the things we cover include: safe interaction dynamics based on your child’s developmental level, working with you and your child in being good “Dog Detectives”: becoming “Dog-Aware™” recognizing stress in your dog, safety review, setting up success stations for the dog, kid-free zones…
    and much more.

    Our family-focused approach encourages all family members to participate, including the children, grandparents and any child care providers. All sessions combine demonstration, hands-on practice, and further education about dog body language, training and behavior modification strategies.

    Private, in home Family Dog Smart Start sessions are priced as follows:

    $275 for a 2 hr appointment $375 for a 2 hr appointment plus 2 additional follow up sessions $550 for a 2 hr appointment plus 4 additional follow up sessions


    Puppy Prep & Puppy Primer

    Get your puppy off on the right paw!

    A puppy is a delight. At the same time, puppies bring unique challenges.
    Dependable Dogs® is here for you, providing critical early, positive training to help you get your puppy off to the right start. We focus on appropriate socialization in conjunction with addressing puppy challenges like house training, chewing, and other puppy behaviors.

    We give you specific information and protocols for good handling routines, how to introduce your pup to lots of different people and environments, and how to follow through with training your pup as he grows and matures. Let us help you set you and your puppy up to succeed.

  • Puppy Prep

  • Puppy Prep 1.0: puppy consultation and evaluation

      We will assist you in assessing any puppy you are considering to add to your home either via a breeder or adopting through a rescue.

      Puppy Prep 1.0: puppy consultation and evaluation
      $75
      or FREE with purchase of a $150 Puppy Primer training package (below)

     

    Puppy Prep 2.0 : get ready, the puppy is coming!

      Pre-planning and Puppy Proofing
      This 2 hour in home session is designed to get you ready for your puppy’s arrival: what to purchase, where to set up gates, crates and other management tools, where to take puppy to appropriately socialize and much more!

      Puppy Prep 2.0: Pre-planning and Puppy Proofing
      (includes Puppy Prep 1.0)     – $150
      Puppy Prep 2.0 with purchase of a Puppy Primer
      training package     –$75

     

  • Puppy Primer

  • The premier puppy training program for puppies from 8-16 weeks of age prices include all written training guides materials

    announcing2 Level 1 session
    1 session, 2 hours, $150
    Get off on the right paw: build a great relationship right from the start! Learn how to capture and shape behavior, get your puppy’s attention, address any specific puppy challenges (puppy nipping, chewing, house training, among other concerns).

    Level 2 package
    4 Private sessions + 2 out & about classes
    1 hour each, $475
    These 6 sessions must be completed within an 8 week period.
    Private sessions cover household manners, house training issues and other puppy-specific challenges and are held in your home.
    Out and about sessions are held in public settings, at a different location each week.

    Special attention is given to socializing puppies in a friendly fashion. Puppies are socialized to many people. Puppies may also be introduced to well behaved older dogs to learn polite dog-dog interactions and otherwise practice their good behaviors outside of their homes.

    LEVEL 3: ADVANCED PUPPY TRAINING PACKAGES
    Keep your puppy’s training going (for those who have completed Level 1 and Level 2) with additional sessions and lessons.

    Advanced puppy skills package prices are as follows:

    individual sessions 1 hour – $95 3 Follow Up Sessions* – $255 *completed in a 4 week period 6 Follow Up Sessions* – $ 475 *completed in an 8 week period

    Refunds

    Payment details are taken during the application, but not processed until acceptance of the application.
    Training Packages are to be paid in full upon acceptance of application.
    Refunds will not be issued after training services have begun.
    Cancellation of training prior to beginning services will be subject to a $50.00 fee.