Private Training

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. The charge for these sessions is $295.

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:
> initial session (2 1/2 hrs) is $295
Follow up packages for both obedience training and Smart Start sessions are charged or may be purchased as a bundled package at these rates:

> $125 for  1 hour
> $200 for  2 hours
> $300 for  3 hours
> $380 for  4 hours

  • 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 listed above.

Additional Payment Information

A travel charge may be added for clients outside the city of Ann Arbor and near areas.

When we receive your completed training application, we will require a non-refundable deposit. The deposit is $50 which will be applied toward your total training services.

While we understand that emergencies happen, we reserve the right to retain the deposit for cancellations made with less than forth-eight hours notice when no such emergency is present.