Dog Training Services and Rates

Overview

Kingstowne Pet Services offers in-home, private lessons with Isabelle Wise, the owner of KPS and a Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) Certified Professional Dog Trainer.  Training sessions are specifically tailored to meet the  needs of you and your pet.  Obedience training is offered for a variety of skill levels:

Puppy 8 Weeks to 6 Months old
Basic 6 Months and Up
Intermediate For Dogs Proficient in Basic Skills
Advanced For Dogs Proficient in Intermediate Skills

As well as offering obedience training, we can also help owners who have dogs with behavioral issues including: in-house accidents, aggression, separation anxiety, fear/shyness, howling, barking, etc.

“Training serves to create a relationship between you and your pet based on trust and understanding.”

Training Methods

KPS specializes in positive reinforcement training.  As opposed to older training methods, which focus on punishing unwanted behaviors, positive reinforcement rewards desired behaviors, thereby increasing their frequency.  This is accomplished through the use of re-enforcers, such as, treats, toys, or praise.  Positive training is more humane, more fun, and is highly effective.

Some of our methods include clicker training, lure-reward training, shaping, counter-conditioning, desensitization and other behavioral modification techniques.

Training your dog is an ongoing process which continues long after a fixed-number of training sessions.  Therefore, we believe owner involvement in the training process is crucial.  We give you the tools to continue training, solve future problems, and attain new goals by helping you have a better understanding of your dog.

Training Availability

Training sessions can be scheduled for weekday mornings, weekday evenings, and throughout the weekend.

Training Rates

Dog Training: One hour lesson with you and your dog. Variable training levels – from puppy to advanced obedience.

In-Home Private Lesson $105 per lesson
Package of Four (4) In-Home Private Lessons $380 ($95 per lesson – $40 savings)

Behavioral Counseling: One hour session to observe and evaluate behavioral issues, and provide solutions and recommendations.

Behavioral Counseling $105 per lesson

American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Testing

KPS offers evaluation of your dog for AKC Canine Good Citizen certification.  We also offer training classes specifically designed to prepare your dog for the Canine Good Citizen test.

Visit the CGC Test Items And Pledge page for details on what test items are covered.  AKC Preparation lessons are one-hour, in-home private lessons.

AKC Good Canine Citizen Certification $75
AKC Preparation (per lesson) $105
Package of Four (4) AKC Preparation lessons (Certification included) $360 ($90 per lesson – $60savings)

Additional Services

If you are thinking about getting a new puppy or adding an additional dog to your household, we offer packages that will help you with all the steps needed to provide a smooth transition for you, your family, and your new dog.  We will provide you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about choosing the right dog, which products and services will benefit you and your dog the most, and where to find them.

General Dog Assessment: We will help you decide the right puppy or dog for you taking into account breed, age, temperament, energy level, size, and your lifestyle.

Dog Assessment – General $60

Specific Dog Assessment: We will help you assess a specific puppy’s or dog’s personality and background.

Dog Assessment – Specific $60 per hour (additional mileage fees may apply)

Pet Products Consultation: We will recommend the best pet products based on your dog’s needs.  This includes a visit to your local pet supply shop – we will review everything you need item-by-item informing you of the pros and cons of each product.  This service can save you considerable time and money by allowing you to get the right products for your dog from the start.

Pet Products Consultation $50 per store visit