Does your puppy…
- Have potty accidents in the house?
- Chew on everything, including you?
- Cry when you leave the house (or the room)?
- Need help greeting people politely?
- Show fear in new situations/places?
We Can Help
NOTE: Due to an exceptionally busy training calendar, we are currently unable to accept new clients for puppy training. We hope to begin taking new clients in the Spring, 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We offer two options for puppy training.
A. Puppy 101 consultation: Our in-person consultation fee is $225 (if you live in *Bloomington or Normal) and the session lasts about 90 minutes. During the Puppy 101, Bob will meet you and your puppy, do an initial behavioral evaluation, share some strategies and educational information about basic puppy issues like house training, crate training, chewing, play biting, and puppy socialization, as well as discuss the training goals you have in mind for your puppy specific to your situation. You will also receive a detailed written evaluation emailed a few days after the appointment, as well as multiple educational handouts and a customized training plan for moving forward.
B. Puppy Headstart: With this option, you get two separate hours – before AND after you bring your puppy home. During the first hour Bob will offer information about how to prepare your home, gather the right supplies, and assist with other details to help you and your puppy get off on the right paw from the very beginning, including house training preparation and socialization information. The second hour is scheduled after you bring your puppy home, and includes help with the same preliminary training provided in the Puppy 101. Both sessions include a written report, educational information, and a customized training plan for moving forward. The cost is $250 (if you live in *Bloomington/Normal).
After the initial consultation, Bob will customize a training plan based on your dog’s assessment and your training goals.
NOTE: Our methods are based in the science of positive reinforcement / reward based training, using high value treats.
We offer two options for follow-up training:
Bob customizes a training package for you and coaches you through the steps to transform your puppy’s behavior. In between sessions, you and your puppy practice with fun tricks and training games.
Each session includes a summary report, resources, and support between sessions.
3 sessions = $270
5 sessions = $400 ($10 savings per session.)
*Prices for Bloomington/Normal.
Jump Start Training
Bob does the training for you, and then “transfers” the skills to you. Available in 3 or 4-week packages, and includes 2 additional sessions for fine-tuning, and a treat bag. Bloomington/Normal residents only.
Each transfer session includes a summary report, resources, and support between sessions.
3 week package = $1,200
4 week package = $1,500
*If you live outside of Blo/No, there is an additional travel charge, and our travel radius is limited to 20 miles from SE Bloomington.
Peace of Mind
All of our training methods are force-free, fear-free, and pain free.
We never use or recommend shock (aka e-collars) prong, or choke collars.