(as of 1/1/17)
Training & Behavior Modification
Standard Hourly Rate . . . 90
Applies to any services not listed below.
Service Dog Consultation . . . 200
Consult includes 2-hour initial meeting, folder of information and written recommendations, complete access to library of handouts from Client Portal for life, and one month of follow-up by phone or email.
Behavior & Training Consultation for pet dogs/puppies . . . 135
Consult includes 90-minute initial meeting, folder of information, and written recommendations, and one month of email follow-up.
Pre-Adoption Consult & Dog Search Support Package . . . 250
2-hour initial meeting (in-home or by phone), folder of information and written recommendations, complete access to library of handouts from Client Portal for life, two months of phone or email help with searching for the right dog.
Puppy Temperament Tests or Service-Dog Candidate Pre-Adoption Behavior Assessments . . . 250 for the first two hours, 90 per hour each additional hour. Rate includes assistant trainer, discussion, and written recommendations.
Dog Training lessons . . . 90 each (88 ea for packages)
Lessons are one-hour meetings with the owner to teach training/handling on specific skills. Handouts are provided by email or in person. Email or phone follow-up between lessons included. The length of package I recommend will vary with the training need. Standard package is 5 lessons.
Lessons package (5 lessons) . . . 440 (88 ea)
Lessons – single add-on . . . 90
Day School (Day Training) . . . 87 each (85 ea for packages)
Day school sessions are one hour of the trainer working the dog (usually 2-3 days per week), plus periodic transition lessons with the owner (usually once a week or every-other week). The minimum package is usually two lessons a week with the dog, plus one owner transition lesson alternate weeks.
Standard Day School Package (12 lessons in 3-4 wks) . . . 1020 (85 ea)
Other Day training packages . . . 85 per session
Day training – single add-on . . . 87
Mileage is roundtrip. The first 30 miles are free; clients may be charged 50 cents each additional mile. Usually there is no mileage for Wendell, New Salem, Orange, Shutesbury, Leverett, and Montague. Mileage is calculated using Mapquest or maps.randmcnally.com.
Drive time charge
For services provided outside our region (more than two hours of total driving time), there is an additional charge of $45 for each hour above the first two hours, rounded to the closest quarter hour ($22.50 per quarter hour). Drive time estimate is calculated using Mapquest or maps.randmcnally.com.
Service Dog Academy (SD Board & Train) . . . 200 per day
SD Academy provides two hours of lessons every day as well as total management (no bad behavior allowed). Rate includes all your dog’s needs (medication, play, chews, etc.).
2-Week (14 day) B&T package 2800 (160/day)
3-week (21 day) B&T package 4000 (1 day free)
To pick up or drop off dogs for Service Dog Academy, the charge is $1 per mile. Charge is calculated based on GPS (e.g., Mapquest or RandMcNally) estimates of round-trip distance from trainer’s home to the client’s home.
Supplies and Gear – offered at wholesale prices
I provide all supplies at lowest-possible prices to make it easier for clients to use the equipment that will help them reach their training goals. What I have in stock (and with me) varies, but I try to keep the most-often used items available. Because I provide supplies at or about cost, prices vary.
Bully Sticks (US or Canadian beef): small – 1.25, medium – 2, large – 3
Beef Tracheas: 1.50
Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball, large – 9.00
Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball, small – 4.00
IQ Interactive Treat Ball, large – 10.00
Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug, large – 7.50
Romp n’ Chomp Treat Toy (made of rubber; similar to Kong) – 8.00
Gear & Treats
30-foot Lupine nylon training lead, large dog – 17.00
Kraft Easy Cheese (spray cheese) – 4.00
House Lead (4’ lightweight lead for in-home management only) – 4.00
Gentle Leader head halter – 16.00
Karen Pryor’s Terry Ryan Treat Pouch – 8.00
Kurgo Car Convenience Harness – S/M – 10.00, L/XL – 12.00
Happy Howie’s Meat rolls (Lamb, Turkey, or Beef) – 8 (2 lb) or 5 (1)
Way to Go! How to House Train a Dog of Any Age – Patricia McConnell & Karen London, 22 pp – 2
Puppy Fitness that Fits the Puppy: Age Appropriate Exercise Guidelines – Jane Killion (12 large color pages/charts) – 4