- In-home consultations for behavior problems
- I will come out to your home and teach you how to
teach your dog. Behavior problems are usually not
fixed in one training session, therefore you need to
know what to do when the problem arises and I am
- I do not require you to sign up for any number of
visits or sessions- there are no contracts for you to
fulfill. Every dog, as every person, is an individual-
there is no way for me to know how many times I will
need to visit with you to fix any particular problem.
Every person teaches a bit different, and every dog
has his own individual learning curve. Most behavior
problems take one visit for me to give you enough
information for you to work with- but I am ALWAYS
available on the phone or to come do a follow up
- My fee for an in-home consultation is $90/hour and
most appointments are an hour and a half.
- There is an additional flat fee for in-home
consultations outside of the Columbus area
- Dog Aggression Socialization
- I have a play-group that meets 2 days per week that
allows for dogs that have trouble being around other
dogs to socialize and learn how to 'be a dog.' This
requires an in-home consultation for you to learn
how to handle your dog when you see other dogs,
and an assessment of your dog with other dogs.
(This is a drop off, doggie daycare-like setting, not a
I have been teaching obedience since 1995- there is
something to be said for all of those years of hands on
- In-home private obedience lessons
I will come out to your home and teach any or all of
the basic the obedience commands: sit, down, stay,
come, heel, and leave it. Although private lessons
are convenient, they do not teach your dog to learn in
new environments, or with the distractions that a
group class has to offer. I usually recommend that if
you choose private lessons, that you take a group
class in addition.
- You will learn how to raise the perfect puppy.
This class not only focus's on basic puppy
obedience, but socialization, and all the skills
your puppy needs to live in a human world.
Click here to sign up.
- I teach the basic obedience commands: sit,
down, stay, heel, come, and leave it. I do not
use choke collars, pinch collars, shock
collars or heavy corrections. You are there to
TEACH your dog, not force him! ALL dogs
can learn without the use of pain as a
motivator. Click here to sign up
- Heel is one of the hardest things that you will
ever teach your dog. You are asking him to
ignore the world around him and walk at your
side on a loose leash. For this reason, I
have made this skill a class of it's own.
It is recommended that you take the Basic
Beginner Class before this, but it is not
mandatory. I do ask that your dog have a
solid sit/stay and down/stay before entering
this class (meaning that your dog can do a 5
minute sit or down stay, with various
distractions going on, with you across the
- This class refines what you have learned in
the Basic Beginner class and the Heel class,
putting it all together, and making for a well
mannered dog. At the end of each session I
will offer the AKC's Canine Good Citizen test
at no extra charge.
- This class is geared for those considering
competition obedience or just want that extra
precision. This class works on the skills
needed for a Novice Obedience title- heel on
leash and figure 8, stand for exam, heel off
leash, recall, 1 minute sit/stay, and a 3
- This class works on the skills needed for an
Open Obedience title- off leash heel and
figure 8, down on recall, retrieve on flat,
retrieve over the high jump, broad jump, 3
minute sit/stay with you out of sight, and a 5
minute down/stay with you out of sight.
- Email for availability of this class
- This class works on the skills needed for a
Utility Obedience title- hand signals, scent
discrimination, directed retrieve, moving
stand for exam, and directed Jumping.
- Email for availability of this class