I offer free phone consultations to help you decide how you should proceed with your dog. In some cases, an in person evaluation may be best. I do not charge for this under most circumstances. There is no obligation to purchase training after a consultation or evaluation. Please understand that a travel fee is typically applied to future training sessions that require more than 1 hour of travel from Limington, Maine.
The Puppy Primer!
This is my most popular option for new puppy owners. With this program you lay a very solid foundation for your new puppy. I show you how to teach and practice all the basic commands (sit, down, place, come), and we can also start loose-leash walking. We can address unwanted behaviors. I’ll show you how to pattern the stuff you want your dog to do. I help you implement structure and get housebreaking under control. We discuss good strategies for socialization (it’s probably not at all what you think), and for engagement building. These skills will help you raise a dog that not only understands commands, but that finds you to be relevant so they will listen better and can function better out in the world. This includes four private sessions, a raised cot, and a prong collar or slip-lead for walking. This is suitable for puppies 8-20 weeks of age.
|The Puppy Primer||$297|
So, you got a dog. He’s sweet as can be. He’s a great companion 95% of the time. BUT, maybe some things have started to go off the rails a little bit. Is your dog pulling you all over the place on the walk? Acting like a maniac at the front door? Stealing food off the counters? Barking excessively? Maybe some aggression has begun to surface and he’s guarding food or even you. Maybe you have a wonderful dog that you’re beginning to realize needs some help. If any of these things are true for you then it’s time to rescue your relationship!
Wouldn’t it be nice to take a calm and peaceful walk? Wouldn’t it be nice to have your dog understand and respect you? To eliminate the chaos or the worry? Restore respect and trust to your relationship with this program which is geared toward eliminating problem behaviors and developing specific obedience behaviors that may be relevant to your goals. First, we will need to have a free consultation so I can answer your questions, and see if this is a good fit for you. Then we will have four private sessions focusing on the areas that will help you reach your desired goals. An e-collar, a prong collar, and a raised “place” cot are usually required for this program and will be provided for you! I will also give you continued phone and e-mail support for a full year after completion of the program! This is a value of nearly $1100! Fill out the contact form today to set up a free consultation to find out more.
Does your dog look at you like you’re speaking a foreign language? You probably are! Is your dog easily overstimulated, and unable to focus or even notice you’re there? Does your dog understand what you want, but they only listen under the right conditions? This is very common. This isn’t necessarily your dog being stubborn! In these sessions, I show you how to teach your dog what you want, and also that they should listen the first time you ask… regardless of distractions! This program is designed to achieve a broad range of general obedience at a high level of reliability. We use a high quality e-collar to add a new layer of communication with your dog. This really helps them understand our language by gently highlighting the COMMAND and the BEHAVIOR. Then, in the second phase of training, I show you how to begin holding your dog accountable for the behaviors we have taught them. This leads to off leash reliability, and a relationship that is almost always dramatically improved.
This program tends to be very convenient for people, as I come to you. This is very similar to our Relationship Rescue package, but includes more sessions and tools to allow us to more fully develop a variety of obedience behaviors. Private sessions are held at your home or in a public location depending on your needs. I will work with your dog and also with you. You just need to practice daily in between each of our sessions. With just a small investment of time each day, you could have a completely different dog in just six weeks!
If you want your dog to be able to comply with basic commands, walk nicely on a leash, come back when called, and have manners, this is the program for you. Most behavioral issues can also be addressed in this program. We typically teach ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘place’, ‘come’, and ‘heel’. ‘Out’, ‘quiet’, and crate training are also popular behaviors to teach. Adjustments can be made according to your individual needs. An e-collar, prong collar, raised cot, and long line are usually required for this program and will be provided for you. Don’t hesitate! Fill out the contact form today to get started, and finally have the relationship you want with your dog. This program also gives you one full year of support via phone/email and provides you with a value of over $1300!
Rock the Walk!
Is your dog always pulling you around on the leash? Maybe they even bark and lunge at other people and dogs, or are willing to choke themselves to chase a squirrel! If you are ready to enjoy the walk again, this is your chance.
Walking is a very primal activity for dogs and a great opportunity for bonding. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a dog that walks nicely by your side? Wouldn’t it be awesome to get rid of pulling, barking, lunging, leash biting, etc? You can finally take your dog out for a relaxing stroll!
This is something most people can accomplish very quickly with the right tools and leash handling skills. I have helped many people just like you improve their walk in minutes. I will provide you with a prong collar, appropriately sized for your dog, and I’ll teach you how to communicate with your dog through the leash and collar. I’ll provide you with 3-4 private sessions to ensure you have one-on-one, in person support to help you through any problem areas. You’ll get continued phone and e-mail support for six months following completion of the training ! That is a value of more than $600!
* Dogs presenting with severe leash reactivity may require more session time and tools, adding to the cost.
|Rock the Walk||$227|
Board & Train Options To Suit Your Needs !
I offer a couple of board and train options. These are ideal for people who want to give their dog the best start by having me do all the initial training and patterning for them for 7-14 consecutive days, and still having the in-person guidance of private sessions. There will still be a time commitment on the owner’s end when the dog returns home, but the hardest part is out of the way, and now it’s time to practice what everybody has learned, with my support and guidance. During your free consultation we can discuss if a board and train program is a good fit for you at this time. Payment plans are also available. Fill out the contact form now to get started!
| Do you feel overwhelmed by where to start training? Do you read a lot of conflicting information online about what you should be doing and how to do it? Does your new puppy have a lot of accidents in the house, mouth and nip a lot, or struggle with separation anxiety? If you want to get clear answers to your questions, lay a great training foundation right off the bat, and get ongoing support and guidance, this is a great package for you! This is for puppies 12 weeks or older. This option is also suitable for any adult dog that is pretty easy going and just needs to brush up on basic commands and manners, but for a higher level of reliability, particularly off leash, I recommend the Goal Digger package.
We will start teaching your dog “sit”, “down”, “place” and loose leash walking. It is important to understand that your puppy or dog will need a lot of practice and consistency when they return home. As with all programs, there will be a time commitment on your end. Minor behavioral issues are addressed in this program, but dogs needing more focus on STOPPING behaviors are better suited to programs with more time and tools.
I will provide you with 7-10 days of boarding and training for your dog ($1,000+ value), two private sessions with you and your dog ($194 value), a prong collar or slip lead, depending on the dog ($25 value),a raised cot ($35 value, and continued phone and e-mail support for six months following the training ($250 value)! That is a value of more than $1500!
|Price||$547 (includes 1 session w/owner)|
|Goal Digger Package|
| This option is great if your dog has been through our Blueprint Program, but you are ready to take it to the next level, or if you have a dog that is generally pretty well behaved, but would benefit from some professional obedience training. Maybe they just have a couple problem behaviors you wish you could figure out how to stop..If you’ve decided that you are ready to stop wasting precious time and finally improve your relationship with your dog, see your dog get more freedom, have your dog finally understand what you want and listen to you, this is a package that will keep delivering!
Imagine a dog that lies down when you ask, and they don’t move until you have given the go ahead! Imagine a dog that lies on their bed when guests arrive, and stays there until invited to greet everybody! What will it be like to take your dog out to the park, and when you call them, they immediately return to your side? Imagine those few nagging behavioral issues were a thing of the past! Fix common problems like reactivity, jumping, counter-surfing, playing keep-away, bad leash manners, etc. while also getting compliance with obedience commands. In just two short weeks your dog can learn these skills! It is important to understand that your dog will need a lot of practice and consistency when they return home. As with all programs, there will be a time commitment on your end. You will get two private sessions to show you how to maintain and advance the training at home and polish up any rough edges.
A prong collar, e-collar, long line, and raised cot ($250 value) are required for this program and are all provided for you! You also get continued support when needed via phone or e-mail for twelve full months ($500 value) after your dog returns home! It is important to me that my clients are successful. That’s why I provide you with this package, valued at over $2700 for only $1277! You won’t find a better price for top notch training.
I offer boarding for current and previous training clients only.
Private Sessions (pay as you go)
Private sessions are typically about one hour in duration. Individual sessions are designed for people who have a very simple and specific issue they want addressed. They are sometimes appropriate for people who want to train basic obedience if they already have the appropriate tools. The cost of tools, should they be needed, is not included in this price.
I am passionate about helping people win when it comes to their dog. Whether you just want your dog to learn that “sit” means “sit” or you are struggling with more serious issues, I offer lots of helpful advice and tips to common problems, obedience training, and behavior on several social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram. @DiamondK9DogTraining You can also find me on YouTube.