training programs

While the Initial Session is based in discussion and information-gathering, Training Programs are much more hands-on and give us the opportunity to put some of the things we've already learned into practice! Additionally, the single hour of an Initial Session is usually not enough time for us to accomplish everything we'd like to accomplish with you and your SideKick; therefore, Training Programs are designed to pick up the slack to reach your goals and address each of your concerns!

Based on some common difficulties and goals, I've put together a few Training Programs that include behaviors, exercises, tools, and techniques that I've used with other folks and their SideKicks; take a peek at them below!

Notes:

  • Any Training Program can be modified and customized further - and often are. This includes modifying the programs to be a mix of in-person and remote sessions, depending on your preferences (costs below are based on all in-person sessions).

  • The techniques, tools, and exercises I teach and use are also flexible, depending on what may be the best fit for the dog and the people!

  • Payment plans to spread the investment out over multiple payments are available upon request.

INTRO TO TRAINING

01

Best paw forward

This Training Program was designed specifically for puppies 8 weeks to 20 weeks - one of the most crucial and best times to begin training with your puppy SideKick! This program focuses on key puppy skills and provides an introduction to basic dog manners to help your puppy SideKick become a happy, comfortable, and confident member of society! This Training Program includes:

  • The Best Paw Forward Booklet – a compilation of step-by-step instructions, information, tips, and ideas for putting your SideKick’s best paw forward!

  • Two (2) socialization field trips - mini sessions held outside your home (a park, a trail, etc.) to practice socialization and put skills we've learned to the test out "on the road."

  • An electronic Training Log (Microsoft Word document) to keep track of homework, practice sessions, successes and progress, areas of improvement between sessions, etc.

  • A SideKick Starter Kit, which includes a bag of training treats, a handy treat pouch, and a clicker!

  • Exclusive access to a collection of resources, articles, videos, links, etc. in the Client Portal!

  • A "client for life" guarantee - unlimited, lifetime email support for anything that comes up before, during, and after in-person sessions.

  • Seven (7) total hours/sessions, including the socialization field trips

 

Cost: $845.00

02

Intro to Training

This program is, by far, the most popular that I offer and is mostly for dogs with no, very little, or unknown training experience! This program was designed to give you and your SideKick a solid introduction to the basics of dog manners. This Training Program includes:

  • Step-by-step instructions for each exercise and behavior we work on after each training session.

  • Handouts that include additional tips and ideas for managing and preventing behavior issues.

  • Two (2) field trips - mini sessions held outside your home (a park, a trail, etc.) to practice the skills we've learned "on the road."

  • An electronic Training Log (Microsoft Word document) to keep track of homework, practice sessions, successes and progress, areas of improvement between sessions, etc.

  • A SideKick Starter Kit, which includes a bag of training treats, a handy treat pouch, and a clicker!

  • Exclusive access to a collection of resources, articles, videos, links, etc. in the Client Portal!

  • A "client for life" guarantee - unlimited, lifetime email support for anything that comes up before, during, and after in-person sessions.

  • Six (6) total hours/sessions, including the two field trips

Cost: $745.00

03

Reactive Rover

Sometimes our SideKicks have over-the-top reactions on walks that are difficult to manage or are plain concerning. It is not impossible to work with this behavior, though! This Training Program aims to teach you and your SideKick behaviors that are alternatives to that over-reactive response and change your SideKick's opinions of the things that encourage those over-the-top reactions (strangers, other dogs, cars, bikes, etc.). This program includes:

  • Detailed instructions for each of the techniques and tools we use in our sessions.

  • An electronic Training Log (Microsoft Word document) to keep track of homework, practice sessions, successes and progress, areas of improvement between sessions, etc.

  • A SideKick Starter Kit, which includes a bag of training treats, a handy treat pouch, and a clicker!

  • Exclusive access to a collection of resources, articles, videos, links, etc. in the Client Portal!

  • A "client for life" guarantee - unlimited, lifetime email support for anything that comes up before, during, and after in-person sessions.

  • Eight (8) total hours/sessions, including at least two field trips - mini sessions held outside your home (park, trail, pet-friendly store, etc.)

Cost: $945.00

04

custom training program

If one of the above Training Programs doesn't fit your needs or your SideKick's needs, we can build a Custom Training Program together. A Custom Training Program is exactly that: custom! We are able to pick and choose any behaviors, exercises, or cues you'd like to learn or work on! The cost of the Training Program is, then, dependent on those goals and/or concerns. All Custom Training Programs, regardless of what exercises and behaviors we learn, include the following:

  • An electronic Training Log (Microsoft Word document) to keep track of homework, practice sessions, successes and progress, areas of improvement between sessions, etc.

  • A SideKick Starter Kit, which includes a bag of training treats, a handy treat pouch, and a clicker!

  • Exclusive access to a collection of resources, articles, videos, links, etc. in the Client Portal!
  • A "client for life" guarantee - unlimited, lifetime email support for anything that comes up before, during, and after in-person sessions.

 

Cost: Varies

Questions? Send me a message for more info!

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