Training – David is a professional trainer and certified graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy who believes in positive reinforcement training methods. He is experienced in teaching group classes as well as private, in-home training. David will make it fun for your dog to learn basic obedience skills such as sit, stay, recall, down, leave it, and loose leash walking. He can also help with problem behaviors including jumping, barking, digging, nipping and door manners. His special focus is on leash reactivity and dog aggression cases – David has coached many frustrated owners to help them better manage and heal their reactive dogs.
Private Sessions – David comes to your location to assess your dog, create a plan and provide customized training in your home and surrounding environment. After each session you will receive a training recap with detailed notes and homework exercises. Email support is also included. Cost: $90 per hour.
Cranky Canine package – this set of 5 private sessions is designed for dogs that display reactivity or aggression on leash towards other dogs or people. Does your dog bark, lunge or growl on leash? This series was designed for you. Learn how to properly support and manage your dog out in the real world, along with critically important desensitization and counter conditioning protocols to improve your dog’s behavior. David will bring helper dogs so you and your dog can practice and refine the training skills necessary to make taking your dog our in public enjoyable again. Cost: $350
Running – This service involves pacing your pup through a vigorous 1-hour running adventure. Like all good pacers, we make sure the dogs get water and rest breaks when appropriate. The distance is usually 4 to 7 miles, depending on the fitness level or your dog and the current weather conditions. If a new dog can’t initially run for a full hour, we break up the session with periods of walking and slowly build up their endurance. A run recap with statistics is provided to the owner after each workout.
Running Rate: $32 per session (purchased in packages of 6, 8 or 10). Extra dog +$8
Walking – Have a trained walker with excellent loose leash walking skills be taking your dog out on walks . Here we ease up the pace and take your pup on a purposeful stroll around the neighborhood for 25 to 30 minutes. During the outing they enjoy fresh air, bathroom breaks and sniffing out their territory.
Walking Rate: $18 per outing, extra dog +$3