Private Lessons
Behavior modification is for dogs with behaviors that cause problems and that the owner
wants to change. All behavior modification clients are required to
do a starter package that
3 sessions.
  • The first session is an evaluation, the development of a plan, and teaching the first
    exercises. This session takes from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  • The second session is a follow up of practiced exercises, evaluation of the first behavior
    changes, and teaching of more exercises. It generally lasts 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • The third session rounds up and teaches how to continue from there as well as
    evaluates if more sessions are needed. It takes 1 to 1 1/2 hour.

Some dogs and owners are fine to continue the work on their own after this, depending on
the issues and severity, while others continue with
regular sessions.

The behavioral modification starting package is $250 ($230).
I offer private sessions. These may take place at your house or at some other pre-arranged
place that is relevant to the problems or behaviors you need to get a grip on.

Phone and e-mail consultations to determine what
kind of lessons would be appropriate are
Basic training is relevant for dogs of all ages, from a few weeks old to seniors adjusting to
the changes of age, and designed according to individual needs
. A session is one hour.

A regular session (1 hour) is $50 ($45) or 5 sessions for $230 ($210)
send e-mail
(208) 860-5919
Contact me at:
Get a Grip
Companion dog training
All clients will be asked to
sign a Contract and a
Liability & Release form. You
can access them from the
Forms page.

You are welcome to print
them and start filling them
out ahead of our first

Behavioral clients will be
asked to fill out a more

It is preferable that I have
the finished questionnaire
before we meet and it can
be mailed, e-mailed as a
document, or sent as photos.
Pre-adoption/pre-purchase consultations.
Want to get advice before deciding what dog to get and/or bringing
it home so you can avoid foreseeable problems? Consultations are a
minimum of an hour but as long as needed.

A consultation is $25 pr. hour.
Recent adopters (3 months), retirees, and people on disability get a discount.

Payment is expected at the first session. Check, cash, PayPal
, Venmo, and Chase
/Zelle are accepted.
Train-Maintain is for those that don't have the time or the inclination to do all the training
of their dog themselves.
I train your dog and you maintain the new skills by occasionally using
and practising them. You will still need to be involved a bit in the training process by
participating in a lesson here and there so I can teach you how to get your dog to do the new

You are welcome to call and hear whether the behaviors your want your dog to learn are
appropriate for T-M training. Basic obedience is the typical kind, but other training may be
relevant, too.

Train-Maintainand sessions are more intense for the dog than
those that involve the owner.
They last an hour
and include mental breaks as needed.

Train-Maintain sessions are $45 ($40).
A package of 10 sessions is $410