Dog Training

Augie and Friends believes that positive interaction through play, training and clear communication are the key to a long lasting bond between human and dog.

Augie and Friends specializes in the following dog training issues:

  • Pulling on leash
  • Jumping
  • Nipping
  • Barking
  • Destructive behavior
  • Fearfulness
  • Escaping
  • Coming when called
  • Ignoring commands
  • General Training
  • Puppy training
  • Housetraining
  • Excessive shyness

All training packages are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual dog and owner. After all, no two dogs are the same! For specific problems like aggression, barking, escaping, etc… please call Vicki to discuss a tailored training program.

In Home Dog Training

Keep your dogs’ training current and FUN!

Your dog is trained in your home during the week while you are away at work, then we meet for a transfer session where you learn what is needed to maintain the dog’s training. Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Addressing your individual dog behavior issues (barking, jumping, aggression, digging, etc)
  • Pulling on leash
  • Training (Come, Wait, Leave It, Drop It, Sit, Down, Stand)
  • Incorporating training into your daily life
  • Behaving inside the house
  • Meal time manners
  • Teaching your dog to be ‘calm’

This package is customized to deal with your individual dog issues and will differ from person to person.

Private sessions are available for $75 per hour or a package of five lessons for $350, a value of $375. Four training sessions a week are recommended for optimal training.

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In Home Puppy Training

Start things off on the right track!

My private Puppy Training Program is for puppies over eight weeks of age. The purpose of the program is to educate you on the basics of puppy behavior, and how to communicate with your puppy in positive and fun ways that build a loving bonded relationship. I train your puppy in your home during the week while you are at work, then I meet for a transfer session to pass along the information you will need to maintain the puppy’s training.

Can include the following areas:

  • Housetraining
  • Nipping
  • Introducing puppies and children
  • Excessive Shyness
  • Fearfulness
  • Chewing
  • Jumping
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Training (Come, Wait, Leave It, Drop It, Sit, Down)
  • Pulling on Leash (confronting distractions)
  • Introduction to calm behavior inside your house

This package is customized to deal with your individual pup issues and will differ from dog to dog.

Private sessions are available for $75 per hour or a package of five lessons for $350, a value of $375. Four training sessions a week are recommended for optimal training.

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New Puppy” Counseling

A one or two hour in home session that provides a basic introduction to living with a puppy and managing puppy issues! Can include the following areas:

  • Housetraining
  • Nipping
  • Introducing puppies and children
  • Jumping
  • Separation anxiety
  • Limited Training (Come, Wait, Sit, Down, Stand)

Private sessions are available for $75 per hour.

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Our Promise

We will do everything possible to make all scheduled visits. In the event of forces beyond our control (i.e. earthquakes, fallen trees, flooding) where we cannot safely access your home, we do not guarantee services and will contact you immediately.

 


Miscellaneous Fees

 

Holidays*:
$40 (daily surcharge)

Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walks — cost of walk, full credit with 3 days notice.
Drop-In Pet Sitting Visits — 50% non-refundable deposit
Overnight Care — 50% non-refundable deposit

*Holidays Include: Martin Luther Jr. Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

Referrals
We will give you $30 in credit towards a future visit for each person you refer to Augie and Friends that becomes a client.