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I've been where you are.

Every dog trainer has to start somewhere, and usually, that "somewhere" is struggling with our own dogs to begin with! Many dog trainers start their careers by first "fixing" their own dogs. I understand this frustrating shift in your relationship with your dog because before I was a trainer, I experienced it myself! Here's what we can do to get your dog on the right track again. Click on a service to see it's details.

🐾 Training Evaluation


This evaluation allows the trainer to meet with you and to see your dog in person for the time before training occurs. This allows the trainer to see how much your dog already knows and what it still needs to learn. From there the trainer sits down with you and creates an individual training plan for you and your dog. These evaluations are typically around an hour in length sometimes shorter. - Evaluations are conducted for free of charge




πŸ§πŸ• In-Person Training


- $450 for 6 weeks at Heart of Dixie Dog Training - $750 for 6 weeks for In-Home In-Person training is obedience training in a one-on-one setting for an hour per week. During these lessons the individual training plan that was created during the training evaluation is implemented. The trainer will demonstrate how to teach your dog whatever command is being worked on, allow you to practice and ask questions. Then after the lesson you will practice on your own at home with your dog between lessons. Our training uses positive reinforcement based methods to train dogs. The most common items used to train are food, toys, pet, and praise. ​ Commands taught for beginner obedience: - Come (Recall) from up to 6ft - Sit - Down - Place - Intro to loose leash walking - Off - Behavioral Marker Words (Good, Yes, No, Free)




🐾 Behavior Modification


- Price is based upon evaluation and the severity of the problems your dog is having. Assume that the cost will be more exppensive than regular training with a dog with no behavioral issues. Let's face it sometimes a dog needs more help than others in life. Having just obedience training alone sometimes doesn't fix what is going on with our dog. This is way behavior modification training is important in addition to obedience training in order to get a dog back on the right path. We use under threshold positive reinforcement based methods like counter-conditioning, desensitization, Differential Reinforcement of β€œOther” Behavior (DRO), Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT), or Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT) methods in order to help change the dog's behavior. Behavior Modification training can be In-Person Training, Board and Train, or a hybrid of both based on the trainer's recommendation.




🐾 Behavior Consultation


- $125 per hour for In-Home conultations - $75 per hour at Heart Of Dixie Dog Training Is your dog good with obedience commands but you are still having issues with them? Such as stealing food, digging, excessive barking, nipping, jumping and the list goes on. Perhaps there is a certain issue going on between multiple dogs in the household that you can't quite figure out and you need a professional to help give you guidance and help you troubleshoot the problem. Providing you with solutions so that you can have balance in your household again. Then this consultation is what you are looking for.




πŸ’‰ Vaccine Requirements


Any dog attending training for any program must be up to date on all core vaccines E.g. Rabies, DHPP which normally includes (Canine Parvovirus, Distemper, Canine Hepatitis). For dogs that will be attending a board and train program a Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine IS REQUIRED prior to the start of training. Please plan ahead if your dog needs a Bordetella vaccine because sometimes it is given initially and then again 3 weeks after the initial. Also highly encouraged for board and train since my location is rural. Consider having your dog vaccinated for Leptospirosis (this illness can be spread from the urine of wildlife and is zoonotic meaning it can be transmitted from dog to human). If you are needing to get your dog a DHPP to be up-to-date. Then ask your veterinarian to give your dog the DHPP w/ Lepto vs. just a DHPP vaccine. A copy of your dog's up-to-date vaccine record needs to be provided prior to the first lesson or prior to drop-off for board and train.





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