Denver Dog Training Services
Step One: Assessment
A first meeting focused on gathering information about the reason you're looking for training. Some issues, particularly those that can be solved with management or further understanding of the behavior, may potentially be addressed in one assessment. If skills training is required, the information gathered will be used to create a personalized training plan for your situation to work through in future sessions.
Assessments may be done virtually using Zoom or FaceTime. Please be able to move with the camera to give a tour of the home, as this is critical for developing management solutions. These are ideal if the dog has behaviors that wouldn't happen with someone new in the home or is reactive to humans.
A 90-minute meeting focused on creating a full-scope understanding of the current situation. The priority during the initial assessment is gathering information about current and past behavior, related factors, daily lifestyle of the human and dog, potential safety risks, and ideal goals. We then discuss why the dog is displaying undesirable behaviors, and/or paths forward towards goals. Finally, we cover management solutions to reduce unwanted behaviors immediately to set you and your pup up for success.
Initial assessments are used to create a solid framework of the dog's behavior to work from. While introductions with the dog are exciting and fun, it is ideal to start without the dog present during information gathering so we can focus and be able to communicate clearly. This allows us to get on the same page about what's going on, what we're aiming for, and how we're getting there. Training plans will use this information to target the specific needs and unique circumstances of your household to make sure future lessons are efficient and effective, and that the skills we target will work best for your situation.
In Person - $200
Virtual - $180
Step Two: Training
Information from the assessment is used to create a training plan tailored to your dog, home, lifestyle, and situation to be sure our time together is efficient and effective. All training is done in-home or in a public space to allow the dog to remain confident while being challenged. After each lesson with me, pawrents will receive a follow-up document reviewing what was covered and any relevant reference material necessary.
Training has a base rate of $120/hour, with discounts available for nearby neighbors and with lesson packages. Please review our Policies page if you have any questions about expectations, cancellations, or refunds.
Hour long consultations working directly with a certified professional dog trainer. Give feedback on what's working or not working to adjust your personalized training plan. Learn how to teach your dog a new skill or make a known skill stronger, and receive guided homework that will direct daily practice with your dog until the next lesson. Receive adjustment prompts for body language, physical mechanics, and situational awareness to not just train your dog, but to do it like a pro!
A certified professional dog trainer comes to your home to work one-on-one with your dog! 2-4 shorter in-home visits during the week, followed by an hour-long transfer session with the pawrent(s) to relay progress and teach important concepts and skills. This "done for you" style of training allows a professional to teach the dog skills more quickly and efficiently, but still relies on regular transfer sessions to teach the pawrent about how and when to use the skills in real-life situations.
Step Three: Maintenance
Congratulations on successfully making it through the training plan and achieving your goals! Now that you understand your dog's behavior, have taught them necessary skills, and can implement them when needed, you can live your best lives together! However, as our lives and schedules change, new behaviors may pop up seemingly without cause. Fuzzles Dog Training offers continued support for clients who have completed their training plan through discounted monthly or bi-monthly sessions meant to address any concerns that may arise.