August 27, 2013

Private Dog Training

Thank you so much for your interest in training with Trust Your Dog Training. At this time I’m not taking any private clients for behavioral modification or basic manners. I hope to resume training services when I can commit to my clients after my children are able to attend school full time.

In the meantime, if you’re in need of excellent trainers in the Fort Collins area check out the following trainers:
Summit Dog Training
NoCo Unleashed
K9 Wisdom

Remote Online Training

Remote Online Training is very similar to in-person training but there are a few extra benefits. We will meet in a Zoom Chat at our session time. If it’s an initial consultation we’ll discuss the intake form in-depth and all behavioral problems and goals that you and your dog have. I’ll offer management solutions to help you out immediately as well as help you set some training goals. I’ll also talk you through some training exercises to get you started in the right direction.


  • If your dog has anxiety, fear, or aggressive behavioral problems they won’t be stressed by my presence. This will allow us to introduce a novel person (me) AFTER they’ve developed some better coping strategies through training and management.
  • You don’t have to clean your house. I don’t care if there is laundry on the couch and it’s quite possible I won’t even know unless that’s how you have the computer angled ;-).
  • You’ll get all the same great attention to detail that occurs in a normal session.
  • After your session, you’ll get a full recording of your session so you can look back on it for any details you might have forgotten. This is in addition to written notes that you’ll get from me as well.

Puppy Training

Whether you’re struggling with a new puppy or just want professional help this is the consult for you! I will cover everything from socialization needs, exercise needs, enrichment needs, good home set up, and early training for your puppy in this session. It is tailored to fit your needs.

Basic Manners Training

This training addresses basic manners and behaviors to fit your individual needs for dogs older than 6 months of age. With this service your dog will learn skills such as sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking, polite greetings and much more. Some minor behavioral issues such as potty training, chewing, and puppy play biting may also be addressed.

Behavior Modification

Behavior modification is different from basic training. Behavior modification addresses more serious issues such as reactivity towards people or dogs, fear, separation anxiety, resource guarding and body handling issues. The biggest difference between training these behaviors and basic manners is that with the behavioral modification you are addressing an emotional state within the dog.

Pricing for ALL Private Training Sessions:

  • Initial 90 Minute Consultation Session: $175
  • Individual 60 Minute Follow-Up Sessions: $125
  • Travel Fee: $20 / session if traveling farther than 20 miles from Fort Collins town center.

Included in each initial consultation you can expect 90 minutes of one on one attention, a complete behavioral history to be taken, to get started with training, to discuss and be shown management strategies, a written report, and email support. Additionally, I will communicate with any necessary professionals that are also caring for your dog so we can work together to improve your family’s quality of life.


  • Silver Package – 3 Sessions: $337.50 (3 individual 60 minutes follow up sessions. Must first complete the 90-minute initial consultation – that’s 10% savings)
  • Gold Package – 6 Sessions: $637.50 (6 individual 60 minutes follow up sessions. Must first complete the 90-minute initial consultation- that’s 15% savings)

Follow up sessions run 60 minutes and build upon what was covered in the initial consultation. Between sessions, you will be responsible for training with your dog to ensure continued learning and progress.

*When addressing behavioral problems it is very important to remain consistent. Follow-up appointments should be scheduled at least 1-2 weeks after the previous session to encourage progress.