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the Cost of Dog Training

Age of Dog 
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$ 350
Mar 2008
Richlandtown, PA
Eight weeks of one-on-one training with behaviorist  more... close row
$ 25
May 2006
Portland, Oregon
Mixed Breed
Training for dog and owner  more... close row
$ 98
Apr 2007
Tucson, Az
Chow/Mastiff Mix
Trainer was difficult to work with  more... close row
$ 300
Sep 2007
Portland, ME
Jack Russell Terrier
Until now, aggression therapies have focused on the pathology of  more... close row
$ 500
May 2006
Alexandria, Virginia
Boston Terrier
Dog trainer to improve behavior  more... close row
$ 800
Feb 2008
middleboro, ma
German Shepherd
Complete training for my three year old german shepherd  more... close row
$ 180
Sep 2007
Indianapolis, IN
Shepherd mix
Basic command training for dog  more... close row
$ 465
Jan 2008
Phoenix, Arizona
Six weeks of private dog training  more... close row
$ 115
Oct 2008
Ocala, Florida
Yorkshire Terrier
Group dog training class was good value for the money  more... close row
$ 500
Sep 2007
Lancaster, AL
Golden Retriever
Golden retriever goes to dog training  more... close row
$ 99
Jul 2007
Chula Vista, CA
Labrador Retriever
Price for each level of dog training  more... close row

Description of service

I took my black Labrador Retriever through 3 different levels of obedience training (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced) over a period of 6 months. With the Beginner level, we learned simple commands such as uh-uh, sit, stay, down, drop it, leave it, take it. We also discussed house training, health, grooming, socialization, and loose leash walking. In the Intermediate course, we learned how to perform those commands with distractions and also learned how to heel, properly greet other dogs and people, and other commands such as "go to bed". The Advanced course was geared toward the preparation for taking the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. We practiced and perfected all 10 parts of the test.

Review of Service

The trainer we used was EXCELLENT. She had prior experience in handling guide dogs and also in dealing with dog aggression. With our work, we were able to pass the CGC test on the first attempt.


Obedience training is very important for any dog. I believe that it is just as important for the family. When your family is on the same page as far as training the dog and everyone acts in a consistent manner, obedience training will be much easier. If you have never been through any formal training, it is a good idea to go through a course with a professional. The quality of the trainer can make all the difference in the world. If possible, go and observe a training course taught by that particular trainer before you enroll in the course so that you can evaluate their methods and how they are able to work with the dogs.

$ 50
May 2007
Haddam CT
Pit Bull Lab Cross
One hour of in-home dog training  more... close row
$ 40
Oct 2007
coudersport, PA
German Shepherd
Six weeks clicker training for a dog  more... close row