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$ 800
Feb 2008
middleboro, ma
German Shepherd
Complete training for my three year old german shepherd  more... close row
$ 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
$ 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

Description of service

I paid for a private trainer to come to my house once a week for an hour-long lesson. The training program lasted six weeks. We worked on basic obedience commands (heel, sit, stay, down, and come), plus boundary training and a few behavioral issues (in my case, jumping, not coming when called, and barking). The price included a lifetime guarantee on my dog's training, plus a collar and a leash, so I did not have to purchase any extra equipment. I was able to pay the fee in three separate payments. The price was a flat fee, no matter how many lessons I needed. The trainer said that most people needed between 4 and 6 lessons, but that she would keep coming out until I was satisfied with my dog's behavior.

Review of Service

The quality of service I received was excellent. At the end of the training course, my dog was MUCH better behaved and listens to me 99% of the time -- and if he doesn't listen, I know how to work with him. I felt like the trainer really listened to my needs and concerns, and customized her training to fit both my personality and my dog's.


I called several dog trainers before I decided on this particular trainer. The price was a factor, but the trainer's availability (I needed evening appointments) and training methods also played a large part.

$ 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
$ 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