Private Dog Training with Karen

Please contact Karen at 617-413-1510 to schedule an appointment. I am offering remote video  training sessions. 

My intent is always to balance, enhance and strengthen your relationship with your dog. I have over 25 years of hands on experience working with all types of pups,dogs and their families. 

Regardless of whether you have a new puppy, any age adult dog, rescue dog or a dog with serious behavior problems, I can help you with your dog.

Using positive reinforcement modification techniques, I will teach you to manage your dog safely while I teach and instruct you to replace the bad moments of behavior with good moments of behavior from your dog.
I will explain and demonstrate and give you experienced, humane techniques to start building  foundation behaviors for pups/dogs starting as early as 8 weeks of age.

Service Descriptions and Fees

Remote video consult/training sessions are available.                              Any of the training sessions can be at your home, out and about or at the training center located at 275 Oak St in Pembroke 

Puppy Primer Pkg pups under 20 wks

private 6 hours  $660

Additional packages if purchased within 30 days of initial pkg is  completed start at 6 hrs for $600

If you wish to purchase sessions individually rather than the package price

Pups under 20 wks. $120/hr. $25/15 min additional over the hr.    

 Adolescent Behavior Pkg Private (dogs over 20 wks.) 6 sessions $ 940

 First session 90 minutes then the subsequent sessions 60 minutes

 Additional pkg can be purchased at $440/4 one hr sessions if purchased within 45 days of last session

Adolescent Individual Private session (over 20 weeks)   

               $155/ hr. $30/15 min additional over the hour

Behavior Consult/Evaluation $680      

Karen will provide education and training if your dog is showing:

Aggression toward people.
Aggression toward dogs or other animals.
Household behavior problems, such as excessive barking or digging.
Destructive behaviors.
Undesirable behaviors, such as jumping or nipping.
Attachment or separation anxiety (mild to moderate) and related problems.
Shy or fearful behaviors.
Resource guarding issues.
House training problems.                                        

             What To Expect During A Dog Behavior Consultation:
Karen will email you a questionnaire prior to your initial appointment which must be filled out and returned to her 48 hrs prior to the first appointment. This is to include a very detailed history of your dog’s behavior problems. While at the first session Karen will be asking additional questions while observing your dog’s behavior and the interaction of your dog with family members. The first follow up session will be booked at least 7 to 10 days after the initial visit where Karen will go over her management ,environmental enrichment recommendations and behavior modification plan.   The ability and  willingness to provide consistency along with patience while managing and implementing  the training plan from all people having contact with the dog is crucial to a successful outcome. There is not always an upward trajectory of success. You must understand that changing the person’s behavior ALONG with the dogs behavior is important and may have many ups and downs along the path to successful outcomes. 
Depending on your family’s needs, Karen will suggest on-going training instruction which can be purchased as a package of 4,8 ,12 or 16 sessions. Pricing starts at $700 and sessions are 60 to 90 minutes in length and include phone call support between sessions.

The behavioral issues Karen frequently consults on may include general fear-aggression, dog-dog issues, remedial socialization, issues between dogs and children, and a variety of other behavioral issues which could require anything from management to intensive desensitization and counter conditioning.

Behavior Modification pkg of Four sessions $640  After initial evaluation and 2 follow ups 

Cancellation and rescheduling policy for all private appointments:

A $50 charge or loss of training time will be incurred for all cancelled appointments without 24-hour notice.

 Family Paws Parent Education Sessions

Dogs and Storks/Babies & Dogs & Toddlers

Private sessions     Initial session $249/90 minute

Karen also offers a group class  

Dogs & Babies or Dogs & Toddlers Presentations

at your facility or at her location in Pembroke

(pricing varies by number of attendees)