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Private Lessons/
Behavioral Counseling

Looking for one-on-one sessions customized to your goals and schedule? We offer a variety of options.

What to expect: Whether in-home or in-facility, your first lesson generally lasts 1.5 to 2 hours and includes an evaluation of your dog, goal setting, and starter exercises. To get a thorough understanding of your dog, we ask a lot of questions! The remainder of your lessons are about an hour each and are a mixture of discussion, exercises and, where warranted, field trips to make sure we achieve your goals.

Payment options: Cash, check, charge, Apple Pay. Payment plans available (see below).

IN-HOME LESSON PACKAGES*

  • 6 lessons/$585. If you have a new dog that needs “everything,” or you have one or more dogs with challenging behavior issues or behaviors only displayed at home, this is a good choice. Everything is custom-tailored for you and your dog(s).
    • Payment Plan option: 4 payments of $150 (total $600)^
  • 3 lessons/$335. These lessons are for dogs who have had some basic obedience already, but still need help with behavioral and/or training issues.
    • Payment Plan option: 3 payments of $115 (total $345)^

IN-FACILITY LESSON PACKAGES

  • 6  lessons/$420. Bring your dog to any of our teaching locations. Also custom-tailored to your dog(s), these lessons are good for teaching new behaviors and/or fixing problems.
    • Payment Plan option: 4 payments of $107.50 (total $430)^
  • 3 lessons/$245. These lessons are for dogs who have had some basic obedience already, but still need help with behavioral and/or training issues.
    • Payment Plan option: 3 payments of $84 (total $252)^

You can also choose to mix in-home and in-facility lessons! Ask for details.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Daycare training at Paws & Effect Doggie Day Camp. We train for you! Click here for more.
  • Behavior evaluations: In-home $75*; in-facility $50
  • Phone consultations: 30 minutes $35; 60 minutes $60
  • Video reviews (Mac-compatible only): $50/hour

 Please contact us for more information about any of the above services.

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*Note: In-home lessons are available only to those within 30 minutes’ travel from Cleveland Hopkins Airport.

^Payment Plan Details:
• Time slots available at our Middleburg Hts., Rocky River and Olmsted Twp. locations
• Credit card information is filed with CP-HIP, which will charge your card for three or four equal payments, depending on plan.
• Payments will be processed at the first session, then 30 days later, 60 days later (3-payment) and 90 days later (4-payment).
• A processing fee of no more than 3% is included in each payment.
• Plans are available for in-facility or in-home private lessons only.

 

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