Vet Tech Coach Services
Vet Tech Coach hours are M-F 7am – 3pm
Behavioral Consulting | $250
Multiple dog issues (like in home fighting) that require behavior modification of multiple dogs is a $150 additional charge for each dog and likely will require a 2 1/2 hour appointment.
A behavioral consultation involves a 1 1/2 – 2 hour meeting with me and your entire family, including the pet(s). Before the meeting there is an in-depth questionnaire that will need completed by you. Once you return it to me, I will review it and then contact you about setting up an appointment. The questionnaire allows me the opportunity to learn about the issues, to get a feel for what daily life is like and the routines of the household. In the first half of our meeting, we will formulate a treatment plan together, based on your goals and expectations for your pet and based on what the dog may or may not be capable of. This is done together so that everyone in the home agrees and can participate in the plan to make the problem better. The treatment plan will be set up in chronological sequence and I will have additional reading materials for specific training patterns that may need to be done. The second half of the appointment we will spend working, implementing some initial training requirements to reach your goals. People always ask me, “Can you fix my dog?” I don’t pretend to work miracles. Likely the issues you are having with your pet have been going on for quite some time and there isn’t a person that can fix that permanently in a 2hr visit. Behavior problems take time to develop and behavior modification takes time and patience to implement. My job is to coach you and your family so that you can reach the goals you have for your pet.
Saturday appointments are available for an additional $50 for each session.
Skype/Facetime Consulting | $75/hr
This service is helpful for people that live out of my service area but that still would like help with their pet. It is also useful for families with challenging work schedules or families that have a pet that acts very different in the presence of visitors. It can be a good starting point but also can be a great option for follow up appointments as well.
Email Consulting | $15
This is a service that includes up to 5 response emails in regards to a training question, training issue, behavioral issue or possibly a medical question. Reserved for people who want to learn more about a particular topic but don’t need a consult, clients that may not be in my area, or ongoing behavioral issue that you may be struggling with. This will not be charged to my ongoing behavior or training cases, as they have access to me as they need.
Follow up visits/training | $75/hr or 3 sessions for $200
There are times that follow up visits are necessary. Follow up appointment reassure you that you are on the right path, they tweak technique, they can help me observe small changes in your pet that indicate we are going in the right direction and they can allow for changes in parts of the treatment plan that might not be working. Since behavioral modification is multi level, we can’t tackle every single issue at the first appointment. We first focus on the most pressing issues and move forward as the dog learns each level. Follow up trainings are primarily used for additional issues that need focus but are further down the road based on where the dog is at the time of the first visit. They are most helpful in continuing you on your journey.
Obedience training is basic manners for your dog. Sit, down, stay, loose-leash walking, stand, tricks, go to your mat to name a few. This is not limited to the above. These sessions can be specific to one problem dog behavior, like jumping up or pulling on the leash, or rushing through doorways. The goals of each session is up to you.
Personal Dog Day Training
Sold in 4 week packages only, all appointments must be pre-approved and pre-scheduled.
$500/2 DAYS A WEEK TRAINING
$700/3 DAYS A WEEK TRAINING
This is for pre-approval. An education plan will be put in place so short term and long term goals are measured and met. This is a service in which I come to your home, while you’re at work, preform the required training and leave you a follow up report (and video when appropriate) about what we worked on that day and what you will need to do between visits. Could be anything from basic obedience to dog reactivity on leash.
Boarding | $50/day
UPDATE: There are no 2017 summer boarding dates available. May 29, 2017 – August 19, 2017
This is an option available to select clients and dogs. I have children in my home as well as other dogs and a cat. I board puppies and dogs in my home, as a member of our family, that are reliable under most circumstances. I am unable to board dogs with aggression issues of any kind. Any dog currently on a underground shock containment system is automatically disqualified from boarding in my home. Any dog trained with shock, choke, prong or other painful equipment is automatically disqualified from boarding in my home. This service must be pre-approved and scheduled by me pending availability. I will only take 1-2 extra dogs at any 1 time so each dog gets the special care you are paying for. A discount of $10 is offered for 2 dogs coming from the same home, so it is $60/day. I charge the daily rate per day they are in my home regardless of pick up and drop off times.
2017 HOLIDAY BOARDING RATE DATES: $100/day
All National Holidays, February 15, October 13, November 22 & 23, November 30, Christmas eve, Christmas, New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Please note: there are dates on that calendar that are not national reserved holidays but possibly important days for our family. Also, I do not train on those days but those dogs here for training will be charged the $100/day as well.
Board and Train | $75/day
UPDATE: There are no 2017 summer boarding dates available. May 29, 2017 – August 19, 2017.
The same rules apply as regular boarding except I am able to have 1 total hour of training with your dog each day. This is perfect for puppies that still need potty training/manners training. Any puppy under 6 months of age will need this fee as they are typically still potty training and need to go out at night. Those puppies will also receive manners training while they are here. Again, this service must be pre-approved and scheduled by me, pending availability. All holiday dates listed above apply at the rate of $100/day with no training on those days.
Pet Pick Up/Drop Off $20
This is for the busy client that needs me to pick up their pet or drop their pet after boarding or for a veterinary procedure. I can bring your pet home to you and have them waiting for you when you return from your trip, with a wagging tail and plenty of licking for an appropriate homecoming. This can also be used if your dog needs to go to the veterinarian for some reason while in my care, a recheck, update of vaccinations, etc.
In Home Medical Care
This service is for animals needing some medical care that may be beyond what you feel comfortable doing. This is also available for patients who need medical care while you are out of town. This can include: Giving oral medication, giving fluids at home, injections or other medical procedures. This can also be used for things like nail trims for the pet that doesn’t do well going to the vet office.
School/Therapy Dog Visits | Free
This is a FREE service for things like career day, or dog bite preventions education.