A dog can never tell you what she knows from the smells of the world, but you know, watching her, that you know almost nothing. – Mary Oliver

Step 1: Speak! 15 min. phone support call: Free

This will cover the basics of your training questions or behavioral concerns. At the end of our conversation, a consultation/assessment will be scheduled to help us determine the next steps in achieving your training goals.

Step 2: Consultation/assessment: Call for pricing

During this comprehensive assessment of your dog’s behavior, health and training challenges, we’ll evaluate the right approach to get to the bottom your dog’s bothersome behaviors. We’ll then provide an individualized plan that sets both you and your dog up for success. Click here to see the topics covered. This offering is not required for Pawsitive Puppy Prep.

Step 3: Training Options: Day Training, Private In-Studio or In-Home Training, Group Classes or Small Group Semi-Private Training Class

Leadership is action, not position. – Donald H. McGannon

Day training

Offers you the peace of mind that your dog is receiving one-on-one instruction from a certified professional dog trainer (licensed and insured) while you are at work. End-of-session report cards keep you up to date on your dog’s progress. A transfer meeting shows you how to maintain what your dog has already learned. Follow-up sessions are scheduled to ensure your dog is maintaining his new skills and behavior. Day training is great choice for all stages of your dog’s life. Click here to learn training details.

Private in-studio or in-home training
Working directly with you and/or your family, we’ll provide the tools you’ll need to fine-tune your dog’s manners and/or behavior. Individualized attention gives you immediate feedback on your training goals and keeps you on track by improving and strengthening how you communicate with your dog. Click here to see the topics covered.

Group classes
Whether you are looking for puppy preschool, classes just for small breed dogs, or basic manners training, Faithful Friends offers people- and dog-friendly group class instruction. Effective, real-life, FUN, easy to understand exercises for you and your dog. Click here for training class descriptions, schedules, fees and information on how to register.

Small group semi-private training class 
Finding it hard to race off to a training class after work? Are your weekends packed with family commitments leaving you with little time to spare for training your dog? Faithful Friends offers people- and dog-friendly small group instruction at our training studio or in the comfort of your own home. Get 1, 2 or 3 friends together and we’ll create a class based on your goals. Click here for more information.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer

Day Training & Private One-On-One Training

Through customized training based on positive reinforcement methods in your home, you and your dog will have fun learning together in a comfortable and familiar setting before taking it out into the big world!

Day training: This is a customized plan. Fee is based on number of sessions needed to meet your goals established during the consultation/assessment. Your dog is trained while you are at work!

  • 1 week program: $550 + tax. Includes 3 one-hour training sessions; daily report cards on your dog’s progress; informative training handouts; 1 transfer meeting to show you what your dog has learned and how to keep up the good work; 1 follow-up training session scheduled at the end of the program; one month of email and telephone support.*

*We also offer 2, 3 and 4 week programs.

Private Training:

1 hr. private training session: in-home $110 + tax; in-studio: $100 + tax. Convenient, one-on-one training in your home or in the training studio. Includes informative handouts and free email and/or telephone support. Multiple session packages available.

1/2 hr. private training session: $65 + tax or 45 minute private coaching session: $80 + tax. Time and topic specific for those who need additional guidance to address a particular behavior or problem.

Half-hour and 45 minute private training sessions available in-studio only.

A good trainer should make the training worthwhile to all. ~Bob Bailey

Puppy Prep©
For those thinking about a puppy in the future or have a new puppy at home

This is the ideal way to establish the foundation for a balanced and happy home environment for the newest member of your family. Learn the essentials of what your puppy needs during the most formative stages of his or her life!

  • Puppy development, learning, and behavior basics
  • Pleased to meet you! Why socialization is so vital
  • Using crates for short- and long-term confinement
  • The importance of learning bite inhibition
  • Establishing appropriate chewing habits
  • Creating a housetraining schedule
  • Vet visits, puppy handling, “The Zoomies” & more!

1 ½ hr. fun and informative in-home session: $175 + tax. Includes one free copy of Patricia McConnell’s The Puppy Primer, a written step-by-step preparation plan, and one month of free email and/or telephone support.

We operate from the meaning of the word. They have to go by pure sound recognition and memory. – Eileen Anderson

Puppy Priorities©

For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months.

Puppy Priorities© covers the fundamentals of beginning real-life manners and training, appropriate prevention of behavior problems, and all the essentials of early socialization do’s and don’ts.

  • People, Places & Things – socialization significance
  • The ABC’s of manners and basic training cues
  • Bite inhibition – My, what sharp teeth you have!
  • Oops…more housetraining tips and tricks
  • Crate training, nutrition, home alone and more!

Puppy Priorities© day training sessions: This is a customized plan. Fee is based upon number of sessions needed to meet your goals established during the in-home consultation/assessment. Your pup is trained while you are at work and gets a potty break!

  • 1 week program: $550 + tax. Includes 3 one-hour training sessions; daily report cards on your pup’s progress; informative training handouts; 1 transfer meeting to show what your puppy has learned and how to keep up the good work; 1 follow-up training session scheduled at the end of the program; one month of email and telephone support.*

*We also offer 2, 3 and 4 week programs.

1 hr. Puppy Priorities© private in-home $110 + tax or in-studio training sessions: $100 + tax. Convenient one-on-one training in your home or in our studio. Includes informative handouts and one month of free email and/or telephone support. Multiple session packages available.

1/2 hr. private training session at our training studio: $65 + tax or 45 minute private training session: $80 + tax. Time and topic specific for those who need additional guidance to address a particular behavior or problem.

Half-hour and 45 minute private training sessions available in-studio only.

All applicable taxes applied at time of service. Mileage fees may apply.

Believe in yourself, be the type of dog owner you want to be and you won’t need labels. – Dr. Roger Abrantes

Small Group Semi-Private Training Classes

Home School – Can Rover Come Over?!

Train your dog where you share most of your life together – in the comfort of your own home. But bring your friends! Or gather at a time that is convenient for you at our training studio. Small group instruction is a fun way to learn in the place where most of your dog’s behavior happens. Classes are tailored to your group’s goals and a schedule is created to fit with your busy lives. Everyone has time after class to socialize without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. Whether its puppy pre-school, classes just for small breed dogs, or basic manners and behavior, Faithful Friends offers people- and dog-friendly small group semi-private class instruction. Effective, real-life, easy to understand exercises that are relevant to you and your four-legged friend!

Click here for training class topics, fees and information on how to register.

Small group semi-private training classes can vary in length and price. Applicable taxes applied at time of registration.

Dogs are capable of amazing things as long the humans in their life are willing to be open and empathetic to the dog’s intrinsic nature, be patient, learn, and make decisions based on humane and non-violent approaches. – Drayton Michaels, Urban Dawgs and Pit Bull Guru