Stonebriar Animal Behavior Fees--Effective 08/21

 

Phone/Video Consultation, 30-minute: $65

Phone/Video Consultation, 75-minute: $125

Phone/Video Consultation, (2) 75-minute: $225

Phone/Video Consultation, (4) 75-minute: $385

 


 

Single, 1-Hour Training Session: $95

2 Private Lessons:  $150     

4 Private Lessons:  $300

6 Private Lessons:  $450

8 Private Lessons:  $600

 

Competitive obedience and Rally-O: Package pricing above.

Pre/Beginner Novice, Novice, Retrieving 101, Open/CDX, Utility/UD, Beginners Rally-O, Advanced/Excellent Rally-O, Intro to Agility

 


 

Puppy Perfection Package: $750

Walk this Way, 4 lessons: $250

Screamin' Fast Recalls, 4 lessons:  $250

Tricks, 4 lessons: $250

Spot, Stay! 4 lessons: $250

Spot, Say Hello, 75 minutes: $85

 

 


 

Evaluations for AKC Star Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, Urban CGC, Trick Dog, AKC Virtual Home Manners Program: $35

 

Deposits: Beginning on September 15, 2021, all in-person training and behavior program bookings require a $50 non-refundable deposit.  It will be applied to the balance of your remaining fees at the conclusion of your first appointment.  

Cancellations: Please cancel your private appointment as soon as possible once you know that you cannot attend.  We will happily reschedule your appointment if cancellation is made 6 hours before your appointment time.  Cancellations after those times will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.  No shows without notice will be lose that session.  

Our Guarantee to You & Your Pet:

  • Superior Customer Service 
  • Trained, Expert Staff 
  • Commitment to Positive Reinforcement-based Training Methods 
  • Small Group Class Sizes for Maximum Individual Attention 
  • Customized Training Plans 
  • Commitment to Help Clients Seek Relief, Change, and Improvement of Problem Behavior  
  • Commitment to Excellence and to On-going Continuing Education 

We know that our clients need and expect results for their pet's most frustrating problem behaviors, and we do everything in our power to deliver those results.  However, we also understand that, in dog training, there are no quick fixes to behavior.  We recognize that a dog's response to behavior modification and training is the result of many factors--his previous experiences, breed, and the dog owner's ability to follow the behavior modifcation plan designed for them.  

We abide by our pledge to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers' Code of Ethics, section 6, which reads: “Members will refrain from giving guarantees regarding the outcome of training because there is no sure way to guarantee the cooperation and performance of all parties involved and because the knowledge of animal behavior is incomplete.”  The second part of APDT’s clause reads that the prohibition against behavior-based guarantees “...should not be confused with a trainer’s desire to guarantee client satisfaction with their professional services.”

FAQ's

Will you come to my home?  Unfortunately, we are not offering in-home dog training services currently.  We will continue in-home services on a limited basis for cats and horses.

Will you board my dog for training? We believe that successful training begins with training both the human and the dog.  Because we are always in training and management mode, most dogs learn very quickly here at the farm, but fall back into old habits once they return home.  We will teach you management, training, and enrichment skills for you and your pet to be successful!

Where is your farm?  Our farm in conveniently located at 240 N Hwy 113, Carrollton, GA.  We are just 8 miles south of I-20’s Exit 19.

 

Should my family attend class?  Yes!  Dogs learn the best through consistency.  We want everyone in your family to learn how to "speak dog" so that your dog can easily learn each lesson.  For families with younger children, we require that an extra grown-up attend class with them so that you can focus entirely on your pet.  

 

Can my child train our dog in class?  Yes, children over the age of 10 may handle your pet in our group classes with prior instructor consent.  A responsible adult must always be present.

Can I record my lesson?  Absolutely!  Your lesson is yours to record so that you can review the information and training techniques later, or even share it with family members who aren't able to come to class.

 

My dog doesn't care for other dogs.  What should we do? Dogs who don't care for other dogs begin their training with an on-farm consultation.  We will meet with you, obtain a thorough history, and evaluate your pet.  At the conclusion of our consult, we will give you our recommendation about which program is best for you.


My dog has bitten a person.  Can you help us?  For dogs displaying aggression directed at people, we may start with a video conference so that we can coach you through management, safety, identifying triggers to your pet’s aggression, and acclimating your pet to wearing a basket muzzle.  In addition to the written history and temperament evaluation, we may recommend additional medical screenings to ensure that your pet's aggression is not the result of an underlying disease process.  Once we have all the information, we will recommend a training program for you.  If we feel that your dog's behavior is beyond our capabilities, we will refer you to a veterinary behaviorist for additional help.


How do you feel about underground or "invisible" fences?
Stonebriar Animal Behavior does not recommend underground fence systems as a means of containment for your pet.  For a thorough discussion of the pros and cons of these fences vs traditional, barrier type fences, please visit our blog post on E-fences.  

 

Will you come to my home?  Unfortunately, we are not offering in-home dog training services currently.  We will continue in-home services on a limited basis for cats and horses.

Where is your farm?  Our farm in conveniently located at 240 N Hwy 113, Carrollton, GA.  

 

Should my family attend class?  Yes!  Dogs learn the best through consistency.  We want everyone in your family to learn how to "speak dog" so that your dog can easily learn each lesson.  For families with younger children, we require that an extra grown-up attend class with them so that you can focus entirely on your pet.  

Can my child train our dog in class?  Yes, children over the age of 10 may handle your pet in our group classes with prior instructor consent.  A responsible adult must always be present.

My dog doesn't care for other dogs.  What should we do? Dogs who don't care for other dogs begin their training with an on-farm consultation.  We will meet with you, obtain a thorough history, and evaluate your pet.  At the conclusion of our consult, we will give you our recommendation about which program is best for you.


My dog has bitten a person.  Can you help us?  For dogs displaying aggression directed at people, we may start with a video conference so that we can coach you through management, safety, identifying triggers to your pet’s aggression, and acclimating your pet to wearing a basket muzzle.  In addition to the written history and temperament evaluation, we may recommend additional medical screenings to ensure that your pet's aggression is not the result of an underlying disease process.  Once we have all the information, we will recommend a training program for you.  If we feel that your dog's behavior is beyond our capabilities, we will refer you to a veterinary behaviorist for additional help.


How do you feel about underground or "invisible" fences?
Stonebriar Animal Behavior does not recommend underground fence systems as a means of containment for your pet.  For a thorough discussion of the pros and cons of these fences vs traditional, barrier type fences, please visit our blog post on E-fences.   

 

I want to become a dog trainer.  Can you help? Are you interested in becoming a professional dog trainer?
More than 46 million American households own a dog -- more than any other animal, besting cats by about 7.4 million households. And, according to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spend an average of $53 billion per year on their pets, a number which has risen each year since the Great Depression. Training and behavior consulting expenses represent a significant investment for many dog owners.

Becoming a dog trainer provides an excellent opportunity to earn income while directly impacting the lives of companion dogs and their owners. Dog trainers and behavior professionals contribute to their communities by providing education, decreasing dog bites, decreasing relinquishments to shelters, and promoting community awareness of companion animal issues.

Unfortunately, anyone can call him or herself a dog trainer. There are no laws governing who can or cannot advertise themselves as a professional dog trainer. However, becoming a successful and respected professional canine educator takes commitment, diligence, knowledge, and hands-on experience.

What is the best way to acquire this knowledge and experience? In our search for qualified canine educators to join our team, we have found a real need for more programs to impart the knowledge, experience, and positive, humane training philosophies we demand at Stonebriar Dog Training.

To help provide that education for aspiring trainers in our community, we have developed the Stonebriar Dog Training Canine Educator Apprentice Program. This comprehensive, structured program combines the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience we feel truly prepares one for the demanding, yet exciting and rewarding world of dog obedience training and behavior modification consulting. Upon successful completion, the participant will be able to confidently instruct a variety of group classes from basic puppy and family dog manners to beginning dog sports. Additionally, the participant will be fully prepared to sit for the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers’ certification exam, the first national certification for dog trainers.

Contact us today to discuss your career goals and how we can help you achieve them!