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Old 12-19-2012, 02:32 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I charge about 21 US for private home lessons.

For IPO I don't get charged, only friendship there. Not only I get my dog worked by my helper, I stay at his place for the weekend (on a sleeping bag, but still), my friends drive me to the tracking fields and we finish with a barbecue or something called "curanto". Last time I went I paid with fresh eggs from my chickens and a pot of my oregano.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:36 AM   #32 (permalink)
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For rescues (mine are from the shelter), my club charges $40 for 8 weeks of group classes, normal price is $80 for 8 weeks, then $50 for the following year. Classes are once a week for an hour. My dogs love going and seem to know when it's wednesday night.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I just signed up for a group 6 week course for $180 (basic obedience) and the lessons are 1:45-2 hours long. Is that good?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I just signed up for a group 6 week course for $180 (basic obedience) and the lessons are 1:45-2 hours long. Is that good?
Depends. How good is the trainer?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:56 PM   #35 (permalink)
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For schh clubs and classes:
One charges 25$ for group lesson and 35$ for private - usually minimal ob and bitework only. seldom tracking
Another club is 15$ nonmember drop in rate, 400$/year in club dues with 2 practices/week.
75$ for small group with very nice trainer for all three phases
30$ drop in rate for another club - all 3 phases

For AKC and agility/rally/ob:
65/hr
60/hr
50/hr

Costly sport
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Depends. How good is the trainer?
Dont know yet the course starts on the 10th of January.

Its at this place CLICK HERE
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:29 AM   #37 (permalink)
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If I wasn't getting my trainers license I would have to pay 175 euros so approx. 230 USD for nine, 60 minute group obedience classes. These classes are not only held at the facility, he also takes his students and hoomans out into busy situations; markets, fests, busy streets and you have one day of training in a restaurant. Dogs that need re-socializing or are scared attend separate 60 minute small (no more then 4 dogs) group classes at 35 euros. He charges 50 euros a lesson plus .70 euro cents per kilometer to meet you in your home or help you with a problem area; around horses, people in crowded places. For one-on-one training it is 40 euros.

Usually every weekend he teaches a seminar; first aid, learning body language, working with the dogs natural instincts which are 25 euros a seminar. The last Sunday of the month is reserved for wandertag or hiking day, this is my favorite time of the month. We meet up and drive to some woods or fields with good paths and let the dogs run off leash and just be dogs. There is no fee for wandertag unless you decided to go with the group out to dinner after the walk. We always start the walk off with a shot of schnapps and stop a few times along the route to drink some more. It is a great way to wear the dog out and for me to find new places to go walking with him.

I know so far I've read better prices and worse compared to this. I'm glad I am friends with the trainer and getting my trainers license so my classes are included in my payment for my license.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:11 PM   #38 (permalink)
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The trainer I use, and love, charges $45 for a twelve week program, meeting once a week, for basic obedience. $40 for advanced obedience, $35 for agility or tracking.
These have been her rates for the past 10 years. She's super knowledgeable, and a great lady. The last two dogs I've taken, she's not charged me, being such a "repeat" customer, as I am. In exchange for her kindness, I make a donation to her program. She works hard, I don't feel it's right for me not to pay.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #39 (permalink)
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For schh clubs and classes:
One charges 25$ for group lesson and 35$ for private - usually minimal ob and bitework only. seldom tracking
Another club is 15$ nonmember drop in rate, 400$/year in club dues with 2 practices/week.
75$ for small group with very nice trainer for all three phases
30$ drop in rate for another club - all 3 phases
I don't get the idea. It is a club, but you take "lessons" and pay for them?
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$50/hour is what I charged when I actually teach and pretty much what the normal rate seems to be in this area. $100/6 group classes is pretty normal in the area.

Our club dues is $300/year.
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