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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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How Much for Private Training

I was thinking about finding someone to assist me on starting some new training and I was curious about what to expect when I call around.

I adopted a 6 year old male who knows some basic commands, but I want to start working on making him real sharp. I was looking for someone to start me off...

I searched around the web and prices range...
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I pay $50/hr and make a lesson whenever I'm ready to move on to the next step. So it could be $100/month or it could be nothing for a couple of months depending on my schedule
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Around here, private training is considerably more than classes. In fact... not many of the trainers do much private training at all, aside from behavioral consultations. I think they run around $50 per session... with additional sessions being somewhere closer to $25 each.

Have you considered training classes? I really think they are more beneficial and fun. Your dog gets socialization and training. We have two training facilities around here. one charges $100 for a 10 week class and the other charges $60 for a 10 week class.

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I pay $50/hr and make a lesson whenever I'm ready to move on to the next step. So it could be $100/month or it could be nothing for a couple of months depending on my schedule
Same situation here. I consider this very reasonable, and we ALWAYS run over the scheduled time
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Around here it is about $100 for a 4-6 week group class or I just paid about $210 for a package of 3 private lessons.

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I just paid $450 for six sessions.

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It really depends on where you live. I'm sure Omaho prices are much less than SF Bay Area prices. Group lessons are going to be your most reasonable option - I've paid anywhere from $150 to $200 for a 6-7 week class.

We've also used a private trainer who charges $95 a session (sessions are around an hour and a half), but has packages as low as $700 for 10 sessions.

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Around here, private training is considerably more than classes. In fact... not many of the trainers do much private training at all, aside from behavioral consultations. I think they run around $50 per session... with additional sessions being somewhere closer to $25 each.

Have you considered training classes? I really think they are more beneficial and fun. Your dog gets socialization and training. We have two training facilities around here. one charges $100 for a 10 week class and the other charges $60 for a 10 week class.
Ditto this. My trainer charges $65/hr for private sessions I believe. Novice classes are $100 for 8 weeks, and advanced is $125 for a 1 year membership. Unless there's a specific issue you need to address I'd go with classes! Just make sure to find a good trainer who uses the methods you wish to work with.


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I pay $195 for each 9 wks session which is 1 hr per week. We are on our 15th week.

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Thanks for the tips... The local humane society has course for like $90 for 6 week sessions. I may try that out and see how it goes.

My main focus is to have to dog not try to escape from me. (As I posted in a different forum,) My female follows me everywhere especially outside off the leash. My male would take off if he were off the leash.

Would obedience and manners training help that?
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