Services and Fees

Private Training | Board and Train | Mini Board and Train | Board and Brush-Up | Boarding | Reservations| Personal Protection

Private Training

The private training package has two options. With the first option the trainer will come to your home to work one on one with you and your dog. This allows you to learn how to work effectively with your dog in the comfort, privacy, and familiar surroundings of your home and immediate neighborhood. The second option requires you traveling to another location for training. This location is generally the trainer’s home, but may also include “outings” to nearby parks or shopping centers. You will receive the same quality one on one training, but at a reduced price. Private Training covers basic obedience and problem behaviors.
Currently offering in-home dog training visits in Temecula, Murrietta, Fallbrook, Rainbow, Vista, Oceanside, Escondido and the surrounding areas.

Due to the recent increase in gas prices, our fees for lessons have increased.

Private training options include:
In-Home – an additional fee may apply if travel time to your area exceeds 45 minutes one way
• Single Lesson – $175.00
• 4 Lesson Package – $600.00

Alternate Location – Fallbrook/de Luz area
• Single Lesson – $100.00
• 4 Lesson Package – $320.00

• Semi-Private Group Package – 3-5 dogs of current students only for the purpose of advancing training under distraction. Instructor approval required. ($60.00/session).

Lessons are generally 45 minutes in duration and include the hands-on training and discussion periods. All lessons must be prepaid. Puppies may start training as early as eight weeks. Lessons can be scheduled weekly, or once every other week. Lessons are scheduled Monday through Friday (mornings, afternoons, and evenings) and Saturday/Sundays (afternoon/evenings) by appointment.

Board and Train

Also called “canine boot camp” by some trainers, Board and Train is my most popular training program. Board and Train allows your dog to “live and breathe” the world of dog training. This in-depth educational opportunity involves your dog staying at the trainer’s home for 4 weeks and allows for multiple daily training sessions. This is a customized dog training program covering anything from crate training puppies, basic obedience, socialization, as well as problem behaviors such as aggression, fearfulness, anxiety, off leash training utilizing an e-collar, and more. Two lessons, one the day your dog goes home and one schedule up to two weeks later, are included at the conclusion of the program to teach the owner how to maintain the training. The owner provides the dog’s food for the board and train. If needed a high-quality kibble can be provided for an extra $4 per day. Price: $3500.00

There are three main categories for dogs accepted into Board and Train:

1) Foundation Training – The foundation training program is for puppies (8 weeks to 6 months), and is formulated to start your puppy off right. We teach your puppy to “learn how to learn”. Some foundation behaviors include:

• sit
• down
• look – eye contact
• wait – at the doorway, before eating, etc
• leash manners
• play development – appropriate vs. inappropriate biting
• crate training
• correct socialization – with humans and other dogs
• off – no jumping up
• place – go to a designated place and stay there
• drop it – releasing an item in their mouth
• and more !!

2) Basic Training – This option is for the well adjusted dog over the age of six months ready to further their education. Behaviors include:

• sit
• down
• come – coming when called
• look – eye contact
• wait – at the doorway, before eating, etc
• basic manners – greeting people at home and in public
• walking on a leash – heel
• crate training
• staying off furniture, kitchen counters, etc
• load up – getting into a vehicle
• off – no jumping up
• place – go to a designated place and stay there
• leave it – ignore a distraction
• drop it – release an item in their mouth
• and more !!

3) Behavior Modification – Here we work on basic obedience in conjunction with specific targeted behavioral issues. Issues include: anxiety, aggression towards dogs or humans, fearfulness, nuisance barking, and more. Depending on the severity of the issue, a longer board and train may be required. Contact us for more details and pricing.

Off leash training is done utilizing an electronic collar. If you are uncomfortable with e-collar training, all training will be done on leash.

Mini Board and Train

The mini board and train program is for those wishing to focus on a limited number of behaviors in a condensed two-week program. This is an on leash, basic obedience course that includes two weeks of board and train plus one follow up lesson. Examples of behaviors that can be worked on are listed above in the Board and Train section. Behavior Modification can also be done during the Mini Board and Train.

The price for MBT is $2500.00. If reservations allow, Mini Board and Train can be turned into a full 30 days of Board and Train for an additional $1000.00.

Board and Brush-Up

The Board and Brush-Up option is for previous clients who are looking for somewhere to board their dog for a short period of time (3-7 days) while their owners are on vacation. While staying on the Board and Brush-Up program, dogs will receive brush-up sessions on the training they have already received. To address new training needs or behavioral issues, please look into the Board and Train programs. $75.00/day.


Short- and long-term boarding is available. Cost starts at $55.00/day for 1 dog, with discounts for multiple dogs and longer stays.  Boarding costs include daily walks/play sessions. Owner provides the dog’s food. Food, a high-quality kibble, can be provided for an extra $4 per day. Pickup and delivery is available at an additional cost. Cost is based on mileage. Please inquire for more information and availability. Boarding includes daily exercise/play sessions but does not include training.  No contact boarding is also available upon request.

Personal Protection

We do NOT provide personal protection training to our clients. For personal protection training, we recommend our friends at North County Canine, in Pala CA.

Reservations and Payment

Reservations for board and train are generally booked two weeks to one month in advance (minimum), and a maximum of 3 dogs are accepted into the board and train program at any given time.

To reserve a spot please contact me at or (760) 215-0343 (call or text). A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to reserve your space. The balance due must be paid prior to the dogs first day of boarding/training. All Board and Train students are eligible for future “Board and Brush Up” stays, an option many owners choose to use when going on vacation. Board and Brush Up space is limited.

Dogs must be current on vaccines, Bordetella, DHLPP and Rabies, and flea and tick preventative.

Payment is acceptable in the form of cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, or credit card and due in full at the start of your dog’s training program. Now accepting credit card payments (Visa, MC, Discover, American Express) for your convenience (2.75% fee applies).

Cancellations and Rescheduling

Private Lessons
All scheduled private lessons must be cancelled or rescheduled a minimum of 48 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time. Late cancellations and “No-Shows” will be charged at the normal rate.
Repeated cancellations or rescheduling of individual lessons may result in a deposit being required before more lessons will be scheduled.
Lesson packages must be completed within 8-weeks, beginning on the date of the first scheduled lesson.
Rescheduling of lessons will depend on trainer availability.
Board and Train
If you cancel or need to reschedule the date of your Board and Train the following restrictions apply:
Deposits are non-refundable for any reason
When rescheduling more than 14 days prior to the start date the original deposit can be used to reserve a new space, however repeated cancellations/rescheduling will result in forfeiture of the original deposit, and a new deposit will be required to hold your space.
When rescheduling or cancelling less than 14 days prior to start date the original deposit is forfeited and a new deposit is required to reschedule.

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