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    Default How many trainers?

    On average, how many have you taken your baby(ies) to a trainer/behaviorist for something?

    Currently we're just finishing puppy class at petsmart. Most of you know Chubbs has RG and I've somehow been able to record it. A petsmart employee who works about 45 minutes away has declared Chubbs a red zone case and wants to work with us. She would come to our home and the fee begins when she arrives. $100/hour. The style of training 'that is to be determined. *I will have to meet Chubbs and observe him to decide the best path to take.' The price kinda seems reasonable, especially since she's coming to us. Just in case she doesn't work out, I've applied to who people say is 'the best' local trainer. He offers a free first evaluation. According to his site, he has 15+ years experience with dogs deemed as dangerous.

    So, if you don't mind sharing or sending me a pm with a ballpark price of your trainers ie. $50-100, $100-200, less than x but more than y, etc. Just very curious what is reasonable. If not, perfectly understandable.

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    We've done one puppy class that was 700 plus it's required a private lesson first which was another 200.

    Then we had a trainer from the Andrea Arden. Bought the 3 lesson package for 425. Otherwise, it would of been 150 per hour after the initial consultation of 175.

    The person we're using now charged 1,500 for 12 lessons. But, it's a lifetime contract. Meaning he's there for current behavioral issues, and any future problems should they arise. Sounded good in theory, in practice though, no idea how it would work.
    I kinda regret doing it now.

    I would ask for two things (from the person from Petsmart)- what kind of training does she have, and references from her private clients.
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    I have used PetSmart in the past for training… we live out in the boonies. I found a great trainer actually thru FB, and for the puppy classes she charged us $120 for one hour classes lasting 6 weeks. She does offer private training, which I think I'm going to need to address some of Wally's issues… I'm just waiting till he turns a year old. I would say go on social media and get feedback from people that have used a trainer… Leah gets dogs from the shelter and trains them to be PTSD dogs for soldiers here in our area. She's been working w/dogs for over 20 years so she has a LOT of experience…

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    Well, without knowing how Chubbs is or what RG is, declaring a pup "red zone" sounds odd to me.
    We've been to puppy, obedient and different fun & games classes in one training center and the prices were maybe about 80 dollars per course, 5x1 hour. I may have to move to the states and become a trainer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    Well, without knowing how Chubbs is or what RG is, declaring a pup "red zone" sounds odd to me.
    We've been to puppy, obedient and different fun & games classes in one training center and the prices were maybe about 80 dollars per course, 5x1 hour. I may have to move to the states and become a trainer...
    Holy COW… if you do bring the boys and come to TN!!! Wally can be your first client… LOL

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    Wow the rates of trainers there are astounding! And here i am thinking 10 Euro per hour is expensive (11.55$)! Here you pay about 150-300 Euro (173-364 $)a month for obedience schools. And pay about 15-35 Euro (17-40$) per hour if you want a private trainer. There's even an obedience school here for 35 Euro a month and you can go as often as you need or want to. And 25 per visit if you don't want to pay the monthly rate. Training dogs there is a very lucrative business!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Holy COW… if you do bring the boys and come to TN!!! Wally can be your first client… LOL
    no no no!! NY first!! lol (Blue still has toy aggression that turned into bed aggression. But we nipped the bed aggression in the arse fast!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    Well, without knowing how Chubbs is or what RG is, declaring a pup "red zone" sounds odd to me.
    We've been to puppy, obedient and different fun & games classes in one training center and the prices were maybe about 80 dollars per course, 5x1 hour. I may have to move to the states and become a trainer...
    If you did, you'd make a ton of money here. Dog training seems to be a huge moneymaker for many people these days.
    Even dog walkers charge $20 for a half hour walk here. You see them out with 3 dogs at a time. I'm starting to consider it!
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    @nycbullymama what do you mean by bed aggression?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julzz9170 View Post
    @nycbullymama what do you mean by bed aggression?
    Our bullies are only allowed on the bed when we're on it (they sleep with us). Well Blue decided the bed was his and he would lay on it whenever he wanted. Trying to get him off lead to growling and nipping. He longer does it, and he knows what "down" means. But it's an ongoing battle with him. He loves to test us.


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    [QUOTE=binxrexchubbs;570250]On average, how many have you taken your baby(ies) to a trainer/behaviorist for something?

    Currently we're just finishing puppy class at petsmart. Most of you know Chubbs has RG


    What's RG?

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    @nycbullymama thanks..was just curious bc I've been having some behavior issues with my boys and the bed..they sleep with me also but there have been some jealousy issues over who is in what spot and they will start fighting in the bed..mostly my younger boy wants to be closer to me and will attack the older one for his spot..also about a week age he climbed up and peed on the bed for no reason when I was laying in bed with fatso..I was furious but he doesn't show aggression ever in any other way..he's very gentle

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