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How to Fix 5 Deadly Dog Training Mistakes

  • How to use training mistakes to your advantage.
  • Know when to revise your plan and when to quit.
  • Get farther ahead when you do less instead of more.
 
 

Dog Training With Marilyn

Train In-Person or Online

Choose Private Lessons at Home or Meet Via the Internet.

Call for a free consultation: 865-748-7668

  • In-home lessons are available to clients in and around Knoxville, TN.
  • Internet Lessons use Zoom, an online meeting platform and have more flexibility in scheduling.
  • Lessons at your home are mostly indoors.  Lessons can also be set up in public locations for socialization or desensitization.
  • Weekly Lessons are 60 or 90 minutes.
  • To request a Complimentary Phone Consultation, message me here.
  • All training methods apply science-based positive behavior modification.
  • Internet lessons require a mic or a webcam with mic and are best on a desktop, laptop, or tablet.
  • Appointments are available for weekdays and weekends. I do my best to accommodate your busy schedule.
  • I will confirm each appointment within a day of the scheduled time by phone or by text message.  If I encounter any unforeseen delays, I will stay in touch via text.
  • Your appointment time will be reserved exclusively for you. Changes or cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.  You will be charged for last-minute cancellations.*
  • *Emergencies are treated with sensitivity.  Some things are beyond your control.  I get it.  Please, just let me know.

Training Program One: The Starter Program

Golden Retriever high five

The Starter Program is for a dog owner who wants to start at the beginning and learn the basics. It’s a great start for someone who wants help with just a few specific things. We’ll focus on selected training skills. It’s not a comprehensive course. For ideal results, follow up with another training program.

The lessons in this program teach you how dogs learn and how to get your dog to understand you and respond to you in the way you expect.  You’ll feel confident about your training ability when you master a few simple principles and see big changes in your dog!

Includes:

  • One 90-minute home visit
  • Three 60-minute weekly home visits
  • Optional 30-minute Internet meeting
  • One video review of your dog’s behavior
  • Phone support as needed
  • Guaranteed renewable at the same price unlimited times.
  • Lessons expire if they’re not used within three months

Price:  $325.  Cash or Check

 

Training Program Two: The Spotlight Program

Dog touching a person's hand

The Spotlight Program is specifically designed for dog owners who may have some previous experience with dogs and want guidance and support to solve one or more problems.  This program shines a spotlight on the problems you prioritize and uses the systems and methods that give the best results.  Your training features special attention to the impact of owner mindset, understanding the ways that dogs learn, and managing your dog’s responses to environmental influences.

 

Includes:

  • One 90-minute home visit
  • Five 60-minute weekly home visits
  • Optional 30-minute internet meeting
  • Two video reviews of your dog’s behavior
  • Phone support as needed
  • Guaranteed renewable at the same price unlimited times
  • Lessons expire if they’re not used within four months

Price:  $475.  Cash or Check

 

Training Program Three: The Star Program

Person hugging her dog

The Star Program is for dog owners with any level of experience who are committed to developing exceptional reliability with a proven dog training system. It’s ideal for anyone with a new puppy or a recently adopted rescue. This program is also designed for those who have a specific goal that requires some special training. The lessons challenge your dog to learn by solving problems. Lessons also challenge owners to master positive dog training strategies. You’ll discover how teaching with games enriches your bond with your dog by adding excitement and fun to every lesson.  When your dog is having fun, you can’t help but have fun, too!

 

Includes:

  • One 90-minute home visit
  • Seven 60-minute weekly or bi-weekly home visits
  • Optional 30-minute internet meeting
  • Three video reviews of your dog’s behavior
  • Phone support as needed
  • Guaranteed renewable at the same price unlimited times.
  • Lessons expire if not used within six months

Price:  $595.  Cash or Check

 

What You Can Do Next

1. Call to request a free consultation at 865-748-7668. 

Use my Contact form to request a complimentary phone consult.

2. Print and Complete the Client Information Form:

Copy this link and paste it in your browser to access the PDF:

file:///C:/Users/User/Documents/Client%20Information%20Dog%20Training.pdf

You can supply additional information about your pet if you wish:  Submit a Canine Behavior Profile.