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Freedom from the Doghouse provides in-home private training and behaviour modification sessions that allow you to train your dog at a time and place convenient to you and your family.

All training begins with a FREE no obligation telephone interview.  An in-depth 2 hour consultation will follow at your location along with a personalized lesson based on your telephone interview and consultation.  Once the initial visit is completed, an individualized plan will be developed keeping your personalized goals in mind.  Additional sessions will then be booked to help accomplish your training and behavioural goals.  All clients will have email and telephone support throughout the training sessions.

Training is not the same for every dog as each dog learns at a different pace and most dogs do not have identical behaviourial issues.  You, along with the trainer, decide what is best for your dog and family situation.  Sessions are not a series of “cookie cutter” lessons.  If your dog already knows how to sit and lie down, you do not waste time re-teaching these learned behaviours.  Follow-up sessions are usually made a week or so apart to allow for practice time with your dog and can be adjusted to suit your individual schedule.  Follow-up sessions last approximately 90-minutes and help to fine-tune your training needs.

In-home training is good for busy family schedules, business people, children, teenagers, the elderly, people who have anxiety and multiple dog homes.

Initial Visit

$100 consultation fee

Your first visit will be a session lasting approximately 2 hours where we will discuss training and behavioural issues that are of concern.  This will allow for a comprehensive program that will be tailored to you and your dog’s needs.  A lesson is also included in the consultation.

Following Visits

After your initial consultation the following fee structure can be used as a guideline.  Sessions are usually once a week in your home with follow-up phone calls, emails, and personalized detailed information sheets concerning you and your dog.  The sessions last for approximately 90-minutes at a rate of $80 per session.  Programs vary depending on the needs of the individual dog and their owners.  Multiple sessions may be purchased in advance as per below:

These fees do not include the initial $100 consultation fee
2 sessions – $160.00
3 sessions – $240

A 5% discount will be applied to 4 or more sessions

If there is more than one dog to be trained in the household an additional $50 charge will be applied to the second dog.  Additional charges for gas may be applied if you are outside the training area.

*Prices may change without notice

Puppy Manners and Pre-School – 4 weeks
These sessions are done in the privacy of your own home with one on one instruction.  These sessions are great for people who want obedience lessons but have a scheduling conflict or those individuals that require attention with specific areas of training or have a dog that does not work well in groups. This is for puppies that are 5 months of age or older.  It includes sorting out behavioural issues and also covers the basic commands:  Watch-Me, Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Leave it, Take it, Leash Work, Give and Gotcha.

Each session is approximately 1 1/2  hours in length for a total cost of $295.

If you have more than one dog additional charges may apply.

Manners for Real Life
This program is for dogs 5 months and older that already have completed a puppy manners course and are ready for more advanced training. An assessment of the dog’s and owner’s abilities is required by the trainer in order to be eligible for this course.

Each session is approximately 1 1/2  hours in length for a total cost of $315.

To set up an appointment contact Freedom from the Doghouse at