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In-home Behavior Training

Private Training: When, What, Where
Pricing & Payment
Refund Policy
Scheduling
Commonly Asked Questions

Private Training: When, What, Where

When is In-Home Behavior Training Needed?
Private, in-home behavior training is needed to modify behaviors which are specific to your dog's environment or family members, and that require an in-depth look at the specific behaviors your dog is exhibiting. Examples of some of those behaviors include:

  • Housemate Aggression
  • Aggression at family members or guests
  • Aggression on walks (leash aggression)
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Resource Guarding
Other Good Uses for Private Sessions
  • Pre-puppy appointment
  • New dog introductions
  • Potty Training - We also offer PHONE HELP for Potty Training, click here for details!
  • House manners: door greetings, jumping, counter surfing
  • Children interactions
  • Cat and Dog harmony in the house
  • Training in the comfort of your home and schedule
What is In-Home Training Like?
With an in-home training session for behavior or obedience, we will take the time to fully understand your dog, personal situation, an environment to customize a training solution that works best for you and your dog. From the very first lesson, you will receive and practice training solutions that will make a difference.

Follow-up Training
You have the choice at the end of your first lesson to either work the training plan on your own, or buy a 4-hour package for follow-up training. Follow-up training enables us to make sure you are executing the training properly and skillfully, and allows us to make adjustments based on how your dog responds.

With a 4-hour package, we can also break down the training into smaller, more manageable pieces that build on one another to get the end result.

Where?
We will either come to your home or where the problem behavior occurs (like at a public walking area for leash aggression). We travel almost the entire Twin Cities metro area. Please see the Pricing & Payment section for more details!

Pricing & Payment

Training
Initial private training sessions typically take an hour and a half, but could be less or more. Cost is $85.00 per hour, or 4 hours for $310. The 4 hours of time is typically divided over 3 - 4 sessions, over 1 - 2 months. Payment is collected by your trainer at the end of your first session.

Booking Fee - Training Deposit (NOT AN ADDITIONAL FEE)
There is a $50 booking fee paid to schedule your session, and 100% of that payment goes directly towards your total cost of in-home training. For example, if your session is 1.5 hours long with an $8 travel fee your total would be $135.50, but after applying the booking fee, you would only owe $85.50 at the end of your initial session. The $50 booking fee is a commitment to the training session, and is applied towards the total cost, it is not an additional fee for training.

Travel
There is a modest fuel surcharge of $8.00 for each visit. For locations over 15 miles from the nearest Canine Coach location, add $1 each way for every mile in excess of 15 miles. For locations over 20 miles from the nearest Canine Coach location, we do require a prepayment of 1 hour plus travel fee.

Refund Policy

No-shows and cancellations within 48 hours will not be refunded their $50 booking fee. Prior to 48 hours from your scheduled session, the $50 booking fee is refundable. No refunds are available on the 4-hour package. The package value expires after 4 months.

Scheduling In-Home Training


Scheduling your FIRST Session
If you are just getting started: If you've already picked a session with the office:
1. Click here to complete our information form.
2. Complete the payment step on the final page of the form for the booking fee.
3. Contact us (call/email) to pick a date/time for your session.*
4. We'll send a confirmation email for the date/time you selected for in-home training.
5. Your trainer will connect with you 2-3 days before your session to discuss goals, ask questions, let you know how to prepare for their arrival, etc.
1. Click here to complete our information form.
2. Complete the payment step on the final page of the form for the booking fee.
3. We'll send a confirmation email for the date/time you selected for in-home training.
5. Your trainer will connect with you 2-3 days before your session to discuss goals, ask questions, let you know how to prepare for their arrival, etc.
Scheduling a Follow Up Session
If you DO NOT have a package: If you DO have a package:
1. Click here to pay the booking fee.
2. Contact us (call/email) to pick a date/time for your session.*
3. We'll send a confirmation email shortly after you select your follow up session.
1. Contact us (call/email) to pick a date/time for your session.
2. We'll send a confirmation email shortly after you select your follow up session.
*If we don't hear from you within a day, we'll follow up with an email listing some date/time options to select for your session.

Office Phone: 612-202-4732  
Office Email: office@thek9coach.com  

Our In-Home Behavior Trainers:


Blair, St. Paul & East Metro
Aggressive Behavior Specialist
Lauren, Mpls & South Metro
Aggressive Behavior Specialist
Jordan, Minneapolis & St. Paul
Aggressive Behavior Specialist
Courtney, North & West Metro
Aggressive Behavior Specialist
Jenny, Mpls, West & South Metro
Aggressive Behavior Specialist
Sadie, Mpls & West Metro
Aggressive Behavior Specialist
Michele, Minneapolis
Aggressive Behavior Specialist
Jake, Mpls & St Louis Park
Aggressive Behavior Specialist

Commonly Asked Questions

Q: How do I pay at the end of my session?

A: We accept all credit cards, cash and checks at the training session.

Q: Do I have to purchase the 4 Hour Package right away?

A: No, you can decide at the end of your first session.

Q: How do I know how many sessions I need?

A: Many issues require only one session to teach you the tools necessary to correct the behavior. You can decide if you need additional sessions with the help of your trainer at the end of your first session.

Q: When are you available?

A: Trainers are available for in-home training afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Q: If I buy a 4 hour package but donít use all of it, can I apply the remaining credit toward a class?

A: No. Money spent on private training is non-transferable.

Q: If I have two dogs, does the rate change?

A: No, the rate will be the same.

Q: Why do you require a prepaid Booking Fee?

A: A prepaid Booking Fee helps prevent no-shows and last minute cancellations, which we have experienced before.

Q: Why do you require a larger prepayment for locations over 20 miles away?

A: Generally the travel time for these appointments can range from 45 mintues to over an hour, and take up a larger portion of the trainer's day. A no-show would result in the trainer loosing half their income for the day, and the larger prepayment ensures the trainer's time can be paid for in the event of a no-show or last minute cancellation.