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Training Offers

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Trainer Shannon offers in-home private training at $45/half hour or $80/hr plus any appropriate travel charge. To schedule an evaluation or over the phone consult to see if we can help, please call 207-655-6521.

Hello, Doggie! offers the following ACTING classes that when completed in succession, prepare you and your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification. All classes, other than workshops, run for 6 weeks. Any clients new to Hello, Doggie! must schedule an evaluation with Shannon to assure you and your dog are ready for a group class.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy (8wks – 1yr) $200

Acting for Beginners $200
Acting for the Stage $200

Acting for Film (Canine Good Citizen Test) $200
Tricks! $200
Loose-Leash Walking Workshop $125
Off-Leash Workshop $125

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board and train

     Hello, Doggie! offers Board and Train options to all current daycare and boarding clients.  We tailor our packages to meet you and your dog's specific needs. All packages INCLUDE 1 or 2 full hours of Private 1-on-1 sessions with you, Shannon, and your dog to go over all material worked on during their stay. A full log and report of your dog's training will be provided with each package.

Basic Board and Train Package:
This package includes daycare and boarding services in addition to the following training:
     -Come/Recall, Place, Sit, Stay, Down, Leash Manners/Heel
     -Up to 2 specific behaviors addressed (jumping on humans, mouthing/biting, crate training, resource guarding. etc.)
Training sessions are broken down into 3 sessions a day of 20 minutes per session.

2 WEEK $650 (1 hr Private after stay)
4 WEEK $1200 (2 hr Private after stay, two sessions)

We are able to add off-site training adventures (like visits to local department or pet stores, short hikes, or walks in safe neighborhoods), 45 minutes in length, for $50 per adventure.

Puppy Bootcamp Package:
This package is for dogs under 6 months of age. Our focus is proper socialization, housetraining, and basic manners. Much of our AKC STAR Puppy program (sit, down, heel, leash manners) is implemented during this bootcamp in addition to place, crate training, and 2 off-site adventures each week!
1 WEEK $375 (45 minute Private after session)

2 WEEK $700 (1 hr Private after session)


Behavior-Specific Board and Train Package:

For these stays, we are working on specific dog-to-dog or dog-to-human behaviors. This list can include leash reactivity, general reactivity, fear aggression, resource guarding, slow socialization for older or fearful dogs, protective behaviors, counter-conditioning, etc. These dogs will work on:

     -Recall/Come, Place, Sit, Down, Stay, Leash Manners/Heel

     -Crate Training if needed
     -This package has daily off-site adventures included

Dogs in this program will receive 105 minutes of training each day--45 minutes of an off-site adventure and 60 minutes of 1-on-1 training broken into 3 sessions per day.

Behavior-Specific packages include a minimum of 2 hours of private time with you, your dog, and Shannon after their stay. 

For dogs that are dog-social:

2 WEEK $800 (2 hrs of Private training, 2 sessions)

4 WEEK $1500 (4 hrs Private training, 4 sessions)

For dogs that are NOT dog-social/not daycare or boarding clients:
2 WEEK $950 (2 hrs of Private training, 2 sessions)
4 WEEK $1650 (4 hrs of Private training, 4 sessions)

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about the trainer

     Shannon Oliver received her CPDT-KA in September of 2021! This international certification can assure clients and their dogs that she is aptly educated in many different training theories and practices. Shannon is also a certified AKC Evaluator! Whether you and your dog are looking for help with basic manners, house training, or more complicated behaviors, she has seen and worked with it all! 
Between her eleven dogs and several fosters, in addition to the many dogs she trains with Hello, Doggie!, Shannon will have the experience, tools, and methods to help you and your dog communicate more effectively with one another and find a common ground.

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