Greater Burlington, VT
Need help with training?
 Call 1-802-540-0219 or email diamonddogtraining@gmail.com

Committed to helping you and your dog enjoy life together.
     Private training at your home, including:

Basic manners for any age dog

* Puppy training and information

 * Solving problem behaviors--puppies or adults

 * Day Training: I train your dog at your home while you are
         at work and then train you to maintain the new skills.   

Clicker training--teach your dog anything----useful or just fun
         behaviors!  Can also be used to train other species--cats,
         goats, horses, chickens, rabbits, cows, guinea pigs, etc.

 * Help in choosing the right dog or pup for your household

Ideas for working with dogs with sight/hearing loss

* Preparing your home and your dog for safe interactions with         a new baby or a newly-mobile toddler.

In addition to training I also offer
 (in or near the south end of Burlington):

   * Dog walking/exercise
   * Exercise and basic manners training combo--walk 'n' train
   * Short-term house/pet sitting 
   * Brief check-ins on other species--pets or livestock
See below for rates

Diamond in the Ruff Services
How do I get her to click?
Will I grow up to be a terrier...
or a terror !?!  Training makes the difference!
I love running on the beach!
Can old dogs learn new tricks?  Absolutely!  And new, fun games, too!
"If peace is our goal, then our means must be peaceful."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Dog and Baby Support Hotline:  1-877-247-3407


Dominance and Dog Training -- http://www.apdt.com/petowners/choose/dominance.aspx

The "needs a heavy hand" myth -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGZnQlFevf0

Force Free Dog Training -- 

Say No to Shock Collars --http://www.hollysden.com/say_no_to_shock.htm

Ideal body condition and weight --http://www.dogforum.com/general-dog-discussion/dog-body-condition-scoring-29166/ 

Assoc. of Pet Dog Trainers-- Free webinars --http://apdt.com/education/webinars/free/

Underground fences: potential problems --

  (Pt. 1) http://www.alldogsgym.com/content/view/312

  (Pt. 2) http://www.alldogsgym.com/content/view/313


                                                                        OTHER SITES

Humane Society of Chittenden County -- http://www.chittendenhumane.org/

Report Animal Cruelty/Neglect --http://www.reportanimalcruelty.com/public/

Check out these sites for helpful info!
What's next?
We're ready!
I'm an ideal weight.  Does this collar make me look fat?
Please report animal cruelty or neglect!
We're counting on you!
How can I know what you want if you don't teach me?


An initial consult of 60-90 minutes is generally part the first training session. Unless your training needs involve only one or two simple behaviors, 
we recommend a multi-hour package.  

Basic training for puppies/dogs  Teaching you to teach your dog to be a polite companion.  See below for solving behavior problems.                                                                                  OR                                          

Walk 'n' Train:  An hour of exercise combined with basic manners training.                                                               OR

Puppy Socialization (age 8-20 wks):  It is critical that puppies have pleasant exposure to all kinds of people, animals, objects, and experiences while they are very young, ideally before the age of 4 mos. While you are at work, I will take your pup on fun field trips and help him/her form a happy, secure view of the world!  This is the best foundation for becoming a calm, friendly, well-adjusted adult dog.                       $85/hr

3-hr Pkg  (to be completed within 8 weeks)  (save $20)               $ 235


Day Training: 

I do the initial intensive training while you are at work, and then transfer the skills to you to maintain the newly-learned behaviors.  This is becoming the favorite package for busy people who 
just want a well-behaved companion.

6 hours of training  (3 1-hr sessions per week for 2 weeks), 
plus 1/2 hr transfer session at end of each week  
                      (save $20 and and a LOT of time)                       $ 575


Solving Behavior Problems: 

Incl. separation anxiety,  jumping up, barking, safety around children, reactivity to dogs or humans, resource guarding etc.                           $ 95/hr

 3-hr Pkg  (to be completed within 8 weeks) (save $25)              $ 260 


Depending on the type and severity of behaviors, day training (as above) may be appropriate for some these sessions. 

A minimum of 3 sessions is required for aggression/reactivity issues.

  Locations more than 10 miles away require additional travel fee--applies to all of the above.

                                                                                          South end of Burlington                                            Outside this area 

 * Dog walking/pet check-ins                 $ 15/half hour, $23/hour                            $ 18/25

  * Dog sitting at your home                      $ 55 per 24-hrs                                        $ 65

  *Cat/small pets                                         $ 15/ 30-min visit                                     $ 15 ​  
  *Sitting overnight only 9pm-8am             $ 30/night                                                $ 45 
     (includes feeding, short morning dog walk)


Understand that your dog is not trying to give you a hard time.  

They're having a hard time.