DIAMOND IN THE RUFF DOG TRAINING
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 and solving problem behaviors

 * Dog and baby/toddler safety: Preparing your home and your             dog for a successful life with kids. 
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 * Help in choosing the right dog or pup for your household

 * Ideas for working with dogs with sight/hearing loss
 
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!
Clicker
"If peace is our goal, then our means must be peaceful."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
SCIENCE-BASED, FORCE-FREE TRAINING

HELPFUL RESOURCES

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

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

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 -- 
http://www.petprofessionalguild.com/Resources/Documents/A%20Call%20For%20Change%20US%20Letter.pdf

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 --

 http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2013/06/08/invisible-fences/


                                                                        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?
RATES

PRIVATE TRAINING AT YOUR HOME


**IN-HOME TRAINING IS AVAILABLE WITH COVID PROTECTIONS IN PLACE:  EVERYONE IN MASKS, MAINTAINING 6' DISTANCE, 
WORKING OUTSIDE WHEN WEATHER PERMITS. 



THE BASICS

Basic training for puppies/dogs  Teaching you to teach your dog.                                                                                                          
Walk 'n' Train:  An hour of exercise combined with manners training.                                                               
Puppy Socialization (age 9-20 wks):  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.                       
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$95/hr

3-hr package (to be completed within 2 months)    $ 260 (save $25)

6-hr package (to be completed within 3 months)   $ 535 (save $35)

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DAY TRAINING 

I do the initial intensive training while you are at work (or at home), 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  within 2-3 weeks, 
plus 1/2 hr transfer session at end of each week  
                
 $ 630 (save $35 and and a LOT of time)        

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SOLVING BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS 

Including separation anxiety,  jumping up, barking, safety around 
           children, reactivity to dogs or humans, resource guarding etc.                      

$ 105/hr

 3-hr package  (to be completed within 2 months)    $ 290 (save $25)

6-hr package  (to be completed within 3 months)       $ 595 (save $35)

 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/check-ins                       $ 15/half hour, $25/hour                            $ 18/25

  * Dog sitting at your home                      $ 65 per 24-hrs                                        $ 75
     (includes 1 1-hr walk and 2 shorter walks,
      feedings, plants, lights, mail, etc)

  *Cats/small pets/chickens (feeding, play)    $ 15 per 30-min visit                               $ 15 ​  
  
  *Sitting overnight only 9pm-8am            $ 35/night                                                $ 45 
     (includes feeding, short morning dog walk)
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REACTIVE DOG?

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

They're having a hard time.  

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OTHER SERVICES
Due to travel time required, I generally confine items listed below to 
the south end of Burlington.  But I do make exceptions!  Inquire!
I love looking out 
      the window!.